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Posted on: July 31, 2020

City brainstorms new ideas as some recycling diverted to landfill

Battle Creek contaminated recycling

Recycling is not always easy – Is this carton recyclable? Do I have to wash this jar with soap? The challenge has increased in recent years as China – a major importer of recyclable materials – has become stricter with which ...

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Environment

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

City offers longer parking downtown with app pilot

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After the two hours of free parking already available downtown, visitors will be able to pay $1.50 per additional hour, by app, to spend more time enjoying downtown Battle Creek. 

The city is trying out the program – with the Passport Pa...

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General News
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Neighbors may hear bells Wednesday, Saturday evenings

Takasaki Japan student group

The mayor has invited Battle Creek places of worship to join two simultaneous bell-ringing moments this week, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Sister Cities International organized this effort, p...

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General News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

City airport receives grant for precautionary PFAS testing

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The city has received a $196,093 state grant to test for potential PFAS contamination at the Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field.

PFAS are a group of manmade chemicals that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named emerging contaminant...

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General News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

BCPD reopens Aug. 3; PD, City Hall to close on Fridays

City Hall social distancing sticker

The Battle Creek Police Department will reopen to the public on Monday, Aug. 3, after a two-week closure because of positive COVID-19 cases among staff. 

To date, 10 BCPD staff have tested positive; one in March, and nine in July.  

As the...

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City Operations Updates during COVID-19 General News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

State Street Commons opens to outdoor dining

State Street Commons outdoor eating area

A corner of the State Street parking lot downtown opens to outdoor dining on Thursday, July 2, to help local restaurants and their supporters enjoy dining out safely, while continuing to observe social distancing guidelines.

The State Street Commons is a t...

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General News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

City registered voters to receive absentee applications by mail

Clerk's Office

All 38,000-plus registered voters in the City of Battle Creek will receive absentee ballot applications by mail, so they can easily take part in the Aug. 4 primary election and Nov. 3 general election; they were mailed last week and are arriving in voter ...

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City elections web page 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

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Milling and paving on Main Street

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August 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Milling and paving on Main Street

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Lakeland Asphalt will begin milling and paving as part of the continuing work on Main Stree...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Traffic Signal Replacement Project

Signal

July 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Traffic Signal Replacement Project

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – On Monday, July 20, Strain Electric will begin the process of replacing traffi...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project – Pheasant Run

Road work ahead

July 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project – Pheasant Run

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A city contractor will begin working on the Pheasant Run cul-de-...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Sidewalk ramp work to begin on Main Street

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July 9, 2020

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Sidewalk ramp work to begin on Main Street

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Hunter-Prell will begin sidewalk ramp upgrades along Main Street on Monday, July 13.

Duri...

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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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Public Works/Road Work

News Flash

Posted on: June 9, 2020

Willard Beach opens June 10; other programs begin

Willard Beach

City will hold Movies in the Park in July, August.

The city’s Recreation Department will open the vehicle gate to Willard Beach on Wednesday, and is preparing Bailey Park for summer programming. We also will show two Movies in the Park.

Check out the details:

  • Willard Beach – Opening to v...
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Recreation

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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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