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Public Notices

Notice of Adoption of Township Ordinance to Remove a Parcel of Land from Property Exempt from Ad Valorem Property Taxation

Notice of Intent to Remove a Parcel of Land from Property Exempt from Ad Valorem Property Taxation

Notice of Noxious Weed Control

Notice of Board of Review Meetings

Notice of Zoning Ordinance Adoption - Rezoning of property at northeast corner of Aurelius Rd. and Sycamore St.


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2018 Free Brush Drop-Off Days 

The Holt Lions Club and the Delhi Township Department of Public Services are teaming up to bring you FREE Brush Drop-Off Days!

Drop-off days will be held every month from April through June and September through October.

2018 Brush Drop Off Flyer

Come drop off your brush at:

Delhi Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW)

5961 McCue Rd., Holt, MI  48842

(Enter POTW through Recycle Center on Grovenburg Rd.)

Day Date Time
Thursday April 19 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday April 21 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday May 17 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday May 19 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday June 14 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday June 16 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday September 20 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday September 22 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday October 18 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday October 20 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please Note:

- Only paper yard waste bags accepted (30-gallon max.). Plastic bags or emptying bags are NOT allowed.

- Brush and tree trimmings should be no longer than 4' and less than 4" in diameter. Tie with string or twine into 12" bundles. Bundling is the preferred method to expedite the unloading process.

- Each bag or bundle should not exceed 30 pounds. No dirt and sod.

- Load sizes are restricted to trailers no larger than 5' x 8' OR the back of a full size pick-up truck.

- NO tandem trailers or cube type vehicles permitted.

- Proof of residency is required.


If you have any questions, please contact the Delhi Charter Township Department of Public Services at or (517) 699-3874.


Ingham County Drain Commissioner's Office to Repair Ferley Drain

The Ingham County Drain Commissioner's Office (ICDC) will begin work on the Ferley Drain in April. This project will help alleviate the repeated flooding issues in the area.

The Ferely Consolidated Drain Maintenance and Improvement project results from a July 27, 2015 petition submitted by landowners within the Drainage District. Petitioners wanted the drainage improved to alleviate the repeated flooding of properties and homes.

The proposed project includes the installation of enclosed storm sewer and storm structures to improve drainage in flooded areas (primarily those adjacent to Dell Road, east and west of Pine Tree Rd.); the improvement of multiple drain inlets; and the brushing and clearing of obstructions of the main drain open channel just upstream of its outlet into Sycamore Creek.

Project construction is scheduled to begin after Monday, April 16, 2018. The project should reach substantial completion by September 1, 2018 and total completion by October 1, 2018.

Dell Road will be closed from April 15 - June 15 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Traffic to Dell Rd. driveways and neighborhood roads will be maintained within the construction zone. All other east and west bound traffic will be detoured via Willoughby Road. ICDC staff will coordinate with landowners next to the construction area.

To stay updated on the project and to get information on the road detour plan, please visit the Ferley Consolidated Drain website managed by the ICDC.



Notice of Board of Review Meetings  

The Delhi Charter Township Board of Review will conduct their Organizational Meeting, within the Assessing Department, located at 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt, Michigan 48842, to receive the 2018 assessment roll on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 3:30 pm.

The public meetings of the Board of Review will be held, by appointment only, in the Delhi Township Community Services Center Boardroom, located at 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt, Michigan, on:

- Monday, March 12, 2018

- Tuesday, March 13, 2018

- Wednesday, March 14, 2018 (if necessary)

- Thursday, March 15, 2018 (if necessary)

Protests can be made beginning at 4 p.m. March 6, 2018. Please call (517) 694-1502 to schedule an appointment or send written correspondence to 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt, Michigan 48842. The deadline for written appeals is Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

















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New storm sewer trace map

In compliance with the Township’s SAW grant, the Public Services Department built this trace map to improve public education about the storm sewer system throughout Delhi Township. The map takes a user specified location and highlights the flow path of storm water downstream of that location. Other data in the map includes drainsheds to show users which drainage basin(s) their storm water travels through on its way to either the Sycamore Creek or the Grand River.

Check it out here.

>> New Storm Sewer Trace Map



Delhi gets "gold" for being green - again!


Delhi Township was recognized for environmental leadership again at the Michigan Green Communities conference in Muskegon on June 6.

As part of the 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 recent township-wide conversion to LED lighting. in the past the township has been awarded Gold status because of 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 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 energy component.


Township Clerk's office is a full service U.S. Passport Facility

The Delhi Township Clerk's office now provides U.S. Passport Service. The office is a full time service provider. Office hours are from 8a.m.- 5p.m. Monday through Friday. Service at the Holt post office was discontinued and the Delhi Township office is the only Holt location. Others are in Lansing, Mason and East Lansing.

passport services



Happy in Holt is latest public art sculpture for Delhi Township

Another addition to Delhi Township’s public art offerings was dedicated on Nov. 3 in front of the township community services building.

