March 2017
Spring Cleaning and Lawn Waste  Recycling Opportunities
It's that time of year again, spring clean-up time.  The Delta Recycling Center has some upcoming events to help you with yard waste and spring cleaning waste.
  • Spring Clean-Up Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - electronics, household hazardous waste, tires (fees for disposal may be applicable), books, hearing aids and eyeglasses, document shredding, yard waste, limbs (four feet long and no more than four inches in diameter), scrap metal, Freon, and household batteries are a few of the items being accepted at this event. Appointment is required. Call 517-543-3686 or for online appointments visit www.eatoncounty.org/recycling. Location within Delta Township will be disclosed at time appointment is made. Event is for residents of Eaton County (non-commercial). For updated event information, visit the website. 
     
  • 2017 Free Yard Waste Day Delta Township residents can drop off yard waste free of charge on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Delta Township Recycling Center. Township residents must provide a photo identification and a voter ID card, property tax notice, or water/ sewer bill to participate in free yard waste day. Yard waste branches can be no longer than 4 feet long and 4 inches in diameter. Yard waste bags or recyclable container are best practices in transporting yard waste to the Recycling Center for disposal, NO PLASTIC BAGS ALLOWED. The size of loads will be limited to no larger than 5 X 8 feet or the back of a full size pick-up. No tandem trailers or cube type vehicles will be permitted. The recycling center will still be open for regular recycling.
     
  • 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 323-8500.
Broadbent Signal Project Set to Begin this Summer

On March 6, the Delta Township Board approved a cost sharing agreement with the Eaton County Road Commission (ECRC) for the reconfiguration and widening of Broadbent approaches to Saginaw for the purposes of MDOT installing a traffic light at Broadbent and M-43.  The work includes a center left turn lane, drainage work, curb and gutter, the installation of pavement for future bicycle lanes on Broadbent, sidewalk removal and replacement, and other related work.  The road work at the intersection will likely require about four weeks to complete, with closures necessary at the intersection on Broadbent for part of that time.  This work is expected to take place this summer.

The Township and ECRC were notified last year that MDOT had approved a traffic signal at that location, but intersection improvements would need to be made first.  The project has been in the design phase and will soon go to bid.  The ECRC will manage the project with the Township sharing in the cost.
Township Developing New Neighborhood Beautification Grant Opportunity

Delta Township is developing 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.  Details will be available in April.  If you have any questions, please call 323-8510.
Delta Parks and Recreation Set to Apply for Three DNR Grants

In an effort to continue the Township's goals to expand and improve the non-motorized trail system and recreational opportunities, the Township's Parks and Recreation Department is applying for three DNR Grants this year.

The first grant application is for the development of a Mount Hope Park Neighborhood Connector Pathway.  The project will include a shared use pathway that will connect neighborhoods to the park.  This pathway will allow residents and park users' safe access to the park while it is being fully developed.  The proposed project is needed to meet the demands of the growing athletic programs and to provide a recreation facility in the township's fastest growing residential area.

The second grant application is for the development of a Delta Mills Park canoe launch and park improvements.  The project will include the modernization of a section of Delta Mills Park to provide barrier-free access and improved vehicular circulation.  Additionally, the current site will be improved with a new accessible canoe launch site, parking lot with handicap accessible parking and an accessible trail from the parking area to the launch.   Further Improvements will include replacement of playground equipment, basketball court, and fishing pier.

The third grant application is for the development of a Park Connector Pathway on Old River Trail to allow safe, non-motorized accessfrom Webster Road to Delta Mills Park and Hunter's Orchard Park along Old River Trail.  The proposed pathway will connect to existing pathways and bike lanes allowing Hunter's Orchard Park and Delta Mills park to connect to the East/West pathway, Lansing Mall, Delta Township District Library, Sharp Park, and Grand Woods Park.  The project includes a lighted crosswalk on Old River Trail allowing for safer access between the two parks.

Delta Township received three DNR grants in 2016 including:  West Willow Canoe Launch, Phase II of Mount Hope Park, and a new restroom at Delta Mills Park.
Summer Sewer Max Credit
 
Delta Township grants automatic sewer credits to all residential customers April-September. The process referred to as "Summer Sewer Max", assures summer sewer bills will not increase for seasonal water usage such as filling pools and lawn irrigation. 

A "sewer maximum" is established by calculating the average winter usage (October-March). This average is the maximum a customer will be billed for sewer April September. Customers will be charged for full water usage during these months, but the sewer portion of the bill will not exceed the "sewer maximum". Therefore, customers will avoid paying sewer charges for excess water usage during the summer months. In addition, this policy makes secondary irrigation meters unnecessary. 

This credit is automatic and does not require you to contact us. However, if you have any questions regarding the calculation of the sewer credit, please contact the Delta Township Accounting Department at 323-8510.
Changes for the Noxious Weed Ordinance take Effect this Spring

As spring approaches we would like to draw your attention to a couple of changes in our Noxious Weed Ordinance.  

Last fall, the Delta Township Board passed an amendment to the ordinance decreasing the maximum length a lawn can reach without fines from 12 inches to 8 inches.  Additionally, the commencement of the regulated growing season has been bumped back from April 15 to
May 1. 

An annual notice is published in local newspapers during March informing property owners that lawns must be in compliance beginning May 1 and through October 31, or the lawn will be cut by the Township or its agent at the expense of the property owner.

Residents may submit a complaint regarding unmown 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
  • 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: 
     
    • April 22 
    • May 13 (must register with Eaton County Resource Recovery 517-543-3686) 
    • June 17 
    • July 15 
    • August 19 
    • September 16 
    • November 18 
    • December 16
  • Easter Bunny Meet & Greet The Easter Bunny will be visiting Delta Township for a meet and greet. Don't forget to bring your camera to get a picture with the Easter Bunny. Children will have the opportunity to participate in an Easter craft. No need to register in advance. Wednesday, April 12, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Activity Room, Enrichment Center.  This event is free to the public.
     
  • Children's Book Week Bookmark Contest April 17-May 20 Delta Township District Library is having its seventh annual Children's Bookmark Contest to celebrate Children's Book Week (May 1-7). The contest is open to ages 3-12. Kids can pick up a contest form at the library's Youth Desk starting April 17 or download one from dtdl.org. All designs will be displayed in the library during June and the winning bookmark in each age group will be printed and distributed at the library. This year's theme goes along with our Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World. The deadline to turn in entries is May 20. For more information call 321-4014 extension 3.
     
  • 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. 
     
  • Five-0 5K Event Please join us for this family fun event on Sunday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. at Sharp Park.  Bring the kids to check out all the police cars, boats, motorcycles, SRT truck, and more. We will also have a SRT obstacle course for the kids. Proceeds from this event will be used to maintain a memorial fund to show our gratitude for fallen officers at Eaton County. For more information email rblock@eatoncounty.org.

Delta In the News
  • Delta Gander Mountain to Stay Open - After the announcement in February that Gander Mountain had filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, the company informed local municipalities and the media, that the filing would not immediately impact the 13 stores located in Michigan, including their new location in Delta Township.
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 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.

If you have questions or would like to speak with someone about overnight parking, please contact the Manager's Office at 517-323-8590.
Vol. 3  Issue: 3
In This Issue

Delta Township Board

Supervisor

Clerk

Treasurer

Trustee

Trustee


 

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

Manager

Finance Director

Fire Chief


Building/Assessing Director

Planning Director

Utilities Director

Parks & Recreation
Director 

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:
  • Wed., April 12
    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
     
  • 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

CATA/Redi-Ride
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
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-
517-371-3312

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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