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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
February 9, 2016 Winter Sledding at the Township Park
Come enjoy the fresh snowfall at the Genoa Township sled hill!
The sled hill has a vertical drop of approximately 40-feet and a run length of over 200 feet and is fun for all ages.
Benches have been installed at the top for parents and those waiting to sled. There are heated bathrooms and a warming area at the Township Park Pavilion. There is a parking lot across the Township driveway from the sled hill where parents can sit and watch their sledders in the comfort of their vehicles. Last but not least, a light pole has been installed at the hill allows night time sledding until 9 pm.
All are welcome to enjoy the winter fun for free at the Township sledding hill.
February 5, 2016 Presidential Primary Election - March 8, 2016
The State of Michigan has scheduled a Presidential Primary election for Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
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 January to those persons choosing to vote Absent Voter Ballot. Ballots are also available at the Township office to registered voters with a valid ID.
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.
February 5, 2016 DTE Tree Maintenance Program notice
As Spring approaches, Detroit Edison will be doing tree trimming in Genoa Township over the next several weeks.
Below is a map showing the areas where tree trimming is planned this year in Genoa Township as well as information on the program.
DTE will inform residents about trimming/removals on their property before work begins. Property owners along the proposed trim route will be notified using letters, phone calls, knocking on doors, and leaving door hangers if no one is at home.
For more information, please visit http://dteenergy.com/treecare.
February 5, 2016 2015 Brighton Area Fire Authority Report
The Brighton Area Fire Authority has released its 2015 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 28, 2016 March Board of Review
The Genoa Charter Township Board of Review will meet Tuesday March 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. for their Organizational Meeting.
They will meet the following days to hear appeals for Assessed Value, Tentative Taxable Value and/or Classification of property:
- Monday, March 14, 2016, 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00 pm - 5:00pm
- Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 1:00pm - 5:00pm & 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Personal appearances will be by appointment only. Written appeals will also be received by mail through March 11, 2016. POST MARKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Please call (810) 227-5225 to schedule an appointment. Appointments must be scheduled before March 11, 2016.
The Board of Review will meet at Genoa Township Hall, 2911 Dorr Rd, Brighton, MI 48116.
The tentative ratios and factors are as follows:
Classification Ratio Factor
Agricultural: 50.00 1.00000
Commercial: 50.00 1.00000
Industrial: 50.00 1.00000
Residential: 50.00 1.00000
Personal: 50.00 1.00000
The Assessing Department has compiled a guide for residents who are interested in information regarding petitioning the Board of Review to appeal their assessments. A link to this guide is listed below along with the petition form and other pertinent information.
January 21, 2016 Tax Payment Information
2015 Summer & Winter Taxes
All Genoa Township property owners were mailed a 2015 Summer & Winter Tax Bill. The 2015 Summer Taxes were due 9-14-15. If you are unsure if your Summer Tax Bill has been paid please contact the Genoa Township Treasurer's Office at 810-227-5225 or check our website at www.genoa.org. Your Summer Tax Bill, plus penalty, is payable to Genoa Township until 2-29-16. If you need to pay a delinquent summer bill, please contact our office for a current amount due.
2015 Winter Taxes are payable, without penalty thru 2-29-16. Tax payments can be made at the Township Office by cash or check, Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm or by mail to 2911 Dorr Rd., Brighton, MI 48116. If paying by mail please allow extra time for delivery as postmarks are not accepted. For your convenience there are two drop boxes located at the Township for after-hours payments. All tax payments left in the drop boxes will be mailed a receipt. Payments left in the drop box on 2-29-16 will be applied as paid on time.
You also have the option to pay your taxes with a credit card or by electronic check online at ww.genoa.org or by calling 1-800-272-9829. Official payments Corporation is providing this service for the Township. The jurisdiction code for Genoa Township is 7028. They will charge an additional convenience fee of 3% for credit card payments or a flat fee of $3.00 for an electronic check payment. Credit card payments cannot be made at the Township.
2015 Taxes will become delinquent Tuesday, March 1, 2016. They are payable with an additional 1% interest per month plus a 4% administration fee, to the Livingston County Treasurer, 200 E. Grand River, Howell, MI 48843, (517)546-7010. Between March 1st and March 20th tax payments cannot be accepted by the Township or County due to tax reconciliation. The interest and administration fee will remain the same if paid between March 21, 2016 and March 31, 2016 to the Livingston County Treasurer.
January 4, 2016 Budget Information
The General Fund Budget for Genoa Charter Township for Fiscal Year 2016/17 is now available for review.
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact the Township Clerk Polly Skolarus at (810) 227 5225 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
January 1, 2016 Township Holiday Schedule 2015
Click here for a list of days the Genoa Charter Township offices will be closed.
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.
October 29, 2015 New MHOG website and Twitter
We would like to announce the new website for the MHOG Utility Department: mhog.org.
The MHOG Utility Department oversees the day to day operations, planning, and operation of the municipal water systems in MHOG (Marion, Howell, Oceola, and Genoa Townships) and the sanitary sewer systems for Genoa and Oceola Townships.
Information for residents and customers can be found on the new site including Frequently Asked Questions and Active Projects in the MHOG Utility service area.
You can also follow MHOG on Twitter at @MHOGWater
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.
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 email@example.com.