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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.

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January 22, 2019 The Big Red Barrel Project is coming to Genoa Township Hall

According to the Michigan Department of Education, nearly 13 percent of Livingston County youths have abused prescription drugs and painkillers in the past 30 days, a rate higher than the national average.  The FDA has recently released a study on the harmful effects of medications that are flushed or dumped into the environment.  The Red Barrel project is designed to combat both these issues by collecting and disposing of unused medications in your bathroom cabinet.

Genoa Township is joining in the fight to save our kids and the environment.  The Big Red Barrel drug take back program will be available at the Township Hall on January 26th and April 27th of 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Controlled substances and all other solid dosage medications are accepted with no questions asked.   Please don’t bring your pill containers or other identifying information like labels.  Identification is not required and there is no cost for the disposal.

  • Please bring a plastic bag filled with all your outdated and/or unused medication. 
  • Liquid medication will be accepted if stuffed into a ziplock bag with enough paper towels to absorb all the liquid.  Please use separate bags for each liquid medication.
  • NO inhalers

The Drain Commissioner's office will also be on-site to collect sharps and needles for this ONE TIME ONLY opportunity.

  • Sharp collection is open to residents. Businesses and medical facilities are not allowed to dispose of sharps at this event.
  • Sharps need to be in a heavy plastic container {i.e. Red "Sharp" Box or empty plastic laundry detergent jug sealed with tape

For more information on the Red Barrel project and other dropoff locations, please visit http://www.livingstoncountycommunityalliance.org/?page_id=139.

January 14, 2019 Holiday Refuse Collection

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday January 21, 2019

No expected delays

Please consult the Trash Collection App (Android users can click HERE, Apple/iOS users HERE) or our online widget at https://genoa.org/departments/utilities/refuse to confirm your day of pickup.

January 13, 2019 DART Volunteers sought for Hamburg Fire Station #12

DART is seeking volunteers for the DART South team stations at the Hamburg Fire Station #12.

DART is an all-volunteer, independent organization committed to the health and wellbeing of our Firefighters, EMS, Police and all other First Responders at the scene of house fires and other disasters.  DART has been in operation since 2012.

For more information, please contact Roy Seifried at rstuff@comcast.net or by phone at 517-518-2636.

January 9, 2019 Adopted Opt-Out Marihuana Ordinance

 

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF GENOA,

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN

 

AN ORDINANCE TO PROHIBIT MARIHUANA FACILITIES

AUTHORIZED BY PA 281 OF 2016 AND MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS AUTHORIZED BY THE MICHIGAN REGULATION AND TAXATION OF MARIHUANA ACT, BALLOT PROPOSAL 18-1 OF 2018

 

ORDINANCE NO. 190107

DATED: January 7, 2019

 

 

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF GENOA ORDAINS:

 

Section I: Name

           

            This Ordinance shall be known and cited as the Genoa Township Prohibition of Marihuana Facilities and Establishments Ordinance.

 

Section II: Purpose

           

The purpose of this ordinance is to prohibit any and all marihuana facilities within the geographic boundaries of Genoa Township pursuant to Section 205 of PA 281 of 2016 (MCL 333.27205), as may be amended, and to prohibit any and all marihuana establishments within the geographic boundaries of Genoa Township pursuant to Section 6 of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act of 2018 (MCL 333.27956), as may be amended, and to the fullest extent allowed by law.

 

Section III: Definitions

 

Words used herein shall have the definitions as provided for in Public Act 281 of 2016 (MCL 333.27101 et. seq.), as may be amended, as well as in the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act of 2018 (MCL 333.27951 et. seq.) as may be amended.

 

Section IV: Prohibition

 

1. All medical marihuana facilities within the boundaries of the Township are prohibited as permitted by Public Act 281 of 2016 (MCL 333.27101 et. seq.).

 

2. All marihuana establishments within the boundaries of the Township are prohibited as permitted by the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act of 2018 (MCL 333.27951 et. seq.), as may be amended.

 

Section V: Severability

The provisions of this ordinance are hereby declared to be severable.  If any clause, sentence, word, section or provision is hereafter declared void or unenforceable for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction, it shall not affect the remainder of such ordinance which shall continue in full force and effect.  

 

Section VI: Repeal

All ordinances or parts thereof in conflict herewith are repealed.

 

 

 

Section VII: Effective Date

This ordinance is effective immediately upon adoption and shall remain in full force and effect until repealed by the Township Board.

 

On the motion to adopt the Ordinance the following vote was recorded:

Yeas: Ledford, Croft, Hunt, Lowe, Mortensen, Skolarus and Rogers

Nays: None

Absent: None

 

 

 

Township Board First Reading: December 17, 2018

Date of Publication of Proposed Ordinance: December 23, 2018

Township Board Second Reading and Adoption:  January 7, 2019

Date of Publication of Adopted Ordinance: January 14, 2019

Effective Date: January 7, 2019

 

 

                                                                                                 

 

 

 

 

January 3, 2019 Radon Test Kits available to residents - courtesy of the Livingston County Health Department

Genoa Township is giving out free radon testing kits this month, which is designated as National Radon Action Month.  The testing kit and instructions are available at the Clerk's Department. 

