News Flash

Posted on: April 17, 2020

After COVID-19 delay, curbside yard waste pickup begins

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After a delay due to COVID-19, the city’s curbside yard waste pickup will begin next week – the week of April 20.

Waste Management postponed the typical start of yard waste pickup due to the emergency declarations in Michigan and across...

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Environment

News Flash

Posted on: June 2, 2020

No injuries in Cliff Street kitchen fire

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Incident number: 2 0 2 0 - 0 2 9 0 0 Type of emergency: S t r u c t u r e F i r e Incident date: June 2, 2020 Alarm time: 6:45 p.m. Address/location: 23 Cliff St. 

Occupied? Yes 

Probable cause (if known): Under Investigation Structure typ...

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News Flash

Posted on: June 2, 2020

City Commission candidate packets now available

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Those interested in running for a position on the Battle Creek City Commission in the Nov. 3 election now can begin collecting petition signatures – as of Monday.

All nine seats on the commission are available this year.

At-large and mayoral candi...

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General News
Posted on: April 30, 2020

City discusses budget gaps due to COVID-19

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City leaders will hold a budget workshop with the City Commission on May 7 to discuss a tough budget situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leaders have calculated an estimated $839,178 of expenditures over revenue in the current budget year, and an es...

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City of Battle Creek COVID-19 budget story General News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

la Ciudad permanecerán cerradas en estas días festivos en 2020

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Las oficinas administrativas de la Ciudad permanecerán cerradas en estas días festivos en 2020 –

  • Lunes, 20 de enero -- Día de Martin Luther King
  • Lunes, 17 de febrero -- Día del Presidente
  • Viernes...
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Information in English General News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

City releases list of 2020 holidays

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The city’s administrative offices will be closed on the following days in 2020.

Please watch for reminders on the city’s online calendar, at battlecreekmi.gov, and on social media.

  • Monday, Jan. 20 – Martin Luther King Day
  • Monday...
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Información en Español 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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General News

News Flash

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Police recommend avoiding downtown during protest

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Battle Creek Police anticipate another planned protest downtown late this afternoon, and recommend neighbors who are not participating avoid the area.

The protest follows multiple peaceful protests yesterday in the downtown area and beyond, related to the ...

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Police Department
Posted on: May 13, 2020

BCPD honors 2020 Officer of the Year

BCPD Detective Randy Reinstein

In 1962, the late President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. Activities are held around the world on that day and during National Police Week that honor officers who have died in the course of duty.

In recognition of Nation...

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News Flash

Posted on: June 2, 2020

NO active boil water advisories in the city

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We are aware that a February 2020 news story from the Battle Creek Enquirer was posted elsewhere online today -- causing confusion about a boil water advisory across the city system.

**Please note that there are NO active boil water advisories at this time...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Two projects close parts of Main St, Capital SW

Main and Capital SW closures May 19, 2020

Two work projects – one electrical, one railroad – will temporarily close sections of Main Street and Capital Avenue SW, and change some bus routes.

 

*First, a Consumers Energy electrical capacity expansion project downtown has...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Downtown electric work starts today - April 7

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Starting today – Tuesday, April 7 – Consumers Energy will begin a five-month electrical upgrade project on Jackson Street downtown, which will temporarily close McCamly Street, then Capital Avenue SW.

The work closing McCamly today also...

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Transit

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Transit to delay 2020 fare increase due to COVID-19

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Staff will discuss increase at a later date.

Because of continued service adjustments in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Battle Creek Transit will keep the current fare structure, and revisit a proposed fare increase at a later time.

Right now, Transit buses and Tele-Transit vans operate on their r...

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Transit
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Downtown electric work starts today - April 7

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Several BC Transit routes will detour during McCamly closure.

Starting today – Tuesday, April 7 – Consumers Energy will begin a five-month electrical upgrade project on Jackson Street downtown, which will temporarily close McCamly Street, then Capital Avenue SW.

The work closing McCamly today also...

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