October 2018
Time to Vote, Delta!

Tuesday, November 6 is the general election where Delta Township citizens will have the opportunity to cast their vote for local, state and national candidates. 
During the General Election will voters will elect a new Governor along with many more partisan, and non-partisan offices.  Additionally there are three ballot proposals at the state level and Grand Ledge Schools have two ballot proposals.
To vote, simply appear at your assigned polling precinct on Election Day, photo identification is recommended.  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 the clerk's office regarding your voter registration status at 517-323-8500. You may also check your registration status and polling location on the Michigan Voter Information Center web site at 
www.michigan.gov/vote .    

The Clerk's Office will be open the following dates below to process absentee ballot applications: 
  • The Clerk's office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. through Friday, November 2
Extended Clerk's Office Hours Leading up to the Election! 
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Note: You will be required to vote your absentee ballot onsite if you apply for an absentee ballot on 11/5/2018 before 4:00 p.m.  Absentee ballots will not be issued after 4:00 p.m. on 11/5/18.  A picture identification or driver's license is recommended.

Delta Board Appoints Fonda Brewer as New Trustee

The Delta Township Board is pleased to announce that Fonda Brewer has been selected to fill the vacant Trustee position on the board after the October 23 special Board meeting. 

Trustee Brewer formerly served on the Waverly Schools Board of Education and is retired from the Michigan Education Special Services Association (MESSA) after a long career. 

Please join us in welcoming Trustee Brewer. 
Delta Township Presents the 2018 Community Awards Honorees
Delta Township hosted the 13th Annual Delta Township Community Awards Event on October 25 at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West.  Over 250 people gathered to celebrate the outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations that were honored during the event.

Photos courtesy of John Douglas Photography

The Township presented five awards this year including: Business of the Year, Community Organization of the Year, Young Person of the Year, Citizen of the Year and the Township Legacy Award.  The Young Person of the Year was also presented with a $2,000 Scholarship sponsored by the Delta Side Business Association.
The 2018 Delta Township Legacy Award was presented to Janicé A. Vedder.
Janicé A. Vedder served as the Delta Township Clerk for twenty-three years, where she oversaw the record keeping and election processes for the Township. She also served on several Township boards and committees including the Planning Commission, Zoning and Sign Board of Appeals, Election Committee, Library Committee, Utility Committee, and Environmental Committee. She was a leading advocate for street lights, sidewalks, and recycling, and was an early advocate of shared services.
Ms. Vedder became Delta Township's first Certified Municipal Clerk and obtained a Master Municipal Certified Clerk designation. She was recognized as an election authority and was sought out by state and federal elected officials for her expertise and was asked to serve on a number of committees including a Special Committee on Voter Registration, a Special Committee on the Qualified Voter File, and for the Help America Vote Act Committee. Additionally, she was appointed to serve on the statewide non-partisan Election Committee, where she received a national award for her bar coding of elections, registration, and absentee applications, which served as the basis of the Qualified Voting File  (QVF) program still used today.
Janicé Vedder was a statewide leader in advancing fair and efficient elections by supporting early voting, no reason absentee ballots, consolidated elections, bar coding of registration and ballots, recruiting the best election workers and providing effective training for staff and election workers. She was the co-founder and former president of the Capital Area Municipal Clerk's Association, as well as, one of the founding members of the statewide Council of Election Officials, and was its longest serving member.
Janicé Vedder's advanced strong fiscal policies helped to ensure that the Township maintained a balanced budget, was transparent, and was in a financial position to weather the recession without loss of services or employee layoffs.
Ms. Vedder was always focused on providing the best possible service to residents through selling bus passes, vendor licenses, deleafing bags, and passports. A wealth of knowledge, she easily answered residents' questions and explained how local government works to school children.
In addition to her role as a clerk, Ms. Vedder was a leading advocate for a viable and modern public library and was instrumental in establishing the Delta Township District Library. She helped to establish the Delta Township Historical Society, aiding in saving and restoring important historical Township records.
Lastly, Ms. Vedder has a rich history of putting others first as was demonstrated by her devotion to the Delta Township community and to her husband and two sons.
The 2018 Citizen of Year Award was presented to Xavier DeGroat.  Xavier DeGroat is an exceptional individual whose own struggles have inspired him to find a way to aid those in similar situations. As a young child Xavier was diagnosed with autism, but he has not let that stop him from defining his own identity. He has endured bullying, harassment and discrimination, but through it all, he has managed to overcome the social obstacles to become a global advocate for those with autism. DeGroat has traveled across America to meet with leaders in various areas; from politicians to celebrities, sports legends, journalists and influential activists, to educate them on issues that exist in their industry or community. The long and difficult path Xavier traveled to bring this information to others inspired him to truly make a difference. Earlier this year, with the support of some extraordinary and influential people, he founded The Xavier DeGroat Autism Foundation (XDAF). The mission of the XDAF is to provide support to individuals and families of those with autism by providing them with opportunities to become economically, socially and politically successful. The foundation is dedicated to advocating on behalf of those with autism, which could mean pushing for equal treatment in employment and housing or combating other injustices against those with the diagnosis.

