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The forecasters are predicting snow this weekend which can mean only one thing: The Township has reopened the sledding hill for Winter 2015-6!
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 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 allows night time sledding until 9 pm.
All are welcome to enjoy the winter fun for free at the Township sledding hill.
The Township Offices will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday November 27, 2015 for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26, 2015
Thursday - No Collection. Normal collection Monday - Wednesday. Collection will be one day behind the rest of the week with Friday's collection being completed on Saturday.
The 2015 Winter Tax Bills will be mailed to all Genoa Township property owners, no later than Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Winter taxes are payable, without penalty, through Monday, February 29, 2016.
Tax amounts are available on our website. However, no tax payments can be made until December 1st.
After this date payments 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.
Results for the November 3, 2015 Election can be found on the Livingston County Clerk's Election Results section.
We would like to announce the new website for the MHOG Utility Department: mhog.org.
The MHOG Utility Department oversees the day to day operations, planning, and operation of the municipal water systems in MHOG (Marion, Howell, Oceola, and Genoa Townships) and the sanitary sewer systems for Genoa and Oceola Townships.
Information for residents and customers can be found on the new site including Frequently Asked Questions and Active Projects in the MHOG Utility service area.
You can also follow MHOG on Twitter at @MHOGWater
Residents have recently reported receiving offers to seal driveways or similar work from people representing themselves as contractors. These types of solicitations are not permitted in the Township without a license from the Clerk's office.
Any solicitor who is unable to produce proof of approval from the Township AND a state contractor's license should be treated with extreme caution.
Engineering Technician - Technical Support
Under the general supervision and direction of the Utility Engineer, the Engineering Technician will assist with providing specialized technical support for the Utility Department. The primary responsibility of the Engineering Technician will be to improve, maintain and manage the electronic data for the department, including Record Files, GIS System Base Map, and Construction Records. The Engineering Technician will work closely with contractors and operators in regards to new construction projects as they relate to utility functions and be available to troubleshoot issues prior to them being handed off to the internal point-of-contact. We offer paid comprehensive training and an excellent benefit package.
Meter Reader/Utility Line Locator
Genoa Township Utility Department is excited to announce an opening for a Meter Reader/Utility Line Locator. We offer paid comprehensive training, use of a municipal truck, and an excellent benefit package. The Meter Reader will work under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Water Division and will learn skills reading meters in the MHOG Water System.
Please visit the Township Employment page for more information including how to apply.
Recently, township residents have reported receiving solicitations for garbage pickup services for their residences. Please remember that Genoa Township residents already receive township-wide garbage pickup and recycling services which is paid for through the winter tax bill.
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.
The 2015 Summer Tax Bills were mailed on June 30, 2015.
Summer taxes were payable, without penalty, through Monday, September 14, 2015.
All payments must now pay a 1% per month penalty. Please contact the Township Treasurer's office for an updated amount.
Tax amounts are available on our website and payments 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.
Residents of Genoa Township looking to get rid of unwanted items too large for normal trash pickup can take advantage of the Large Item Sticker program.
Large item stickers can be purchased by check or cash from the Treasurers Department at the Township Hall. Each resident may pick up 1 Free Sticker per year for large item disposal. Any additional large item stickers are $10.00 each.
It can be difficult to determine how many stickers to purchase and how to put out your large items. Click here for a list of items that our staff often receives questions on as well as some helpful hints.
Once you have your sticker, place the item or items out with your garbage on your regular scheduled garbage day with the sticker where the garbage collector can see it and they will take it away. Please allow some time if your item requires a special truck for collection.
WHMI is reporting on a scam affecting Livingston County residents.
Local bank and law enforcement officials are warning the public about a widespread phone phishing scam currently underway. Phishing is an attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
According to Ron Long, President & CEO of First National Bank in Howell, individuals are receiving a prerecorded phone message informing them that their bank debit card has been frozen or compromised. The message instructs customers to enter their debit card number to re-activate it. Multiple banks have received calls from individuals who have experienced the scam, and while the prerecorded messages vary, they usually ask the person to push 1 to talk to a representative and reactivate their card. After doing so, they receive a message welcoming them to a 24 hour help desk and are then asked to enter their 16 digit card number to re-activate it.
Long, along with Livingston County Undersheriff Mike Murphy, remind residents that they should never provide personal data or financial information to someone unknown who is inquiring over the phone or the internet. If you have provided financial information in response to a phishing call or email, they say it is very important that you contact your financial institution immediately.
The budget for fiscal year 2015-16 for Genoa Township was approved by the Board on July 20th, 2015. The budget can be viewed below, you can click on each link to see that selected budget:
Michigan has lost millions of trees due to Dutch Elm disease and the Emerald Ash Borer. Now our oak trees are in jeopardy. Red oak wilt is identified by the rapid wilting of an infected tree that is dead in two to six weeks. White oaks die slowly one branch at a time over the course of several years. Oak wilt is caused by the fungus that is spread by improper tree trimming and removal practices. It is spread in two ways - from tree to tree through connected roots and/or from spores being moved by insects.
To prevent the spread of oak wilt diseases please consider the following:
- Oak trees should not be pruned or trimmed between April 1 and October 15.
- Oak trees that are inadvertently injured or pruned between April 1 and October 15 should be promptly sealed with a tree pruning sealer or latex paint. The repair should take place within hours of the injury.
- Any developer, contractor and/or owner(s) of property preparing a site for construction during April 1st through October 15th should adhere to the above oak wilt prevention practices.
- Members of the white oak family diseased with oak wilt may be saved with tree injections of the fungicide Alamo by a registered company.
- Dead oak trees should be removed along with the stump and properly disposed of by chipping to less than 3 inches or removed to a disposal site for debarking, burning or burial.
- Oak wood retained as firewood should be sealed with a tarp.
Thanks to Arborist Julie Stachecki of Site Specific, Inc. for bringing this important information to the attention of the Genoa Township Board and residents.
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 or experience is required to apply. All required training is provided and compensated. Academy classes are held on evenings/weekends.
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 contact the HR Director Anne Campbell at Brighton Area Fire Department at 810 229-6640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has begun construction on the major safety and operational improvements to the existing interchange at I-96 and US-23 in Brighton Township in Livingston County.
Recently, MDOT released informational videos on the project. Part 1 of the videos has been published on Youtube and can be found here.
More information on the project can be found on MDOT's website here.
Residents interested in information regarding local lakes can check out the website from the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) found here.
MiCorps has records on many lakes including historical information on phosphorus and chlorophyll levels as well as many resources for monitoring and maintaining lake and stream health.
Please visit their website listed below for more information.
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.
Click here for a list of days the Genoa Charter Township offices will be closed.
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