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September 5, 2017

School starts Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Please be prepared for increased vehicle, bus and pedestrian traffic in and around the City. School hours are as follows:

Creekside/High School - 8:00 a.m. to 2:51 p.m. (11:25 a.m. on half days)
All other schools - 8:15 a.m. to 3:06 p.m. (11:40 a.m. on half days)    

August 28, 2017

The following is an advisory message from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office:

Advisory: Child Luring Incident Near You

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is working in conjunction with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, as well as Hamburg Township Police Department, regarding three separate attempted child luring incidents which have occurred since Saturday, August 26, 2017.

The Washtenaw County incident occurred in the area of Orchard Street and Portage Lake Avenue in Dexter Township on the evening of August 27, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m. A nine year old was riding his bicycle when the driver of a white cargo style van exited the vehicle and told the child to get into the van. At this time, a second individual exited the van from the front passenger door but did not make any statements to the child. The child fled on his bicycle and immediately reported the incident to his mother.

In all three incidents the suspects targeted white male children between the ages of 4 to 12 years of age. The driver of the suspect vehicle is described as a white male, approximately 20 YOA, no facial hair, thin build, black sweatshirt, grey sweatpants, and unknown color of hair. No physical description available of the suspect in the passenger seat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Thomas Sinks at 734-973-4874, or the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office confidential tip line at 734-973-7711, or Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAKUP (1-800-773-2587).

August 23, 2017

The City of Dexter has been notified by a resident that he received a call from a scammer claiming to be selling insurance. The scammer is imitating the City of Dexter's phone number (734-426-8303), causing Caller ID devices to incorrectly identify that the call is coming from the City. If you receive a call like this and are not sure whether the call is actually coming from the City of Dexter, do not provide any personal information, end the call, and call 734-426-8303 to verify that the call is legitimately coming from the City. 
The City of Dexter will never attempt to sell you something over the phone, nor will the City demand any personal information, credit card numbers, or bank routing numbers. All utility bill and tax payments may be mailed to the City of Dexter (8140 Main St.), submitted online (, dropped off in-person at the City of Dexter Offices (8123 Main St., 2nd Floor) or placed into the drop box at 8140 Main (near the entrance to the Sheriff's Substation).

August 23, 2017

Yellowbook phone books will be distributed in Dexter during the month of November. If you would like to opt out of receiving a book please visit Old books can be recycled.

August 21, 2017

The City's contractor M & M will be re-applying pavement markings on roadways throughout the City over the next several weeks. This Sunday they will start work on the centerlines of the major streets. Please proceed with caution in the areas where crews are working.

August 8, 2017

The Washtenaw County Road Commission is scheduled to chip seal Island Lake Road from Wylie to Dexter Pinckney on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. This work is weather dependent. 

July 21, 2017

Since the road was closed on June 12, the contractor has removed the old bridge, installed cofferdams (steel sheeting enclosure to keep water out of the work area), excavated soil for the foundations and started to install foundation piling.  The contractor plans to finish the foundation piling on Thursday, July 20 for the east foundation and pour a concrete pad inside the cofferdam enclosure, which will provide workers with a solid surface to build the concrete foundations.

The pedestrian bridge remains open next to the roadway, but the existing crosswalk across Shield Rd is closed during construction.  Pedestrians can follow the path delineated adjacent to Shield Rd to gain access to the Dexter High School.  Please remember this is a construction work zone and only authorized personnel are permitted in the work zone for safety reasons.

July 11, 2017

The City of Dexter has received grant funding from the State of Michigan to create an asset management plan for the storm water and sanitary sewer systems. The first project that will be completed is mapping all utility structures (water, sewer and storm water) throughout the City. The project will be completed by Ritter GIS. As part of this work, field crews will be entering rear yard areas, where necessary, to locate catch basins and manhole covers within public utility easements. Representatives from Ritter GIS will begin working in the City on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. 

July 7, 2017

In an effort to protect our aquifers, conserve water resources, and control our peak hour water demand, the City of Dexter is continuing to enforce outdoor watering restrictions. Due to the dry conditions, water usage has increased significantly. Typical daily usage in the winter is between 250,000 and 350,000 gallons of water per day; this week usage has reached over 900,000 gallons. Optimal summer usage for the water system is around 700,000 gallons per day. If you are watering more than usual on your odd/even day, please make sure to read your water meter (or irrigation meter) before and after a few cycles so that you are aware of how much water is being used and are not surprised by the water bill you receive.
Outdoor water usage is restricted to odd/even days. Residents and businesses with odd numbered addresses (ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) may do outdoor watering only on odd numbered dates. Likewise, those with even numbered addresses (2, 4, 6, 8, 0) may do outdoor watering only on even numbered dates. In addition, outdoor watering is prohibited between 6 am and 10 am. A simple adjustment of the start time of your irrigation system control can achieve this.
Thank you for your cooperation as we work to protect and conserve our water resources. The City Utility Department will be distributing reminder door hangers on homes that are not following the restrictions.

July 7, 2017

Work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 to reconstruct Hudson Street between Forest and Baker. During the construction, Hudson will be closed to thru traffic from Baker to Ann Arbor Street. Forest and Grand will also be closed at the Hudson intersection.