The naturally-occurring, tasteless, odorless and colorless gas comes from the natural, radioactive breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air. It enters buildings through openings in  foundation floors or walls such as sump openings, crawlspaces, floor or wall joints and cracks. 

In Livingston County, approximately 40% of homes have elevated radon levels, according to information on the county's website from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. 

For more information on this program and on radon in general, please visit the Livingston County Health Department Radon page.

January 2, 2019 Township Holiday Schedule 2019

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

December 6, 2018 2018 Winter Tax Information

The 2018 Winter Tax Bills were mailed to all Genoa Township property owners on Friday, November 30, 2018.  Winter taxes are payable, without penalty, through Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Winter tax amounts are available on our website.

Please contact the Treasurer's Office at (810) 227-5225 if you did not receive your bill.

November 13, 2018 Township Refuse and Recycling Changes

Recycling pickup began the week of 11/5/18.  Please make sure you place your carts within 3’ of the curb and please allow enough distance between the carts to allow clearance for the automated truck. 

The Advanced Disposal Mobile App is now live.  Android users can click HERE, Apple/iOS users HERE

The Advanced Disposal Widget is now live.  Please visit our refuse page at https://genoa.org/departments/utilities/refuse to try it out.

How will this affect you:

Transition:  If you currently rent a cart you will no longer need to subscribe and pay for the carts separately.  Advanced Disposal uses automated single operated trucks which require the use of their carts by all customers. One 96 gallon refuse cart and one 64 gallon recycling cart were delivered between 10/15/18-10/26/18. 

All GFL, Rizzo, Duncan or Waste Management carts will be picked up and should be left empty at the curb after your last pick-up the week of 10/22/18.

Thank you for your patience

Currently Rented Carts/Recycle Bins: For those currently renting GFL or other waste hauler provided carts, GFL will be picking up your old carts.  Once your final refuse/recycling pick-ups have been completed they will be sending a separate truck to collect the old carts and recycle bins. Please leave your empty rented carts/bins at the curb after your final pick-up the week of 10/22/18. If you have purchased your own store bought cart it can no longer be used for the automated truck.  Please do not leave your privately owned carts at the road if you do not want them taken.

Refuse Pick-up:  Regular household garbage service will remain weekly and must be placed in the supplied 96 gallon cart.  Most pick-up days will remain the same, those homes which are assigned a new refuse pickup day will receive a postcard informing them of the new pickup day.

Recycling Pick-up:  Recyling pickups will begin the week of November 5th. Advanced Disposal will provide recycling every other week using the provided 64 gallon cart.  Schedules will be posted as soon as available at the following websites www.genoa.org and www.advanceddisposal.com as well as Advanced Disposals Smartphone App.

Large Item Stickers: Large item stickers are no longer required.  Residents will now be allowed to place (1) large item per week at the curb for no additional charge. (no Freon items, please)

Yard Waste: Yard waste will continue to be a separate subscription service.  Contact Advanced Disposal at 1 888 443 1717 now to set up service for this fall.  The cost is $80.00 per season or $10.00 for November 2018.  Pick-up will be on a twice a month basis, with a limit of 15 bags per pick-up. 

The Township will continue this year’s Fall Yard Waste drop off at the Township Hall.  Typically the autumn drop off dates are in October & November, these dates vary from year to year based on the weather.

Enhanced Web and mobile communications:  The Advanced Disposal Mobile App is now live.  Android users can click HERE, Apple/iOS users HERE.  Twitter and/or text message reminders or emergency messaging will provide homeowners with alerts about weather delays and mechanical issues that may delay your service. 

Customer Service:  Advanced Disposal’s Northville Service Center will handle calls for Genoa residents and will be able to search your information by address to assist you. You can contact them at 1 888 443 1717.

Updated information: Updated information will be posted on both the Township Website & Advanced Disposal website as it becomes available.  Please visit www.genoa.org and www.advanceddisposal.com  or contact the township offices at 810-227-5225, Monday-Friday  9:00am - 5:00pm.

September 17, 2018 2018 Tax Information

2018 Summer taxes were due Friday, September 14, 2018.  A 1% fee per month is now due.

Please contact the Genoa Township Treasurer’s office for a current amount due, 810-227-5225, or you can check the Township website at www.genoa.org

May 18, 2018 Brighton Area Fire seeking Paid On-Call Firefighters

The Brighton Area Fire Authority is seeking men and women living in Genoa Township, Brighton Township and the City of Brighton who are willing to serve their community as a Paid On-Call Firefighter.

  • No experience necessary, just the motivation to learn and serve
  • All required training is provided and compensated
  • Academy classes are held on evening/weekends

To apply, interested applicants can go to www.brightonareafire.com or in person at 615 W. Grand River, Brighton, MI  48116.  If you have any questions, please call (810) 229-6640 or email the BAFA HR Director Anne Campbell at acampbell@brightonareafire.com

March 20, 2018 Approved Budget and Audit Information for Fiscal Year 2018/9

The approved Township Budgets for the next fiscal year beginning April 1, 2018 and ending March 31, 2019 are available for your perusal.  If you should have any comment or suggestion with regard to Township revenue or appropriations, please contact the clerk at the e-mail address  polly@genoa.org

March 13, 2018 2017 Brighton Area Fire Authority Report

The Brighton Area Fire Authority has released its 2016 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.

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School District Map School District Map
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