Posted on: June 5, 2017

City to hold two scrap tire collections in June

recycling tires

City officials are pleased to announce two free scrap tire collections happening this month.

A Michigan Department of Environmental Quality grant has made it possible for the city to provide the collections.

The collections will take place from 5-7 p.m. at ...

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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
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
Posted on: December 28, 2016

Clean Water Partners 2017 calendar now available

2017 Clean Water Partners calendar cover

Ready for the new year, the free 2017 wall calendar featuring Kalamazoo River Watershed images from local photographers is now available at locations throughout the region.

The calendar is created by the Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners. Some of the ...

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Get the calendar as a PDF!
Posted on: June 30, 2016

Yearlong photo contest captures river's beauty

Clean Water Partners calendar page

Get your cameras ready and head out to the Kalamazoo River Watershed!

Tomorrow begins the yearlong Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners photo contest to showcase the seasonal beauty of the Kalamazoo River and St. Joseph River and their tributaries wi...Learn More

Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners...

Posted on: June 27, 2017

City facility callers may experience disruptions Tuesday


Those calling city facilities on the phone Tuesday morning may have trouble getting through.

Problems with a piece of city phone system hardware were discovered late Monday. Those may have an impact on calls into and out of city facilities.

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

City Hall east entrance covered as a precaution

City Hall NE corner

Battle Creek City Hall is open for business!

Building Restoration Inc. has built a tunnel/cover that is now in place over the east, public entrance to City Hall as a safety measure while staff continues an assessment of the building.

Assessment of City Hall...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

City office closure, fireworks reminders for July 4


City offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday and staff wish our neighbors and visitors a wonderful holiday and experience at the Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival.

On July 4, Battle Creek Transit...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Fair housing work continues with community conversations

Numbered streets neighborhood

Following up on the results of fair housing testing of local real estate agents, the city’s Human Relations Board will host a community conversation on Tuesday, June 27.

“Breaking the Silence: Creating an Equitable Path to Homeownership...

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City's fair housing webpage
Posted on: June 22, 2017

Road closures set for 2017 Balloon Festival

Balloon Fest 2016

Road closures and detours are set – with many signs posted and ready – for traffic direction during this year’s Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival.

The festival takes place at the W.K. Kellogg Airport from Thursday,...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Building assessment coming after damage to City Hall

City Hall NE corner

The more than 100-year-old City Hall building, 10 N. Division St., will be assessed in the next week, after a piece of the building façade broke away on Wednesday during repair work.

A crew from Building Restoration Inc. of Kalamazoo, which spec...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Land Bank receives grant for blight redevelopment in Battle Creek, Albion

The former Washington School, recently purchased for use in a foreign exchange student program.

The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority and its coalition partners, the cities of Albion and Battle Creek, have received a $600,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The money will be used to fund ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

City Commission petition packets available on June 5

voting machines

Those interested in running for a position on the City Commission in this year’s Nov. 7 election may begin collecting petition signatures on Monday, June 5.

All nine seats on the commission are available this year.

Potential candidates should note...

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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
Posted on: May 25, 2017

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


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!
Posted on: May 11, 2017

City taking input on proposed planning/zoning ordinance revisions

State St rain garden

The city’s Planning Division is seeking public input on a package of proposed ordinance revisions, which address off-street parking, landscaping, and fencing.

The ordinances are scheduled to be introduced at the City Commission meeting next Tuesd...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Minor Home Repair Program to focus on roofs

minor home repair

Have a leaky roof? Are shingles falling off or deteriorating? The city’s Community Development Division will help at least 15 homeowners replace their roofs this spring.

Staff is focusing the Minor Home Repair Program on roofs, an important aspec...

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Minor Home Repair Program

Posted on: June 6, 2017

Movies in the Park begin this weekend

Movies in the Park

Family movies will be shown at Mill Race Park in June, July, and August.

This year’s Parks & Recreation series begins this Saturday, June 10, with Moana. Join us after the annual Cereal Festival with activities at the park – corner of West Michigan Avenue and Capital Avenue SW – beginning at a...

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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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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Chip seal treatment starts Thursday on variety of streets

Road work ahead

The next group of city streets are scheduled for surface improvements, starting Thursday, June 22.

The following streets will be chip sealed, with work taking place from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Work is expected to finish by June 30, weather permitti...

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Interactive work map
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Chip seal treatment starts Wednesday on variety of streets

Road work ahead

The next group of city streets are scheduled for surface improvements, starting Wednesday, June 21.

The following streets will be chip sealed, with work taking place from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Work is expected to finish by June 27, weather permitt...

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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 or on the city’s website, www.bat...

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City Water Quality Reports
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Annual hydrant flushing program starts Monday night


The city’s Water Division will begin the annual hydrant flushing program on Monday night, May 29, finishing around the week of July 4.

Crews will flush fire hydrants Sunday through Thursday, during the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The overnight sch...

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Updated flushing maps
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Numbered streets water main project starts Tuesday, May 30


As city crews get back to work on Tuesday, this year’s water main improvement project will begin on the numbered streets.

North 26th Street, from Highland Boulevard to Territorial Road, will be closed to thru traffic starting on Tuesday; crews wi...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Upton Ave railroad bridge work starts May 30

Freight train through ITC

Grand Trunk Western Railroad will being repairs to the Upton Avenue railroad bridge, near Dickman Road, on Tuesday.

The sidewalk on the east side of Upton will be closed during this work, which is expected to last until approximately June 23.

It is possible...

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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
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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