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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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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.

March 6, 2018 Howell Parks and Rec 2018 Moonglow Cancelled for Genoa Township Hall

We have received an announcement from the Howell Parks and Recreation Authority:

"Due to an early Easter and unpredictable weather, the Howell Parks & Recreation will not be hosting the Moon Glow/Marshmallow Drop at the Genoa Township Hall this year.  For more questions, call 517-546-0693."

Sorry to all the hopeful egg finders and marshmallow catchers.  We hope Howell Parks and Rec brings the popular Moonglow event back to the Township Park next year.

March 6, 2018 MDEQ Vapor Intrusion Information for Affected Residents

The Michigan Department of Environment Quality and the Livingston County Health Department are investigating vapor intrusion concerns near Brighton Road and Seventh Street.  The Brighton High School is not affected.  It is their intention to install mitigation systems to address the problem. There is an informational meeting for impacted residents scheduled for March 20, 2018 from 7pm - 9pm at the City of Brighton Community Center at 555 Brighton Street.

Vapor intrusions sometimes occur where chemicals were spilled, leaked, or dumped onto the ground and filter down into the ground water. The vapor intrusion can cause the air in your home to be unsafe to breathe. Please refer to the www.michigan.gov/vaporintrusion for further information.  You may also contact Matt Bolang at the Livingston County Health Department at (517) 546 9850.

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Informational brochure from the MDEQ regarding the Vapor Intrusion issue on Brighton Road. Includes map.
February 28, 2018 2017 Winter Tax Information

The last day to pay 2017 Summer and Winter taxes at Genoa Township was Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 

2017 Property Taxes became delinquent on Thursday, March 1, 2018,  All payments must now be made to the Livingston County Treasurer's Office.

Tax payments CANNOT be accepted at the Township or County between March 1st and March 15th.

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

February 12, 2018 DTE Planned Tree Maintenance - Spring 2018

A message from DTE for Genoa Township residents and business owners:

Trees are a beautiful and vital part of Michigan’s landscape. They’re also the leading cause of power outages and can pose a serious public safety hazard if they grow too near or into power lines. That’s why our tree experts will be visiting your area soon to trim and, if necessary, remove trees growing too close to power lines.

Our tree trimming program follows industry standards and uses trimming methods that promote healthy trees and safe, reliable power. All work will be completed by tree professionals who have been trained on safe, proper and environmentally responsible work practices. Get a full view of DTE’s tree trimming program at dteenergy.com/treecare.
We are committed to working with you throughout this process, and will be here to address any concerns you might have before tree work begins. Here’s what you can expect in the upcoming weeks:

  • You may see DTE representatives in your yard or neighborhood inspecting the power lines and trees to determine where trimming is needed. Representatives will be wearing high-visibility vests and carrying DTE ID badges.
  • If tree work is needed on your property, the representative will knock on your door. If you are not home, we will leave a “Tree Work Scheduled” door card. If you have questions about the work intended for your property, please call the number on the door card.
  • If a tree poses a serious hazard to power lines or if trimming will put the tree’s health at risk, we may need to remove it. In this case, representatives will leave behind additional information and make considerable attempts to work directly with the property owner before removing any trees.

We appreciate your support as we work to provide you with safe, reliable and affordable energy.  For more information, please visit http://dteenergy.com/treecare.

February 8, 2018 Proposed Budget and Audit Information for Fiscal Year 2018/9

The Township is seeking public input from residents for the proposed budget for the new fiscal year.

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

January 22, 2018 W2 Phishing Scam warning from the Michigan Department of Treasury

Cybercriminals Impersonate Persons of Authority within Organizations

LANSING, Mich. – Business taxpayers should be extra alert for cybercriminals attempting to steal W-2 forms and other sensitive information through a phishing scam, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

In a typical scenario, cybercriminals impersonate persons of authority within a company and send an email to payroll personnel asking for copies of all employee W-2 forms. The scammers do their homework about an entity’s organizational chart and all communications appear legitimate.

A W-2 form contains an employee’s name, address, Social Security number, income and withholdings. Cybercriminals use that information to file fraudulent tax returns, or they post it for sale on the “Dark Web.”

“Businesses need to be aware of this scam,” said Glenn White, head of Treasury’s Tax Administration Group. “Make time today to educate your employees about internal security processes for appropriately distributing sensitive information. With state income tax filing season rapidly approaching, cybercriminals will be out in full force to take advantage of taxpayers.”

The Internal Revenue Service reports the scam has affected all types of employers, from small and large businesses to public schools and universities, hospitals, tribal governments and charities.

The W-2 phishing scam has gained momentum nationwide over the last two tax years. The IRS reports more than 200 employers were victimized nationwide in 2017, affecting hundreds of thousands of employees who had their identities compromised.

Business taxpayers who receive this type of email are asked to report the encounter to phishing@irs.gov.  To learn more about identity theft, go to www.michigan.gov/identitytheft.  

