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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Hydrant flushing happening now through end of September

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Our annual hydrant flushing program helps keep our water system working properly. We started this work overnight Sunday, Sept. 11, and crews expect to finish in about two weeks.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

City COVID Information

Prevention Protects Everyone

The city is part of a county-wide COVID-19 response. Learn more at the link, including information in Burmese, Spanish, and American Sign Language.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Trash Hauler Updates

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The city’s current contract for trash, recycling, bulk, and yard waste curbside pickup is due to expire at the end of March 2021.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Snowtifications

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This winter, we’re bringing you snow operations tips and updates. Follow along with us on Facebook and Nextdoor, and click the link below for FAQs.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Transit Information

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We know the coronavirus pandemic has caused concern, anxiety, and many community changes. The city team is doing all we can to help prevent the spread.

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News Flash

Posted on: February 6, 2021

Trash Hauler Updates

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The city’s current contract for trash, recycling, bulk, and yard waste curbside pickup is due to expire at the end of March 2021.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Snowtifications

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This winter, we’re bringing you snow operations tips and updates. Follow along with us on Facebook and Nextdoor, and click the link below for FAQs.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Transit Information

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We know the coronavirus pandemic has caused concern, anxiety, and many community changes. The city team is doing all we can to help prevent the spread.

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News Flash

Posted on: February 6, 2021

Report a Concern

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Use Citizen Request Tracker to notify us about a general concern, comment, or compliment. Visitors can also log in to check on the progress of existing requests.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Notify Me allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of email lists. Receive email or text message updates regarding the information you have requested. Receive email or text message updates.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

City teams earn certifications and recognition

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The city applauds the following staff for earning noteworthy recognitions during the past summer.

City Engineer Jarret T. Geering earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate credential fro...

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General News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Most city Neighborhood Planning Councils meeting again

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After a pandemic hiatus of more than two years, most of the city’s Neighborhood Planning Councils are starting to meet again this month. 

NPCs are the groups of neighbors from the same area of the city, which meet to discuss common issue...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Police arrest three teens in Cliff Street shooting/toddler death

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Battle Creek Police have arrested three Battle Creek young people in their mid- to late-teens in the murder of 2-year-old Kai Turner.

Thanks to work by Battle Creek Police and other law enforcement agencies, and the cooperation of the Battle Creek communit...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

UPDATE: Police seek information after drive-by shooting kills child

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Battle Creek Police believe they have the vehicle involved in the Cliff Street drive-by shooting that killed a toddler early Tuesday morning. 

The black Audi Q7 was stolen from West Columbia Avenue last Sunday, Sept. 18. 

Police have provi...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Police look for information on PNC bank robbery

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Battle Creek Police are looking for help related to a bank robbery today at the PNC Bank on Capital Avenue SW. 

They are looking for information about a suspect described as a 6-foot-tall black man with a slender build. 

At 12:57 p.m. toda...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Police Department to launch new, interactive messaging tool

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The Battle Creek Police Department will kick off its new messaging system, SPIDR Tech, Thursday, Sept. 8.

SPIDR Tech will allow customized text message, or email, communication to be sent automatically to 911 callers. The sy...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

See something? Say something to BCPD.

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The Battle Creek Police Department wants you to know that officers are ready to respond when you see something that looks out of the ordinary or suspicious. Community members who are informed and alert play a critical role in helping law enforcement agenc...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Request a BCPD patch

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We often receive requests from individuals who would like a patch from the Battle Creek Police Department. If you would like to request our patch, please send $2 -- cash or money order -- to the BCPD, 34 N. Division St., Battle Creek, MI 49014. Please inc...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Four additional roadways slated for milling projects Tuesday

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A city contractor will be milling four additional roadways, as part of ongoing infrastructure work in the city, tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 27.

The additional roads that will undergo milling include:

  • The entire length of Kedzie ...
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Posted on: September 25, 2022

Milling projects to take place on several roads next week

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A city contractor will be milling several roads next week, as part of ongoing infrastructure work in the city, beginning Monday, Sept. 26.

The roads that will undergo milling include:

  • Pleasantview Drive, from Orchard Avenue t...
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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Capital SW closure extended, Transit detours continue during sewer lining

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Drivers on Capital Avenue SW in the Old Lakeview area will see additional closures due to a project equipment delay.

The road closures are part of a project to add a lining to a large sanitary sewer pipe in the east-central part of the city.

The work will a...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Hydrant flushing across city now through end of September

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City Water crews have started the annual fire hydrant flushing program during overnight hours. 

Crews started Sunday night, Sept. 11. They expect to finish this year’s flushing within about two weeks, before the end of September. Crews a...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

State Street parking lot closed for asphalt and sidewalk replacement

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The State Street parking lot, located directly behind Rice’s Shoes and next to the parking lot designated for the future New Holland Brewing Company, will be closed beginning today, Friday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m., for...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Washington Avenue Project

Washington Avenue Project

August 15, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Washington Avenue Project 

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Beginning tomorrow morning, a city contractor will begin project work on Washington Aven...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Countywide public transit pilot

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Starting March 8, 2021, neighbors could travel across Calhoun County in a year-long, public transportation pilot program. You will use the BCGo Calhoun County smartphone app to book a ride with as little as 30 minutes notice; you can also call for a ride....

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