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Dexter City Council Meeting on Monday, October 11 at 7p in person (3515 Broad Street) and via Zoom (see details below).

As always, there are two opportunities for non-arranged public participation: one near the beginning of the meeting and one near the end of the meeting. See the agenda for details.

Council will discuss and/or consider (i.e., take action on) the following (with clarifying excerpts from the packet):

Verizon Wireless Small Cell Wireless Facilities Permit Application at Alpine St. (Michelle Aniol, Community Development Manager)

  • Council is scheduled to consider the above referenced application for the installation of new small cell equipment on a new 40-foot Verizon pole, located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Alpine Street and Main Street.
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Verizon Wireless Small Cell Wireless Facilities Permit Application at Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd. (Michelle Aniol, Community Development Manager)

  • Council is scheduled to consider the above referenced application for the co-location of new small cell equipment on a replacement AT&T pole, located in front of 7444 Dexter-Ann Arbor Road (Lat: 42.33214 Long: -83.87918). The existing AT&T pole is less than 40-feet tall. In order to accommodate Verizon’s small cell equipment, AT&T must install a replacement pole. However, the installation of that replacement pole requires the submittal of a separate Small Cell Wireless Facilities Permit Application, by AT&T.

Proposal from OHM Advisors for Construction Engineering Services for the 3rd Street and Broad Street Reconstruction Project for an Amount not to Exceed $142,600 (Justin Breyer, City Manager and City Clerk)

  • The City was awarded Federal Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) funding for the Third St. and Broad St. Reconstruction project. During the July 12, 2021 meeting, City Council approved MDOT contract 21-5282 for this project, allowing for acceptance of the TIP grant dollars and for the bid to be awarded. Through the MDOT bid letting process, the project was awarded to All Star Excavating for $734,911.94. Subtracting the TIP award dollars, the City’s portion of the project is approximately $200,000.
  • OHM Advisors, the City’s engineering firm, is currently coordinating with the contractor and MDOT to schedule a pre-construction meeting for this project The mobilization and road construction portion of this work is anticipated to begin in July 2022 (next fiscal year).
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Fire Station Guiding Principles (Justin Breyer, City Manager/City Clerk)

  • During budget work sessions earlier in 2021, City Council discussed the concept of approaching the Fire Station discussion through the development of a set of guiding principles that would help frame the “nuts and bolts” discussion. To help with this discussion, staff outlined a potential timeline for when conversations could be held (Potential Topics Discussed List that is included in the City Manager’s Report) and prepared a binder of information related to prior discussions held, and prior research compiled, related to the Fire Station.
  • Development of a set of Guiding Principles is a common practice by community leaders, elected officials, and organizations. Based on the conversations held earlier in 2021, it is staff’s understanding that when City Council refers to developing Guiding Principles, City Council is looking to engage in what is essentially a visioning process, which could involve the following:
  • 1) Developing a framework or process for how the conversation will be held.
  • 2) Developing an understanding as to how each member is approaching the Fire Station conversation (their background on the topic, expectations, and information needed).
  • 3) Identifying City Council’s values as a body related to the topic
  • 4) Shaping those values into more concrete Principles and ultimately the body’s vision

Winter 2021-22 Social District and Outdoor Seating (Michelle Aniol, Community Development Manager)

  • On September 27th, Council began its discussion of whether to continue and possibly expand the Downtown Dexter Social District. A copy of staff’s report is include with this report. Continuation of the Social District operation has been an option Council has held in reserve, to be initiated on an as needed basis. With the use of on-street public parking spaces for outdoor service operations expiring on November 30th, Council must consider whether 1) the district will be open this winter and 2) will it be expanded to include The Fillmore.

City Council Rule #17 -- Filling Council Vacancy (Justin Breyer, City Manager and City Clerk)

  • During the September 27th, 2021 meeting, City Council adopted amendments to City Council Rules #1 - #16. As part of the motion adopting these changes, Council also indicated that there was a desire to have a conversation specifically dedicated to City Council Rule #17 -- Filling Vacancy on Council.

Meeting Agenda: https://www.dextermi.gov/City_Council/2021/Agendas/2021-10-11-CC-A.pdf

Meeting Packet: https://www.dextermi.gov/City_Council/2021/Packets/2021-10-11-CC-P.pdf

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City Hall
3515 Broad Street, Suite 200
Dexter, MI 48130
United States

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