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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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July 8, 2024 2024 Summer Tax Information

The 2024 Summer Tax Bills will be mailed to all Genoa Township property owners on Monday, July 1, 2024. Summer taxes are payable, without penalty, through Monday, 9/16/24.  The 2024 Summer Tax amounts are available on the Township Website at www.genoa.org

Payments can be made online by credit card or electronic check, at the township offices by cash or check, by mail to Genoa Township, 2911 Dorr Rd., Brighton, MI 48116, placed in the Township drop box, or by filing ACH paperwork to set up an automatic withdrawal.

Please contact the Treasurer's Office at (810) 227-5225 if you have any questions or if you do not receive your bill.

July 3, 2024 Notice To Genoa Charter Township Residents Regarding Early Voting

Election notices for Primary on August 6, 2024.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Michigan Election Law, Public Act 116 of 1954, section 168.720j(10), that the closing board of the Early Voting Site for the August 6, 2024 Primary Election will convene to Close the Voting Polls for Genoa Charter Township on the following date, time and location:

Date:              August 6, 2024
Time:              8:00 p.m.
Location:       Genoa Charter Township Hall
                       2911 Dorr Road
                       Brighton, MI 48116

July 1, 2024 Historical Population and Employment Report for Southeast Michigan

SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, has released a new report titled Historical Population and Employment by Minor Civil Division, Southeast Michigan

This report contains historical population and employment by minor civil division. It lists decennial population counts from 1900-2020 for each township, village, and city that existed during this period in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties of Southeast Michigan. Decennial employment counts by minor civil division range from 1970-2020.

June 10, 2024 Challis Road and Bauer Road - New Roundabout - BEGINS JUNE 13

The Livingston County Road Commission will be reconfiguring the Challis Road and Bauer Road intersection to include a new roundabout.

Construction is expected to begin Thursday June 13th and last through August 30th. During this time, the intersection of Challis/Bauer Roads will be fully closed to traffic. 

There will be a Phase III to this project as well, which will include the reconstruction and relocation of North Bauer Road and a short cul-de-sac north of the roundabout.  This will affect only a small amount of properties north of the intersection (all will still have maintained access to their homes).  During Phase III, Bauer and Chalis Roads will be open to traffic, with short periods of flagging operations dependent upon the work being completed at that time.

The Township contributed $500,000 towards this project which will alleviate congestion and improve public safety by eliminating the steep hill on Bauer Road north of Challis Road. 

Please click on this link to view the vicinity plan from the Road Commission showing how the new road is designed. Please contact Garrett Olson, Construction Engineer, at the Livingston County Road Commission with any questions at 517-546-4250.

Challis - Bauer Road Reconstruction Plans Challis - Bauer Road Reconstruction Plans
Vicinity sheet showing proposed roundabout and reconstruction of the Bauer Road and Challis Road intersections.
June 10, 2024 Highlander Reading Express Visiting at the Township Park

The Highlander Reading Express will be making weekly stops at the Township Park this summer.

The decommissioned school bus, which functions as a mobile library to promote summer reading for students, will be in the Upper Parking Lot at the Township Hall from 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday starting June 11 through Aug. 13.

Students check out books one week and return them the next.

For more information, visit https://www.howellschools.com/services/communications/highlander_reading_express

June 3, 2024 Brighton Area Fire seeking Paid On-Call Firefighters

The Brighton Area Fire Authority is seeking residents living in Genoa Township, Brighton Township and the City of Brighton who are willing to serve their community as a Paid-On-Call Firefighter.

  • No experience necessary, just the motivation to learn and serve
  • All required training is provided and compensated
  • Academy classes are held on evening/weekends

To apply, interested applicants can go to www.brightonareafire.com or in person at 615 W. Grand River, Brighton, MI 48116

Any questions please call the Brighton Area Fire Authority at 810 229-6640.

May 29, 2024 Howell Parks and Recreation Upcoming Millage Request - Informational

The Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority is requesting a millage proposal for the August 6, 2024 ballot.  This proposal will be on the ballots of Genoa Township voters who reside in the Howell Public Schools district.   Genoa Township encourages all residents to educate themselves on the millage request. For more information, please visit www.howellrecreation.org/millage-faq. Residents can also contact Howell Parks and Recreation directly at parksandrec@howellrecreation.org or by phone at 517 546-0693.

May 28, 2024 Township Clerk releases statement regarding Zoned Communities

We are a Zoned Community
By Paulette A. Skolarus

What that means is that even though you own the land, you cannot put just anything you want on the property you own. Every piece of land within the township has a specific zoning. It can be residential, industrial, commercial or neighborhood service district. Under residential zoning there is agricultural (10 acres), country estate (5 acres), rural residential (2 acres), low-density residential (1 acre), suburban residential (21,780 sq. ft.), etc. Each one of these zonings have separate dimensional standards including size of homes, setbacks and heights of buildings.  Being a zoned community helps to maintain a certain standard for our community and allows for orderly development and assures compatibility of size, style and structure of buildings. Without zoning a property owner could build their home on the lot line instead of 50' from the street; park their boat or trailer in the front yard; or put a gas station near your home.

