April 2016
Delta Spring Recycling Events

Electronics and Freon Collection Schedule:
June 18
July 16
August 20
September 17
November 19
December 17
**There will be no October event due to deleafing

2016 Yard Waste Information:
Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, twigs and branches. Branches must be less than 4 ft. in length and smaller than 4 in. in diameter.

Yard waste may be transported in paper bags, cardboard boxes, plastic tubes or bundled.  With the exception of paper yard waste bags, containers must be dumped.  Township staff may not always be available to assist residents. Click here for the 2016 yard waste rates.

Free Yard Waste Event
Thursday, May 19 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Spring Clean-Up Event
On Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eaton County in conjunction with Delta Township, is hosting Spring Clean-Up Event for county residents. Residents may bring electronics, household hazardous waste, tires, books, hearing aids and eyeglasses, documents for shredding, yard waste, scrap metal, items containing Freon and household batteries. Click here for more information about what items will be accepted during this event. Appointments MUST be made in advance. To register for an appointment call 517-543-3638 or email recycle@eatoncounty.org.

Delta Township Recycling Center
5717 Millett Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917
Phone: (517) 322-2638 
Former Days Inn Building Comes Down Makes Way for New Business
Demolition of the former Days Inn Property began on Monday, April 18. Much of the building has since been taken down and clean-up will continue for the immediate future. Construction on a new hotel, restaurant, and coffee shop will begin sometime later this summer.

"The property had become somewhat of an eyesore," said Township Supervisor Ken Fletcher. "That is not what we want people to see when they enter or exit our Township.  We are very excited for the new development and the rejuvenation of this long neglected property."

Ground Breaking for Michigan's First
Standalone Chick-fil-A Restaurant



On Tuesday, April 19 Delta Township officials along with representatives from Chick-fil-A and local media gathered for the ground breaking for the first standalone Chick-fil-A restaurant in the state of Michigan.  

The new addition to the Saginaw corridor will open later this year offering the residents of Delta Township and visitors to the area a variety of tasty chicken options along with the restaurants signature waffle fries.  

The buzz around this new business is pretty substantial.  A social media post made by the township about the old Fazoli's demolition and plans for the Chick-fil-A went viral and at last count had over 220,000 views and 2,500 shares.  

View more media coverage of the Chick-fil-A ground breaking:
Delta Township Adds New E-Commerce Zone 

Delta Township has added a new E-Commerce Exchange Zone for in-person exchanges that are the result of online transactions or purchases.

The new exchange zone is located in the parking lot of the Eaton County Sheriff Department's substation, where there is 24-hour 
surveillance under a well-lit area.  

The Township is among several communities across the country to enact these designated exchange zones.  After several national stories were aired involving incidences of theft and violence after online encounters resulted in person-to-person meetings. Delta Township however, is the first township in mid-Michigan to have a designated safe exchange zone available for residents and visitors alike.


2016 Delta Township List of Candidates

Candidate(s) for Township Supervisor  
Fletcher, Kenneth (D)   
Spadafore, Joseph (R)  
 
Candidate(s) for Township Clerk             
Clark, Mary R. (D)            
 
Candidate(s) for Township Treasurer    
Pizzo, Howard (D)           
 
Candidate(s) for Township Trustees      
Arking, David (D)             
Cascarilla, Andrea (D)    
Denardo, Leslie (R)         
Fedewa, Dennis (D)       
Kosinski, Douglas (D)     
Marquardt, Linda (R)     
Mojica, Karen (D)            
Newman, Deana (D)      
Olivarez, Rick (R)             
Spadafore, Carah (R)     
 
Candidate list is subject to change due to the following: withdrawal deadline for candidates is Friday, April 22 by 4:00 p.m. and the petition challenge deadline is Tuesday, April 26 at 4:00 p.m.

