Recent News

Recent News

Fishing Tournament for Kids Set to Begin

September 03, 2020
Fishing Day has been reimagined as a kids' Fishing Tournament.

Gift cards will be awarded to the person who catch the biggest fish and smallest fish in each of two age categories.  A participation prize will be granted to individuals chosen at random from all entries.

Three levies to be decided by voters

August 20, 2020
Police and Fire regular, operating levy renewals will appear on fall ballots.  Both will decrease millage. A third, new levy would support park improvements and operations.

Genoa Police Investigate Fatal Crash

August 04, 2020
One person is deceased and a second in critical condition after a one-vehicle crash on Red Bank Road. 

Delaware County Reaches Level 3 Public Health Emergency

July 20, 2020
Delaware County was upgraded Thursday, July 16, 2020 to Level 3.   Face coverings in public are mandated by Ohio Department of Health in all counties that are designated as a Red Alert Level 3 Public Health Emergency. 

UPDATE: As of July 30, 2020 the county was downgraded to Level 2. 

Genoa Township Names Joseph Ponzi Next Fire Chief

July 16, 2020
In preparation for the August 3rd retirement of Genoa Township’s Fire Chief Gary Honeycutt, the Board of Trustees have named Deputy Chief Joseph Ponzi next to lead the department.

Home Swimming Pools FAQ

June 09, 2020
Circumstances have led many homeowners to consider a backyard pool.  The Township's Zoning and Development Director provides guidance on this frequently asked question. 

April 17, 2020
Fire Chief Gary Honeycutt has announced his retirement date for August 2020.  In preparation, the Board of Trustees launched a search for his replacement.

Public Comment Sought on Parks Master Plan

April 02, 2020
A draft Park Master Plan has been published. Public review and comment are requested by May 1.  UPDATE/EDIT: The plan was adopted at the June meeting of the Board of Trustees. 

Trash Disposal Guidelines

April 02, 2020
The annual "Spring Clean-Up" dumpsters will not be available this year. Residents are asked to properly dispose of their bulk waste at the curbside following Rumpke guidelines.

Local Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact

March 31, 2020
With many confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosed in Ohio, slowing the spread of the virus has become a public health priority.  This international crisis has caused a need for Genoa Township departments to adjust their typical business practices.

Trustee Meeting to be Streamed Live

March 30, 2020
In an effort to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the public will not be permitted to attend the April 2nd meeting of the Board of Trustees in person. Instead, the meeting will be streamed live on Facebook.

Good Deeds Nominations

March 27, 2020
As a 'thank you' to Genoa Township's generous and caring residents, the Township requests nominations for those who are uplifting the community with their good deeds. 

Trustee Goodman presents the State of the Township

March 05, 2020
During the March 5th meeting of the Board, Trustee Goodman presented the State of the Township; reflecting on accomplishments from 2019 and forward to 2020 projects already set in motion.

Electric Aggregator Issues Apology

February 21, 2020
Constellation Energy is issuing an apology to Genoa Township and its residents who were included in the electric aggregation program in error.  Letters are being sent to these customers. Questions should be directed to Constellation Energy at 844-916-0140. 

CANCELLED- Tips & Tricks from a Master Gardener

January 28, 2020
The gardening workshop on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. with an Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener has been cancelled.

Citizen Fire and Police Academies Enrolling Now

January 07, 2020

Get to know our Township's first responders by signing up for the Citizen Police Academy or the Citizen Fire Academy. Participants learn about the jobs through hands-on experience using specialized equipment.

Hiring Maintenance Staff

November 12, 2019
Positions in Road Maintenance and Buildings & Grounds are now being filled. Compensation is $18-20 per hour, depending upon experience. 

Election Results

November 06, 2019
Unofficial results from the November 5, 2019 election have been posted by the Delaware County Board of Elections.  Click to read the results.

Lasting Gifts: Park Giving Program

October 30, 2019
Meaningful holiday gifts for your family are now availble through Genoa Township including: trees, benches, picnic tables and wildflower fields!

Road & Bridge Levy on Ballot

October 22, 2019
The Road and Bridge Levy comes before voters every five years. As residents head to the polls on Tuesday morning, November 5th, voters will decide on a replacement and increase in the Township Road and Bridge Levy.

Invitation to Bid Begins August 27

August 21, 2019
Beginning on August 27, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. the invitation to bid on construction of the new Genoa Township Police Station will become available online. Click to learn more.

Seeking Firefighter/Paramedic Applicants

August 21, 2019
Genoa Township Fire Department is seeking applicants to fill three open positions for full-time firefighter/paramedics.

Genoa Ballot Issues- November 2019

August 19, 2019

Voters will decide three Genoa-specific issues on their ballots
this November including election of a Trustee, Fiscal Officer, and consideration of a Roads & Bridges Levy.  Read more.

Free hauling/disposal for seniors (55+) ***SEE UPDATE***

June 27, 2019

Older adults (55+) who live in Delaware County can receive FREE hauling and disposal of old appliances and electronics in an effort to prevent lifting injuries.  

UPDATE: Program funding has been expended and the opportunity is no longer available at the moment. Check back for additional opportunities in 2020. 

Movie Nights Return for Summer Season

June 27, 2019
Join the Parks Advisory Committee for movies at McNamara Park this summer.  Each movie begins at dusk.

