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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Get email and text notifications from the City of Battle Creek - water notices, news, garbage delays, and more!

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

State Real ID deadline extended to May 3, 2023

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A Real ID - a state ID or driver's license with the gold start - will be required to fly within the United States and enter some federal facilities starting May 3, 2023. Learn more about this from the State of Michigan.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

City COVID Information

Prevention Protects Everyone

The city is part of a county-wide COVID-19 response. Learn more at the link, including information in Burmese, Spanish, and American Sign Language.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Trash Hauler Updates

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The city’s current contract for trash, recycling, bulk, and yard waste curbside pickup is due to expire at the end of March 2021.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Snowtifications

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This winter, we’re bringing you snow operations tips and updates. Follow along with us on Facebook and Nextdoor, and click the link below for FAQs.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Transit Information

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We know the coronavirus pandemic has caused concern, anxiety, and many community changes. The city team is doing all we can to help prevent the spread.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Trash Hauler Updates

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The city’s current contract for trash, recycling, bulk, and yard waste curbside pickup is due to expire at the end of March 2021.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Snowtifications

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This winter, we’re bringing you snow operations tips and updates. Follow along with us on Facebook and Nextdoor, and click the link below for FAQs.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Transit Information

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We know the coronavirus pandemic has caused concern, anxiety, and many community changes. The city team is doing all we can to help prevent the spread.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Use Citizen Request Tracker to notify us about a general concern, comment, or compliment. Visitors can also log in to check on the progress of existing requests.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Two minor injuries in Brook St. fire

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Incident number: 04485Type of emergency: Structure fireIncident date: 7/28/21Incident time: 09:25 amAddress/location: 155 Brook St. 

Occupied? YesOwner: Transcontinental Michigan, Inc. 

Probable cause, if known: Machine malfunctionStructur...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Last day to pay city property taxes 8/20/21

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For more information contact: 311 Information Center at 269-966-3311

Last day to pay city property taxes 

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Friday, August 20, is the last day to pay city property taxes. City Hall will remain open until 5 p.m. that da...

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General News
Posted on: July 22, 2021

City summer camp, Full Blast reopening July 24, 26

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After cleaning and sanitizing our Full Blast Recreation Center today, we will reopen the facility - including fitness center and rentals - for regular hours tomorrow - Saturday, July 24. Full Blast is open 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday/Sunday, and 7 a.m.-7 p.m....
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Posted on: July 9, 2021

City buildings reopen to public visits July 12

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City of Battle Creek buildings will reopen to public visits on Monday, July 12, after months closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Generally, buildings will be open limited hours to start: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.-noon Friday.&n...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Bird electric scooters land in Battle Creek

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As Battle Creek Transit recently celebrated Clean Commute Week, the city welcomes a new way to travel the city – shared electric scooters from Bird, a leader in environmentally-friendly, shared, electric transportation. 

At no cost to th...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Police identify body found in Kalamazoo River

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This past Sunday, July 25, Battle Creek Police, Battle Creek Fire, and other emergency first responders worked to recover a body from the Kalamazoo River off Riverside Drive.

 Police have identified the man as 63-year-old Luis Romero-Jimenez. It a...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Police seeking charges for Arbors shooting suspect

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Police are seeking charges of open murder against the person they arrested yesterday, in connection with a shooting outside the Arbors apartments yesterday morning.

That person will be arraigned tomorrow, so we will not release their name today. 

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

One man dead, one person arrested after Arbors shooting

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Police have confirmed that 27-year-old Andre Watson of Battle Creek died after a shooting at the Arbors apartments this morning. 

A 29-year-old Battle Creek woman was shot during the incident, and was treated at and released from Bronson Methodist...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

See something? Say something to BCPD.

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The Battle Creek Police Department wants you to know that officers are ready to respond when you see something that looks out of the ordinary or suspicious. Community members who are informed and alert play a critical role in helping law enforcement agenc...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Request a BCPD patch

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We often receive requests from individuals who would like a patch from the Battle Creek Police Department. If you would like to request our patch, please send $2 -- cash or money order -- to the BCPD, 34 N. Division St., Battle Creek, MI 49014. Please inc...

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News Flash

Posted on: July 30, 2021

Mill/pave starts today

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City contractors started milling and paving work on two city streets today – Friday, July 30.  

 

The following streets will be milled starting Wednesday, with work taking place from approximately 7 a.m....

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Sewer work on Morgan starts July 26; tree removal on Capital SW starts July 28

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The Department of Public Works has projects planned on Morgan Avenue and Capital Avenue SW this week that will affect traffic.

  • West Morgan Avenue – Closed to through traffic 7 a.m. Monday, July 26 until 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, between North Ceda...
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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Street crack filling program starts July 22

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City contractors will start this year’s street crack fill program today, mainly in the far corners of the city limits. 

Crack filling is one of our street programs that prevents the cracks from widening and spreading, keeping water out a...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Mill/pave work starts on Ritchie, 5th Ave today

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The city’s contractor started milling and paving work on two city streets today – Wednesday, July 21. 

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

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Hamblin, Michigan Ave bridges to close for rehab

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Two bridge rehabilitation projects start tomorrow – Wednesday, July 14 – bringing detours for through traffic on Hamblin and Michigan avenues. 

  • Hamblin Avenue, over the Kalamazoo River – detours will begin at Kendall ...
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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Wentworth Ave construction project starts July 12

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A reconstruction project on Wentworth Avenue will close the street to through traffic from Circle Drive to Foster Avenue.

Work begins Monday, July 12, and will continue through November. That includes water main and sanitary sewer replacements, road resurf...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

City releases 2020 water quality report

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The city’s annual water quality report – using data collected in 2020 – is now available for viewing.

The report is available on the city’s website, battlecreekmi.gov/2020waterqualityreport. From the home page, also navigate to it from the I Want To... tab...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Emmett Street bridge work creates traffic shift starting Wednesday

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June 1, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Emmett Street bridge work creates traffic shift starting Wednesday

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Beginning tomorrow morning, Wednesday, June 2, city contract...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

2021 City Road Construction Projects

Road work ahead

March 30, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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

2021 City Road Construction Projects 

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The city’s engineering team is announcing the 20...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

2W Columbia/Territorial bus to detour for several months

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Detour is due to water system and road work coming up.

Starting Friday, the 2W Columbia/Territorial bus will start a major detour because of this season’s water system improvement and road pavement projects on Columbia Avenue.

The Battle Creek Transit team expects the detour to be in place through Ju...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Local agencies launch local transit pilot

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Over the next year, riders can travel anywhere in Calhoun County.

For the next year, neighbors can take public transportation across Calhoun County, with as little as 30 minutes notice, as part of a collaborative new pilot program.

Battle Creek Transit will launch the program on Monday, March 8, under the BCGo name.

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News Flash

Posted on: March 22, 2021

Countywide public transit pilot

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Starting March 8, 2021, neighbors could travel across Calhoun County in a year-long, public transportation pilot program. You will use the BCGo Calhoun County smartphone app to book a ride with as little as 30 minutes notice; you can also call for a ride....

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