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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

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

September 16, 2016 Township Employment Opportunities

Associate Distribution Operator
(Full-Time, Non-Exempt)

  • Do you like working outdoors?
  • Do you enjoy meeting and talking with new people?
  • Are you mechanically inclined and enjoy troubleshooting and solving problems?

The Genoa Township Utility Department is excited to announce an opening for an Associate Distribution Operator.   This position will provide the opportunity to learn key functions of the MHOG Water Department including skills for water distribution and collection.  We offer paid comprehensive training, use of a municipal truck, and an excellent benefit package.  This position will work under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Water Division.

Administrative Support for Utility Department
(Part-Time, Non-Exempt)

Under the general supervision of the Utility Director, the Utility Administrator will assist with providing executive administrative and billing support in the Utility Department for the Director of Utility, Township Engineer, and Human Resources, or others as directed.  The position requires substantial public contact, good communication skills, and a high degree of accuracy.

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

September 13, 2016 Yard Waste Drop off

Our Fall 2016 Yard Waste Collection program has been scheduled for the following days at the Genoa Charter Township Hall from 9am to noon:

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Saturday, November 19th, 2016

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.

September 6, 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.

Please click here to view and print a copy of an absent voter application, this application is for both 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 will be mailed 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.

August 12, 2016 Livingston County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Livingston County will host three Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event this year.. Examples of accepted materials are carpet cleaners, anti-freeze and bug sprays.  A complete list of accepted items is available at livgov.com/dpw.

You must call for an appointed time:  517-545-9609

Collection days are as follows:

  • Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9am to noon at 418 South Highland Way, Howell, MI

For more information, please visit the Livingston County DPW website.

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. 

August 4, 2016 Genoa Township Sidewalk Project - Hacker to Kellogg

The Township is starting a new phase of sidewalk expansion along the existing Grand River Avenue sidewalk.  The new phase of sidewalk will be constructed between Hacker and Kellogg Roads. This phase of the project will add sidewalk and connect existing walkways along approximately 8,600 feet of Grand River.

Attached below is a drawing of the proposed area.  If you have any questions regarding the sidewalk expansion, please contact the Manager's office at (810) 227-5225.

August 2, 2016 Reminder for Residents regarding Garbage pickup services

Recently, township residents have reported receiving solicitations for garbage pickup services at their residences. Please remember that Genoa Township residents already receive township-wide garbage pickup and recycling services which are paid for through your winter tax bill.

July 26, 2016 Change in Waste Pickup for Township Residents

Township residents will see a change in their waste pickup starting this week.

Rizzo Environmental Services has taken over Township waste and recycling services from Duncan Disposal.

All services that were offered by Duncan will be honored by Rizzo Environmental Services. 

If you have any further questions regarding this change, please contact the Township Hall at (810) 227-5225.

July 18, 2016 Construction Advisory: Brighton Road closing for maintenance - July to September 2016

Livingston County Road Commission will be making repairs to Brighton Road beginning Monday, July 18, 2016.  The repairs will take place on Brighton Road between Chilson and Bauer roads.  The project is expected to take two months to complete so that the road will be ready in time for the new school year.

Attached below is the plan and suggested detours from the Livingston County Road Commission.

Please visit the Road Commission website at livingstonroads.org for more information.

June 27, 2016 Oak Pointe and North Shore Water Restrictions

To conserve water during the current drought that we are experiencing, the Genoa Charter Township Utility Department is requiring all property owners served by the Oak Pointe municipal water system, which includes the Oak Pointe and North Shore Developments, to restrict non-essential water usage.  Non-essential water use includes, but is not limited to, irrigation of lawns, car washing, filling swimming pools, and hosing down pavement areas.  This restriction is necessary to preserve water for essential uses such as drinking, cooking, and flushing toilets, as well as for firefighting.

Nearly every summer, the Oak Pointe water system experiences days where the demand for water, due strictly to irrigation, exceeds its pumping and production capabilities.  Periodic high demand days are not a concern; however, back to back dry and hot days result in large increases in water usage.  Our current weather conditions and forecast are stressing the Oak Pointe Water Systems production and storage capabilities.  In addition to the even / odd irrigation restriction described below, we are requesting residents curb irrigation usage to the extent possible through this coming holiday weekend.

In attempt to reduce water usage, Genoa Charter Township is instituting an even/odd irrigation program for the remaining summer months.  We are requiring the users of the Oak Pointe municipal water system with odd street addresses to schedule their irrigation during the non-peak hours (late morning or early evening) and on odd days of the week.  Consequently, residents with even street addresses are requested to do the same on the even days.  For automated systems, this compliance can be achieved by operating them manually rather than automatically.  Additionally, avoiding irrigation during the peak demand times of 5am – 9 am will greatly improve reliability. 

On June 27th, 2016 the 650,000 gallon total storage capacity of Oak Pointe was reduced to only 20,000 gallons of available storage during the period of 5am – 8 am.   During this period, residents of Oak Pointe were using water at a rate of 3.1 MGD (million gallons per day).  It should be noted that Oak Pointe can only produce 1.3 MGD.  If peak hour demands continue to increase, Oak Pointe could exhaust its available water supply.

We understand you have a large investment in your lawn and landscaping and have implemented the above restrictions in an effort to achieve a balance between demand conditions and vegetative health.   Failure to reduce water usage, compiled with continued dry weather conditions, could result in placing an irrigation ban across the entire Oak Pointe System.  

The Genoa Township Utility Department will continue to work diligently to maintain the highest water quality and pressure during these peak usage days.  In addition, we regularly conduct testing of the water to ensure safe drinking water is distributed to users of the system.  Questions or concerns may be directed to the Genoa Township Utility Department at 810-227-5225 and additional information is available at http://mhog.org.


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:

Genoa Township
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.

Large Item Sticker Program Large Item Sticker Program
Details on the Township's large item removal program


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. 


Please call (810) 227-5225 with any questions. 

March 15, 2016 Approved Budget Information for Fiscal Year 2016/7

The Approved 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 polly@genoa.org

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.

January 1, 2016 Township Holiday Schedule 2016

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

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.


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.

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A map showing the various school districts within Genoa Charter Township
Refuse collection map Refuse collection map
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