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Posted on: October 23, 2017

What is the Curfew on Halloween?

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Halloween this year falls on a Tuesday, which means the curfew  is from 11:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. for individuals under 18 years of age. This is the standard Sunday through Thursday curfew.

The curfew hours on Friday and Saturday are midnight and 6:0...

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

City Council Highlights

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Mayor Craig Thurrmond and Councilor Mike Lester talk about a donation from St.Francis South to implement PulsePoint, the final draft of the Downtown Residential Overlay district, and more!

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Brandon Berryhill named Chief of Police

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City Manager Michael Spurgeon has chosen Brandon Berryhill to lead the Broken Arrow Police Department (BAPD) as its next police chief.Berryhill is a 23 year veteran with the BAPD, including the last six years as Deputy Chief. He has also been serving as A...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

We want to hear from you!

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The City of Broken Arrow is seeking feedback from citizens regarding overall satisfaction with City services, ways to improve the City and projects they’d like to see done using General Obligation (GO) Bonds through a city-wide survey.

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Broken Arrow breaks ground on City’s first dog park

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The City of Broken Arrow will break ground on the Rose West Dog Park, the City’s first dog park, at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10. Leashed dogs and their owners are welcome to attend the groundbreaking.

The park will feature two separate, fenced play...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Trash bag vouchers delayed due to Hurricane Harvey

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The distribution of trash bag vouchers in Broken Arrow will be delayed due to Hurricane Harvey’s impact on plastic bag production. Vouchers will be mailed out on Nov. 1 this year, one month later than usual.

“Hurricane Harvey made a significant impact on t...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Broken Arrow releases 2018 financial newsletter

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The City of Broken Arrow has released its latest financial newsletter, titled “Thrive! Your Money at Work.” The report illustrates in detail how the City generates revenue and how tax dollars are spent. It also details projects the City will work on in Fi...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Your bond dollars at work: Recreation for health & wealth

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A message from Parks & Recreation Director Scott Esmond

“Play ball!”

It’s one of America’s great pastimes and a phrase familiar to many in Broken Arrow, whether it’s baseball, softball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, rugby or lacrosse you enjoy. ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Broken Arrow Mayor receives OAAE Art Star Award

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Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond today received the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education’s (OAAE) annual Mayor’s Art Star Award at an Oklahoma Municipal League breakfast in downtown Tulsa.

The OAAE Art Star Awards Program honors a mayor who has demonstrat...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Tulsa County Election Board needs precinct officials

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The Tulsa County Election Board has an urgent need for precinct officials. Precinct officials must be registered voters in the county and are paid $87 or $97 depending on their specific role, plus $25 after completing a mandatory training session and poss...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Businesses flock to Broken Arrow in 2017

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This has been a great year so far for economic development in the City of Broken Arrow. The City has successfully recruited numerous new businesses and commercial investments, including what may be considered the milestone for the Rose District: an $18 mi...

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

City of Broken Arrow teams up with PepsiCo Recycling to increase beverage container recycling

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The City of Broken Arrow announced today that it is teaming up with PepsiCo Recycling to bring new recycling bins to some of the City’s facilities. The PepsiCo Recycling Bin program provides consumers with an easy and convenient way to recycle away from h...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

City launches Parks Locator tool

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The City of Broken Arrow recently launched a new Parks Locator tool for residents and visitors to use. Using the new online tool, residents can find all relevant information about any City-owned park or recreation facility.

The tool works on both desktop c...

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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: June 26, 2017

Broken Arrow in Motion

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City Manager Michael Spurgeon presents the September 2017 Broken Arrow in Motion.In this video:0:16 -- Storm debris pickup complete0:47 -- Drainage issues fixed (6th & Houston)1:18 -- Action Center BA1:56 -- Street sweeping schedule2:08 -- 9th Street ...

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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 25, 2017

Pets in Public: Leashes and Clean-up Required

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The Parks and Recreation Department receives many complaints from residents regarding pets in parks not being leashed, along with pet owners not picking up pet waste.

