News Flash

Posted on: April 23, 2020

Curbside bulk waste pickup re-starts Monday 4/27

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Curbside bulk waste collection inside City of Battle Creek limits re-starts on Monday, April 27, after temporary suspension due to COVID-19.

Waste Management suspended bulk waste pickup – and postponed the typical start of yard waste pickup &...

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Environment
Posted on: April 17, 2020

After COVID-19 delay, curbside yard waste pickup begins

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After a delay due to COVID-19, the city’s curbside yard waste pickup will begin next week – the week of April 20.

Waste Management postponed the typical start of yard waste pickup due to the emergency declarations in Michigan and across...

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Environment

News Flash

Posted on: May 15, 2020

City fully restores Inspections services

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In response to Gov. Whitmer allowing construction work to resume in Michigan last week, the city’s Inspections Division has fully restored its services.

Please note that, in compliance with the governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order, Cit...

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Inspections Division General News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

City airport announces new website

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May 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact: Aviation Director Larry Bowron, 269-966-3570, lcbowron@battlecreekmi.gov

City airport announces new website

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field con...

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General News
Posted on: April 30, 2020

City discusses budget gaps due to COVID-19

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City leaders will hold a budget workshop with the City Commission on May 7 to discuss a tough budget situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leaders have calculated an estimated $839,178 of expenditures over revenue in the current budget year, and an es...

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City of Battle Creek COVID-19 budget story General News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

EatsBC a new, local online food ordering service

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and continued statewide “Stay Home, State Safe” order, the City of Battle Creek’s Small Business Development Office has launched its own online and mobile food-ordering marketplace.

EatsBC....

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General News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

City program offers emergency repairs during COVID-19

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The City of Battle Creek is using the Minor Home Repair Program to help neighbors make emergency repairs that will allow them to follow the governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order for the coming weeks.

The current order is in ...

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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 battlecreekmi.gov, and on social media.

  • Monday, Jan. 20 – Martin Luther King Day
  • Monday...
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Información en Español General News
Posted on: August 6, 2019

City will undergo first zoning ordinance rewrite in 35 years

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Aug. 6, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Planning Division, 269-966-3320

City will undergo first zoning ordinance rewrite in 35 years

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The city’s Planning team will lead an update of our law tha...

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General News

News Flash

Posted on: May 15, 2020

Battle Creek police seeking information in shooting

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May 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information:  Contact Battle Creek Police at 269-781-0911

Battle Creek police seeking information in shooting

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The Battle Creek police are seeking information in reference to ...

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Police Department
Posted on: May 13, 2020

BCPD honors 2020 Officer of the Year

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In 1962, the late President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. Activities are held around the world on that day and during National Police Week that honor officers who have died in the course of duty.

In recognition of Nation...

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Police Department
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Battle Creek police looking for arson suspects

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May 12, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information:  Contact Battle Creek Police at 269-781-0911

Battle Creek police looking for arson suspects

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The Battle Creek Police are looking for assistance in identifying sub...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 29, 2020

Police encourage phone, online reporting, when possible

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While Battle Creek Police Department services continue – uninterrupted – for the Battle Creek and Bedford Township communities, police also support the state and federal guidance on staying home, or remaining at least six feet from oth...

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Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: May 18, 2020

Two projects close parts of Main St, Capital SW

Main and Capital SW closures May 19, 2020

Two work projects – one electrical, one railroad – will temporarily close sections of Main Street and Capital Avenue SW, and change some bus routes.

 

*First, a Consumers Energy electrical capacity expansion project downtown has...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Parts of Linear Park path closed due to flooding

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As we often experience this time of year, after heavy rains, the high water level of the Battle Creek River has required some closures today.

The National Weather Service out of Grand Rapids issued a flood warning, which includes Calhoun County and is in p...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: May 4, 2020

UPDATE: Sidewalk work at Capital Ave. /Michigan Ave.

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May 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact Traffic Engineering, (269) 966-3343

UPDATE:  Sidewalk work at Capital Ave. /Michigan Ave. extended to end of next week

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - On Tuesday, May 5, J. Ranck Electric...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Commission approves first round of street treatments

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The city’s engineering team is announcing the first round of 2020 road construction projects.

The City Commission approved the projects during Tuesday’s regular meeting. City staff tentatively expect work to begin in May.

View the list o...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Downtown electric work starts today - April 7

Jackson Street Electric work Flyer

Starting today – Tuesday, April 7 – Consumers Energy will begin a five-month electrical upgrade project on Jackson Street downtown, which will temporarily close McCamly Street, then Capital Avenue SW.

The work closing McCamly today also...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Downtown electric work starts today - April 7

Jackson Street Electric work Flyer

Several BC Transit routes will detour during McCamly closure.

Starting today – Tuesday, April 7 – Consumers Energy will begin a five-month electrical upgrade project on Jackson Street downtown, which will temporarily close McCamly Street, then Capital Avenue SW.

The work closing McCamly today also...

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Transit
Posted on: February 15, 2020

Public hearing March 17 on proposed Transit bus fare increase

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50-cent proposed increase first in 17 years; will help fund operations.

A single ride on Battle Creek Transit buses has cost $1.25 for the last 17 years, and staff have proposed a 50-cent fare increase – and several other changes – to help better fund operations and services.

The City Commission will hold a...

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