Around Town: Yard Waste Collection; Hydrant Flushing; City Ordinance Reminders; more

Yard Waste and Bulk Item Collection

Yard waste collection by Waste Management will start on Monday, April 5, 2021.

Waste Management will collect one bulk item set at the curb on the first Monday of each month (April 5th).

A Spring Clean-Up will be held on Monday, May 17th (third Monday in May) to allow for expanded collection of bulk items.

Hydrant Flushing

Starting the week of April 5th, City Utility Department staff will be flushing hydrants throughout the City. The schedule for week one of the flushing is as follows:

Industrial Park and Walkabout Creek

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.

Zoning Ordinance Sub-Committee

On April 5th at 5:00pm the Zoning Ordinance Sub-Committee will meet to discuss the content and types of regulations for zoning districts and the use of Form-Based Codes. Zoning districts are specific areas where particular rules apply in terms of where buildings can be located and what can happen there. For instance, the Downtown is zoned Central Business District (CBD) with rules for taller buildings and allowances for stores, restaurants and offices. For more information on Form-Base Codes or to keep up-to-date on the status of the Zoning Ordinance Update, please see the Sub-Committee’s page on the City’s website at

City Ordinance Reminders – Updated

Did you know…
Dog waste must be collected and disposed of in a trash can. The City has provided trash receptacles and dog waste disposal units throughout town. Dog waste is not suitable for recycle, compost or storm drains. Not collecting dog waste or intentionally throwing it into a City storm drain is an ordinance violation. (City Ordinance Sec. 10-37)Trash cans, recyclables, and compost bags should be placed out at the street no earlier than 5 pm on Sunday. All materials must be out at the curb no later than 7 am Monday morning. (City Ordinance Sec. 38-74)

Riding a bicycle on the sidewalks downtown is not permitted. Bicycle riders should walk their bike on the sidewalk in the downtown area. This is especially important to avoid collisions right in front of entrances to our downtown businesses. (City Ordinance Section 54-133)

The Planning Commission will hold the following Public Hearings on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. via the Zoom online meeting platform:Join Zoom Meeting:
Dial In: 877-853-5247 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 679 370 9480#

Text Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance – Self-Storage

Public hearing to consider proposed text amendments to the City of Dexter Zoning Ordinance to establish self-storage facilities as a special land use in the I-1 District subject to the recommended conditions, and to establish off-street parking requirements.

Special Land Use Review of a Self-Storage Facility
Public hearing to consider a special land use application, submitted by Derek Warren, for a self-storage facility, located at 7850 Second Street.

Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) FY 2021-2026
Public hearing to consider updates to the CIP FY2021-2026.

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