Posted on: May 25, 2017

City, local schools celebrate Public Works Week with plow blade paintings


In celebration of National Public Works Week, city staff are excited to announce an art project with five of our elementary schools.

Art teachers and their students are in the process of painting city snow plow blades. City Fleet staff cleaned and primed t...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

City offices closed on Memorial Day

memorial day

The city’s administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.

Battle Creek Transit bus and van services will not run on Memorial Day, resuming regular schedules on Tuesday, May 30.

Please note that Waste Management...

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Posted on: May 14, 2017

Fire Station 3 temporarily closed due to asbestos

Fire Station 3

Fire Station 3 is temporarily closed, due to asbestos exposure during installation of a new heating and cooling system.

Station 3, at 222 Cliff St., was built in 1902, one of the city’s historic stations.

The system installers and crew working at Stat...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

City taking input on proposed planning/zoning ordinance revisions

State St rain garden

The city’s Planning Division is seeking public input on a package of proposed ordinance revisions, which address off-street parking, landscaping, and fencing.

The ordinances are scheduled to be introduced at the City Commission meeting next Tuesday, ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Commission to consider moving city election from odd to even years

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Neighbors in Battle Creek are invited to comment on the idea of moving City Commission elections from odd to even years, placing them on the future ballots at the same time as state, congressional, and presidential candidates.


This move, discussed du...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Community encouraged to participate in Bike Month


May is National Bike Month and the city’s Bicycle Advisory Committee wants to share a calendar full of events to promote and encourage biking in May and beyond.

The activities welcome everyone — all bicycle types, all skill levels and all a...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

City begins Welcoming America activities

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One year into the city’s membership with Welcoming America, a movement of inclusive communities, initial activities are taking shape.

The organization creates “a nation of neighbors” – a network of communities that are c...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Minor Home Repair Program to focus on roofs

minor home repair

Have a leaky roof? Are shingles falling off or deteriorating? The city’s Community Development Division will help at least 15 homeowners replace their roofs this spring.

Staff is focusing the Minor Home Repair Program on roofs, an important aspect of...

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Minor Home Repair Program