Michigan Election Schedule:

August 2, 2016 - State Primary Election Day
Last day to register for August primary is July 5, 2016

November 8, 2016 - General Election Day
Last day to register for November general election is October 11, 2016

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 Featured by mParks

In the April edition of the mParks online publication, the organization highlighted the Delta Township Parks and Recreation program.  


Click the image to read the full article.
What's New in Delta
  • Representatives of Auto-Owners have signed an easement release for their property on the north side of St. Joe Highway, east of Creyts Road, which will facilitate the construction of a 1,000 ft. sidewalk. In recent years, the Township has made great strides in expanding the sidewalk system in the area and this stretch of sidewalk is a major addition to our Township's pedway. 
     
  • Construction of the new Rally's restaurant is moving forward.  The new eatery is expected to open sometime later this summer.
     
  • Site plans have been submitted for a 13,000 sq. ft. addition to the former Hubbard-Fox law offices at 5801 W. Michigan Avenue. The building will become the Michigan headquarters for the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
     
  • A new Panera Bread Restaurant with a drive-thru window will soon take shape in the Lansing Mall parking lot, immediately west of the Sleep Doctor Mattress Store.   
     
  • Fullers Lawn Equipment at 4607 W. Saginaw has been sold to Jackson Outdoor Equipment of Jackson Michigan. 
     
  • District 5 Air Sports (Trampoline Park) located at 820 S. Waverly Rd in Waverly Plaza, opened for business this past weekend. 
     
  • The Waverly Vision Center at 4004 W. St. Joe has purchased the former R-Club property at 6409 Centurion Drive and is planning on an August move.
Taming of the Weeds
A Springtime Story that's All too Familiar

With the recent burst of warm weather, the flowers have bloomed, the trees are budding, and the grass... well, its growing; fast!

Don't let your yard get away from you, or it could mean lots of extra work for you and the possibility of fines if left unattended for too long.

For your convenience, below you will find a copy of the Township ordinance on noxious weeds and lawn height guidelines.

Noxious Weed Ordinance

No person owning or occupying any premises in platted subdivisions or property on which single-family and two-family dwellings are permitted by right of two acres or less, being within 200 feet of platted subdivisions or commercial lots and on improved streets shall permit or maintain on any such premises or the abutting margin, or on any portion of any such premises or the abutting margin, any growth of  noxious   weeds , nor any growth of grass or other rank vegetation, to a greater height than 12 inches on the average; nor permit any accumulation of dead  weeds , grasses or brush to a height greater than 12 inches on the average. In addition, no person owning or occupying any developed commercial property, office zoned property on improved streets, or property on which multiple property dwellings and/or condominiums are permitted by right shall permit or maintain on any such premises or the abutting margin, or on any portion of any such premises or the abutting margin, any growth of  noxious   weeds , nor any growth of grass or other rank vegetation, to a greater height than 12 inches on the average; nor permit any accumulation of dead  weeds , grasses or brush to a height greater than 12 inches on the average.

Click here to read the full ordinance.  If you have any questions or wish to file a complaint you may contact our Community Development Department at 517-323-8540 or click here to fill out our online form.

 
Vol. 2  Issue: 4
In This Issue

Delta Township Board

Supervisor

Clerk

Treasurer

Trustee

Trustee

Trustee

Eaton County Satellite Office

The Eaton County Clerk's and Treasurer's 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

Manager

Fire Chief

Finance Director

Assessing Director

Engineering Director

Parks/Recreation/Cemeteries
Director 

Community Development Director

Utilities Director

Delta Township District Library Director

Eaton Co. Sheriff's Office Delta Patrol
 

Upcoming Events

FREE Lawn Waste Day 
Delta Recycling Center
Thursday, May 19
2:00 pm. to 8:00 p.m. 

Eaton County Spring Clean-Up Recycling Event:
Delta Recycling Center
Saturday, May 21
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
By Appointment ONLY!


Delta Public Transportation Options

CATA/Redi-Ride
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
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
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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