July 2017
Delta Township Earns  Distinguished Budget Award

Pictured Above (L to R): Jeff Anderson, Delta Township Finance Director and Howard Pizzo, Township Treasurer.

Delta Township recently received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. The award is  the highest form of recognition in 
governmental budgeting and represents a significant achievement. The award reflects the commitment  of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of  governmental budgeting. The guidelines for award assess how well an entity's budget serves as:

* A policy document
* A financial plan
* An operations guide
* A communications device

Delta Township was rated proficient in all four categories along with fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories.
Construction at Intersection of Broadbent & Saginaw 

Construction on the widening and installation of a new traffic signal at the corner of Saginaw Hwy and Broadbent Rd began on July 10 and will run for approximately six weeks. The project is the collective effort of Delta Township, Eaton County Road Commission and the Michigan Department of Transportation to improve traffic saftey at the intersection.
You're Invited!

Saginaw Highway (M-43) Water Main Crossings

The Delta Township Board approved a contract with RJT Construction Company for the Saginaw Highway (M-43) Water Main Crossings.  The project replaces two sections of six (6) inch water main, approximately 100 feet in length each, crossing underneath Saginaw at Thomas L Parkway and Stone Ridge.  These two locations experienced a break in the water main during the winter of 2015 - 2016 and were subsequently cut, capped and turned off while a permanent solution could be designed and bid.  The designed solution involves directionally drilling a new 8 inch diameter high density polyethylene water line under Saginaw at each location and connecting on the north and south sides of Saginaw to re-establish these two crossings and the water main grid reliability in the area.
Changes Coming to Delta Township Recycling Center
Soon, things will look slightly different at the Delta Township Recycling Center. Previously, there were two different containers for collecting mixed paper (including magazines and catalogs) and newspaper. Beginning July 10, all these materials will be collected in the same container. The materials will still be purchased by a recycling processor and used to make new materials-they just won't need to be separated anymore. Not only does it mean a little less sorting for recyclers, it means more room at the Recycling Center. It's a win-win! 
Safety Matters: Tips for Safe Transactions

It is common for people to buy and sell items where the source of the transaction originated via the internet. In instances where the buyer and seller are not known to each other, personal safety is always an important factor. Unfortunately, these kinds of transactions leave open the opportunity to be victimized if you are not careful. Given these factors, it is easy to see why safety and security is important in concluding transactions. To assist those who choose to engage in these types of transactions, we offer the following safety tips.
  • Avoid meeting anyone at your home whether buying or selling. It is suggested to meet in a public place such as a restaurant, shopping center or a place where there is a high volume of pedestrian or vehicle traffic. Delta Township offers a Safe Exchange Zone in front of the Eaton County Sheriff's Office located near the corner of Saginaw and Canal.
  • Avoid meeting at night, but if you must, then choose a location that is well lit and has a high volume of pedestrian or vehicular traffic, as the presence of other people provides an additional measure of safety.
  • We also recommend that when you are meeting a prospective buyer or seller, always take along another person to observe and witness the transaction.
  • Be aware that some criminals use financial or personal information such as credit cards or driver's license information to engage in identity theft and other financial crimes. Be careful when sharing such personal information.
  • If a dispute arises during the buying or selling of goods or services remember to exercise your right to terminate the transaction.

The Kids Mud Run that took place on Saturday, July 15 at Grand Woods Park was a great success with perfect weather! We had exactly 200 kids registered (including walk-ins) plus many parents participated too! A special thanks to the Eaton County Sheriff Department including the Mounted Division for coming out and helping, as well as the Delta Township Fire Department!

Upcoming Delta Township District Library Events:
Delta Township District Library Summer Holiday Closures:
  • Labor Day - the Library will be closed Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4.
Delta Township Community Awards 2017 Call for Nominations
The Delta Township Community Awards Committee is seeking nominations in each of the following four categories:
The Citizen of the Year Award will honor selected individual citizens whose extraordinary contributions go "above and beyond" to enhance the quality of life and general reputation of the township.
The Young Person of the Year Award is limited to high school seniors (whether traditional high school or home-schooled) who have made a positive contribution to the community, is an example to their friends, may have excelled in academics, music, arts, athletics, etc., or has successfully faced personal challenges. A $2,000 scholarship, sponsored by the Delta Side Business Association, will be awarded to the selected individual.
The Community Organization of the Year Award will honor selected groups or organizations for their dedication in serving and promoting Delta Township through volunteer contributions that has impacted the quality of life in Delta Township, provided leadership over a period of years, thereby contributing to the township's character, and/or made a valuable contribution that has enhanced the quality of life for residents of Delta Township. 
The Business of the Year Award will honor selected Delta Township businesses or business persons who have been responsible for exceptional outcomes between and among businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations; OR, have served as a role model for other business; OR, have gone above and beyond the scope of business to support and promote Delta Township.  The goal is to promote shared community interests and encourage business harmony within the township and among entities of the Greater Lansing Region.
All nominations must be submitted no later than Thursday, September 28, at 5:00 p.m.  Nominations may be submitted online or a printable PDF version is also available.  If you choose to fill out a hard copy nomination form, please return it via email to Linda Wells at  lwells@deltami.gov, by mail to the Manager's Office, 7710 West Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917, or via fax to 517-327-1703.

