Upcoming Meetings

Board of Trustees

September 8, 2015 at 6:30pm see agendas and minutes

Planning Commission

September 14, 2015 at 6:30pm see agendas and minutes

Zoning Board of Appeals

September 15, 2015 at 6:30pm see agendas and minutes

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(176 kB) School District Map School District Map
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(805 kB) Refuse collection map Refuse collection map
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Development information
Genoa Township
Printed from http://genoa.org/
on August 30, 2015 at 10:28pm.

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

August 27, 2015 Special Election - November 3, 2015

Genoa Charter Township has scheduled a special election at the request of the Brighton District Library and the Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA). The election is scheduled for Nov. 3, 2015.

The Brighton District Library is asking for a millage proposal of .22 mills for operating expenses. The Livingston Educational Service Agency is (LESA) is asking for a special education millage of 1.0435 restoring the Headlee reduction.

Please click here to view and print a copy of an absent voter application and FAX the completed application to (810) 227-3420 or mail it to Paulette A. Skolarus, Clerk Genoa Charter Township 2911 Dorr Road, Brighton, MI 48116. Ballots will be mailed in late October to those persons choosing to vote Absent Voter Ballot.

Picture Identification is required to receive a ballot. An affidavit of identity may be signed in the absence of same.

Please visit the Township Elections page for more information or you may contact the Clerk's Department at (810)227-5225.

(98 kB) Absentee Voter Application Absentee Voter Application

August 26, 2015 Spring Yard Waste Drop off

Our Fall 2015 Yard Waste Collection program has been scheduled for the following dates at the Genoa Charter Township Hall from 9am to noon:

Saturday October 24, 2015
Saturday November 21, 2015

Residents may bring their yard waste to the Township Hall on these dates. 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.

Refuse & Recycling Page Refuse & Recycling Page

August 25, 2015 Genoa Township Large Item Sticker program

Residents of Genoa Township looking to get rid of unwanted items too large for normal trash pickup can take advantage of the Large Item Sticker program.

Large item stickers can be purchased by check or cash from the Treasurers Department at the Township Hall. Each resident may pick up 1 Free Sticker per year for large item disposal. Any additional large item stickers are $10.00 each.

It can be difficult to determine how many stickers to purchase and how to put out your large items. Click here for a list of items that our staff often receives questions on as well as some helpful hints.

Once you have your sticker, place the item or items out with your garbage on your regular scheduled garbage day with the sticker where the garbage collector can see it and they will take it away. Please allow some time if your item requires a special truck for collection.

(123 kB) Large Item Sticker Program Large Item Sticker Program
Details on the Township's large item removal program
Duncan Disposal - Genoa Township information Duncan Disposal - Genoa Township information

July 23, 2015 Township Budget Approved

The budget for fiscal year 2015-16 for Genoa Township was approved by the Board on July 20th, 2015. The budget can be viewed below, you can click on each link to see that selected budget:

(61 kB) Operating Budget Operating Budget
(61 kB) Parks and Recreation Budget Parks and Recreation Budget
(62 kB) Road Improvement Budget Road Improvement Budget
(38 kB) Building Reserve and Cemetery Budget Building Reserve and Cemetery Budget

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.

Thanks to Arborist Julie Stachecki of Site Specific, Inc. for bringing this important information to the attention of the Genoa Township Board and residents.

June 9, 2015 2015 Summer Tax Information

The 2015 Summer Tax Bills were mailed on June 30, 2015. Summer taxes are payable, without penalty, through Monday, September 14, 2015.

Tax amounts are available on our website and payments can be made online with a 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.

April 23, 2015 Brighton Area Fire Department looking for Paid-on-call Firefighters

The Brighton Area Fire Authority is accepting applications for the position of paid-on-call Firefighter at all five of our stations. The department is looking for community minded residents that are interested in helping serve the community in which they live.

No training or experience is required to apply. All required training is provided and compensated. Academy classes are held on evenings/weekends.

Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, a valid Michigan Driver's license and live within Brighton Township, Genoa Township or the City of Brighton.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are available at Station 31 at 615 W. Grand River avenue or can be downloaded at www.brightonareafire.com. The Brighton Area Fire Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information contact the HR Director Anne Campbell at Brighton Area Fire Department at 810 229-6640 or acampbell@brightonareafire.com.

(1,329 kB) Brighton Area Fire Recruitment information Brighton Area Fire Recruitment information
Brighton Area Fire Authority Brighton Area Fire Authority

April 9, 2015 MDOT releases more information regarding I-96/US-23 Interchange project

The Michigan Department of Transportation has begun construction on the major safety and operational improvements to the existing interchange at I-96 and US-23 in Brighton Township in Livingston County.

Recently, MDOT released informational videos on the project. Part 1 of the videos has been published on Youtube and can be found here.

More information on the project can be found on MDOT's website here.

MDOT I-96/US-23 Interchange project MDOT I-96/US-23 Interchange project

February 2, 2015 Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for Livingston County

The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will be meeting every third Saturday from March through November at 11:00 am in the Brighton Library.

Contact: 248-446-9592 or 517-545-0422 for more information.

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.

(156 kB) BAFA Reflective Sign order form BAFA Reflective Sign order form

January 1, 2015 Township Holiday Schedule 2015

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

February 17, 2014 Brighton Area Fire Department offering free smoke detectors to hearing impaired residents

The Brighton Area Fire Authority is working with local residents to ensure proper smoke alarms for people with hearing impairments. The Fire Authority was a recipient of a 2013 grant in which 200 units were purchased for people who are deaf or have hearing impairments.

The Authority worked with Brighton Area Schools and Livingston Educational Service Agency to help determine the need of the area specifically children who meet the criteria. The device is a Life Tone unit which is paired to a smoke alarm in the home and activates when the smoke alarm senses smoke. The life tone unit looks like an alarm clock and re-transmits the alarm in a different tone and includes a device to physically shake the bed.

"The units will be installed by our firefighters who will also check the home's smoke alarms, conduct a brief fire safety check" commented Fire Chief Michael O'Brian. "This is part of our program to make sure all our residents have working smoke alarms."

To request a unit the resident should contact Lt. Lauren Brookins via email at lbrookins@brightonareafire.com to setup an installation time. Based on the number of requests, the Authority may have to prioritize the installations.

The Authority has plenty of regular smoke alarms as well. Those who live in Brighton Township, Genoa Township or the City of Brighton who would like their smoke alarms checked or need an installation can contact Brighton Area Fire Headquarters at 810-229-6640

More news bulletins are available on our News Bulletins page.


Genoa Charter Township · 2911 Dorr Road · Brighton, MI 48116 · (810) 227-5225
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