NOTICE: Township Offices Update

On Monday, April 9, 2018, environmental testing activities were conducted by AKT Peerless Environmental following reports of odors and headaches by staff members on Friday, April 6, 2018. Based on the past use of the property as the Bridgeport Township licensed sanitary landfill servicing Bridgeport Township in the 1960s and 1970s, preliminary tests were conducted to evaluate air quality within the building and soil and ground water conditions adjacent to the building. The preliminary testing results identified methane within the groundwater beneath the building and within the indoor air.

In the early 1990s, the eastern portions of the building settled and required concrete injection to prevent further settling of the building foundation. Recently, additional settling has occurred within the western portion of the building, which is occupied by the Bridgeport Township Police Department. The settling is a likely result of materials within the landfill decaying of organic materials placed within the landfill several decades ago. Methane is a common byproduct of this process.

Based on the findings of the environmental assessment, full time daily operations within the Bridgeport Township Governmental Center building have been temporarily suspended and RELOCATED to the WATER DEPT.  Hours of operation are 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  

Bridgeport Township is working with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to further evaluate the issue.