Interested in Sponsoring this Event?

The Delta Township Community Awards is an excellent opportunity for your business or organization to gain some public recognition on multiple media platforms for supporting your community. 

For a small investment in this event, your business will receive online recognition via the Township's website, social media pages, and monthly e-newsletter, as well as recognition during the award event that includes signage, inclusion in the slideshow presentation and in our program.

Click  here to read about our wide range of sponsorship opportunities. For questions or more information contact  Mary Worland at  mworland@deltami.gov or at 517-323-8590.
Delta Township Launches New Neighborhood Beautification Grant Opportunity
Delta Township has launched a new grant program in which residential neighborhoods and neighborhood organizations can apply for matching funds for improving their identification and welcome signs to their neighborhood.  Matching funds will be on a first come/first serve basis and typical grant awards will be $500.  It is part of the Township's goal to help create community identity, neighborhood involvement, and encourage and maintain the character of residential neighborhoods.  Click here for more information or to fill out an application. If you have any questions, please call 517-323-8510.
Delta Township Upcoming Events
  • Charity Softball Event - Join Delta and Lansing Townships for their Charity Softball Game "The Battle of Waverly East vs. West" on Sunday August 6, at 12 p.m. (noon).  Softball Teams will consist of employees from both Lansing and Delta Township Fire Departments, Police Departments, and Administration Offices. Don't miss this fun charity event.  Proceeds will go to benefit Ele's Place.
  • Touch A Truck - If you like trucks and cars then come on out for a great time. It's time for the annual Touch a Truck Day on Saturday, August 12, from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sharp Park.  This free event is where kids young and old can touch, honk, and climb on the many vehicles that will be on display. Examples of the vehicles that will be there are a fire truck, ambulance, backhoe, snow plow, dump truck, garbage truck and semi. Concessions will be available. If you have a truck or piece of equipment and would like to be included, please fill out the form and send it to Kathy Sobczyk by mail at 7710 W. Saginaw Hwy. Lansing, MI 48917, by fax at 517-327-1721 or by email Kathy Sobczyk.  
  • Electronics Recycling -  The Township offers a monthly (Saturday) event for electronics and Freon recycling. A fee of .25 cents per pound will be charged for electronics and a fee of $15.00 each will be charged for items containing Freon. Examples of electronics include microwaves, PCs, laptops, servers, printers, copiers, scanners, LCD screens, plasma/LED/flat screens, CRT monitors, CRT TVs, projection monitor/TVs, cell phones, answering machines, kitchen appliances, remote controlled items, or anything with a cord. Collection of these items will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on the following dates: 
  • August 19 
  • September 16 
  • November 18 
  • December 16
  • Yard Waste Accepted April 5 - October 11, 2017 Open to all Delta Township residents utilizing the Recycling Center for disposal of yard waste. Fees apply; please visit the Delta Township website at  www.deltami.gov/recycling for applicable fees or call the Clerk's Office at 517-323-8500.
Vol. 3  Issue: 7
In This Issue

Delta Township Board







Eaton County
Satellite Office

The Eaton County Clerk's office and Treasurer's office is holding hours in the lower level of the Delta Township Administration Building. 

Please see the following schedule for days and times the satellite office will be open:

County Clerk will hold hours every first and third Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 
1 p.m.

County Treasurer will hold hours every second and fourth Friday of each month from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Delta Township Employees


Finance Director

Fire Chief

Building/Assessing Director

Planning Director

Utilities Director

Parks & Recreation

Delta Township District Library Director

Township Engineer

Eaton Co. Sheriff's Department Delta Patrol
Apply for A Passport at the Delta Township Clerk's Office!

The Delta Township Clerk's office accepts passport applications year around during regular office hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Clerk's office will also be accepting passport applications in addition to our regular hours (Form DS-11 ONLY) on the following dates and times in 2017:
  • Tue., September 12
    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wed., September 27
    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wed., October 4
    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Delta Public Transportation Options

Use Delta Redi-Ride to travel within Delta Township, or to connect with the following CATA fixed-route buses for seamless service to downtown Lansing and the greater Lansing area.
Delta Redi-Ride will not provide transportation to or from schools when school bus transportation is available to a student.

Call to schedule a ride at 
(517) 394-CATA (2282)

The Redi-Ride Reservation Line is open:
  • Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to
    5 p.m.

Click the map to view the service area.

EATRAN is a countywide open-door, curb-to-curb public transportation service offered in Eaton County.  

Click the map to view the service area.

Call to Schedule a ride at:
517-543-4087  -or-

Click here for more information.

Have questions, comments or suggestions?

E-mail the Editor at 

Township Clerk
(517) 323-8500

Township Manager's Office
(517) 323-8590

Delta Township Office
7710 W. Saginaw Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917

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Overnight Parking Reminder

Please note that no  person shall   park  any vehicle, including a vehicle used for commercial or recreational purposes, or any trailer on either side of any highway, freeway, street, or roadway located within the township between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. of any day.

A person who is in violation will receive a municipal civil infraction. The civil fine associated with this section shall be set from time to time by the Township Board by resolution.

If you have questions or would like to speak with someone about overnight parking, please contact the Manager's Office at 517-323-8590.

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