EXHIBIT "A"
Boundaries As of July 1, 1960
   The City of Battle Creek, Michigan, consists of those areas formerly located in Emmett, Pennfield, Bedford, and Battle Creek Townships, County of Calhoun, State of Michigan, described as follows:
   A.   Principal Area.  Commencing on the boundary line between Battle Creek and Emmett Townships in the Southwest corner of Section 7, T 2 S, R 7 W (Emmett Township) thence East to the Southwest corner of Section 8 of said township; thence South 363.33 feet to the Northerly line of U.S. 12, thence North 57° 07' East along the Northerly line of U.S. 12 to the South line of Section 8; thence East along the South line of Section 8 to the South quarter post of Section 8; thence North on the center line of Section 8 to a point 1488.2 feet North of the center post of said section; thence N 69° 36' East 308 feet; thence Easterly along a curve, of radius 2,292 feet, whose long chord of 999.1 feet bears South 89° 27' East, a distance of 1,006 feet to a point on the West line of Raymond Avenue; thence South 89° 27' East 33 feet to the center line of Raymond Avenue; thence North 00° 03' East along the center line of Raymond Avenue 245.53 feet; thence Northeasterly along a curve, of radius 922.4 feet, whose long chord of 534.49 feet bears North 16° 52' 30" East, a distance of 542.27 feet; thence North 33° 44' East 1,798.98 feet; thence Northeasterly along a curve, of radius 989.43 feet, whose long chord of 578.56 feet bears North 16° 14' East, a distance of 587.14 feet; thence North 00° 46 West along the center line of Raymond Avenue 2,883.61 feet to the center line of Emmett Street; thence Southwesterly along the center line of Emmett Street to a point 344.42 feet Northeasterly from the North and South quarter line of Section 5, T 2, S, R 7 W, Emmett Township; thence South 09° 36' East 33 feet to the Southerly line of Emmett Street; thence South 238 feet; thence South 80° 24' West 200 feet; thence North 6 feet; thence South 80° 24' West 150 feet to the North and South quarter line of said Section 5; thence North along said North and South 1/4 line to the North quarter post of Section 5, and the North line of said Emmett Township; thence West along the South line of Section 32, T 1, S, R 7 W, (Pennfield Township) to the Southeast corner of Lot 16 of the Replat of Parcels "A" and "B" of Clifton Place Extension as recorded; thence North 0° 30' West 1687.78 feet along the East lines of Lots 13 to 16 inclusive of said Replat, Lots 27 to 37 of the recorded Plat of Clifton Place Extension, Lots 42 to 56 of the recorded Plat of Clifton Place, and of Lots 25 to 22 of the recorded Plat of Convis First Addition and thence North to the center line of Roosevelt Avenue; thence Westerly along the centerline of Roosevelt Avenue to a point directly South of the West line of Lot 32 as recorded in the Supervisors Plat of Irving Park; thence North 00° 13' West 366.6 feet to the Northwest corner of said lot; thence South 89° 11' East 1,560 feet to the center line of East Avenue North; thence North along said center line to the Northeast corner of Section 31, T 1 S, R 7 W; thence North 89° 14' West 1,320.4 feet to the East North-South 1/8th line of said section; thence South 00° 08' East along said East North and South 1/8th line 2,649.6 feet to the East and West quarter line of said section; thence West along said East-West quarter line 879.8 feet to the Northwesterly corner of Lot 34 as recorded in said Supervisors Plat of Irving Park; thence due South 742.6 feet to the center line of Roosevelt Avenue; thence Westerly along the center line of Roosevelt Avenue to the West line of Pennfield Township and East line of Bedford Township which is the center line of North Avenue; thence North on said line to the Northeast corner of Section 36, T 1 S, R 8 W, (Bedford Township); thence West along the North lines of Sections 36 and 35, of said township to the North quarter post of Section 35; thence North to the center of Section 26 of said township; thence West to the center of Section 27, of said township; thence West 159.2 feet along said quarter line to a point; thence N 55° 00' W along the center line of Hastings Avenue as recorded, known variously as Bedford