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Genoa Township
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on March 30, 2015 at 12:12pm.

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 27, 2015 Joint Board meeting to discuss 2015-2021 Capital Improvement Program

A joint meeting of the Township Board and Township Planning Commission will be held on Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Township Hall. The meeting is being held to discuss the proposed 2015-2021 Capital Improvement Program. It begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

An agenda for the meeting can be found here and the packet can be found here.

(12,689 kB) Joint Meeting - Capital Improvement Program packet Joint Meeting - Capital Improvement Program packet

March 24, 2015 Spring Yard Waste Drop off

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

Saturday April 25, 2015
Saturday May 23, 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

March 23, 2015 Howell Parks and Recreation Event: Moonglow - Evening Easter Egg Hunt

Marshmallow Drop and Moonglow Night time Easter Egg Hunt - Thursday April 2, 2015
(Rain date: Thursday April 9, 2015)

Check-in Begins at 6:00pm
First Drop Begins at 7:15pm

NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION. Registration must be received in advance. Register online at www.howellrecreation.org, call 517/546-0693, or in person at 925 W. Grand River, Howell or online HERE.

The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority invites you to the most unique night-time Easter Egg Hunt and spring time celebration in Livingston County for children ages 0-8. For those of you unfamiliar with this one-of-a-kind outdoor event, it all begins with a fly-over by helicopter and a massive drop of thousands of soft, white marshmallows and a few special ones that can be turned in for age-specific prizes. After the marshmallow drop, we will wait for the sun to set and move directly into a night-time Easter Egg Hunt - the Moon Glow - so make sure everyone who is registered brings a working flashlight.

For both events, children will be grouped together by age and have their own special time to hunt (parents are allowed to hunt with children ages 0-3 only). Three special prizes will be raffled off between events - a family get-away from Baymont Inn & Suites, Rollerama Party Pack, and a Red Wagon full of toys.

Please dress warmly and appropriately for the weather and bring your picnic dinner to enjoy before the event! The Easter Bunny will be on hand for informal photos (so bring your camera) and all children will receive an Easter bag to collect marshmallows and eggs.

This event is limited to the first 1000 children registered. parking is limited at Genoa Township Hall, free shuttle service available from Three Fires Middle School. Concessions will be available for an extra charge.

All registrations must be received by Tuesday, March 31.

Fees: $10 per child

(141 kB) Moonglow Event Map Moonglow Event Map
Howell Area Parks and Recreation Howell Area Parks and Recreation
Moon Glow & Marshmallow Drop Registration link Moon Glow & Marshmallow Drop Registration link

March 20, 2015 Township Employment Opportunity

Utility Line Locator - Damage Prevention Technician
(Full-Time, Non-Exempt)

Do you like working outdoors in any weather?
Does a busy fast-paced work day appeal to you?
Are you detail-oriented and organized?
Do you enjoy working independently as well as being part of a team?
Want to learn plan sheet interpretation and use of Geographic Information System Software?

Genoa Township Utility Department is excited to announce an opening for a Utility Line Locator. We offer paid comprehensive training, use of a municipal truck, and an excellent benefit package. The Utility Line Locator will work under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Water Division and will also learn skills for water distribution and collection.

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

March 18, 2015 WALLY Commuter Rail Community Meeting - *NEW MEETING DATE ADDED*

The North-South Commuter Rail (WALLY) is a proposed 27-mile long commuter rail service that would connect Ann Arbor and Howell, with intermediate stops along the way. It is being evaluated as a way to improve mobility along US-23 and to promote economic development and job creation in the region.

A feasibility study is being undertaken by the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA) to assess in detail the feasibility of the North-South Commuter Rail service. This federally-funded study will take about 15 months to complete and will consist of distinct phases and tasks that have been identified in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The results of this assessment, which includes in-depth public and stakeholder involvement, will be used to determine project costs, ridership, potential station locations, and the capacity and willingness of the affected communities to build, operate and help fund the project. If the project is found feasible, the study will help to prepare the project for future federal funding.

