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Boards & Commissions

Delta Township accepts letters of interest/resumes from citizens who wish to serve on township boards and commissions throughout the year.  Each year, Delta Township may have vacancies occurring on various boards and commissions, such as the Library Board, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Parks, Recreation, and Cemeteries Commission, and others.

If you have an interest in serving, please send a letter of interest and a resume to Delta Township Clerk ’s Office, 7710 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI  48917.  Please indicate the board/commission that you are interested in. You can also fill out this Delta Township Boards & Commissions Application and send it to:

Delta Township 7710 W. Saginaw Highway Lansing, MI  48917

The boards/commissions of the Charter Township of Delta are established in accordance with specific state law, public act or adopted ordinance.  The charge for each committee shall be provided by said state law, public act or adopted ordinance.

Planning Commission – Municipal Planning Act, Act 33 of 2008

The Delta Township Planning Commission is organized & operates as per the provisions of Public Act 33 of 2008, being the Michigan Planning Enabling Act.  The Commission is responsible for the Township’s Master Plan, the Capital Improvements Program, subdivision & site plan reviews, and conducting public hearings & providing recommendations to the Township Board. There shall be 9 members of the commission.  All members must be electors of the township.  The membership shall be representative of the community.  Each member’s term expires every three years on March 31.

The Commission is generally scheduled to meet on the second & fourth Mondays of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Hall.  For more information contact the Delta Township Planning Department at 517.323.8560.

  • Kosinski, R. Douglas, 7305 Glen Terra Dr., Lansing, 48917 – exp 2019
  • Sloan, Denise, 3935 Barton Road, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2020
  • Mudry, Mark, 1013 Meadowview Lane, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2018
  • Gabriel, Patricia, 1311 Sand Point Drive, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2018
  • Laforet, Kim, 3110 White Oaks Drive, Lansing, 48906 – exp 2020
  • Meddaugh, Mike, 1109 Cindy Drive, Lansing 48917 – exp 2018
  • Weinfeld, Arnold, 1018 Powderhorn, Lansing 48917 – exp 2019
  • McConnell, Robert, 4707 Thornapple, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2020
  • Schweitzer, James, 11351 Nixon, Grand Ledge, 48837 – exp 2019

Building, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Boards of Appeals – Uniform Construction Code, Public Act 230 of 1972

The Delta Township Building, Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Board of Appeals has been established as per the Uniform Construction Code.  The purposes of the Board are to rule on the true intent of the code, determine if the rules governing construction have been correctly interpreted, ascertain if the provisions of the code apply to a particular situation, or determine if an equal or better form of construction is proposed.  Any person affected by a decision of a code official has a right to appeal the decision to the Board.

The Building, Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Board meets at the call of the chairperson.  All members of the Board must be qualified by experience or training in the construction trades.  Contact the Delta Township Building Department at 517-323-8530 for information regarding the Building, Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Board of Appeals.

There shall be not less than 3 members per board nor more than 7 members. Members of the board shall be qualified by experience or training to pass upon matters pertaining to building design, construction, and maintenance and public health aspects of the appropriate area.  Each member’s term expires every two years on June 30.

Appeals, Mechanical & Building

  • Donaldson, Roger, 4787 Tartan Ln. Holt, MI 48842 – exp 2018
  • Gute, Todd, 6240 W. Mt. Hope Highway, Lansing, 48917– exp 2018
  • Koontner, Ronald, 10254 Apple Blossom, Grand Ledge 48837 – exp 2017
  • Myers, Kirk, 8580 Eaton Highway, Grand Ledge, 48837 – exp 2017

Appeals, Plumbing Board

  • Vacant –  exp 2018
  • Myers, Kirk, 8580 Eaton Highway, Grand Ledge, 48837 – exp 2017
  • Simmons, Paul, 11551 Hibiscus Lane, Grand Ledge 48837 – exp 2018
  • Tenniswood, Michael, 12766 W. State Road, Grand Ledge,  48837 – exp 2018