Road and M-37) 617 feet; thence Westerly 66 feet to the Southeast corner of W. E. Taylor’s Addition to Urbandale as recorded, and the West line of Bedford Road (sometimes known as M-37); thence Northerly along the West line of said road 444.1 feet; thence West, North and West along the North boundary of said Plat of W. E. Taylor’s Addition to Urbandale to the Northwest corner thereof; thence N 00° 00' 30" E  along the East line of Section 28, Bedford Township 200.69 feet to the Southeast corner of the Plat of Sellersville, as recorded; thence along the Southerly line of said Plat N 87° 17' 10" W 792.45 feet to a point; thence S 89° 28' 20" W to the intersection of the centerline of East Street as recorded and the Southerly line of Sellersville; thence S 00° 30' W 200.25 feet along the center line of said East Street and the Easterly line of Sellersville to a point in the Southerly line of Simmons Avenue; thence S 00° 02' E 797.10 feet to the Northwest corner of Lamora Park which point is 1,672 feet West of the East line of Section 28 of said Township of Bedford; thence South parallel to the East line of said section to the Northeast corner of Lot 4, Plat of West Urbandale as recorded; thence West along the North line of said Lot 4 and a continuation thereof 198 feet to the center of Pleasant Avenue; thence South along said center line 311.07 feet to the center line of West Michigan Avenue; thence Southeasterly along the center line of West Michigan Avenue 219.52 feet to a point which is 1,672 feet West of the East line of said Section 28; thence South parallel to the East line of said Section 28 and of Section 33, of said township, to the center line of West River Road as recorded in Pratt and Keithan Addition No. 1; thence Northwesterly along the center line of said West River Road 387.75 feet; thence Southerly and parallel to the East line of Section 33 1,472.4 feet, more or less, to the Northerly line of right-of-way of the Michigan Central Railroad Company; thence Southeasterly along the Northerly line of said right-of-way 387.1 feet, more or less, to a point which is 1,672 feet West of the East line of said Section 33; thence South to the South line of said section and township; thence East along the South lines of Sections 33,34 and 35 to the North quarter post of Section 2 of Battle Creek Township; thence South along the North and South quarter lines of Sections 2 and 11 of Battle Creek Township, T 2 S, R 8 W, to the South quarter post of said Section 11; thence East along the South lines of Section 11 and 12 of said township to the Southwest corner of Section 7, Emmett Township, the place of beginning.
   B.   Goguac Lake Area.  All that part of Sections 13, 14 and 23, in the Township of Battle Creek, described as follows, to-wit:  Commencing at the Northwest corner of Section 13, thence East 33 feet; thence South and parallel with the section line 4,450 feet (67.42ch.); thence West 66 feet; thence South 34° West 74 feet; thence South, 47 1/2° East 340 feet; thence South 65° West 380 feet; thence South 47° West 566 feet to the South line of Section 14, said point being distant 1,086 feet West of the Southeast corner of said Section 14; thence West 465 feet; thence South 45° West 746 feet; thence South 240 feet; thence West 360 feet to Goguac Lake; thence North 5° East 360 feet; thence East 165 feet; thence North 11° East 231 feet; thence North 60° East 363 feet to the North line of Section 23; thence North 43 1/2° East 304 feet; thence North 87° East 462 feet; thence North 12° East 175 feet; thence North 71° East 460 feet; thence South 30° East 66 feet; thence North 80° East 160 feet; thence North 53° East 225 feet; thence South 45° East 100 feet; thence North 47 1/2° East 332 feet; thence North 34° East 150 feet; thence North 1,405 feet; thence South 81° and 47' West 607 feet more or less to Goguac Lake; thence Northwesterly along the lake shore 158 feet more or less; thence North 40° and 25' East 322 feet, to the quarter section line of Section 14; thence North 89 1/4° East along the quarter section line 330 feet; thence North 132 feet; thence East 132 feet; thence North 2,522 feet to the section line; thence East 33 feet to the place of beginning.
