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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Hydrant flushing starts Sept. 27 during daytime hours

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Our annual hydrant flushing program helps keep our water system working properly. We start this year Monday morning, Sept. 27, and it will take crews about three weeks to work through the city.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

The BC Fire Department is hiring!

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The Battle Creek Fire Department is hiring firefighters! Learn more about this great career, the hiring process, and apply by 4 p.m. on Sept. 26.

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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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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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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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News Flash

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

Stay Connected!

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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News Flash

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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News Flash

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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News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: September 19, 2021

No injuries in Behnke trailer fires

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Incident number: 2021-05767Type of emergency: Vehicle fireIncident date: 9/18/2021Incident time: 6:43 p.m.Address/location: 180 S. Union St.

Occupied? NoOwner: Behnke Warehouse

Probable cause, if known: UnknownStructure type: N/AConstruction type: N/AEstima...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 23, 2021

Proposed state budget includes $1 million for BC City Hall

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The state legislature has approved a State of Michigan budget that includes $1 million to help repair Battle Creek’s City Hall façade. 

The state budget now goes to the governor for her signature. 

“I am prou...

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General News

News Flash

Posted on: September 15, 2021

BC Police welcome Deputy Chiefs Bagley, Gilleylen

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Battle Creek Police did not start the hiring process looking for two deputy chiefs, but proudly welcome Deputy Chief Shannon Bagley, and Deputy Chief Troy Gilleylen.  

Bagley and Gilleylen step up after previous Deputy Chief Jim Grafton’...

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Police Department

News Flash

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: September 23, 2021

City hydrant flushing starts Sept. 27 during daytime hours

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City Water crews will begin the annual fire hydrant flushing program Monday, Sept. 27, during daytime hours.

We expect to finish the program by mid-October. Crews will flush hydrants during the day, Monday through Friday, between 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. While...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Wentworth Ave construction project starts July 12

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A reconstruction project on Wentworth Avenue will close the street to through traffic from Circle Drive to Foster Avenue.

Work begins Monday, July 12, and will continue through November. That includes water main and sanitary sewer replacements, road resurf...

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Public Works/Road Work
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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Public Works/Road Work
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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News Flash

News Flash

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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News Flash

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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