The Holt Lions Club is
teaming up once again with Delhi Township to offer multiple brush
drop off days. The drop off is held across the street from the
Recycling Center on Grovenburg Road on the following dates:
3:00 p.m. –
8:00 a.m. –
9:00 a.m. –
9:00 a.m. –
9:00 a.m. –
9:00 a.m. –
9:00 a.m. –
9:00 a.m. –
3:00 p.m. –
8:00 a.m. –
9:00 a.m. –
9:00 a.m. –
Brush that is dropped off must be no
longer than 8' (eight feet) long and 12" (twelve inches) in
diameter. Yard waste, leaves, compost and root balls no larger than
15” (fifteen inches) in diameter will be accepted free of charge
only during the brush drop-off event.
Yard waste in plastic bags must be
dumped at the compost site and the bags properly disposed of by the
resident. Due to facility restrictions vehicles with trailers no
larger than 7’ x 12’ will be allowed. Trailers larger than 7’ x
12’ will not be accepted into the facility.
Proof of residency is required.
Please note:Lions Club personnel will
not assist with unloading brush (it is a self-serve event;
brush and yard waste must be properly stacked in designated areas
Please contact the Delhi Charter
Township Department of Public Services at (517) 699-3874 for further
Delhi Township was recognized for environmental leadership at the
Michigan Green Communities conference in Lansing on November 2. As
part of the recently expanded Michigan Green Communities Challenge,
participating local governments were awarded Gold, Silver, Bronze or
Member seals of achievement reflecting community leadership in areas
such as natural resource conservation, green economic development
and energy efficiency.
Delhi Township achieved Gold status for exemplary action in a
variety of categories, including its innovative waste treatment
system that results in energy savings of more than $70,000 per year
for the township. The waste treatment site itself is landscaped in
native grasses and uses sheep as a natural alternative to
conventional landscape maintenance.
The Challenge is a new tool to help local leaders measure their
progress in implementing energy, economic development and
environmental improvements. It is supported by the Michigan
Association of Counties, Michigan Department of Environmental
Quality, Michigan Economic Development Corporation Energy Office,
Michigan Municipal League and Michigan Townships Association. It
uses a rating system to recognize sustainability accomplishments and
serves as a guide for community leaders looking to learn from their
peers. Participation is free and open to all local governments in
Michigan as part of the statewide Michigan Green Communities network
that aims to support local sustainability efforts.
The Challenge launched
in 2009 and emphasized energy efficiency projects in an effort to
help local governments prepare for and make the best use of federal
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds. Over
the last year, a team of graduate students from the University of
Michigan worked with Challenge participants and the staff of partner
organizations to update the program. The updated Challenge reflects
broader topics, such as green economic development, resource
conservation and water quality in addition to maintaining a strong
If you're not yet
signed up for direct debit,
click here for the form. Fill out the form online, check
the box for e-bills and provide your email address. Then print the
form, sign it and mail or drop off to the Township Treasurer's
No more waiting in
line. No postage. No late fees. And less mail! You'll get a
sewer e-bill emailed each month and your account will be deducted
the adopted 2007 Non-Motorized Transportation Plan is underway in
Delhi Township. As a part of this existing initiative, the Township
is considering a Complete Streetspolicy that would
help to facilitate the use of our public streets
by all users.
embodies the concept that public streets should effectively and
safely accommodate all users including travelers in a car, on a
bike, walking, or in a wheelchair or mobility device.
And it is about healthy living and providing more
opportunities to get active while getting around town. It is also
about Safe Routes to School, and
Learn more about Complete Streets
by watching the video below.
Publicly Owned Treatment Works sheep are earning their keep! The
sheep were sheared in April and the wool was sent to Frankenmuth to
be made into yarn. The yarn was used to make socks, gloves and hats
in various sizes and styles. The styles and costs are:
Gloves - $13.00
Gloves with cap - $15.00
Beanie hat -
Peruvian hat -
Crew socks -
socks - $24.00 (coming soon)
hats and socks are available at the Delhi Department of Public
Services, 1492 Aurelius Road, Holt. For more information please
call (517) 699-3874. Stay warm this winter with wool yarn, hats,
gloves and socks!
means to provide transparency and accountability, Delhi Township
has presented most of this information in annual budgets and
Comprehensive Annual Financial
and Performance Dashboard display this information in a
simple and interactive format.
