Friday, January 25, 2013
The village's DPW crews have been salting and plowing village streets since snow began falling on Friday morning.
Friday, January 25
The village of Dexter's Department of Public Works crew has been working since 7 a.m. Friday on salting and plowing village streets and downtown sidewalks. Major streets have been plowed. Intersections and major streets have been salted. The crews will soon be finished plowing local streets. Downtown sidewalks have been plowed and salted. Sidewalks and boardwalks in and around village parks have been plowed. Residents can assist the crews in completing their work by moving vehicles off the streets and out of public parking areas, when possible. Please be reminded that although the village is committed to keeping downtown sidewalks, stairs and boardwalks cleared of ice and snow in a timely manner, they can still be slippery. Remember to …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Sidewalk construction on Hudson Street and storm water improvement on Forest Street have been slated for the upcoming year.
Plans to add sidewalks along Hudson Street in the village of Dexter took a big step forward on Monday. The Dexter Village Council voted to approve the rehabilitation of Hudson Street from the Cottonwood Condos to Second Street. The project is expected to cost roughly $102,334 and will include crushing and shaping the roadway, and installing sidewalks on Second Street from Hudson to Inverness streets. The project will be paid for with monies in the village's street fund. According to information provided by the village council, the "crush and shape" method of street rehabilitation occurs by pulverizing the existing pavement, then shaping the resulting base material, followed by asphalt paving. This technique is generally used in locations …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Temperatures in the low 20s allow outdoor skating rink at Monument Park to open for public use during the winter months.
Dust off your ice skates and get ready to channel your inner Michelle Kwan or Brian Boitano: The free Dexter ice rink in Monument Park is open for the season. Thanks to a string of days with temperatures in the low 20s, the village was able to open the rink on Jan. 2. Last year the rink was closed for the entire winter, except for one week in January, due to milder temperatures. The rink is open Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The rink will be resurfaced daily between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., when necessary, or as soon as weather permits. Village Manager Donna Dettling said in a previous interview, that the skating rink generates more foot traffic downtown to benefit local businesses…
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: …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Dexter Village President Shawn Keough reflects on events that took place in the past year.
When I was first asked to reflect back on 2012, it was hard not to focus on one date: March 15, 2012. In Dexter, that date needs no introduction or explanation. Few will forget the devastation that occurred that evening as a tornado wrecked its way through the Dexter area. In a true miracle, no lives were lost and many will remember and talk about the community spirit, the togetherness and the positive energy that followed perhaps more than the event itself. 2012 was the year Dexter was front page news on CNN and every other news outlet across our nation. As I think back, 2012 was very unique in a lot of ways, perhaps most notably the weather. January and February led off with very little snowfall. March brought the tornado, but …
Here's a look at the top 10 stories that got read the most on Dexter Patch.
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- Daniel Lai
Monday, December 31, 2012
It's been a busy year for news here in Dexter. We had businesses opening, students launching bully campaigns, and a tornado that impacted the entire village. Needless to say, we at Patch were interested in what our most read stories were this past year. We went through and compiled our top 10 stories for 2012. Is it what you expected? What do you think was the biggest story in Dexter this year? Let us know in the comments. 1. Warning System, Emergency Responders Prevented Calamity in Dexter 2. Mill Creek Middle School Student Inspires Classmates Through Posts on Lockers 3. Huron Farms Residents Come Together After Dexter Tornado 4. Bicyclist Killed in Accident Near North Territorial and Dexter-Pinckney Road in Dexter Township 5. Dexter's …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Residents should clear sidewalks of snow and ice within 48 hours of snow cessation.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Dexter Village officials are reminding residents to clear sidewalks of snow and ice within 48 hours of snow cessation. According to the village's sidewalk ordinance, business owners should also clear sidewalks within four hours of snow cessation or by the start of the business day. Residents should also make sure that fire hydrants around their home or business are cleared of snow, accessible and visible from the street as soon as possible after a snow storm to help the fire department. For questions, contact the Village of Dexter offices at http://www.villageofdexter.org/.
Friday, December 28, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
On Dec. 19, at approximately midnight, an unknown individual threw a rock through the passenger's side window of a vehicle parked in the 8000 block of Oak Ridge Court in Webster Township, according to a police report. According to police, no items were removed from the vehicle. Sgt. Keith Flores said deputies believe that the suspect was spooked, due to lights going on in the house in front of which the car was parked, and fled the scene prior to stealing anything from the vehicle. Larceny Deputies with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office are investigating a report of a vehicle larceny that took place on Dec. 17 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. According to police records, an unknown individual broke the passenger side window of a vehicle …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Fees for recycling and trash pick-up will not increase in 2013.
The village of Dexter has renewed its contract with Waste Management for refuse and recycle services through 2016. According to information provided by the village, residents will not see a change in service or an increase in fees for the first year. The Dexter Village Council approved the contract renewal on Monday, with a 1 percent fee increase in 2014, and a 2 percent increase in 2016. Currently residents pay $13.39 a month for weekly trash, recycling, and yard waste pickup. That number will increase to $13.52 on March 1, 2014, and $13.79 on March 1, 2016. Recycling pickup will continue every week, and residents will have the option to use a larger container for free. "As in the case in every community we service, the village can rest …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Oxford Development Inc. expects to have 50 percent of the shopping center on Dexter-Ann Arbor Road leased in the near future.
Big plans for the development of the Dexter Crossing shopping center could be coming soon following the approval of the property owner's area plan on Monday. The Dexter Village Council approved Oxford Development's request to amend its area plan of the 70,000 square foot property in a 6 to 1 vote. According to information provided by the council, Oxford is planning to add a new 15,500 square foot single-story retail building and 30 additional parking spaces at the southeast corner of the shopping center near Dexter-Ann Arbor and Dan Hoey roads. A portion of the existing parking lot and landscape islands will be reconfigured to accommodate the proposed building. "We really put a lot of effort into our buildings because we know that …