June 2018
Join Us for Delta Township's 50th Annual July 3 Fireworks Display


This year marks the 50th Annual Fireworks Display for Delta Township.  Join thousands of other area residents for this 
fun-filled magical night on July 3 at Sharp Park to celebrate
Independence Day. 
 
Here are some things to remember to help make your fireworks experience more enjoyable:
  • During the day on July 3, Sharp Park will be closed to motor vehicles. The Delta Township District Library parking lot will also be closed to vehicle traffic. There will be two entrances into Sharp Park. The main entrance from Elmwood Road, which will be open to pedestrian traffic, and to vehicles holding a valid parking permit obtained from the Delta Township Parks & Recreation Department. The second entrance will be at the west end of Sharp Park, at the East/West Pathway entry into the park and is open to pedestrians or bicyclists for the majority of the day.  From 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. the pathway will be closed for safety reasons.
     
  • If you want to watch the display somewhere other than Sharp Park, there are several large parking lots in the vicinity for spectators such as the Lansing Mall, Meijer, and Target.
     
  • Sharp Park will have several food vendors on site including: Smoke N' Pig BBQ, Cottage Inn Pizza, and Chick-Fil-A.
     
  • A permit is required for alcoholic beverages at Sharp Park, and can be obtained through the Parks and Recreation Department at no charge through July 3, at 5:00 p.m.
     
  • Fireworks, missile-like objects, weapons or firearms that are not permitted by law are prohibited in Sharp Park. People entering Sharp Park will be subject to a visual inspection of their person, parcels, bags and containers, and clothing capable of carrying such items. 
We would like to take this opportunity to emphasize safety in the use of fireworks and ask that citizens follow the state fireworks statute as we approach the Fourth of July Holiday.  
Project Updates:
  • Panda Express, located at 4433 W Saginaw Hwy, opened on Tuesday, June 26.
     
  • Klingman's Furniture, located at 6025 W. Saginaw Hwy., is nearing completion and plans to open in mid-July.
     
  • Construction of Tropical Smoothie, located at 4421 W Saginaw, Hwy., is making great progress.
     
  • The future location of Popeye's Chicken, located at 4324 W. Saginaw was issued a building permit last week.
     
  • Midwest Press & Automation, located at 2904 Snow Rd., has been issued a building permit to demolish 2,400 sqf of office space that will be replaced with a 7,000 sqf new office building.
Exciting Voting News!

  Delta Township has all new election equipment.  Stop by one of our Open Houses to try out the updated tabulators and the new touch writer screen which allows you to create and print your ballot!  The touch screen device is also ADA compliant.
 
Join us on the following dates to learn more about the new election equipment at 7710 W. Saginaw Hwy. Lansing, MI 48917, West Entrance - Room A.
  • July 10 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
  • July 11 from  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
  • July 12 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Highlights from the 2018 Delta Rocks! Family Festival 


Township Summer Holiday Hours:

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 summer holidays:

Independence Day  

7/4/18 - Wednesday
 

Labor Day

9/3/17 - Monday
 

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 summer 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.
Delta Township Community Awards 2018 Call for Nominations
 
The Delta Township Community Awards Committee is seeking nominations in each of the following four categories:
 
The Citizen of the Year Award will honor selected individual citizens whose extraordinary contributions go "above and beyond" to enhance the quality of life and general reputation of the township.
 
The Young Person of the Year Award is limited to high school seniors (whether traditional high school or home-schooled) who have made a positive contribution to the community, is an example to their friends, may have excelled in academics, music, arts, athletics, etc., or has successfully faced personal challenges. A $2,000 scholarship, sponsored by the Delta Side Business Association, will be awarded to the selected individual.
 
The Community Organization of the Year Award will honor selected groups or organizations for their dedication in serving and promoting Delta Township through volunteer contributions that has impacted the quality of life in Delta Township, provided leadership over a period of years, thereby contributing to the township's character, and/or made a valuable contribution that has enhanced the quality of life for residents of Delta Township. 
 
The Business of the Year Award will honor selected Delta Township businesses or business persons who have been responsible for exceptional outcomes between and among businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations; OR, have served as a role model for other business; OR, have gone above and beyond the scope of business to support and promote Delta Township.  The goal is to promote shared community interests and encourage business harmony within the township and among entities of the Greater Lansing Region.
 
All nominations must be submitted no later than Thursday, September 27, at 5:00 p.m.  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.

Interested in Sponsoring 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.
Give Your Neighborhood Entrance a Face Lift !


Take advantage of this Delta Township sponsored program that was created to aid residential neighborhoods in improving their identification and welcome signs as part of the Township's goal to help create community identity, neighborhood involvement, and encourage and maintain the character of residential neighborhoods.  Matching fund grants will be available on a first come/first serve basis and typical grant awards are in the amount of $500. Click here for more information.
Overnight Parking Reminder
 
With RV season upon us, we would like to remind our residents 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 a.m. and 6 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.

Lawn Length: Don't Fall Prey to Excess Growth
 
As a friendly reminder, residents are required to keep lawn length to a height no greater than eight inches in length on average across a property throughout the growing season. 
 
Properties not in compliance will be mowed by the Township or its agent at a cost to the property owner. The minimum charge will be in effect for all properties mowed by the Township. Properties requiring more than one hour mowing time will be charged the minimum rate plus the additional rate per 20-minute increment outlined below.
 
ITEMS
AMOUNT
MOWING & TRANSPORTATION CHARGES
Includes tractor, mower, operators wages and fringe benefits, gasoline, costs of moving equipment, equipment maintenance, and /or contractor's charges.

$103.53*
TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATIVE FEE
Includes lot inspections, owner identification, clerical, mileage, and other administrative duties

$68.34
SUB-TOTAL:

$171.87
OVERHEAD 10%:

$17.18
TOTAL CHARGE - MINIMUM FOR FIRST HOUR:

$189.05
 
The above schedule depicts the minimum charge in effect for all properties each time the property is mowed by the Township or its agent.
The Township tries to be proactive in its enforcement, however, residents can report violations here.

* It is assumed each property will be a minimum of one hour for violation mowing.  An additional $30 will be added for each 20-minute increment over one hour for violation mowing.


Vol. 4  Issue: 6
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 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

Fire Chief


Building/Assessing Director

Utilities Director

Parks & Recreation
Director 

Delta Township District Library Director

Eaton Co. Sheriff's Office 
Delta Patrol

Township Engineer

 
Need a Passport? Delta Township Accepts Passport Application

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 is offering passport drives during 2018.  One picture is required when submitting a passport application (Form DS-11 ONLY) and can be obtained at the Clerk's Office for a $12.00 fee. If you are in need of a new passport, or to renew your existing passport, and find it difficult to get to our office during regular office hours, mark your calendar.  The Clerk's Office will be open to accept passport applications (Form DS-11 ONLY) on the following dates in 2018:
  • Sat., Aug. 4
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wed., Sept. 12 
    5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thur., Sept. 20
    5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tues., Oct. 2
    5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Please visit the U.S. Department of State website for documentation requirements, fees, and application at www.travel.state.gov

Please call the Delta Township Clerk's Office at 323-8500 if you have any questions or require more information.
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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