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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

July 21, 2017 Livingston County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days

2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collections

 The Livingston County Solid Waste Program has scheduled the 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events. The three events will be held on the following dates:

  • Saturday July 22nd
  • Saturday, October 7th

The events will run from 9:00 am to noon. The May 6th and October 7th collections will be at the Howell location (418 S. Highlander Way), while the July 22nd event will be held in Green Oak Township (Alan Drive and Grand River).  The events provide a free and convenient opportunity for residents to safely eliminate unwanted hazardous materials from their home, workshop and garage.  For a complete list of acceptable materials, go to the website at https://www.livgov.com/dpw/Pages/household_waste.aspx

Items can only be dropped off on event days and only with a required appointment.

To schedule a required appointment, call 517-545-9609

The events are made possible through the Livingston County Drain Commissioner and the Livingston County Board of Commissioners.  The collections are free to all Livingston County residents, although donations will be accepted to support the program.  You must schedule an appointment to take advantage of these events by calling 517-545-9609.  Please call or e-mail the office at solidwaste@livgov.com if you have any questions.

July 19, 2017 Voter Information Request

From Michigan Secretary of State's Office:

Many Michigan residents continue to have questions regarding the request for information from the federal government’s election commission. On July 3, 2017, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson made clear she will not release any personal voter information. For example, state law explicitly protects Social Security and driver’s license numbers from being released for these purposes.

As in most other states, Michigan law does provide for disclosure of some basic public voter information. Political parties, candidates and news organizations routinely request and receive this data. State law for decades has allowed anyone to review voter lists to ensure election integrity. As in Michigan, similar laws in almost all states make this basic voter information a public record. Michigan will certainly not go beyond what is legally required in any response to this data request, and we are highly sensitive to people’s desires to keep what is private as private.

“Michigan is rightly known as a state that encourages all eligible voters to have their voices heard on Election Day and one that voters can have full confidence in the accuracy and integrity of the results,” Johnson said. “I will work with anyone to find ways to make voting accessible for all eligible Americans as well as strengthen election integrity. I firmly believe in, and will defend, our state’s right to administer our own elections and safeguard our voters and their private information.”

Johnson has made election integrity and the accuracy of Michigan’s Qualified Voter File a top priority since she took office in 2011. Her office also has performed 1,400 post-election audits, sends out a reminder to Michigan residents when they turn 18 years old and asks people who aren’t registered to sign when they visit a Secretary of State office. Michigan has been named the top state for registering people to vote at motor-vehicle offices according to USA Today, and ranks consistently among the top states for election administration.

*Please note, only information that is public will be supplied by the state for this investigation which includes: voters name, birth year, address, and whether someone voted but not how they voted. 

July 17, 2017 2017 Summer Tax Information

The 2017 Summer Tax Bills were mailed to all Genoa Township property owners on Friday, June 30, 2017. Summer taxes are payable, without penalty, through Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Tax amounts are available on our website.

Payments can be made online with a credit card or electronic check at the township offices by cash or check or by mail to:

Genoa Township
2911 Dorr Road
Brighton, MI 48116.

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

July 17, 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.

Large Item Sticker Program Large Item Sticker Program
Details on the Township's large item removal program
July 5, 2017 Tax Scam warning from the Michigan Department of Treasury

Michigan Department of 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.

June 22, 2017 Howell Area Parks and Recreation Park Passes Now Available

Park passes are available to residents, renters and business owners in Genoa Township.  Please see below for specific fees and restrictions.

Residential Tax Payers

  • 2 Passes per address $20 for each additional pass
  • Verification is property tax bill with valid driver’s license.
  • If a rental property owner picks up passes - Residents cannot

Residential Renters

  • 2 Passes per address - $ 20 for each additional pass
  • Verification is State of Michigan issued ID – Driver’s License
  • If a rental property owner picks up passes - Residents cannot

Business Property Tax Payers

  • 1 Pass per address - $ 20 for each additional
  • Verification is property tax bill with valid driver’s license
  • Non-Residents: 0 Passes per address - $ 40 for each
  • Commercial Renters: 0 Passes per address - $ 40 for each
  • Water/Sewer Customers: 0 Passes per address - $ 40 for each
  • Daily Park Entry: $ 10 per vehicle
  • Daily Boat Launch: $ 20 per vehicle

PASSES ARE REQUIRED DURING:
City Park Operating Hours Friday before Memorial Day-Labor Day
Boat Launch Operating Hours May 1 – September 30
Pavilion Rentals May 1 – September 30
Posted April 2017

For more information please contact Howell Parks and Recreation at 517 546 0693.

