Delhi Township E-News
January 28, 2020 - Issue #5
Delhi Township 2019 Employee of the Year

Terry Powers named Delhi Township 2019 Employee of the Year

Please join us in congratulating Terry Powers, who was recently named the 2019 Delhi Township Employee of the Year by the Holt School-Business Alliance! 

Terry got his start with the Delhi Township Department of Public Services in 1990 as a plant operator. Over the last 30 years, Terry has served in various roles. Terry currently oversees the day-to-day operations of the Buildings & Grounds department as the facilities supervisor.

Terry coordinates the maintenance and upkeep of all the facilities in our community, including buildings, parks, trails, DDA properties, school grounds, cemeteries and more. That means he is responsible for ensuring the grass is cut across the Township all summer, handling upkeep of our beautiful parks and trails, making sure the ball fields are ready, and coordinating the Township’s annual holiday decorations.

Terry is known across the Township for always going above and beyond. No matter where he is or what he’s doing, Terry is always willing to do whatever is necessary to ensure the Township’s facilities are well taken care of. In addition to consistently delivering exceptional service, Terry is always looking for ways to save time, money and resources.

This award couldn’t go to a more deserving person. We’re honored to have Terry on our team, and proud to call Terry Powers Delhi Township’s 2019 Employee of the Year! 

Thanks for all you do for our community, Terry.

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Have you ever wondered where your homestead taxes go?

We take pride in being a well-run community with a proven track record of fiscal responsibility, accountability, and transparency. We wanted to take a moment to let you know how the money you pay in taxes is allocated. You might be surprised to learn the Township keeps less than 20% of the money paid by residents.

See the pie chart, which breaks down how every $1,000 received in taxes is allocated. 

2020 United States Census

It's almost time for the 2020 Census!

Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau counts every person living in the United States, and the 2020 Census is rapidly approaching.

We need your help spreading the word that responding to the census is convenient, confidential and critical to the future of our state and community. We must do everything in our power to ensure an accurate count on the 2020 Census to pave a bright path for the next decade and beyond.

There’s a lot on the line. The census is used to determine federal funding for local communities and essential services, shapes congressional representation and much more. Funds for school lunch programs, Head Start, Senior Meals-on-Wheels, police and fire services, are just a few.

For every person counted as living in Delhi Township, our community will receive $18,000 over the next 10 years (or $1,800 per year) for these vital services and programs.

To learn more about the 2020 Census, visit

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Everything you need to know about no reason absentee voting in Delhi Township.

It’s now easier than ever to request a mail-in ballot and vote from home in Delhi Township. Voting from home will eliminate waiting in line and gives you more time to research everything on the ballot in advance. 
There are three ways interested Delhi Township voters can request to be added to the township’s Automatic Application List to vote from home (Automatic Application List):

  • Sign up online here

  • Email the Delhi Township Clerk’s Office

  • Call (517) 694-2135

Once added to the Automatic Application List, you'll receive a ballot application for every election. However, you must return the ballot application in order to receive your mail-in ballot. 

After returning the ballot application, you will receive your mail-in ballot as soon as they are available. Mail-in ballots are processed in a way that preserves a secret ballot just like voting at the polls. All mail-in ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted. Every mail-in ballot is accounted for in the same way as ballots cast in person. Mail-in ballots are counted on Election Day.

Delhi Township Ambulance

Delhi Township will Retrofit Ambulance

Delhi Township will retrofit an ambulance in its current fleet through upgrades to the interior and exterior of the life-saving vehicle. The upgrades, made possible by the voter approved Renew, Repair, Restore millage, will help improve response times, enhance public safety and save taxpayer dollars. Read more here

Delhi Township Recognized

Michigan Green Communities recognizes Delhi Township for environmental sustainability efforts. The Department of Public Services receives gold certificate for reducing landfill deposits. Read more here

What you need to know about REAL IDs, from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

Starting Oct. 1, when the Federal Post-9/11 REAL ID ACT goes into effect, your state-issued driver license or identification card will no longer be accepted to board domestic flights or enter certain federal facilities. You will now be required to present a REAL ID document.

What’s a REAL ID document? Some of the more common REAL ID documents include a valid U.S. Passport, a DHS Trusted Traveler Card or an Enhanced Driver’s License. For a full listing of acceptable REAL ID documents, visit
Making your license or identification card REAL ID compliant is simple and only requires a quick trip to your nearest Secretary of State Office. There’s no additional fee to turn a license or state ID card into a standard REAL ID if it’s done during your normal renewal time. Otherwise a duplicate card fee of duplicate new license or state ID card can be purchased for $9 or $10.

For more information, visit

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