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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Winter is coming!

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Click the link for a brochure you can read and download. Check out some tips and information that will help you learn about the city's snow operations, and make the winter season smoother for all.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

City receives $30.5 million from the American Rescue Plan Act

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Click through for town hall recordings, additional videos, recommended project lists and community proposals, and much more information.

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City COVID Information

Prevention Protects Everyone

The city is part of a county-wide COVID-19 response. Learn more at the link, including information in Burmese, Spanish, and American Sign Language.

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News Flash

Posted on: February 6, 2021

Trash Hauler Updates

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The city’s current contract for trash, recycling, bulk, and yard waste curbside pickup is due to expire at the end of March 2021.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Snowtifications

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This winter, we’re bringing you snow operations tips and updates. Follow along with us on Facebook and Nextdoor, and click the link below for FAQs.

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Transit Information

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We know the coronavirus pandemic has caused concern, anxiety, and many community changes. The city team is doing all we can to help prevent the spread.

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News Flash

Posted on: February 6, 2021

Trash Hauler Updates

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The city’s current contract for trash, recycling, bulk, and yard waste curbside pickup is due to expire at the end of March 2021.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Snowtifications

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This winter, we’re bringing you snow operations tips and updates. Follow along with us on Facebook and Nextdoor, and click the link below for FAQs.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Transit Information

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We know the coronavirus pandemic has caused concern, anxiety, and many community changes. The city team is doing all we can to help prevent the spread.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Report a Concern

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Use Citizen Request Tracker to notify us about a general concern, comment, or compliment. Visitors can also log in to check on the progress of existing requests.

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Stay Connected!

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

No injuries in suspicious Chestnut Street fire

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Incident number: 2022-00613Type of emergency: Structure fireIncident date: 1/26/2022Incident time: 6:23 p.m.Address/location: 74 Chestnut St.

Occupied? NoOwner: James Dixon

Probable cause, if known: Suspicious - under investigationStructure type: Four-unit ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Fire Station 4 to temporarily close for building assessments

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Our 80-year-old Fire Station 4 will close temporarily so that we can bring in experts to assess the building and improve its safety for our crews.

Station 4’s flat roofs have taken on significant damage from rain and snow over time. This has led ...

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News Flash

Posted on: January 23, 2022

Some Community Services customer service goes virtual

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Our Code Compliance, Planning, and Inspections Divisions’ customer service team will provide services online and by phone until March 1, due to staff illness, and the city's efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19.

These service changes ...

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General News
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Que the Creek BBQ Fest back after 2020 debut

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The Que the Creek BBQ Festival is back! 

The fun foodie fest will take place on Saturday, Feb. 5 at Kellogg Arena downtown. Tickets for this family-friendly event are $5 at the door, with kids 12 and under free. Buy advance tickets online at two f...

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News Flash

Posted on: January 26, 2022

Police Department building closes Tues/Thurs until March 1

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We have a few more city service notes, related to trying to stop the spread of COVID-19 among our staff. This is in addition to the Community Services information we shared Sunday night.
All of these service changes will be in place until March 1.
First, ou...
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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Chief statement after prosecutor releases Cricket Club opinion

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Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker offered the following statement in response to Calhoun County Prosecutor David Gilbert’s confirmation that he will not pursue charges against the shooter in a Thanksgiving 2021 incident at the Cricket Club:&...

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Posted on: January 15, 2022

Police investigate assault on mail carrier

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Battle Creek Police are investigating the assault of a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier in the Post Addition on Thursday afternoon.

Police responded at 2:20 p.m. to Illinois Street, where the mail carrier was delivering mail.

An unknown young man, believed ...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 22, 2021

See something? Say something to BCPD.

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The Battle Creek Police Department wants you to know that officers are ready to respond when you see something that looks out of the ordinary or suspicious. Community members who are informed and alert play a critical role in helping law enforcement agenc...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Request a BCPD patch

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We often receive requests from individuals who would like a patch from the Battle Creek Police Department. If you would like to request our patch, please send $2 -- cash or money order -- to the BCPD, 34 N. Division St., Battle Creek, MI 49014. Please inc...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

Transit adjusts some services due to staff shortage

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Similar to many public transit agencies across the country, Battle Creek Transit must announce temporary service changes due to driver shortages.

In addition to the changes, please note that we are hiring drivers at this time, and those interested can get ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Local agencies launch local transit pilot

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Over the next year, riders can travel anywhere in Calhoun County.

For the next year, neighbors can take public transportation across Calhoun County, with as little as 30 minutes notice, as part of a collaborative new pilot program.

Battle Creek Transit will launch the program on Monday, March 8, under the BCGo name.

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News Flash

Posted on: March 22, 2021

Countywide public transit pilot

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Starting March 8, 2021, neighbors could travel across Calhoun County in a year-long, public transportation pilot program. You will use the BCGo Calhoun County smartphone app to book a ride with as little as 30 minutes notice; you can also call for a ride....

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