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If you're still struggling, consider requesting backyard service from Waste Management - drivers will collect your cart from your backyard or other designated location, empty it and return it. Effective April 1, 2016, the 30-day rate for that service is $26.33. Those eligible may apply for the senior citizen/disabled rate of $16.73. Contact our Utility Billing Division for more information, 269-966-3366.
Residents who currently pay for and use backyard service automatically will have the new recycling cart added to that service.
DO NOT include food waste, plastic bags and film, Styrofoam cups and containers, or needles.
Trash cart - 96 gallons$3.25* per month
Yard waste cart - 96 gallons$3.75* per month
This cart rental bill would come directly from Waste Management, separate from your city utility bill. Both are billed semi-annually and a six-month minimum rental is required.
If you want to purchase your own carts, they can be a *maximum* of 32 gallons each. For trash carts, you can place multiple carts at the curb, but each can only be up to 32 gallons in size. For yard waste, it must be properly marked for yard waste only.
*These rates are for new cart rental customers and are subject to increase. The average rental rate for a trash cart is $4.86 and for a yard waste cart is $5.27.
*You must store your trash/recycling/yard waste containers behind the front of your home when they aren't at the curb for pickup.
*Your trash/recycling/yard waste containers can sit at the curb starting at 1 p.m. the day before your designated pickup day, and must be pulled back by 9 a.m. the day after your designated pickup day.
You also can email us at PublicInput@battlecreekmi.gov. Voice a Concern form
The prohibited use of train horns at quiet zones only applies to trains when approaching and entering crossings and does not include train horn use within passenger stations or rail yards. Train horns may be sounded in emergency situations or to comply with other railroad or Federal Railroad Administration rules even within a quiet zone. Quiet zone regulations also do not eliminate the use of locomotive bells at crossings.
Communities wishing to establish quiet zones must work through the appropriate public authority that is responsible for traffic control or law enforcement at the crossings.
By comparison, according to a chart from the FRA, a car driving 40 mph, 50 feet away, would be in the 60- to 70-decibel range and a blender would be in the 70- to 80-decibel range.
Elm Street to McCamly Street, CN line -- 25 freight, 8 Amtrak, 3 Norfolk SouthernMichigan Avenue, CN crossing -- 25 freight, 2 AmtrakKendall Street, CN crossing -- 25 freightKendall Street, Michigan line crossing -- 8 Amtrak, 3 NS
As an example:Taking the total number of trains from Elm to McCamly, 36, multiplied by the number of horn blasts required by the federal Train Horn Rule -- two long, one short, one long (four) -- there are currently 864 horn blasts per day in this section. There are six crossings from Elm to McCamly.
There are a variety of safety measure options entities can use to accomplish this and vary by crossing. In addition to the required two-quadrant gates, lights and bells, improvements could be four-quadrant gates, raised curbs in the median, channelization and wayside horns. Entities also can choose to close a public crossing, removing the requirement for a train to sound its horn on approach.
Plowing priorities are: 1) State trunklines and major streets; 2) Battle Creek Transit bus routes and around schools; 3) residential streets; 4) cul-de-sacs and alleys.
Route, schedule, and fare information is available on the Transit site. Route and Schedules
If you have an appointment scheduled for meter access, the service person will arrive within the two-hour appointment window given to you.
You always are welcome to call the Water Meter or Utility Billing Division if you have questions regarding an appointment.
There is the possibility that the old transmitter was not providing our system with a current read. If that is the case, the city has a process in place for reconciling the account. Should you see a water bill that seems out of line, please call Utility Billing at 269-966-3366 to review the steps to resolve an amount due. This situation is one of the reasons we are installing the new read system.