November 2016
Delta Township Swears In
2016-2020 Board

On Sunday, November 20, Delta Township held an event to swear in the newly elected Township Board. The 2016 elected board includes: Supervisor Kenneth R. Fletcher, Clerk Mary R. Clark, Treasurer Howard A. Pizzo, Trustee Andrea M. Cascarilla, Trustee Dennis R. Fedewa, Trustee Karen J. Mojia, and Trustee Deana M. Newman. Watch the Swearing-In Ceremony by clicking the image below.
Delta Township Opens New Fire Training Center

Delta Township and Lansing Community College held a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the new Joint Live Fire Training Faclity located on LCC's West Campus on November 3 . The training center represents a unique collaboration between local government and a higher learning institution that will aid in providing state of the art live fire training for area fire professionals and students.

The facility has already played host to a live fire training conducted by the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) when they held a 3-day fire instructor certification course November 7 through 9.
The training facility will be utilized by LCC fire students, Delta Township Fire Department, and other metro area fire departments.

UM-Dearborn's iLabs' eCities Research Recognizes Delta Township as a Five-Star Community

Delta Township has been recognized for its work of fostering entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study conducted by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn's Center for Innovation Research. The Township was honored as a five-star community along with 21 other communities across the state.  Twenty-Two other communities were honored with four-star ratings.
"We are extremely proud to be recognized for the fifth consecutive year on the UM-Dearborn iLabs eCities list," said Delta Township Supervisor Kenneth R. Fletcher.  "Delta Township works extremely hard to attract new businesses to the area, encourage job growth among our existing businesses, and continue to add various amenities for our residents."
Five-star communities have commercial constructions worth over $875 million, having issued over 2,000 construction permits. They have more than $29 billion in combined real and personal properties. They have more than $21 million in additions to assets in the past year and with about 10% of the employed population being self-employed.  

"The eCities project highlights how local governments from across the state of Michigan are cultivating and supporting economic development. These communities show how local governments can work in distinct and strategic ways to energize public spaces, while investing in businesses and job development," said Tim Davis, director, iLabs.
The annual eCities research project, which began in 2007, uses data supplied by the participants, as well as other public records to assemble a six-factor, 32-item index of entrepreneurial activity, looking at such factors as clustering, incentives, growth, policies, community and education. The study focuses on entrepreneurship because of its importance to expansion and diversification of Michigan's regional economies and the impact small businesses have on job creation. To date, more than 200 communities across Michigan have participated in the study. 
Delta Township Upcoming Events

Sweats & Treats with Santa
Santa Claus will be coming to the Delta Township Community Center on December 2 and 3. Join this jolly celebration where each child will make a Christmas craft, receive a special gift and enjoy some yummy Christmas treats. Parents, make sure you bring your cameras to capture all the special moments. Please note that there is no meal provided at this event.  

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
8:30-10 a.m. or 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Delta Township Community Center (7550 West Willow Hwy.)
Register online by clicking here or by calling 323-8555.
$5 Residents, $6 Non-Residents (per person) - including adults
Fall De-Leafing Drop-Off 
and Snow Removal Information

Fall De-Leafing
Fall De-Leafing runs through December 3, Wednesday and Saturday  ONLY  through the Delta Township Recycling Center.  

This service is  FREE to Delta Township 
Residents ONLY. Driver's license and  piece of Delta Township identification  (tax bill, water/sewer bill, or voter  registration card) is required.

De-Leafing times at the Delta Township Recycling Center are: Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. only 

Delta Township Recycling Center:  5717 Millett Hwy, Lansing, MI.

