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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

March 25, 2019 Michigan Department of Treasury Announcement: Principal Residence Exemption Does Not Expire

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding Michiganders that a Principal Residence Exemption – known as a PRE – does not expire.

Inaccurate posts being shared on social media are claiming that Michigan taxpayers will experience a surge in property taxes due to their PRE expiring after 25 years. In return, the state Treasury Department and local assessors are experiencing a surge in inquiries from residents who are trying to verify this misinformation or submit unneeded paperwork.  

“Simply put, there isn’t an expiration date on a Principal Residence Exemption,” said acting Deputy State Treasurer Anne Wohlfert, who oversees Treasury’s State and Local Finance programs. “Homeowners who have claimed a Principal Residence Exemption do not have to refile the required form unless they move.”

A PRE exempts a residence from the tax levied by a local school district for school operating purposes up to 18 mills. To qualify for a PRE, a person must be a Michigan resident who owns or occupies the property as a principal residence.

For more information about property taxes, go to www.michigan.gov/propertytax or follow the state Treasury Department on Twitter at @MITreasury.

March 22, 2019 Advanced Disposal now resuming contracted yard waste pickup

With the warmer weather, Advanced Disposal is resuming its subscription yard waste service for residents.  The cost is $80.00 per season.  Pick-up will be on a twice a month basis, with a limit of 15 bags per pick-up.  Yard waste collections will begin starting April 1, 2019.  Please contact Advanced Disposal at 1 888 443 1717 now to set up service.

March 21, 2019 2019 Spring Yard Waste Drop off

Our Spring Yard Waste Collection program has been scheduled for the following date at the Genoa Charter Township Hall from 8 am to 11 am:

Saturday, April 27th, 2019
Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Residents may bring their yard waste to the Township Hall parking lot 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.

March 18, 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 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.

March 18, 2019 Michigan Statewide Tornado Drill - Wednesday March 27th at 1 p.m.

Livingston County will be participating in the Michigan Statewide Tornado Drill that will be taking place on Wednesday, March 27th at 1:00 p.m. This will be the fourth year that the County has participated in the drill. This year, the County will continue to emphasize communications along with the sheltering portion of the drill. An initial warning will be sent to the public and after a 20 minute waiting period an “all clear” message will then be sent out. The drill is a proactive effort to support preparation and planning for severe weather or tornado emergency for all Livingston County residents.

March 5, 2019 2018 Winter and Summer Property Tax Payment Information

Thursday, February 28, 2019 was the last day to pay 2018 Summer & Winter Property Taxes. 

2018 Property Taxes become delinquent as of Friday, March 1, 2019.  All payments must now be made to the Livingston County Treasurer’s Office.

Tax payments cannot be accepted at the County between March 1st and March 15th 

Please contact the County Treasurer’s Office at 517-546-7010 after March 15th for a total amount due.

March 5, 2019 Proposed Budget and Audit Information for Fiscal Year 2019/20

The proposed Township Budgets for the next fiscal year beginning April 1, 2019 and ending March 31, 2020 are available for review.  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 4, 2019 2020 Census Bureau looking for Census Takers

In advance of the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country.

These positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn some extra income while helping your community. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine each state’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. This is your chance to play a part in history and help ensure that everyone in your community is counted!

Job Qualifications

To be eligible for a 2020 Census job, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Have a valid email address.
  • Complete an application and answer assessment questions. (Some assessment questions are available in Spanish. However, an English proficiency test may also be required.)
  • Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959.
  • Pass a Census-performed criminal background check and a review of criminal records, including fingerprinting.
  • Commit to completing training.
  • Be available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and/or weekends.

Most jobs require employees to:

  • Have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, unless public transportation is readily available.
  • Have access to a computer with internet and an email account (to complete training).

If you are employed elsewhere, your current job must be compatible with Census Bureau employment and not create conflicts of interest. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Also, you must not engage in any partisan political activity while on duty.

The Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit our Equal Employment Opportunity page.  The pay rate for Census Takers in Livingston County is $19.00/hour.

If you are a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans’ preference. Documentation supporting your claim for preference must accompany your application. For more information, visit the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Veterans’ Preference page.

February 18, 2019 2018 Brighton Area Fire Authority Report

The Brighton Area Fire Authority has released its 2018 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 2, 2019 Township Holiday Schedule 2019

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

January 1, 2019 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.

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Related Documents

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School District Map School District Map
A map showing the various school districts within Genoa Charter Township
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