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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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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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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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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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