News Flash

Posted on: April 19, 2018

Electronics, Styrofoam collection set for Aug. 25

March 2018 bill insert

Recently, our neighbors received a water bill insert full of the city’s upcoming environmental event and recycling collection dates – but we made a mistake.

The late-summer electronics and Styrofoam collection is set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. o...

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Environment
Posted on: April 10, 2018

City holds annual online rain barrel sale

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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 ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Yard waste collection starts March 26 for 2018

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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 26.

Yard waste pickup will continue through Nov. 30 this year. City neighbors may place yard...

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Environment

News Flash

Posted on: June 19, 2018

City Clerk seeks election workers for August, November

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The next 2018 elections are around the corner, and the City Clerk’s Office seeks neighbors from the community to help work at the city’s 23 precincts for the Aug. 7 primary and Nov. 6 general elections.

Positions available are precinct ...

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Direct link to application General News
Posted on: June 16, 2018

City drinking water advisory LIFTED at 3 p.m. June 16, 2018

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June 16, 2018

Important information about your drinking water

**Drinking water advisory LIFTED at 3 p.m. June 16, 2018**

 

Following receipt of manganese test results of 52 water samples across the City of Battle Creek’s water system,&n...

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General News
Posted on: June 16, 2018

Update: Anyone with significant liver disease may wish to avoid tap water

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Since making initial recommendations on manganese in drinking water in Battle Creek, medical toxicologists at the State of Michigan Poison Control Center have reviewed additional studies.

It is still recommended that infants less than 12 months of age use ...

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Initial manganese in water health advisory General News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

City taking water samples today to test for manganese

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City staff will collect 50 water samples across the drinking water system today, and hand deliver them to an environmental testing laboratory in Holland.

The state Department of Environmental Quality provided a list of addresses meant to be representative ...

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Map of sample areas for manganese testing General News
Posted on: June 14, 2018

City encourages families with infants under 12 months to use bottled water

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June 14, 2018

Important information about your drinking water*Use bottled water for infants*

City water samples found to have elevated levels of manganese

The City of Battle Creek has found levels of manganese in the drinking water higher than the U.S. Envir...

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General News
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Hen licenses become available May 14

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A limited number of hen licenses will become available in the city on Monday, May 14.

The City Commission on May 1 adopted a revision to the city’s animal ordinance, addressing the keeping of urban livestock on residential properties. At this tim...

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City Planning & Zoning General News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Battle Creek named a 2018 finalist for All-America City Award

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The National Civic League is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 All-America City Award – including Battle Creek.

These finalists represent the diversity of American communities, from the largest cities to the smallest towns, across the country. F...

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Battle Creek All-America City application General News
Posted on: March 6, 2018

City certified as Redevelopment Ready Community

RRC

For establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment, and further build on municipality assets, the City of Battle Creek has been awarded Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced M...

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General News
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Weekly time open to talk business development with city staff

Business Briefings

As part of the city’s efforts to contribute to a business-friendly community, staff are hosting free business development meetings with anyone who has an idea to explore.

City neighbors, new or established business owners, developers, and investo...

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General News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

City taking medical marihuana facility apps starting Feb. 20

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Starting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, the City of Battle Creek will begin accepting applications for medical marihuana facility permits.

The City Commission on Tuesday approved the new ordinances and fees to allow the five facility types – growing, proce...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 13, 2018

Community invited to Flash Flood Water Park opening weekend

Flash Flood water park

Neighbors, visitors also asked for input on indoor play feature.

There’s still snow in the forecast in Michigan, but we’re thinking ahead to summer with the announcement of Flash Flood Water Park’s opening on Memorial Day weekend – and we’re looking for your feedback on...

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Indoor pool area survey Parks & Recreation

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Police

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Police promote security after series of break-ins

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Attention Battle Creek residents. There have been several incidents over the past week involving homes being broken in to. So far the incidents have been focused to the south side of town in the corridor from Columbia Ave. to I-94, and Goguac Lake to Rive...

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BCPD Crime Prevention Police

News Flash

Posted on: June 12, 2018

Road closure on Lafayette Street this Friday

Road work ahead

June 12, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

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

Road closure on Lafayette Street this Friday

 

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – On Friday, June 15, crews will begin widening Lafay...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Chip seal treatment begins next week

Road work ahead

June 7, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Engineering Division, 269-966-3343

Chip seal treatment begins next week

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The first group of city streets are scheduled for surface improvements, starting Monday, June 11.

The...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Replacement Project at the Capital Avenue/Jackson Street Intersection

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June 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact Darren Campbell, Civil Engineer II, (269) 966-3343

Traffic Signal Replacement Project at the Capital Avenue/Jackson Street Intersection

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - On Monday, June 4, J. Ranck Electric...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: May 25, 2018

Annual hydrant flushing starts Monday night, May 28

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City Water crews will begin the annual fire hydrant flushing program Monday night, May 28.

The program is expected to finish the week of July 4. Crews will flush hydrants Sunday through Thursday, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. They follow this schedule to minimize the ...

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Hydrant Flushing Program Public Works/Road Work

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