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Posted on: May 10, 2019

La Ciudad corrige las postales de reciclaje debido a un error

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3 de mayo de 2019

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La Ciudad corrige las postales de reciclaje debido a un error

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — La Ciudad cometió un error relacionado con las direcciones de las postales verdes y amarillas que se...

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Environment
Posted on: May 3, 2019

City correcting recycling postcards, due to error

Battle Creek recycling carts

In the effort to help all city neighbors learn the new, every-other-week recycling rotations, the city made an error in addressing the green and yellow postcards sent out this week.

The postcards inform neighbors which color rotation they will use for the ...

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Environment
Posted on: April 24, 2019

La ciudad realiza venta en línea de barriles pluviales

rain barrel crop

La Ciudad de Battle Creek nuevamente lleva a cabo una venta en línea de barriles pluviales, para alentar a que los vecinos recolecten y ahorren agua valiosa en nuestra comunidad.

Según la Agencia de Protección Ambiental, el...

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Environment
Posted on: April 24, 2019

La recolección de residuos de jardín comienza el lunes

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La limpieza de las ramas de árboles caídas por los fuertes vientos recientes está a punto de ser más fácil: la recolección de residuos de jardín comienza la semana pró...

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Environment
Posted on: April 1, 2019

City develops, adopts Sustainability Plan

Josh McCann_Battle Creek River

In progress in some form for years, the city now has an Environmental Sustainability Plan, developed by the city’s Sustainable BC Committee, and approved by the City Commission on Feb. 5.

The plan consists of themes and, within those themes, goal...

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Posted on: March 23, 2019

Curbside yard waste begins on Monday

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Cleaning up fallen tree limbs from recent high winds is about to become easier – curbside yard waste pickup begins this coming week – the week of March 25.

Yard waste pickup will continue through Nov. 29 this year. City neighbors may place yard waste items...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

City holds online rain barrel sale

rain barrel crop

The City of Battle Creek is, once again, holding an online rain barrel sale, to encourage neighbors to collect and save valuable water in our community.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40 percent of...

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Link to city rain barrel sale Environment
Posted on: January 25, 2019

City moving to every-other-week curbside recycling May 6

Waste Management truck

Battle Creek curbside recycling customers will see a change to every-other-week curbside recycling service starting the week of May 6.

This is a delay from the originally planned start date, so that the city and Waste Management can ensure the community ha...

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City trash/recycling web page Environment
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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PDF of community calendar Environment

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Fire

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Posted on: May 19, 2019

No injuries in Avery garage fire

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Incident number: 1 9 - 2877 Type of emergency: S t r u c t u r e F i r e Incident date: 5/18/19 Alarm time: 6 : 3 1 p m Address/location: 6 7 A v e r y A v e . 

Occupied? Yes Owner: M e r l i n e J o n e s 

Probable cause (if known): U n d...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Offices closed on Memorial Day; water park opens

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The city’s administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Battle Creek Transit bus and Tele-Transit services are canceled on Monday, resuming regular weekday schedules on Tuesday, May 28.

Please note that W...

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General News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Fire, Police departments hold food drive

Fire Station 1 and Police Station

BCFD & BCPD continue to combine forces to serve our local community. Tuesday, May 14-Sunday, May 26, non-perishable food items are being collected at all six fire stations and at the police station. All items collected will be donated to The Salvation...

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General News
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Happy Bike Month!

Bike to Work ride 2017

May is National Bike Month and the city’s Bicycle Advisory Committee wants to share a calendar full of events to promote and encourage biking in May and beyond.

The city has Bicycle Friendly Community silver status from the League of American Bic...

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General News
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Battle Creek named All-America City finalist

All-America City logo

The City of Battle Creek is proud to be a finalist for the All-America City Award – for the second year in a row.

The 20 finalists represent the diversity of American communities, from the largest cities to the smallest towns, across the country....

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News Flash

Posted on: April 10, 2019

Registration open for spring, summer Rec programs

Kidventure Summer Camp

Camps and sports available for all ages.

The city’s Recreation Department is excited to open registration for many spring and summer programs.

Check out the information below, or learn more at the Recreation website, bcparks.org.

To register, call the Recreation team at 269-966-3431, vis...

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Police

2 Stories
Posted on: April 12, 2019

BCPD parking blocked for next construction phase

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The 10 spaces directly next to the Battle Creek Police Department building will be blocked and unavailable starting on Monday, April 15.

These spaces, on the south side of the building, will be inside the construction fence as work continues on developing ...

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Police
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

News Flash

Posted on: May 22, 2019

Lane closure on Dickman for signal work

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Crews will repair the traffic signal at West Dickman Road and the southern leg of North Helmer Road, requiring a lane closure on Dickman Thursday, May 23.

Work will take place from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A westbound lane of Dickman will be close...

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