The “Dexter Art Gardens” is an annual outdoor artwork exhibition sponsored by the Dexter Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee and the City of Dexter. Three (3) temporary outdoor artworks will be juried and placed on temporary display along with the City’s permanent collection for one (1) year: June 2018 – May 2019. The selected pieces will be installed on concrete pads in highly trafficked locations throughout Dexter. For more information or to submit an application, please visit the City of Dexter’s Call for Entries platform, CaFE at: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5196. Submitting an application via the CaFE site is free. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2018.
Dexter Community Schools will be conducting traffic and pedestrian counts at the crosswalk located at Kensington and Ann Arbor Street. These counts will be done the week of March 12th using cameras which are placed on existing poles at the intersection.
Dan Hoey Road will be closed starting Friday, March 9, 2018 after the morning rush hour so that concrete can be poured and cured on the roadway over the recently replaced stormwater pipe. The road will be re-opened by rush hour on Monday morning.
As with last week's closure, access to Walkabout Creek, the Dexter Community Schools Bus Loop, Cornerstone Elementary School and the Industrial Park will be maintained from Baker Road. Access to DAPCO and Mill Creek Middle will be maintained from Dexter Ann Arbor Road.
A map showing the location of the closure and the open school access points can be viewed by clicking here.
As part of the 2017 Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival, the City of Dexter's Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee hosted a Youth Coloring Contest. Dexter area children were challenged to use their creativity to color pictures of iconic locations and monuments in the Dexter-area. A panel of judges reviewed the submissions and selected the 7 best pictures. The winning pieces were turned into banners, which have been hung on poles along Main Street in downtown Dexter. We would like to congratulate the coloring contest winners: Sasha Jones, Stevie Cattell, Natalie Harrell, Isabel Martinez, Kate Jacquot, Grace Byron, and Reagan Cattell. We would also like to thank the contest judges, Sandy Hansen, James Lippens, and Tom Rosenbaum.
Starting next week, trees will be removed in the area of Baker and Shield and Baker and Dan Hoey in preparation for the roundabout project. Property owners in the impacted area have been notified. The roundabout project is a cooperative public improvement project between the City of Dexter and the Washtenaw County Road Commission. The project is being implemented using funding from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) and is aimed at improving the safety at these intersections. The City will continue to provide construction updates on this project as it moves forward.
Residents interested in having a tree planted in their lawn extension can participate in our 2018 Tree Planting Program. Please complete and return the form by February 23, 2018. Participation in the program is $150 per tree. The form can be accessed at http://dextermi.gov/sites/dextermi.gov/files/client_files/trees/2018/2018_Residential_Tree_Program.pdf
The ice rink in Monument Park is closed for the season.
Property taxes are due on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Payments must be received at the City Office by 5 pm, postmarks are not accepted.
To ensure receipt by Thursday at 5 pm payments can be dropped off to the City Office (8123 Main) between 9 am and 5 pm or placed into the drop box near the door to the Sheriff's Office (8140 Main). A 3% penalty will be applied to payments received from February 16th to February 28th. After March 1, 2018 all real property tax payments must be made directly to Washtenaw County. Tax information can be found at -https://www.accessmygov.com/?uid=386
February 9, 2018 Update
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work through this snow storm.
DPW crews have been out since early Friday morning plowing the snow. They will be working throughout Friday evening and early Saturday morning to widen the roadways and clear the cul-de-sacs, downtown parking areas, and pedestrian paths.
Due to the predicted continuation of snow showers throughout the weekend, staff will be continuing to monitor the snow fall to determine the most appropriate times to remove additional accumulation.
Please avoid parking in the street whenever possible so that the roads can be cleared and remove trash/recycle containers from the right-of-way as soon as possible.
The City is committed to keeping downtown sidewalks, stairs and boardwalks cleared of ice and snow in a timely manner, however they can still be slippery. Please use caution when using these amenities in the winter months.
February 8, 2018 Update
A winter storm watch has been issued for Washtenaw County through late Friday night with total possible snowfall accumulations of 5-9 inches. Reduced visibility and poor driving conditions are expected Thursday night through Friday evening.
In preparation for the impending inclement weather, please remove all cars from the street as soon as possible, especially overnight.
Residents: Please clear your sidewalk of snow and ice within 48 hours of snow cessation. A drive around the City today resulted in the issuance of reminder letters to 85 property owners who have not shoveled the snow from the snowfall earlier this week.
Business owners: Please clear your sidewalks within 4 hours of snow cessation or by the start of your business day.
Please shovel the snow onto your property. It is against City Ordinance to shovel the snow into the street or onto a neighbor's property.
We also request that you please help the fire department by making sure that fire hydrants around your home or business are cleared of snow, accessible and visible from the street as soon as possible after a snow storm. Every second counts in an emergency situation.
The DPW will be doing a final round of loose leaf pick-up the week of January 22nd. Any leaves to be collected must be out to the curb by Friday morning (January 26) at 7 am. Compost bag collection will not start again until the first Friday in April. If you have a leaf pile to be picked up, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.