News Flash

Posted on: May 15, 2018

Water blocking Linear Path locations, over some roads


After the heavy rain again last night, we're seeing water over sections of the Linear Park path and a couple of city roads.

Please use caution in these areas and, in particular, slow down for water over the road.

Barricades are blocking the Linear ...

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General News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Keeping You Informed town hall on school safety on May 22

YAB 2018

The city’s Youth Advisory Board this year will co-host Commissioner Lynn Ward Gray’s Keeping You Informed Town Hall – this year about school safety.

The event is set for 7:00 p.m. next Tuesday, May 22, in the third-floor commi...

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General News
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Hen licenses become available May 14

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A limited number of hen licenses will become available in the city on Monday, May 14.

The City Commission on May 1 adopted a revision to the city’s animal ordinance, addressing the keeping of urban livestock on residential properties. At this tim...

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City Planning & Zoning General News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Community encouraged to participate in Bike Month

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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 – as well as celebrate the city’s silver status as a Bicycle Frie...

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General News
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Updated urban ag ordinance draft now available for comment

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An updated draft of an urban agriculture ordinance – focusing on allowing residential hens – is on the table and available for public review.

The original draft of this ordinance was presented to the City Commission last spring, after a...

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Direct link to draft urban ag ordinance General News
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Committee seeks public comment on city charter issues

Blue Ribbon Committee 2018

The 18-person committee tasked with considering potential changes to the city charter wants to hear from the community.

The committee, established and appointed by the City Commission, will consider potential changes to the selection of mayor and vice mayo...

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Blue Ribbon City Charter Survey General News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Battle Creek named a 2018 finalist for All-America City Award

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The National Civic League is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 All-America City Award – including Battle Creek.

These finalists represent the diversity of American communities, from the largest cities to the smallest towns, across the country. F...

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Battle Creek All-America City application General News
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Mattress bags again available; automated recycling truck in the city

Mattress and truck news

In solid waste news, the city again has plastic bags available for wrapping mattresses, and Waste Management now has an automated truck picking up recycling in the city.

Mattress bags

Waste Management has supplied the city with large plastic bags, so that t...

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General News
Posted on: March 6, 2018

City certified as Redevelopment Ready Community


For establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment, and further build on municipality assets, the City of Battle Creek has been awarded Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced M...

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General News
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Weekly time open to talk business development with city staff

Business Briefings

As part of the city’s efforts to contribute to a business-friendly community, staff are hosting free business development meetings with anyone who has an idea to explore.

City neighbors, new or established business owners, developers, and investo...

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General News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

City taking medical marihuana facility apps starting Feb. 20

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Starting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, the City of Battle Creek will begin accepting applications for medical marihuana facility permits.

The City Commission on Tuesday approved the new ordinances and fees to allow the five facility types – growing, proce...

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