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Township News Bulletins

There's always something new going on in Genoa Township! Check this space frequently for updated news and announcements.

September 17, 2019
2019 Summer Tax Payments

Monday, September 16, 2019 was the last day to pay 2019 Summer Property Taxes without penalty. 

All 2019 Summer Tax payments made after September 16, 2019 are now assessed a 1% fee per month.

Please contact the Genoa Township Treasurer’s office for a current amount due, 810-227-5225, or you can check the amount due at the Township website at www.genoa.org

September 16, 2019
Construction Advisory: Dorr Road closing for maintenance - Thursday September 19

TRAFFIC ALERT FOR DORR ROAD: Dorr Road will be completely closed Thursday (Sept. 19, 2019) from Grand River to Herbst Road. The closure will take places from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Alternate routes are advised.

The Livingston County Road Commission will be replacing a cross tube under the road which will include excavating trenches, backfilling and paving.

Please visit the Road Commission website at livingstonroads.org for more information.

September 9, 2019
Livingston County Scrap Tire Collection

A FREE scrap tire collection for LIVINGSTON COUNTY RESIDENTS to responsibly dispose of car and light truck tires will be held by reservation only on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 9 am to 1 pm.  Drop off location is in Howell. The address will be sent with reservation confirmation.  This event is sponsored by a grant from the MDEQ (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality) and is coordinated by the Solid Waste Program within the Livingston County Drain Commissioner’s office.  Per State regulations, there is a limit of 10 tires per resident address. Details are on the website www.livgov.com/dpw.  

August 28, 2019
Road Maintenance Advisory (August 27 - September 22) - Golf Club Road between Hughes Road and Argentine Road

The Livingston County Drain Commission is performing maintenance on the drainage system on Golf Club Road between Hughes Road and Argentine Road. The area will be closed to one lane for the duration.

The entire project should take approximately 3 weeks to complete.

Please drive with care through the work zone and follow the direction of the traffic control personnel for your safety and the safety of the workers. Please allow for a little extra time to get to your appointments as there may be occasional delays during construction. Emergency vehicles will have priority access at all times.  Please contact the Drain Commission at 517 546 0040 for more information..

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation, throughout construction.

August 20, 2019
2019 Fall Yard Waste Drop off

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

Saturday, October 19th, 2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019

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.

July 11, 2019
The Big Red Barrel Project is coming to Genoa Township Hall

According to the Michigan Department of Education, nearly 13 percent of Livingston County youths have abused prescription drugs and painkillers in the past 30 days, a rate higher than the national average.  The FDA has recently released a study on the harmful effects of medications that are flushed or dumped into the environment.  The Red Barrel project is designed to combat both these issues by collecting and disposing of unused medications in your bathroom cabinet.

Genoa Township is joining in the fight to save our kids and the environment.  The Big Red Barrel drug take back program will be available at the Township Hall from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m on the following dates:

  • Saturday October 26th, 2019

Controlled substances and all other solid dosage medications are accepted with no questions asked.   Please don’t bring your pill containers or other identifying information like labels.  Identification is not required and there is no cost for the disposal.

  • Please bring a plastic bag filled with all your outdated and/or unused medication. 
  • Liquid medication will be accepted if stuffed into a ziplock bag with enough paper towels to absorb all the liquid.  Please use separate bags for each liquid medication.
  • NO inhalers

The Drain Commissioner's office will also be on-site to collect sharps and needles.

  • Sharp collection is open to residents. Businesses and medical facilities are not allowed to dispose of sharps at this event.
  • Sharps need to be in a heavy plastic container {i.e. Red "Sharp" Box or empty plastic laundry detergent jug sealed with tape

For more information on the Red Barrel project and other dropoff locations, please visit https://livingstoncountycommunityalliance.org/the-big-red-barrel.

June 27, 2019
Livingston County launches Citizen Alert System for residents

The Livingston County Emergency Management has launched a Citizen Alert System for residents.

