August 2017
Non-Motorized Transportation Plan Public Survey


Delta Township Fire Department to add 6 new Paramedic Firefighters & New P-25 Compliant Radios

The Township was notified July 21, 2017 that it was successful in its Federal Grant Application to add personnel. The Township applied through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program through FEMA, and the $916,115 awarded to the Township will pay 75% of the salaries and benefits for the first two years and 35% for the third year. The additional paramedic firefighters address an increasing call volume, that is up to nearly 7,000 calls for service. Delta Township Fire Department also covers the Looking Glass Regional Fire Authority area (Eagle and Watertown Townships), a total service area of 107 square miles.

Delta Township Fire Department was also successful as part of a coalition of local governments applying for a regional grant for P-25 compliant radios. The Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters grant amounts to $742,400 awarded to Delta, Dewitt, Bath, Elsie, Fowler, Maple Rapids and St. Johns for the purchase of the radios. Dewitt Township is the fiduciary. The grant allows Delta Township to replace some of its radios utilized for the Looking Glass Regional Fire Authority area. The remainder of the radios will likely be replaced over the next few years.
Signal Installation at Broadbent and Saginaw 
As you may have noticed, the construction on the widening of the intersection at the corner of Saginaw Hwy. and Broadbent Rd. has been completed.  The Michigan Department of Transportation expects to install a new traffic signal at that intersection later this fall. The project is the collective effort of Delta Township, Eaton County Road Commission and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to improve traffic safety at the intersection.
 
Delta Commerce Signal Installation
The scheduled signal installation at the corner of Delta Commerce Dr. and Saginaw Hwy. has been postponed until 2018 by MDOT. The Michigan Department of Transportation expects the project will commence in the summer of 2018.
Delta Township Names Gary Bozek as New Planning Director

To begin a new era, the Township is very pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Bozek as planning director.

Gary has been with the Township for 32 years as Assistant Director and has been instrumental in the planning and growth of Delta Township. We are very fortunate to retain Gary and his vast experience. Please help us welcome Gary Bozek to his new role where he will help build on the exceptional reputation of the Delta Township  Planning Department.
Mark Graham Retires After 41 Years

The Township said goodbye to Mark Graham, Planning Director, who retired on August 4, after having been employed for 41 years. Mark began his career at Delta as a Senior Planner on August 8, 1976 and was promoted to Planning Director February 5, 1979.  

Mark was instrumental in planning and shaping the Township as we know it today and he will be missed.
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.

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
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 Offers Neighborhood Beautification Grant Opportunity
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

 

Upcoming Delta Township District Library Events:
  • Cast your vote on the StoryWalk for Sharp Park - 
    Delta Township District Library and Delta Township Parks & Recreation are partnering to bring a StoryWalk® to Sharp Park. StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for all ages to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to wooden stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you're directed to the next page in the story. StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 11 countries. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.  Beginning in September 2017, the StoryWalk® will be a permanent fixture along the Sharp Park path. In addition to pages from a picture book, each sign will feature a fun early literacy activity to do while walking. Different stories will be featured throughout the seasons. Library staff have chosen five book candidates for the inaugural StoryWalk® title. The community may vote for their favorite title and the top vote-getter will be selected as the first StoryWalk® story! Click on the link below to cast your vote! http://bit.ly/2tXgP6v
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: 
  • 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: 8
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
 
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., 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 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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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.

 
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