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 31, 2017 USDA Offers Home Repair Loans and Grants to residents in Livingston County

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development is currently accepting loan applications from very low income families to repair homes in rural Michigan communities

The funds are available through the Section 504 Home Repair Loan Program. Loans may be up to $20,000, carry an interest rate of 1 percent and can be used to for repairs, improvements, weatherization, and to make a home accessible for persons with a disability. In addition to loan funds, grant funds up to $7,500 are available for homeowners 62 years or older for repairs to remove health or safety hazards, and/or remodel dwellings to make them accessible to household members with disabilities.

Applicants must have an acceptable credit history (loans only), meet income guidelines, have repayment ability to service the new loan and any existing obligations, be a United States citizen or legally admitted for permanent residence, and own and personally occupy the home on a permanent basis.

Program is restricted to homes located in eligible areas.  Please see website to check your address of your home or contact the Mason Office. All of Livingston county is considered Rural.

To learn more, contact the USDA Rural Development Mason Office at 517-676-4644 Ext. 4 or visit www.rd.usda.gov/mi.

 

USDA Offers Loans to Purchase Homes in Rural Michigan Communities

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development is currently accepting loan applications from low income families to purchase homes in rural Michigan communities

Home purchases are supported through the Section 502 Direct Loan Program.  Loans provide 100% financing, no down payment, no monthly Private Mortgage Insurance, no points, and no origination fees. Loan is has a fixed interest rate for a term of 33 or 38 years.  In some cases, if income is low enough, applicants may qualify for subsidized payments to reduce their interest rate payment down to 1%.  Loan funds can also assist current eligible homeowners with much needed repairs at reasonable rates and terms.

“The low interest rate, extended loan term, and the possibility of reduced payment allows the applicant to qualify for a higher loan amount to purchase a decent, safe, and sanitary housing for them or their family,” said Mason Area Office Director Bruce Miles. “In addition, our area loan limits have recently been increased to accommodate the modest housing market.”

Applicants must have an acceptable credit history, meet income guidelines, have repayment ability to service the new loan and any existing obligations, be a United States citizen or legally admitted for permanent residence, and own and personally occupy the home on a permanent basis.

To learn more, contact the USDA Rural Development Mason Office at 517-676-4644 Ext. 4 or visit www.rd.usda.gov/mi

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.

May 9, 2017 Information for Residents experiencing Cable TV issues

How to File a Video/Cable Television Complaint

Courtesy of the State of Michigan Public Service Commission

Consumers should first contact their video/cable provider to discuss their complaint. If a resolution cannot be reached, contact the MPSC for help in dealing with the video/cable provider.

Consumer Tips - Filing a Video/Cable Television Complaint

Call the Commission to File an Informal Complaint

MPSC staff are available to assist with your inquiry or informal complaint Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays, by calling 1-800-292-9555. We encourage you first to contact your video/cable provider with your question before calling us. At times, call volumes may be high and staff are busy assisting other customers. In this situation, you will be put into a voicemail. If you are connected to the Video Franchise voicemail, please leave a detailed message including your full name, call back number, billing address, and the nature of your complaint. Staff will respond to your complaint as soon as possible. You can also contact us by submitting your inquiry or complaint in writing to us at the following address:

Michigan Public Service Commission
Attn: Video Franchising
P.O. Box 30221
Lansing, Michigan 48909

Submit your complaint via fax: 517-284-8200.
Submit your complaint online:  Video/Cable Complaint Online Form

File a Formal Complaint

If you are not satisfied with the results of an informal complaint investigation by Commission staff, you may pursue a formal complaint with the Commission. Because the Commission's authority is limited to that provided by statute, a formal complaint can only involve issues that the Commission is responsible for.

Formal Video/Cable Complaint Form

Uniform Video Services Dispute Resolution Process

Please click on the following link to view the Uniform Video Services Dispute Resolution Process as set forth in 2009 PA 4:

Uniform Video Services Dispute Resolution Process

March 13, 2017 Approved Budget and Audit Information for Fiscal Year 2016/7

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, 2017 and ending March 31, 2018 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 7, 2017 2016 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 10, 2017 Township Holiday Schedule 2017

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

January 4, 2017 Livingston County Board of Public Works Meetings

The Livingston County Board of Public Works has announced its 2017 Meeting Schedule.

The Livingston County Board of Public Works holds regular meetings on the first Thursday of every
month.  The meetings start at 8:00 AM in Room D at East Complex of the Livingston County Offices located at 2300 E Grand River Ave. Suite 105, Howell, MI 48843.

Notifications regarding any location or time change will be posted at the respected townships, County Clerk’s office and on the website: www.livgov.com/dpw (Pursuant to Act 267, Public Acts of Michigan, 1976, as amended

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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