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: August 15, 2016

Child Safety of America Partnership Termination


The Battle Creek Police Department is no longer partnering with Child Safety of America. We realized that we have a very supportive community and we would like to reach out to you directly.

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Community needs public hearing on Dec. 6

Community Development Fact Sheet 2016

A public hearing on the city’s housing and community development needs will take place at the Tuesday, Dec. 6 City Commission meeting.

The regular meeting begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 10 N. Division St.

The public is invited to attend and comment on...

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2016 Community Development Fact Sheet
Posted on: November 29, 2016

Fire Department to collect toys for The Salvation Army

Fire Station 1

The Battle Creek Fire Department is once again working with The Salvation Army to collect new, unwrapped toys to help local children have a merry Christmas.

Six of the city’s fire stations will open their doors to the public to collect toy donati...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

City, Victory Life support families with After-Fire Packs

After-Fire Packs

The Battle Creek Fire Department and Victory Life Church have rekindled a collaboration to provide After-Fire Packs to residents who need support immediately after a fire.

The packs provide a one-night stay at one of several area hotels, a restaurant g...Learn More

Posted on: November 16, 2016

Dave Walters chosen as mayor for coming year

City Commission

Dave Walters will serve as mayor for the City of Battle Creek for the coming year, and Susan Baldwin as vice mayor.

The two will serve their second one-year terms in a row, after they were chosen by a unanimous vote of the City Commission during its an...Learn More

City Commission contact information
Posted on: November 15, 2016

City traffic camera views available online

Traffic camera map and view

Get a real-time look at traffic and weather conditions across the city with a view of our traffic cameras online.

Only available before in our Department of Public Works traffic control center, views from a select number of intersections are available ...Learn More

Trafficland site for Battle Creek
Posted on: October 26, 2016

Lead Task Force releases action plan to help local children

Lead awareness event flyer

The Calhoun County Lead Poisoning Prevention Task Force today released a report about the dangers of lead-based paint, especially for children, and an action plan for addressing this issue.

Public health providers and government officials from across t...Learn More

Get the Lead Out: Calhoun County Lead Report
Posted on: October 18, 2016

City debuts new promotional video of W.K. Kellogg Airport

WK Kellogg Airport

Why Battle Creek? We have great airport infrastructure, resources and partnerships surrounding our W.K. Kellogg Airport.

The city is excited to announce and share a new video promoting economic development in the city, particularly related to the W.K. ...Learn More

See the video: Why Battle Creek
Posted on: October 13, 2016

Train horns to stop at closed railroad crossings

Train whistle alert sign

Those who live and work in the area of the former railroad crossings at Division and Fountain streets now will get an idea of what the downtown area will sound like once the city’s quiet zone is established.

On Wednesday railroad officials removed sign...Learn More

Railroad Quiet Zone...
Posted on: September 22, 2016

Quiet zone work begins at railroad crossings

McCamly Street railroad crossing medians

Detours will be in place at various railroad crossings throughout the fall as new safety measurements are added and the city’s quiet zone nears completion.

Starting on Monday, Sept. 26, Main Street between Yuba Street and Dickman Road will be closed as...Learn More

Posted on: September 9, 2016

City now offers online job applications

New job opportunities on website

The City of Battle Creek is excited to announce that candidates for city jobs now can apply online!

CivicHR, a Human Resources software package, is now integrated right into our website, Navigate to the same place – under the I W...Learn More

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Activities begin on city-owned Metcalf Lake property

Metcalf Lake city-owned property

Forest management has begun as part of the overall management of a 160-acre property on Metcalf Lake in Barry County.

The parcel of land, donated to the city by David Bailey in 1999, sits at North Avenue and Baseline Road, at the Barry/Calhoun County l...Learn More

Posted on: April 19, 2016

City debuts new mobile app

Android app screenshot

The city is excited to offer a free mobile app to Apple and Android device users, offering connections to our residents and visitors through our meeting agendas, alerts, news and much, much more!

The app accompanies the city’s newly-designed and more c...Learn More

Posted on: April 1, 2016

City receives visual budget representation

Priority based budgeting quartile map

The City of Battle Creek now has a visual representation of its 2015-2016 budget in the form of a Resource Alignment Diagnostic Tool created with the help of the Denver-based Center for Priority Based Budgeting.

The city began the transition about a ye...Learn More

Priority Based Budgeting...
Posted on: March 11, 2016

City employees to participate in customer service training

Walt Disney quote

City of Battle Creek employees will be learning to try and make customers' dreams come true and develop values like mutual trust and respect through Disney Way training.

The customer-centric training is set to begin this August, and all city employees...Learn More

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: January 8, 2016

City to offer same-day trade permits

City of Battle Creek logo

Residents installing new water heaters or updating their plumbing can expect to receive their city trade permits the same day.

With a few exceptions, the Inspections Division began this week issuing the following permits the same day applications are ...Learn More

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Parks & Rec seeking basketball referees

Youth basketball program

Youth programs has games scheduled Dec. 10 to Feb. 11.

The Parks & Recreation Department is seeking basketball referees for the upcoming youth basketball program.

Grades 3 to 6 play in this program, with games taking place on Saturdays, Dec. 10 to Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lakeview Middle Schoo...Learn More

Posted on: June 1, 2016

City releases 2015 Water Quality Report

Battle Creek water tower

The city’s annual water quality report – using data collected in 2015 – is now available for viewing.

The report is available at or on the city’s website, On our website, navigat...Learn More

Current/previous Water Quality Reports...
Posted on: March 9, 2016

City on schedule with meter read device installation

Battle Creek water tower

The city’s Water Division has replaced about 40 percent of water meter data transmitting devices with new Neptune R900 transmitting devices, as part of the ongoing effort to improve customer service and staff efficiency.

Crews are halfway through a tw...Learn More

FAQs and other information...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Changes to Main-Post bus route start Monday

Main-Post bus route detour

Customer and driver safety prompt a detour, change in stops.

In Battle Creek Transit’s ongoing efforts to ensure customer, driver and equipment safety, a detour will begin Monday, April 11 on the Main-Post bus route.

Due to challenging pavement conditions, the bus no longer will stop in the Main Street Market pa...Learn More

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