News & Notes - 6/22/23 Novi Note

Novi Note | Published June 23, 2023

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Police are on the lookout for speeders
The Novi Police Department is making a special effort to enforce speeding laws through June 25, as speeding contributes to many traffic accidents and injuries.


County verifying dog licenses
Oakland County Animal Control workers started to go door to door this month in Novi to verify pet owners are in compliance with the state law requiring all dogs to be licensed. For more information on dog licensing, costs and requirements, visit


Counties surveying use of broadband
Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties are asking residents to participate in a short survey regarding their access to broadband services. The survey can be found at


Stretch of Taft Road is northbound only
As of June 19, Taft Road is northbound only from Eight Mile to 10 Mile roads while construction takes place.


DNR wants feedback on auctioning off 4,600 acres of public wilderness
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for public feedback regarding its future plans, including its intention to auction off almost 6,000 acres of public wilderness.

The DNR is determining plans on approximately 16,000 acres of land, 66.7% of which it intends to retain, 3% it intends on offering to alternative conservation partners, 1.3% it intends to exchange with other organizations, and 29% of which it intends to sell through public auction.

The land in question is located in Baraga, Benzie, Clare, Clinton, Genesee, Ionia, Manistee, Mecosta, Newaygo, Shiawassee and Wayne counties. The DNR said it’s part of its multiyear state land review process to determine which parcels best help the department to deliver broad public access to quality outdoor recreation opportunities, while also protecting natural and cultural resources on those lands.

Those wishing to weigh in can email the DNR at All feedback is due by June 30.