Appeals, Electrical

  • Bebee, Daren, 13168 Audrey Lane, Grand Ledge, 48837 – exp 2017
  • Hannahs, Stephen, 6518 Pinch Highway, Potterville, 48876 – exp 2017
  • Koonter, Ronald, 10254 Apple Blossom Lane, Grand Ledge, 48837 – exp 2017
  • Russell, Stephen, 7837 Lanac Street, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2018
  • Spitz, Jim, 1210 Streamwood Drive, Apt 3A, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2018

Appeals, Zoning & Sign – Township Zoning Act, Act 110 of 2006

The Delta Township Zoning/Sign Board of Appeals is organized & operates as per the provisions of Public Act 110 of 2006, being the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act.  The Board of Appeals has three responsibilities being appeals of administrative decisions, interpretations of the zoning ordinance and variances from the requirements of the zoning ordinance.   Most of the Board of Appeals workload is devoted to variance requests.  A variance is basically a request to vary from the zoning regulations.  The Zoning Board of Appeals also serves as the Sign Board of Appeals when a variance is requested from the Township’s Sign Ordinance. There shall be at least five members of the commission.  All members must be electors of the township.  The membership shall be representative of the community.  Each member’s term expires every three years on March 31.

The seven-member Board of Appeals is generally scheduled to meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Township Hall.  Contact the Delta Township Planning Department at 517.323.8560 for information regarding the Zoning /Sign Board of Appeals.

  • Arking, David, 223 Williamsburg Road, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2018
  • Hicks, Jeff, 10889 Pointe West, Grand Ledge, 48837 – exp 2019
  • Laforet, Kim, 3110 White Oaks, Lansing, 48917 – Planning Commission Appointment
  • Vacant – exp 2019
  • Newman, David, 10788 Ireland Dr., Grand Ledge, 48837 – exp 2018
  • Parr, Sue, 1117 Red Cliffe, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2020
  • Reed, Gary, 6839 Mulderstraat, Grand Ledge, 48837 – exp 2019

Appeals, Fire Board – Uniform Construction Code, Public Act 230 of 1972 – International Fire Code is a companion to the International Building Code.

There shall be 3 members appointed to the board.  Members of the board shall be qualified by experience or training to pass upon matters pertaining to building design, construction, and maintenance and public health aspects of the appropriate area. Each member’s term expires every three years on June 30.

  • Gute, Todd, 6240 W. Mt Hope, Lansing 48917 – exp 2019
  • Miller, Matt, 1008 Terminal Road, Lansing, 48906 – exp 2019
  • Pung, Lawrence, 4603 Malpaso, Lansing 48917 – exp 2018
  • Zielinski, Kristen, 6806 W. Willow, Lansing 48917 – exp 2019

Dangerous Building Hearing Officer

  • Vacant – exp 2017

Appeals, Property Maintenance – International Property Maintenance Code adopted by Delta Township in 2002

Delta Township has adopted the International Property Maintenance Code.  The Code regulates the conditions & maintenance of all property, buildings, and structures in the Township by providing standards to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use as well as providing rules for the condemnation & demolition of buildings & structures.  Any person affected by a decision of the code official has a right to appeal the decision to the Property Maintenance Board of Appeals.

The Property Maintenance Board of Appeals consists of 3 members and the Board meets at the call of the chairperson. Members of the board shall be qualified by experience or training to pass upon matters pertaining to building design, construction, and maintenance and public health aspects of the appropriate area. Each member’s term expires every two years on June 30.  Contact the Delta Township Building Department at 517.323.8530 for information pertaining to the Property Maintenance Board.

