Posted on: June 5, 2017

City to hold two scrap tire collections in June

recycling tires

City officials are pleased to announce two free scrap tire collections happening this month.

A Michigan Department of Environmental Quality grant has made it possible for the city to provide the collections.

The collections will take place from 5-7 p.m. at ...

Learn More

Posted on: May 23, 2017

Waste Management launches new, city-focused webpage

WM webpage

City officials are excited to announce a new webpage launched by Waste Management – our trash, recycling, and yard waste hauler.

All of the information is specific to the services offered to city customers, and gives a full overview of each. City...

Learn More

Waste Management Battle Creek webpage
Posted on: March 21, 2017

Yard waste starts March 27 for 2017

yard waste

At least on the calendar, spring has returned to Battle Creek, and curbside yard waste pickup along with it – this service begins again the week of March 27.

Yard waste pickup will continue through Dec. 1 this year. City residents may place yard ...

Learn More

Yard waste and recycling information
Posted on: December 28, 2016

Clean Water Partners 2017 calendar now available

2017 Clean Water Partners calendar cover

Ready for the new year, the free 2017 wall calendar featuring Kalamazoo River Watershed images from local photographers is now available at locations throughout the region.

The calendar is created by the Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners. Some of the ...

Learn More

Get the calendar as a PDF!
Posted on: June 30, 2016

Yearlong photo contest captures river's beauty

Clean Water Partners calendar page

Get your cameras ready and head out to the Kalamazoo River Watershed!

Tomorrow begins the yearlong Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners photo contest to showcase the seasonal beauty of the Kalamazoo River and St. Joseph River and their tributaries wi...Learn More

Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners...

Posted on: June 16, 2017

Second phase of BCPD construction starts next week

BCPD phase 2

Phase II construction of the new Battle Creek Police Department building will change traffic flows around the Division Street site, starting next week and lasting about four weeks.

  • Starting Wednesday, June 21: Entry to and exit from the Calhoun County Just...
Learn More

Posted on: May 22, 2017

Police investigating weekend death outside warehouse

BCPD_Patch-

Battle Creek Police are investigating – and seeking information on – the death of a 57-year-old man on Saturday.

Police responded at 3 p.m. Saturday to the bottom of the loading dock of the Behnke warehouse between Union and Nevada stre...

Learn More

Posted on: May 4, 2017

New Police Department building construction set to start May 17

BCPD new rendering

Battle Creek Police Department officials are excited to announce that construction of the new BCPD building will begin next Wednesday, May 17.

Officials thank the community and the City Commission for their input and support of this project. The commission...

Learn More

Police Station Update web page

Posted on: June 23, 2017

Fair housing work continues with community conversations

Numbered streets neighborhood

Following up on the results of fair housing testing of local real estate agents, the city’s Human Relations Board will host a community conversation on Tuesday, June 27.

“Breaking the Silence: Creating an Equitable Path to Homeownership...

Learn More

City's fair housing webpage
Posted on: June 22, 2017

Road closures set for 2017 Balloon Festival

Balloon Fest 2016

Road closures and detours are set – with many signs posted and ready – for traffic direction during this year’s Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival.

The festival takes place at the W.K. Kellogg Airport from Thursday,...

Learn More

Posted on: June 15, 2017

Building assessment coming after damage to City Hall

City Hall NE corner

The more than 100-year-old City Hall building, 10 N. Division St., will be assessed in the next week, after a piece of the building façade broke away on Wednesday during repair work.

A crew from Building Restoration Inc. of Kalamazoo, which spec...

Learn More

Posted on: June 12, 2017

Land Bank receives grant for blight redevelopment in Battle Creek, Albion

The former Washington School, recently purchased for use in a foreign exchange student program.

The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority and its coalition partners, the cities of Albion and Battle Creek, have received a $600,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The money will be used to fund ...

Learn More

Posted on: June 2, 2017

City Commission petition packets available on June 5

voting machines

Those interested in running for a position on the City Commission in this year’s Nov. 7 election may begin collecting petition signatures on Monday, June 5.

All nine seats on the commission are available this year.

Potential candidates should note...

Learn More

Posted on: June 1, 2017

City partners with ePaint to provide free painting kits

ePaint cans

The city’s Code Compliance Division is working with ePaint Recycling to offer city neighbors free painting kits for their home projects.

ePaint, on West Michigan Avenue, collects unused paint, sorts it by color, and remixes it to create new cans ...

