dexter http://wemu.org en Winter Isn't Over Yet, Spring Flooding Possible http://wemu.org/post/winter-isnt-over-yet-spring-flooding-possible <div>&nbsp; &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Another round of winter weather is expected to drop 3 to 7 inches of snow on southern Michigan, including the Washtenaw County area. &nbsp;This could lead to Ann Arbor breaking the annual snowfall record.</div><div> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:04:24 +0000 Patrick Campion 42638 at http://wemu.org Winter Isn't Over Yet, Spring Flooding Possible MDOT Grants to Help Make Dexter More Walkable http://wemu.org/post/mdot-grants-help-make-dexter-more-walkable <p>Grants from the Michigan Department of Transportation will help improve the "walkability" of the Dexter area.&nbsp;</p><p>A partnership including the village, Dexter Community Schools and the Chelsea-area Wellness Foundation is receiving about $225,000 to help close gaps in the community's sidewalks.&nbsp;</p><p>Village Manager Donna Dettling says there are good routes from most sub-divisions to Dexter Schools, but a few problem areas were identified in developing the safe routes to school planning document.&nbsp; Dettling says they hope to finalize designs and identify a contractor this winter, so construction on sidewalks and other projects can begin in the spring.&nbsp; She says the community is thrilled with the M-DOT funding and the planning work done through a great collaboration gave Dexter an enormous benefit.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:46:14 +0000 Andrew Cluley 37645 at http://wemu.org MDOT Grants to Help Make Dexter More Walkable Dexter Moves Closer to Becoming a City http://wemu.org/post/dexter-moves-closer-becoming-city <p>Residents in the Village of Dexter have voted to continue on the path to becoming a city. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on the vote in Tuesday's election.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 12:33:06 +0000 Andrew Cluley 29088 at http://wemu.org Dexter Moves Closer to Becoming a City Ahead of Tomorrow's Election, the Village of Dexter Looks Inward http://wemu.org/post/ahead-tomorrows-election-village-dexter-looks-inward <p></p><p>Supporters and opponents of the Village of Dexter continue to discuss the possibility of becoming a city. Both sides share a love for Dexter, but they are unsure of what becoming a city will mean for them individually, or as a community.</p><p>Ultimately, voters are asked to decide if they want to find out what proposals the City Council Commission would make, or if they definitely want to remain a village and end the process now. Hear the full story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 06 May 2013 16:46:58 +0000 Andrew Cluley 28991 at http://wemu.org Ahead of Tomorrow's Election, the Village of Dexter Looks Inward Dexter Marks 1 Year Anniversary Of Tornado http://wemu.org/post/dexter-marks-1-year-anniversary-tornado <p>It's been exactly one year since an F-3 tornado tore through the Village of Dexter, damaging some 400 homes, with 36 of those homes suffering major damage.</p><p>Dexter Village Assistant Manager Courtney Nichols says there 's still some repair work going on, specifically at the car wash and the laundromat.&nbsp; She says most of the homes have been repaired or re-built.&nbsp;</p><p>Nichols says it was very fortunate that the financial cost to the village was only $45,000, which mainly went to cover clean-up and tree removal service.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:13:19 +0000 Bob Eccles 26830 at http://wemu.org Dexter Marks 1 Year Anniversary Of Tornado Dexter Tornado Recovery Fundraiser: A Year Later http://wemu.org/post/dexter-tornado-recovery-fundraiser-year-later <p>A Dexter couple whose home was destroyed by last year's tornado is helping to host a run to raise money for those who helped in the recovery effort.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.jazzrunning.com"><strong>JazzRunning.com:</strong></a></p><blockquote><p>On March 15, 2012 Dexter was hit by an F3 Tornado. Immediately after the tornado the community and surrounding communities came together to put the pieces back together. All proceeds from this run will began to pay back those organizations that supported our community.</p></blockquote> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:35:44 +0000 Andrew Cluley 26748 at http://wemu.org Dexter Tornado Recovery Fundraiser: A Year Later Parks and Creeks http://wemu.org/post/parks-and-creeks <p>This week David talks to&nbsp; Allison Bishop, the Village of Dexter <span class="st">Community Development Manager about Mill Creek Park. </span>After three years of hard work, Dexter&#39;s Mill Creek Park is set to open soon.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:05:30 +0000 David Fair 16700 at http://wemu.org Parks and Creeks