Recent News

Recent News

Referendum on Zoning Amendment

September 19, 2018
A referendum on the rezoning for the Ravines at Hoover will be considered by Genoa Township voters on the November 6th General Election.   

Click to review ballot language and related materials.


Bond Issue- Police Station

September 04, 2018

Genoa Township Police Department have outgrown their current building and so voters will decide whether or not to fund the construction of a new police station.

  • 10 year bond levy
  • Will raise up to $7,000,000 to construct a new facility
  • A home valued at $300,000 will expect to pay $7.03 per month
Learn more at www.GenoaTwp.com/BondIssue

Fall Events Scheduled

August 20, 2018
Upcoming fall activities scheduled including Fishing Day, Trick or Treat Village and Beggars' Night.  Click for more information.

Smothers Road Closure August 13th

August 08, 2018
Franklin County Engineer will construct a roundabout at the intersection of Smothers and Schott / Red Bank beginning August 13, 2018 with completion 45-60 days later. 

To bypass construction use Harlem Road to Gorsuch to Red Bank on the north and Harlem to Walnut to Cubbage to Central College to the south. 

View all Genoa road construction on our interactive  map online here.

Central Ohio Symphony to Perform at McNamara- CANCELED

July 09, 2018
*CANCELED* The Central Ohio Symphony's Village Brass will perform prior to Movies at McNamara Park on Saturday, July 21st beginning at 7:30 p.m.  At dusk, the movie Wonder will be shown.  Free popcorn provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring  blanket or lawn chair to sit on and bug spray.

Oxbow Road to be Replaced

July 05, 2018
Beginning Monday, July 9th, Oxbow Road will be replaced by Township contractors. One lane of traffic will be maintained throughout the project which is expected to last just under two weeks.

The current roadway varies in width which will be corrected with this project to a consistent 19 feet across.

Smothers Road Closure - DELAYED

July 03, 2018

Smothers Road at Red Bank/Schott Road was scheduled to close for 45-60 days for the construction of a roundabout beginning on July 9, but is delayed until further notice. This project is being managed by the Franklin County Engineer.

All the latest road construction projects can be found on our interactive map at www.genoatwp.com/roads

Road Maintenance Notification

July 25, 2018
Char Mar Drive, Sugar Maple Drive, and Indian Court will be finished with 1.5 inches of asphalt beginning Thursday, July 26 through Saturday, July 28th by Delaware County contractors. In the event of a weather delay, work will resume as soon as practical.

South Old 3C to close

June 18, 2018
Delaware County Engineer’s office will be closing S. Old 3C Highway between Hawksbeard Drive and Mount Royal Avenue for road reconstruction. The road will be closed on Monday, June 25, 2018 and reopen on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Click the title above for more information.  All upcoming traffic construction plans are listed on an interactive map available at www.genoatwp.com/roads.

Road Repairs

May 22, 2018

Road and trail repairs are underway.

  • Trail sealing (May 23-24): Along the trail adjacent to Freeman Road from Old 3C west to Rt. 3 and along the trail nearest the parking lot at Center Green Park. The trail will reopen for weekend use.
  • Deep crack repairs: Park Bend Drive (expected completion by mid-June), Alston Grove (expected completion by end of June), with St. George to follow.
  • Resurfacing: Preparations for resurfacing are underway now with final coat to be applied later this summer on Sugar Maple, Char-Mar, and Indian Court.

Accomplishments - Fire & Police Departments

June 18, 2018
Click to read more about recent local emergencies the Genoa Township Fire Department and Police Department responded to help.

A Cool Cause- Donate a Fan at Genoa Fire Department

May 16, 2018
In partnership with the Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and People in Need of Delaware County, the Genoa Township Fire Department is serving as a collection point for the donation of NEW box fans now through September 15 or until cooler weather prevails.    

The Genoa Fire Department is located at 7049 Big Walnut Road, Galena, Ohio 43021.

Amazon Alexa Skill Created for Genoa Township

May 02, 2018
Resident Jeff Blankenburg, an Alexa Evangelist with Amazon, created an interactive skill for Alexa users.  Ask for news, play the latest Trustee meeting audio and more  using simple voice commands. 

Learn more at www.genoatwp.com/Alexa

Special Committee Recommends New Police Station

April 05, 2018
A special subcommittee of the Police Advisory Committee presented a recommendation to the Board of Trustees at the April 5th meeting on the location, size and financing mechanism for the construction of a new police station.  Review the recommendations here

The presentation was informational only and no action was taken.  The topic will be discussed again at the April 19th meeting of the Board of Trustees.

New Medians for Maxtown Road

March 29, 2018

Maxtown Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction between State Street and McCorkle Boulevard beginning the week of Monday, April 2. City of Westerville crews will be installing new medians at the access to Northridge Crossing/Northridge Plaza to prohibit left turn movements in areas with high crash rates. Certain left turns will be permitted as marked. This work will take approximately 10 days to complete.

View all upcoming road construction plans on an interactive map here.

Park Restrooms Set to Reopen

March 29, 2018
Park restrooms are winterized annually to prevent frozen pipes.  These restrooms are set to be re-opened for the warm weather months beginning on April 3rd so long as the forecast does not include any further freezing weather. 

