October 2017
Delta Township Presents the 2017 Community Awards Honorees  
 

Pictured (L to R) Business of the Year Award Recipients Carl Buonodono & Megan Buonodono representing EagleMonk Pub & Brewery, Delta Township Supervisor Kenneth R. Fletcher, Young Person of the Year Award Recipient Charlie Mora, Citizen of the Year Award Recipient Gloria Kovnot, 
Community Organization of the Year Award Recipients Karin Straub & Pastor Bill Straub representing Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 
Delta Township Legacy Award Recipient Dorothy E. Maxwell, 
and Delta Township Clerk Mary R. Clark.

Delta Township hosted the 12th Annual Delta Township Community Awards Event on October 26 at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West.  Over 200 people gathered to celebrate the outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations that were honored during the event.
 
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 2017 Business of the Year was presented to EagleMonk Pub and Brewery.   EagleMonk Pub and Brewery offers craft beer, wine, soda and fresh pizza made on premises. They are a microbrewery and feature a warm, welcoming atmosphere, not to mention their 9 beers they have on tap.  The brewery is extremely proud to have been the first business of its kind to open in Delta Township.  Since its opening, EagleMonk's owners Don and Sonia Buonono have been active community member's sponsoring sports teams, hosting charity events for local foodbanks, donating to local schools, and have also sponsored the Delta Township Community Awards.
 
The 2017 Community Organization of the Year was presented to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church has been part of the fabric of Delta Township for over half a century, during which time is has made a multitude of contributions to the quality of life and well-being of the township and its citizens. Among their contributions include the Lansing Blind Mission, bi-weekly free community dinners, Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for the needy, Christmas gifts for victims housed in area domestic violence shelters, back to school clothes for children in need, collecting school supplies for area schools, providing free water at Delta Township concerts and events, and creating and distributing handmade quilts to local shelters and to people in need worldwide.
  
The 2017 Young Person of the Year Award was presented to Charlie Mora.   Charlie Mora is a senior at Lansing Catholic High School and was nominated for his dedication and excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, and volunteerism. Mr. Mora excels in both the classroom and on the tennis court as a member of the Varsity Tennis team. Charlie promotes teamwork and good sportsmanship and spent some time volunteering as the school mascot, Kyle the Cougar, leading the crowd in cheering on the Lansing Catholic Cougars during sporting events. Charlie has traveled to Owensboro, Kentucky during summer breaks to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, serving others and bringing hope to those who need it most. Charlie has served in leadership roles many times in Youth Group at St. Gerard, especially during retreats and has helped to organize several youth nights.
 
The 2017 Citizen of Year Award was presented to Gloria Kovnot.   For several years, Gloria Kovnot had a vision for enhanced services and programs for senior residents in Delta Township. Through her dogged determination and perseverance, she met with elected officials and township leaders, attended township meetings and continued to advance the notion that quality programs and services would not only enhance the quality of life in Delta Township, but would both attract and retain seniors. Because of her actions, Delta Township Seniors have more organized opportunities for community engagement that have resulted in enhancements to our parks and the greater community's awareness of them. Members of the Delta Senior Council have also become more aware of programs and services and can now serve as advocates for Delta Township.
 
The 2017 Delta Township Legacy Award was presented to Dorothy E. Maxwell Dorothy E. Maxwell is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Max Weingar Group, a Lansing-based management consulting firm focused on workforce and organizational competence. As well, she actively engages with humanitarian, transportation, economic and community development concerns.
 
Maxwell has wide-ranging experience in organization development, public policy, management, talent development, human resources and nonprofit leader­ship. She is respected for her proficiency, integrity and effectiveness as a consultant and group leader, and is acclaimed for her ability to create and engage strategic alliances in achieving desired outcomes. Her work with organizations often includes group facilitation, public speaking and strategic planning.
 
Hers is a well-established history in public service and community volunteerism in the Greater Lansing Community. Currently, she serves her community as an Eaton County Road Commissioner, a Tri-County Regional Planning Commissioner, is past chairperson for both the Capital Area United Way and the Greater Lansing Con­vention and Visitors Bureau. She is a Board Director for Eaton Community Palliative Care, is a member of the local Governing Body of ATHENA PowerLink (a business mentoring program designed to increase growth and profitability of women-owned businesses), serves on the Quality and Safety Committee of Sparrow Specialty Hospi­tal and is a volunteer with AARP. Maxwell is a dedicated leader of Christian Educa­tion at Trinity AME Church. She serves as a District Trustee of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, a public service Sorority.
 
Maxwell is a retired Delta Township Trustee and former Planning Commissioner for Delta Township. While serving the citizens of the Township, Dorothy was the driving force behind the creation of the Delta Township Community Awards program. She desired to recognize the organizations and individuals that work and serve in our community and make it a great place to live, work and play.
 
In the past, she also held board leadership positions with the Capital Regional Com­munity Foundation, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, Sparrow Specialty Hospital, and the Metropolitan YMCA of Lansing.
 
She holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration and a Government Leadership Certificate.
Delta Township Parks & Rec: We Need Your Input

Delta Township is looking for input from the community for our Parks & Recreation Master Plan
  
The Delta Township Parks & Recreation Department wants to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete our Parks & Recreation Master Plan survey by clicking on the following link  http://bit.ly/ParksAndRecSurvey. We also have paper copies of the survey available at the Parks & Recreation main office if you prefer to not complete it online. Thank you!
Broadbent Signal Update

The installation of the traffic signal at the intersection of Broadbent Rd. and Saginaw Highway has been postponed due to a material delivery delay.  The signal was initially supposed to be installed sometime this fall, however, according to MDOT, delivery of the support poles have taken longer than anticipated and it is expected the signal will not be operational until later this winter.
Saginaw Highway Water Main Project

The Saginaw Highway (M-43) Water Main Crossings Project is under construction.  The contractor, RJT Construction Company, has installed a new 8-inch water main across Saginaw at Stone Ridge Drive and Harriet Avenue.  Road restoration is complete at Stone Ridge Drive and will be completed near Harriet Avenue the week of October 30, 2017.  The final phase of the project will install a new 8-inch water main across Saginaw Highway at Thomas L. Parkway.  One lane of west bound Saginaw Highway will be closed in the area of Thomas L. Parkway during the work. All work should be completed by mid-November.

Mt. Hope Park Development Progress Update


The design of the Phase I/II Development of Mt. Hope Park continues, with Delta Township staff and consultant Viridis Design Group presenting 90% complete drawings and renderings to the Township Board at the Township Board meeting on October 16, 2017.  Below are the images presented of the site plan, restroom/ concessions building, pavilion, playground and playing fields.  The design phase will wrap up by the end of the year and be presented to the Township Board for approval.



Moving Mid-Michigan Survey

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission has launched Moving Mid-Michigan.  Moving Mid-Michigan is the 2045 Regional Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) that will detail our vision for the region's transportation system. The Plan is a long-range outlook on mid-Michigan's future transportation needs, and it plays a critical role in identifying projects and strategies that will improve and maintain roads, transportation infrastructure, our economy, the environment, and citizen safety and connectivity.

Everyone has the opportunity to be heard, get involved in the planning process, and be a part of the future. Please visit the Moving Mid-Michigan website for details on how you can be involved or to take a survey. 


Hawk Meadow Adds Vault Restrooms

The contractor, Scarlett Excavating, has finished installing the pre-fabricated concrete vault restroom structure at Hawk Meadow Park.  The project was funded with a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant. 

Final site improvements will include trash and recycling receptacles, bench, park signage and landscaping and will be completed by the Delta Township Parks and Recreations Department. 

The restroom facility is now open for public use during park hours.




Delta Hosts Another Successful Monster Mash Event

On Tuesday, October 24, the Monster Mash Family Halloween Dance took place at Tequila Cowboy from 7-9 p.m. with 207 parents and children having fun dancing, getting a picture, playing games, riding the bull, and enjoying refreshments.

Spruce up Your Neighborhood this Fall with a Beautification Grant From Delta Township
Delta Township is offering a 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 517-323-8510.
Delta Township Upcoming Events


Sweets and Treats with Santa Claus 
When:     Friday, December 1, 2017 - 6-7:30 p.m. 
       Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10-11:30 a.m. 
Where:    Delta Township Community Center
                7550 West Willow Highway 
Cost:       $5 per person, including adults 

Join us for a visit with Santa, a Christmas craft, a special gift for each child, along with some yummy treats. Bring your camera to capture all of the special memories. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Register online by visiting www.deltami.gov/registration or by calling 323-8555. No refunds after November 27.

Recycling  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: 
  • November 18 
  • December 16
Vol. 3  Issue: 10
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 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

Manager

Finance Director

Fire Chief


Building/Assessing Director

Planning Director

Utilities Director

Parks & Recreation
Director 

Delta Township District Library Director

Township Engineer

Eaton Co. Sheriff's Department Delta Patrol
 
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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2017 Special Election
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2017

Delta Township residents will have the opportunity to vote in the Special Election scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2017. This election is for 911 enhancements for Eaton County. This election will be voted on by all  residents of Eaton County. Click the brochure for more information about the 911 Radio Surcharge.


Click here for FAQs

If Delta Township residents will be out of the community on Election Day or need any information regarding the upcoming election, contact the Township Clerk's Office at 323-8500.

Residents should refer to their voter identification card for proper precinct number and polling location. If your voter identification card has been lost, call the Clerk's office to have a replacement card mailed. For questions regarding elections, please contact the Delta Township Clerk's office at 517-323-8500.  Please visit the Secretary of State website for additional election information at 
www.michigan.gov/sos.

Voting
To vote, simply appear at your assigned polling precinct with photo identification on Election Day.  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 your local clerk regarding your voter registration status. You may also check your status on the Michigan Voter Information Center website at  www.michigan.gov/vote
Interested in Applying for a Facade Improvement Grant for Your Business?

Businesses along the east end of the Saginaw corridor (Waverly to Elmwood) will now have an opportunity to apply for some financial assistance from a facade improvement program offered and funded by the Delta Township Economic Development Corporation. 
  
This program is part of an effort by the Township's EDC to improve the aesthetics of building fronts along areas of the Saginaw corridor that have aged and/or fallen into disrepair and encourage improvements .  
 
The Delta Township Economic Development Corporation meets quarterly and works to improve economic development in Delta.  If you have any questions about this program, please call Economic Development Coordinator Ed Reed at 517-323-8560. 
 
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