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City Charter

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(Charter Review Committee)

1/5/13
City Council defined reviewing the City Charter as one of the top short-term goals under Theme 4 – Government Structure.
3/11/13
City Council approved a resolution establishing an ad hoc Charter Review Committee with the task of reviewing the City's Charter and reporting to the City Council any suggested amendments required or advised for updating the Charter and to assist in the drafting of ballot questions for submission to the voters in order to make such amendments.
Charter Review Committee Information and Meeting Archive
8/12/13
City Council unanimously approves “Resolution Authorizing Submission of Charter Amendment Ballot Proposals to Electors,” submitting 5 ballot proposals to update, modernize, and streamline City of Novi Charter to the voters at the November 5, 2013 general election, pursuant to recommendation from the Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee.
( Click for this packet item 560KB) - Part 1
      (Motion Sheet and supporting documents)
( Click for this packet item 4.9MB) - Part 2
     (City Charter 8/8/13 Updated Redline Version)
( Click for this packet item 2.7MB) - Part 3
     (City Charter 8/8/13 Updated Clean Version)

The Charter is the “Constitution” for the City of Novi. Just as the United States Constitution serves as the “supreme law of the land” for our country, the Charter serves as the basic set of rules for City of Novi government.

The City Charter was originally approved at a special election held on February 18, 1969, shortly after the proposal to incorporate was approved at a special election held on May 20, 1968. The City Charter became effective on February 24, 1969. A Charter revision was approved by the voters on November 8, 1977. The revision did not affect the millage or tax rate, but streamlined City government.

In March 2013, City Council approved a resolution establishing an ad hoc Charter Review Committee with the task of reviewing the City's Charter and reporting to the City Council any suggested amendments. Five proposed amendments to the City Charter were included on the November 5, 2013 ballot.

 City of Novi Charter

Charter Review Committee Information and Meeting Archive

History

 Governor Snyder approves Proposed Charter Amendment for placement on November 2013 ballot

 Proposed Charter Amendments on November 2013 ballot

November 2013 Election Results