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  B.C. City Scene
BY REBECCA FLEURY Battle Creek City Manager
    on February 1.
In line with the latest COVID-19
With our many new City Commis- sioners, the city team will work with them – and you – to update the com- munity results, and their definitions, in our Priority Based Budgeting process. This helps us prioritize our services, and determine what we do, what it costs, and why we are in business. Some of our current results involved feeling safe, vibrant neighborhoods,
order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, you can again rent a court, or exercise in
the fitness center. When you visit,
and transportation.
We will share an interactive
 you will complete a short health screen for COVID-19 symptoms, wear your mask, and social dis- tance; we are open at 25 percent capacity.
survey on these topics, and encour- age you to give your voice to this process. Check out battlecreekmi. gov/pbb to learn more, and thank you for participating!
We look forward to seeing you soon at Full Blast! Our team is again selling bus passes at the front desk, and we have opened regis- tration for a variety of upcoming programs – spring break camp, youth individual baseball, youth spring soccer, adult softball, and Kidventure Summer Camp.
Finally, if you haven’t done so already, I want to remind you to please sign up for curbside recycling, if you wish to keep participating when Republic Services takes over our contract for residential waste hauling on April 1.
Learn more at or call the Recreation team at (269) 966-3431.
You can also call directly, (269) 966- 3311. Eventually, all main department phone numbers will route through the information center, and we will have more ways to contact the call center team. They answer calls from 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday.
Please visit cycling for more information, and to complete the recycling web form. You can also call (269) 216-8008 or email with your name, address, phone number, and email address.
While Full Blast reopens, other city facilities remain closed to public visits in February. Please call and email staff, or conduct your city business online, or using our drop box in the City Hall
This month,
I hope you will grab your mask and water bottle, and rejoin us at the city’s Full Blast Recreation Center, which reopened
parking lot. There are many ways we can work with you, to meet your needs.
You can find this information on our website at
Full Blast Reopens!
Speaking of meeting your needs, we have started a 311 Information Center, a one-call shop to answer your non-emergency city questions, and help you with service needs. We are still working through the setup of this center, so for right now, when you dial some city department phone numbers, those will forward to our two call center teammates.
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