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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Income tax filing deadline extended

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City of Battle Creek income tax returns, and any necessary payments, are now due by Tuesday, June 1, with no penalties or interest. This is after the federal filing deadline was extended to May 17.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

City COVID Information

Prevention Protects Everyone

The city is part of a county-wide COVID-19 response. Learn more at the link, including information in Burmese, Spanish, and American Sign Language.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Garbage/recycling updates

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Republic Services takes over neighborhood curbside garbage, recycling, and yard waste pickup on April 1. Learn more at our web page.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Trash Hauler Updates

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The city’s current contract for trash, recycling, bulk, and yard waste curbside pickup is due to expire at the end of March 2021.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Snowtifications

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This winter, we’re bringing you snow operations tips and updates. Follow along with us on Facebook and Nextdoor, and click the link below for FAQs.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Transit Information

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We know the coronavirus pandemic has caused concern, anxiety, and many community changes. The city team is doing all we can to help prevent the spread.

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News Flash

Posted on: February 6, 2021

Trash Hauler Updates

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The city’s current contract for trash, recycling, bulk, and yard waste curbside pickup is due to expire at the end of March 2021.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Snowtifications

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This winter, we’re bringing you snow operations tips and updates. Follow along with us on Facebook and Nextdoor, and click the link below for FAQs.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Transit Information

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We know the coronavirus pandemic has caused concern, anxiety, and many community changes. The city team is doing all we can to help prevent the spread.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Report a Concern

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Use Citizen Request Tracker to notify us about a general concern, comment, or compliment. Visitors can also log in to check on the progress of existing requests.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: June 19, 2021

No injuries after smoke found in Barnes and Noble

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Incident number: 2021-03605Type of emergency: Possible structure fireIncident date: 6/19/2021Incident time: 9:22 a.m.Address/location: 5701 Beckley Road/Lakeview Square Mall/Barnes and Noble

Occupied? YesOwner: N/A

Probable cause, if known: ElectricalStruct...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

One person injured when tree falls on golf cart

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Incident number: 2021-03589Type of emergency: Tree on golf cart - extricationIncident date: 6/18/2021Incident time: 1:35 p.m.Address/location: Riverside Golf Club - York Avenue and East Acacia Boulevard

Occupied? YesOwner: Undetermined

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Call to artists for downtown origami sculpture exhibit

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In an effort to increase community access to art and enrichment, and beautify our downtown, the city’s Small Business Development team is calling for artists to participate in a origami sculpture exhibit. 

The SBD team seeks sculptures f...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

See something? Say something to BCPD.

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The Battle Creek Police Department wants you to know that officers are ready to respond when you see something that looks out of the ordinary or suspicious. Community members who are informed and alert play a critical role in helping law enforcement agenc...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Request a BCPD patch

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We often receive requests from individuals who would like a patch from the Battle Creek Police Department. If you would like to request our patch, please send $2 -- cash or money order -- to the BCPD, 34 N. Division St., Battle Creek, MI 49014. Please inc...

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News Flash

Posted on: June 21, 2021

Utility work Tuesday morning on Wentworth

Road work ahead

June 21, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

For more information contact: Engineering Division, 269-966-3343

Utility work Tuesday morning on Wentworth

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Beginning Tuesday morning, June 22, city contractors will perform utility ...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Lane shifts and brief water outages now - Territorial Rd.

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June 21, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact: Engineering Division, 269-966-3343 

Lane shifts and brief water outages now

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Contractors are replacing lead water service lines in the area list...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

City releases 2020 water quality report

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The city’s annual water quality report – using data collected in 2020 – is now available for viewing.

The report is available on the city’s website, battlecreekmi.gov/2020waterqualityreport. From the home page, also ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Emmett Street bridge work creates traffic shift starting Wednesday

Road work ahead

June 1, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact: Engineering Division, 269-966-3343

Emmett Street bridge work creates traffic shift starting Wednesday

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Beginning tomorrow morning, Wednesday, June 2, city contract...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Road construction project on Emmett Street

Road work ahead

May 19, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Engineering at 269-966-3343

Road construction project on Emmett Street

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. –Today crews will begin prepping for road construction on Emmett Street, from Grant Street to...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

2021 City Road Construction Projects

Road work ahead

March 30, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

For more information contact: Engineering Division, 269-966-3343 

2021 City Road Construction Projects 

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The city’s engineering team is announcing the 20...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Sidewalk and road closure - 103 Michigan Ave. W

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February 5, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact: Engineering Division, 269.966.3343 

Sidewalk and road closure - 103 Michigan Ave. W

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Beginning Monday, Feb. 8, rehabilitation efforts will start at 10...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Sidewalk closures at WKKF

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January 6, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact: Engineering Division, 269-966-3343

Sidewalk closures at WKKF

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Work at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, One Michigan Avenue, will cause intermittent sidewalk closur...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

2W Columbia/Territorial bus to detour for several months

Columbia/Territorial bus leaving the downtown Battle Creek transfer center

Detour is due to water system and road work coming up.

Starting Friday, the 2W Columbia/Territorial bus will start a major detour because of this season’s water system improvement and road pavement projects on Columbia Avenue.

The Battle Creek Transit team expects the detour to be in place through Ju...

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Transit
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Local agencies launch local transit pilot

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Over the next year, riders can travel anywhere in Calhoun County.

For the next year, neighbors can take public transportation across Calhoun County, with as little as 30 minutes notice, as part of a collaborative new pilot program.

Battle Creek Transit will launch the program on Monday, March 8, under the BCGo name.

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Countywide public transit pilot

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Starting March 8, 2021, neighbors could travel across Calhoun County in a year-long, public transportation pilot program. You will use the BCGo Calhoun County smartphone app to book a ride with as little as 30 minutes notice; you can also call for a ride....

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