Posted on: November 15, 2017

City extends curbside yard waste pickup through Dec. 8

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City neighbors get an extra week to get leaves and other yard waste to the curbside for pickup by Waste Management, as city staff have extended this year’s pickup through Friday, Dec. 8.

Staff made the decision based on the warm weather into this...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Yard waste starts March 27 for 2017

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At least on the calendar, spring has returned to Battle Creek, and curbside yard waste pickup along with it – this service begins again the week of March 27.

Yard waste pickup will continue through Dec. 1 this year. City residents may place yard ...

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Yard waste and recycling information Environment

Posted on: November 17, 2017

City offices closed several days for Thanksgiving, employee meeting


The city’s administrative offices will be closed next week on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Battle Creek Transit bus and van services will be canceled. Waste Management, the city...

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General News
Posted on: November 15, 2017

2017-2020 City Commission sworn in; Behnke named mayor

Mark Behnke

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

Behnke was chosen by a 5-4 vote, and Walters by a 6-3 vote of the City Commission during its annual organizational meeting Tuesday tonight.


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General News
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Inspection requests on new timetable, starting Nov. 13


Based on feedback the city has received regarding the process of requesting inspections, a policy change will begin on Monday, Nov. 13.

Requests for next-day city inspections must be received by 12 p.m. (noon) the day prior to the requested inspection date...

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Inspections Division General News

Posted on: November 13, 2017

Periodic Jackson St lane closure for sanitary sewer work


Upgrades to a 48-inch sanitary sewer interceptor pipe will require the periodic closure of a section of Jackson Street for the next three to four weeks.

The city’s contractor will install a new lining in the interceptor, from Bedford Road to Stri...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Update: New city trees all have locations

Quaker Park

The City of Battle Creek received a Consumers Energy grant to plant new trees, and staff now have locations for planting.

The grant – for $1,500 – will fund the planting of five Callery pear trees. In addition, the city has a rehabilitation contract to pla...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: April 12, 2017

City street treatments approved for 2017

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The City Commission Tuesday night approved the street treatment program for 2017, comprised of a variety of work.

This work will take place between now and approximately November. All work is weather dependent.

As work begins in specific areas, the city wil...

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2017 list of street treatments Public Works/Road Work

Posted on: October 13, 2017

Temporary Tele-Transit changes due to driver shortage

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Reduced number of vans will be in service until after Thanksgiving, training of new drivers.

Battle Creek Transit has fewer Tele-Transit vans on the road, due to a coach operator shortage – but the change is temporary.

The service already is down one van, and a second will stop most of its service as of Monday, Oct. 16. Transit has been ...

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