DPW Records Manager
The Records Division is responsible for maintaining the infrastructure records for City of Battle Creek. Drawings of the City’s streets and utilities, bridge plans, water and sewer building connections, and aerial photos can be found in the 730 square foot Records Room in the Public Works Building.
Utility locating is another responsibility of the Records Division. The City is required by law (Public Act 53) to mark all of the water, sewer, storm, and electrical lines for traffic lights within a specified range of a dig site. The goal is to prevent any injuries or accidents from occuring, as there is the potential for serious consequences if a utility line is hit. Anybody that is planning on digging into the ground/excavating should contact Miss-Dig (800-482-7171 or 811) to put in a locate ticket in order to have all nearby utilities marked within 3 working days.
This office also maintains the public works infrastructure layers for the City’s Geographical Information System (GIS) working closely with City’s GIS Department during implementation and assistance with GIS activities. Our department is constantly updating and adding to our utility information in order to provide the most accurate and reliable data to the necessary personnel in the most efficient manner possible. With a few clicks of the mouse, users are able to obtain information pipe sizes, hydrant manufacturers, and valve types, along with several other pieces of pertinent information. The City's GIS website can be found here, however any requests for GIS maps with utilities will need to be directed to the Records Division. More information about GIS can be found here.
Applications to connect to the public water and sewer systems, obtaining and payment of connection fees, utility drawings, location information, and permits to work within the City right-of-way can be obtained from the Records Division. This office reviews new commercial site plans that have been submitted to the City for conformance to City standards and Ordinances. We work with the City’s Planning and Inspection Departments in order to coordinate and expedite the site plan review process.
Questions about hooking up to municipal water and sewer? Call us at 966-3343 and we'd be happy to help determine utility availability and answer any other questions you may have.
Looking for a right-of-way permit? Click here.