Why are there little flags in my yard?
Utility and telecommunication companies place flags to locate underground lines, designate survey markings, and/or identify excavation areas. This is often done in response to an 8-1-1 request. The Township is often not privy to the reasons for such requests. This is because the requests are sent through, or reviewed by, the Township. To find out why flags are being placed, a resident can either:
1) Download the Ohio Public Utilities (OHIO811) smartphone app and click on 'Near Tickets" to view any 8-1-1 ticket requests within 2,000 feet of their cell phone's current location; or
2) Call the Ohio Utilities Protection Service at 800-362-2764 to identify who had an area marked and for what purpose.
Flags marking service lines are color coded as follows:
Red - Electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables
Yellow - Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials
Orange - Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit
Blue - Potable water
Purple - Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines
Green - Sewers and drain lines
Pink - Temporary survey markings
White - Proposed excavating
Does the Township maintain a list of permitted street tree species?
Yes, a list of permitted street tree species can be found HERE. Please check with the Development and Zoning department and your homeowner's association (if applicable) to see if any further rules or restrictions apply.
Who is responsible for tree removal and replacement along the curb?
Removal of dying street trees located within the Township right of way will be completed by the Maintenance Department upon request; however, grinding of the stump is not provided.
The Township does not replace street trees.
Who do I contact to have a dead animal removed from the roadway?
The location and type of animal will determine whether or not a public agency will respond to requests for removal. Review the information posted online to learn more.
Who do I contact about missed recycling or trash pick-up, and where can I pick up a recycling bin?
Recycling and trash should be on the curbside by 7:00am the day of collection. If you met this requirement, but your waste was not hauled away by Rumpke, call their customer service line for them to return to your property to remedy the error.
**Sixteen (16) gallon recycling bins can be picked up at the Township Maintenance Dept., 7049 Big Walnut Road, between the hours of 7:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.**
Rumpke Customer Service:
What recycling/trash collections will be impacted by holidays this year?
Rumpke hauls waste for Genoa Township residents and observes the following holidays annually. Service is delayed to Saturday when a holiday falls on a weekday :
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Residents receive a postcard at the start of each new year as a reminder of the holiday schedule for the year. Additionally, the Township reminds residents of these dates via Facebook, the printed newsletter and an electronic email reminder for those who subscribe to "General Interest".