January 2016
2016 Voter Information

This month marks the official kick-off to the 2016 election season. In addition to the abundance of candidate information, it is important to know when, where, and how to vote and to remember that every vote counts!

The 2016 Michigan Presidential Primary Election will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2016.  The last day to register to vote in this election is February 8.  

Voters needing to vote by absentee ballot can complete an application here or call the clerk's office at 323-8500 to request and application.

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. 

 Polling Locations
St. David's Episcopal Church 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing
2 Delta Community Center Upstairs 7550 West Willow Highway, Lansing
3 Riverview Church West Venue 7533 West St. Joseph Highway, Lansing
4 Delta Township Fire Station 811 North Canal Road, Lansing
5 Delta Township District Library 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing
6 Delta Township Enrichment Center 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing
7 Faith Bible Church 5211 West St. Joseph Highway, Lansing
8 St. David's Episcopal Church 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing
9 Calvary Lutheran Church 6301 West St. Joseph Highway, Lansing
10 Riverview Church West Venue 7533 West St. Joseph Highway, Lansing
11 Grace Bible Church  1000 South Canal Road, Lansing
12 Our Savior Lutheran Church 7910 East St. Joseph Highway, Grand Ledge
13 South Church 5250 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing
14 Community Baptist Church 7832 West Mt. Hope Highway, Grand Ledge
15 South Church 5250 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing
16 South Church 5250 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing
MDOT Conducts Traffic Study 

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently conducting a traffic study at the corner of the W. Saginaw Highway and Broadbent Rd. The study, which is being done at the request of numerous citizens that live in the area, will examine whether there is a need for an additional traffic signal at the intersection.

Crash statistics provided by the Eaton County Sheriff's Department indicate, on average, there are eight vehicle crashes at that intersection annually. Residents who live near the intersection say it has been an increasingly dangerous intersection, as the area has become more developed and has seen a steady increase in traffic.

According to MDOT officials, the traffic study should conclude in mid-February.  The findings from the study are expected in early to mid-March.

GM's Planned Move of Acadia Production

In an announcement that came during the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GM, made public, their official plans to the move the production of their GMC Acadia from Delta Township to Spring Hill, TN.

The company unveiled the new design of the SUV-crossover and confirmed that the new design would be produced at the Tennessee plant. GM is making good on a promise made to the Spring Hill plant, when the company realigned production during the recession.  

What does this mean for Delta Township?  

The production of the Acadia will not move until 2017.  GM completed a $63 million expansion (263,000 square feet) to the Delta Township plant in 2015 and has announced $520 million in investments for the plant illustrating a strong future for the Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant 

Media Coverage:

What's New in Delta

The demolition of the former Day's Inn Property located at the corner of W. Saginaw and Canal Rd. has been postponed until late February or early March while crews from the demolition company finish their final assessment of the building.  
Winter Heating Assistance 

While we have seen more mild temperatures this winter, we know there may still be a need for heating and utility assistance during these colder months.  Please find a list of assistance programs available below.  

Michigan Community Action Agencies 
Michigan Community Action is a member service network dedicated to reducing poverty in Michigan by supporting Community Action Agencies in their quest to change the lives of low-income Michiganders. Michigan's Community Action Agencies are a great resource for those that may need financial assistance. Click here to find contact information for your local Community Action Agency.

Michigan Home Heating Credit  is a state of Michigan tax credit that can assist low to moderate income families and individuals that reside within the state. The program can help them pay for the cost of heating their homes and winter heating bills. The amount of credit is determined based on several factors, including total household income, the home's actual heating costs, as well as the number of exemptions claimed. You may contact the Michigan Department of Treasury at 1-800-827-4000 to obtain the proper forms and applications.

The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) is an independent non-profit charity organization that distributes emergency crisis funds for heating and utility bill-payment assistance across the state of Michigan to qualified applicants. The THAW program partners with several different local utility and gas companies who provide cash grants and emergency funding to administer and operate the assistance program in Michigan. Most of the grants go directly to low-income families, helping to pay heating, energy, and utility bills. Call 1-800-866-8429 to get more details on energy bill assistance from The Heat and Warmth Fund.

Other assistance programs may be available through your utility company.  

Snow Removal Information
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.

Contact the Delta Township Community Development Department, Planning Division, 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 is responsible for 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

Eaton County Road Commission (ECRC) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) are 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

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Delta Township District Library News and Information

Battle of the Books  Comes to Delta Township
New this year! Delta Township District Library is partnering with Grand Ledge Area District Library to present the 2016 Battle of the Books . Some programs will be held at DTDL, some at GLADL and the Grand Ledge City Hall. Books will be available for checkout at both library locations. Two libraries, two communities, one great Battle of the Books program! Visit  dtdl.org/battle  for more information. The 2016 Battle of the Books is possible due to the generous support of the Friends of the Delta Township District Library.
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In This Issue

Delta Township Board







Eaton County Satellite Office

The Eaton County Clerk and Treasurer 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


Fire Chief

Eaton Co. Sheriff's  Office Delta Patrol

Finance Director

Assessing Director

Engineering Director


Community Development Director

Utilities Director

2015 Winter Property Tax Coming Due

Winter 2015 property taxes are due February 16 and are payable to Delta Township. After February 16, interest and penalties apply .
As of March 1, 2016 Real Property Taxes (land and structures) are no longer payable to Delta Charter Township;  payments must be submitted to the Eaton County Treasurer.

Upcoming Events

Aquatics Open House
Friday, January 29
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Delta Pool at 
Waverly East
3131 W. Michigan Ave.

The Aquatics Open House is an opportunity for the Township to raise awareness of the program, and for residents to try out the program for free.

Daddy Daughter Dance
Tuesday, February 23
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Lansing West
Pre-registration is required.  Register online at 
or by calling 517-323-8555

Mother Son Dance 
Wednesday, March 23
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Lansing West
Pre-registration is required.  Register online at 
or by calling 517-323-8555

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

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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