Posted on: July 25, 2017

City again recognized by state for environmental efforts

Green Communities 2017

The City of Battle Creek is one of just four communities to receive silver certification in this year’s Michigan Green Communities Challenge.

The program recognizes clean energy and environmental leadership across Michigan and allows communities ...

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City of Battle Creek Environmental Services Environment
Posted on: July 17, 2017

City, Waste Management give container reminder

Waste Management truck

City and Waste Management officials are asking neighbors to please replace broken trash and yard waste containers.

Recently, WM drivers have observed a high number of broken trash containers, which can make them dangerous for the drivers to handle. They wi...

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Waste Management Battle Creek webpage Environment
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Waste Management launches new, city-focused webpage

WM webpage

City officials are excited to announce a new webpage launched by Waste Management – our trash, recycling, and yard waste hauler.

All of the information is specific to the services offered to city customers, and gives a full overview of each. City...

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Waste Management Battle Creek webpage Environment
Posted on: March 21, 2017

Yard waste starts March 27 for 2017

yard waste

At least on the calendar, spring has returned to Battle Creek, and curbside yard waste pickup along with it – this service begins again the week of March 27.

Yard waste pickup will continue through Dec. 1 this year. City residents may place yard ...

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Yard waste and recycling information Environment
Posted on: December 28, 2016

Clean Water Partners 2017 calendar now available

2017 Clean Water Partners calendar cover

Ready for the new year, the free 2017 wall calendar featuring Kalamazoo River Watershed images from local photographers is now available at locations throughout the region.

The calendar is created by the Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners. Some of the ...

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Get the calendar as a PDF! Environment
Posted on: June 30, 2016

Yearlong photo contest captures river's beauty

Clean Water Partners calendar page

Get your cameras ready and head out to the Kalamazoo River Watershed!

Tomorrow begins the yearlong Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners photo contest to showcase the seasonal beauty of the Kalamazoo River and St. Joseph River and their tributaries wi...Learn More

Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners... Environment

Posted on: July 24, 2017

BCPD to participate in National Night Out Aug. 1

National Night Out

The Battle Creek Police Department and other area law enforcement agencies will, once again, participate in a local National Night Out event.

Our local, family-friendly and free event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. next Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Mill Race Park...

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Fire & Police
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Second phase of BCPD construction starts next week

BCPD phase 2

Phase II construction of the new Battle Creek Police Department building will change traffic flows around the Division Street site, starting next week and lasting about four weeks.

  • Starting Wednesday, June 21: Entry to and exit from the Calhoun County Just...
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Fire & Police
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Police investigating weekend death outside warehouse


Battle Creek Police are investigating – and seeking information on – the death of a 57-year-old man on Saturday.

Police responded at 3 p.m. Saturday to the bottom of the loading dock of the Behnke warehouse between Union and Nevada stre...

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Fire & Police

Posted on: July 27, 2017

No injuries in landing gear failure at airport

WK Kellogg Airport

There were no injuries this afternoon when an aircraft’s landing gear failed as it landed at W.K. Kellogg Airport.

The Piper Twin Comanche, carrying four passengers, landed on runway 5L, from the southwest of the airport. The community was safe, ...

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General News
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Settlement reach in case between city, Saylor/Alonso


A settlement has been reached between the city, and Maria Alonso and Jim Saylor, former Battle Creek Police Department employees who sued the city in federal court in 2014.

The suit stemmed from Alonso and Saylor’s separation from employment with the BCPD ...

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General News
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Mattress disposal bags available at City Hall

Unwrapped mattress

In an effort to help those living within the city limits properly dispose of old mattresses and box springs, the city’s Code Compliance Division is offering large, plastic bags at no cost.

The bags are large enough to hold a 12-inch-thick mattres...

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General News
Posted on: June 1, 2017

City partners with ePaint to provide free painting kits

ePaint cans

The city’s Code Compliance Division is working with ePaint Recycling to offer city neighbors free painting kits for their home projects.

ePaint, on West Michigan Avenue, collects unused paint, sorts it by color, and remixes it to create new cans ...

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Paint program information & application General News
Posted on: May 25, 2017

City, local schools celebrate Public Works Week with plow blade paintings


In celebration of National Public Works Week, city staff are excited to announce an art project with five of our elementary schools.

