February 2016
Delta Township Provides Clean and Safe Drinking Water 
Due to recent media coverage about lead in drinking water, Delta Township would like to provide the following information about the quality water we provide to our customers:
Pre-conditioned water is purchased from the Lansing Board of Water and Light and is distributed through the Delta Township water system to our customers. Delta Township has never used lead pipe(s) in its drinking water system (although homes built before the mid 80's may have lead fittings inside their home). Delta Township has also tested for lead in homes since 1992 as required by State and Federal guidelines. All results have been in full compliance with the regulatory limit, less than 15 parts per billion (ppb). 
Since 1998, Delta Township has been issuing a Water Quality Report as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act. This report provides detailed information about the quality of our water, including where our water comes from, laboratory testing results, and other general information. Copies of Water Quality Reports are available on the Delta Township website at  http://bit.ly/DeltaTwpWater or by calling the Utility Department at (517) 323-8570.
Additional information concerning lead in drinking water may be obtained at http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/05/04655.htm.
If you would like to have your water tested for lead, you may contact the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) laboratory at (517) 335-8184.  
2016 Presidential Primary is Just
Around the Corner

The 2016 Michigan Presidential Primary Election will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2016.  If you are a registered voter, make sure your voice is heard this election season. Below you will find helpful information so that you know when, where, and how to vote.

Voters needing to vote by absentee ballot can complete an application or call the clerk's office at 323-8500 to request and application.

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 Approves Purchase of Grand Woods Park

The Delta Township Board approved the purchase of the Grand Woods Park from the City of Lansing during their February 15 Board meeting. Grand Woods Park has been managed by Delta Township for over 30 years, but recent negotiations allowed the Township to purchase property over a 5-year period.  The City of Lansing must now approve the purchase agreement.

The park consists of 14 acres of amenities including a playground, pavilion, fishing pond, nature trail along the Grand River, softball and volleyball courts, a disc golf course and radio-controlled race car track.

Watch our website and Facebook page for details on the Delta Township official grand opening.

Click here to read more about this story in the Lansing State Journal.
Delta Township Exploring
E-commerce Safe Exchange Location

What is an e-commerce safe exchange location, you might ask?    

Its a designated parking location in which two parties can safely exchange goods and payments in a secure location. Typically, these safe zones are located at a police department, designated with signs, and sometimes recorded on surveillance video. The trend of person-to-person e-commerce has increased significantly through the use of such sites as eBay, Craigslist, mom-to-mom sales, or community exchange sites. 

An e-commerce exchange location could allow for Delta Township residents and those from other areas a safer, more secure experience when making online connections that result in face-to-face interactions. Additionally, it may increase the number of participants that utilize e-commerce options if they knowingly have a safe place to make transactions.  

In February, the Delta Township Board discussed the possibility of facilitating a safe e-commerce location and the general consensus was to move forward with plans to officially take up the issue in March. The proposed location for the Township's safe e-commerce zone would be in front of the Delta Patrol substation north of the Township Administration Building (Administration Road off of Canal).  

What's New in Delta
  • The former Days Inn property located at the corner of Saginaw Hwy. and Canal Rd. has been the site for police and fire training over the last couple of weeks. Training will continue through the end of February and into early March. Demolition for the building is expected to begin at the end of March.
  • Repairs to the wood pedestrian bridge on the west side of Creyts Road north of St. Joe were completed on Thursday, February 4. The bridge was damaged in mid-December by an errant vehicle. 
Delta Township Annual Audit Underway

The Township is currently undergoing its annual audit.  All municipalities must follow state audit requirements.  Delta Township's 2014 audit is available on our website here

The 2015 audit report should be completed and presented in April or May of 2016.  Delta Township has consistently had very positive audit reports which illustrate the Township follows all government accounting standards and best practices. 


Annual Change of Assessment Notice

The Assessing Department will be mailing out it's annual Change of Assessment Notices on Friday, February 26.  The purpose of this change notice is to notify you of the 2016 Assessed and Taxable Value of your property.  The Assessed Value represents 50% of the estimated Market Value, and the Taxable Value represents the amount your 2016 Tax Bills will be based on.  Taxable Values for 2016 can not increase greater than the rate of inflation, unless you purchased your property in 2015 or have made physical improvements.  The inflation rate, expressed as a multiplier, to be used for 2016 is 1.003 (3/10th of 1%).  If you have any questions regarding your change notice, please call the Assessing Department at 517-323-8520.

March Board of Review for Property Value Appeals

The purpose of the March Board of Review is to hear appeals regarding your property valuation.  If you plan to appear before the Board of Review, please be prepared to present evidence in support of your estimated market value. 
The 2016 Board of Review will meet in Room A, located on the second floor of the Delta Township Administration Building - 7710 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917 on the following dates: March 14 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; March 15 - 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and March 16 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you wish to protest the above you must have any appointment. Please call 517-323-8520 for an appointment. 
Snow Storms and Safe Travels

With the impending snow storm set to hit tomorrow night into Thursday, Delta Township wants our citizens to be safe and prepared.  

Winter Travel Tips:
  1. Use caution and common sense when driving in the winter.  Vehicles cannot stop as fast on icy and snowy roads.
  2. Watch for scattered slippery spots, especially on overpasses, bridges and underpasses.
  3. Keep a shovel, warm blankets and bags of sand and/or cat litter in the trunk which can be used in case of emergency.
  4. If your vehicle does become stuck and you are unable to free it, run the engine and heater only for short periods of time and with the window partially rolled down.  Make sure that the exhaust pipe is unobstructed.
  5. Stay in your vehicle in case of emergency.
  6. Keep the gas tank and windshield washer reservoir full.
  7. Make sure wiper blades and snow tires are in good condition.  Clear snow and ice from windows, mirrors, hood, roof, headlights, taillights and trunk.  Use low-beam headlights in snow and fog.
  8. When applying the brakes on either snow or ice, avoid locking the brakes thereby allowing you to maintain steering control of the vehicle while obtaining maximum braking efficiency.  On vehicles equipped with anti-lock brakes, do not pump the brake pedal - instead apply steady pressure.
  9. Motorists who change lanes or merge on icy or snowy roads should proceed with caution.  Watch out for other drivers.
  10. Always wear your safety belt.
  11. If you see a large plume of snow or yellow flashing lights, stay back - it is probably a snowplow clearing the road.
  12. Keep telephone numbers for local tow service and/or roadside assistance in case your vehicle becomes disabled or stuck in the snow.
Sidewalk Snow Removal Reminder

Delta Township property owners are also reminded that they need to make arrangements to clear the snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property  within 24 hours of a snowfall.   Click here to view the  Township's Snow Removal Ordinance.

Contact the Delta Township Community Development Department, Planning Division, at 517-323-8560 with any questions regarding the Township's Snow Removal Ordinance. 

Winter Road Plowing in Delta Township

Eaton County Road Commission (ECRC) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) are charged with roadway 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

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Eaton County Satellite Office

The Eaton County Clerk and Treasurer 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

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

The 13th  Annual Delta Side Business Association Expo
is Saturday, March 5, 2016
at the Lansing Mall from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Event Update:


The 2016 Delta Township Daddy Daughter Dance is set to take place this evening, however due to the overwhelming popularity of this event we are SOLD OUT and onsite tickets will not be available. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for anyone who may not be able to participate in tonight's event and encourage preregistration for all of our events.

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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