June 9, 2016
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Details regarding service and collection days will be released next week 
Trash service in the City of Novi will be changing on July 1 for all residents who receive curbside pick-up and do not have a current contract with a trash provider.

On May 23, City Council approved a contract with Waste Management to serve as the sole solid waste hauler for the collection. The $159 annual cost and collected as a fee on the winter and summer tax bills (half on each) includes solid waste, recycling, yard waste and bulk item services.

The City is working with Waste Management to develop the route map and collection days for those residents who will be making the switch on July 1. When the program is fully implemented, 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.

During the initial phase, residents will be asked to use their current carts, which will eventually be replaced with new Waste Management carts when the roll out is complete.

A mailing with program details will be sent to all residents impacted by this change, and more information about the new trash collection process will be released in the coming weeks at cityofnovi.org. We ask that you please forward this email to friends and neighbors who might not receive I am Novi e-news.
Celebrate with Maryanne Cornelius on June 15 from 5-8pm
Join us on June 15 from 5-8pm at the Suburban Collection Showplace as we celebrate the retirement of Novi City Clerk Maryanne Cornelius.

Maryanne, who has been with the City for 16 years and was named Clerk of the Year in 2001 by the Michigan Association Municipal Clerks, left a lasting mark and was held in high regard by her peers, staff, friends and community for her leadership, expertise, and commitment to excellence.

Cost to attend the party is $10 and includes appetizers and a gift. Even if you can only make it for a short period, Maryanne would love to see you. Tickets can be purchased online at maryanne2016.eventbrite.com.
Project is expected to be complete by mid-July
The main entrance to the Novi Public Library will be closed for about a month starting on June 20 for a widening project.

Traffic flow into and out of the library has become an issue, and the wider entrance with the addition of a left turn lane onto 10 Mile Road is expected to improve traffic flow.

During the construction, patrons will enter the library parking lot via Wildcat Drive and exit the parking lot using 10 Mile Road. At no point will the library be closed because of the construction.

The improved entrance is expected to reopen on July 15.
Free family events at Fuerst Park from June to mid-August
If you are still making your plans for summer you need add another one to the list. The Sizzling Summer Art Series at Fuerst Park offers great, family-friendly programs at an even better price - free.

Wonderful Wednesdays is catered to the little ones, with programs taking place at 10:30am from June 22 through mid-August. The first entertainer is juggler Crazy Craig, and other programs include magicians, music, and more.

Family Fun Fridays is something the whole family can enjoy, with activities starting at 8pm and the movies beginning at dusk. Come check out Minions on June 24, The Incredibles on July 15 and Inside Out on August 19.

Fuerst Park is located at the corner of Ten Mile and Taft roads. In the case of inclement weather, Wednesday performances will be held inside the Novi Public Library and Friday performances inside the Novi Civic Center.

For more information or to check out the schedule, visit cityofnovi.org.