  • Donaldson, Roger, 4787 Tartan Ln. Holt, MI 48842 – exp 2018
  • Myers, Kirk, 8580 Eaton Highway, Grand Ledge, 48837 – exp 2017
  • Koontner, Ronald, 10254 Apple Blossom, Grand Ledge 48837 – exp 2017
  • Gute, Todd, 6240 W. Mt. Hope Highway, Lansing, 48917– exp 2018

Tax Board of Review – The General Property Tax Act, Public Act 206 of 1893

Michigan’s General Property Tax Act mandates that a Board of Review be created composed of local citizens who examine & review the assessments in order to correct errors in the names, descriptions, and assessments.  The Board of Review also meets to listen to taxpayers who wish to protest their assessment and the Board may grant them relief if such action is appropriate.    The Board has limited power to grant homestead and qualified agricultural property exemptions from certain local school operating taxes and to grant hardship exemptions.

The Board of Review consists of three members who are required to have a background in accounting, real estate appraisal, or as an attorney.  All members of the Board must be electors of the Township and at least two members must be property owners. No member of the school board or township board nor a spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, son or daughter, including an adopted child, of the assessor, may serve upon the Board of Review.  Each member’s term expires every two years on December 31. The Board meets for 3½ days in March and a ½ day in July and December.  Contact the Delta Township Assessing Department at 517.323.8520 for information regarding the Board of Review.

  • Jason, Andrew, 1725 Sagebrush, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2018
  • McCormick, Lisa, 7467 Lonsdale Circle, Grand Ledge, 48837 – exp 2018
  • Wise, Jon A., 6643 Shiloh Way, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2018

Economic Development – Incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the provision of Public Act 327 of 1931, Public Act 284 of 1972, and Public Act 338 of 1974.

The Delta Township Economic Development Corporation has been incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the provisions of several state laws.  Traditionally the EDC has been focused on the retention and attraction of businesses to the Township.   There are nine members on the Board of Directors.  Each member shall be a resident of Delta Township and/or a local business leader.  Each member’s term expires every six years on January 31. Contact the Delta Township Manager’s Office at 517.323.8590 for information pertaining to the EDC.

  • Griffin, Toni, 807 Maycroft, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2019
  • Leatherwood, Larry, 812 Canton Drive, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2022
  • Hanieski, John, 8583 W. Eaton  Highway, Grand Ledge, 48837  – exp 2020
  • Hansen, Erik, 1705 Riley Ridge, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2021
  • Himebaugh, Justin, 5227 Fairbanks, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2019
  • Kesto, Steven, 4037 W. Saginaw Hwy Lansing, 48917 – exp 2018
  • Thelen, Robert, 922 Meadowview Lane, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2021
  • Watkins, Richard, 6067 French Creek Dr., Lansing  48917 – exp 2018
  • Wilson, Robert, 7014 W. St. Joe Highway, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2023

District Library – District Library Board Establishment Act, 1989 Public Act 24, as amended.

The Delta Township District Library Board was established in 2000 as per the provisions of the District Library Law.  The Board is responsible for establishing library policies and hiring a Library Director.  There are six members on the Library Board, Delta Township appoints four of the members and the Waverly Community School Board appoints the other two members.  Board members serve four-year terms.  The Library Board meets the second Monday of the month at 5:00 p.m.  The Library’s primary funding source is a one mill operational millage issue approved by the Township electorate in 2006 which provides for library operations as well as debt service on the bonds which financed construction of the library.  Contact the Delta Township Library at 517.321.4014 for information pertaining to the Library Board.

All members must be electors of the township.  The membership shall be representative of the community.  Each member’s term expires every four years on June 30.

  • Drake, Douglas, 5743 Bear Creek, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2017
  • Gardner, John 1433 Sandpoint Dr. Lansing, 48917 (Delta) – exp 2019
  • Papciak, Marie, 286 Barrington Circle, Lansing, 48917 (Waverly) – exp 2016
  • Spagnuolo, Robert, 5311 Greenbriar Road, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2018
  • Suttles, Edith, 3911 Barton Road, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2017
  • Weinfeld, Colleen, 1018 Powderhorn, Lansing, 48917 (Waverly) – exp 2018

Parks, Recreation, & Cemeteries Commission – Public Act 156 of 1917, by Township Resolution March 1, 1971.

