7710 West Saginaw Hwy Lansing MI 48917
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Snow Removal


Pursuant to Article IV – Ice and Snow Removal of the Township’s Municipal Code
The goal of the Ice and Snow Removal ordinance is to maintain accessibility for those who rely on our sidewalk system to carry out their daily activities. Please do your part to make sure the sidewalks are clear of snow and ice to make Delta a safer place for everyone to get around this winter. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When does this ordinance apply?
When there is an accumulation of ice and/or more than two inches of snow has formed or fallen. 

How much snow do I need to clear to be in compliance?
The Township municipal code requires the entire constructed width and length of the sidewalk to be clear of snow and ice. If a person owns a corner lot, the owner is responsible for clearing sidewalks and accessible ramps. 

How much time do I have to clear the sidewalks?
Snow and ice must be removed within 24 hours after a snowfall ends. 

Who is responsible for clearing snow and ice from sidewalks?
Property owners in Delta are responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks abutting their property. If you do not own your residential or business property, check with your rental or lease agreement or management company to see what your sidewalk clearing responsibility is.

What happens if I don’t clear the sidewalk?
To ensure pedestrian safety, the Township will provide for removal and bill the property owner for the actual cost plus an administrative fee. 

Who do I call if I want to report sidewalks that have not been cleared?
The Delta Township Building Department at 517-323-8530. 

What is the best way to remove snow from the sidewalk?
  • Shovel your sidewalks on all sides of your property, down to the bare concrete. 
  • Clear ramps at corners and crosswalks.
  • Move snow to your yard or the parkway adjacent to your property.
  • DO NOT push snow from sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots onto streets, bike lanes, crosswalks, bus stops, and fire hydrants.
  • DO NOT assume that a small amount of snow will melt away. It may turn into ice, making later removal much more difficult. 
  • If you are out of town or are unable to clear ice and snow due to physical limitations, please be sure to have someone else prepared to maintain the sidewalk for you.
Fire Hydrants 
There are many Fire Hydrants in the Township. Please help us keep Delta safe by shoveling around the hydrant near your property.

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
In an emergency dial: 911
Eaton County Sheriff’s Office Non-emergency: 517-372-8217
Delta Fire Department Non-emergency: 517-321-6622

OTHER IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Eaton County Road Commission:  517-543-1630
Responsible for all roadway maintenance and snow plowing throughout Delta with the exception of Saginaw Highway (M-43), Lansing Road, and Interstates.
Michigan Department of Transportation: 517-335-3754
Responsible for all roadway maintenance and snow plowing on Saginaw Highway (M-43), Lansing Road, and Interstates.
Eaton County Drain Office:  517-543-3809
Responsible for constructing and maintaining public storm drains throughout Eaton County.

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7710 West Saginaw Hwy
Lansing MI 48917
Phone: (517) 323-8500
Fax: (517) 323-8599
Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.