May 26, 2016
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CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY IN NOVI
Memorial Day Run starts at 8am & Parade at 10am with service to follow
Grab your running shoes and your Red,White and Blue and join in the Novi Memorial Day festivities by participating in the annual run/walk, parade and memorial service on Monday, May 30

The day starts at 8am with the Novi Memorial Day 5K and 10K runs and the mile fun run at 9am. You can register online or on race day.

Following the races, all residents, businesses, civic organizations, scout troops and families are encouraged to march in the parade to honor the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces. 

The parade starts at 10am and runs along Ten Mile beginning at Karim Boulevard. A Memorial Service at the Novi Civic Center will be held once the parade concludes.

If you want to participate in the parade or are a veteran, register online at cityofnovi.org. Veterans can either walk in the parade or ride on the Veterans Float. They also will be treated to a special luncheon after the event.

For more information or questions, call 248.347.0414.
CITY-WIDE TRASH COLLECTION UPDATE
New trash collection program to start around July 1
The Novi City Council recently approved a contract with Waste Management to serve as the sole solid waste hauler for the collection of solid waste, recycling, yard waste and bulk item services.

All homeowners who currently receive curbside pick-up will be impacted by this change. Residents will be provided a 64-gallon recycling cart and a 96-gallon trash cart. They also may use trash bags or their own trash container no larger than 35 gallons in size and no more than 60 pounds.

More information about the new trash collection process will be released in the coming weeks at cityofnovi.org

The City anticipates starting contracted services around July 1.
SERVICE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Residents can now communicate with City via text message
Communicating with the City of Novi just got even easier as the City has recently created a phone number to accept text message requests for service.

Residents need to simply snap a photo of their issue, let the City know where it is and text it to 248.278.7611. They should then receive a message notifying them that their matter is being investigated and an update will be provided when available.

Please note, the phone number can only be used for text messaging. Those who call the number will hear a busy signal. Also this number is not to be used for emergencies. If you have an emergency, call 911.

If you do not want to text your request to the City, you also can submit a request at cityofnovi.org.
HELP SPRUCE UP THE NOVI CEMETERY
9-11am on Saturday, June 4 at the Novi Road Cemetery
There's one last chance for residents and business get involved in Novi C.A.R.E.S. Days and make a difference in the parks and community.

Cemetery Clean-Up, which takes place from 9-11am on June 4 at the Novi Road Cemetery, is a great way to honor our deceased soldiers by trimming shrubs and trees, pulling weeds and planting flowers.

The historic cemetery got its name in 1873, and many veterans are buried there including those who served in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War and WWI and WWII.

Volunteers are asked to park in the parking lots on the east side of Novi Road and walk across the street to the cemetery. If you are unable to make this event but still want to give back, there are opportunities to become a "park partner." Park partners could donate money, donate resources like shovels, gloves or flowers, or donate their time to clean a trail, a section of a park or help with planting.

All volunteers will receive a T-shirt. For more information about these events or to become a park partner, call 248.567.0316.