BC Fourth of July celebration canceled


The Battle Creek City Council unanimously voted to cancel the town’s annual Fourth of July celebration during its meeting May 12.
Battle Creek Fire Chief Deron Schmidt was present to discuss equipment, grant applications and fireworks. Following much consideration, the council decided to cancel the annual July 4th celebration, including fireworks, due to COVID-19.
The city buildings will remain closed at this time. The next council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, at 6 p.m. and the council will reevaluate the situation at that time.
Nuisances were discussed and the clerk was directed to send out letters to several property owners, addressing the condition of their properties.
A resident submitted a complaint regarding cats. The council reminds residents that a pet license is required for all dogs and cats belonging to a resident. The cost is $10 per animal and can be obtained by contacting the city clerk’s office.
Upon purchase, a tag will be issued and should be placed on the animal’s collar, which can be used as identification if the animal is found to be running at large.
A building permit for First Cooperative was reviewed.
The liquor license renewal for Sparky’s and Fred’s Place, as well as a tobacco renewal for Sparky’s, were approved.