May 2017
Join Us TOMORROW for the 
Grand Opening of the
Delta Mills Park Pickleball Court 

Delta Township is proud to welcome pickleball courts to Delta Mills Park thanks to a Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). A grand opening celebration will take place on Wednesday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m. The location is Delta Mills Park, 7001 Old River Trail, Lansing, 48917.
The celebration will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and opening remarks by Delta Township Supervisor Kenneth R. Fletcher, as well as Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries Commission Chair Daren Bebee. The courts will be open for free play after the ceremony for anyone who wants to try out the sport. Members of the Delta Township pickleball group will be present to assist beginners. Snacks and refreshments will also be provided.
"We are delighted to add these pickleball courts to Delta Mills Park," stated Supervisor Fletcher, "Delta Township has a robust parks system, but we continually try to address new trends and demands.  Pickleball participation is growing and we know these courts will be used extensively!  We are thankful to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for the funds that made this possible."
Delta Township has experienced a growing need and support for pickleball courts. Pickleball is a new and exciting sport played on a badminton-sized court with a net that is a couple inches shorter than a tennis net and is played with a perforated plastic ball, similar to a whiffle ball.  The pickleball paddles (wood or composite) are twice the size of Ping-Pong paddles and the game can be played by all ages.

Delta Township Summer Schedule

Delta Township Administrative Offices, including the Parks and Recreation Department, Clerk's Office, the Utility Department, Building Department, Engineering Department, Accounting Office and the Fire Department Administration Office   will be closed on the following dates in observance of the summer holidays:
  • Memorial Day
    5/29/17 - Monday
  • Independence Day
    7/3/17 - Monday &
    7/4/17 - Tuesday
  • Labor Day
    9/4/17 - Monday
Please plan ahead for items such as burn permits, building permits, and passport applications.  Regular Township hours will continue from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the summer with the exception of the above holiday closures.   As always, emergency services will remain fully operational.  For more information or for questions, please contact the Delta Township Manager's Office at 517-323-8590.

Delta Township District Library Summer Holiday Closures:
  • Memorial Day - t he Library will be closed on Saturday, May 27 and Monday, May 29 for the holiday.
  • 4th of July - the Library will be closed Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4.
  • Labor Day - the Library will be Closed Saturday, September 2 and Monday, September 4.
2017 Delta Rocks! Family Festival
June 24, 12:00 p.m. (noon) - 6:00 p.m.
Sharp Park, Delta Township
Sharp Park is the place to be on Saturday, June 24 for all the excitement of the 19th Annual Delta Rocks! Family Festival. The entire family will have a great time participating in the many fun activities which include, bubble soccer, battle darts, soccer billards, turbo tubs, inflatable challenges, 3D climbing wall, hoppy horses track, shooting water balloons from the Super Slingshot, a stilt walker, face painting, bubble booth, trackless train, petting zoo, children's identification kits, Project KidSight, children's make-it-take-it crafts, Delta Township fire safety trailer, games, dunk tank, tot spot, kid's bingo, sports challenge course, marshmallow monster pops, easel painting, concessions, business expo, non-profit area, and much more! Admission as well as most activities are free with only a few having a minimal charge. The festival will run from 12-6 p.m. so plan on spending the day with us. Delta Township will be providing a free continuous shuttle from the Lansing Mall parking lot to Sharp Park from 12-6:30 p.m.
We Need Volunteers!
The Delta Rocks! Family Festival is wonderful event that would not be possible without the help of the many volunteers that assist with the event. We are looking for volunteers 16 years-of-age or older willing to work at one of our many activities including:  children's make-it-take-it craft booths, super sling shot, sports challenge, cotton candy making and sales, ticket sales, taking payments at the photo booth or rock wall, supervising games, as well as many other areas. Volunteer shifts are 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 1:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; and 4:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. You may opt to work one, two, or all three shifts. All workers will receive their assignments prior to the festival and will be given written instructions for their assigned area, general festival information including parking and check-in, and a festival t-shirt.  If you are interested in working, please email Kathy Sobczyk at or contact her via phone at 517-323-8555.
What's New in Delta Township
  • Gander Mountain has been purchased by Camping World, and will keep several existing stores open, including the Delta Township store.  According to a local store official, the product offerings will remain similar to Gander Mountain's current inventory, but will also offer some Camping World products.
  • The western portion of the former Delta Mills Elementary School, located at the northeast corner of the Ingersoll/Delta River Drive intersection, was recently demolished.  Grand Ledge Schools is renovating the remainder of the building.
  • The Eaton County Road Commission's website now provides information regarding the proposed Willow Highway, Elmwood to Waverly, resurfacing project.  The project is scheduled to commence on June 12 and be completed by August 25.  The contractor is Reith-Riley.
  • Ashley Furniture has signed a lease to move into the retail space formerly occupied by Office Max, adjacent to ABC Warehouse.
  • The Burger King Restaurant at 7416 W. Saginaw will be undergoing renovations over the summer months.
Delta Fire Leads Fire Rescue at Local Apartment Complex

