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Posted on: August 5, 2019

County-wide electronics, Styrofoam collection Aug. 24

recycling electronics horiz

The City of Battle Creek and Calhoun County are, once again, holding a recycling event to collect electronics and Styrofoam No. 6.

This event is free for those living within Calhoun County, and is an effort to encourage neighbors to dispose of these items ...

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Environment
Posted on: July 15, 2019

City holds online rain barrel sale

rain barrel crop

July 15, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 For more information contact: Lizzy Paul, environmental program coordinator, 269-966-3355 ext. 1889

City holds online rain barrel sale

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The City of Battle Creek is, once again, holdi...

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Environment
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Submit photos online to enter Clean Water Partners contest

Clean Water Partners community calendar June 2019 image

The Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners annual photo contest continues, and there’s an easy way to submit photos online in the home stretch.

The Clean Water Partners website, www.bcwater.org, has been in the process of a redesign, which is now...

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Environment
Posted on: April 24, 2019

La recolección de residuos de jardín comienza el lunes

yard waste bags

La limpieza de las ramas de árboles caídas por los fuertes vientos recientes está a punto de ser más fácil: la recolección de residuos de jardín comienza la semana pró...

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Environment
Posted on: April 1, 2019

City develops, adopts Sustainability Plan

Josh McCann_Battle Creek River

In progress in some form for years, the city now has an Environmental Sustainability Plan, developed by the city’s Sustainable BC Committee, and approved by the City Commission on Feb. 5.

The plan consists of themes and, within those themes, goal...

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Posted on: March 23, 2019

Curbside yard waste begins on Monday

yard waste bags

Cleaning up fallen tree limbs from recent high winds is about to become easier – curbside yard waste pickup begins this coming week – the week of March 25.

Yard waste pickup will continue through Nov. 29 this year. City neighbors may place yard waste items...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

City moving to every-other-week curbside recycling May 6

Waste Management truck

Battle Creek curbside recycling customers will see a change to every-other-week curbside recycling service starting the week of May 6.

This is a delay from the originally planned start date, so that the city and Waste Management can ensure the community ha...

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City trash/recycling web page Environment
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Clean Water Partner calendars now available; event dates set

2019 Clean Water Partners calendar cover

Ready for the new year, the free 2019 wall calendar featuring Calhoun County Kalamazoo River Watershed images from local photographers is available at locations throughout the region.

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

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PDF of community calendar Environment

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News Flash

Posted on: August 6, 2019

City will undergo first zoning ordinance rewrite in 35 years

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Aug. 6, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Planning Division, 269-966-3320

City will undergo first zoning ordinance rewrite in 35 years

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The city’s Planning team will lead an update of our law tha...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Registration open for spring, summer Rec programs

Kidventure Summer Camp

Camps and sports available for all ages.

The city’s Recreation Department is excited to open registration for many spring and summer programs.

Check out the information below, or learn more at the Recreation website, bcparks.org.

To register, call the Recreation team at 269-966-3431, vis...

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Police

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Two violations found during retail tobacco checks

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The Battle Creek Police Department and Substance Abuse Council worked together this week to conduct retailer compliance checks, related to whether area stores are following state laws that prohibit selling tobacco products to minors.

The agencies conducted...

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Police

News Flash

Posted on: August 21, 2019

Water main work on Foster Dr./ Cañerías Principales

Document

August 21, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact: Water Division, 269-966-3506

Water main work on Foster Dr./ Cañerías Principales

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A contractor for the City of Battle Creek will be repla...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Tree work tomorrow/ PODA DE ÁRBOLES

Lane-Closure

August 21, 2019

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

 Tree work tomorrow/ PODA DE ÁRBOLES

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — City contractors will be trimming trees along Beckley Rd. tomor...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Milling, paving starts Aug. 20 on various streets

Street paving

The city’s contractor will perform milling and paving road resurfacing work on a variety of city streets, starting tomorrow – Tuesday, Aug. 20.

The following streets will be milled starting Tuesday, with work taking place from approxima...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Sewer work on North Ave.

Lane-Closure

August 15, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Waste Water Division, 269-966-3513

Sewer work on North Ave

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Starting Monday morning, August 19, a lane shift will be in place on North Ave. for sanitary sewer i...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Water main work shifts to Columbia/Capital intersection

Columbia water main work map August 12 2019

Starting on Monday, Aug. 12, the Columbia Avenue water main project will change, and limit traffic through the intersection with Capital Avenue SW.

Traffic driving east and west on Columbia will not be able to make left turns onto Capital.

In addition, the ...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: July 26, 2019

City's 2019 chip seal program starts Monday / Asfaltado el lunes

Chip seal in city

The city’s 2019 chip seal program begins on Monday on a variety of streets, starting with sidewalk ramp and crack fill work.

The city has a contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation for this work, because the streets are part of a F...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

Water main replacement starts on Columbia July 22

Columbia water main

The city team highly encourages neighbors who use Columbia Avenue to seek alternate routes in the coming weeks, as crews begin work to replace a water main between Capital Avenue SW and Riverside Drive.

Work begins this coming Monday, July 22. The road wil...

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