City of Dexter City Council Meeting


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…and thanks for your interest in the City of Dexter and its City Council. Since my election to office in November 2020, I have distributed annotated meeting agendas (see below) prior to each Council meeting. These newsletters are my personal effort to make it as quick and easy as possible for interested parties to know what Council will be discussing and considering at each meeting. For the most part, descriptions of agenda items come straight from the meeting packet. Following each meeting (and when video links are available), I share links to the video recordings of the discussion of each agenda item. Past meeting agendas, packets, minutes, and video links (when available) can be found here: https://dextermi.gov/government/cc.php.

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Dexter City Council Meeting

Monday, March 28, 2022 @ 7 p.m.

3515 Broad Street, Dexter, MI 48130 and via Zoom

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Meeting Agenda: https://files.dextermi.gov/City_Council/2022/Agendas/2022-03-28-CC-A.pdf

Meeting Packet: https://files.dextermi.gov/City_Council/2022/Packets/2022-03-28-CC-P.pdf

Millennium Place Final Site Plan (7956 and 7960 Grand Street): https://files.dextermi.gov/City_Council/2022/Packets/Revisedfsp.millenniumplace.pdf

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 review (1) minutes of its most recent meeting and work sessions and (2) the upcoming meeting list. We will also hear various updates from staff, including the City Manager and the Mayor (note that corresponding written reports are included in the meeting packet).

Following the presentation and any discussion of these reports, Council will consider the following items as part of the Consent Agenda. Unless Council votes to do otherwise, these items are voted on as a single bundle without Council discussion.

  • Bills & Payroll in the amount of: $429,653.00
  • Dexter United Methodist Church Road Closure Permit Request for Central St. for April 16, 2022
    • A road closure permit request has been submitted by the Dexter United Methodist Church for their event "Face to Face with the Easter Story." The event is proposed to be held on April 16th, 2022, between 1:00pm and 3:00pm at Monument Park.
    • The road closure would be for Central Street between 11:00am to 4:00pm for animal unloading/loading as well as various animal vehicles.
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  • Dexter-Ann Arbor Run Road Closure Permit Request for June 5, 2022
    • A road closure permit request has been submitted by the Ann Arbor Track Club for the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run. The event is proposed to be held on June 5, 2022, starting at 8:30am at Creekside Intermediate School.
    • The race is proposed to travel:
    • Baker Rd. at Creekside Intermediate School → Shield Rd. → Parker Rd. → Dexter-Chelsea Rd. →Dexter-Pinckney Rd. → Huron River Dr. → Zeeb Rd.
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  • DPW Trailer Purchase from BNM Trailer Sales in an Amount not to Exceed $6,309.00
    • The Dexter Department of Public Works has gathered three quotes for the purchase of a new flatbed trailer, which will be predominantly used to move lawn mowers. The three quotes were as followed:
  • BNM Trailer Sales, Inc. - $6,309.00
  • Big Tex Trailers - $6,898.50
  • Beck’s Trailer Store - $8,106.00
  • This purchase was included in the FY 21-22 Budget.

Council will discuss or consider (i.e., take action on) the following new business:

