July 21, 2016
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NOVI POLICE THANKFUL FOR SUPPORT 
Generosity from residents has profound impact on officers
The Novi Police Department's vision statement reads: "Partners With Our Community." It's a simple four-word message, but resonates so much louder now in light of the recent tragedies that have taken place all over the world.

Our officers take a great deal of pride in engaging our residents and work hard to enhance public trust. So imagine their response over the last few weeks when numerous community members wrote letters, dropped off food and called to thank them for their service.

That support does does not go unnoticed and means a great deal to the men and women who serve our City. During such tough times, these simple acts of kindness go a long way.

From Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police David Molloy and the entire Novi Police Department, "Thank You!"
BECOME A STUDENT OF OUR NOVI 
Ambassador Academy runs September 6-October 25
The City of Novi is looking for engaged residents who want to learn more about the inner workings of local government and get a greater understanding of how Novi works for its citizens.

Through the Novi Ambassador Academy, residents will get a behind the scenes look at how Novi operates and engage in the collaborative City governing process.

The eight-week course allows residents to become "students" and hear from staff, tour facilities and get hands-on experiences. Classes are presented weekly at various Novi locations, and a graduation reception is included at the close of the academy.

The next Academy is scheduled for September 6 through October 25. All classes are held in the evening. For more information, call 248.735.5628. Registration forms are available online at cityofnovi.org and the Academy is limited to the first 20 participants.
OUTDOOR FESTIVAL COMES TO MAIN ST.
Vibe on Main features music, food, beverage tent, mini bazaar
Downtown Novi will come alive on August 13 when Novi's newest outdoor festival - Vibe on Main - revs into gear.

The event, presented by Vibe Credit Union, runs from 2-11pm and features live
music, a beverage tent, food vendors and mini bazaar. Main Street will be closed to traffic, with the stage set up at the Main/Potomac intersection.

There is no cost to attend the festival, but admission to the beverage tent is $5. Adults and those under age 21 will receive different color wristbands.

Five bands will be performing throughout the day, starting at 4pm, and several Novi restaurants will be on hand serving food. Festival organizers also are looking for artists and merchants who want to be part of the mini bazaar. Those interested should send examples of their work to info@2stonesevents.com

For more information, including the music acts, visit VibeOnMain.com.
BE PREPARED FOR UPCOMING ELECTION
Polls open from 7am-8pm on Tuesday, August 2
The Tuesday, August 2 primary election is fast approaching.

The lone Novi proposal on the ballot is for the Capital Improvements Program Millage. The proposed 1.0 mill tax would generate an estimated $3.2 million annually, or a little more than $32 million over the course of 10 years. To learn more about this proposal, visit cityofnovi.org/CIPmillage.

For residents who want to vote absentee, the City Clerk's Office will be open Saturday, July 30, from 8am-2pm to obtain an absentee ballot. The deadline to receive applications for ballots to be mailed is also 2pm that same day. Those qualified to vote absentee may also obtain a ballot in person at the City Clerk's Office until 4pm Monday, August 1, and must vote that ballot in the City Clerk's Office.

On Election Day, August 2, polls will be open from 7am-8pm. Residents can verify their voter registration and polling location at michigan.gov/vote.