Posted on: August 21, 2017

Electronics, Styrofoam collection this Saturday

recycling electronics horiz

The City of Battle Creek and Calhoun County are collaborating to offer another free recycling event – an electronics and Styrofoam #6 collection this Saturday morning.

Those living within Calhoun County are invited to bring these items to the cit...

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Environment
Posted on: July 25, 2017

City again recognized by state for environmental efforts

Green Communities 2017

The City of Battle Creek is one of just four communities to receive silver certification in this year’s Michigan Green Communities Challenge.

The program recognizes clean energy and environmental leadership across Michigan and allows communities ...

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City of Battle Creek Environmental Services Environment
Posted on: July 17, 2017

City, Waste Management give container reminder

Waste Management truck

City and Waste Management officials are asking neighbors to please replace broken trash and yard waste containers.

Recently, WM drivers have observed a high number of broken trash containers, which can make them dangerous for the drivers to handle. They wi...

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Waste Management Battle Creek webpage Environment
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...

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Waste Management Battle Creek webpage Environment
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 ...

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Yard waste and recycling information Environment

Posted on: August 23, 2017

City assessing staff earns perfect audit score

Assessing maps

The city’s Assessing Division has earned a perfect score in the most recent, 2016 cycle of state audits – something typically achieved by fewer than 2 percent of local governments.

Every five years, all local units in the state receive ...

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Assessing Division web page General News
Posted on: July 28, 2017

Precincts 11, 14 combine, move to new voting location

voting machines

Two city precincts have consolidated and moved to a new voting location, beginning with the upcoming city election on Nov. 7.

Precincts 11 and 14, previously at Christ Community Church on Capital Avenue SW, now will be located at First Wesleyan Church, 144...

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General News
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Mattress disposal bags available at City Hall

Unwrapped mattress

In an effort to help those living within the city limits properly dispose of old mattresses and box springs, the city’s Code Compliance Division is offering large, plastic bags at no cost.

The bags are large enough to hold a 12-inch-thick mattres...

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General News
Posted on: June 1, 2017

City partners with ePaint to provide free painting kits

ePaint cans

The city’s Code Compliance Division is working with ePaint Recycling to offer city neighbors free painting kits for their home projects.

ePaint, on West Michigan Avenue, collects unused paint, sorts it by color, and remixes it to create new cans ...

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Paint program information & application General News
Posted on: May 25, 2017

City, local schools celebrate Public Works Week with plow blade paintings

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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! General News

Posted on: May 31, 2017

Parks & Rec receives $25,000 nutrition grant

Kidventure Summer Camp

Funds will help provide food, nutrition education to Kidventure Summer Camp kids.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department has received a $25,000 grant to support nutrition for area youth during the upcoming Kidventure Summer Camp.

The grant is part of $1.5 million the National Recreation and Park Association received from t...

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Parks & Recreation

Posted on: August 17, 2017

Road Closure on Ridgemoor Ave.

skim pave small

August 17, 2017

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

 Road Closure on Ridgemoor Ave.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Skim paving will take place on Monday, Aug. 21, on Ridgemoor, between Limit St. ...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Road Work continues on Hill Brady

Road work ahead

August 17, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Engineering Division, 269-966-3343

Road Work continues on Hill Brady

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Road work will begin on August 17 on Hill Brady Road, between Dickman Road and Skyline Dr...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Sewer work to close section of Riverside Drive next week

Road work ahead

August 15, 2017

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

Sewer work to close section of Riverside Drive next week

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Riverside Drive – between E. Columbia Avenue and E. Terri...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Water main project continues on 29th, moves to Taft, Kingman streets

Road work ahead

Aug. 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

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

Water main project continues on 29th, moves to Taft, Kingman streets 

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - The next phase of this year&rsquo...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: August 8, 2017

Road Work to begin on S. Cass Street

road-work-ahead-sign

August 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Engineering Division, 269-966-3343

Road Work to begin on S. Cass Street

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Milling and paving on South Cass Street will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 9.

Work wil...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: August 7, 2017

MDOT milling and paving starts today

Road work ahead

August 7, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Engineering Division, 269-966-3343

MDOT milling and paving starts today 

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Transportation
will begin milling and paving today...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: July 16, 2017

MDOT resurfacing project starts Monday on Goguac

Road work ahead

The Michigan Department of Transportation will begin on Monday a resurfacing project with Goguac Street.

Crews will remove sidewalks and ramps on Goguac, between Carl Avenue and Capital Avenue SW. The work will take place from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 5 ...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Street crack filling happening July 5 to Sept. 30

Crack filling

The city’s contractor will begin our crack fill program on city streets today.

The program, with streets all east of Helmer Road, is expected to be complete for this year by Sept. 30.

Crack filling is one of our street programs that prevents the c...

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City interactive work map Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: June 7, 2017

City releases latest Water Quality Report

2016 Water Quality Report cover

The city’s annual water quality report – using data collected in 2016 – is now available for viewing.

The report is available at http://www.gemgrp.com/eReports/BCCCR2016.pdf or on the city’s website, www.bat...

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City Water Quality Reports Public Works/Road Work
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 Public Works/Road Work
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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Public Works/Road Work