September 2017
Last Call for 2017 Delta Township Community Awards Nominations
 
Nominations Due TODAY!

The Delta Township Community Awards Committee is seeking nominations in each of the four categories,  Citizen of the Year,  Young Person of the Year Award,  Community Organization of the Year, and  Business of the Year.   All nominations must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. TODAY. Nominations may be submitted online or a printable PDF version is also available.  If you choose to fill out a hard copy nomination form, please return it via email to Linda Wells at  lwells@deltami.gov , by mail to the Manager's Office, 7710 West Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917, or via fax to 517-327-1703.

Get Your Tickets Now!

Don't wait, get your tickets today.  This year's event will take place on Thursday, October 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West.  Tickets are available online or may be purchased at the Delta Township Administration Building in the Accounting Department at 7710 W. Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917. 

The 2017 Community Awards Event will include special recognition of area Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs) for their contributions to our community.  If you or someone you know serves on a local PTO we would love to have you join us for this special evening.  For more information on this special recognition, please contact Linda Wells at  lwells@deltami.gov or 517-323-8590.

There's Still Time to Sponsor this Event!

The Delta Township Community Awards is an excellent opportunity for your business or organization to gain some public recognition on multiple media platforms for supporting your community. 

For a small investment in this event, your business will receive online recognition via the Township's website, social media pages, and monthly e-newsletter, as well as recognition during the award event that includes signage, inclusion in the slideshow presentation and in our program.

Click   here to read about our wide range of sponsorship opportunities. For questions or more information contact  Mary Worland at  mworland@deltami.gov or at 517-323-8590.
Thank You

Thank you to everyone who filled out the Nonmotorized Survey.  The township ended up with over 500 survey responses.  The data will be used in the update of our nonmotorized plan.
New Outdoor Gym to be Installed at Sharp Park
Delta Township is excited to announce a new addition to one of our most popular parks. In the coming weeks an Outdoor Exercise Gym will be installed along the East-West Connector Pathway in Sharp Park. The exercise area will include 5 new pieces of equipment and will provide an opportunity for people to exercise and socialize in the beautiful outdoors. This project was a collaborative effort between the Delta Township Parks & Recreation Department and the Delta Township Senior Council. We would like to thank the Senior Council for their efforts on this project, and also acknowledge the generous financial contributions from the Capital Region Community Foundation and Greenfields Outdoor Fitness to make this project a reality.   As construction wraps up, the equipment will be available for use, and a tentative grand opening will be scheduled in early spring 2018.
The Delta Township EDC Awards First Facade Improvement Grant

The Delta Township Economic Development Corporation (EDC)  has awarded its first Façade Improvement grant for demolition of the building at 4324 Saginaw.  Two buildings will be demolished and it will be the site of a future Popeye's Chicken.

Interested in Applying for a Facade Improvement Grant for Your Business?

Businesses along the east end of the Saginaw corridor (Waverly to Elmwood) will now have an opportunity to apply for some financial assistance from a facade improvement program offered and funded by the Delta Township Economic Development Corporation.  
 
This program is part of an effort by the Township's EDC to improve the aesthetics of building fronts along areas of the Saginaw corridor that have aged and/or fallen into disrepair  and encourage improvements .  
 
The Delta Township Economic Development Corporation meets quarterly and works to improve economic development in Delta.  If you have any questions about this program, please call Economic Development Coordinator Ed Reed at 517-323-8560. 
Willow Highway and Sidewalk Construction Nearing Completion

This week the Eaton County Road Commission finished the paving of the road on Willow Hwy. between Elmwood and Waverly Roads.  The construction project included resurfacing and the addition of bike lanes to Willow Hwy.  This project also included adding sidewalks along a portion of Willow Hwy., which will be completed next week.  The paths and sidewalk are already being utilized and b oth projects will help with bike and pedestrian traffic going to and from Grand Woods Park.  
Only Two More Opportunities to Apply for Passports Outside of Regular Business Hours This Year

The Delta Township Clerk's office accepts passport applications year round
during regular office hours Monday through Friday
8 a.m. -  
5 p.m. But in addition to the regular office hours, the Clerk's office will also be accepting passport applications during extended hours (Form DS-11 ONLY) on the following dates and times in 2017:
  • Wednesday, September 27 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 4 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
2017 Special Election
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2017

Delta Township residents will have the opportunity to vote in the Special Election scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2017. This election is for 911 enhancements for Eaton County. This election will be voted on by all  residents of Eaton County.

