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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.
Latest Township News
January 26, 2015 Township Clerk Polly Skolarus Announces Election Precinct Changes
- The Genoa Township Election Commission has added a new polling location. The 2/42 Community Church located at 7526 Grand River Avenue in Brighton will be used to accommodate the new Precinct 13 and also Hartland Schools Precinct 11. This facility will accommodate all Hartland Schools voters living in Genoa Township who previously voted at Community Bible Church. It will also become the new polling place for Precinct 13 voters who live near Grand Beach or the Sylvan Glen Mobile Home Park.
- Voters who will be affected by this change will receive new voter identification cards within the next ten days.
- In addition, voters living in the North Shore Communities will now vote at Three Fires Middle School located at 4125 Crooked Lake Road in Howell. This will allow a more convenient facility for those who previously voted at Chilson Hills Baptist Church as it will closer to your homes.
- New voter identification cards will be mailed to all those affected by this change who live in or near the North Shore Communities.
Voters who do not receive new voter identification cards will remain in their respective polling places. If you are unsure of your voting location, you may call the Clerk's office at (810) 227-5225 or visit the Michigan Secretary of State website at https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/mivote/
January 26, 2015 Special Election - May 5, 2015
Special Election - May 5, 2015
The State of Michigan will hold a special election on May 5, 2015 for voters to consider a Constitutional amendment increasing the state sale tax from 6% to 7%. According to the resolution, funds will be used for Michigan roads. The last day to register for this election is April 6, 2015. Eligible voters may register with their local clerk, county clerk or the Secretary of State.
Applications for absent voter ballots will be mailed out in March to those who are on our standing list. Registered voters may also print the absent voter application included here and fax (810) 227-3420 or mail it to:
2911 Dorr Road
Brighton, MI 48116
Those voters who want to know where they go to vote can consult the Genoa Township election map 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.
January 22, 2015 March Board of Review
The Genoa Charter Township Board of Review will meet Tuesday March 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm for their Organizational Meeting.
They will meet the following days to hear appeals for Assessed Value, Tentative Taxable Value and/or Classification of property:
Monday, March 9, 2015, 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00 pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 1:00pm - 5:00pm & 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Personal appearances will be by appointment only. Written appeals will also be received by mail through March 6, 2015.
Please call (810) 227-5225 to schedule an appointment.
The Board of Review will meet at Genoa Township Hall, 2911 Dorr Rd, Brighton, MI 48116.
The tentative ratios and factors are as follows:
Classification Ratio Factor
Agricultural: 50.00 1.00000
Commercial: 50.00 1.00000
Industrial: 50.00 1.00000
Residential: 50.00 1.00000
Personal: 50.00 1.00000
The Assessing Department has compiled a guide for residents who are interested in information regarding petitioning the Board of Review to appeal their assessments. A link to this guide is listed below along with the petition form and other pertinent information.
January 21, 2015 Reflective Address signs now available for purchase at the Township Hall
Reflective address signs courtesy of the Brighton Area Fire Department are now available for purchase from the Township Hall. The signs are dark green with white numbers. The signs are double-sided with your address number and there are holes to allow for either horizontal or vertical mounting. Each sign is $15.00.
All proceeds from signs sold go to help fund the Brighton Area Fire Fighters Association, a non profit organization.
You may also order these reflective address signs through the Brighton Area Fire Department using the form below.
January 13, 2015 Holiday Refuse Collection reminder
Duncan Disposal will pick-up your live Christmas trees if they are cut in 4 foot pieces. Tree pickups can be set out on your scheduled trash day. Trees will be collected for 3 weeks after Christmas.
January 13, 2015 Proposed Budget Information
The Proposed General Fund Budget for Genoa Charter Township for Fiscal Year 2015/16 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 email@example.com
January 1, 2015 Township Holiday Schedule 2015
Click here for a list of days the Genoa Charter Township offices will be closed.
December 1, 2014 Assessing/Tax Information
2014 Winter Tax Bills were mailed to all Genoa Township property owners on Wednesday, 11/26/14.
Please contact the Treasurer's Office at (810) 227-5225 if you do not receive your bill.
Tax payments can be made at the Township until March 2, 2015.
November 20, 2014 Winter Sledding at the Township Park
The Township has reopened the sledding hill for Winter 2014-5.
The sled hill has a vertical drop of approximately 40-feet and a run length of over 200 feet and is fun for all ages.
Benches have been installed at the top for parents and those waiting to sled. There are heated bathrooms and a warming area at the Township Park Pavilion. There is now a parking lot across the Township driveway from the sled hill where parents can sit and watch their sledders in the comfort of their vehicles. Last but not least, a light pole has been installed at the hill to allow night time sledding until 9 pm.
All are welcome to enjoy the winter fun for free at the Township sledding hill.
September 23, 2014 Summer Tax Payment Information
Monday, September 15, 2014 was the last day to pay 2014 Summer Property Taxes at the Township without penalty.
2014 Summer Property Taxes became delinquent as of Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Summer Property taxes can still be made at the Township, however payments made after the deadline will now be charged a 1% interest, per month fee.
Please contact the Township Treasurer's office at (810) 227 5225 or online here to get an updated tax amount if you are paying after September 15, 2014.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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