Posted on: September 13, 2017

Annual fall cleanup set for next week

Waste Management truck

The city’s annual fall cleanup will take place next week – Monday, Sept. 18 to Friday, Sept. 22 – for City of Battle Creek residents only.

This cleanup period allows residents to place at the curb, on their regular trash/recyc...

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City of Battle Creek Environmental Services 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: September 19, 2017

Blanket drive on now for 2017 Homeless Health Fair

Stand Down flyer 2017 news

New and gently used twin- and full-sized blankets are being collected now for this year’s Homeless Health Fair and VA Stand Down, set for Friday, Oct. 20.

The event is organized by the Calhoun County Homeless Coalition, comprised of about 20 comm...

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General News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

City begins second round of rental rehab program

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The city is rolling out a second round of its program to support development and rehabilitation of quality rental housing, to improve housing options and increase neighborhood vibrancy in our community.

The program is made possible through our Community De...

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City Rental Rehab Program information General News
Posted on: September 15, 2017

Activity to assess City Hall continues Monday


Beginning Monday, City Hall visitors will see an increase in activity around the building, as two engineering firms continue a comprehensive structural assessment.

Lifts and scaffolding will be used to conduct the building assessment. Work is scheduled Mon...

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General News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

City challenges statistics used in negative rankings

Post Park

City officials are sharing an accurate look at crime and recreation information, showing that the City of Battle Creek always is improving, and is a good place for families.

The information disputes the claim from 24/7 Wall St. this week that Battle Creek ...

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General News
Posted on: September 11, 2017

Community invited to Welcoming Week soccer tournament

Welcoming America Logo Featured Blog

To celebrate Welcoming Week this year, the city invites the community to participate in and watch a soccer tournament on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Welcoming Week, Sept. 15-24, is an annual series of events across the country to celebrate inclusive communities. T...

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Welcoming Week Soccer Tournament application General News
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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Posted on: September 14, 2017

BCPD seeks donations for fifth annual Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat

The Battle Creek Police Department and other public safety agencies will hold the fifth annual Trunk-or-Treat event on Halloween – Tuesday, Oct. 31.

The event is free and open to the public. The time and location are still in the works, as the Po...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Chip seal treatment in progress for remaining 2017 streets

chip seal horiz

The final group of city streets and alleys scheduled in this year’s chip seal program are now in progress.

Several are delayed from door hanger notifications due to rain last week. The contractor will finish those streets as quickly as the schedu...

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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 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: 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: 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