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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Rose District revitalization honored again

Rose District

The efforts that led to the revitalization of Broken Arrow’s Main Street, known as the Rose District, have earned another honor – finalist for the Route Fifty Navigator Awards.

Now in its third year, the Route Fifty’s Navigato...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

BAFD holds fourth annual toy drive

BAFD toy drive

The Broken Arrow Fire Department will be holding its fourth annual toy drive from now until Dec. 21. Residents can drop toys off at any Broken Arrow fire station, and those who donate can receive a tour of the fire station and trucks.

The toys will be dist...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Mayor attends White House housing discussion

Mayor Thurmond with Ben Carson

Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond was invited to the White House for the fourth time in 2018. Thurmond attended the White House Roundtable on Housing Affordability on Friday, Nov. 16.

The purpose of the housing roundtable was to gather input from local gov...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

BAFD adds new dates for free community hands-only CPR classes

Community CPR

The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD) began offering monthly CPR training classes free for members of the community in August 2018.

The one-hour classes train citizens in Hands-Only CPR, choking assistance and familiarize them with automated external def...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Download the VisitBA app

Visit BA

Introduced in September, the Visit Broken Arrow app is a next generation travel and tourism tool that increases the visibility for all Broken Arrow has to offer, such as restaurants, specialty shops, hotels, events and the Rose District.

Our new free custo...

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

City Council Highlights

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Economic Development Manager Norm Stephens and Police Chief Brandon Berryhill talk about the financial report, recognizing employees and citizens for their life-saving efforts, the Creative Arts Center, and more!

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Keep leaves out of streets and storm sewers

Leaves

Inundated by fall leaves? Remember to properly dispose of your leaves by bagging, mulching or composting them. Do not blow or rake leaves into the street or storm sewers. Not only is it a violation of City of Broken Arrow code, but storm sewers clogged wi...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Pumpkins laying around? Compost them at the M.e.t

Pumpkins

The Metropolitan Environmental Trust (M.e.t) and Full Sun Composting are partnering to bring awareness to the issue of food waste, by accepting holiday pumpkins at the Broken Arrow depot.

Residents can drop off their holiday gourds, squash and pumpkins at ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Broken Arrow in Motion

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City Manager Michael Spurgeon presents the October 2018 Broken Arrow in Motion.

In this episode:

0:21 -- Happy Birthday!

0:43 -- 9th Street Update

1:18 -- 37th Street Update

1:43 -- Ash Street

2:05 -- Speed Limit Changes

2:33 -- Recycling Pilot Programs

3:08 -- U...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

City Council members dismissed as defendants in medical marijuana lawsuit

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On October 17, 2018, District Judge Patrick Pickerill issued a final declaratory judgment for a lawsuit that challenged the City of Broken Arrow’s authority to regulate medical marijuana businesses in the community.

The Court found that Oklahoma ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Speed limits reduced on three Broken Arrow roads

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The City of Broken Arrow has reduced the speed limit on three roads in the southern portion of the City. Each road has been reduced to a 40 miles per hour limit, down from the previous 50 miles per hour limit.

Effective immediately, the speed limit reducti...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Broken Arrow utility customers to see rate change effective on November bills

New Orleans Street Water Tower

As part of a multi-year, utility infrastructure reinvestment plan approved by the City Council, the City of Broken Arrow will implement a third rate increase for water, sewer and stormwater services. A similar rate increase was approved in September 2017....

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

City manager receives Certified Municipal Official designation

Spurgeon award

The Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) awarded the designation of Certified Municipal Official to Broken Arrow City Manager Michael Spurgeon at its Annual Conference in Oklahoma City.

“Earning this designation was important to me to show how committ...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Voters approve Build Our Future BA GO Bond

Thank you Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow voters approved all six propositions for the 2018 Build Our Future BA General Obligation (GO) Bond on Tuesday, Aug. 28.  This is the largest municipal bond package in the history of the City of Broken Arrow.

“On behalf of th...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Broken Arrow rededicates Vietnam War Memorial

Vietnam War Memorial at Veterans Park

UPDATE: The rededication has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 22.

The City of Broken Arrow will host a rededication ceremony for the Vietnam War Memorial at Veterans Park, 1111 S. Main St., at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16.

UPDATE: The rededication has been...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

WalletHub names Broken Arrow best city for first time home buyers

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Broken Arrow has again been named the Best City for First-Time Home Buyers by personal finance website WalletHub. Broken Arrow also received this honor in 2014.To make its list, WalletHub compared 300 cities of varying sizes across 27 key indicators of ma...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

BAPD makes collision reports available online

CrashDocs

The Broken Arrow Police Department has made completed automobile collision reports available online, for free, to parties that were involved in an accident.

Effective June 2018, BAPD is digitizing its crash reports through a partnership with the Carfax Pol...

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Posted on: June 10, 2018

Broken Arrow named one of “Most Livable” cities in America

Mayor 2018 USCM Award

Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond was awarded first place honors at the 2018 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 86th Annual Meeting in Boston. 

The award recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and i...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Elm & New Orleans retail study underway

New Orleans and Elm

On May 31, 2018, the City of Broken Arrow hosted an open house at the Broken Arrow Nazarene Church to discuss redevelopment ideas for the intersection at New Orleans (101st) Street and Elm Place.

