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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.
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.
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.
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
The Saving Water Saves Energy project of the Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) has launched a "Pledge, Save, Win" Contest to encourage homeowners in the watershed to tap into saving water, energy and money now through March 31, 2014. The project will pay the first quarter water bill, up to $250, of three lucky winners. Go to www.h2oheroes.org for details.
There are just three steps for entering the contest. First, users should go to www.h2oheroes.org, to watch a 60-second public service announcement. Second, the family pledges to do one or more activities to save water daily. Third, the family must report what they did to save water. Reporting can come in the form of videos, photos or other creative ideas. Winners will be selected based on creativity and effectiveness. To help jumpstart a family's efforts, www.h2oheroes.org has many tips and tools, including an online savings calculator from the Alliance for Water Efficiency, and a map to verify that they live within the boundaries of the Huron River watershed before they enter the contest.
Winners will be announced by April 15, 2014.
For more information on this program please visit our Water and Sewer page.
The Genoa Charter Township Board of Review will meet Tuesday March 4, 2014 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 10, 2014, 9:00am/12:00pm & 1:00 pm/5:00pm
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 1:00pm/5:00pm & 6:00pm/9:00pm
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 9:00am/1:00pm
Personal appearances will be by appointment only. Written appeals will also be received by mail through March 7, 2014.
Please call (810) 227-5225 to schedule an appointment by March 7, 2014.
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.
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
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.
The February 10, 2014 Planning Commission meeting has been cancelled.
The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 10, 2014. Included on the agenda is the election of officers and proposed rezoning at Latson Road Elementary School.
The Livingston County Parks & Open Space Advisory Committee has begun the process of planning and designing the recreational development of Fillmore County Park. Fillmore County Park is currently an undeveloped 198 acre property located near the intersection of Kellogg and McClements roads in Genoa Township.
Due to limited funds available, the committee anticipates that current development efforts will be in the first phase of a multi-year effort to develop recreational facilities at the park. At this initial stage in the planning process, additional input from Livingston County residents is needed regarding the recreational needs of our community.
A survey has been developed to compile this information, and we encourage everyone to participate. Please click here to take the survey.
Associate Plant Operator
Reports to: Deputy Director Wastewater Division
Hourly Range: $14.50 - $15.50 per hour, DOQ
Benefits: Competitive Benefits Package
Schedule: See Principal Duties and Responsibilities.
Under direction of the Wastewater Deputy Director, performs a variety of semi-skilled,skilled technical and maintenance work in the operation, maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment facilities and systems. The following duties are illustrative and not a comprehensive list of responsibilities. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
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.
Click here for a list of days the Genoa Charter Township offices will be closed.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced that the expressway interchange on I-96 at Latson Road is now open to the public.
The new overpass connects Latson and Nixon Road with five lanes connecting Grand River Avenue to Nixon Road (to be renamed South Latson Road) and two paved lanes continuing south to Chilson Road.
Genoa Charter Township is concerned a deadly disease known as oak wilt caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum is a threat to the Township's oak population. Improper tree trimming/removal practices may result in the establishment of oak wilt disease epicenters, which may lead to increased disease activity with devastating aesthetic and economic losses. It is therefore both advisable and prudent to attempt to prevent and control oak wilt.
The entire resolution can be found here
Invasive plants are posing a real threat to Michigan's natural habitats. Purple loosestrife and Russian olive are two of the more aggressive plants that are crowding out native species. According to information from Michigan State University's Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (http://mnfi.anr.msu.edu/invasive-species/factsheets.cfm), "Early detection and eradication of these species is critical in preventing further damage to Michigan's natural areas."
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is a beautiful plant with purple, pink or white flowers blooming in July through October. It will spread quickly in moist soil conditions, crowding out native plants such as cattails, which are needed for nesting and food sources. Some experts (http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu/downloads/ais/fs-97-501_purple_loosestrife.pdf) blame purple loosestrife for declining waterfowl populations. While deer forage on new purple loosestrife shoots in the spring, other animals avoid it. Experts on the MSU site recommend hand pulling seedlings; and removing all flowers seed heads.
Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) is a thorny shrub or small tree that grows up to 30 feet high. The leaves are light green and covered with silvery hairs. It blooms in June and July with yellowish flowers, eventually bearing hard yellow-red olive-shaped fruits. Russian olive grows in such a way that it fills in open areas, crowding out native plants. Experts on the MSU site recommend hand pulling seedlings. They caution that "burning, mowing, cutting, and girding can stimulate resprouting in larger plants without herbicide treatment; treat cut stumps with an herbicide."
For more information about purple loosestrife, Russian olive and other invasive plants threatening the state's natural habitats, visit http://www.misin.msu.edu/.
There has been a recent increase in deed processing solicitations being sent to homeowners in Genoa Township. These deed solicitations are not required by Genoa Township nor are these companies associated with Genoa Township in any way. Any such solicitation should be treated with extreme care and due diligence.
Genoa Township strongly encourages anyone seeking a copy of their deed to contact the Livingston County Register of Deeds directly at (517) 546 0270.
New "Rewards for Recycling Program"
Duncan Disposal, the waste hauler for Genoa Township, has initiated a new Recycling Program for Genoa Township residents. Rewards for Recycling is an expanded recycling program. For $3.00 per month, residents will receive a 95 gallon recycling cart to handle more recycling.
For more information and registration, please click here
Livingston County Animal Control
Pets available for adoption at the County Animal control can be found here
Livingston County Humane Society
Pets available for adoption at the Humane Society can be found here
Last Chance Rescue of Howell
Pets available for adoption at Last Chance Rescue can be found here
Detroit Edison has released an important announcement regarding ash trees.
A map showing the school district boundaries in Genoa Township is now available.
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