Around Town: Wylie students show their support; Central Street Project Restoration rescheduled

Show of Unity

Students from Wylie Elementary asked for and received a Resolution of Support from City Council for residents to show their community spirit by tying ribbons around the trees in front of their house, including those in the right-of-way. The Wylie students have created the following recommendations for the display: the ribbon should not harm any animals or plants, community members are responsible for taking the ribbon down and disposing of it properly, and ribbons should be taken down by Friday, June 12th, the last day of school.

Bulk Item Collection

Waste Management will be resuming bulk item pick up on Monday, May 4, 2020. Residents may resume placing one bulk item at the curb on the first Monday of the month. Our annual spring clean up day has been postponed. The new date will be announced when it is set.

Outdoor Warning Siren Test

Washtenaw County’s 87 warning sirens (including those in the City of Dexter) will be tested at Noon on the first Saturday of every month from March through October. If there is a threat of severe weather on the day of a test, it will be cancelled.

Central Street Project Restoration

Due to the weather, the remaining restoration work, including a spot asphalt repair, for the 2019 Central Street project has been rescheduled for the week of May 4.

Mandatory Outdoor Watering Restrictions

In an effort to protect our aquifers, conserve water resources, and control our peak hour water demand, the City of Dexter will be continuing the water restrictions that have been in place for several years.

Outdoor watering is prohibited between 6 am and 10 am and is also 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. A simple adjustment of the start time of your irrigation system control can achieve this.

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 utility bill you receive.

Thank you for your cooperation as we work to protect and conserve our water resources.

Fats, Oils and Grease

Fats, oils and grease (FOG) create problems for the wastewater system. When they are rinsed down the drain (even when using a garbage disposal), they build up and harden, causing sewer pipes to clog. Please help prevent sewer back ups by collecting FOG and placing it into the trash, including wiping down pots and pans to remove FOG before they are hand-washed or put into the dishwasher. Food and food scraps should be placed into the trash when possible.

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