Posted on: November 22, 2017

Watershed photo contest winners announced

Josh McCann_Battle Creek River

The city is congratulating the four winners in the last year’s Kalamazoo and St. Joseph River Watersheds yearlong photo contest.

The Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners holds the contest; this year’s ended in July. The contest, featu...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

City Hall to close for one hour on Dec. 12

Christmas decorations

City Hall will close from noon to 1 p.m. next Tuesday, Dec. 12.

The one-hour, complete building closure will allow city employees to celebrate the holidays together.

Please plan accordingly, and thank you for your patience while we appreciate our employees....

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General News
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Medical marijuana survey results compiled, available

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The results and comments from the city’s public medical marijuana survey now are available, with a majority of respondents supporting each of the five uses, or supporting each with restrictions.

The State of Michigan will begin allowing five diff...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Fire, Police departments collecting toys, starting Dec. 1

Stuff a Truck 2015

The Battle Creek Fire and Police departments are, once again, inviting the community to help make Christmas a little brighter for area children, by donating toys.

The Police Department’s SWAT truck will, once again, be parked for the annual Stuff...

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General News
Posted on: November 15, 2017

2017-2020 City Commission sworn in; Behnke named mayor

Mark Behnke

Mark Behnke will serve as mayor for the City of Battle Creek for the coming year, and Dave Walters as vice mayor.

Behnke was chosen by a 5-4 vote, and Walters by a 6-3 vote of the City Commission during its annual organizational meeting Tuesday tonight.


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General News

Posted on: November 13, 2017

Periodic Jackson St lane closure for sanitary sewer work


Upgrades to a 48-inch sanitary sewer interceptor pipe will require the periodic closure of a section of Jackson Street for the next three to four weeks.

The city’s contractor will install a new lining in the interceptor, from Bedford Road to Stri...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Update: New city trees all have locations

Quaker Park

The City of Battle Creek received a Consumers Energy grant to plant new trees, and staff now have locations for planting.

The grant – for $1,500 – will fund the planting of five Callery pear trees. In addition, the city has a rehabilitation contract to pla...

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Public Works/Road Work