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on September 5, 2015 at 1:38am.
GENOA TOWNSHIP is a charter township located in the heart of Livingston County, Michigan. Lakes and wetlands, rolling hills and meadows, state parks and wildlife all abound in this beautiful community of country living.
Latest Township News
September 1, 2015 Township Holiday Hours
The Township Offices will be closed Monday, September 7, 2015 for the Labor Day Holiday.
September 1, 2015 Holiday Refuse Collection reminder
Labor Day - Monday, September 7, 2015
Monday-No Collection. Collection will be one day behind all week with Friday's collection being completed on Saturday.
September 1, 2015 Township Board Meeting reminder
The regular meeting of the Township Board has been scheduled for Tuesday September 8, 2015 due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday.
August 27, 2015 Special Election - November 3, 2015
Genoa Charter Township has scheduled a special election at the request of the Brighton District Library and the Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA). The election is scheduled for Nov. 3, 2015.
The Brighton District Library is asking for a millage proposal of .22 mills for operating expenses. The Livingston Educational Service Agency is (LESA) is asking for a special education millage of 1.0435 restoring the Headlee reduction.
Please click here to view and print a copy of an absent voter application and FAX the completed application to (810) 227-3420 or mail it to Paulette A. Skolarus, Clerk Genoa Charter Township 2911 Dorr Road, Brighton, MI 48116. Ballots will be mailed in late October to those persons choosing to vote Absent Voter Ballot.
Picture Identification is required to receive a ballot. An affidavit of identity may be signed in the absence of same.
Please visit the Township Elections page for more information or you may contact the Clerk's Department at (810)227-5225.
August 27, 2015 2015 Summer Tax Information
The 2015 Summer Tax Bills were mailed on June 30, 2015. Summer taxes are payable, without penalty, through Monday, September 14, 2015.
Tax amounts are available on our website and payments can be made online with a credit card or electronic check, at the township offices by cash or check or by mail to Genoa Township, 2911 Dorr Rd., Brighton, MI 48116.
Please contact the Treasurer's Office at (810) 227-5225 if you do not receive your bill.
August 26, 2015 Yard Waste Drop off
Our Fall 2015 Yard Waste Collection program has been scheduled for the following dates at the Genoa Charter Township Hall from 9am to noon:
Saturday October 24, 2015
Saturday November 21, 2015
Residents may bring their yard waste to the Township Hall on these dates. Branches and similar materials must be in 3 foot long bundles.
Please no plastic bags
More information can be found on our Refuse & Recycling page.
August 25, 2015 Genoa Township Large Item Sticker program
Residents of Genoa Township looking to get rid of unwanted items too large for normal trash pickup can take advantage of the Large Item Sticker program.
Large item stickers can be purchased by check or cash from the Treasurers Department at the Township Hall. Each resident may pick up 1 Free Sticker per year for large item disposal. Any additional large item stickers are $10.00 each.
It can be difficult to determine how many stickers to purchase and how to put out your large items. Click here for a list of items that our staff often receives questions on as well as some helpful hints.
Once you have your sticker, place the item or items out with your garbage on your regular scheduled garbage day with the sticker where the garbage collector can see it and they will take it away. Please allow some time if your item requires a special truck for collection.
July 23, 2015 Township Budget Approved
The budget for fiscal year 2015-16 for Genoa Township was approved by the Board on July 20th, 2015. The budget can be viewed below, you can click on each link to see that selected budget:
July 21, 2015 Oak Wilt Information
Michigan has lost millions of trees due to Dutch Elm disease and the Emerald Ash Borer. Now our oak trees are in jeopardy. Red oak wilt is identified by the rapid wilting of an infected tree that is dead in two to six weeks. White oaks die slowly one branch at a time over the course of several years. Oak wilt is caused by the fungus that is spread by improper tree trimming and removal practices. It is spread in two ways - from tree to tree through connected roots and/or from spores being moved by insects.
To prevent the spread of oak wilt diseases please consider the following:
- Oak trees should not be pruned or trimmed between April 1 and October 15.
- Oak trees that are inadvertently injured or pruned between April 1 and October 15 should be promptly sealed with a tree pruning sealer or latex paint. The repair should take place within hours of the injury.
- Any developer, contractor and/or owner(s) of property preparing a site for construction during April 1st through October 15th should adhere to the above oak wilt prevention practices.
- Members of the white oak family diseased with oak wilt may be saved with tree injections of the fungicide Alamo by a registered company.
- Dead oak trees should be removed along with the stump and properly disposed of by chipping to less than 3 inches or removed to a disposal site for debarking, burning or burial.
- Oak wood retained as firewood should be sealed with a tarp.
Thanks to Arborist Julie Stachecki of Site Specific, Inc. for bringing this important information to the attention of the Genoa Township Board and residents.
April 23, 2015 Brighton Area Fire Department looking for Paid-on-call Firefighters
The Brighton Area Fire Authority is accepting applications for the position of paid-on-call Firefighter at all five of our stations. The department is looking for community minded residents that are interested in helping serve the community in which they live.
No training or experience is required to apply. All required training is provided and compensated. Academy classes are held on evenings/weekends.
Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, a valid Michigan Driver's license and live within Brighton Township, Genoa Township or the City of Brighton.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are available at Station 31 at 615 W. Grand River avenue or can be downloaded at www.brightonareafire.com. The Brighton Area Fire Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more information contact the HR Director Anne Campbell at Brighton Area Fire Department at 810 229-6640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 9, 2015 MDOT releases more information regarding I-96/US-23 Interchange project
The Michigan Department of Transportation has begun construction on the major safety and operational improvements to the existing interchange at I-96 and US-23 in Brighton Township in Livingston County.
Recently, MDOT released informational videos on the project. Part 1 of the videos has been published on Youtube and can be found here.
More information on the project can be found on MDOT's website here.
February 2, 2015 Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for Livingston County
The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will be meeting every third Saturday from March through November at 11:00 am in the Brighton Library.
Contact: 248-446-9592 or 517-545-0422 for more information.
January 1, 2015 Township Holiday Schedule 2015
Click here for a list of days the Genoa Charter Township offices will be closed.