Posted on: April 27, 2017

Spring Cleanup set for next week

construction site waste

If you’re still spring cleaning and completing home projects, you can put up to 10 cubic yards of construction waste at the curb next week, for no extra charge, as part of this year’s Spring Cleanup week.

Pickup by Waste Management will be on y...

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City environmental services
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 wast...

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Yard waste and recycling information
Posted on: February 27, 2017

City holds online rain barrel sale

Rain barrels

The City of Battle Creek is, once again, holding an online rain barrel sale, to encourage residents to collect and save valuable water in our community.


According to the Environmental Protection Agency, lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40 perc...

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Order rain barrels here...
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 ...

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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: April 24, 2017

Recovered body believed to be missing Cortez Lewis


The body recovered from the Kalamazoo River early Sunday morning is believed to be that of 31-year-old Cortez Lewis, missing since early March when the vehicle he was driving crashed into the river.

Emergency crews were called to the river at Stringham Roa...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Police seek information on missing man

Lian Thawng

 Battle Creek Police are seeking any information related to a missing 37-year-old man, last seen in the city in 2006.

Lian Kulh Thawng originally is from Myanar (Burma), first moved to Guam, then arrived in the United States in 2001 or 2002.

Thawng was...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

City voters in Pennfield, Climax to move polling locations


City voters who live in the Pennfield and Climax-Scotts school districts are reminded that – for the May 2 election only – they will vote at different polling locations than usual.

Pennfield Charter Township will facilitate that school district...

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City of Battle Creek elections
Posted on: April 26, 2017

City seeks Income Tax Board of Appeals members


The City of Battle Creek is seeking volunteers with tax knowledge to serve on the Income Tax Board of Appeals.

It is through the work of our dedicated citizens who choose to serve in this way that we have citizen representation in the business of city gove...

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Boards, Committees & Councils
Posted on: April 18, 2017

City begins Welcoming America activities

Welcoming America Logo Featured Blog

One year into the city’s membership with Welcoming America, a movement of inclusive communities, initial activities are taking shape.

The organization creates “a nation of neighbors” – a network of communities that are c...

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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 aspect of...

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Minor Home Repair Program
Posted on: April 6, 2017

May 2 next chance for animal ordinance public comment

backyard chickens

The City Commission will proceed with introducing ordinances related to animals during the regular meeting on Tuesday, May 2.

That will include new language allowing small farm animals on residential properties, and a variety of changes and additions to th...

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Animal ordinance information

Posted on: April 6, 2017

Parks & Rec still hiring for summer

Parks and Rec job flyer

Camp counselor, lifeguard and other job openings available.

The Parks & Recreation Department is looking to fill multiple positions, most for the upcoming summer recreation season.

The department is seeking:

  • Summer lifeguards, either first-time or experienced. Must be 16 years old to apply.
  • Summer camp counselors. Mu...
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Employment opportunities
Posted on: December 29, 2016

Lifeguard classes set for 2017

Flash Flood Water Park

Certification lasts two years through the YMCA of the USA.

Those age 16 and older looking for a summer job can sign up now for lifeguard training classes with the city’s Parks & Recreation Department.

Classes include lifeguard training, CPR, first aid, and oxygen administration training. Students will get an...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Full Blast southeast parking lot closed for paving

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City contractors today will begin milling and paving the southeast parking lot at Full Blast, at the corner of Hamblin Avenue and Capital Avenue SW.

The parking lot was closed Thursday evening to accommodate this work. It will reopen once milling is comple...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Milling/paving starts Wednesday on Lakewood, Shadywood


The 2017 milling and paving program begins Wednesday, April 26, with the first group of city streets on the schedule.

The following streets will be milled starting Wednesday, with work taking place from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Paving is expected to ...

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City interactive work map
Posted on: April 24, 2017

'No turn on red' signs coming to North/Emmett


New signs will be installed this Wednesday at the intersection of North Avenue and Emmett Street to indicate “no turn on red.”

The signs, set to direct traffic in all four directions, aim to help improve pedestrian safety at the intersection, n...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

City street treatments approved for 2017

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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...

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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...

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