December 2016
Thank You for Choosing Delta Township

As we finish our holiday celebrations and prepare to enter into a new year, we take time to reflect on the things we are most grateful for and look towards another year of community togetherness and prosperity. Since it's humble beginnings, Delta Township has always had a strong sense of community and has never shied away from assisting those most in need. 

Thanks to the help of our residents and some of our very own employees, we have helped to gather hundreds of pounds of food for the Greater Lansing Food Bank over the years, gathered clothing for those less fortunate, and we continue to offer free community programs to promote community unity. Additionally, each year we find our lobby over flowing with gifts around the holidays to assist those in need with providing a Christmas for their families. 

The generous nature of our community may not be all that unique to our Township, however it is certainly something that we can all be proud of. So while you reflect on the past and plan for the new year, please know just how much each and every one of our residents means to us and how glad we are that you chose to make Delta Township your home.

Happy Holidays from the The Delta Township Board
Delta Township Set to Receive Nearly $500,000 in DNR Grant Funding

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) recently announced their lists of grant recipients for both the Land and Water Conservation Fund grants and the MDNR Trust Fund grants. 

The Land and Water Conservation Fund federal grant program, administered in Michigan by the DNR, supports villages, cities, townships, counties and the DNR in their efforts to provide better public outdoor recreation opportunities for their residents and visitors. Delta Township's Mount Hope Park Development (Phase II) was granted $150,000 under this program.  The total cost for this project is estimated at $500,000 and will include the construction of a picnic shelter, playground, and restrooms.

The MDNR Trust Fund grant program celebrated 40 years of funding high-quality outdoor recreation opportunities for Michigan residents and visitors. Over the past four decades, the Trust Fund has granted more than $1 billion to state and local units of government to develop and improve outdoor recreation opportunities. Through this program, Delta Township was recently awarded $337,500 for two projects designed to increase public access to quality outdoor recreation opportunities including a canoe launch and parking area on West Willow Hwy. and new restroom facilities at Delta Mills Park.

Including the 2016 recommendations, Delta Township has been awarded a total of $850,500 in DNR grant funding for six projects (total cost with matching funds come to $1,714,000since 2014. The projects also include the Mount Hope Park land acquisition, the Delta Mills pickleball courts, and the Hawk Meadow restroom building.

Delta Township Upcoming Events

It is winter warm up time!  

Delta Township, along with seven other area communities,  Blue Cross of Michigan and Playmakers are providing a free Couch to 5K training program.  The eight week training program k icks-off on Saturday, January 28 at 9 a.m at AL!VE located at 800 W. Lawrence Avenue, Charlotte.  The training program will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. beginning January 31 and will run through March 23 at the Lansing Mall Food Court. Time in the two weekly session will will be spent with certified Good Form Running and Walking coaches from Playmakers Fitness Foundation.  In addition, participants will received a weekly e-newsletter with training and nutrition information. Most of the sessions will be held outdoors so layer for warmth. F or more information and to register go to .

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 this section 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.

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, 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 
What's New  in Delta
  1. The U.S. Census  Bureau released estimated median household income averages last week for the past ten years.   (Median means half of the Township's households have a higher income and half have a lower income.)  The estimated income for Delta Township in the 2006-2010 period was $60,565.  The estimated income for the 2011-2015 period was $58,851 which represents a 3% decline in the period.  Michigan's annual median household income for the 2011-2015 period was $49,576.  
  2. The Quiznos Restaurant at 5404 W. Saginaw is closing and will be replaced by Cottage Inn Pizza which is moving from it's present location at 4218 W. Saginaw.
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In This Issue

Delta Township Board







Eaton County
Satellite Office

The Eaton County Clerk's Office and Treasurer's office will hold hours in 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

Parks & Recreation

Utilities Director

Delta Township District Library Director

Eaton Co. Sheriff's Office Delta Patrol

Township Engineer
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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