  • July 13 featuring Wonder
  • August 10 featuring Lego Movie 2 (NOTE: the date was printed incorrectly in the July/August newsletter)

Genoa Township Receives AAA Bond Rating

May 12, 2019
Genoa Township, Ohio has earned the highest possible credit rating of “AAA” from Standard & Poors Global Ratings. Bond Ratings are a method of evaluating relative credit risk and had to be obtained before the Township could issue bonds to finance the construction of a new police station.

Resident Survey- Parks

April 29, 2019
The Parks Advisory Committee requests resident input as part of their effort to update the Strategic Open Space Plan.  The short survey is available online until the end of June. 

Open burning reminder

April 29, 2019
Open burning can release toxic fumes; even burning leaves and plant material causes millions of spores to be sent into the air. Out of consideration for neighbors, please follow open burn regulations (as regulated by the Ohio EPA) before setting up your summer bonfire. Click to learn more.

Summer Jobs- Maintenance Department

March 26, 2019
The Maintenance Department is seeking qualified applicants to fill seasonal (May-Aug), full Time (40 hours/week) laborer positions. $10/hour.

Now Hiring! Maintenance team

March 14, 2019
The Maintenance Department is accepting applications from those interested in joining their Streets Division as well as those interested in a position in Buildings and Grounds. 

Full job descriptions are available for review.

Easter Fun!

March 13, 2019
Township children, ages 1-10, are invited to join in the fun of Easter Egg Hunt festivities on Saturday, April 13th beginning at 10:00 a.m. 

Volunteers are needed to fill eggs, make baskets, and help the day of the event with games and activities.

Communications Advisory Committee - NEW! We want you

February 28, 2019

Experts in communications, branding, marketing, and related fields- we want you! A new advisory committee is being formed to assist in shaping Township communications. Five individuals will be appointed by the Board of Trustees.

Applications due March 31st.
Apply at

2019 Road Construction

February 28, 2019
Delaware County Engineer, Delaware County, Ohio has released the 2019 Road Construction guide. This information has been used to update the Township's interactive road construction map online at

Notably, Old 3C Highway will close to northbound traffic again on March 11 until June.

Report a Pothole

February 12, 2019
Potholes are an annual nuisance.  As the weather begins to change and potholes are revealed the Maintenance Department will be making repairs. Help them locate potholes by submitting their location at

Poll Workers Needed

January 29, 2019
The Delaware County Board of Elections is seeking applicants to become poll workers in the Genoa Township area during the May 2019 primary election. 

Now Hiring! Office Assistant

January 29, 2019
Applications are now being accepted for consideration to fill the position of Office Assistant within the Maintenance Department.

UPDATE: As of February 12, the position has been filled.

Caito Promoted to Fire Marshal

January 07, 2019
Anthony Caito was sworn in as Fire Marshal by Fiscal Officer, Patrick Myers, at the first Board of Trustees' meeting of 2019. 


Time Change for the Board of Trustees

January 07, 2019
Regular meetings for the Board of Trustees will begin alternating times beginning in 2019 as follows:
  • 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month
  • 8:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month
Agendas, minutes, and meeting audio can be viewed online here.

2019 Survey Series

January 07, 2019
In 2019, Genoa Township will release a series of six short surveys, one launching with each bimonthly Township newsletter. 

The first in the series is available now through February 28 focusing on customer service received from Genoa Township staff.  

Genoa Monitoring Liberty Township Situation

December 06, 2018
Delaware County has proposed taking over Liberty Township provided EMS service. Learn why this situation has gotten the attention of Genoa Township officials. 

Win tickets to Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights

November 20, 2018
'Deck the Halls' to win free tickets to Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights located just outside of the Township  at Alum Creek Campgrounds. Click to learn how to enter. -This contest is now closed

Firefighters collecting food and toys

November 13, 2018
Genoa Township firefighters are collecting food, toys, and supplies for local families in need now through the month of December.  Click to learn how to contribute.

Election Results

November 07, 2018
General Election results are available through the Delaware County Board of Elections.

Life Saving Awards Presented

November 07, 2018
Congratulations to the Genoa Township Firefighters recently presented with life saving awards by the Fire Chief and Board of Trustees. 

Now Hiring!

October 24, 2018
Genoa Township is seeking qualified applicants to fill positions in its Maintenance Department and the Fire Department.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

2019 Survey Series

In 2019, Genoa Township will release a series of six short surveys, one launching with each bimonthly Township newsletter.

The first in the series is available now through February 28 focusing on customer service received from Genoa Township staff.


Poll Workers Needed

The Delaware County Board of Elections is currently seeking applicants to serve as poll workers on May 7, 2019 for the primary election. 

Summer Jobs- Maintenance Department

The Maintenance Department is seeking qualified applicants to fill seasonal (May-Aug), full Time (40 hours/week) laborer positions. $10/hour.  

Summer Jobs- Maintenance Department

The Maintenance Department is seeking qualified applicants to fill seasonal (May-Aug), full Time (40 hours/week) laborer positions. $10/hour.  

Movie Nights Return for Summer Season

Join the Parks Advisory Committee for the summer movie series at McNamara Park.
  • July 13 featuring Wonder
  • August 10 featuring Lego Movie 2  (NOTE: A printing error in the newsletter stated a different date)
Movies start at dusk.

Road & Bridge Levy on Ballot

The Road and Bridge Levy comes before voters every five years; as residents head to the polls on Tuesday morning, November 5th,
they will decide on its replacement and increase.