Posted on: March 21, 2017

Yard waste starts March 27 for 2017

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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: March 14, 2017

Recyclerama coming to Bailey Park on April 1

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Calhoun County residents are invited to participate in the sixth annual Recyclerama on Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m..  This event will be held rain or shine at Bailey Park located at 1392 Capital Ave. NE.  Enter the event throu...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

City holds online rain barrel sale

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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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Order rain barrels here...
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: March 12, 2017

Vehicle pulled from river; no one found inside

Vehicle being pulled from river

Emergency crews this evening pulled a gray Hyundai Sonata from the area where the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo rivers converge.

No one was found inside the vehicle, which was missing most of its hood and the back window. It was towed to the Battle Creek Poli...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

City seeks TIFA/Brownfield Redevelopment board members

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The Battle Creek Tax Increment Finance Authority/Brownfield Redevelopment Authority is looking for new members.

It is through the work of our dedicated citizens and business community members who choose to serve in this way that we have their representatio...

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Direct link to boards and commissions application
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Youth Advisory Board seeking new members

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The city’s Youth Advisory Board is, once again, seeking new members to amplify young voices in Battle Creek.

Members must be city residents ages 14 to 20.

The group is empowered to set its own agenda, addressing and acting on issues of its own choosin...

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Direct link to boards and commissions application
Posted on: February 9, 2017

City seeks high schoolers for annual Sister City exchange

Takasaki Japan student exchange group

The City of Battle Creek is preparing for this year’s cultural exchange with our Sister City – Takasaki, Japan – and is looking for this year’s group of high school ambassadors.

This exciting and enriching opportunity is available t...

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Sister City Student Exchanges
Posted on: February 1, 2017

City offers new BC-1040EZ tax form

1040 tax return form

For those filing local 2016 tax returns, the City of Battle Creek now offers a form BC-1040EZ.

This tax return filing form is for resident and non-resident City of Battle Creek taxpayers who have W-2 income, interest/dividends, alimony received or paid, ta...

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Income Tax Division ...

Posted on: December 29, 2016

Lifeguard classes set for 2017

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Certification lasts two years through the YMCA of the USA.

Those age 16 and older looking for a summer job can sign up now for lifeguard training classes with the city’s Parks & Recreation Department.

Classes include lifeguard training, CPR, first aid, and oxygen administration training. Students will get an...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Linear Park closed at Emmett, West Michigan bridges

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As we’ve experienced in previous years, the high water of the Battle Creek River has required the closure of two sections of the Linear Park path.

The path currently is closed under the Emmett Street bridge, near Wagner Drive, as well as under the We...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Road closed for repair

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March 28, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Field Services Division, 269-966-3507

Road closed for repair

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm, Roosevelt Ave. will be closed to thru traffic between Go...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Large sewer inspections begin this week

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For more information contact: Engineering Division, 269-966-3343

Large sewer inspections begin this week

BATILE CREEK, Mich. - Pipeline Management, a City contractor, will be starting work on Tuesday, March 28th, to inspect the City's l...

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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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Posted on: March 23, 2017

MSU to conduct rider survey for BC Transit, MDOT


Separate surveys available for Tele-Transit users and bus riders, now through May 1.

City officials are asking Battle Creek Transit users to complete a survey about their experiences, between now and May 1.

Michigan State University is conducting the survey and collecting results for the Michigan Department of Transportation, as part of a ...

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