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on April 23, 2014 at 5:14am.
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
April 17, 2014 Spring Yard Waste Pickup
Our Spring 2014 Yard Waste Collection program has been scheduled for the following date at the Genoa Charter Township Hall from 9am to noon:
Saturday April 26, 2014
Saturday May 24, 2014
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.
April 10, 2014 Livingston County Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Days
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
The Livingston County Solid Waste Program has announced the 2014 schedule for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events. The events will be held on the following dates:
Saturday, May 3, 2014 (Howell Location)
Saturday, August 9, 2014 (Green Oak Location)
Saturday, October 11, 2014 (Howell Location)
The event will run from 9:00 am to 12:00pm noon at the Howell and Green Oak locations. YOU MUST CALL AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO PARTICIPATE. These events provide a perfect opportunity to safely eliminate unwanted hazardous materials from your home, workshop and garage.
The events are made possible through the Livingston County Drain Commissioner, Brian Jonckheere, and the Livingston County Board of Commissioners.
Electronic Waste Collection Event
The Livingston County Solid Waste Program is pleased to announce that it will again be hosting two TV & Computer Collection events. The collection will be held on the follwing dates:
Saturday, May 3, 2014 (Howell Location)
Saturday, October 4, 2014 (Green Oak Location)
The event runs from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm and will be held at 2300 E. Grand River Avenue in Howell at the Livingston County East Complex parking lot. This is a FREE "Rain or Shine" event that accepts most TV and computer components at NO CHARGE to anyone and to small businesses with fewer than 10 employees. The materials collected are all sizes and types of TVs, monitors, towers, laptops, printers, scanners, VCRs, cameras, copiers and telephones.
For a complete list and a flyer with additional event details, please click here.
This is a great opportunity to conveniently recycle your unwanted TVs and electronic items. These events are made possible through the Livingston County Drain Commissioner and the Livingston County Board of Commissioners.
April 8, 2014 Consumer Protection Warning regarding Utility Payments and Prepaid Debit Cards
Communities across the US are reporting scammers who are exploiting preloaded debit cards to steal money. The scam typically involves preloaded debit cards (the Green Dot prepaid card is a popular choice) where the scammers pose as utility company employees and threaten disconnection of service unless an immediate payment is made using a prepaid card.
MHOG/GO Utilities customers are advised not to respond to these types of phone calls.
MHOG and GO staff will not use phone calls to require customers to make a payment to avoid a cutoff of service. Water and sewer payments are accepted through the mail, online or in person.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette recommends that anyone who believes they have been a victim of a scam can contact the Consumer Protection Division. To file a complaint online, you can click on the following link
March 14, 2014 School Election
School Election Scheduled for Tuesday May 6, 2014
The School Election has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Residents living in Genoa Township in the Hartland or Pinckney School districts may vote in person on Election Day at the Genoa Township Hall. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Picture Identification is required to receive a ballot. An affidavit of identity may be signed in lieu of same.
Absentee voter applications have been mailed to all eligible voters. Please remember to read the directions enclosed with the ballot to ensure your vote is tabulated. Voters who will be away for the May 6, 2014 election should note the mailing address when filling out the absentee application or contact the clerk's department to update the mailing.
Please visit the Township Elections page for more information or you may contact the Clerk's Department at (810)227-5225.
February 27, 2014 2013 Winter Tax Information
Friday, February 28, 2014 was the last day to pay 2013 property taxes at the Township.
Taxes became delinquent as of March 1st and are payable, with additional 1% per month
and 4% administration fee, to the Livingston County Treasurer's Office.
Absolutely, NO 2013 Residential Property Tax payments can be made at the Township.
February 18, 2014 Public Administration Scholarship available for eligible Township residents
The Genoa Township board is looking to assist college juniors and seniors in Michigan who are preparing for a career in public administration.
The Robert R. Robinson scholarship, administered by the Michigan Townships Association, will be awarded on a competitive basis, as determined by the applicant's academic achievement, community involvement and commitment to a career in local government administration.
Scholarship applicants must be a junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in a Michigan college or university; pursuing a degree in public administration; and must be considering a
career in local government administration.
Eligible Genoa Township residents may contact Kathleen at the Township Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or (810) 227-5225 for more information.
February 17, 2014 Brighton Area Fire Department offering free smoke detectors to hearing impaired residents
The Brighton Area Fire Authority is working with local residents to ensure proper smoke alarms for people with hearing impairments. The Fire Authority was a recipient of a 2013 grant in which 200 units were purchased for people who are deaf or have hearing impairments.
The Authority worked with Brighton Area Schools and Livingston Educational Service Agency to help determine the need of the area specifically children who meet the criteria. The device is a Life Tone unit which is paired to a smoke alarm in the home and activates when the smoke alarm senses smoke. The life tone unit looks like an alarm clock and re-transmits the alarm in a different tone and includes a device to physically shake the bed.
"The units will be installed by our firefighters who will also check the home's smoke alarms, conduct a brief fire safety check" commented Fire Chief Michael O'Brian. "This is part of our program to make sure all our residents have working smoke alarms."
To request a unit the resident should contact Lt. Lauren Brookins via email at email@example.com to setup an installation time. Based on the number of requests, the Authority may have to prioritize the installations.
The Authority has plenty of regular smoke alarms as well. Those who live in Brighton Township, Genoa Township or the City of Brighton who would like their smoke alarms checked or need an installation can contact Brighton Area Fire Headquarters at 810-229-6640
February 5, 2014 Budget Information
The General Fund Budget for Genoa Charter Township for Fiscal Year 2014/15 is now available for review.
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact the Township Clerk Polly Skolarus at (810) 227 5225 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 3, 2014 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, 2014 Township Holiday Schedule 2014
Click here for a list of days the Genoa Charter Township offices will be closed.