On November 8, 2022 Bridgeport residents will be asked to vote on a revised bond initiative for the proposed Bridgeport Municipal Complex which includes administration, police, and fire functions for the Township. After our first attempt at a millage failed in November 2021 by 141 votes we went back to the drawing board to try and address the concerns of residents regarding the proposed building. We heard two primary issues from residents: Residents wanted to be part of the process, and residents felt that a price tag of $7.2 million for the base bond amount was too high. To address these concerns, Bridgeport formed a 15 member Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) in February 2022, and Bridgeport found additional funding sources to lower the base bond amount to $5.5 million for the November 2022 bond initiative.
Scrap Tire Dropoff At Bridgeport DPW Building
6202 Dixie Hwy.
Collection tires through October 24th.
Place: Historical Village, 6190 Dixie Hwy. (Next to Fire Station)
Date: Monday, October 31, 2022
Certain township residents can receive reduced internet access through the new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
On the evening of July 9, 2022, Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office engaged in a pursuit that went through Bridgeport Township, Spaulding Township and ended with the vehicle running out of gas in Taymouth Township.
The driver was believed to be operating while intoxicated and was also wanted for absconding parole on the original charge of 2nd degree murder. At the end of the pursuit, the driver refused to obey commands and exit the vehicle. The passenger, the driver’s wife, was able to safely exit the vehicle. Information was obtained that the driver was armed with a large knife and was contemplating, “suicide by cop.” Bridgeport Township Uniformed Investigator Biniecki, who is also a trained hostage negotiator, communicated with the driver and finally convinced him to give up and comply peacefully and he was taken into custody.
Uniformed Investigator Biniecki did an excellent job of bringing this incident to a peaceful ending. Initially the situation appeared that it may end very tragically as the driver was refusing all commands and brandishing the knife, but with the magnificent work of all Saginaw County Sheriff’s personnel, assisting Michigan State Police units including the Michigan State Police helicopter, Trooper 3 and Bridgeport Township Uniformed Investigator Biniecki’s excellent communication with the driver, the situation ended peacefully.
The driver was taken into custody by the Saginaw County Sheriff's Office on the Parole Absconder warrant. This incident is being reviewed by the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office for possible further charges.
A huge Thank You to Consumers' Energy for donating a Speed Radar Trailer to our Department!