September 1, 2016
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See all the State Fair has to offer
Something for everyone at the Sept. 1-5 event at Suburban Collection Showplace

Animals, rides, contests, entertainment, food ... shall we go on? The Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair in Novi has it all!

Swing by the fairgrounds at the Suburban Collection Showplace anytime between Sept. 1-5 for some family-friendly fun and to celebrate all things Michigan. 

Every year the fair continues to grow with 50 carnival rides spread over two midways, agricultural exhibits with about 1,000 livestock, the Bright House Shrine Circus and entertainment galore.

On Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 5), the second annual parade will wind its way through Novi. The parade starts at 10am at Novi High School and heads down Taft to Grand River before ending at 11:30am at the Suburban Collection Showplace. Some lucky spectators will given discounted admission tickets.

For more information about the State Fair, the daily schedule or to purchase advance tickets, visit
Trash, recycling carts coming soon
New cart delivery, old cart removal to take place over several weeks

Novi residents on the City's Waste Management contract will begin receiving the new 96-gallon trash and 64-gallon recycling carts starting the week of September 12.

The rollout is expected to take place over several weeks. There is no additional cost for the new carts, which will be delivered prior to the collection of old carts. Please continue to use your old carts until they are removed. This process is anticipated to be complete by early October.

Please wait until the week of October 17 to report a missed cart drop-off or pick-up by calling 866.797.9018. For more information about the trash program in Novi, please visit

We thank you for your patience and flexibility during this transition!
Sign up for Ambassador Academy
Only a few spots left in free 8-week course that goes behind the scenes of Novi

Don't miss out on the chance to get engaged with your community through the Novi Ambassador Academy program.

The annual Academy, which takes place over eight consecutive weeks from 6-8pm starting Sept. 6 and ending Oct. 25, is nearly full. 

Academy "students" will examine the inner workings of Novi's government as we peel back the layers of each City department. There will be presentations from staff members, facility tours and hands-on learning experiences. A graduation reception is included at the conclusion of the Academy.

For more information or to register, call 248.347.0416 or visit Participants must be Novi residents or Novi business owners. 
Road work starts soon on Crescent
Business will remain open throughout project, which starts after Labor Day

A much needed road construction project will start on Tuesday, September 6 on Crescent Boulevard east of Novi Road in the Novi Town Center.

The contractor will start with the south or eastbound lanes, meaning traffic will be shifted to two-way traffic on the north or westbound lanes. This work should take about a month before traffic will shift to the newly completed eastbound lanes and closing the westbound half.  A roundabout also will be constructed at Crescent and Town Center to make it a more efficient and safe intersection.

Because four lanes of traffic will be reduced to only two lanes, it is highly recommended that patrons visiting Novi Town Center businesses south of Crescent please do so by using either Crowe Drive from Novi Road or Town Center Drive from Grand River Avenue. For patrons of the four restaurants on the north side of Crescent Boulevard (Famous Dave's, Olive Garden, Red Robin and TGI Friday's), access will be provided ONLY from Novi Road using Crescent Boulevard. 

Access to all of the businesses on Crescent Boulevard and in Novi Town Center will available throughout the duration of the project, which is expected to be complete by Nov. 1.