The City requires that dogs are to be on a leash in public parks and on public property. ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

BAPD hosts Night Out Against Crime

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The Broken Arrow Police Department is sponsoring a Night Out Against Crime With Fun and Games on Main from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28th, in the Rose District.

The community gathering provides attractions and family entertainment geared for children and pa...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Mixed-Used Development On Tap For Main Street Property

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A new face will soon welcome visitors to the north end of the Rose District. The City of Broken Arrow, the Broken Arrow Chamber and Milestone Capital LLC announced on Aug. 2 a new mixed-use development for the empty lot at 305 N. Main Street.

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Broken Arrow Residents Can Now Use Tulsa Mulch Site for Free

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City of Broken Arrow residents are now able to take their green waste to the City of Tulsa’s Mulch Site free of charge.

Located at 2100 N. 145th E. Ave., the Tulsa Mulch Site accepts tree limbs, leaves and grass clippings. The site also offers unlimited wo...

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

Where to Take Storm Debris

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Residents with storm debris have options for disposal.

Tree Limbs  

Through a partnership with the City of Tulsa, Broken Arrow residents may use the Tulsa Mulch Site, 2100 N. 145th E. Ave., to drop off tree limbs at no charge. You will need to brin...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Citizens Recycling Committee Submits Report to City Council

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The Citizens Recycling Committee provided its findings and recommendations regarding curbside recycling to the City Council at its Aug. 1 meeting, after researching recycling options for the past eight months. The Council accepted the report, which recomm...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

More Jobs Coming with Alfa Laval Expansion in BA

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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.

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Resolution Opposing Illegal Gaming on August 1 City Council Agenda

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The City Council at its August 1 meeting is expected to approve a resolution opposing illegal gaming in Broken Arrow.

The Council is taking action in response to rumors that gaming machines will be installed and operated at the Embers Grill, a restaurant l...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Broken Arrow to become Purple Heart City

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The City of Broken Arrow will hold a ceremony on August 8 to celebrate becoming a Purple Heart City.

“It’s a great honor to be selected to become a Purple Heart City,” said Mayor Craig Thurmond. “By doing so, we are ...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

City and School District Join “Drop It & Drive” Campaign

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The City of Broken Arrow and Broken Arrow Public Schools are raising awareness of distracted driving by installing “Drop It & Drive” signs in school zones throughout the community. City employees will install the signs before school starts in mid-Augu...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fire Department Adds Seventh Ambulance to Fleet

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Beginning Wednesday, July 19, a seventh ambulance enters service with the Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD). The new ambulance will be housed at Fire Station 7, located at Elm Place and Edgewater Street.

The addition of a seventh ambulance will help BAFD...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Turf Football Fields

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On Friday, July 14, the City of Broken Arrow, along with the Broken Arrow Youth Football Association, will celebrate the opening of two new artificial turf fields at the Nienhuis Football Complex, 3201 N. 9th Street. 

Broken Arrow voters approved ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Fire Academy Adds 19 New Firefighters to BAFD

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The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD) held a graduation ceremony for 19 new firefighters on Friday, June 23 at Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow.

With the addition of these new firefighters, BAFD has fulfilled a Vision 2025 Renewal campaign p...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

City Mourns Passing of Former City Councilor Tony Petrik

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Long-time Broken Arrow resident and former City Councilor Tony Petrik died on Monday, June 19, 2017. He was 68 years old. Petrik served on the Broken Arrow City Council from 1987 to 2003 and was Vice Mayor from 1997 to 2003.

During his time on Council, Pet...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Construction of 37th Street Connection Begins

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Construction of 37th Street (209th Street) between Omaha (51st) Street and Albany (61st) Street is underway. What is now just a dirt road will become a paved three-lane street that will improve access in the northeast part of Broken Arrow.