   C.   Sewage Plant Area.  Beginning on the West line of the City Limits of the City of Battle Creek as heretofore located, at a point 1,672 feet West of the East line of Section 33, T 1 S, R 8 West (Bedford Township) and 740 feet North of the East and West quarter line of said section, such place of beginning being also located on the East line of Lot 20 of Supervisor’s Plat of River Road Addition, as recorded in Liber 10 of Plats, pages 11 and 12, Calhoun County records, distant 1,300 feet North along said line from the Southeast corner of said Lot 20, and running thence Northwesterly to a point on the West line of said Lot 20, distant 1,155 feet Northerly along said line from the North line of River Road; thence North on said West line 233.85 feet to a point 1,338.85 feet Northerly along said line from the North line of River Road; thence Westerly to a point on the West line of Lot 18 of the Supervisor’s Plat of River Road Addition, distant Northerly along said line 1,440 feet from the North line of River Road; thence South along said line 165 feet to a point distant 1,275 feet Northerly along said line from the North line of River Road; thence Westerly to a point on the West line of Lot 15 of Supervisor’s Plat of River Road Addition, distant North 1,269 feet from the North line of River Road; thence South along said line 19 feet to a point distant 1,250 feet North from the North line of River Road; thence Westerly to a point on the West line of Lot 12 of Supervisor’s Plat of River Road Addition, distant 1,200 feet Northerly along said line from the North line of River Road; thence Westerly to a point on the West line of Lot 11 of Supervisor’s Plat of River Road Addition, distant Northerly along said line 1,135 feet from the North line of River Road; thence West to a point on the West line of Lot 10 of Supervisor’s Plat of River Road Addition, distant Northerly along said line 1,100 feet from the North line of River Road; thence West to a point on the West line of Lot 9 of Supervisor’s Plat of River Road Addition, distant Northerly along said line 1,070 feet from the North line of River Road; thence West to a point on the West line of Lot 8 of Supervisor’s Plat of River Road Addition, distant 1,045 feet North along said line from the North line of River Road; thence South along said line 145 feet to a point 900 feet North of the North line of River Road; thence West to a point on the West line of Lot 7 of Supervisor’s Plat of River Road Addition, distant Northerly along said line 900 feet from the North line of River Road; thence South along said line 100 feet to a point 800 feet North of the North line of River Road; thence West to a point on the West line of Lot 4 of Supervisor’s Plat of River Road Addition, distant northerly along said line 800 feet from the North line of River Road; thence South along said line 100 feet to a point distant Northerly along said line 700 feet from the North line of River Road; thence Westerly to a point on the West line of Lot 2 of Supervisor’s Plat of River Road Addition, distant Northerly along said line 700 feet from the North line of River Road; thence South along said line 50 feet to a point distant Northerly along said line 650 feet from the North line of River Road; thence Westerly to a point on the West line of Lot 1 of Supervisor’s Plat of River Road Addition (being the East line of Section 32, T 1 South, R 8 West) distant Northerly along said line 650 feet from the North line of River Road; thence South along the West line of said Lot 1 and the East line of said Section 32,650 feet to the North line of River Road; thence North 69 degrees 32 minutes West along the North line of River Road 387 1/2 feet; thence South 497.1 feet to the North line of the New York Central Railroad right of way; thence Westerly along the Northerly line of the New York Central Railroad right of way to the North and South quarter line of Section 32, Town 1 South, Range 8 West; thence Westerly along the Northerly line of the New York Central Railroad right of way to the West line of the East 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 32, Town 1 South, Range 8 West; thence North along the West line of the East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of said Section 32 and the West line of the East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 29, Town 1 South, Range 8 West, to the Kalamazoo River, as located November 24, 1956; thence Northwesterly at right angles to the center line of such River; thence upstream along the center line of the main channel of such River to Waubascon Creek, as located November 24, 1956; thence upstream along the Southerly bank of such Creek to a point which is 197 feet West of the East line, and 360 feet North of the South line of Section 29, Town 1 South, Range 8 West; thence Southeasterly 610 feet to a point on the South line of Section 28, Town 1 South, Range 8 West, distant 280 feet Easterly along said Section line from the Southwest corner of said Section 28; thence Southeasterly along the same course 260 feet; thence Southeasterly 1,100 feet to a point which is South 83 degrees 15 minutes East 1,542 feet from a point on the West line of Section 33, Town 1 South, Range 8 West, which is 358.72 feet South of the Northwest corner of Section 33; thence South 83 degrees 15 minutes East 837 feet; thence South 71 degrees 35 minutes East 1,270.70 feet to the Westerly line of the City Limits of Battle Creek as heretofore located; thence Southerly along the Westerly line of such City Limits to the place of beginning.
