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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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Notice is hereby given that Genoa Township Planning Commission will hold a final public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on February 13, 2023 at the Genoa Township Hall, located at 2911 Dorr Road, Brighton, MI 48116. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comments on the proposed Genoa Township Master Plan.

The Master Plan includes text, illustrations, charts, and maps that describe the Planning Commission’s proposal for the long-range future development of the township. It includes a Future Land Use Plan, Complete Streets Plan and specific focus area plans.  The Master Plan has been prepared under the authority vested in the Planning Commission by the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Michigan Public Act 33 of 2008.

A Master Plan is a long-range policy plan for land use that helps guide township officials when making land use and development decisions.  The Master Plan is not a zoning map and does not change the zoning of individual properties.

A complete draft of the proposed Master Plan is provided at the link below or it may be inspected prior to the hearing at the Township Hall.

Written comments may be sent to the Township prior to the hearing at 2911 Dorr Road, Brighton, MI 48116 or emailed to: kelly@genoa.org.  Oral comments will be taken during the public hearing.

This notice is published pursuant to the requirements of Michigan Public Act 33 of 2008.

2022 Draft Master Plan 2022 Draft Master Plan
Click the link above for the draft 2022 Genoa Township Master Plan. Your review and comments are welcome and encouraged!
January 26, 2023 2nd Annual Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day Pancake Breakfast

The Livingston County Transportation Coalition, LETS, Church & Society Committee of First UMC Brighton and Torch 180 have collaborated to promote transit equity in Livingston County. They will be having a pancake breakfast, with coffee and juice, featuring Rosa Parks’ recipe. The breakfast is being held from 8am until 9:30am on Friday February 3 at the Torch 180, 131 Mill St, Fowlerville, MI 48836.

Alongside breakfast there will be a short presentation that includes a community recognition of locations around Livingston County that actively work toward achieving increased transportation access for transit dependent people in their respective communities.

Donations are encouraged for breakfast. For more information please contact Mark Hymes at markhymes@gmail.com. RSVP by clicking this link:  https://forms.office.com/r/hMcUhCfe6j

January 23, 2023 Winter Sledding at the Township Park

Snow is in the forecast so come enjoy the fresh snowfall at the Genoa Township sled hill!

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.

All are welcome to enjoy the winter fun for free at the Township sledding hill.

January 20, 2023 Howell Parks and Recreation 2023 Winter/Spring Program now available

Howell Parks and Recreation Authority has released its 2023 Winter/Spring Programming Guide. The Guide contains all of the programs scheduled for January-May 2023 and features information on:

Winter Sports
Sweetheart Dances
Summer Day Camps
50 & Beyond Programming
2023/2024 Preschool Registration

And Much More!

View the guide directly online at: https://en.calameo.com/read/005069246254fd4e0ee53 or visit https://www.howellrecreation.org/

January 9, 2023 Livingston County Community Connect 2023 - February 4th

The Livingston County Homeless Continuum of Care is excited to announce the Community Connect 2023 event which will be held on Saturday, February 4th at 2|42 Church in Brighton. Community Connect 2023 will be bringing our residents a day of connection with services, free resources, and plenty of helpful information. This is a free one-day event with 50+ public service and agency exhibitors who provide residents with helpful basic need information, free personal care items, and services like health screenings and haircuts.

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available from guest guides/helpers at the event, event set-up and tear down, traffic directors, and more. Head over to Volunteer Livingston at https://www.volunteerlivingston.org/ to sign up.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/LivCountyCommunityConnect/

December 14, 2022 2023 Township Meeting Dates and Holiday Schedule

Click the links below for the 2023 Meeting Schedule and Township Holidays.  

2023 Meeting Schedule 2023 Meeting Schedule
All 2023 meeting dates for the Township Board, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Review.
2023 Genoa Township Holiday Schedule 2023 Genoa Township Holiday Schedule
Schedule of Holidays for 2023
December 1, 2022 2022 Winter Tax Information

The 2022 Winter Tax Bills were mailed to all Genoa Township property owners on Wednesday, 11/30/22.  Winter taxes are payable, without penalty, through Tuesday, 2/28/23.

The 2022 Summer taxes were billed 7/1/22 and payable, without penalty, through 9/14/22.  Summer tax payments can be paid, plus penalty, at Genoa Township until 2/28/23.  Please contact the Township, or check our website, for your current amount due. 

Tax amounts are available on our website.  Payments can be made online by 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.

March 1, 2022 Genoa Township Capital Improvements Plan - 2022-2027

The Township’s fiscal year begins April 1st.  Every year the Township Board identifies projects to improve the community.   The projects fall into the categories of: Parks and Paths, Roads, Buildings and Grounds and General Fund Capital Outlay.  This year’s CIP identifies $3.8M in projects, mostly on roads, with the paving and repaving of Crooked Lake Road from Dorr to Latson the largest single expenditure. 

The documents below are in draft form subject to the approval of the Township Board.  If you have any questions regarding the plan or individual projects please feel free to contact the Township Manager, Kelly VanMarter at kelly@genoa.org.

Upcoming Meetings
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Genoa Charter Township Fields and Walking Trail Genoa Charter Township Fields and Walking Trail
Information on the paths and soccer fields located at the Genoa Charter Township Hall
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Get the latest on burning bans and other fire safety information
Genoa Charter Township Solar Energy Tracker Genoa Charter Township Solar Energy Tracker
Get the latest statistics on this green energy project
Latson Interchange Latson Interchange
Development information
Genoa Township Refuse Information Genoa Township Refuse Information
Information regarding the refuse collection