Drivers will nee...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

BA Fire Chief Completes Fire Service Executive Development Program

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Chief Jeremy Moore of the Broken Arrow Fire Department is one of among 21 members of the 2016 Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI) to complete the yearlong program.  This is the fourth cohort program sponsored by the International...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

View the Draft Downtown Overlay Design Standards

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The Draft Downtown Residential Overlay District (DROD) Design Standards project has provided an opportunity for community and stakeholder discussion about how to best encourage high quality, context-sensitive design in and surrounding the Rose District.&a...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Liberty Parkway Trail Repairs Completed

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The Liberty Parkway Trail between Elm Place and 9th Street (Lynn Lane) in Broken Arrow is now open, after crews completed repairs to the retaining wall and drainage pipe on a section of that trail. Liberty Parkway Trail is a bicycling and walking path nex...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Broken Arrow City Council Election Results

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On Tuesday, April 4, Broken Arrow residents voted to re-elect Mayor Craig Thurmond to the Broken Arrow City Council for Ward 2. Residents also elected Debra Wimpee to fill the Ward 1 City Council seat. Wimpee will replace long-time City Councilor Richard ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Dunkin Donuts, Ulta and More Coming to Broken Arrow

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With the announcement of Ulta, Michaels, Jersey Mike's Subs and more stores soon to open, Hillside Drive will become an even busier retail corridor. 

Shops at Broken Arrow (Phase 2, Between PetSmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods)

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  • Dollar Tre...
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Posted on: March 30, 2017

AT&T Bringing 5G to Broken Arrow

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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: March 28, 2017

Land Designated for Local VFW to Build New Meeting Space

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The City of Broken Arrow has identified land for a new home for VFW Post 10887. The Post’s long-time meeting facility, located by Haskell Park, 601 E. Dallas Street, was demolished in June 2014, because it had fallen into disrepair and had becom...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

City Seeks to Build “Innovation District” to Attract High Tech Jobs

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The City of Broken Arrow, in partnership with community organizations and educational institutions, is embarking on a new initiative to build what will be known as an Innovation District, a hub of high tech manufacturing businesses and educational facilit...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

2017 Rose District Farmers Market Adds Tuesday Hours

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The Rose District Farmers Market begins its 2017 season on April 1 back at the Rose District Plaza, 418 S. Main Street. In addition to its regular Saturday hours from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Market will also be open on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Twenty New Firefighters Hired in Less than Two Years

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The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD) has fulfilled a Vision 2025 Renewal campaign promise to hire 20 new firefighters by 2020. Broken Arrow voters in November 2015 agreed to renew the Tulsa County Vision 2025 sales tax and repurpose it to pay for addit...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Report Shows Broken Arrow Streets in Good Condition

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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 21, 2017

New Program Allows TCC Students to Intern with Broken Arrow Fire

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As part of an innovative new program, the Broken Arrow Fire Department and Tulsa Community College are launching a Fire and Emergency Medical Services internship for TCC students. The interns will take part in the 20-week Broken Arrow Fire Academy, in ord...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Use Our New Financial Transparency Tool to Understand City Budget

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The City of Broken Arrow has launched a new digital platform powered by OpenGov that provides residents, elected officials, and staff convenient access to the City’s finances and performance information. The OpenGov platform transforms complex financial d...

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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: February 6, 2017

Be Informed - Subscribe to City News

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The easiest way to know what’s going on in the City of Broken Arrow is to sign up for our emergency phone alerts and City news notices.

News Notices via Email/Text

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

New Projects to Begin with 2014 GO Bond Sale

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The City of Broken Arrow has sold $18.7 million of General Obligation (GO) Bonds approved by voters in 2014. The sale will pay for several new streets, public safety, parks and stormwater projects. Approximately $30.1 million of authorized 2014 bonds rema...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Traffic Signal Upgrade at Kenosha/9th Street Intersection

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New flashing yellow arrow, left turn traffic signals will be installed at the intersection of Kenosha Street (71st) and 9th Street (Lynn Lane) on Friday, December 30. Drivers will encounter a four-way stop at the intersection while crews perform the work,...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

2016 State of the City

City Manager Michael Spurgeon delivers State of the City address.

