Posted on: February 20, 2018

Fire Chief Schmaltz taking leave of absence

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The city’s fire chief, Dave Schmaltz, has taken a leave of absence, effective today.

Schmaltz, who has served as the city’s fire chief since February of 2014, requested the time to focus on his personal well-being, and consider his futu...

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General News
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Blue Ribbon Committee chooses chair, sets next meetings

Blue Ribbon Committee 2018

The 18-person committee tasked with considering potential changes to the city charter will meet again next Wednesday, Feb. 21.

The committee, established and appointed by the City Commission, will consider potential changes to the selection of mayor and vi...

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General News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

City taking medical marihuana facility apps starting Feb. 20

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Starting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, the City of Battle Creek will begin accepting applications for medical marihuana facility permits.

The City Commission on Tuesday approved the new ordinances and fees to allow the five facility types – growing, proce...

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City medical marihuana information General News
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Neighbors have local income tax donation option


City income tax staff want to remind neighbors that the local income tax form gives the option to donate your refund to a charity, or city project.

The City Commission approved adding the donation option to the local tax form in 2015. Donation of income ta...

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Income Tax Division General News
Posted on: January 24, 2018

City tells its 2017 story with interactive, online tool

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The City of Battle Creek is excited to present its 2017 story – an online, interactive presentation of the top projects accomplished last year.

Staff used esri software to create a story map – a multi-media presentation using text, phot...

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City of Battle Creek 2017 Story Map General News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Capital SW, Elm railroad crossings up for repairs in 2018


City staff are excited to announce that reconstruction of the railroad crossings on Capital Avenue SW and Elm Street is anticipated during this year’s construction season.

The projects were accepted as part of the Michigan Department of Transport...

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General News
Posted on: January 8, 2018

City offers tips for smooth winter season

Helen Montgomery March 2014

With winter in full swing, city staff have some tips and reminders for neighbors to help services take place as smoothly as possible and ensure the community is as safe as possible for all.

The following are related to placement of trash and recycling cont...

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Posted on: February 11, 2018

Police officer identified in drunk driving accident


The Battle Creek police officer arraigned this morning on an operating while intoxicated charge is Chad Francisco.

Officer Francisco has served 17 years with the Battle Creek Police Department.

While off duty, just before 4 a.m. on Feb. 11, Francisco was in...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Soil work Friday at Michigan, Capital intersection

Road work ahead

A city contractor on Friday will collect soil at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Capital Avenue, in the downtown.

Soils and Material Engineers will collect soil borings at the intersection, as part of the plan to modernize traffic signals at the in...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Update: Flooding closes some Linear Park sections, several roads

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As we often experience this time of year, after heavy rains, the high water level of the Battle Creek River has required some street and recreation closures this week.

As of this morning, the National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Battle C...

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Public Works/Road Work