Posted on: November 22, 2017

Watershed photo contest winners announced

Josh McCann_Battle Creek River

The city is congratulating the four winners in the last year’s Kalamazoo and St. Joseph River Watersheds yearlong photo contest.

The Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners holds the contest; this year’s ended in July. The contest, featu...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Medical marijuana survey results compiled, available

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The results and comments from the city’s public medical marijuana survey now are available, with a majority of respondents supporting each of the five uses, or supporting each with restrictions.

The State of Michigan will begin allowing five diff...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Fire, Police departments collecting toys, starting Dec. 1

Stuff a Truck 2015

The Battle Creek Fire and Police departments are, once again, inviting the community to help make Christmas a little brighter for area children, by donating toys.

The Police Department’s SWAT truck will, once again, be parked for the annual Stuff...

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General News
Posted on: November 15, 2017

2017-2020 City Commission sworn in; Behnke named mayor

Mark Behnke

Mark Behnke will serve as mayor for the City of Battle Creek for the coming year, and Dave Walters as vice mayor.

Behnke was chosen by a 5-4 vote, and Walters by a 6-3 vote of the City Commission during its annual organizational meeting Tuesday tonight.


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General News

Posted on: December 13, 2017

UPDATE: Road Closure downtown - 25 W. Michigan Ave., Heritage Tower, extended to 5 pm Friday

Road work ahead

December 13, 2017


For more information contact the City Engineering Division at 269-966-3343

UPDATE:  The Road Closure downtown - 25 W. Michigan Ave., Heritage Tower, extended to 5 pm Friday 

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Update: New city trees all have locations

Quaker Park

The City of Battle Creek received a Consumers Energy grant to plant new trees, and staff now have locations for planting.

The grant – for $1,500 – will fund the planting of five Callery pear trees. In addition, the city has a rehabilitation contract to pla...

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Public Works/Road Work

Posted on: December 14, 2017

Public invited to give input through online Transit survey


Transit service survey is part of the process to develop a five-year Transit master plan.

There’s another opportunity now available to give service input to Battle Creek Transit.

Transit staff and consultant Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning want to thank everyone able to attend the public meetings and stakeholder focus gr...

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