The 2018 Young Person of the Year Award was presented to Scott Thomas.  Scott Thomas is a senior at Grand Ledge High School and was nominated for his dedication and excellence in academics, athletics, and volunteerism. He loves academics and is always striving to do his best, never shying away from a challenge. Scott is a top rated archer where he is a leader and inspiration to his teammates. Additionally, he is a true public servant through his volunteerism with Key Club where he has lead several community service initiatives including clothing drives for Homeless Angels and a Smoke Detector Installation Program. Even in the midst of his own personal struggles which include the recent loss of his father to leukemia, Scott's positive attitude remains infectious and is a true inspiration to all that meet him.
The 2018 Business of the Year was presented to Chick-fil-A Lansing.   Chick-fil-A Lansing opened in October  2016 as the first Chick-fil-A in Michigan! It is owned by U.S. Air Force Veteran and Michigan native, Kate McNerney. Her business's mission is to be a home away from home in the community, nourishing and flourishing together. Chick-fil-A's goal is to support educational programs, first responders, military, firefighters, and police through food and community enrichment donations. Since arriving in Delta, they have been avid supporters and sponsors of Delta Township events including Delta Rocks! Family Festival where they handed out 600 sandwiches to attendees, the Delta Township Fireworks Display, and the Delta Township Community Awards event.
The 2018 Community Organization of the Year was presented to St. David's Episcopal Church.  Founded in 1962, St. David's Episcopal Church has been a dedicated member of the Delta Township Community. More specifically, St.  David's has made a significant effort to help serve the senior community here in Delta. Their St. David's Senior World Luncheon Program got its start in 1996 when a small group of women from St. David's, residents of the Senior World  Housing Complex (now called Lansing Manor) met for lunch and Bible Study. As the program grew larger, they held it at St. David's Church and it shifted its focus to include inspirational teaching, music, as well as prayer. From its small beginnings it has grown to host an average of 60 people. The church also provides free Eatran transportation to those who come from the various housing facilities.

Congratulations to all of this year's honorees
Repaving to Begin on St. Joe Hwy.

The Eaton County Road Commission is currently paving Elmwood South of Saginaw.  Once that job is complete, they will begin resurfacing St. Joe Highway, between Snow Road and Waverly Road.  The work will consist of milling off old pavement, re-establishing the cross slope and resurfacing the entire width of the road. Traffic will be impacted.  One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times during construction. Currently, crews are adjusting manholes and preparing for the repaving.  Refer to the Eaton County Road Commission for additional information.
Upcoming Events

Delta Township 
Trick-or-Treating in Delta Township takes place on October 31 (Halloween) from
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Sweets and Treats with Santa 
Join the Delta Township elves for a visit with Santa.  Enjoy Christmas crafts, a small gift and some yummy treats.  Don't forget to bring your camera for a picture with the "Big Guy." This event will take place Friday, November 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Joseph E. Drolett Community Center located a 7550 W. Willow Hwy. 

Admission: $5 per person for Delta Residents
$6 per person for Non-Residents
(Space is limited)

Delta Township Recycling 
  • Fall De-leafing is in full swing- yard waste including grass clippings, brush, twigs, and branches no greater than 4" in diameter and 4' in length will be accepted free of charge to Delta residents.  De-leafing will run on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Wednesday's from 12 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Yard waste must be transported in paper bags, cardboard boxes, plastic tubs or bundled; plastic bags are not permitted.  Please assist by emptying waste into the containers at the recycling center.  Two pieces of identification verifying Township residency are required; number of visits per resident are unlimited.  
  • Electronics/Freon Collection - The Township is offering a monthly Electronics and Freon recycling event.  A fee of $.25 per pound will be charged for all electronics and a a fee of $20 each will be charged for small Freon containing items.  Large kitchen appliances will not be accepted.  The collection of items will take place on Saturday November 17 and Saturday December 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Delta Township Administrative Offices, including the Parks and Recreation Department, Clerk's Office, the Utility Department, Building Department, Engineering Department, Accounting Office and the Fire Department Administration Office   will be closed on the following dates in observance of the fall holidays:




11/22/18 - Thursday

11/23/18 - Friday

Please plan ahead for items such as burn permits, building permits, and passport applications. Regular Township hours will continue from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the fall with the exception of the above holiday closures.  As always, emergency services will remain fully operational.  For more information or for questions, please contact the Delta Township 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 holds 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 holds hours every first and third Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to  1 p.m.

County Treasurer holds hours every second and fourth Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 
1 p.m.

Delta Township Employees

Township Manager

Finance Director

Planning Director

Asst. Fire Chief

Building/Assessing Director

Utilities Director

Parks & Recreation

Delta Township District Library Director

Eaton Co. Sheriff's Office 
Delta Patrol

Township Engineer

Delta Public Transportation Option
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-

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Lansing, MI 48917

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