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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

August 10, 2018 Township Employment Opportunity

The Genoa Township Utility Department is excited to announce an opening for a Utility Line Locator – Damage Prevention Technician. Under the direction of the Deputy Director, the Utility Line Locator performs field location and marking of underground sewer and water utilities as part of the MISS DIG system, as well as documentation and positive response duties.

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

August 8, 2018 Election Results

Results for the August 7, 2018 Election can be found on the Livingston County Clerk's Election Results section.

August 7, 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:

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.

August 6, 2018 Livingston County Master Plan seeking input from residents

On June 20, 2018, the Livingston County Planning Commission recommended to the Livingston County Board of Commissioners to approve the release of the Draft 2018 Livingston County Master Plan to all the neighboring communities and interested parties for a 63-day review period as required by the Michigan Planning Enabling Act (PA 33 of 2008 as amended). On July 2, 2018, the Livingston County Board of Commissioners approved the distribution of the Draft 2018 Livingston County Master Plan for public review and comment.

During the 63-day review period, public comments will be collected by County Planning Department staff. After the review period (which ends on September 6, 2018), a public hearing will be scheduled by the Livingston County Planning Commission (date to be determined) to hear verbal comments, and to review the comments collected by staff. Adoption of the plan will not take place until after the review period and public hearing.

All comments should be emailed to: planning@livgov.com

A copy of the draft plan is also available at the front counter of the Livingston County Planning Department, 304 E. Grand River, Suite #206, Howell, Michigan.

The draft Livingston County Master Plan is a web-based plan that contains many web-based links to trends and best practices. to be fully effective, this plan must be viewed and utilized digitally, although the plan can be downloaded and printed by the user.


August 2, 2018 MidTerm Elections - November 6, 2018

The Michigan General Election has been scheduled for November 6, 2018.

Absentee ballots were mailed out to those voters who have chosen to vote Absentee.

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.

July 11, 2018 Summer Tax Scam warning from the Michigan Department of Treasury

Treasury: Be Alert for Summer Tax Scams

LANSING, Mich. – Now that it’s July and the beginning of summer, the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury) encourages Michiganders to remain alert for aggressive and threatening phone calls made by criminals impersonating state tax officials.

Treasury typically observes scam phone calls throughout the summer where scammers make unsolicited calls claiming to be tax officials and asking for cash through a wire transfer, prepaid debit card or gift card. Additionally, the criminals may leave “urgent” callback requests through robocalls or phishing emails.

“Cybercriminals don’t take summer vacations,” said Deputy Treasurer Glenn White, head of Treasury’s Tax Administration Group. “The Michigan Department of Treasury doesn’t initially contact taxpayers through the phone. Our first interaction is generally done by mail.”

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

Treasury will never:

  • Initiate a phone call to ask for personal information.
  • Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method, such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, Treasury will first mail a bill 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.

Taxpayers who don’t owe taxes or don’t think they owe taxes should hang up immediately if they receive one of these calls. For individuals who owe taxes or think they do, they can call 517-636-4486 to find out their account balance information.

Taxpayers who have received a call from a scammer should report the case to the IRS through the web or by calling 800-366-4484.

To learn more about Michigan’s individual income tax, go to www.michigan.gov/incometax.

July 5, 2018 2018 Summer Tax Information

The 2018 Summer Tax Bills were mailed to all Genoa Township property owners on Friday, 6/29/18.  Please contact the Township Treasurer’s office at 810-227-5225 if you did not receive your tax bill. 

Summer taxes are payable, without penalty, through Friday, 9/14/18. Payments can be made online HERE with a credit card or electronic check, at the township offices by cash or check or by mail to Genoa Township, 2911 Dorr Rd., Brighton, MI 48116. 

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

July 1, 2018 Fireworks display information for Township residents

With Independence Day approaching this weekend, the Township would like to remind residents about Michigan's consumer grade fireworks rules and how to make the celebrations safe and enjoyable for both you and your neighbors.

The Township does not have a fireworks ordinance therefore, state law applies.  Here are a few guidelines from the State of Michigan:

  • You need prior permission to light fireworks on another person's property.
  • No shooting off fireworks on public property, school or church properties.
  • No lighting fireworks while intoxicated.

Please visit the State's Fireworks Page for more information at http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-42271_59975---,00.html

June 13, 2018 Step Forward Michigan Mortgage Assistance Program

Michigan homeowners struggling with unemployment or another hardship may once again be eligible for assistance through the Michigan Homeowner Assistance Nonprofit Housing Corporation, acting through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.

Thanks to $18.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Treasury under its Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) program, the state’s most successful program for reducing foreclosure, Step Forward Michigan reopened its online application portal on Sunday, May 1 2018.

MSHDA Homeownership Director Mary Townley said if she had one piece of advice for homeowners it would be that they contact Step Forward Michigan sooner rather than later.  “Don’t wait until you receive a notice of foreclosure,” she advised. “Contact our office at the first sign of delinquency. This gives the homeowner the best opportunity for success.”

Since the program’s inception, more than 31,102 households have been helped with over $278 million in mortgage, property tax, and condominium assistance.

Michigan has until December 31, 2020 to use all funds.

Learn more at www.stepforwardmichigan.org or call 866-946-7432.

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 date:

Saturday, October 6, 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!

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 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.

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.

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
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Latson Interchange Latson Interchange
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