   D.   Verona-Bailey Area.  Beginning at a point on the South line of Section 32, Town 1 South, Range 7 West, Pennfield Township, Calhoun County, Michigan, distant East 233.28 feet from the Northwest corner of "Codling’s Addition to the City of Battle Creek," which point is also 2.75 feet West of point "F" of the "Replat of Lots 10 to 27 inclusive" of said "Codling’s Addition," thence Northeasterly along a 3 degree, 25 minute, 45 second curve of radius, 1,673.7 feet; a distance of 271.22 feet; thence North 18 degrees, 48 minutes East 402.90 feet; thence North 18 degrees, 31 minutes East 472.91 feet; thence 460.55 feet Northwesterly along a curve to the left of radius 1,030.27 feet to the Southerly line of "Bailey Park;" thence South 88 degrees, 44 minutes West 690 feet, more or less, to the centerline of M-78 as now located; thence Northeasterly along the centerline of M-78, 1,693 feet, more or less, to the centerline of Bridge Street as shown on the Supervisor’s Plat of Pleasantview Park in Pennfield Township, extended Westerly to said centerline of M-78; thence Easterly along the centerline of said Bridge Street to the West line of Lot 11 of said Plat of "Pleasantview Park," extended Southerly; thence Northerly along the West line of said Lot 11 509.8 feet to the Northwest corner of said Lot 11; thence Easterly 560 feet to the Northeast corner of Lot 17 of said Plat of Pleasantview Park; thence Southerly along the East line of said Lot 17, extended, to the centerline of Bridge Street; thence Easterly along said centerline to the centerline of the Battle Creek River; thence Northerly and Northeasterly along the centerline of the Battle Creek River to the Westerly line of Lot 21 of the recorded plat of "Riverside Gardens" in Pennfield Township, extended Northerly to said centerline; thence Southerly and along the West line of said Lot 21 and West line of said Lot 21 extended Southerly to the Southerly line of Brigden Avenue, (formerly Riverside Drive); thence Easterly along the Southerly line of said Brigden Avenue to the Northwest corner of Lot 28 of said Plat of Riverside Gardens; thence Southerly along the West line of said Lot 28, 200 feet; thence Easterly to the Easterly line of said Lot 27 of said Plat of Riverside Gardens; thence Northerly on the Easterly line of said Lot 27, 200 feet to the Southerly line of said Brigden Avenue; thence Easterly along the Southerly line of said Brigden Avenue to a point 82 feet Easterly from the Northeast corner of Lot 26 of the recorded Plat of Riverside Gardens in Pennfield Township; thence Southerly along a line which is 82 feet Easterly and parallel to the Easterly line of said Lot 26 of Riverside Gardens 837 feet, more or less; thence South 25 degrees, 40 minutes West along a line 232 feet westerly measured at right angles from and parallel to the Westerly line of the Grand Trunk Western Railroad right-of-way as shown on the recorded Plat of Riverside Gardens in Penufield Township 961 feet, more or less, to the East and West one-quarter line of Section 33; thence South 25 degrees, 40 minutes West along a line 249 feet Westerly measured at right angles from and running parallel to the Westerly line of the right-of-way of the Grand Trunk Western Railroad 1,420 feet, more or less, to a point 382 feet Northerly from the North line of the recorded Plat of Verona Addition in Pennfield Township; thence Westerly parallel to and 382 feet Northerly from said North line of said Verona Addition to a point 680 feet westerly from the Westerly line of the Grand Trunk Western Railroad right-of-way; thence Northerly measured at right angles, 100 feet; thence Westerly, at right angles 400 feet, more or less, to the centerline of the Battle Creek River; thence Southwesterly along the centerline of the Battle Creek River to the Southerly line of "Bailey Park" extended Easterly; thence Westerly along the Southerly line of "Bailey Park" to a point 236 feet, more or less, Westerly from the North and South one-quarter line of Section 32, which is the Easterly line of a roadway located North 88 degrees, 40 minutes East 737 feet, more or less, from the centerline of M-78 as now located; thence Southerly on a curve to the right of radius 1,096.27 feet 269.27 feet; thence along a curve of radius of 10 feet and chord of 19.38 feet, 26.41 feet; thence South 58 degrees 59 minutes East 66 feet to the Southeasterly line of a curve to the left, of radius 1,320.21 feet, 400 feet, more or less, to a point of tangency; thence South 18 degrees 31 minutes West 670 feet, more or less, to a curve; thence along the arc of a curve to the left, of radius 1,708.34 feet, 249 feet, more or less, to the South line of Section 32; thence Westerly along the South line of Section 32, 69.6 feet more or less to the point of beginning.
