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Genoa Township
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on April 18, 2014 at 8:17am.

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

April 15, 2014 Township Holiday Hours

The Township Offices will be closed Friday April 18th 2014 for Good Friday Holiday.

April 15, 2014 Howell Parks and Recreation Event: Moonglow - Evening Easter Egg Hunt

Marshmallow Drop and Moonglow Night time Easter Egg Hunt - Thursday April 17, 2014

First Drop Begins at 7:30pm (Check-in begins at 6:00pm)
Genoa Township Hall, 2911 Dorr Rd, Brighton, MI
$10 per child (ages 0-8)

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.

This outdoor event will be held depending on the weather Thursday April 17th, 2014. A rain date has been scheduled for Tuesday April 22nd, 2014. For cancellation information due to inclement weather please contact Howell Area Parks and Rec at 517 546 0693.

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'll attempt to break the Guinness World Records for the Largest Bunny Hop and then 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 Inns & Suites, Great Escape Great Shot Package and a gift basket full of toys/candy from Razzmatazz Toys & The Candy Bar.

Please dress warmly and appropriately for the weather and bring your picnic dinner to enjoy between events!

The Easter Bunny will be on hand for informal photos (so bring your camera) and all children will receive an bag to collect marshmallows and eggs. Parking is limited at Genoa Township Hall, free shuttle service available from Three Fires Elementary School. No refunds will be issued for one-day special events.

Concessions will be available for an extra charge.

Like us "MOON GLOW AND MARSHMALLOW DROP" on Facebook for updates and a chance to win VIP parking the night of the event.

Sponsored by ITC Corp. and Genoa Township.

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April 10, 2014 Livingston County Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Days

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

The Livingston County Solid Waste Program has announced the 2014 schedule for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events. The events will be held on the following dates:

Saturday, May 3, 2014 (Howell Location)
Saturday, August 9, 2014 (Green Oak Location)
Saturday, October 11, 2014 (Howell Location)

The event will run from 9:00 am to 12:00pm noon at the Howell and Green Oak locations. YOU MUST CALL AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO PARTICIPATE. These events provide a perfect opportunity to safely eliminate unwanted hazardous materials from your home, workshop and garage.

For a complete list of acceptable materials please check the flyer here, go to the website at www.livgov.com/dpw or call 517-545-9609.

The events are made possible through the Livingston County Drain Commissioner, Brian Jonckheere, and the Livingston County Board of Commissioners.

Electronic Waste Collection Event

The Livingston County Solid Waste Program is pleased to announce that it will again be hosting two TV & Computer Collection events. The collection will be held on the follwing dates:

Saturday, May 3, 2014 (Howell Location)
Saturday, October 4, 2014 (Green Oak Location)

The event runs from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm and will be held at 2300 E. Grand River Avenue in Howell at the Livingston County East Complex parking lot. This is a FREE "Rain or Shine" event that accepts most TV and computer components at NO CHARGE to anyone and to small businesses with fewer than 10 employees. The materials collected are all sizes and types of TVs, monitors, towers, laptops, printers, scanners, VCRs, cameras, copiers and telephones.

For a complete list and a flyer with additional event details, please click here.

This is a great opportunity to conveniently recycle your unwanted TVs and electronic items. These events are made possible through the Livingston County Drain Commissioner and the Livingston County Board of Commissioners.

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April 8, 2014 Consumer Protection Warning regarding Utility Payments and Prepaid Debit Cards

Communities across the US are reporting scammers who are exploiting preloaded debit cards to steal money. The scam typically involves preloaded debit cards (the Green Dot prepaid card is a popular choice) where the scammers pose as utility company employees and threaten disconnection of service unless an immediate payment is made using a prepaid card.

MHOG/GO Utilities customers are advised not to respond to these types of phone calls.

MHOG and GO staff will not use phone calls to require customers to make a payment to avoid a cutoff of service. Water and sewer payments are accepted through the mail, online or in person.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette recommends that anyone who believes they have been a victim of a scam can contact the Consumer Protection Division. To file a complaint online, you can click on the following link

Michigan Attorney General Consumer Complaint Form

March 14, 2014 School Election

School Election Scheduled for Tuesday May 6, 2014

The School Election has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Residents living in Genoa Township in the Hartland or Pinckney School districts may vote in person on Election Day at the Genoa Township Hall. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Picture Identification is required to receive a ballot. An affidavit of identity may be signed in lieu of same.

Absentee voter applications have been mailed to all eligible voters. Please remember to read the directions enclosed with the ballot to ensure your vote is tabulated. Voters who will be away for the May 6, 2014 election should note the mailing address when filling out the absentee application or contact the clerk's department to update the mailing.

Residents wishing to view the proposed school ballots can find them here:



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

(23 kB) Hartland School District May 6, 2014 Ballot Hartland School District May 6, 2014 Ballot
(22 kB) Pinckney School District May 6, 2014 Ballot Pinckney School District May 6, 2014 Ballot

February 27, 2014 2013 Winter Tax Information

Friday, February 28, 2014 was the last day to pay 2013 property taxes at the Township.

Taxes became delinquent as of March 1st and are payable, with additional 1% per month
and 4% administration fee, to the Livingston County Treasurer's Office.

Absolutely, NO 2013 Residential Property Tax payments can be made at the Township.

February 20, 2014 Spring Yard Waste Pickup

Our Spring 2014 Yard Waste Collection program has been scheduled for the following date at the Genoa Charter Township Hall from 9am to noon:

Saturday April 26, 2014
Saturday May 24, 2014

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.

February 18, 2014 Public Administration 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; 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 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

February 5, 2014 Budget Information

The General Fund Budget for Genoa Charter Township for Fiscal Year 2014/15 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

(81 kB) Genoa Township Proposed Budget Genoa Township Proposed Budget
Proposed Fiscal Year Budget 2014-15

February 3, 2014 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 1, 2014 Township Holiday Schedule 2014

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

More news bulletins are available on our News Bulletins page.

Genoa Charter Township · 2911 Dorr Road · Brighton, MI 48116 · (810) 227-5225
Questions or comments about our new web site? Send email to adam@genoa.org