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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


The Livingston County Road Commission will begin a Chilson Road rehabilitation project on Monday, Sept. 25 running through Sunday, Oct. 1. This project affects Chilson Road from the Township line north to Brighton Road.

Two-way traffic will be maintained through flag control. Expect long delays.

Alternate routes are strongly advised. Please see the attached construction advisory.

September 21, 2023 S. Latson PUD Development - Clarifications and Timeline

On May 31, 2023, the Township received an application for rezoning to amend and expand the existing Latson Road "Innovation Interchange" Planned Unit Development (PUD).  In response to this request, a citizen coalition was formed to oppose the development.  The Township welcomes opposition to the project but is concerned that the information being disseminated is not entirely accurate.  Without opinion for or against the application, Township staff have prepared clarifying information and a historical timeline for the development area.  This information is provided in the pdf documents attached below.

In addition to the information prepared by staff, the relevant section from the Township Master Plan and the approved existing PUD design guidelines are also linked below in hopes that it will be helpful to those trying to learn more about the history of the project.  

The applicant is currently in the process of revising materials related to the pending request.  Revised application materials will be uploaded to this website once received by staff.  In addition, information regarding the Planning Commission meeting location, date and time will be posted as soon as it is confirmed.  

As always, Township staff are available and happy to help answer questions or share information about this project or any others pending review.  You can reach the Township Manager, Kelly VanMarter via email at kelly@genoa.org and the Planning Director, Amy Ruthig at amy@genoa.org.  You can also call the Township Hall at 810-227-5225.  

September 15, 2023 2023 Summer Tax Payment Information

Thursday, September 14, 2023 was the last day to pay 2023 Summer Property Taxes without penalty.

Property tax payments made after September 14th will be charged a 1% penalty per month.

All 2023 Property Tax payments put in either of the Township Hall drop boxes between 5:00 pm Thursday, September 14th and 9:00 am Friday, September 15th will be posted paid, 9-14-23, and mailed a stamped paid receipt. 

Thank you, Genoa Township Treasurer’s Office

September 11, 2023 2023 Fall Yard Waste Drop off

Our Fall Yard Waste Collection program has been scheduled for the following dates at the Genoa Charter Township Hall from 8 am to 11 am:

Saturday October 21st
Saturday November 18th

Residents may bring their yard waste to the Township Hall Parking lot on this date. 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.

August 28, 2023 Cromaine District Library Launches Strategic Planning Process

The Cromaine District Library (CDL) of Hartland announces the launch of its new strategic planning process. This  process is intended to produce CDL’s next strategic plan, an outward-facing document laying out the Library’s vision,  mission, goals, key initiatives and priorities for the next 3-5 years.

To inform the strategic plan, the Library is creating several opportunities to hear from community residents and stakeholders about what's important to them. The Library is working with ReThinking Libraries, a strategic planning firm that specializes in assisting libraries to become vibrant, 21st century institutions. Harnessing the facilitation strengths and experience of the ReThinking Libraries team, CDL will be conducting interviews, focus groups, surveys and meetings to ensure its new plan reflects the valuable perspectives and insights of those the Library serves, as well as community  partners and collaborators.

Cromaine District Library encourages those who live, work, and study in the library’s district (which includes all of Hartland Consolidated School District, including Hartland Township and portions of Brighton, Deerfield, Genoa, Oceola  and Tyrone Townships) to lend their voices to the planning process by taking a short survey and/or attending one of the  planned focus group sessions. You do not need to be a library regular to share your feedback!

Cromaine District Library’s Survey is accessible by clicking the link below. Paper copies are also available in
the library.

Register to attend an upcoming focus group:

  • Teen Focus Group, Wednesday, September 20, 3:00 pm at Cromaine District Library.
  • Adult Focus Group, Wednesday, September 20, 7:00 pm at Cromaine District Library.
  • Business and Community Stakeholder Focus Group, Thursday, September 21, 8:00 am at
  • Hartland Chamber of Commerce.
  • Parent/Caregiver of Children Focus Group, Thursday, September 21, 11:15 am at Cromaine
  • District Library.
  • Virtual Adult Focus Group, Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 pm virtual via Zoom.
July 10, 2023 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.

March 27, 2023 The Howell Senior Survivor Playground Begins Construction at the Genoa Township Park

The Howell High School Senior Survivor playground has officially begun construction at the Genoa Township Park!  Senior Survivor is a charity fundraiser organized by the Howell High School Student Council. The fundraiser is a game similar to the show Survivor.  Rather than being sent to an island, 12th grade survivors are in the school for a whole week and each day a number of survivors will be eliminated until only one remains and is crowned the “Ultimate Survivor.”  The 2021 & 2022 Senior Survivor fundraisers brought in over $462,000 for the Survivor playground.

With additional contributions from Genoa Township and support from Michigan Recreational Construction, the playground is being built between the soccer field and the upper parking lot at Genoa Township Park. A map of the Survivor playground can be found below as well as images of some of the features of the playground.

The Survivor playground will be accessible as well as consist of elements that encourage engagement among all individuals. The goal of the Survivor playground is to provide a safe place where children of all abilities can play together. Different aspects of the playground will be designed to meet the needs of children who have mobility impairments, have autism, or are sight or hearing-impaired. Everything will be accessible, however the user’s unique abilities will determine what they can do. The Survivor playground will be developmentally appropriate for children with and without disabilities by offering a wide range of challenging play opportunities where all children can interact. The focus will be on abilities not disabilities.

In addition to being inclusive, the Survivor playground will also be nature-inspired and will look different than your average playground. Rather than having all elements made out of plastic or metal, the Survivor playground will consist of natural elements and textures such as logs, stumps, ropes, boulders, and plants. Natural playgrounds present opportunities for individual exploration and discovery as well as collaborative play. While playing at the Survivor playground, children will not only develop physical skills but also imagination and problem-solving skills

Construction of the playground began March 27, 2023 and is expected to be completed by mid Summer 2023.

We ask that visitors to the park exercise caution and maintain a safe distance from the fenced-in construction site.

For more information about the park and its sponsors as well as future projects, please visit the Howell Senior Survivor website.

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.

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
Upcoming Meetings
Related Documents

Related Documents

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