This system will send emergency alerts to the electronic media of your choice; cell phone, text, or email. You can even rank the order of what method is used first. This alerting system works to make sure you and your family are notified during times of disaster or emergency within Livingston County.

This Livingston County Emergency Alert System allows you to choose the types of incidents that you wish to be notified about.  It also gives you the option to tell us if you have special considerations or needs emergency responders should be aware of in the event of an evacuation.  ALL information you provide is voluntary and confidential.  It will not be used for any purpose other than an emergency or disaster situation. 

For more information and to sign up, please visit the Livingston County Emergency Managment page

May 7, 2019
Election Results

Results for the May 7, 2019 Election can be found on the Livingston County Clerk's Election Results section.

May 4, 2019
OFFICE HOURS FOR SATURDAY MAY 4, 2019

 

NOTICE

The Clerk’s office will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday May 4, 2019 to accept applications for absent voter ballots for the May 7, 2019 Special Election. Residents may register to vote, file an application, and vote their ballot at that time.

Signed:  Paulette A. Skolarus, Clerk

March 5, 2019
Budget and Audit Information for Fiscal Year 2019/20

The Township Budgets for the next fiscal year beginning April 1, 2019 and ending March 31, 2020 are available for review.  If you should have any comment or suggestion with regard to Township revenue or appropriations, please contact the clerk at the e-mail address polly@genoa.org

February 18, 2019
2018 Brighton Area Fire Authority Report

The Brighton Area Fire Authority has released its 2018 Annual Report.

The BAFD is responsible for responding to emergency incidents here in Genoa Township as well as the City of Brighton and Brighton Township.

The report is attached below.

January 2, 2019
Township Holiday Schedule 2019

Click here for a list of days the Genoa Charter Township offices will be closed.

June 13, 2018
Step Forward Michigan Mortgage Assistance Program

Michigan homeowners struggling with unemployment or another hardship may once again be eligible for assistance through the Michigan Homeowner Assistance Nonprofit Housing Corporation, acting through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.

Thanks to $18.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Treasury under its Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) program, the state’s most successful program for reducing foreclosure, Step Forward Michigan reopened its online application portal on Sunday, May 1 2018.

MSHDA Homeownership Director Mary Townley said if she had one piece of advice for homeowners it would be that they contact Step Forward Michigan sooner rather than later.  “Don’t wait until you receive a notice of foreclosure,” she advised. “Contact our office at the first sign of delinquency. This gives the homeowner the best opportunity for success.”

Since the program’s inception, more than 31,102 households have been helped with over $278 million in mortgage, property tax, and condominium assistance.

Michigan has until December 31, 2020 to use all funds.

Learn more at www.stepforwardmichigan.org or call 866-946-7432.

October 23, 2017
2017 Video Tour of Livingston County

Livingston County government is pleased to present the 2017 Video Tour of Livingston County that showcases the advantages of living, working and playing in our County Community!

The 2017 video tour includes comments by community leaders as well as a well-rounded visual depiction of our County, presented in nine (9) chapters:

  • Welcome
  • Education
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Healthcare – NEW
  • Real Estate and Relocation
  • Downtown, Business & Industry
  • Quality of Life
  • Economic Development – NEW
  • Community Organizations - NEW

Select any chapter of this product to view the Livingston County video on that subject. You can also view the
videos of various local businesses that participated in this promotional program by clicking on their logo in the
frame surrounding each chapter of the Video Tour.

Please visit the Livingston County home page at: https://www.livgov.com/ to view the new Video Tour of Livingston County

November 22, 2016
Genoa Township Board adopts Principles of Governance

At the November 21, 2106 Township Board meeting, the Board approved the adoption of the following Principles of Governance:

To maintain the high standards and traditions of Michigan Townships, we embrace these principles of governance to guide our stewardship, deliberations, constituent services and commitment to safeguard our community’s health, safety and general welfare.

