March 2016
Delta Township Sees High Voter Participation in Michigan Primary

The 2016 Michigan Presidential Primary is behind us. But what a primary it was, with lots of interesting circumstances.  Delta Township saw a 44.2% turnout - historically a great turnout for a primary. In 2012, we saw 5,348 total ballots cast compared to 10,724 ballots in 2016.  There was a greater turnout at the polls with 6,896 voters, rounding it out with  3,828  absentee ballots cast for this election. W hile the large turnout caused other locations across the state to run short in their ballots, Delta Township, along with the rest of Eaton County, was well prepared for this election's participation.
For the first time since 1976, the Democratic party used the Presidential Primary for delegate commitments instead of using a convention/caucus. 
Another interesting bit of Presidential Primary information:  in the Absentee Voters the Democratic winner was Hillary Clinton and the Republican winner was Donald Trump while in the polls election day, the Democratic winner was Bernie Sanders and the Republican winner was John Kasich.  Finally, in a Presidential election year, we typically see an increase in people registering to vote in the early fall. This election we saw an earlier interest in registering to vote.  

Michigan Election Schedule:

August 2, 2016 - State Primary Election Day
Last day to register for August primary is July 5, 2016

November 8, 2016 - General Election Day
Last day to register for November general election is October 11, 2016

Voter FAQs:

If you have any questions regarding this year's election, please contact the Delta Township Clerk's office and they will be happy to assist you.  

Delta Township Clerk
7710 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Lansing, MI 48917
Ph: 517-323-8500
Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Delta Township Adds  E-commerce Safe Exchange Location
A newly designated parking location has been established in  Delta Township to conduct e-commerce  exchanges . The Delta Township Board voted unanimously on March 7 to create a safe exchange area for person-to-person exchanges.  

The E-Commerce Exchange Zone will be located in front of the  Eaton County Sheriff Department's Substation  behind the Delta Township  Administration Building just off of Canal Rd. and Saginaw Highway.  

An e-commerce exchange location will allow for Delta Township residents and those traveling from other areas, a safer, more secure alternative when making online connections that result in face-to-face interactions. Additionally, it could also increase the number of participants that utilize e-commerce options.

Signage for the new lot will be installed in the coming weeks and the lot will be under 24-hour surveillance for added security.
Emergency Responders Rescue Furry Friend from Fox Hole
Delta Township Firefighters and deputies from the Eaton County Sheriff Department's Delta Patrol came to the rescue of a curious Jack Russell Terrier named Frances, when the pup became lodged inside a fox hole after her explorations lead her astray. (See photo to the left)

When the owner became aware that her dog had indeed gotten herself stuck underground, Delta Patrol was called. They in turn called the Fire Department, who enlisted the help of Michigan Plumbing which provided a pipe camera to help locate Frances.

Rescue crews dug trenches and widened the holes into the fox den. After nearly four hours of digging the crew rescued their furry friend and a somewhat disgruntled opossum who had been stuck inside the hole with the dog.

Frances' owner, Mary Minor, was extremely grateful for all of the people who assisted in returning her beloved pet to her. On Saturday, Mary and her son treated the rescue crew at the Fire Department to lunch and a visit from their new found friend. (see photo to the right)
2016 Eaton County Road Projects
Slated for Delta Township

In 2014, Eaton County voters passed a local road millage intended to improve the condition of paved local roads over the next 12 years.  The improvements began in 2015, with the resurfacing of approximately eight miles of local roads within the Township.  In 2016, the Eaton County Road Commission is scheduled to resurface approximately eight-and-a-half miles of local roads across the Township.  The list linked below indicates the resurfacing projects scheduled for this construction season. 

Click   here   to see the full list of 2016 Eaton County Road projects scheduled to take place in Delta Township.

If you have any questions regarding the resurfacing projects, they can be directed to the Eaton Road Commission at their toll free phone number 877-883-2866.
What's New in Delta
  • Wayback Burgers, located at 5021 W. Saginaw opened its doors for business on
    March 1. 
    (Pictured right) 
  • The Discount Tire Store at 4830 W. Saginaw, near Los Tres Amigos, closed on February 29, Patrons can now visit the Discount Tire location at the corner of W. Saginaw Hwy. and N. Marketplace Blvd
  • Consumer's Energy has announced that they intend to replace a 12" high-pressure gas main on the north side of West Saginaw Highway from Elmwood Road to I-96.  The project is planned to begin in mid-April.
  • On March 14, the Planning Commission approved the site plan for a proposed 52,000 sq. ft. Gander Mountain store at the southeast corner of the Broadbent/Delta Market Drive intersection, immediately west of Menards. 
  • The Fazoli's Restaurant located at 5617 W. Saginaw closed in mid-March. The location will make way for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant, which will begin construction later this spring. 
  • The Fire Mountain Grill at 730 Elmwood Road has closed its doors, after its parent company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month. 
  • Ink & Needle Tattoos has opened at 4244 W. Saginaw, next to the former Smoker's Oasis suite. 
With Spring Comes New Growth: 
Keep the Weeds at Bay

As we ushered in the first day of spring over the weekend, we look forward to the warmer weather, beautiful flowers and the non-stop growth of the green grass, and pesky weeds.  

Don't let your yard get away from you, or it could mean lots of extra work for you and possible fines.

Noxious Weed Ordinance

No person owning or occupying any premises in platted subdivisions or property on which single-family and two-family dwellings are permitted by right of two acres or less, being within 200 feet of platted subdivisions or commercial lots and on improved streets shall permit or maintain on any such premises or the abutting margin, or on any portion of any such premises or the abutting margin, any growth of  noxious   weeds , nor any growth of grass or other rank vegetation, to a greater height than 12 inches on the average; nor permit any accumulation of dead  weeds , grasses or brush to a height greater than 12 inches on the average. In addition, no person owning or occupying any developed commercial property, office zoned property on improved streets, or property on which multiple property dwellings and/or condominiums are permitted by right shall permit or maintain on any such premises or the abutting margin, or on any portion of any such premises or the abutting margin, any growth of  noxious   weeds , nor any growth of grass or other rank vegetation, to a greater height than 12 inches on the average; nor permit any accumulation of dead  weeds , grasses or brush to a height greater than 12 inches on the average.

Click here to read the full ordinance.  If you have any questions or wish to file a complaint you may contact our Community Development Department at 517-323-8540 or click here to fill out our online form.

Vol. 2  Issue: 3
In This Issue

Delta Township Board







Eaton County Satellite Office

The Eaton County Clerk's and Treasurer's offices 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 8 a.m. to  1 p.m.

County Treasurer will hold hours every second and fourth Friday of each month from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Delta Township Employees


Fire Chief

Eaton Co. Sheriff's  Office Delta Patrol

Finance Director

Assessing Director

Engineering Director


Community Development Director

Utilities Director

Delta Township District Library

Upcoming Events

Mother Son Dance 
Wednesday, March 23
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Lansing West
Pre-registration is required.  Register online at 
or by calling 517-323-8555

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

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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