 Our ordinance is in place to protect you and your property values.  The same types of standards are established for commercial, industrial and neighborhood service properties. Any person or property with commercial or industrial zoning must conform to the standards of the Township Zoning Ordinance. The township may not deny a person or property owner from developing their land unless they do not meet the standards of the ordinance. In the case of commercial development, the township requires a certain amount of landscaping, colors of the building to be compatible with neighboring properties, setback standards, height of the building, etc.

On occasion, property owners cannot meet the minimum requirements for development of their property. If this happens the owner may petition the Zoning Board of Appeals for a variance at a public hearing. Neighboring properties within 300 feet of the development are notified in writing by the township of the request for a variance. Then a public hearing is scheduled to hear the request of the business or homeowner. Any variance that is approved must carry with it a practical difficulty related to the land.  Example: The land or parcel is too small to accommodate the minimum square footage or the terrain will only provide one housing site location on the parcel. Each petition is handled on a separate request and the Zoning Board of Appeals may or may not grant a variance.

The Genoa Township Zoning Board of Appeals is made up of five members of our community.  These board members make tough decision and have a difficult job in denying or approving variances for our residents and at the same time they keep our township orderly and beautiful.

May 13, 2024 Livingston County Recycling Events


Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Events (HHW)

May 18, 2024 Sign Up Link
July 13, 2024 – Link will be opened no later than June 1, 2024
September 21, 2024 – Link will be opened no later than August 10, 2024

Website Link - https://www.milivcounty.gov/dpw/

Location of each event will be sent with confirmations. 

If you don’t get a confirmation within 48 hours please email us at solidwaste@livgov.com including name address and email used for the sign up.

IN THE EVENT THAT A SIGN UP IS FULL - Try again every few days as people sign up and cancel regularly and spots will be added weekly.  Generally, the last week before the event there are also a good amount of cancellations.

These events provide a free and convenient opportunity for residents to safely eliminate unwanted hazardous materials from their home, workshop and garage. 

Click on the following link for Accepted Items: HHW Acceptable Items List.  Acceptable Materials List will also be emailed with the online confirmation. 

 Items can only be dropped off on event days and only with a REQUIRED APPOINTMENT. 

Electronics Recycling:

Date/Time:  August 17, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  – NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY
Location – 3535 Grand Oaks, Drive, Howell (Livingston County Road Commission)

ChemTrend in Howell has once again offered Livingston County an Electronics Recycling Grant. 

Latex Paint Recycling (Fee based Event)


We will host a Latex Paint Recycling Event on Wednesday June 12th, 2024.  Due to high demand for this event, appointments will be required this year.  Each appointment block will have a half hour window for you to drop off your paint.  The sign-up link will be activated no later than May 1st.  Drop off information and reminders will be sent emailed after signing up.  

Fees are:  5 Gallon Can $4 each, 1 Gallon Can $1 each, Quart or Smaller Can – No Charge 
LATEX Paint Only – Paints should be in original cans and not mixed with other paints.

Scrap Tire Collection Event

Date/Time – October 5, 2024  from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Scrap Tire Collection Sign Up will be emailed out when developed.   You can also check the Solid Waste Page periodically to see if it is posted

  Recycling Guide:

Recycling Guide Link:  Livingston County Recycling Guide 

April 29, 2024 Livingston County Veteran Services

Livingston County Veteran Services (LCVS) offers a variety of programs and services to assist veterans and their families. LCVS employs nationally accredited Veteran Service Officers to assist veterans in filing for US Dept. of Veterans Affairs benefits. Honorably discharged veterans registered with LCVS, and their spouse may utilize complimentary LCVS transportation to medical appointments within a 50-mile radius. To schedule a ride, call LETS at (517) 546-6600, select option 3 and mention veteran status. LCVS offers honorably discharged indigent veterans several assistance programs provided by Emergency Relief funds, such as:

  • Energy efficient upgrades or replacements of large appliances such as boilers, furnaces, central A/C, and refrigerators via LCVS partnership with Consumers Energy,
  • $200 food voucher plus an additional $50 for each child in the household,
  • $200 clothing vouchers for their school-aged children up to age 18, and
  • Dental assistance of up to $1,000 via LCVS partnership with VINA Dental.

Call (517) 546-6338 to set up an appointment and qualify for these programs.

January 3, 2024 Radon Test Kits available to residents - courtesy of the Livingston County Health Department

Genoa Township is giving out free radon testing kits. The testing kit and instructions are available at Township Hall. 

The naturally-occurring, tasteless, odorless and colorless gas comes from the natural, radioactive breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air. It enters buildings through openings in  foundation floors or walls such as sump openings, crawlspaces, floor or wall joints and cracks. 

In Livingston County, approximately 40% of homes have elevated radon levels, according to information on the county's website from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. 

For more information on this program and on radon in general, please visit the Livingston County Health Department Radon page.

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Related Documents

Related Documents

School District Map School District Map
A map showing the various school districts within Genoa Charter Township
Related Web Links
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
Brighton Area Fire Brighton Area Fire
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