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 
Delta Township Presents 2016 Community Award Recipients

Pictured (R to L): Chuck Abraham, Community Enhancement Award Honoree; Maureen Dykstra, Community Organization of the Year Honoree; Doug Dykstra, Community Organization of the Year Honoree; Christina Medawar, Business of the Year Honoree; Pierre Medawar, Business of the Year Honoree; Catrine Medawar, Business of the Year Honoree; Sharbel Daher, Young Person of the Year Honoree; and Jackie Householder, Citizen of the Year Honoree. (Not Pictured: Stanley Samuel, Wolverine Development)

(Photo provided by: John Vial of  John Douglas Photography, (517) 243-5900)

Delta Township hosted the 11th Annual Delta Township Community Awards Event on October 27 at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West.  Nearly 300 people gathered to celebrate the outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations that were honored during the event.
The Township presented six awards this year including: Business of the Year, Two Community Enhancement Awards, Community Organization of the Year, Young Person of the Year, and Citizen of the Year.  The Young Person of the Year was also presented with a $2,000 Scholarship sponsored by the Delta Side Business Association.

This year's honorees include:
  • Business of the Year - Medawar Jewelers. 
  • Community Enhancement Awards 
    • Wolverine Development - Rally's Hamburgers
    • Chuck Abraham Realty - Tabooli Mediterranean
  • Community Organization of the Year Award- Delta Presbyterian Church
  • Young Person of the Year Award - Sharbel Daher
  • Citizen of the Year Award - Jackie Householder

Congratulation to all of this year's nominees and recipients.

Vol. 2  Issue: 11
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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What's New  in Delta
  1. The Mancino's Restaurant at 603 N. Waverly opened on November 1. 
  2. A Dinky Donuts store is coming to the Lansing Mall.
  3. Comerica Bank at 901 S. Creyts is scheduled to close in April 2017, the Comerica branch located at 5510 W. Saginaw will remain open. 

  4. Plans for a Golden Corral Restaurant at 730 Elmwood are moving forward. This location was formerly the Fire Mountain Grill. 

The Township Board's regular meetings will be held at 6 p.m. in Public Meeting Room A as follows:

- Jan. 3 (Tu.) and 17 (Tu.)

- Feb. 6 and 20  

- Mar. 6 and 20 

- *Apr. 17  

- May 1 and 15 

- Jun. 5 and 19 

- **Jul. 17 

- Aug. 7 and 21   

- Sept. 5 (Tu.) and 18 

- Oct. 2 and 16

- Nov. 6 and 20

- Dec.4 and 18 

*No Board meeting will be scheduled on first Monday in April (April 3).
**No Board meeting will be scheduled on first Monday in July (July 3).
The Township Board's Committee of the Whole meetings will be held at 6 p.m. in Public Meeting Room C as follows:         

- January 9

- February 13

- March 13

- April 10

- May 8

- June 12 

- July 10

- August 14

- September 11

- October 9

- November 13

- December 11


The Planning Commission will meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. in Public Meeting Room A:

- January 9 and 23

- February 13 and 27

- March 13 and 27

- April 10 and 24

- May 8 and 22

- June 12 and 26

- July 10 and 24

- August 14 and 28

- September 11 and 2

- October 9 and 23

- November 13 and 27

- December 11

*No Planning Commission meeting will be scheduled on the fourth Monday in December (December 25)

Zoning Board of Appeals and Sign Board of Appeal s will meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Public Meeting Room A as follows:

- January 10

- February 14

- *March 14

- April 11

- May 9

- June 13

- July 11

- August 8

- September 12

- October 10

- November 14

- December 12

*The Zoning Board of Appeals March 14th meeting will be in Meeting Room C
The Parks, Recreation & Cemeteries Commission will meet at 6:00 p.m. in Conference Room C on the first Thursday of each month on following dates:  January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2 and December 7.
The Township Board of Review will meet the second Monday in March (13th) at 9:00 a.m., the Tuesday (18th) following the 3rd Monday in July, and the Tuesday (12th) following the 2nd Monday in December.
The above meetings are open to the public.  All meetings are held in the Delta Administration Building at 7710 West Saginaw Highway, Lansing, Michigan, unless otherwise posted.  Special meetings will be posted, as required by law, at the Delta Administration Building.
Barrier-free access to the Delta Administration Building is available at the southwest entrance.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services who are planning to attend Township meetings or hearings should contact the Clerk's Office by writing or calling 517-323-8500, in advance to inform the Clerk's Office of the date of meeting/ hearing that will be attended.  
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