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Posted on: July 6, 2020

No injuries in Oakbrook apartment fire

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Incident number: 2020-03840Type of emergency: Structure fireIncident date: 7/6/2020Incident time: 5:46 a.m.Address/location: 743 Oakbrook Boulevard

Occupied? NoOwner: Undetermined

Probable cause, if known: ElectricalStructure type: Townhouse/apartmentConstr...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Merritt Street fire under investigation

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Incident number: 2020-03810Type of emergency: Structure fireIncident date: 7/4/2020Incident time: 11:28 p.m.Address/location: 63 Merritt St.

Occupied? NoOwner: Evan Brown

Probable cause, if known: Under investigationStructure type: Two-family/duplexConstruc...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

No injuries in Lafayette Street fire

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Incident number: 2020-03813Type of emergency: Structure fireIncident date: 7/5/2020Incident time: 12:42 a.m.Address/location: 132 Lafayette St.

Occupied? YesOwner: Eleanor Perry

Probable cause, if known: Discarded fireworksStructure type: Single-family resi...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

No injuries in Fieldstone elevator motor fire

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Incident number: 2020-03749Type of emergency: Elevator motor fireIncident date: 7/2/2020Alarm time: 7:48 a.m.Address/location: 165 N. Washington Ave. - Fieldstone Center

Occupied? YesOwner: Bronson Hospital

Probable cause (if known): Overheated motorStructu...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

State Street Commons opens to outdoor dining

State Street Commons outdoor eating area

A corner of the State Street parking lot downtown opens to outdoor dining on Thursday, July 2, to help local restaurants and their supporters enjoy dining out safely, while continuing to observe social distancing guidelines.

The State Street Commons is a t...

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General News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

City registered voters to receive absentee applications by mail

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All 38,000-plus registered voters in the City of Battle Creek will receive absentee ballot applications by mail, so they can easily take part in the Aug. 4 primary election and Nov. 3 general election; they were mailed last week and are arriving in voter ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

City Commission candidate packets now available

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Those interested in running for a position on the Battle Creek City Commission in the Nov. 3 election now can begin collecting petition signatures – as of Monday.

All nine seats on the commission are available this year.

At-large and mayoral candi...

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General News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

la Ciudad permanecerán cerradas en estas días festivos en 2020

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Las oficinas administrativas de la Ciudad permanecerán cerradas en estas días festivos en 2020 –

  • Lunes, 20 de enero -- Día de Martin Luther King
  • Lunes, 17 de febrero -- Día del Presidente
  • Viernes...
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Information in English General News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

City releases list of 2020 holidays

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The city’s administrative offices will be closed on the following days in 2020.

Please watch for reminders on the city’s online calendar, at battlecreekmi.gov, and on social media.

  • Monday, Jan. 20 – Martin Luther King Day
  • Monday...
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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Instructions available for virtual court hearings via Zoom

Calhoun County courts continue to conduct remote hearings via Zoom. 

If you are a witness or victim in a case, and received a subpoena for court, we are sharing the instructions you need to connect. These were provided by the Calhoun County Witnes...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Downtown sidewalk closed this week for art installation

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Starting Tuesday, a section of sidewalk downtown will close to pedestrians to allow for an art installation, by Monument Park.

The sidewalk on the south side of Michigan Avenue will be closed from Division Street to Hamblin Avenue. The closure will be in p...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Water valve replacement/ VÁLVULAS DE AGUA

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July 7, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Water valve replacement/ VÁLVULAS DE AGUA

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Water valve replacement work will take place tomorrow morning, July 7, causing t...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: June 30, 2020

City releases 2019 water quality report

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The city’s annual water quality report – using data collected in 2019 – is now available for viewing.

The report is available on the city’s website, battlecreekmi.gov/2019waterqualityreport. From the home page, also ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Downtown electric work starts today - April 7

Jackson Street Electric work Flyer

Starting today – Tuesday, April 7 – Consumers Energy will begin a five-month electrical upgrade project on Jackson Street downtown, which will temporarily close McCamly Street, then Capital Avenue SW.

The work closing McCamly today also...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Willard Beach opens June 10; other programs begin

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City will hold Movies in the Park in July, August.

The city’s Recreation Department will open the vehicle gate to Willard Beach on Wednesday, and is preparing Bailey Park for summer programming. We also will show two Movies in the Park.

Check out the details:

  • Willard Beach – Opening to v...
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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Two Transit service changes coming in July

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Services will improve efficiency, bring cost savings.

Battle Creek Transit has service changes coming in July to Rolling Hills/Bedford Manor and the Emmett Street area, to improve efficiency, and see some cost savings.

The Public Transportation Committee approved both changes at its May 26 meeting.

*First, Tra...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Downtown electric work starts today - April 7

Jackson Street Electric work Flyer

Several BC Transit routes will detour during McCamly closure.

Starting today – Tuesday, April 7 – Consumers Energy will begin a five-month electrical upgrade project on Jackson Street downtown, which will temporarily close McCamly Street, then Capital Avenue SW.

The work closing McCamly today also...

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