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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

May 21, 2018 Township Holiday Hours

The Township Offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018 for the Memorial Day Holiday.

May 21, 2018 Holiday Refuse Collection

Memorial Day - Monday, May 28, 2018
Monday - No Collection. Collection will be one day behind all week with Friday's collection being completed on Saturday.

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

May 7, 2018 Livingston County Electronic Waste Collection

The Livingston County Solid Waste Program has scheduled the 2018 Electronic-Waste Collection Event on the following days:

Saturday, May 19, from 9 am until 1 pm
Saturday, October 21, from 9 am until 1 pm

No appointment necessary.

The collection, made possible with a grant from Chem-Trend, will take place in the parking lot at the East Complex of the Livingston County Offices located at 2300 E. Grand River, Howell, 48843 (behind the Howell Aldi’s grocery store).

This event provides a free and convenient opportunity for Livingston County residents and small businesses (fewer than 10 employees) to safely recycle a variety of electronic waste such as TV’s, computers, printers, monitors, laptops, etc. For a complete list of acceptable items, see the website at www.livgov.com/dpw.

Items can only be dropped off on the event day!

May 1, 2018 Livingston County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days

 The Livingston County Solid Waste Program has scheduled the 2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events.  This service is free for RESIDENTS of Livingston County.  HOWEVER - RESIDENTS MUST HAVE A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT TO PARTICIPATE.

The event will be held on the following dates:

July 28, 2018 - (Green Oak Location)
September 22, 2018 - (Howell Location)

All events are held on Saturdays between 9 am and 12 noon.

Beginning in April, call 517-545-9609 for a REQUIRED appointment or send an e-mail including your first and second preferred appointment times between 9 am and noon (using 15 minute intervals), your name, address (include city/township), phone, and type of items. We will respond with your scheduled time. 



 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Locations

PLEASE DO NOT BRING ITEMS TO COLLECTION LOCATIONS EXCEPT ON APPOINTED DAYS AND AT YOUR APPOINTED TIME.    All household hazardous waste is removed by a vendor on the collection days.  We do not have space to store items.

 Howell location - 418 S. Highlander Way, Howell 48843, in the parking lot of the Animal Control Department.

Green Oak/Brighton - in the vacant lot on the northwest corner of Alan Drive and Grand River, directly west of the Green Oak Fire Hall at 11411 Grand River, Brighton 48116.

April 26, 2018 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
April 12, 2018 Southeast Michigan Park Finder App

SEMCOG is excited to announce that Southeast Michigan ParkFinder is now available as a mobile app that makes it easier than ever to explore recreation opportunities throughout the seven-county region.

Available free-of-charge on Apple's App Store and the Google Play store, the app enables users to search from over 2,600 parks within Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties. This interactive map is the result of regional cooperation and features everything from neighborhood playgrounds to state and national parks.

ParkFinder was made possible by data collected from Southeast Michigan communities with five-year recreation plans currently on file with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. ParkFinder is intended for informational use only. Links to parks agency websites and Google Maps are provided for more information, including programs, hours, regulations, and directions.

Visit Southeast Michigan ParkFinder or download the app today!

April 4, 2018 GFL Curbside Yard Waste Recycling Service available for Residents

Dear Valued GFL Customer,

Yard waste collection is soon approaching and GFL USA would like to prepare you in advance for the upcoming season.  Yard Waste Service in your area is provided April through November each calendar year.  The Yard Waste season requires a non-refundable prepayment of $80.00 and will be billed annually every April each calendar year thereafter.  Service is scheduled one time per month.  Calendar will be provided upon set up of service and payment.

Termination of service prior to November will result in forfeiture of any refund.

To add yard waste service to your account, please provide us with your service address and payment option below.  Mail your payment option to:

GFL Environmental USA Inc.
6200 Elmridge Dr.
Sterling Heights, MI  48313

Yard waste includes leaves, lawn cuttings, shrubs and tree trimmings. Yard waste must be contained in biodegradable bags or containers of 35 gallons or less, with a weight not exceeding 50 pounds. Brush/branches that are two inches or less in diameter, tied bundles up to four foot length and 18 inches in diameter and no more than 50 pounds in weight. We do not accept: dirt, sod, stumps, sand, gravel, concrete, rocks, animal feces and dead animals as compost.  Once per month service based on local area; maximum 10 bags or cans.  $1.00 per bag over 10 bag limit. A calendar will be provided upon service acknowledgement.

April 3, 2018 New Ridesharing program - Southeast Michigan Commuter Connect

SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is excited to announce a partnership with Commuter Connect!  Southeast Michigan Commuter Connect is the next phase of ridesharing in the region. Formerly known as MiRideshare, Commuter Connect brings Southeast Michigan’s ridesharing program into the digital technology and mobility age.

Commuter Connect provides trip planning and commuter matching free-of-charge for people who carpool, vanpool, walk, bike, or ride transit in Southeast Michigan. With an easy-to-use interface and mobile application (available in Apple’s App Store and on Google Play; search "Commuter Connect Mi"), users can view available transportation options by simply entering an origin and destination. The tool provides multiple transportation choices and routes, potential commuting partners, cost, calories burned, emissions reduced, distance, and travel time estimates.

Commuters who register with Southeast Michigan Commuter Connect can take advantage of the free Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program, which alleviates the fear of being stranded at work without transportation in the event of an emergency. ERH provides a free ride home via a ride hailing service (Lyft, Uber) or taxi for employees who carpool, vanpool, bike, or walk to work and have an emergency arise while at work.

Changing from a solo commute, even for just one day a week, can:

  • Save money
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve air quality by cutting carbon emissions
  • Stay healthy by walking, biking, or taking transit
  • Recapture valuable time by letting someone else drive in a car/vanpool or on a bus
  • Decrease personal driving expenses and maintenance costs

Visit Southeast Michigan Commuter Connect or download the app today. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for commuting updates and prize opportunities.

April 2, 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.

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.

February 28, 2018 2017 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.

January 1, 2018 Township Holiday Schedule 2018

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

Upcoming Meetings
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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Latson Interchange Latson Interchange
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