Learn More

Paint program information & application
Posted on: May 25, 2017

City, local schools celebrate Public Works Week with plow blade paintings

IMG_20170522_163526

In celebration of National Public Works Week, city staff are excited to announce an art project with five of our elementary schools.

Art teachers and their students are in the process of painting city snow plow blades. City Fleet staff cleaned and primed t...

Learn More

Vote for your favorite plow blade art piece!
Posted on: May 11, 2017

City taking input on proposed planning/zoning ordinance revisions

State St rain garden

The city’s Planning Division is seeking public input on a package of proposed ordinance revisions, which address off-street parking, landscaping, and fencing.

The ordinances are scheduled to be introduced at the City Commission meeting next Tuesd...

Learn More

Posted on: April 11, 2017

Minor Home Repair Program to focus on roofs

minor home repair

Have a leaky roof? Are shingles falling off or deteriorating? The city’s Community Development Division will help at least 15 homeowners replace their roofs this spring.

Staff is focusing the Minor Home Repair Program on roofs, an important aspec...

Learn More

Minor Home Repair Program

Posted on: June 6, 2017

Movies in the Park begin this weekend

Movies in the Park

Family movies will be shown at Mill Race Park in June, July, and August.

This year’s Parks & Recreation series begins this Saturday, June 10, with Moana. Join us after the annual Cereal Festival with activities at the park – corner of West Michigan Avenue and Capital Avenue SW – beginning at a...

Learn More

Posted on: May 31, 2017

Parks & Rec receives $25,000 nutrition grant

Kidventure Summer Camp

Funds will help provide food, nutrition education to Kidventure Summer Camp kids.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department has received a $25,000 grant to support nutrition for area youth during the upcoming Kidventure Summer Camp.

The grant is part of $1.5 million the National Recreation and Park Association received from t...

Learn More


Posted on: June 21, 2017

Chip seal treatment starts Thursday on variety of streets

Road work ahead

The next group of city streets are scheduled for surface improvements, starting Thursday, June 22.

The following streets will be chip sealed, with work taking place from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Work is expected to finish by June 30, weather permitti...

Learn More

Interactive work map
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Chip seal treatment starts Wednesday on variety of streets

Road work ahead

The next group of city streets are scheduled for surface improvements, starting Wednesday, June 21.

The following streets will be chip sealed, with work taking place from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Work is expected to finish by June 27, weather permitt...

Learn More

Posted on: June 7, 2017

City releases latest Water Quality Report

2016 Water Quality Report cover

The city’s annual water quality report – using data collected in 2016 – is now available for viewing.

The report is available at http://www.gemgrp.com/eReports/BCCCR2016.pdf or on the city’s website, www.bat...

Learn More

City Water Quality Reports
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Annual hydrant flushing program starts Monday night

hydrant

The city’s Water Division will begin the annual hydrant flushing program on Monday night, May 29, finishing around the week of July 4.

Crews will flush fire hydrants Sunday through Thursday, during the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The overnight sch...

Learn More

Updated flushing maps
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Numbered streets water main project starts Tuesday, May 30

WATER WORK

As city crews get back to work on Tuesday, this year’s water main improvement project will begin on the numbered streets.

North 26th Street, from Highland Boulevard to Territorial Road, will be closed to thru traffic starting on Tuesday; crews wi...

Learn More

Posted on: May 26, 2017

Upton Ave railroad bridge work starts May 30

Freight train through ITC

Grand Trunk Western Railroad will being repairs to the Upton Avenue railroad bridge, near Dickman Road, on Tuesday.

The sidewalk on the east side of Upton will be closed during this work, which is expected to last until approximately June 23.

It is possible...

Learn More

Posted on: April 12, 2017

City street treatments approved for 2017

DSC_0096 (1)

The City Commission Tuesday night approved the street treatment program for 2017, comprised of a variety of work.

This work will take place between now and approximately November. All work is weather dependent.

As work begins in specific areas, the city wil...

Learn More

2017 list of street treatments
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Sanitary sewer system inspection begins this week

Sewer work

City contractors have begun work this week to inspect a portion of the sanitary sewer system, part of a 10-year plan to cover the entire system.

The work will continue through the summer and into October. The inspected portions will be cleaned as necessary...

Learn More