The third community meeting has been scheduled for the following date and location:

Monday, March 30, 6:30 PM
Bennett Recreation Center
925 W. Grand River
Howell, MI 48843

The intent of this meeting is to provide an update on the status of the North-South Commuter Rail (WALLY) project and an overview of the feasibility study. There will be a presentation at the beginning of the meeting followed by discussion to answer questions and obtain public input on the project and the process. The presentation and format will be the same for all meetings.

For additional information, please contact Michael Benham of the AAATA at (734) 794-1851 or mbenham@theride.org.

WALLY Information and Discussion Site WALLY Information and Discussion Site

March 13, 2015 2014 Tax Payment Information

Monday, March 2, 2015 was the last day to pay 2014 Summer & Winter Property Taxes at the Township

The 2014 Property Taxes are now delinquent. As of Tuesday, March 3rd all real property tax payments must be made to the Livingston County Treasurer's Office.

Please contact the County Treasurer's Office after March 15th for a current amount due.

View and Pay Your Taxes Online View and Pay Your Taxes Online

March 12, 2015 Robinson Scholarship available for eligible Township residents

The Genoa Township board is looking to assist college juniors and seniors in Michigan who are preparing for a career in public administration.

The Robert R. Robinson scholarship, administered by the Michigan Townships Association, will be awarded on a competitive basis, as determined by the applicant's academic achievement, community involvement and commitment to a career in local government administration.

Scholarship applicants must be a junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in a Michigan college or university; pursuing a degree in public administration or similar degree (such as political science, public policy, public affairs & communication, parks & recreation, etc); and must be considering a
career in local government administration.

Eligible Genoa Township residents may contact Kathleen at the Township Hall at kathleen@genoa.org or (810) 227-5225 for more information.

More information can be found at the Michigan Township's website. The application can be found here.

(187 kB) Robert Robinson Scholarship application Robert Robinson Scholarship application

February 23, 2015 Proposed Budget Information

The Proposed General Fund Budget for Genoa Charter Township for Fiscal Year 2015/16 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 polly@genoa.org

(68 kB) Genoa Township Proposed Budget Genoa Township Proposed Budget
Proposed Fiscal Year Budget 2015-16

February 10, 2015 Township Clerk Polly Skolarus Announces Election Precinct Changes

  • The Genoa Township Election Commission has added a new polling location. The 2/42 Community Church located at 7526 Grand River Avenue in Brighton will be used to accommodate the new Precinct 13 and also Hartland Schools Precinct 11. This facility will accommodate all Hartland Schools voters living in Genoa Township who previously voted at Community Bible Church. It will also become the new polling place for Precinct 13 voters who live near Grand Beach or the Sylvan Glen Mobile Home Park.
  • Voters who will be affected by this change will receive new voter identification cards within the next ten days.
  • In addition, voters living in the North Shore Communities will now vote at Three Fires Middle School located at 4125 Crooked Lake Road in Howell. This will allow a more convenient facility for those who previously voted at Chilson Hills Baptist Church as it will closer to your homes.
  • New voter identification cards will be mailed to all those affected by this change who live in or near the North Shore Communities.

Voters who do not receive new voter identification cards will remain in their respective polling places. If you are unsure of your voting location, you may call the Clerk's office at (810) 227-5225 or visit the Michigan Secretary of State website at https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/mivote/

February 10, 2015 Special Election - May 5, 2015

Special Election - May 5, 2015

The State of Michigan will hold a special election on May 5, 2015 for voters to consider a Constitutional amendment increasing the state sale tax from 6% to 7%. According to the resolution, funds will be used for Michigan roads. The last day to register for this election is April 6, 2015. Eligible voters may register with their local clerk, county clerk or the Secretary of State.

Applications for absent voter ballots will be mailed out in March to those who are on our standing list. Registered voters may also print the absent voter application included here and fax (810) 227-3420 or mail it to:

Polly Skolarus
2911 Dorr Road
Brighton, MI 48116

Those voters who want to know where they go to vote can consult the Genoa Township election map found here.

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.

(72 kB) Absentee Voter Application Absentee Voter Application

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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