  • Awarding Additional Stormwater Work on Second Street to Concord Excavating in an Amount not to Exceed $40,000 (Justin Breyer, City Manager and City Clerk; Dan Schlaff, Public Utilities Superintendent; and Tim Stewart, Assistant Public Utilities Superintendent)
    • The project as previously designed/proposed would have the Second Street stormwater management system outlet near the car wash. Due to the slope of Second Street, this has the potential to flood the car wash parking lot. The proposed solution to this issue is to add stormwater pipe to connect to the existing system along Central St.
    • Existing plans also identified that existing stormwater ditches on the south/west side of the road would remain. During pre-construction conversations, staff came to realize that the ditches between Central and Dover are proposed to become steeper in order to accommodate the stormwater flow rate. Utilities staff is concerned that the stormwater ditch slopes will cause issues for residents who need to mow these areas. The proposed solution to this issue is to install stormwater pipe and fill in the ditches with soil/seed.
  • Transfer of Property to Downtown Development Authority (Michelle Aniol, Community Development Manager)
    • 8077 and 8087 Forest Street – On May 9, 2011 the City Council authorized the purchase of property located at 8077 Forest (Parcel ID 08-08-06-280-024), at a cost of $56,500, and then on August 8, 2011, the City Council authorized the purchase of property located at 8087 Forest (Parcel ID 08-08-06-280-025), at a cost of $85,000. Those property purchases were made on behalf of the Dexter Downtown Development Authority (DDA), for the purpose of facilitating a future mixed-use redevelopment project in conjunction with the 3045 Broad Street Redevelopment Project and with the understanding that the DDA would pay back the City. A final payment from the DDA to the City was made in FY 2020-2021 such that the repayment amount totaled $164,000.00, which included the purchase price of both properties ($141,500.00), plus the costs associated with demolition and administration ($22,500.00).
    • As a result of the recent voter-approved Charter amendment, the City is not able to transfer the property to the DDA without a vote of the residents of the City. (my words: My understanding is that the DDA’s likely eventual sale of the same property would not require voter approval. Any sale of DDA property is not subject to the recent voter-approved Charter amendment regarding sales of public property.)
    • During its Feb 17th meeting, the DDA discussed the following draft ballot proposal, which it would recommend for Council consideration, at a future meeting:
      • Shall the City Council be authorized to transfer the following properties, consisting of 0.45 acres, which City Council purchased on behalf of the Dexter Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and for which the Dexter Downtown Development Authority has reimbursed the city for all costs associated with said purchase, to the Dexter Downtown Development Authority:
        • 8077 Forest (Parcel ID 08-08-06-280-024)
        • 8087 Forest (Parcel ID 08-08-06-280-025)
      • 8090 Grand Street - The property located at 8090 Grand Street has been included in the 3045 Broad Street Redevelopment Project Area. The property is not owned by the DDA. It is owned by the City. City/County records show the Village of Dexter acquired the 8090 Grand Street property from the Washtenaw County Treasurer and Foreclosing Governmental Unit for Washtenaw County, through foreclosure, in the amount of $15,021.00 on September 9, 2002. The City incurred an additional $13,800.00 in demolition expenses, for a total expenditure of $28,821.00.
    • In the event the DDA decides it would like to purchase the 8090 Grand Street property, the DDA would like to know if the City would be interested in selling the property to the DDA, understanding that any such sale would be subject to an affirmative vote of City residents?
  • Polling Location Change for Precincts #1 and #3 to 3515 Broad St. (Justin Breyer, City Manager and City Clerk Joshua Tanghe, Assistant to the City Manager)
    • Per State law, the Election Commission is responsible for establishing the boundaries of voting precincts while the community’s elected body is responsible for establishing polling locations. With the addition of 3515 Broad Street and the upcoming building improvements, staff recommends transferring the location of precincts 1 & 3 from the Dexter Senior Center (7714) Ann Arbor Street) to the new City Hall at 3515 Broad Street.
    • While the last day to make changes to polling locations for the August Primary is June 3, 2022, with the Census and redrawn federal/state/county representative boundaries, the City will be required to mail new voter i.d. cards to residents in April. A change in polling location may be incorporated into that mailing. Staff is planning to participate in the County-coordinated bulk voter i.d. card mailing program in order to save cost via economy of scale.
      This change would not impact precinct boundaries. If approved, staff will work to publicize the change via the website, e-mail update, Facebook, and an upcoming newsletter article, along with the voter i.d. card mailer.
  • Millennium Place PUD Final Site Plan and Development Agreement (Michelle Aniol, Community Development Manager)
    • On August 1, 2021 the Planning Commission considered an Application for Planned Unit Development (PUD) and Final Site Plan, for a 3-story, 23-unit urban residential condominium development, targeted to active adults and working professionals, on properties located at 7956 & 7960 Grand Street.
    • Per the PUD application, the following benefits will be achieved by the development Millennium Place:
      • Achievement of Master Plan Goals and Objectives
      • Improved streetscape along Grand Street
      • Additional parking along Grand Street
      • Improved access to sanitary sewer
      • Increased tax base
      • Facilitates additional redevelopment
      • Improves surrounding property values
      • Increase in population for more economic stability for Dexter businesses
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3515 Broad Street
Dexter, MI 48130
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