Art teachers and their students are in the process of painting city snow plow blades. City Fleet staff cleaned and primed t...

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Vote for your favorite plow blade art piece! General News

Posted on: June 29, 2017

Flash Flood indoor pool closed for repairs

Flash Flood indoor water park

Closure is temporary as staff make maintenance repairs to the indoor water slides.

The Flash Flood Water Park indoor park is temporarily closed for repairs.

The closure comes while staff make maintenance repairs to the indoor water slides. Staff expect the indoor pool to reopen as soon as repairs are completed.

The outdoor water park &...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 6, 2017

Movies in the Park begin this weekend

Movies in the Park

Family movies will be shown at Mill Race Park in June, July, and August.

This year’s Parks & Recreation series begins this Saturday, June 10, with Moana. Join us after the annual Cereal Festival with activities at the park – corner of West Michigan Avenue and Capital Avenue SW – beginning at a...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Parks & Rec receives $25,000 nutrition grant

Kidventure Summer Camp

Funds will help provide food, nutrition education to Kidventure Summer Camp kids.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department has received a $25,000 grant to support nutrition for area youth during the upcoming Kidventure Summer Camp.

The grant is part of $1.5 million the National Recreation and Park Association received from t...

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Parks & Recreation

Posted on: July 26, 2017

Road Closure on Cynthia Street beginning tomorrow

Road work ahead

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Cynthia Street, between N. Burdge Street
and Stiles Avenue, will be clos...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Sanitary sewer repairs happening on Roosevelt Wednesday

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The city’s contractor on Wednesday will begin repairs to a failed sanitary sewer line and three failing sanitary manholes on East Roosevelt Avenue, between Garrison Road and East Avenue.

Work will begin at 6 a.m. Wednesday and continue for at lea...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Consumers Energy to trim trees in southern area of city

Consumers tree trim map July2017

A contractor for Consumers Energy will trim trees around power lines on streets mainly between Capital Avenue SW and Riverside Drive to the south, near Beckley Road.

Please refer to the attached map of the work area, which is comprised of sections of Capit...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: July 16, 2017

MDOT resurfacing project starts Monday on Goguac

Road work ahead

The Michigan Department of Transportation will begin on Monday a resurfacing project with Goguac Street.

Crews will remove sidewalks and ramps on Goguac, between Carl Avenue and Capital Avenue SW. The work will take place from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 5 ...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Microsurfacing starts Monday on variety of streets

Road work ahead

The next group of city streets are scheduled for surface improvements, starting Monday, July 17.

The following streets will be microsurfaced, with work taking place from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Work is expected to finish by Aug. 7, weather permittin...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Water main project continues on 29th Street

Road work ahead

This year’s water main improvement project in the numbered streets continues, now on 29th Street.

North 29th, from Goguac Street to Territorial Road, now is closed to thru traffic; crews will maintain local access.

Work hours will be kept as close...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Street crack filling happening July 5 to Sept. 30

Crack filling

The city’s contractor will begin our crack fill program on city streets today.

The program, with streets all east of Helmer Road, is expected to be complete for this year by Sept. 30.

Crack filling is one of our street programs that prevents the c...

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City interactive work map Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: June 7, 2017

City releases latest Water Quality Report

2016 Water Quality Report cover

The city’s annual water quality report – using data collected in 2016 – is now available for viewing.

The report is available at or on the city’s website, www.bat...

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City Water Quality Reports Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Numbered streets water main project starts Tuesday, May 30


As city crews get back to work on Tuesday, this year’s water main improvement project will begin on the numbered streets.

North 26th Street, from Highland Boulevard to Territorial Road, will be closed to thru traffic starting on Tuesday; crews wi...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: April 12, 2017

City street treatments approved for 2017

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The City Commission Tuesday night approved the street treatment program for 2017, comprised of a variety of work.

This work will take place between now and approximately November. All work is weather dependent.

As work begins in specific areas, the city wil...

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2017 list of street treatments Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Sanitary sewer system inspection begins this week

Sewer work

City contractors have begun work this week to inspect a portion of the sanitary sewer system, part of a 10-year plan to cover the entire system.

The work will continue through the summer and into October. The inspected portions will be cleaned as necessary...

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Public Works/Road Work