Around Town: Main Street RR viaduct; Parks & Rec meeting; Fall Clean Up

Temporary Closure of Main Street Railroad Viaduct

The Main Street Railroad Viaduct will be closed on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 4 am to 6 am so that the sewer line that runs underneath it can be cleaned.

Parks & Recreation Public Input Meeting

The Parks and Recreation Commission is working on an update to the City’s 5-Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan. As an additional way to encourage public participation in light of COVID-19, the Commission will host an online public input meeting the evening of Tuesday, October 13, 2020 beginning at 6:00 pm. To view a copy of the current plan visit – https://www.dextermi.gov/government/boards_and_commissions/pr.php.

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Meeting ID: 917 4371 4617#


Fall Clean Up


The City provides expanded collection of trash, appliances, and other bulky items on the third Monday of May and October each year. The fall clean up will occur on Monday, October 19, 2020. The following additional guidelines apply: 1) All loose material must be contained. 2) Appliances and bulky items are limited to what two people can safely lift. For more information view the Waste Management flyer at – https://www.dextermi.gov/Departments_Services/Trash_Recycling/8-1-19_WMFlyer.pdf

Virtual Storytelling Event Postponed

The Dexter Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee’s virtual storytelling event celebrating Monument Park has been postponed to late Winter-early Spring 2021. Additional information on this event will be provided at a later date. If you have stories and memories of Dexter that you would like to share, you still can submit them through the following online form:https://forms.gle/xfmaU2rnTTynnKF16

Hydrant Flushing

Continuing the week of October 12, 2020 City Utility Department staff will be flushing hydrants throughout the City. The schedule for week three of the flushing is as follows:

Original Village Neighborhoods and the Huron Farms/Orchard River Hills area (Monday thru Wednesday)

Cedars of Dexter and Westridge (Thursday and Friday)

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.

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