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Posted on: April 24, 2019

La recolección de residuos de jardín comienza el lunes

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La limpieza de las ramas de árboles caídas por los fuertes vientos recientes está a punto de ser más fácil: la recolección de residuos de jardín comienza la semana pró...

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Posted on: March 23, 2019

Curbside yard waste begins on Monday

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Cleaning up fallen tree limbs from recent high winds is about to become easier – curbside yard waste pickup begins this coming week – the week of March 25.

Yard waste pickup will continue through Nov. 29 this year. City neighbors may place yard waste items...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Clean Water Partner calendars now available; event dates set

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Ready for the new year, the free 2019 wall calendar featuring Calhoun County Kalamazoo River Watershed images from local photographers is available at locations throughout the region.

The calendar is created by the Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners. S...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

No injuries in vacant structure fire

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Incident number: 2019 - 06868Type of emergency: Structure FireIncident date: November 14, 2019Alarm time: 8:27 p.m.Address/location: 105 Frisbie Avenue 

Occupied: Vacant structureOwner: Unknown 

Probable cause (if known): Under investigati...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

No injuries Monday in garage fire

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Incident number: 2019 - 6808 Type of emergency: Garage Fire Incident date: November 11, 2019 Alarm time: 7:45 PM Address/location: 28 Sylvan 

Occupied? Yes Owner: Unknown 

Probable cause (if known): Space Heater Structure type: Detached Ga...

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Fire
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Fire Department receives grant for extrication equipment

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The Battle Creek Fire Department will test extrication equipment that they will soon purchase with the help of a federal grant.

This is the second year in a row the BCFD has benefited from the FEMA Firefighters Equipment Grant; staff are just completing th...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Behnke chosen as mayor, Sofia as vice mayor for 2019-20

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Mark Behnke will serve as mayor for the City of Battle Creek for the coming year, and Sherry Sofia as vice mayor.

The two will serve their second one-year terms in a row, after the City Commission chose them with a unanimous, 8-0 vote during its annual org...

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General News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Commission approves ballot question to directly elect mayor

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By a vote of 7-2 tonight, the City Commission approved language that would allow registered voters in Battle Creek to weigh in on direct election of the mayor as a separate office.

Vice Mayor Sherry Sofia and Commissioner Jim Lance voted no on the proposal...

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General News
Posted on: October 28, 2019

City Charter memo from Commissioner Flores

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As part of the discussion on potential changes to Battle Creek's city charter, Commissioner Kate Flores prepared a memo looking at whether the commission historically has represented the community.

With the help of city staff, Flores considered 20 years of...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

W.K. Kellogg Airport celebrates 95th birthday

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The city’s W.K. Kellogg Airport celebrated its 95th birthday this week, on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

On that date in 1924, the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce signed a five-year lease of a farm, with an option to purchase, for an aviation field. F...

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General News
Posted on: August 6, 2019

City will undergo first zoning ordinance rewrite in 35 years

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Aug. 6, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Planning Division, 269-966-3320

City will undergo first zoning ordinance rewrite in 35 years

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The city’s Planning team will lead an update of our law tha...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Open house Dec. 3 on Roosevelt bike lane project

Roosevelt 4 to 3 lane conversion project in 2020

The city will hold a public open house about a bike lane project on a section of Roosevelt Avenue East planned for next summer.

The project adds bike lanes, and removes one vehicle lane, from Roosevelt between Garrison Avenue and Goodale Avenue East, near ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Transit service changes meet rider requests

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Improved service on 4S bus route; new fare range for BCGo premium service.

The Battle Creek Transit team is excited to announce two service changes that will meet requests from our riders.

The first is on the 4S SW Capital bus route, which was split and detoured in October during the closure of the Capital Avenue SW brid...

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