June 2017
Join Us for Delta's Annual July 3 Fireworks Display

Traffic Alert: Willow Hwy will remain closed to thru traffic over the July 4 Holiday, so please use alternate routes when traveling to and from this event. Please refer to the Eaton County Road Commission website for more details.

For the safety of everyone attending the annual Delta Township Fireworks display on July 3, Delta Township and the Eaton County Sheriff's Office have taken steps to increase security and reduce the potential for injury inside Sharp Park before, during, and after the event. 

During the day on July 3, Sharp Park will be closed to motor vehicles. The Delta Township District Library lot will also be closed to motor vehicles.  There will be two entrances into Sharp Park. The main entrance from Elmwood Road will be open to pedestrians, and to vehicles holding a valid parking permit obtained from the Delta Township Parks 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.

Fireworks, missile-like objects, weapons or firearms that are not permitted by law are prohibited in Sharp Park. People entering Sharp Park are subject to a visual inspection of their person, parcels, bags & containers, and clothing capable of carrying such items. You may refuse this inspection. If so, you will be refused entry into Sharp Park.

We would like to take this opportunity to emphasize safety in the use of fireworks as we approach the annual Fireworks Display in Delta Township scheduled for July 3.

Public Act 256 ( Michigan Fireworks Safety Act) took effect on January 1, 2012. While this law legalized the purchase and possession of consumer fireworks previously banned in Michigan, it also regulates the use of these fireworks. This act states in part:
1. "A person shall not ignite, discharge, or use consumer fireworks on public property, school property, church property, or the property of another person without that organization's or person's express permission to use those fireworks on those premises. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a person that violates this subsection is responsible for a state civil infraction and may be ordered to pay a civil fine of not more than $500.00".
2. "An individual shall not use consumer fireworks or low-impact fireworks while under the influence of alcoholic liquor, a controlled substance, or a combination of alcoholic liquor and a controlled substance".

For the safety of everyone, we ask that citizens keep these provisions of the law in mind, especially during the hours leading up to the Delta Township Fireworks Display in Sharp Park on July 3. This event draws thousands of people to Sharp Park and the surrounding areas, so there is a high probability of injury from the use of consumer fireworks such as bottle rockets, roman candles and other similar consumer fireworks during this event. We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time at this event, so area law enforcement will be strictly enforcing this law.  

This Act provides for the following penalties for those found guilty of violations:
(1) Unless otherwise provided in this act, if a person knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly violates this act, the person is guilty of a crime as follows:
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 30 days or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.
(b) If the violation causes damage to the property of another person, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
(c) If the violation causes serious impairment of a body function of another person, a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
(d) If the violation causes the death of another person, a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 years or a fine of not more than $10,000.00, or both.
Highlights from the 2017 Delta Rocks! Family Festival 

Delta to Update the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan This Summer
Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Provide Input
In our efforts to provide safe, efficient, and enjoyable transportation alternatives, Delta Township continues to expand its network of sidewalks, multi-use pathways, and bicycle lanes that connect residents to the Township's businesses, schools, parks, and other community activities centers.  In order to develop these facilities in an orderly manner, the Township relies on its Non-Motorized Transportation Plan (NMTP) for guidance.
The Township's first NMTP in 2006 provided a broad vision of a desired non-motorized transportation network extending throughout the Township.  The 2012 NMTP Update refined this vision.  From 2006 to the present, the Township has been successful in constructing several major segments of the projects identified in the aforementioned plans.  Most notably, the East-West Pathway and the Creyts Road Shared Use Pathway.  In advancing future projects, there are significantly more physical and administrative complexities that need to be addressed, which require more detailed engineering and cost analyses.  To this end the Township has engaged the services of Rowe Professional Services Company to perform the 2017 update of the Delta Township Non-Motorized Transportation Plan.
Through the course of preparing the update, there will be a number of opportunities for interested persons to provide their input.  Several small focus group meetings will be held, public surveys will be conducted, the plan's proposals will be presented at a public open house, and a formal public hearing will be held prior to adoption.  We will also invite participation through the Township's website and social media.  If you have any questions regarding the process, please feel free to contact Gary Bozek in the Planning Department by phone at 517-323-8560 or via email at gbozek@deltami.gov.

Broadbent/Saginaw Construction Set to Begin after July 4

The widening of the intersections at Broadbent and Saginaw Hwy are scheduled to begin after the July 4 holiday.  Broadbent will have intermittent closures over a four week period to accommodate the project.  During this time, residents are asked to seek alternate routes.

This project is the result of a traffic study conducted by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) which concluded the need for a traffic signal to assist with growing safety concerns in the area.  The completed project will include the new traffic signal and turn lanes on both the north and south sides of Broadbent Rd.  

Check Out Delta Township District Library's Summer Events 

Upcoming Delta Township District Library Events:
Delta Township District Library Summer Holiday Closures:
  • 4th of July - the Library will be closed Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4.
  • Labor Day - the Library will be Closed Saturday, September 2 and Monday, September 4.
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  

7/3/17 - Monday & 7/4/17 - Tuesday

Labor Day

9/4/17 - 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 2017 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 28, 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.
Delta Township Launches New Neighborhood Beautification Grant Opportunity
Delta Township has launched a new 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
  • Join Delta and Lansing Townships for their Charity Softball Game "The Battle of Waverly East vs. West" on Sunday August 6, at 12 p.m. (noon).  Softball Teams will consist of Employees from both Lansing and Delta Township Fire Departments, Police Departments, and Administration Offices. Don't miss this fun charity event.  Proceeds will go to benefit Ele's Place.

  • 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: 
  • July 15 
  • August 19 
  • September 16 
  • November 18 
  • December 16
  • Yard Waste Accepted April 5 - October 11, 2017 Open to all Delta Township residents utilizing the Recycling Center for disposal of yard waste. Fees apply; please visit the Delta Township website at  www.deltami.gov/recycling for applicable fees or call the Clerk's Office at 517-323-8500.
Vol. 3  Issue: 6
In This Issue

Delta Township Board







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


Finance Director

Fire Chief

Building/Assessing Director

Planning Director

Utilities Director

Parks & Recreation

Delta Township District Library Director

Township Engineer

Eaton Co. Sheriff's Office Delta Patrol
Apply for A Passport at the Delta Township Clerk's Office!

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 will also be accepting passport applications in addition to our regular hours (Form DS-11 ONLY) on the following dates and times in 2017:
  • Tue., June 13
    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Tue., September 12
    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wed., September 27
    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wed., October 4
    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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  -or-

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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Overnight Parking Reminder

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 is in violation 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.
Delta In the News

All in a days work! Delta Township Fire personnel along with the help of employees from Delta Flowers helped to rescue six little ducklings that had fallen into a drainage opening near the business on Monday, June 26. 

The mama duck was frantically calling for her babies so Evie, from Delta Flowers went over to see what was going on and was able to keep the babies from going further into the drain until Delta Township Fire Department came with the rescue net. 

Thanks to efforts of the Delta Flowers employees and Delta Fire all six babies were reunited with a very happy mom. 
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