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Posted on: January 25, 2019

City moving to bi-weekly recycling pickup April 1

Waste Management truck

Battle Creek curbside recycling customers will see a change to bi-weekly service starting April 1.

Please note that this is for recycling only – trash pickup will continue weekly.

The City Commission on Jan. 8 approved a contract renewal with Wast...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Clean Water Partner calendars now available; event dates set

2019 Clean Water Partners calendar cover

Ready for the new year, the free 2019 wall calendar featuring Calhoun County Kalamazoo River Watershed images from local photographers is available at locations throughout the region.

The calendar is created by the Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners. S...

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PDF of community calendar Environment

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

No injuries in 32nd Street North fire

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Incident number: 1482 Type of emergency: Structure Fire Incident date: 3-13-2019 Alarm time: 11:58 AM Address/location: 26 N. 32nd St. 

Occupied? Yes 

Probable cause (if known): Under Investigation Structure type: 1 ½ Story Sing...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

City seeks high school ambassadors for Sister City exchange

Sister City Student Exchange images

The city is preparing for the 36th annual cultural exchange with our Sister City – Takasaki, Japan – and staff are looking for this year’s group of high school ambassadors.

This exciting and enriching opportunity is available ...

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Sister City web page General News
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Distracted driving law approved in Battle Creek

Driving while using cell phone

Within the City of Battle Creek, it soon will be against the law to use a hand-held cell phone while driving for almost any reason.

The City Commission on Feb. 5 approved the new rules related to distracted driving, a change to the city’s Uniform...

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Distracted driving ordinance FAQ General News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Local income tax returns mailing to Battle Creek


For those filing local 2018 tax returns in Battle Creek, all mailed forms will come directly to the city.

In previous years, local taxpayers mailed city forms to Lansing. This helped the city save some costs as part of a grant with Lansing and several othe...

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General News
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Heritage Tower work now requires complete road closure

Heritage Tower work

Starting this Thursday, Nov. 1, West Michigan Avenue will close completely to accommodate work on the Heritage Tower project, at 25 W. Michigan.

The project’s contractor determined that the traffic shift in place does not allow enough room for th...

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General News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Battle Creek open for business

BC Cargo

Battle Creek is open for business.

Recently, the U.S. Small Business Administration estimated that three in five new jobs in the United States are created by small businesses.

Additionally, they note that small businesses accounted for 61.8 percent of net n...

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More info on the BC Small Business Loan Fund General News

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

BCPD achieves state accreditation

Police Department state accreditation presentation

The city is proud to announce that the Battle Creek Police Department is one of only 16 law enforcement agencies across the state to achieve full accreditation with the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.

MACP Directors Neal Rossow and Bob Stevenson ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

City begins new pet licensing program with online option

Cat at Calhoun County Animal Center

The city’s cat and dog licensing now is managed by DocuPet, supporting an easier, effective process, and adding benefits for the city’s pet owners.

Licensing and proper identification are key methods for protecting the welfare of pets, ...

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City pet licensing web page Police

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Lane Shift on Capital Ave. SW at Eldred St. this week

Road work ahead

March 19, 2019


For more information contact: Engineering Division, 269-966-3343

 Lane Shift on Capital Ave. SW at Eldred St. this week 

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – beginning this Thursday there w...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Winter water run ends for city water customers

water faucet

March 14, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Water Distribution, 269-966-3406

Winter water run ends for city water customers

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The winter water run has ended for customers who were notified of the chance of ...

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Water Run Addresses Public Works/Road Work

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Tele-Transit service reduction during driver shortage

A white and blue public bus

One less van will provide service; hours remain the same.

Starting Monday, March 11, Battle Creek Transit will have one fewer Tele-Transit van on the road, due to a driver shortage.

The change is temporary for the on-demand public transit service. The van coming out of service typically drives 12:30 to 8:30 p.m.


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