Around Town: Hydrant flushing; Sewer Maintenance; More

Hydrant Flushing

Starting Wednesday, September 30, 2020 City Utility Department staff will be flushing hydrants throughout the City. The schedule for week one (approximately five to eight business days) of the flushing is as follows:

Industrial Park, Walkabout Creek, and Dexter Crossing

As crews flush hydrants there may be some discoloration of the water. Residents who experience “rust colored” water should simply run the cold water tap for a few minutes to clear the household pipes.  The rust coloring is caused by a natural buildup of minerals in the water system, which are stirred up in the water pipes when fire hydrants are first turned on.  If possible, try to avoid washing white clothes during this time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Utility Department at 734-426-4572 during the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm. Thank you for your cooperation during this effort to maintain the quality of your water system.

Sewer System Preventative Maintenance

The City will be performing preventative maintenance on the sewer system in Westridge, Cedars of Dexter, Alpine St and Main St starting the week of October 12, 2020. The sewer mains will be cleaned with a vactor truck, which puts high pressure water through the main. This is part of our ongoing effort to clean all 22 miles of sewer in the City on a seven year cycle.

If you have any questions about the work, please contact the Utility Department at 734-426-4572.

Monument Park Storytelling Event

The Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee will be hosting a virtual storytelling event on Saturday, October 17th at 6:00 pm via Zoom. The Committee is accepting submissions for presentations of stories, poems, favorite memories, and inter-generational interviews.

View the Call for Submissions at – to learn more.

To sign-up to present, please complete the Google Form at:

Bulk Item Trash Pick-Up

Waste Management collects one bulk item per month on the first Monday of the month. The next opportunity will be Monday, October 5, 2020. The City will also have a Fall Clean Up Day on Monday, October 19, 2020. Guidelines for that pick up can be found in the Waste Management flyer –

Public Hearing Notice

The following is a public hearing notice for the City of Dexter:

City Council will hold the following Public Hearing on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm via the online meeting platform Zoom (log in/dial in information below).

The purpose of this public hearing is to receive comment on a draft ordinance to establish standards of conduct for all elected and appointed City officials regarding conflicts of interest so as to enhance public confidence in the government of the City of Dexter, to avoid unethical conduct by City officials, and to avoid the appearance of impropriety by City officials.

A copy of the public hearing notice and draft ordinance can be accessed at –  (click on 2020)

Join Zoom Meeting:
Dial In: 888-788-0099 or 877-853-5247 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 999 1374 7055#

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