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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.

Latest Township News

March 20, 2023 Statewide Tornado Drill - Wednesday March 22

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared March 19-25 as Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, and the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) is calling on residents to act by participating in a voluntary statewide tornado drill at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22.

“We are approaching the anniversary of the deadly EF3 tornado that devastated the city of Gaylord last year,” said Capt. Kevin Sweeney, deputy state director of Emergency Management and commander of the MSP/EMHSD. “It serves as an important reminder to take steps now to prepare and create a plan to protect your home, your family, and your pets.”

According to The National Weather Service, the state of Michigan averages 15 tornadoes each year.

“This drill gives people a chance to make a plan and put it to the test, so we are all better prepared when a disaster strikes,” Sweeney said.   

Businesses, organizations, families, and individuals are encouraged to engage in this statewide preparedness activity but are not required to do so. During the drill, residents will observe or hear alerts on TV and radio stations, as well as outdoor sirens in their community if the local emergency management agency is participating. Contact your local emergency management agency to learn how local alerts are administrated in your community and if your community is participating.

The average lead time for tornadoes to develop is 10 to 15 minutes, which means residents need to be ready to react quickly when a warning is issued.

To be ready for a tornado:

  • Know the difference: tornado watch means conditions exist for a tornado to develop; tornado warning means a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar.
  • Know the signs of an approaching tornado: dark, often greenish sky; large hail; a large, dark low-lying cloud; and a loud roar, like a freight train.
  • Stay tuned to commercial radio or television broadcasts for news on changing weather conditions or approaching storms. 
  • Develop an emergency preparedness kit with essential items such as a three-day water and food supply, a NOAA Weather Radio, important family documents, and items that satisfy unique family needs.
  • Identify a safe place in your home for household members and pets to gather during a tornado.
  • Make sure everyone understands the tornado warning system in your area.
  • Engage with your local emergency manager to find out if they are participating.

For more information about being safe before, during, and after a tornado, follow the MSP/EMHSD on Twitter at @MichEMHS or go to www.michigan.gov/miready.  

March 20, 2023 Township Employment Opportunity

Genoa Township is excited to announce an opening for two Summer Interns.

We are seeking two candidates who like to work outside and enjoy painting and other maintenance type of tasks. Preference will be given to those with experience driving a tractor and zero-turn mowers and can easily operate lawn-type equipment.  The position would begin early to Mid-May and go through August.

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

March 20, 2023 School Election - May 2, 2023 - HARTLAND SCHOOL GENOA RESIDENTS ONLY

Hartland Consolidated Schools has scheduled an election for May 2, 2023. All Electors have been mailed an application for an absent voter ballot and notified of the change to their polling place for this single election. 

The Township Hall will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for any person choosing to vote in person.  Applications may be returned to the Clerk’s office for those choosing to vote absent voter ballot or email to polly@genoa.org and a ballot will be sent to your home.

March 17, 2023 Approved Final Budget 2023/2024 Fiscal year

The Township Board approved the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Township Budgets at their meeting on March 06, 2022.  The budget is for the next fiscal year beginning April 1, 2023 and ending on March 31, 2024.   The approved budget is provided here.

Any comments or questions in regard to the budget can be directed to Township Supervisor, Bill Rogers at bill@genoa.org.

March 1, 2023 2022 Tax Information

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 was the last day to pay 2022 Property Taxes at Genoa Township.  All payments must now be made to the Livingston County Treasurer’s Office. 

Due to the balancing process, no payments can be between March 1st and March 15th.  Please contact the County Treasurer’s Office at 517-546-7010 after March 15th for a total amount now due. 

Thank you!

January 30, 2023 Radon Test Kits available to residents - courtesy of the Livingston County Health Department

Genoa Township is giving out free radon testing kits this month, which is designated as National Radon Action Month.  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.

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/

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
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.

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