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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.
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July 22, 2014 Primary and General Elections
Primary and General Midterm Elections
The Primary Elections for Genoa Township has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, 2014. The General Election has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Residents living in Genoa Township may vote in person on election day at their assigned precinct. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Applications for absent voter ballots were mailed the first week of June to those who are on our standing list. Other registered voters may print the application included here and fax (810) 227-3420 or mail it to:
2911 Dorr Road
Brighton, MI 48116
Please remember to complete the application for both the Primary and the General Elections when submitting your request. Voters who will be away for the winter months should note the mailing address for November on your application.
The ballot proposal for the August 5, 2014 primary can be found here.
Those voters who want to know where they go to vote can consult the Genoa Township election map found here.
An application for an absentee voter ballot can be found here.
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.
July 14, 2014 Standard and Poor's Ratings Report for Genoa Township
Standard and Poor's Ratings Services has assigned its 'AA+' long-term rating to Genoa Charter Township's limited-tax general obligation capital improvement bonds (Oak Pointe Sewer System Project.) Standard and Poors also affirmed its 'AA+' long term and underlying (SPUR) rating on Genoa Township's existing limited-tax general obligation (GO) bonds.
Standard and Poor's cited Genoa Township's very strong budgetary flexibility, very strong reserve levels and the very strong local economy for the AA+ rating.
July 10, 2014 Livingston County United Way Day of Caring - August 20, 2014
The Livingston County United Way Day of Caring is a one-day community service blitz assisting residents and nonprofit organizations in need throughout Livingston County.
Over 1,000 volunteers are needed throughout Livingston County to pitch in and make a huge impact! Volunteers can choose to work all day, a.m., or p.m. Great opportunity for team building -- recruit a team!
When registering you can designate your shift choice, any special skills and a preferred location (i.e., indoor, outdoor, yard work, construction, food drive, etc.). Thanks to our fabulous sponsors, volunteers will receive a Day of Caring t-shirt, water bottle and a snack.
Individuals, groups, clubs, churches, companies and organizations can volunteer at Day of Caring. Registration and more information is available at http://www.lcdayofcaring.org/volunteers/.
Please register by Wednesday, July 30.
Livingson County United Way is also looking for potential work sites for the Day of Caring. Anyone can recommend a project. Perhaps you have a neighbor or friend who needs extra help at home. Nonprofits love Day of Caring for getting special jobs done. Proposed projects will be reviewed and qualified by the Day of Caring Committee.
Many projects are at the homes of local residents who just can't get the work done for one reason or another, whether it be their physical limitations or lack of resources to get the job done.
Past projects have included installing hand and safety rails at homes, yard cleanup, trimming hedges, interior and exterior painting, and much more. Day of Caring helps these individuals stay in
their houses, take pride and be happy in their homes and their lives.
Please note: Day of Caring work sites are geared toward minor repairs and projects that can be done in a day. We cannot do roofs, furnaces or large construction projects.
For more information on suggesting worksites please visit http://www.lcdayofcaring.org/work-sites/
Work site requests must be received by July 18.
July 1, 2014 SEMCOG Invites Public Comment on Transportation Amendment
SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, announces the public comment period for an amendment to the FY 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). TIP projects meet the goals and objectives of the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan. Details are available at http://www.semcog.org/July2014Amendment.aspx
June 20, 2014 Summer Tax Payment Information
The 2014 Summer Tax Bills were mailed to all Genoa Township property owners on Monday, June 30, 2014. Summer taxes are payable, without penalty, through September 14, 2014.
Payments will be accepted starting July 1, 2014 and 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.
2014 Summer Tax Bill information is now available online here.
June 17, 2014 Thompson Lake Park Passes available at Howell Parks and Recreation
As full members of the Howell Parks and Recreation Authority, Genoa Township residents can receive a free Thompson Lake Park Season Pass. Passes are now available at Bennett Recreation Center located at 925 W. Grand River in Howell.
For more information please contact Howell Parks and Recreation at 517 546 0693.
June 17, 2014 Fall Yard Waste Dropoff
Our Fall 2014 Yard Waste Collection program has been scheduled for the following date at the Genoa Charter Township Hall from 9am to noon:
Saturday October 25th, 2014
Saturday November 22nd, 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.
June 11, 2014 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 is required to apply, although 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 call Anne Campbell at Brighton Area Fire Department at 810 229-6640 ext 24.
June 2, 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, 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, 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.
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.