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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Income tax filing deadline extended

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City of Battle Creek income tax returns, and any necessary payments, are now due by Tuesday, June 1, with no penalties or interest. This is after the federal filing deadline was extended to May 17.

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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

Garbage/recycling updates

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Republic Services takes over neighborhood curbside garbage, recycling, and yard waste pickup on April 1. Learn more at our web page.

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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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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Stay Connected!

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Stay Connected!

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Report a Concern

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

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News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: May 6, 2021

No injuries in Bowen Avenue fire

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Incident number: 2021-02604Type of emergency: Structure fireIncident date: 5/6/2021Incident time: 5:41 p.m.Address/location: 115 Bowen Ave.

Occupied? NoOwner: Undetermined

Probable cause, if known: Under investigationStructure type: Single-family residentia...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 28, 2021

City tax returns now due on June 1

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City of Battle Creek taxpayers now have until Tuesday, June 1 to file your 2020 local tax returns and make any payment owed.

The automatic extension comes after the Michigan Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service announced the federal filling ...

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General News

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Posted on: May 9, 2021

Suspect arraigned in late-April murder case

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A 48-year-old woman is in Calhoun County Jail, without bond, in the murder of Daniel Murray.

Battle Creek Police arrested Monica Gordon on Thursday, May 6. She was arraigned on charges of open murder and felony firearm, as a habitual offender.

Police were c...

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News Flash

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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News Flash

Posted on: May 6, 2021

TREE WORK / PODA DE ÁRBOLES

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May 6, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact: Field Services Division, 269-966-3507

TREE WORK / PODA DE ÁRBOLES

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Beginning Monday morning city crews will be removing a tree on Minges Road E. ...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Lane closures at Capital/Columbia intersection

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May 4, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact: Engineering at 269-966-3343

 Lane closures at Capital/Columbia intersection

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Starting tomorrow at 7 a.m. Semco Energy will begin utility services work at t...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: May 1, 2021

Several work projects start May 3

Map of electrical work starting downtown on May 3

We have several work projects starting Monday, May 3 to share with the community. 

They will not close streets, but may cause traffic delays. Please be aware of workers and traffic movement. All work schedules depend on the weather.  

Cons...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Repair work closes Watkins Road railroad crossing

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We received notice late last night that Canadian National is making repairs to the railroad crossing on Watkins Road. This work started at 7 a.m. today (April 30).
Watkins is closed at the crossing, but all businesses and homes will be accessible.
We expect...
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Posted on: March 30, 2021

2021 City Road Construction Projects

Road work ahead

March 30, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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

2021 City Road Construction Projects 

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The city’s engineering team is announcing the 20...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Sidewalk and road closure - 103 Michigan Ave. W

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February 5, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact: Engineering Division, 269.966.3343 

Sidewalk and road closure - 103 Michigan Ave. W

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Beginning Monday, Feb. 8, rehabilitation efforts will start at 10...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Sidewalk closures at WKKF

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January 6, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Sidewalk closures at WKKF

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Work at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, One Michigan Avenue, will cause intermittent sidewalk closur...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 23, 2021

Recreation hiring for summer jobs

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Apply for lifeguard, camp counselor, and more.

The city’s Recreation team is hiring for our typical summer jobs.

You must be 16 or older to apply, and applications are on the city’s website, battlecreekmi.gov/jobs. Come join the Recreation team!

 

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

2W Columbia/Territorial bus to detour for several months

Columbia/Territorial bus leaving the downtown Battle Creek transfer center

Detour is due to water system and road work coming up.

Starting Friday, the 2W Columbia/Territorial bus will start a major detour because of this season’s water system improvement and road pavement projects on Columbia Avenue.

The Battle Creek Transit team expects the detour to be in place through Ju...

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Transit
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Local agencies launch local transit pilot

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Over the next year, riders can travel anywhere in Calhoun County.

For the next year, neighbors can take public transportation across Calhoun County, with as little as 30 minutes notice, as part of a collaborative new pilot program.

Battle Creek Transit will launch the program on Monday, March 8, under the BCGo name.

&...

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Transit

News Flash

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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