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Posted on: January 25, 2019

City moving to bi-weekly recycling pickup April 1

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Battle Creek curbside recycling customers will see a change to bi-weekly service starting April 1.

Please note that this is for recycling only – trash pickup will continue weekly.

The City Commission on Jan. 8 approved a contract renewal with Wast...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Clean Water Partner calendars now available; event dates set

2019 Clean Water Partners calendar cover

Ready for the new year, the free 2019 wall calendar featuring Calhoun County Kalamazoo River Watershed images from local photographers is available at locations throughout the region.

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

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Sistema de agua de toda la ciudad bajo aviso de hervir el agua

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Ciudad de Battle Creek

Gerencia de la Ciudad - Comunicaciones

19 de febrero de 2019PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATAPara más información contacte a: City Manager's Office, 269-966-3378Sistema de agua de toda la ciudad bajo aviso de...

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General News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Entire city water system under boil water advisory

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All City of Battle Creek water customers are under a boil water advisory until further notice, due to an incident with a large water transmission line near Verona Pumping Station.

This includes all City of Battle Creek neighbors on the city water system, t...

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General News
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Distracted driving law approved in Battle Creek

Driving while using cell phone

Within the City of Battle Creek, it soon will be against the law to use a hand-held cell phone while driving for almost any reason.

The City Commission on Feb. 5 approved the new rules related to distracted driving, a change to the city’s Uniform...

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Distracted driving ordinance FAQ General News
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Budget amendment approved; reinstates some proposed reductions

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The City Commission on Tuesday approved an amendment to the fiscal year 2019 budget, which keeps all Transit services, and reinstates some proposed reductions to Fire and Police.

The amendment affects the current city general fund budget, for the fiscal ye...

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City budget web page General News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Local income tax returns mailing to Battle Creek


For those filing local 2018 tax returns in Battle Creek, all mailed forms will come directly to the city.

In previous years, local taxpayers mailed city forms to Lansing. This helped the city save some costs as part of a grant with Lansing and several othe...

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General News
Posted on: December 20, 2018

City sees improved ratings in 2018 citizen survey

City facilities for survey news

The city team is excited to share that we received some significantly higher positive ratings in this year’s citizen survey about Battle Creek, and city services in particular, as compared to 2015.

The city again worked with The National Citizen ...

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Citizen Survey reports General News
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Heritage Tower work now requires complete road closure

Heritage Tower work

Starting this Thursday, Nov. 1, West Michigan Avenue will close completely to accommodate work on the Heritage Tower project, at 25 W. Michigan.

The project’s contractor determined that the traffic shift in place does not allow enough room for th...

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General News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Battle Creek open for business

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Battle Creek is open for business.

Recently, the U.S. Small Business Administration estimated that three in five new jobs in the United States are created by small businesses.

Additionally, they note that small businesses accounted for 61.8 percent of net n...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Draft Rec Department master plan ready for review

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Review the plan online or in-person, and take the department survey.

The Recreation Department’s master plan – to guide the city in providing recreation programs and services for the community – now is available in draft form for public review.

The plan involves an inventory of related programs...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

UPDATE with photos: Police warn of counterfeit $100 bills


Battle Creek Police are warning local businesses to be alert for counterfeit $100 bills.

Police are investigating multiple incidents in which a young woman has used counterfeit $100 bills to pay for merchandise.

The suspect in these incidents is described a...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

City begins new pet licensing program with online option

Cat at Calhoun County Animal Center

The city’s cat and dog licensing now is managed by DocuPet, supporting an easier, effective process, and adding benefits for the city’s pet owners.

Licensing and proper identification are key methods for protecting the welfare of pets, ...

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City pet licensing web page Police

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

City asks some Battle Creek neighbors to run water

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Recent water work excavations have determined that the frost level in city streets has reached a level that may cause water pipes to freeze, so we are asking some City of Battle Creek neighbors to run water.

This action will limit the number of frozen pipe...

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Address list for January 2019 water run Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Check in with water services in winter weather


The extreme changes in temperature over the last weekend resulted in five water main breaks, a common situation during a Michigan winter.

As we expect another such temperature change this week, city officials are offering information and suggestions to hel...

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