Battle Creek

The city of Battle Creek has added a new police station and repaving airport runways and taxiways to its wish list of projects for the next six years. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next week to discuss the latest Capital Improvement Program, which proposes $194.3 million worth of projects over six years. The early version adds about $72 million in new improvements. It will ultimately go to the City Commission for its approval. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

New Battle Creek City Manager Rebecca Fleury says the appointments are part of the city's strategic plan.

A stained glass image of the official Battle Creek city seal can be seen on the main interior staircase of city hall between the second and third floors
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

For about as long as Battle Creek has been a city, newcomers have wondered how it got its name. But even if you know about the historical skirmish between surveying settlers and Native Americans, you might still be surprised by what you find on the stairs in Battle Creek’s city hall. 

Congress has yet to appropriate any money for the project. Communities in Ohio, New York, and Maine are also hoping to land the facility supporters say could create about 2,100 jobs.

Battle Creek city officials say Emmett Street closed for several hours while firefighters cleaned up the mess.

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