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 and...

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Waste Management Battle Creek webpage
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 wast...

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Yard waste and recycling information
Posted on: February 27, 2017

City holds online rain barrel sale

Rain barrels

The City of Battle Creek is, once again, holding an online rain barrel sale, to encourage residents to collect and save valuable water in our community.


According to the Environmental Protection Agency, lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40 perc...

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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!
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...

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 streets, in ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

New Police Department building construction set to start May 17

BCPD new rendering

Battle Creek Police Department officials are excited to announce that construction of the new BCPD building will begin next Wednesday, May 17.

Officials thank the community and the City Commission for their input and support of this project. The commission...

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Police Station Update web page

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!
Posted on: May 23, 2017

City offices closed on Memorial Day

memorial day

The city’s administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.

Battle Creek Transit bus and van services will not run on Memorial Day, resuming regular schedules on Tuesday, May 30.

Please note that Waste Management...

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Posted on: May 14, 2017

Fire Station 3 temporarily closed due to asbestos

Fire Station 3

Fire Station 3 is temporarily closed, due to asbestos exposure during installation of a new heating and cooling system.

Station 3, at 222 Cliff St., was built in 1902, one of the city’s historic stations.

The system installers and crew working at Stat...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

City taking input on proposed planning/zoning ordinance revisions

State St rain garden

The city’s Planning Division is seeking public input on a package of proposed ordinance revisions, which address off-street parking, landscaping, and fencing.

The ordinances are scheduled to be introduced at the City Commission meeting next Tuesday, ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Commission to consider moving city election from odd to even years

voting machines

Neighbors in Battle Creek are invited to comment on the idea of moving City Commission elections from odd to even years, placing them on the future ballots at the same time as state, congressional, and presidential candidates.


This move, discussed du...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Community encouraged to participate in Bike Month


May is National Bike Month and the city’s Bicycle Advisory Committee wants to share a calendar full of events to promote and encourage biking in May and beyond.

The activities welcome everyone — all bicycle types, all skill levels and all a...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

City begins Welcoming America activities

Welcoming America Logo Featured Blog

One year into the city’s membership with Welcoming America, a movement of inclusive communities, initial activities are taking shape.

The organization creates “a nation of neighbors” – a network of communities that are c...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Minor Home Repair Program to focus on roofs

minor home repair

Have a leaky roof? Are shingles falling off or deteriorating? The city’s Community Development Division will help at least 15 homeowners replace their roofs this spring.

Staff is focusing the Minor Home Repair Program on roofs, an important aspect of...

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Minor Home Repair Program

Posted on: April 6, 2017

Parks & Rec still hiring for summer

Parks and Rec job flyer

Camp counselor, lifeguard and other job openings available.

The Parks & Recreation Department is looking to fill multiple positions, most for the upcoming summer recreation season.

The department is seeking:

  • Summer lifeguards, either first-time or experienced. Must be 16 years old to apply.
  • Summer camp counselors. Mu...
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Employment opportunities

Posted on: May 22, 2017

Storm sewer repair on Blackhawk this week


A lane closure likely will be the main inconvenience during a maintenance repair on Blackhawk Street this week.

A city contractor will repair the lining on a failing storm sewer pipe under Blackhawk, between Black Cherry and Apple Blossom lanes.

Work hours ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Milling/paving starts Friday on Hanover, South Cass, others


The next group of city streets are scheduled for milling and paving work, starting Friday, May 19.

The following streets will be milled starting Friday, with work taking place from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Paving is expected to be complete by Jun...Learn More

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
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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