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
October 24, 2016
Genoa Township Halloween Hours and Events
Trick or Treating hours in the Township are 6-8 p.m. on Monday (Oct. 31, 2016).
The Brighton Area Fire Authority is holding their 75th Annual Halloween Party on Oct. 31st from 6-9 pm
Enjoy Trick or Treating, a Costume Contest, Games, Food, and more. There is absolutely no charge to attend.
See the 2016 Halloween Party Flier (pdf) for complete details.
WHEN: Monday Oct. 31st from 6-9 pm
WHERE: BAFD Station 31 (615 W. Grand River, Brighton, MI 48116)
WHAT: Trick or Treating, Costume Contest, Games, Pizza, Doughnuts, Lemonade, Prizes, and Candy
October 24, 2016
General Election Day - November 8, 2016
The State of Michigan has scheduled the General Election on November 8, 2016. Tuesday October 11, 2016 is the last day to register to vote in the General Election.
Absentee ballots were mailed out on Monday October 3, 2016 to those voters who have chosen to vote Absentee.
Please click here to view and print a copy of an absent voter application, this application is for the General (November 8, 2016) elections. Please 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 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.
October 17, 2016
Yard Waste Drop off
Our Fall 2016 Yard Waste Collection program has been scheduled for the following date at the Genoa Charter Township Hall from 9am to noon:
Saturday, November 19th, 2016
Residents may bring their yard waste to the Township Hall 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.
October 3, 2016
Resident scam warning: DTE Utility Imposters
DTE Energy is reporting that customers are receiving calls from a company claiming to be DTE, asking for immediate payment via Green Dot debit cards or Western Union wire transfers, or else their power would be shut-off within 30 minutes. This is a scam. DTE recommends protecting yourself by following these tips:
On the Phone
- Ask for identification. Pull out your most recent DTE Energy bill and ask the caller to tell you the account number and the amount due.
- If you have caller I.D., the display will indicate that the call is from DTE Energy. If you suspect the call may be fraudulent, hang up and call DTE toll-free at 800.477.4747. Ask to be connected to a customer service representative who can confirm the status of your account and make appropriate arrangements for payment, if needed. If you have received a call of this nature and believe you are the victim of fraud, contact your local police immediately.
On the Web
- The web is increasingly being used to commit fraud and identity theft. Scammers use e-mail, text messaging and social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.
- Never give out personal information, including Social Security, bank account or credit card numbers over the Internet to someone you do not know.
- If you suspect you have been fraudulently contacted, call DTE at 800.477.4747 to speak with a customer service representative who can confirm the status of your account and make appropriate arrangements for payment, if needed.
If you believe you are the victim of an online scam, contact your local police immediately.
September 26, 2016
Livingston County Dam Maintenance for Lakes
The Livingston County Drain Commissioner inspects, operates and maintains nine dams in Livingston County. The lake levels are court ordered and inspected regularly. However, fluctuation in levels are possible due to variable precipitation levels so official lake levels may vary.
Below are the tentative dates to start the drop in lake levels in order to reach the winter levels:
CROOKED LAKE: October 7, 2016
HILAND LAKE: October 21, 2016
THOMPSON LAKE: September 21, 2016
The lake will drop 3 feet this year. Our target date for reaching the 3-foot drop is October 17, 2016. The drop is occurring earlier than normal in order to conduct maintenance before the weather reaches freezing temperatures.
For more information, please visit the Livingston County Drain Commission's Dam Maintenance page: https://www.livgov.com/drain/Pages/dammaintandlakelevel.aspx
August 11, 2016
Michigan Department of Treasury Warning on Fraudulent Phone Calls.
In an effort to combat potential income tax fraud The Michigan Department of Treasury is cautioning taxpayers of fraudulent phone calls being made demanding taxpayers pay an immediate amount of money or face actions from the department. Calls are being received from a legitimate Grand Rapids-area Treasury phone number, which has apparently been cloned by the scammers. Victims are told they owe money to the Department of Treasury and if not paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer the caller will face arrest, legal action or suspension of business.
Please be advised The Department of Treasury will not:
- Demand immediate payment without first mailing you a letter
- Require you to pay your taxes a certain way (for instance require you pay over the phone with a prepaid debit card)
- Threaten to call the police or other law enforcement agencies to arrest you for not paying
- Ask for a PIN, passwords, access codes to your bank accounts, or credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Michigan Department of Treasury, but you suspect he/she is not a Treasury employee:
- If you don’t owe taxes, or have no reason to think that you do, do not give out any information. Hang up immediately.
- If you believe you may owe taxes or that the Department of Treasury may need to legitimately contact you, please record the employee’s names, call back number and caller ID available and then call the Department of Treasury at (517) 636-5265 to determine if the caller is a Treasury employee with a legitimate need to contact you.
Please use caution and NEVER provide personal information unless you are sure the situation is legitimate.
June 26, 2016
2016 Summer Tax Information
The 2016 Summer Tax Bills were mailed to all Genoa Township property owners on Friday, July 1, 2016. Summer taxes are payable, without penalty, through Monday, September 14, 2016.
Tax amounts are available on our website however no tax payments can be made until July 1st.
After this date, payments can be made online with a credit card or electronic check at the township offices by cash or check or by mail to:
2911 Dorr Road
Brighton, MI 48116.
Please contact the Treasurer's Office at (810) 227-5225 if you do not receive your bill.
June 6, 2016
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.
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.
February 26, 2016
Tax Payment Reminder
Monday, February 29, 2016 was the last day to pay 2015 Summer and Winter property taxes at the Township Hall. 2015. All payments, plus penalty and interest, must now be made to the Livingston County Treasurer's Office.
Absolutely NO payments can be accepted at the Township after Monday, 2/29/16.
Taxes became delinquent March 1st and are payable, with additional 1% interest per month plus a 4% penalty, to the Livingston County Treasurer, 200 E. Grand River, Howell, MI 48843. The taxes will not be payable until March 15th, 2016. Please contact the Livingston County Treasurer at 517.546.7010 or online HERE for more information.
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.
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
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.