Around Town: Snow removal reminders; Trash pickup update; Call for artists; More

Snow Removal Reminders

In preparation for the impending inclement weather, please remove all cars from the street overnight tonight.

Residents: Please clear your sidewalk of snow and ice within 48 hours of snow cessation.

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.

Office Closure

City Offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Trash Collection

Garbage/recycle collection will NOT be delayed and will occur on Monday, January 20, 2020.

Bagged Yard Waste Pick-Up

The final opportunity for bagged compost pick up (weather permitting) is Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Bagged leaves should be put out to the curb by 7 am.

No bagged yard waste will be collected in February or March. Waste Management will resume bagged yard waste pick up on Monday, April 6, 2020.

Road Closure – Dexter Ice Fest

Central Street from Main to Fifth will be closed on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 7 am to 7 pm for the Dexter Ice Fest. Event hours are 11 am to 5 pm in Monument Park. To view the event flyer visit –

Call for Artists – 2020 Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival

Calling all artists!

Registration is now OPEN for the 2020 Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival. Artists utilizing a wide-variety of mediums are encouraged to register to participate. Space is limited for both professional and emerging artists. Register soon to ensure your spot at This year’s Festival will run from Monday, August 17 – Saturday, August 22, 2020. Additional information is available on the Paint Dexter website at:

Please note the following important dates:

  1. Professional artists must register by May 15th.
  2. Emerging artists must register by July 1st.
  3. The festival and painting begins August 17th.

Real ID Compliant Documents

The Secretary of State’s Office has asked communities to assist in alerting the public about Real ID-compliant documents. Beginning October 1, 2020, residents will need to present a REAL ID-compliant document to fly in the U.S. and enter certain federal facilities under federal law. Residents can learn more about obtaining a REAL-ID compliant Driver’s License or State ID at Valid U.S. passports and DHS Trusted Traveler Cards may also be REAL ID compliant. Questions should be directed to local Secretary of State branch offices.

2020-21 Dexter Art Gardens Temporary Sculpture Display Call for Entries

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 2020 – May 2021. The selected pieces will be installed on concrete pads in highly trafficked locations throughout Dexter. Applications may be submitted via e-mail, hard-copy, or the online Call for Entries platform, CaFE at: . Submitting an application via the CaFE site is free. The deadline for submissions is February 27, 2020. Additional information, including the application form, may be found on the City’s website at:

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