   E.   Springfield Areas.  (subject to litigation) Commonly known as Merrill Park Area:  Beginning at a point on the N-S quarter line of Section 2, T 2 S, R 8 W, 1557.8 feet North of the South quarter post of said Section; thence West 223.3 feet; thence North 250 feet to the Northeast corner of Lot 6 of the recorded plat of Merrill Park Subdivision; thence East 8.3 feet to the Southeast corner of Lot 7 of said plat; thence North 109 feet to the Northeast corner of Lot 8 of said plat; thence West along the North line of Lot 8 and the Westerly extension of Lot 8, 198 feet more or less to the centerline of Avenue "E" thence Northwesterly along the centerline of Avenue "E" to the centerline of 14th Street; thence Northeasterly along the centerline of 14th Street 225 feet; thence Northwesterly parallel with Avenue "E" 403.5 feet to the centerline of 16th Street; thence Southwesterly along the centerline of 16th Street to the centerline of Avenue "C" thence Northwesterly along the centerline of Avenue "C" to the centerline of 19th Street; thence Northwesterly along the centerline of 19th Street and a continuation of the centerline of 19th Street to the centerline of LaFayette Street; thence Southeasterly along the centerline of LaFayette Street to the N-S quarter line of Section 2, T 2 S, R 8 W; thence South along said N-S quarterline to the place of beginning.
   Commonly known as the Eaton-Clark Area; Commencing at the West quarter post of Section 3, T 2 S, R 8 W, and running thence North on the West line of said Section 3 to the North boundary line of the right of way of the Michigan Central Railroad Allegan Branch; thence Southeasterly along the Northerly boundary line of said right of way to the West N-S eighth line of said Section 3; thence North on said eighth line to the centerline of LaFayette Street; thence Southeasterly along the centerline of LaFayette Street to a point distant 888.36 feet more or less East from the N-S quarter line of said Section 3; thence North parallel with said N-S quarter line to the North line of said Section 3; thence East on said North section line to the East N-S eighth line of said Section 3; thence South on said eighth line to the centerline of LaFayette Street; thence Southeasterly along the centerline of LaFayette Street to a point distant Northwesterly along said street line 458.5 feet from the East line of said Section 3; thence North parallel with said East section line 630.36 feet; thence Southeasterly parallel with the centerline of LaFayette Street to the East line of said Section 3; thence South on said East section line to the centerline of Avenue C; thence Northwesterly along the centerline of Avenue C to the Westerly line of 24th Street; thence North on the Westerly line of 24th Street 185 feet; thence West 50 feet; thence South parallel with the West line of 24th Street to the E-W quarterline of said Section 3; thence West on said E-W quarterline to the West N-S eighth line of said Section 3; thence South on said eighth line to the Northerly line of Avenue A; thence Northwesterly on the Northerly line of Avenue A to the E-W quarterline of said Section 3; thence West on said quarterline to the point of beginning.
   F.   Any other area being a part of the City of Battle Creek on the effective date of this Charter.