On Wednesday, May 17, Delta Township Fire  along with crews from 10 other area agencies battled a fire at the Plum Tree Apartments at the corner of Michigan Ave and S. Mall Dr. When crews arrived, the building was fully engulfed in flames. The high wind conditions that day exacerbated the situation making the task of putting out the flames increasingly more difficult. While there were no injuries to any tenants, two fire fighters were taken to the local hospital with heat related illnesses. The official cause of the blaze was a cooking oil fire which began in a first floor apartment. 

The Red Cross is assisting several displaced residents in finding new lodging, as well as providing them with clothing and other basic amenities. If you are interested in assisting the displaced residents by making a donation, please contact the Lansing branch of the Red Cross at  (517) 484-7461.  For clothing or other household donations, those should be directed to the nearest Salvation Army or Volunteers of America store.

Fire Prevention Tips:

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.
Noxious Weed (Grass) Ordinance Has Gone Into Effect

Just as a reminder, the Noxious Weed Ordinance has gone into effect. Maximum length a lawn can reach without fines is 8 inches.  The Noxious Weed Ordinance will last  through October 31. Any lawn found in violation will be cut by the Township or its agent at the expense of the property owner.

Residents may submit a complaint regarding unmowed weeds and grass online here or may call the Township Engineering Department at 517-323-8540 and file a complaint.  Please also direct any questions to the Engineering Department.
Delta Township Upcoming Events
  • Be a Tourist in Your Own Town - Delta Township locations for the June 3  "Be A Tourist in Your Own Town" event hosted by the Greater Lansing Convention and Vistor's Bureau include:  Eaglemonk Pub, Funtyme Adventure Park, Lansing Model Railroad Club and Woldumar Nature Center. Click  here  for more information about this event.
  • Hoopla Now Available at DTDL Instantly borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and more. It's all accessible 24/7 with your library card. Visit
  • The Parade of Homes - is scheduled for June 1 to 4 and June 8 to 11.  There will be homes in the Shadow Glen, West Willow Heights and Pointe West Subdivisions on display. Click here for more information.

  • Delta Township Senior Council (DTSC) Quarterly Get Together -  All Delta Township residents are cordially invited to attend the Delta Township Senior Council (DTSC) Quarterly Get Together on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Elmwood Room at the Delta Township Disctrict Library. This quarter's subject is Delta Township - A Community for All Ages. Karen Kafantaris, Associate State Director at AARP, a resident of Delta Township and a member of DTSC will be our guest speaker.  Karen will discuss the positive impacts of creating communities for families, young adults and seniors.
    This event is sponsored by DTSC.
  • WORKSHOP: Backyard Bird Habitat Sunday, May 28 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Woldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Road, Lansing, MI. Join Michigan Audubon and Saving Birds Thru Habitat's Kay Charter for an all-day workshop focused on the critical relationship between birds and native plants. In this workshop, participants will learn why birds need native plants, which native plants are "powerhouses" for birds, and how you can turn your backyard into a natural bird feeder. This workshop will feature an indoor educational session in the morning followed by an outdoor field trip in the afternoon to visit good examples of bird-friendly landscaping. This workshop includes a trip to Wildtype in Mason, where owner Bill Schneider will provide a tour around this unique native plant nursery and participants will have the opportunity to shop and explore during one of the few days this great resource is open to the public. Lunch is included with registration along with resource packets, and a native oak with a protective tree tube and fiberglass pole. Please dress appropriately for the outdoors as this event will take place rain or shine.  If you love watching birds, please join us to learn how you can support our birds by stewarding healthy native habitat around your home, office, school, or neighborhood. Cost: $25 for Michigan Audubon or Woldumar Nature Center members; $35 for non-members of either organization. Please visit to register, or contact Lindsay Cain at 517-580-7364 or .
  • 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: 
  • June 17 
  • July 15 
  • 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 for applicable fees or call the Clerk's Office at 517-323-8500.
  • Mobile Hotspots now available at Delta Township District Library - Why rely on public hotspots when you could take your own WiFi with you? The library now has mobile hotspots available to checkout for seven days with a current library card. For more information, please call 517-321-4014. 
Vol. 3  Issue: 5
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 Office 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:
  • Thur., June 8
    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Tue., June 13
    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • 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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