If Delta Township residents will be out of the community on Election Day or need any information regarding the upcoming election, contact the Township Clerk's Office at 323-8500.

Residents should refer to their voter identification card for proper precinct number and polling location. If your voter identification card has been lost, call the Clerk's office to have a replacement card mailed. For questions regarding elections, please contact the Delta Township Clerk's office at 517-323-8500.  Please visit the Secretary of State website for additional election information at 
www.michigan.gov/sos.

Voting
To vote, simply appear at your assigned polling precinct with photo identification on Election Day.  Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Your Voter Identification Card lists your precinct number and your assigned polling location.  You will vote at the same precinct location for all elections conducted in Delta Township. If you do not receive a Voter Identification Card within three weeks after registering, contact your local clerk regarding your voter registration status. You may also check your status on the Michigan Voter Information Center website at  www.michigan.gov/vote
Spruce up Your Neighborhood this Fall with a Beautification Grant From Delta Township
Delta Township is offering a 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.
Delta Township Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, October 3 from 6:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m. A special presentation will be given at the Delta Township Library outlining the upcoming Eaton County 9-1-1 Public Safety Radio Project that will appear on the November 7 election ballot.
     
  • Trick-or-Treat Trail - Come walk the path around the pond at Sharp Park and see it as you've never seen it before on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Rain Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017) Children invited to "trick-or-treat" at displays set up by local businesses and groups while candy supplies last. We encourage everyone to wear costumes. If you are a business or civic group and would like to have a table, please call us at 323.8555 or fill out the online form and fax to 327-1721 or email to Kathy Sobczyk.  Event Fee: $1 per child.  Kids must provide their own trick-or-treat bag.  
     
  • Monster Mash - Delta Township's Annual Monster Mash will be held Tuesday, October 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Tequila Cowboy, a Halloween dance for the entire family. Show off your costumes, dance to your favorite tunes including of course lots of Halloween favorites, enjoy refreshments, enter raffle drawings, and more. The cost is just $7 per person. Please note: there will be no alcohol sales at this event.  Pre-Registration is required. Register online (please make sure and register everyone that will be attending) or call 323.8555 to register by phone.  
  • Delta Township District Library Strategic Plan Survey Delta Township District Library is asking for your participation in their community survey to assist them in updating their strategic plan.  Click here to take this short survey.
     
  • Cast your vote on the StoryWalk for Sharp Park - 
    Delta Township District Library and Delta Township Parks & Recreation are partnering to bring a StoryWalk® to Sharp Park. StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for all ages to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to wooden stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you're directed to the next page in the story. StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 11 countries. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.  Beginning in September 2017, the StoryWalk® will be a permanent fixture along the Sharp Park path. In addition to pages from a picture book, each sign will feature a fun early literacy activity to do while walking. Different stories will be featured throughout the seasons. Library staff have chosen five book candidates for the inaugural StoryWalk® title. The community may vote for their favorite title and the top vote-getter will be selected as the first StoryWalk® story! Click on the link below to cast your vote! http://bit.ly/2tXgP6v
Recycling  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: 
  • 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  www.deltami.gov/recycling for applicable fees or call the Clerk's Office at 517-323-8500.
Vol. 3  Issue: 9
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 Department Delta Patrol
 
Delta Public Transportation Option  
 
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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Updates to Zoning Ordinance

The Township has updated its zoning ordinance. The new zoning ordinance was part of a nearly 3-year effort, updating and replacing the previous zoning ordinance from 1990. The new zoning ordinance provides a more user friendly format for residents, existing and prospective businesses, and developers. Some highlights include less parking regulations and an overlay district for Saginaw Hwy.  To view a full copy of the updated ordinance click, here.
 
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