Dexter Township

Open Space and Land Preservation Committee

The Dexter Township Open Space and Land Preservation Committee meets on the first Thursday of the month at 8 pm at Dexter Township Town Hall. Members of the public are encouraged to participate.

The Committee was formed in April 2021. Its purpose to explore strategies for preserving farmland and open space, to engage the community, and to reach out to farmers with information and options for land preservation. This is a one-year, exploratory committee that will give way to an Open Space and Land Preservation Board as defined by Dexter Township’s Purchase of Development Rights ordinance.

Specific Committee objectives include:

Acting as a conduit between Dexter Township residents and the Board of Trustees regarding community needs and expectations related to land preservation
Advising the Township Board on land preservation policies and programs
Exploring land preservation funding options
Focusing especially on farm families to engage these landowners in the committee, and, if they are interested in preserving their farmland, conveying information about their options and alternatives
Supporting special projects and collaborations between landowners and available land preservation programs

Committee Members

Laura Sanders – Co-Chair and Board of Trustees liaison

Michelle Stamboullelis – Co-Chair and Board of Trustees liaison

Ginny Leikam
Kathy Bradbury
Dianne Monier
Dale Lesser
Mark Teicher

Committee Consultants

Barry Lonik


Agendas and Minutes