News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 3, 2022

Bill Beaty will be city's next fire chief

Bill Beaty

Just in time for this year’s Fire Prevention Week education and celebration, the City of Battle Creek is pleased to announce Bill Beaty as our next fire chief. 

Chief Beaty will officially join the team starting Monday, Oct. 17. ...

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Fire Department

News Flash

Posted on: October 3, 2022

City Clerk holds open hours for voter registration, absentee ballots

Red, white, and blue streamer border with election information in middle, also in post.

The Battle Creek City Clerk’s Office will stay open extra days and hours ahead of the Nov. 8 general election, to provide voter registration and absentee ballots. 

Don’t miss a chance to participate in this year’s ele...

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General News
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Bill Beaty will be city's next fire chief

Bill Beaty

Just in time for this year’s Fire Prevention Week education and celebration, the City of Battle Creek is pleased to announce Bill Beaty as our next fire chief. 

Chief Beaty will officially join the team starting Monday, Oct. 17. ...

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Fire Department
Posted on: September 15, 2022

City teams earn certifications and recognition

A headshot of City Engineer Jarret T. Geering.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The city applauds the following staff for earning noteworthy recognitions during the past summer.

City Engineer Jarret T. Geering earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate credential fro...

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General News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Police Department to launch new, interactive messaging tool

An image of a mobile device with a sample text message from BCPD's new SPIDR Tech system.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The Battle Creek Police Department will kick off its new messaging system, SPIDR Tech, Thursday, Sept. 8.

SPIDR Tech will allow customized text message, or email, communication to be sent automatically to 911 callers. The sy...

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Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: September 7, 2022

Police Department to launch new, interactive messaging tool

An image of a mobile device with a sample text message from BCPD's new SPIDR Tech system.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The Battle Creek Police Department will kick off its new messaging system, SPIDR Tech, Thursday, Sept. 8.

SPIDR Tech will allow customized text message, or email, communication to be sent automatically to 911 callers. The sy...

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Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: October 4, 2022

Milling and paving projects scheduled for several roadways tomorrow

A city street map showing paving projects as black lines on Convis St, Sanderson St, & Woodward Ave.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A city contractor will be completing both milling and paving projects on several roadways tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 5.

The following four roadways are scheduled for milling:

  • Highland Avenue, from W. Territorial Road to W. Col...
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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: October 2, 2022

Several Public Works projects start week of Oct. 3

City street map with black line over Clark Road.

The Department of Public Works has three projects scheduled to start next week, the first week of October.

Work hours for all three projects are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this work.

  • Starting Monday...
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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: September 21, 2022

UPDATE: Capital SW closure extended, Transit detours continue during sewer lining

City street map with teal line over Capital SW in Old Lakeview, and dashed line for detour.

Drivers on Capital Avenue SW in the Old Lakeview area will see additional closures due to a continued project equipment delay. 

The road closures are part of a project to add a lining to a large sanitary sewer pipe in the east-central part of the ...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: September 15, 2022

City teams earn certifications and recognition

A headshot of City Engineer Jarret T. Geering.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The city applauds the following staff for earning noteworthy recognitions during the past summer.

City Engineer Jarret T. Geering earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate credential fro...

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General News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

State Street parking lot closed for asphalt and sidewalk replacement

A city street map showing the closure of the parking lot, as a black box, off of State Street.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The State Street parking lot, located directly behind Rice’s Shoes and next to the parking lot designated for the future New Holland Brewing Company, will be closed beginning today, Friday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m., for...

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Public Works/Road Work

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: September 21, 2022

UPDATE: Capital SW closure extended, Transit detours continue during sewer lining

City street map with teal line over Capital SW in Old Lakeview, and dashed line for detour.

Drivers on Capital Avenue SW in the Old Lakeview area will see additional closures due to a continued project equipment delay. 

The road closures are part of a project to add a lining to a large sanitary sewer pipe in the east-central part of the ...

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Public Works/Road Work