We pledge to: 

•       Insist on the highest standards of ethical conduct by all who act on behalf of this township; 

•       Bring credit, honor and dignity to our public offices through collegial board deliberations and through diligent,    appropriate responses to constituent concerns; 

•       Actively pursue education and knowledge, and to embrace best practices;

•       Treat all persons with dignity, respect and impartiality; without prejudice or discrimination;

•       Practice openness and transparency in our decisions and actions;

•        Cooperate in all reasonable ways with other government entities and to consider the impact our decisions may have outside our Township’s borders;

•       Communicate to the public Township issues, challenges and successes, and welcome the active involvement of stakeholders to further the Township’s well-being;

•       Strive for compliance with state and federal statutory requirements;

•       Recuse a board member from participating in any decision where there was personal financial gain either expected or implied;

•       Further the understanding of the obligations and responsibilities of American citizenship, democratic government and freedom.

These principles we pledge to our citizens, our state, and to our country.

March 31, 2016
PUBLIC NOTICE OF WAIVER REQUIREMENT CHANGES

EFFECTIVE APRIL 4th, 2016

In an effort to improve customer service Genoa Charter Township and the Livingston County Building Department have agreed to eliminate the requirement for Township Land Use Waivers for window or roof replacement projects. 

Projects that are eligible to forego the land use waiver include the following:

  • ·       Window replacement to new windows having the same dimensions and location of existing windows.
  • ·       Shingle and sheathing replacement which does not alter the roofline, pitch, or height of the existing roof. 

ALL PROJECTS MUST STILL OBTAIN A BUILDING PERMIT FROM THE LIVINGSTON COUNTY BUILDING DEPARTMENT. 

Please call (810) 227-5225 with any questions. 

December 17, 2015
New video showing Genoa Township Hall and facilities

Recently a high definition video was taken by drone over the Township Hall and surrounding area.

You can find the video here: https://youtu.be/w1JaFnu5KvU

Thanks and credit go to Brian Jonckheere, the Livingston County Drain commissioner.

July 21, 2015
Oak Wilt Information

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.

January 21, 2015
Reflective Address signs now available for purchase at the Township Hall

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.

August 7, 2013
Information on Invasive Plants: Purple loosestrife and Russian olive.

Invasive plants are posing a real threat to Michigan's natural habitats. Purple loosestrife and Russian olive are two of the more aggressive plants that are crowding out native species. According to information from Michigan State University's Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (http://mnfi.anr.msu.edu/invasive-species/factsheets.cfm), "Early detection and eradication of these species is critical in preventing further damage to Michigan's natural areas."

Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is a beautiful plant with purple, pink or white flowers blooming in July through October. It will spread quickly in moist soil conditions, crowding out native plants such as cattails, which are needed for nesting and food sources. Some experts (http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu/downloads/ais/fs-97-501_purple_loosestrife.pdf) blame purple loosestrife for declining waterfowl populations. While deer forage on new purple loosestrife shoots in the spring, other animals avoid it. Experts on the MSU site recommend hand pulling seedlings; and removing all flowers seed heads.

Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) is a thorny shrub or small tree that grows up to 30 feet high. The leaves are light green and covered with silvery hairs. It blooms in June and July with yellowish flowers, eventually bearing hard yellow-red olive-shaped fruits. Russian olive grows in such a way that it fills in open areas, crowding out native plants. Experts on the MSU site recommend hand pulling seedlings. They caution that "burning, mowing, cutting, and girding can stimulate resprouting in larger plants without herbicide treatment; treat cut stumps with an herbicide."

For more information about purple loosestrife, Russian olive and other invasive plants threatening the state's natural habitats, visit http://www.misin.msu.edu/.

August 2, 2009
Livingston County Pet Adoption

Livingston County Animal Control

Pets available for adoption at the County Animal control can be found here

Livingston County Humane Society

Pets available for adoption at the Humane Society can be found here

January 16, 2009
Ash Tree Information

Detroit Edison has released an important announcement regarding ash trees.

December 31, 1969
NOTICE of office hours

 

NOTICE

The Clerk’s office will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday May 4, 2019 to accept applications for absent voter ballots for the May 7, 2019 Special Election. Residents may register to vote, file an application, and vote their ballot at that time.

Signed:  Paulette A. Skolarus, Clerk