ABF Environmental was proud to be part of the groundbreaking for the Macomb County Marine Sheriff Division’s new building and dock facilities. The men and women of the Macomb County Sheriff Marine Patrol work every day to protect our waterways, keep people safe and save lives. The new building with covered water access and state of the art marine support technology is a much needed upgrade from the existing facility built in 1974.
“Our Marine Sheriff Division plays an essential role in keeping our community safe,” said Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel. “With 85-square-miles of Lake St. Clair in our jurisdiction and a number of rivers, canals and waterways this team has an incredible responsibility when it comes to patrols and responding to emergencies. They require facilities that support this mission; a place that can accommodate equipment and new technology.”
Lt. Gary Wiegand said when the new building is done it will have five adjustable docks, so no matter how high the water gets, they will be able to maneuver their patrol boats easily.
The new building will also feature administrative offices, dispatch, locker rooms for men and women, a boat garage so the deputies can pull the boats inside to conduct maintenance, repairs or winterizing. The new building will also feature space for the dive team and their equipment, which is a big deal to the deputies and to their response time during an emergency.
ABF Environmental performed multiple environmental tasks including hazardous material survey of the old building, bid specifications, demolition monitoring, underground storage tank assessment, sub slab vapor testing, design and implementation of vapor barrier insulation for the new building.