Restrooms are located at Center Green, McNamara, and Freeman Road Parks. 

Additional Committee Members Needed- Apply today!

March 29, 2018

The Board of Trustees have separated the Finance and Audit Advisory Committee into two separate groups. Apply to serve on one of these two groups no later than April 30th.

Apply online here.

Pothole Reports

February 22, 2018
Help the Genoa Township Maintenance Department locate potholes in need of repair by submitting the location using our online form at www.GenoaTwp.com/pothole 

Easter Egg Hunt for Ages 1-10

February 22, 2018

Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Westerville Central High School.   Zones will be marked by age for children 1-10 years old to participate.  One adult may accompany each child in the age 1-2 category. No other adults are permitted in the hunting area.

Activities begin at 10:00 a.m. including snacks, games, inflatables and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny. The hunt begins promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Text to 911 Available Now

May 02, 2018
Text to 9-1-1 service is now available in Delaware County.  This is especially useful for people who are hearing or speech impaired and, of course, if someone finds themselves in an emergency situation that requires maintaining silence.

Delaware County provides dispatching for Genoa Township Police and Fire Departments.

Cram the Cruiser Food Drive

February 27, 2018
Donate non-perishable food items to support the Genoa Township Police Department's effort to Cram the Cruiser for People In Need of Delaware County, Ohio.

A cruiser will be parked outside of the Kroger on Maxtown Road to be filled with donations on Saturday, March 10th from 10am-2pm.

New Police Station Update

May 02, 2018
Trustees unanimously voted to build a new police station with the final design and size to be determined. Land on the North West corner of State Route 3 and Big Walnut will be purcashed by the Township and this site will be considered for the location of the new station with the final site to be determined.  To finance the project, a bond levy will be placed on the November ballot the final terms and millage to be determined.

Citizen's Fire Academy Now Accepting Applications

February 02, 2018

Sign up to become a part of the Genoa Township Citizens Fire Academy. The Academy runs once a week for 2 hours for a 12 week period from March – June of each year. 

Learn and take part in multiple exciting fire department disciplines. This is a participative academy for adults of all ages and physical capabilities. Participants will learn to pull hoses, crawl in smoke (theatre), mitigate a Haz Mat incident, learn CPR, drive a fire truck, and more.  

There is no charge for this course.

Community Choice Movie!

February 08, 2018
The Parks Advisory Committee is once again hosting three Movie Nights at McNamara Park in 2018.

Vote HERE  for the movie you would like to see. The winning selection will be shown on June 9th at McNamara Park.

Trustee Goodman presents the State of the Township

February 01, 2018

During the February 1 meeting of the Board of Trustees, Connie Goodman delivered the State of the Township address highlighting achievements from 2017 and upcoming initiatives for 2018. 

Read the press release or listen to the audio from the meeting.

Rumpke Rates Set to Increase

January 10, 2018
Rumpke rates are increasing to $15.39 per month beginning in February.   Quarter 1 bills have been averaged to reflect the new rate that takes effect part way through the billing period.

Rates for recycling carts will be $2 per month and trash carts $3 per month.  Red recycling bins will remain free and can be requested by calling the Genoa Township Maintenance Department at 614-568-2080.

Citizen Police Academy-Apply Now

January 09, 2018
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Citizen Police Academy. There are a limited amount of seats available and the group will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Learn more here

Kids Enjoy New Sledding Hill

January 02, 2018
A sledding hill was newly created and opened at Jaycox park this season.  A gravel access road takes users back to a small parking lot that overlooks the hill.  Find the access road on the north side of Jaycox Road, immediately adjacent to Route 71 on its east side. 

Applicants Sought for Commissions, Boards and Committees

December 06, 2017

December 31st deadline!

Food and Toy Drive

December 05, 2017
Genoa Township Fire Department is accepting donations through the end of December.

Election Results

November 09, 2017
Election results are in- click to read more...

November/December newsletter & feature video

October 30, 2017
In mailboxes now!

Leaf drop-off: November 4- December 3

October 24, 2017
Leaf and yard waste debris drop off offered November 4- December 3 at 7049 Big Walnut Road in designated dumpsters.

Flu Shots to be Offered at Township Hall

September 07, 2017
Delaware General Health District will be offering a walk-in flu shot clinic at Genoa Township Hall on September 14 and November 15.

Basketball Court Added to Center Green Park

August 16, 2017

The vision for the basketball court and opportunity met when contractor McCoy Paving, Inc.  approached the Township with the offer to donate material and services to pave the court.  The funds Jennifer had raised for the hoops were installed by the Township along with benches on either side of the regulation sized court.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign launches in Genoa Township

August 15, 2017
The enforcement campaign will run through September 4, 2017 which includes the Labor Day holiday weekend, one of the deadliest times of the year for drunk-driving fatalities. So far in 2017, the Delaware County Ohio State Highway Patrol Post has made over 372 impaired driving arrests, according to Post Commander Lt. Marcus Pirrone. An additional 33 impaired driving arrests were made in Genoa Township during the same period.
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