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Posted on: February 17, 2020

One firefighter injury in Calhoun St fire

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Incident number: 2020-00923Type of emergency: Structure FireIncident date: February 17, 2020Alarm time: 12:18amAddress/location: 214 Calhoun St.

Occupied? YesOwner: Anthony Martuge

Probable cause (if known): Under InvestigationStructure type: ResidentialCon...

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Posted on: February 17, 2020

No injuries in fire caused by discarded ash

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Incident number: 2020-00920Type of emergency: Structure FireIncident date: February 16, 2020Alarm time: 11:12pmAddress/location: 1135 S. Lakeside Dr.

Occupied? YesOwner: Tom Sprau Jr

Probable cause (if known): Discarded AshStructure type: ResidentialConstru...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

City celebrates Black History Month with displays

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Portraits of the first African-American city government leaders to hold their positions are on public display this month at city facilities.

The city is celebrating Black History Month this February with displays on the first floor of City Hall, in the thi...

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General News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

New Que the Creek BBQ Fest on Feb. 22

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A new BBQ festival is coming to Kellogg Arena on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 3-7 p.m.

The event invites local and regional brick-and-mortar restaurants – known for their BBQ – as well as pit masters who operate now at area events, and are g...

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General News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

City believes 34 E. Michigan a continued public hazard

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The tower section of the Binder Building, 34 E. Michigan Ave., continues to present a public hazard, as its location in the city’s historic district delays further action.

City staff have assessed the building regularly since several floors colla...

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General News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

la Ciudad permanecerán cerradas en estas días festivos en 2020

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Las oficinas administrativas de la Ciudad permanecerán cerradas en estas días festivos en 2020 –

  • Lunes, 20 de enero -- Día de Martin Luther King
  • Lunes, 17 de febrero -- Día del Presidente
  • Viernes...
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Posted on: January 16, 2020

City releases list of 2020 holidays

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The city’s administrative offices will be closed on the following days in 2020.

Please watch for reminders on the city’s online calendar, at battlecreekmi.gov, and on social media.

  • Monday, Jan. 20 – Martin Luther King Day
  • Monday...
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Información en Español General News
Posted on: January 13, 2020

City shares exceptional 2019 at State of the Community

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The City of Battle Creek improved services, responded to community needs, and received recognition for accomplishments in 2019, all outlined at today’s State of the Community Luncheon.

The Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual e...

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Stories from the City 2019 General News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Commission approves ballot question to directly elect mayor

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By a vote of 7-2 tonight, the City Commission approved language that would allow registered voters in Battle Creek to weigh in on direct election of the mayor as a separate office.

Vice Mayor Sherry Sofia and Commissioner Jim Lance voted no on the proposal...

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General News
Posted on: October 28, 2019

City Charter memo from Commissioner Flores

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As part of the discussion on potential changes to Battle Creek's city charter, Commissioner Kate Flores prepared a memo looking at whether the commission historically has represented the community.

With the help of city staff, Flores considered 20 years of...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

City will undergo first zoning ordinance rewrite in 35 years

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Aug. 6, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Planning Division, 269-966-3320

City will undergo first zoning ordinance rewrite in 35 years

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The city’s Planning team will lead an update of our law tha...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Sanitary sewer maintenance work

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February 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Sanitary sewer maintenance work 

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Routine maintenance of the city’s sanitary sewer system will begin o...

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Public Works/Road Work
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Sanitary sewer televising continues next week

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February 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Sanitary sewer televising continues

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Routine inspection and cleaning of the city’s sanitary sewer system will t...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Traffic Signal Replacement Project at Capital Ave. /Michigan Ave. continues

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January 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact Traffic Engineering, (269) 966-3343

 Traffic Signal Replacement Project at Capital Ave. /Michigan Ave. continues

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - On Monday, January 27, J. Ranck Electric will c...

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Posted on: February 15, 2020

Public hearing March 17 on proposed Transit bus fare increase

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50-cent proposed increase first in 17 years; will help fund operations.

A single ride on Battle Creek Transit buses has cost $1.25 for the last 17 years, and staff have proposed a 50-cent fare increase – and several other changes – to help better fund operations and services.

The City Commission will hold a...

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