Wednesday, January 2, 2013
From business to school news, here's what we're thinking ahead to in 2013.
A lot happened in 2012 — but that year is over. A lot is on deck for the Dexter community in 2013, as well. Here are the top five things we're looking forward to this year: 1. Dexter Cityhood Vote: Residents within the proposed boundaries of what would be the City of Dexter will vote on whether to proceed with the cityhood process in May. If voters approve, the process continues, and a charter commission will be elected to write a city charter. 2. Opening of the Dexter Wellness Center: The Dexter Wellness Center is scheduled to open in the summer of 2013. The 48,000 square foot facility will feature a pool, saunas, gymnasium, strength and aerobic equipment, classroom space and other amenities. 3. Dexter Community Schools Superintendent: …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Dexter Village residents will decide whether or not to proceed with the cityhood process on May 7.
The question of whether the Village of Dexter should proceed with its application to become a home rule city will go before voters on May 7, 2013. According to the Washtenaw County Clerk's Office, registered voters in Scio Township Precinct 1 and Webster Township Precincts 1 and 2 can participate in the special election. Village President Shawn Keough said its not clear why the county decided to schedule the election for May rather than February. "It is what it is. Frankly I'm a little disappointed that they chose the later date. I don't necessarily feel that they had a very good reason for choosing the later month," he said. Currently, Dexter's cityhood ballot proposal is the only issue on the May ballot. If no county or state proposals …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Citizens should make an informed decision on Dexter's cityhood when it comes time to vote.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Most of you are aware the Dexter Village Council has been working since 2006 to incoporate the village into a city. The process has gotten to the point where it really should happen, and you, the citizens of Dexter, need to become involved if you haven't already. Some say Dexter has stood still while other communities around us have progressed. Others say that is the very reason Dexter is such a nice place to live. Do we write a new charter giving a small group of people power to change the rules and trust that they will do what is best for the citizens? It will take control of taxation from Scio and Webster townships and put it into the hands of the village council. They say they would not create a city income tax, for instance, but a new…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Public comments can be submitted to the state Boundary Commission through Feb. 16.
The process for the village of Dexter's proposed cityhood moved one step closer Tuesday following a public hearing with the Michigan Boundary Commission. More than two dozen residents attended the meeting at the Dexter District Library but provided only minor verbal feedback to the commission. Libby Biel, who was a member of the village's city study committee in 2006, affirmed her support for Dexter's petition. "We will be masters of our own destiny," Biel said. "For that reason, I support the village's petition." Ray Biel agreed. "It's high time that Dexter become responsible for our own actions," he said. If the boundary is approved, Dexter, which currently includes parts of Scio and Webster townships, would become its own home-rule city…