The Delta Township Parks, Recreation & Cemeteries Commission has been established as per the provisions of Public Act 156 of 1917.  The Commission is responsible for the Parks & Recreation Master Plan, obtaining recreation monies from State & Federal sources, conducting a wide variety of recreation programs, and operation/maintenance of the Township’s dozen parks and two cemeteries.  There shall be seven members appointed to the commission.  All members must be electors of the township.  The membership shall be representative of the community.  Each member’s term expires every three years on March 31.

The Commission is generally scheduled to meet on the first Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Township Hall.  For more information contact the Delta Township Parks, Recreation & Cemeteries Department at 517.323.8555.

  • Bebee, Daren, 13168 Audrey Lane, Grand Ledge 48837 – exp 2019
  • Kelsey, Paul, 11731 Gold Fields Drive Grand Ledge 48837 – exp 2018
  • Kwas, Mary, 4232 Shady Hill Lane, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2020
  • Lee, Lonnie, 5743 River Ridge, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2019
  • Aaron Keel 1410 Westport Dr., Lansing, 48917 – exp 2020
  • Turner, Carmen, 4920 Westbridge Circle, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2020
  • Wilson, Al, 219 Vancouver Court, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2018

Commissioner of Noxious Weeds

Walter Kulasa – exp 2017

Where mandated by state law, public act or adopted ordinance applicants for each commission or board shall meet specific requirements for said commission or board.

Where not mandated by state law, public act or adopted ordinance, applicants shall be considered primarily on the basis of interests, experience, and past or current involvement in Township activities.  Consideration will also be given so that such boards or commissions shall reflect the broad range of interests, etc. of the population of the Township.

Non-Discrimination Complaint Review Committee

Chapter 27 of the Delta Charter Township Code of Ordinances prohibits discriminatory practices, provides procedures for investigating and resolving complaints of discrimination and establishes the Complaint Review Committee. Section 27-13(c) of the Delta Charter Township Code authorizes the Township Board to promulgate and publish rules and guidelines for processing, investigating, mediating/conciliating, and recommending the resolution of complaints filed under this Ordinance. These rules and procedures are adopted by the Township Board pursuant to Chapter 27 of the Delta Charter Township Code of Ordinances. To the extent permitted by law, the Committee will attempt to keep all complaints confidential. However, such complaints are considered public records under the Freedom of Information Act (P.A. 442 of 1976, as amended). All records, files, publications, correspondence, and other materials shall be available to the public as governed by the Freedom of Information Act. Further, the Committee is a public body, and all of its meetings are subject to and must be held in compliance with the Open Meetings Act (P.A. 267 of 1976, as amended).

Five (5) citizens of Delta Township responsible for reviewing complaints which shall, to the extent possible, collectively be representative of the population of Delta Township. One (1) of the five (5) individuals shall be a licensed Michigan attorney. The Complaint Review Committee shall remain an impartial decision-maker. Members shall adhere to the Delta Charter Township Ethics Policy and abstain from participation if they have a conflict of interest. The term of each appointed member shall be three (3) years, or until his or her successor takes office. A vacancy occurring otherwise than through the expiration of the term shall be filled for the unexpired term by action of

The Committee is generally scheduled to meet quarterly on the fourth Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the Township Hall.  For more information contact the Delta Township Manager’s Office at 517.323.8590.

  • Boles, John, 5923 Bradford, Lansing MI 48917 – exp 2020
  • Holcomb-Merrill, Karen, 6844 Lookout Lane, Lansing, MI  48917 – exp 2020
  • Poma, Barbara 433 Stoll Rd. Lansing, MI 48917 – exp 2020
  • Vacant – exp 2020
  • Talbot, Katherine, 1919 N. Canal Road, Lansing, 48917 – exp 2020

Board of Water and Light Commission

  • Long, William, 1000 Arlington Dr. Lansing, 48917 – exp 2019

 

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