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Posted on: August 7, 2020

City offers longer parking downtown with app pilot

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After the two hours of free parking already available downtown, visitors will be able to pay $1.50 per additional hour, by app, to spend more time enjoying downtown Battle Creek. 

The city is trying out the program – with the Passport Pa...

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General News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

City airport receives grant for precautionary PFAS testing

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The city has received a $196,093 state grant to test for potential PFAS contamination at the Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field.

PFAS are a group of manmade chemicals that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named emerging contaminant...

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General News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

BCPD reopens Aug. 3; PD, City Hall to close on Fridays

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The Battle Creek Police Department will reopen to the public on Monday, Aug. 3, after a two-week closure because of positive COVID-19 cases among staff. 

To date, 10 BCPD staff have tested positive; one in March, and nine in July.  

As the...

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City Operations Updates during COVID-19 General News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

State Street Commons opens to outdoor dining

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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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City elections web page 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, and on social media.

  • Monday, Jan. 20 – Martin Luther King Day
  • Monday...
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Información en Español General News