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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Temporary Closure of SE 1st Street and SE 3rd Avenue Intersection

The intersection of SE 1st Street and SE 3rd Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning the week of November 30 for approximately 4 weeks.  Those who travel the area should be prepared to use the marked detour or an alternate route. View a map of...

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City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Battle Ground to Kick off the Holiday Season with New & Longstanding Traditions

Virtual Holiday Tree Lighting Friday December 4, 2020 at 6 PM

The city of Battle Ground invites the community to kick off the holiday season with the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 4 at 6:00 pm.  The community’s long standing tradition will be held virtually this year, but will c...

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Holiday Season Events & Activities City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Battle Ground residents invited to provide feedback on housing needs

Aerial view of neighborhood

The City of Battle Ground is inviting community members to participate in developing a plan for what housing will look like for future generations.  The city is creating a Housing Action Plan, funded by a grant from the Washington State Departmen...

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Housing Action Plan City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Public Invited to Review and Comment on City’s Proposed Budget for 2021

The City of Battle Ground recently published its Preliminary (proposed) Budget for 2021.  City Council is scheduled to adopt the final 2021 Budget in December.

The proposed budget, available at www.cityofbg.org/2021Budget, was developed over the l...

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Guide to the 2021 Budget Process City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Police Department Establishes New Online and Fingerprinting Service for CPL Applicants

The Battle Ground Police Department has established a new online service for city of Battle Ground residents seeking to apply for a new or renewed Concealed Pistol License (CPL).   

The State required closure of the police station due to ...

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CPL Application and Information City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: October 22, 2020

City Invites Public to Participate in Shoreline Master Program Review

The City of Battle Ground is undertaking a periodic review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) as required by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act.  Areas within the city with a shorelines designation are located in the southeast quadr...

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Shoreline Master Program City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Parks & Community Engagement Advisory Board Inspires Community Connections

Parks & Community Engagement Advisory Board

Parks, gathering places, and community events are considerably import to well-being and quality of life.  This point of view was clearly expressed by Battle Ground community members in a 2018 survey. 

The community’s feedback le...

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City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Police Chief Mike Fort Announces Plans for 2021 in a Letter to the Community

Lt Mike Fort

Hello everyone,

Thank you for supporting public safety.  Voter approval of annexation to Fire District 3 not only protects Fire/EMS services in Battle Ground, it supports your Police Department with additional funding to maintain and increase the ...

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City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Street Maintenance & Repair in 2021 – Proposed Budget Focuses on Commitments Made

City Public Works Director Mark Herceg recently presented City Council with a proposed 2021 budget for the city’s Streets Fund.  The fund is used for the maintenance and preservation of streets, sidewalks, traffic signals, street lighti...

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Guide to the 2021 Budget Process City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: August 27, 2020

City focuses on commitments made to the community in developing its 2021 Budget

The City of Battle Ground is currently developing its 2021 budget, scheduled to be formally adopted by City Council in December. The budget is a significantly important document -  it represents the priorities of City Council, it guides city oper...

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2021 Budget - Guide to the Budget Process City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Battle Ground Police Chief Mike Fort Responds to Statewide Face Mask Requirement

First of all, I am very proud of the men and women of the Battle Ground Police Department.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the national narrative about police reform, the officers and staff have responded with dignity and compassion to ever...

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City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Park Playgrounds Reopen; Skate & Bike Park to Open in Phase 3

Kiwanis Park Play Structures

Playground structures, sports courts and picnic tables within Battle Ground City Parks have officially reopened. Clark County was approved to move into Phase 2 of Washington State’s Safe Start Plan on June 5. 

Phase 2 allows outdoor recr...

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City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

City Council Supports Residents & Businesses through Tax Decrease

The Battle Ground City Council recognizes that many residents and businesses of the City are experiencing financial hardships related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  In order to offer a small measure of relief, the council has taken act...

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City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

City Council Approves letter from Mayor Adrian Cortes to Governor Inslee

The Battle Ground City Council met tonight in a Special Meeting to consider approval of a draft letter from Mayor Adrian Cortes to Governor Jay Inslee. Councilmembers voted unanimously to send the letter to the Governor. 

The letter addresses the ...

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City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Utility Service During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

We recognize the tremendous impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our community’s families and businesses.  The City of Battle Ground has taken proactive measures to ensure that water, sewer, and stormwater utility services con...

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City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Battle Ground Police Department responds to Governor Inslee’s “Stay at Home” Order

Lt Mike Fort

A message from Chief Mike Fort:

With the new orders to stay home from Governor Inslee, I want you to know what you can expect from the Battle Ground Police Department.

First, we have seen the majority of our citizens already comply with the restrictions put...

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Battle Ground Police Department City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

City establishes protocols to ensure the delivery of essential services

The City of Battle Ground continues to follow State and Federal regulations and guidance from health officials related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  The City’s March 16 Declaration of Civil Emergency allows the City to respo...

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COVID-19 Response & Resources City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

A message from BGPD Chief Mike Fort

This is Chief Mike Fort of the Battle Ground Police Department with a message for our community.  Amid all the uncertainty that is COVID-19, I want you to know that your police officers are still here keeping you safe.  Although we have ...

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Battle Ground Police Department City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

City Facilities Closed to Public Access - Essential Services Continue

The City of Battle Ground continues to take guidance from public health officials who have recommend additional social-distancing steps to support the efforts against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  With the continued spread of t...

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COVID-19 Response City of Battle Ground News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of Battle Ground Response to COVID-19

The City of Battle Ground is actively taking steps to contain the spread of coronavirus as well as preparing for further actions as they are needed.  We understand and empathize with the growing concern and uncertainty of how, or when, coronaviru...

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City of Battle Ground News