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Genoa Township
Printed from http://www.genoa.org/
on February 28, 2015 at 1:50am.

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

February 26, 2015 2014 Winter and Summer Property Tax Information

Time is running out to pay your 2014 Property Taxes at Genoa Township. Monday, March 2, 2015 is the last day to pay 2014 Summer and Winter property taxes at the Township Hall.

2014 Summer taxes were due 9/14/14 but are still payable at the Township with a 1% per month penalty. Winter taxes are due 2/28/15, however, since the due date falls on a Saturday payments can be made, in person only, on Monday, March 2nd. After 3/2/15 all payments, plus penalty and interest, must be made to the Livingston County Treasurer's Office.

Post marks are not accepted as the payment date.

If paying in person, please bring your entire tax bill with you for a stamped paid receipt. Payments made at the Township can be made by cash or check. Credit Card payments cannot be made at the Township. The Township Offices are open Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For your convenience there is a drop box located at the Township Offices. Property tax payments received in the drop box prior to 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 3rd will be stamped
paid 2-28-15 and mailed a paid receipt.

Payments can be made online with a credit card or electronic check. This option will not be available after 2/28/15. Credit card payments will be charged a 3% convenience fee per transaction. You will be given the total convenience fee prior to submitting your payment. The option of paying by electronic check (e-check) is also available - if paying by e-check there is a flat fee of $3.00 for this service. Click here to pay taxes online.

WARNING: If you are thinking about using online banking to pay your taxes you need to be aware that most banks use a third party to process checks requested through their online bill payment system. This means that your money is deducted from your account and sent to a third party processor, not directly to the designated payee. Bills paid through your on-line banking system may take up to 15 business days to be received.

Absolutely, NO payments can be accepted at the Township after Monday, 3-2-15. Taxes become delinquent March 3rd and are payable, with additional 1% interest per month plus a 4% penalty, to the Livingston County Treasurer, 200 E. Grand River, Howell, MI 48843.

February 25, 2015 Livingston County Town Meeting on March 18, 2015 for May 5 Road Funding Ballot

Livingston County will be hosting a Town Hall meeting to help educate residents about the statewide ballot proposal that will be voted on on May 5, 2015.

The event is open to the public and starts at 6pm in the John E. LaBelle Public Safety Complex on Tooley Road in Howell Township in the Board chambers.

Representatives from the Livingston County Road Commission as well as the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments will be on hand to answer questions and present educational materials.

SEMCOG has released an informational bulletin on the May 5th Road Funding Ballot question which can be found here.

(308 kB) May 5th Ballot Information from SEMCOG May 5th Ballot Information from SEMCOG

February 23, 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 polly@genoa.org

(68 kB) Genoa Township Proposed Budget Genoa Township Proposed Budget
Proposed Fiscal Year Budget 2015-16

February 14, 2015 Information regarding appealing 2015 assessed values for taxes

March is the only month you can appeal your 2015 assessed value for the 2015 summer and winter taxes!

The 2015 Assessment notices will be mailed on February 20, 2015. It is very important that you review this notice. If you do not understand this notice please contact the assessing department and we can answer your questions.

Also if you would like to appeal your assessment you must make an appointment with the March Board of Review. This is a very short window and the appeal dates are as follows:

  • Monday March 9, 2015 9 a.m -12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.,
  • March 10, 2015 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • March 11, 2015 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Once the March Board of Review closes the values will be locked in for the 2015 taxes. The appeal process is only once a year.

February 14, 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.

Assessing Department Guide for Board of Review appeals Assessing Department Guide for Board of Review appeals

February 10, 2015 Township Employment Opportunity

Associate Distribution/Collection Operator- MISS DIG
(Full-Time, Non-Exempt)

We are excited to announce the opening of a position within our Utility Department. The Associate Distribution/Collection Operator- MISS DIG will work under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Water Division. Under direction of the Deputy Director, the MISS DIG Operator performs field location and marking of underground utilities as part of the MISS DIG system as well as documentation and positive response duties.

Please visit the Township Employment page for more information including how to apply.

February 10, 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/

February 10, 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:

Polly Skolarus
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.

(72 kB) Absentee Voter Application Absentee Voter Application

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 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.

(156 kB) BAFA Reflective Sign order form BAFA Reflective Sign order form

January 1, 2015 Township Holiday Schedule 2015

Click here for a list of days the Genoa Charter Township offices will be closed.

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.

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.


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 lbrookins@brightonareafire.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

More news bulletins are available on our News Bulletins page.

Genoa Charter Township · 2911 Dorr Road · Brighton, MI 48116 · (810) 227-5225
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