The metal sculpture was welcomed to the community by CJ Davis, Delhi Township Supervisor, Bob Trezise, President and CEO of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, Tim Salisbury of PNC Bank and artist Matthew Lincoln.

"Art is about choices, and this community values art, placemaking and overall resident enjoyment," said Davis,. "Therefore, we choose to support public art."

Called "Happy in Holt," the sculpture was made possible by a $10,000 placemaking grant from the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, better known as LEAP. The sculpture is the 19th piece of public art funded by LEAP’s Public Art for Communities grant program, which LEAP President & CEO Bob Trezise describes as "vital to the Lansing region’s growth."

The Public Art for Communities grant program, now in its fifth year, has awarded grants to the cities of Charlotte, DeWitt, East Lansing, Grand Ledge, Lansing, Mason and St. Johns, as well as Delhi, Delta, DeWitt and Meridian townships.

"It encourages civic pride, promotes tourism and helps build a strong economy," Trezise said. "LEAP understands the impact placemaking is having on the Lansing region by creating a global brand where businesses attract and retain world-class talent.



Leaf collection and disposal is important for the environment


Residents should never allow yard waste to be washed down storm drains or dump grass clippings and leaves onto the street or in a roadside ditch.


Because rain water that enters storm drains and roadside ditches eventually flows to a body of water without treatment, therefore leaves and grass clippings will eventually go with it.

The problem is nutrients in yard waste can lead to harmful algae growth in those bodies of water, including a local creek, pond or lake. When it reaches the water, it decomposes and uses up the oxygen, which kills fish. This is the same water we use for fishing, swimming, boating and recreation. Also, leaves that are left in the street can block drains and cause flooding. 


Cedar Street corridor study develops vision of Holt's future

A study that examines the Cedar Street corridor from Willoughby Road in the north to College Road in the south has started and officials want your input on the future of Holt's busiest street, including its inner triangle, formed by Cedar Street, Holt Road and Aurelius Road.

Click here to go to the Realize Cedar website



Delhi residents have more recycling options via joint program with Granger

Delhi Township residents have even more recycling options thanks to a new joint program with Granger. Curb side recycling is here!

Learn about this new recycling program here

Already heard about it? Sign up here!



Holt is only community in area to be one of the Top 10 "happiest" places in state

Holt is one of the Top 10 happiest places in Michigan, according to HomeSnacks, a website that crunches regional data and shares it online.

Check out where Holt finished at this link

Share why you feel Happy about Holt on Twitter at #HappyinHolt



Delhi Sheep wool products

get your own Delhi Sheep socks, hats, gloves and yarn!

Delhi Township’s Publicly Owned Treatment Works sheep are earning their keep!  The sheep were sheared and the wool was sent to Frankenmuth to be made into various products.  The wool was used to make roving, yarn, socks, gloves and hats in various sizes and styles.

The styles and costs are:

Roving $1.25/ounce

Dyed Roving $1.50/ounce

Pin Draft Roving $2.25/ounce

Yarn $15.00/skein

Beanie hat $12.00 ~ Ram Beanie hat $17.00

Peruvian hat $15.00 ~ Ram Peruvian hat $20.00

Fingerless Gloves $13.00

Fingerless Gloves with cap $15.00

Crew socks $12.00

Thick Hunter socks $24.00


Wool Products

All items 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 Delhi sheep wool!

New sculpture flew into Holt Farmers Market

Butterflies came to the Holt Farmers Market this fall. No, Holt is not a stopover on the insects’ migration south. Instead, the Holt Farmers Market is the permanent home of butterflies sculpted from metal and glass.

This new sculpture is the creation of renowned artist Craig Mitchell Smith. Do we mean the Craig Mitchell Smith, who has displayed his work at Disney’s Epcot Center and all over the United States? Are we talking about the Lansing-based artist who has appeared on HGTV and who has been invited to speak at the White House? Yes, the one and only!

The 15-foot tall sculpture consists of stainless steel and glass butterflies that appear to be flying toward the market building on Cedar Street. Inside the market, large all-glass butterflies are suspended overhead.

The work was totally funded by a $10,000 grant from LEAP’s Public Arts for Communities program. An ad hoc committee consisting of elected officials and representatives of the Delhi Township DDA, the Holt Farmers Market, and the Holt Community Arts Council selected Mr. Smith’s proposal.

Stop by the Farmers Market to shop on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and to check out this new beautiful artwork.

Go green! Go with paperless sewer bills

How can you save yourself and the township time and money? And help the environment?  Easy - sign up for direct debit and sewer e-bills today!

If you're already signed up for direct debit, just click here to send a request for sewer e-bills. Be sure to provide your service address in the email.

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 office.

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 automatically.

Rain barrels and compost bins

Want to conserve water or nourish your lawn and garden naturally? Delhi Township's Department of Public Services is selling FreeGarden rain barrels and compost bins. The items are sold at cost.

rain barrel

34" overall height

55 gallon capacity


compost bin

33" overall height

77.8 gallon capacity


Get yours at the Department of Public Services, 1492 Aurelius Road, Holt.



This page was updated April 19, 2018