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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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Live Christmas tree pickup at the curb starts Dec. 26

Fresh Christmas trees

Residents can enjoy their fresh Christmas trees throughout January, with curbside pickup by Waste Management planned through Friday, Feb. 3.

Waste Management will begin fresh tree pickup at the curb on Monday, Dec. 26. Crews will pick up the trees on resid...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Residents reminded of mattress disposal rules

Waste Management tag

Due to ongoing concerns about bed bugs and general sanitation, Waste Management is strictly enforcing the requirement that mattresses be securely wrapped before they’re set out at the curb for disposal.

Mattresses must be completely wrapped in plasti...

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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

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

BCPD Chief makes statement on dog treatment concerns

Battle Creek Police Department patch

In light of continued comments and concerns regarding the Battle Creek Police Department’s treatment of dogs during calls at area residences, Chief Jim Blocker has issued the following statement:

“On Dec. 19, a federal appellate panel of th...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Police seek information on missing BC man

Missing person Robert Barroso

Police are seeking information that may help them locate 28-year-old Robert Jason Barroso of Battle Creek, after finding his vehicle on Monday.

Barroso is a white male, 5’10” and 145 pounds, with shoulder-length brown hair and brown eye...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

City offers pet care reminders from animal ordinance


Especially as winter settles on the city, officials want to remind residents of a few provisions from our ordinance pertaining to animals.

The entire ordinance can be found on our website, Navigate to the I Want To… tab, t...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

City seeks input on possible community cats

Outdoor cats

Based on feedback and suggestions the city has received, staff are seeking public input on the possibility of a community cats program.

Such a program could designate a person or group to collect these ownerless, outdoor cats for spaying and neutering, the...

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Community Cats survey
Posted on: January 18, 2017

Mayor Walters to give State of the City address Jan. 24

State of the City 2017 logo

In what will now be an annual event, Mayor Dave Walters will give a State of the City address at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

The Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce will host the event, which is free and open the public, at the Kool Family Community C...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Fire Station 1 closing to 24/7 call response Jan. 9

Fire Station 1 and trucks

As the city’s Fire Department works through the challenge of maintaining its vehicles, it will close Station 1 to 24/7 call coverage starting at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9.

The station has housed fire fighters since June of 2014. Before that time, it was ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

City seeks volunteers to share expertise on boards

City of Battle Creek logo

As we prepare to ring in the new year, the City of Battle Creek is seeking volunteers to share their expertise and interests by serving on one of our boards or commissions.

It is through the work of our dedicated citizens who choose to serve in this way th...

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Boards, Committees & Councils
Posted on: February 10, 2016

Emergency needs resource card now available

Crisis resources card image

A business-card-sized list of community resources is now available at various locations in Battle Creek. The city and Battle Creek and Calhoun County Homeless Coalition encourage residents to hand them out to those who might need help with shelter, food a...Learn More

Posted on: January 27, 2016

City second in Michigan to implement priority based budgeting

Center for Priority Based Budgeting logo

The City of the Battle Creek is the second Michigan community to take on an entirely new way of budgeting, with the help of a Denver-based firm dedicated to helping local governments address their fiscal health and long-term wellness.

Through priority ...Learn More

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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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