There is good news for residents of Delhi Charter Township who want
to recycle more. The Recycling Center, located south of the
Wastewater Treatment Plant at McCue and Grovenburg Roads, will now
be accepting #3 - #7 household plastic containers. Examples include
plastic tubs for margarine, sour cream and cottage cheese; microwave
trays; and yogurt containers.
These plastics will be accepted in addition to #1 and #2
plastic bottles, which are currently being collected at the
Recycling Center. Visitors to the Recycling Center will find one
container to be used for all mixed plastic (#1 water bottles and
jugs, #2 laundry detergent/shampoo bottles and all #3 - #7
Plastic materials that are not acceptable include the
paper milk or juice cartons
For more information, visit the Delhi Charter Township
Ever wonder what all those items are on your tax bill? Did you know
that Delhi only keeps about 12 to 16% of what you pay?
Here are the details of the typical Delhi tax bill:
Operating Millage is charged for all non-owner
occupied properties. In Michigan, residents are allowed
one property as their “principle residence”. The total
mills charged will vary depending on the school
Debt Millage is for debts that school districts have
incurred that were voted on at some point in time. This
will vary depending on the school district.
Voted Millages include 911, airport, Special
Transportation, Juvenile Justice, Farmland Preservation
and the Zoo. These millages were voted on by all county
www.ingham.org for additional Ingham County
Millage is for the CATA bus system serving most of
Ingham County. This millage was voted on. See
www.cata.org for routes and additional information.
Library Millage is for the Capital Area District
Library. The Capital Area District Library serves most
of Ingham County. CADL operates thirteen libraries and
a bookmobile, which stops throughout the County. All of
these locations share resources and provide residents of
each community with access to all materials and services
offered by CADL. This millage was voted on. See
www.cadl.org for additional information.
Millage is for the Ingham Intermediate School District
which serves as a shared
community resource that creates networks of support and
enhances educational opportunities for all learners in
the service area. Programs include Capital Area Career
Center, School Development Services and special
education support. See
www.inghamisd.org for additional information.
Millage is for Lansing Community College. See
www.lcc.edu for additional information. This
millage was voted on.
Millage is used for operating expenses of the township
including Department of Public Services, Parks &
Recreation and personnel. This millage was voted on.
Millage is used for equipment and training uses of the
Delhi Township fire department. This millage was voted
Fire/EMS Millage is used for the
majority of the funding for the fire and EMS department
at Delhi Township. This millage was voted on.
Millage is used for the majority of the funding of the
Delhi Division of the Ingham County Sherriff’s
department. This millage was voted on.
are itemized at the end of the bill and include charges
for streetlights, delinquent sewer, road improvements
and charges from the Ingham County Drain Commissioner’s
office for drain work (see
www.ingham.org under “elected officials” for more
information on drains).
While residents and business owners pay their
property taxes to Delhi Charter Township, The Township only
keeps anywhere from 12 to 16%.
For administrative efficiency, Delhi
Township collects and disburses taxes for Holt, Mason, Lansing
and Eaton Rapids Schools, Ingham County, Capital Area District
Library, Capital Area Transportation
Authority, Ingham Intermediate School District, Lansing
Community College and the State of
Percent Allocation for Homestead Taxes
Typical Delhi Township Resident
Allocation for Non-Homestead Taxes
Delhi Township Business Owner
in a way
The Delhi Charter Township
Wastewater Treatment Plant has been honored bythe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for innovative
efforts to protectour environment.
The Delhi plant received the
PISCES (Performance and Innovation in the
SRF Creating Environmental Success) award for developing the state's
digester system, in which residuals or “leftovers”from the wastewater treatment process are “digested” (treated
and stabilized) sothey can be safely
returned to the environment as nutrient-rich biosolids. Theheat and energy component of this system will reduce the
demand for naturalgas and electricity,
yielding an annual energy savings of more than $75,000. Thenew digester should go online by this summer.
“We are honored to have our work
recognized by the EPA,” said Sandra Diorka,Director of Public Services for Delhi Charter Township. “The
digester systemrepresents another
important advance toward sustainability in Delhi Township.”Township Supervisor Stuart Goodrich added, “The digester
project is the lateststride taken by the
township in its ongoing commitment to recycling, reuse,environmental education, and a ‘green’ approach to wastewater
and solid waste management.”
The Delhi Township plant serves
more than 25,000 people in the township andtwo small portions of the city of Lansing. "It is an honor
for the U.S.Environmental Protection
Agency to recognize one of Michigan's wastewatertreatment facilities for their innovative, efficient,
effective protection of theenvironment,"
said Director Steven Chester, who presented the award.