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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Public invited to clean up Linear Park for Earth Day

Linear Park trail

Grab your gloves and buckets, and join the community in cleanup of the Linear Park path for Earth Day!

For the third year, local agencies will invite their staffs and families, and our community neighbors, to participate in cleaning up sections of this 26-...

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Linear Park cleanup map Environment
Posted on: April 1, 2019

City develops, adopts Sustainability Plan

Josh McCann_Battle Creek River

In progress in some form for years, the city now has an Environmental Sustainability Plan, developed by the city’s Sustainable BC Committee, and approved by the City Commission on Feb. 5.

The plan consists of themes and, within those themes, goal...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

City joins challenge for water conservation in April

Battle Creek River from a bridge, behind Math and Science Center

The City of Battle Creek is excited to join thousands of cities across the country in asking neighbors to make a long-term commitment to conserving water.

Neighbors can join the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation by s...

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Environment
Posted on: March 23, 2019

Curbside yard waste begins on Monday

yard waste bags

Cleaning up fallen tree limbs from recent high winds is about to become easier – curbside yard waste pickup begins this coming week – the week of March 25.

Yard waste pickup will continue through Nov. 29 this year. City neighbors may pl...

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Environment
Posted on: March 20, 2019

City holds online rain barrel sale

rain barrel crop

The City of Battle Creek is, once again, holding an online rain barrel sale, to encourage neighbors to collect and save valuable water in our community.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40 percent of...

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Link to city rain barrel sale Environment
Posted on: January 25, 2019

City moving to every-other-week curbside recycling May 6

Waste Management truck

Battle Creek curbside recycling customers will see a change to every-other-week curbside recycling service starting the week of May 6.

This is a delay from the originally planned start date, so that the city and Waste Management can ensure the community ha...

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City trash/recycling web page Environment
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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Fire

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

No injuries in vacant office building fire

Fire Department logo

Incident number: 19-2230 Type of emergency: Electrical fire Incident date: 4/18/2019 Alarm time: 12:30 p.m. Address/location: 393 E. Roosevelt Ave. 

Occupied? No - vacant business Owner: Undetermined 

Probable cause (if known): Probable el...

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Fire
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Lightning probable cause of small airport fire

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Incident number: 19-2221Type of emergency: Structure fireIncident date: 4/18/19Alarm time: 7:09 a.m.Address/location: 15551 S. Airport Road 

Occupied? Yes 

Owner: City of Battle Creek - Airport Operations BuildingProbable cause (if known):...

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Fire
Posted on: April 16, 2019

No injuries in Kellogg's plant fire

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Incident number: 2019-2179 Type of emergency: Structure Fire Incident date: 4-16-19 Alarm time: 9:28 a.m. Address/location: 425 Porter Street 

Occupied? Yes 

Probable cause (if known): Machine Malfunction Structure type: Large Manufacturin...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

City invites community feedback on downtown lot

Department of Public Works building

The city invites the community to attend a public open house next week to share feedback and ideas about the current, city-owned parking lot at the southwest corner of McCamly and West Van Buren streets downtown.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesd...

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General News
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Battle Creek named All-America City finalist

All-America City logo

The City of Battle Creek is proud to be a finalist for the All-America City Award – for the second year in a row.

The 20 finalists represent the diversity of American communities, from the largest cities to the smallest towns, across the country....

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General News
Posted on: March 21, 2019

Youth Advisory Board seeking new members

Youth Advisory Board quiz bowl team honored with proclamation

The city’s Youth Advisory Board is, once again, seeking new members to amplify young voices in Battle Creek.

Members must live within the city limits, and be age 14 to 20.

The group is empowered to set its own agenda, addressing and acting on issu...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Local income tax returns mailing to Battle Creek

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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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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Registration open for spring, summer Rec programs

Kidventure Summer Camp

Camps and sports available for all ages.

The city’s Recreation Department is excited to open registration for many spring and summer programs.

Check out the information below, or learn more at the Recreation website, bcparks.org.

To register, call the Recreation team at 269-966-3431, vis...

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Police

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

BCPD parking blocked for next construction phase

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The 10 spaces directly next to the Battle Creek Police Department building will be blocked and unavailable starting on Monday, April 15.

These spaces, on the south side of the building, will be inside the construction fence as work continues on developing ...

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Police
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

News Flash

Posted on: March 29, 2019

Annual hydrant flushing starts Sunday night, April 7

hydrant

March 29, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Water Distribution, 269-966-3496

Annual hydrant flushing starts Sunday night, April 7

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — City Water crews will begin the annual fire hydrant flushing program Sunda...

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