October 2016
Information You Need for the November 8 Election

Tuesday, November 8 is the general election where Delta Township citizens will have the opportunity to cast their vote for local, state and national candidates. 

The General Election will elect a new President of the United States along with many more partisan, and non-partisan offices including the Delta Township Board. 

To vote, simply appear at your assigned polling precinct on Election Day, photo identification is recommended.  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 the clerk's office regarding your voter registration status. You may also check your status on the Michigan Voter Information Center web site at  www.michigan.gov/vote .  

Extended Clerk's Office Hours Leading up to the Election!

The Clerk's Office will be open the following dates below to process absentee ballot applications:
  • Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Note: You will be required to vote absentee onsite if you apply for an absentee application on 11/6/2016. A Picture Identification or Drivers License is recommended.

New Fire Training Center Set to Open November 3
Construction on the new Fire Training Center located at the LCC West Campus is wrapping up this week, just in time for the November 3 grand opening.  The new facility is a joint project between LCC and the Delta Township Fire Department that will help to train aspiring and seasoned fire professionals alike.  The training center represents a unique collaboration between local government and a higher learning institution.  The center will also be utilized by other regional fire departments.

The official grand opening of the facility will take place Wednesday, November 3 at 10:00 a.m. at the LCC West Campus.
Hundreds Turn Out for the Grand Woods Park Grand Re-Opening 

The Grand Re-Opening of Grand Woods Park was met with enthusiasm as hundreds gathered at the park for the celebration. After a brief welcome from Township Supervisor Kenneth Fletcher and Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries Committee Chair, Daren Bebee, attendees enjoyed a wide range of activities.  The Townships wishes to thank ABC Liquor and Epica Wine for sponsoring the wine tasting during this event.  Click the image above to see some highlights from this event, and don't forget to pay a visit to Grand Woods Park.

Delta Township Upcoming Events

Monster Mash
Join us for the Delta Township Monster Mash, a Halloween dance for the entire family. Show off your costumes, dance to your favorite tunes including of course lots of Halloween favorites. Enjoy refreshments, enter raffle drawings, and so much more. 

Sunday, October 30, 2016
6-8 p.m. Crowne Plaza Lansing West

The cost is only $5 per person.   Pre-Registration is required and be sure to register everyone that will be attending. Click here to register for this event.
Township, School, and County Officials Discussing Safety Improvements Near Waverly Schools

It has been nearly a year since the unfortunate death of a Waverly High School student on Michigan Avenue.  Since then, a safety committee comprised of citizen input, Township staff, Delta Fire Department, Eaton County Sheriff Department's Delta Patrol, Waverly School Board members and staff, have worked to analyze the area and to find ways to make it safer for students.  Items discussed include short-term options such as outreach and education, repainting crosswalks, additional patrols, media coverage of school safety, and coordinating with Eaton County Road Commission on crosswalks, signage, and school zones.
In addition, the committee is exploring long term options such as upgrading the flashing beacons, brighter street lights, more street lights, and other non-motorized options.  These longer term items are complex due to the cost and agency responsible.   The committee will continue to analyze the safety of the area and work to make improvements. 
One large improvement is currently underway.  Delta Township has partnered with the Eaton County Road Commission to replace and improve the street lights at Snow Road and Michigan Ave. as well as Snow Road and St. Joe Highway.  These new lights will provide better traffic optimization and better crossing at those intersections.  These projects began last week and are expected to be completed in April 2017.  If you have any questions please call Brian Reed at
Delta Hosts Largest Trick-or-Treat Trail Event Ever

Trick-or-Treat Trail has become one of Delta Township's signature fall events, growing each year.  This year's event played host to nearly 1,000 children and included such sights as a 20 ft tall Dinosaur and zombie grave yard.  Click the video below to see highlights from this event.

Thank you to all the businesses and organizations that helped to make this year's event such a success.
Eaton County Cancels Traffic Court Appointments in Delta Township Temporarily

With the recent judicial vacancies at the Eaton County Court House, Traffic Court appointments scheduled at the Delta Township Administration building have been cancelled and rescheduled at the Eaton County Courthouse through the end of the year.  

After elections conclude and the empty judges seats have been filled, Eaton County expects to resume traffic court hearings in Delta Township. For questions about traffic court call  (517) 543-7520.
Join Us for an Evening Celebrating Some of Delta Township's Best!

The Eleventh Annual Delta Township Community Awards Reception celebrates the accomplishments of Delta Township businesses and citizens. The event will be held on Thursday, October 27 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West Hotel.  As in the past, Delta Township will recognize the nominees and honor the award recipients in five categories.  This year's event theme will be "I Am Delta" and will focus on all of the things that make Delta Township great.   Additionally, an "I am Delta" promotional video will be premiered during the event.  Tickets are $10 each if purchased in advance and $15 at the door.  For more information visit bit.ly/DeltaCommunityAwards  or contact Linda Wells or Mary Worland at 517-323-8590.

Annual Delta Fire Open House Draws Attention to Fire Prevention

On Thursday, October 13, the Delta Township Fire Department hosted their annual Fire Department open house to help spread the word about fire prevention.  As the weather starts to cool off and the use of fire places and other heating equipment increases, so does the risk of fire.  As Lt. Mike Roberts outlined in a short video in last month's issue of "Talk of the Township," there are several steps you can take to prevent fires in your home. 

For highlights of this year's open house, watch the video below.

Vol. 2  Issue: 10
In This Issue

Delta Township Board









Eaton County
Satellite Office

The Eaton County Clerk's Office and Treasurer's office 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 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 Director/Assessor

Planning Director

Parks & Recreation

Utilities Director

Delta Township District Library Director

Assessing Director

Eaton Co. Sheriff's Office Delta Patrol

Township Engineer
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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What's New  in Delta
  1. The Chick-fil-A, located in front of Big Lots on West Saginaw Highway, is now open for business.
  2. Gander Mountain has opened their new store, located next to Menards, near the corner of Broadbent Rd. and Saginaw Highway. 
  3. DTN Management installed approximately 600 ft. of sidewalk along Montevideo Drive & Cherbourg Drive last week in conjunction with the construction of a new building at Verndale Apartments.  The new sidewalk will provide Verndale apartment & condominium residents with access to the new sidewalk on St. Joe Highway, east of Creyts Road.
  4. The Comerica Bank at 901 S. Creyts is scheduled to close in April 2017; the Comerica branch at 5510 W. Saginaw will remain open.
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