Trenton City Administrator Jim Wagner announced at Monday's city council meeting that he has contacted the county health department to pinpoint the .
Wagner wrote a letter to Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano requesting he send a representative of the Department of Health and Human Services, specifically those that deal with air pollution, to Trenton to make sure the odor is, in fact, coming from the landfill.
Wagner added he would like the health department to offer suggestions to help eliminate the odor as soon as possible.
There was some speculation that some of the smell could be coming from a lake located on the landfill property, according to Wagner.
Wagner said he received last Wednesday and Thursday.
"There have been days, recently, that the odor has been unbearable," Wagner said.
Bob Bobeck, director of the Riverview Land Preserve, spoke at the Jan. 23 city council meeting and assured council members and Mayor Kyle Stack the smell would be decreased in the next few weeks.
Almost two weeks later, .
Trenton Councilman William LeFever said he too has encountered the odor.
"I probably have the biggest nose up here (city council), and I can really smell the landfill," LeFever said. "My nose is telling me nothing has changed a whole lot."
Wagner said, in the letter, "the City of Riverview has been very cooperative in this matter, but with the number of complaints received recently, this writer writes to be assured that there is no secondary source of the odor."
Riverview officials were unavailable for comment at press time.
A copy of the letter sent by City Administrator Jim Wagner to Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano accompanies this article.