April 2017
Delta Utilities: Working for You

Check out how the Delta Township Utilities Department is working hard to keep the flow of the Township going.
Join Us for the Delta Mills Park Pickleball Court Grand Opening 

Delta Township is proud to welcome pickleball courts to Delta Mills Park thanks to a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant. A grand opening celebration will take place on Wednesday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m. The location is Delta Mills Park, 7001 Old River Trail, Lansing, 48917.
The celebration will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and opening remarks by Delta Township Supervisor Kenneth R. Fletcher, as well as Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries Commission Chair Daren Bebee. The courts will be open for free play after the ceremony for anyone who wants to try out the sport. Members of the Delta Township pickleball group will be present to assist beginners. Snacks and refreshments will also be provided.
"We are delighted to add these pickleball courts to Delta Mills Park," stated Supervisor Fletcher, "Delta Township has a robust parks system, but we continually try to address new trends and demands.  Pickleball participation is growing and we know these courts will be used extensively!  We are thankful to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for the funds that made this possible."
Delta Township has experienced a growing need and support for pickleball courts. Pickleball is a new and exciting sport played on a badminton-sized court with a net that is a couple inches shorter than a tennis net and is played with a perforated plastic ball, similar to a whiffle ball.  The pickleball paddles (wood or composite) are twice the size of Ping-Pong paddles and the game can be played by all ages.

Delta Township Launches New Neighborhood Beautification Grant Opportunity
Delta Township has launched 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.  Click here for more information or to fill out an application. If you have any questions, please call 323-8510.
Non-Motorized Plan Update

On April 10, 2017, the Township selected the planning and engineering consulting firm of Rowe Professional Services Company to update the Delta Township Non-Motorized Transportation Plan, which was last updated in 2012.  The major focus of the update is to develop and describe non-motorized transportation projects and set project construction priorities for the next 10 years.  The update will describe each project, identify the need for easements, topographic and terrain limitations, necessary permitting, etc.  Project cost estimates will also be prepared.  The list of projects and priorities will be developed with input from Township officials, stakeholders, and the general public.

For questions regarding the non-motorized plan, please contact Gary Bozek at GBozek@deltami.gov  or via phone at 517-323-8560.
May Brings National EMS Week  
2017 National  Emergency   Medical Services (EMS) Week will take place May 21-27.  This year's theme is   "EMS STRONG: Always in Service"

The EMS Strong campaign seeks to celebrate, unify and inspire the men and women of our nation's emergency medical services. Created by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), EMS Strong brings together associations, EMS services, sponsors, and national media to honor the dedication of EMS practitioners nationwide.
National Emergency Medical Services Week unites local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line."
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) was instrumental in establishing EMS Week when President Gerald Ford declared November 3 - 10, 1974 as the first "National Emergency Medical Services Week." This annual observance continued for four more years and was then re-instituted by ACEP in 1982. Around this time the observance of EMS Week was moved to September. In 1992 EMS Week was again moved to be the third   week in May. The move was made to separate EMS Week from Fire Prevention week in October. The rationale for the move was the majority of fire and EMS services felt having the two events back to back hurt the effectiveness of each program so EMS Week was moved to May.

Please join Delta Township in celebrating our EMS providers and personnel this May.
What To Do If You Experience Flooding in Your Basement
Are you experiencing a flooded basement?
Homeowners are responsible for mitigating the circumstances of a flooded basement. One, often overlooked, important step to take is to contact your homeowner's insurance company for guidance in what you can do. Also, contact Delta Township's Utility Department so that a township employee may assist you in determining the cause of the flooding. If it is determined the cause of the flooding is due to a problem with the sanitary sewer, the township's collection crew will identify the problem and alleviate the issue as soon as possible.

S teps to help avoid flooding in your basement
Homeowners and residents of the township can make a difference, consider these items:
  • Sump pumps - have a backup plan: water assisted or battery backup
  • Install a check valve to help prevent the main sewer from backing up in your basement
  • Have your lateral line inspected by a plumber for potential blockages
  • Properly seal all cracks in basement walls and foundation
  • Regularly clean your roof's gutters and downspouts and drain as far from home as possible
Click here for more information.
Noxious Weed Ordinance Changes take Effect May 1

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.  The Noxious Weed Ordinance begins May 1 and will last  through October 31. Any lawn found in violation will be cut by the Township or its agent at the expense of the property owner.

Residents may submit a complaint regarding unmowed 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: 
    • May 13 (must register with Eaton County Resource Recovery 517-543-3686) 
    • June 17 
    • July 15 
    • August 19 
    • September 16 
    • November 18 
    • December 16
  • 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 containers 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. 
  • 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 .

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.
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Delta Township Board







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


Finance Director

Fire Chief

Building/Assessing Director

Planning Director

Utilities Director

Parks & Recreation

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:
  • 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

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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