From the notes of moderator John Hansen:
It was one of the most beautiful days of the year and we had to struggle a bit to fill up our agenda. Locally we have lots of construction – roads, schools, condominiums – but a general lack of things to get all excited about. But we tried anyway….
Observers reported that our long awaited Mexican restaurant appears fully furnished and ready to go. I learned the term ‘come soon’ while visiting Jamaica years ago. It means not now but not never either. So tacos ‘come soon’.
Kent Martinez-Kratz gave his stump speech. Kent is running for re-election to his position as commissioner of county district one. He is opposed in the Democrat primary by Jason Maciejewski. The winner will run against Republican Rod Anderson in November.
We have long been following the issue of the taxability of the Wellness Center (our host). The Michigan Supreme Court refused to hear the recent appeal which means that the Wellness Center will not have to pay property taxes but there seems to be a window of further appeal so I guess it is not over yet.
In the infomercial department we were reminded that the City will be holding another public meeting regarding the redevelopment of the DAPCO/Broad Street property. The developers will be presenting their proposed plan based on the input from previous meetings. The meeting will be on Tuesday, July 10 at 5:30 PM at the Dexter District Library.
We are all putting up with the closure of Baker Road while the roundabouts are being constructed. For some it is an inconvenience but for first time attender Larry Stalker it is a real challenge – he lives between the two roundabouts so he can’t come or go without police permission. (Larry did say that the road commission folks have gone out of their way to make him happy.)
The next meeting of the Dexter Forum will be on Saturday, July 21 at 8:30 AM at the Dexter Wellness Center at 2810 Baker Road.
The Dexter Forum is supported by the Dexter Wellness Coalition as part of the 5 Healthy Towns initiative to “help connect with others in healthy ways”. The purpose of the Forum is to create an opportunity for interested women and men to gather to discuss important issues facing our community. All are welcome on a drop-in basis. The group meets on the first and third Saturdays of the month.
The Forum is co-moderated by Karl Fink and John Hansen.