November 2017
Delta Township To Swear-In Six New Paramedic/Firefighters
At the December 18 regularly scheduled Delta Township Board Meeting, six new firefighters will be sworn-in to the Delta Township Fire Department. 

The firefighters were hired after the Township was awarded a $916,115 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program.  

The SAFER Program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The purpose of the program is to ensure that fire departments nationwide are fully staffed and equipped to strengthen the nation's overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and related hazards. 

"We are excited to receive support to add six new paramedic/ firefighters from the SAFER grant," said Kenneth R. Fletcher, Delta Township Supervisor. "Our run volume has grown at a fast rate and we feel it is important that our service delivery remains top notch for our residents!"

"The Delta Township Fire Department's three stations cover a large region responding to over 7,000 calls last year," said John Clark, Delta Township Fire Chief. "This award will allow us to hire six more firefighters, put two more firefighters on duty for each shift, and most importantly increases our capacity to respond to emergencies. We appreciate Senators Stabenow and Peters support of the SAFER grants program."
Parks & Recreation Master Plan Open House to be held on December 6

Delta Township Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries Department will be hosting a public input session that will be held in an "Open House" format. Results from our parks and recreation online survey will be available to review, and we welcome the public to provide us with more input about the master plan and our department's efforts. Members from the parks and recreation department, as well as a member of Viridis Design Group will be available to answer any questions about the master plan update process and to collect community input. The event will be held on Wednesday, December 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room A of the Delta Township Administration Building.

Delta to Extend Fall Deleafing at Recycling Center

With the unusually warm weather, t he Delta Township Recycling Center has added two additional days where fall deleafing debris will be accepted for free.  This service is only available to Delta Township residents.  Identification and resident verification are required.  The additional dates are as follows:
  • Wednesday, December 6 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Other Upcoming Recycling  Events 
  • 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  December 16.
Delta Adds New StoryWalk to
Sharp Park

Delta Township District Library and Delta Township Parks & Recreation have partnered to bring StoryWalk® to Sharp Park. StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for all ages to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. As you stroll down the trail, you're directed to the next page in the story. Each sign also features a fun early literacy activity to do while walking. Our first StoryWalk® book, chosen by popular vote, is Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Jill McElmurry. Different stories will be featured throughout the seasons. Stop by the park and take a look!

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Snow Removal Information

Snow Removal Reminder
Now that the snow has arrived, Delta Township property owners are reminded that they need to make arrangements to clear the snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property.  Section 34-92 of the Delta Township Code of Ordinances requires that snow and ice be removed from the sidewalk within 24 hours of a snowfall. The code applies even if the property is vacant or the building on the premises is unoccupied.

Click  here to view the  Township's Snow Removal Ordinance.

Contact the Delta Township Planning Department at 517-323-8560 with any questions regarding the Township's Snow Removal Ordinance. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!   

Overnight Parking Ordinance 
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 violates the ordinance will receive a municipal civil infraction. The civil fine will be set from time to time by the township board by resolution.

Winter Road Plowing in Delta Township

A reminder that Delta Township does not remove snow off of the roadways.
Eaton County Road Commission (ECRC) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) are the agencies charged with snow removal in Delta Township. MDOT is charged with snow removal for I-96, I-69, I-496 and Saginaw Highway, ECRC is responsible for all other public roadways.     

For questions or concerns please contact:

Eaton County Road Commission
(517) 543-1630  

Michigan Department of Transportation
(517) 627-3276  
Delta Township Upcoming Events

Sweets and Treats with Santa Claus 

When:     Friday, December 1, 2017 - 6-7:30 p.m. 
       Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10-11:30 a.m. 

Where:    Delta Township Community Center
               7550 West Willow Highway 

Cost:       $5 per person, including adults 

Join us for a visit with Santa, a Christmas craft, a special gift for each child, along with some yummy treats. Bring your camera to capture all of the special memories. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Register online by visiting or by calling 323-8555. No refunds after November 27.
Vol. 3  Issue: 11
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
Holds hours every first and third Friday of each month 
from 9 a.m. to  1 p.m.

County Treasurer
Holds 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
Delta Public Transportation Option  
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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Interested in Applying for a Facade Improvement Grant for Your Business?

Businesses along the east end of the Saginaw corridor (Waverly to Elmwood) will now have an opportunity to apply for some financial assistance from a facade improvement program offered and funded by the Delta Township Economic Development Corporation. 
This program is part of an effort by the Township's EDC to improve the aesthetics of building fronts along areas of the Saginaw corridor that have aged and/or fallen into disrepair and encourage improvements .  
The Delta Township Economic Development Corporation meets quarterly and works to improve economic development in Delta.  If you have any questions about this program, please call Economic Development Coordinator Ed Reed at 517-323-8560. 
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