In August 2017, the Broken Arrow City Council approved an ec...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Comprehensive Plan update continues with future growth scenarios

Broken Arrow Next

The City of Broken Arrow will host an Open House to collect feedback and comments on the next phase of the Comprehensive Plan Update. Stakeholders will review future growth scenarios, including the current development trend and alternative growth opportun...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Broken Arrow science students to launch floating wetland

Tiger Creek floating wetland

Broken Arrow High School students launched a sustainable floating wetland during a ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, at Tiger Creek Nature Park as part of a continuing partnership with the City of Broken Arrow.Last fall, the City of Broken Arrow and Broken A...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Former Bever property will become a park to honor victims, first responders

Memorial Park Rendering

The City of Broken Arrow will begin construction on a memorial park dedicated to victims of the Bever family murders and the first responders at the crime scene. The groundbreaking is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30 at the site of the former Bever residen...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Broken Arrow ranks 9th on national list of lowest-crime cities

Broken Arrow Police

An analysis done by the news website Business Insider ranks Broken Arrow 9th on a list of cities with the fewest violent crimes in the United States.The website utilized recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, which compiles data submitted by law...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Watch video from the April 23 GO bond meeting

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City Manager Michael Spurgeon outlined the goals and objectives of the 2018 General Obligation Bond at the April 23 public input meeting.

Watch the video to get up to speed on the process to improve Broken Arrow roads, public safety, parks and flood manage...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Read the feedback report from GO bond public input meetings

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Over 300 residents attended public meetings held at South BA Baptist Church, Battle Creek and Forest Ridge Golf Clubs in late February - to shape the 2018 General Obligation Bond renewal package. Attendees were able to talk to department directors and man...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

March 27 kick-off open house and keynote speaker planned for Comprehensive Plan

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The City of Broken Arrow will host an Open House meeting to introduce and help set the vision for its Comprehensive Plan on Tuesday, March 27 at Central on Main (220 N. Main Street) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

A brief presentation about the plan...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Broken Arrow makes USA Today’s Charming Main Streets list

Rose District

USA Today in their list of charming Main Streets across the USA included Broken Arrow’s Rose District in the top 50 list.

“The national recognition is really awesome to see, because of all the hard work the Broken Arrow City Council, staff and our partners...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Speed limit reduction on Albany near Bass Pro and Stoney Creek

25 MPH Speed Limit

The City of Broken Arrow has reduced the speed limit on Albany Street between Elm Place and 9th Street near Bass Pro Shops and Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center. The speed limit in this area has been reduced from 35 miles per hour to 25 miles per h...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Mayor Thurmond attends meeting at White House

Mayor Craig Thurmond at the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond was part of a select group of mayors from across the nation to attend a special meeting at the White House, where President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence addressed the group.Thurm...

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Posted on: December 19, 2017

Watch the 2017 State of the City address

2017 State of the City address

City Manager Michael Spurgeon delivered the State of the City address on Wednesday, Dec. 13, to the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce.

The full video of the presentation is presented below.

Topics include:

  • Broken Arrow is a place people are moving to and not ...
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Posted on: December 4, 2017

City Council approves downtown residential design standards

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The Broken Arrow City Council approved the final draft of the Downtown Residential Overlay District design standards at the Dec. 5 Council meeting. The new standards will take effect January 2, 2018. Last year, the City of Broken Arrow contracted with pla...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Life-saving PulsePoint app launched in Broken Arrow

PulsePoint app

The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD), with support from Saint Francis Hospital South, are bringing a life-saving mobile app to the City of Broken Arrow.PulsePoint is a free app available for both iPhone and Android devices that alerts citizens trained ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

City, BA Schools partner on watershed conservation

Detention Pond Duckies

The City of Broken Arrow and Broken Arrow Public Schools will launch a unique and unprecedented joint collaborative effort to develop an environmental enhancement program along portions of the Upper Adams Creek watershed.The aim of the program is to effec...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Watch the South Broken Arrow Economic Development Meeting

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On August 22, 2017, the City Council held a special meeting at South Broken Arrow Baptist Church, where residents were presented with up-to-date information on everything the City has done to encourage new retail and restaurant opportunities in the southe...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Youth Sports an Economic Driver for BA

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Broken Arrow is known for hosting some of the region's largest youth sports tournaments. Many of these teams stay for several days in Broken Arrow, spending money at our local hotels, restaurants and stores. 

In an effort to attract more tournamen...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

More Jobs Coming with Alfa Laval Expansion in BA

Alfa Laval

On Aug. 1, the City Council approved an economic development agreement that supports Alfa Laval's expansion of its facilities on South 9th Street. Alfa Laval manufactures heat exchangers at the 17.5 acre site.

“It’s a pleasure to be par...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

AT&T Bringing 5G to Broken Arrow

mobile tech

Broken Arrow is the first city in Oklahoma where AT&T will deploy its small cell technology. Small cells are compact devices that can be placed on existing structures, such as utility poles, that bolster network capacity for improved call quality and ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Report Shows Broken Arrow Streets in Good Condition

Tucson Street

Broken Arrow’s streets are the City’s largest asset, valued at $576.1 million dollars. Earlier this year, we retained IMS Infrastructure Management Systems to determine the condition of the City’s vast network of streets. Knowing the condition of each roa...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Watch Important BA News on Cox Cable Channel 24

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The City of Broken Arrow has its own TV channel, which Cox Cable customers can watch on channel 24. We recently upgraded equipment to improve the audio and video quality on the channel, so be sure to check it out! View the daily schedule here.

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

City Council Approves New Utility Rates

image of new water connection to Tulsa

The Broken Arrow City Council at the December 6 City Council Meeting approved new utility rates for water, sewer and stormwater services.  The rate increase is necessary to continue providing utility services in Broken Arrow and will pay for both...

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

"Surf the Earth" at Battle Creek Golf Club

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Greenway Golf, operator of Battle Creek Golf Club, is very pleased to announce the arrival of the GolfBoard – An all-new way to enjoy the game of golf. Battle Creek Golf Club is the first and only golf facility in Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma to offer Gol...Read on...

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