January 5, 2018 Tax Scam warning from the Michigan Department of Treasury

Taxpayers Urged to Watch for Phone Scams and Phishing Schemes

LANSING, Mich. – As the state of Michigan begins a new year and the state income tax filing season approaches, the Michigan Department of Treasury is asking taxpayers to resolve to be ready for tax scams in 2018.

Cybercriminals typically increase their activity in the first part of the year through phone scams and email phishing schemes. These scammers try to obtain personal information using different tricks and tactics so they can file income tax returns and claim refunds on behalf of unsuspecting taxpayers. Some scammers may also allege a taxpayer owes taxes and aggressively demand payment for a quick payout.

“Taxpayers need to be extra alert for possible scams and schemes during this time of year and throughout the income tax filing season,” said Deputy State Treasurer Glenn White, head of Treasury’s Tax Administration Group. “When taxpayers proactively look for scams, they are less likely to be a victim of a tax-related identity theft and other cybercriminal activities.”

Treasury will never:

  • Initiate a phone call or email to ask for personal information.
  • Call or email to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method, such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, Treasury will first send a bill through the U.S. mail to any taxpayer who owes taxes.
  • Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have the taxpayer arrested for not paying.
  • Demand that taxes be paid without giving the taxpayer the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed.
  • Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

Cybercriminals often alter caller ID numbers and emails to make it look like the state Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service or another official agency is contacting a taxpayer. Scammers may use employee titles, a person’s name, address and other personal information to sound official.

Taxpayers who are contacted by a scammer should immediately cease the call or delete the email.

In 2017, the state Treasury Department’s increased security measures protected more than 4,000 taxpayers who confirmed their identity was stolen and used to request state of Michigan income tax refunds. This prevented more than $16 million from being distributed to scammers.

Taxpayers who have received a call or email from a scammer should report the case to the IRS through the web or by calling 800-366-4484. To learn more about tax-related identity theft, go to www.michigan.gov/identitytheft.

January 1, 2018 Township Holiday Schedule 2018

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

December 9, 2017 Winter Sledding at the Township Park

Snow is in the forecast so come enjoy the fresh snowfall at the Genoa Township sled hill!

The sled hill has a vertical drop of approximately 40-feet and a run length of over 200 feet and is fun for all ages.

Benches have been installed at the top for parents and those waiting to sled. There are heated bathrooms and a warming area at the Township Park Pavilion. There is a parking lot across the Township driveway from the sled hill where parents can sit and watch their sledders in the comfort of their vehicles. Last but not least, a light pole has been installed at the hill allows night time sledding until 9 pm.

All are welcome to enjoy the winter fun for free at the Township sledding hill.

November 3, 2017 Livingston County Property Fraud Protection service

The Livingston County Register of Deeds office is offering a free service to protect you from property fraud.

Property fraud can occur when someone records a fraudulent document with the Register of Deeds' office making it look like they own your home or property.

To fight this type of fraud, the Register of Deeds has teamed up with propertyfraudalert.com to create a notification alert system for Livingston County residents. You can sign for free at the website or by calling the Property Fraud Alert Hotline at (800) 728-3858.

More details are also available by calling Livingston County Register of Deeds at (517) 546-0270.

October 26, 2017 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.

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Details on the Township's large item removal program
June 1, 2017 Brighton Area Fire seeking Paid On-Call Firefighters

The Brighton Area Fire Authority is are seeking men and women willing to serve their community as a Paid On-Call Firefighter! No experience necessary! Training is provided and compensated during classes on evenings/weekends. Interested applicants can apply by calling (810) 229-6640 or emailing HR Director Anne Campbell at acampbell@brightonareafire.com

May 21, 2017 Curbside Yard Waste Recyling Service available for Residents

Township residents who require yard waste removal beyond the Township's free biannual pickups can purchase this service through the Township waste contractor. More details can be found in the flyer attached below.

GFL Curbside Waste Collection runs from April through December every year.  GFL will collect properly prepared yard waste on the first Friday of each month.  You must schedule your pickup on the Monday before the first Friday.  10 bags/bundles of yard waste will be collected for $10.00 and every bag or bundle beyond the first 10 is charged an additional $1.00. 

For more information, please contact GFL Environmental at (844) 464-3587 or by email at gflcustomerservice@gflenv.com for more information.

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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
Refuse collection map Refuse collection map
A map showing regular collection days in Genoa Charter Township
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Genoa Charter Township Fields and Walking Trail Genoa Charter Township Fields and Walking Trail
Information on the paths and soccer fields located at the Genoa Charter Township Hall
Brighton Area Fire Brighton Area Fire
Get the latest on burning bans and other fire safety information
Genoa Charter Township Solar Energy Tracker Genoa Charter Township Solar Energy Tracker
Get the latest statistics on this green energy project
Latson Interchange Latson Interchange
Development information