What’s ahead for BA in 2017? City Manager Michael Spurgeon provides a look back at the last 12 months and outlines priorities for the upcoming year in the 2016 State of the City Address.

Click to download the City Manager's PowerPoint slides.

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

BAFD Promotes 13-Year Veteran to Assistant Fire Chief

New Assistant Fire Chief Mark Steward

The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD) announced that Mark Steward, a 13-year veteran and captain of BAFD, has been promoted to Assistant Fire Chief. Steward will join the Fire Department Administration in overseeing emergency operations, fire prevention...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

City Council Approves New Utility Rates

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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: November 18, 2016

View Utilities Department Presentations

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The Utilities Department has presented a lot of information in the past several months, leading up to the City Council's consideration of new utility rates. View those documents and videos for a detailed look at the proposal to fund improvements.Read on...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Aspen Avenue Resurfacing Project Completed

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Contractors have completed resurfacing a nearly two-mile stretch of Aspen Avenue, starting at just north of Washington Street (91st) to Kenosha Street (71st). 

The work involved removing the old roadway surface and installing a new asphalt overlay...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Sign Up to Receive Phone Calls and Email Alerts

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Automated Phone Calls

The City of Broken Arrow uses a phone call notification system to distribute alerts regarding emergencies, neighborhood meetings and other important information. By signing up for notifications, you’ll stay connected and ready for...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

Broken Arrow Takes Mayors' Monarch Pledge

Members of the Broken Arrow Monarch Movement with Craig Thurmond

On October 4, Mayor Craig Thurmond, on behalf of the City, took the Mayors' Monarch Pledge. Broken Arrow now joins 190 other cities and organizations committed to preserving the monarch butterfly. The Parks Department will be planting monarch way...

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Posted on: August 16, 2016

City to Investigate Implementation of Curbside Recycling

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The City of Broken Arrow will form a special citizens committee to investigate residential curbside recycling, after the City Council at the August 16 meeting approved the results of the recent refuse and recycling survey.

A recommendation for impleme...Read on...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Hazardous Household Waste Disposal Now Available Year-Round

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Broken Arrow residents will now be able to dispose of their hazardous household waste any time of the year at the City of Tulsa’s Household Pollutant Collection Facility.

In past years, the Metropolitan Environmental Trust (M.e.t.) has conducted semi-...Read on...

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Broken Arrow Named 9th Most Customer-Friendly City in U.S.

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Broken Arrow has been named one of the most customer-friendly towns in America according to Yelp, the company that connects consumers with great local businesses. As part of their the inaugural Bizzie Awards, Yelp is celebrating the most customer-friendly...See the List...

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Posted on: August 31, 2016

BA Makes Happiest Cities List

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According to Zippia.com, Broken Arrow is the second happiest mid-sized city in the United States. It's something many of us already know, but it's great that other organizations are recognizing what a great place this is to live!

Here's an excerpt from...Why BA Made the List...

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

Stay Informed with New City Council Highlights Videos

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The Public Information Office has launched a new video series called City Council Highlights. The videos provide regular updates on actions taken at Broken Arrow City Council Meetings.

"It's extremely important to know what's going on in local go...Read on...

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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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Posted on: April 20, 2016

Utilities Department Installing Automated Meter Readers

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The City of Broken Arrow is improving its water meter program by installing Automated Meter Readers (AMR), starting with the east side of Broken Arrow. Installation has been underway since March 2016.

The AMR system will result in greater accuracy of ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 15, 2016

Studies Show Economic Impact of Oklahoma Tourism at All-Time High

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Governor Mary Fallin announced that three major research studies on the impact of tourism in Oklahoma show direct travel spending reached an all-time high of $8.9 billion in 2014.

That figure makes travel and tourism the third-largest industry in the s...Read on...

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Posted on: January 19, 2016

Old Fire Station on South Elm Reopens

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The City of Broken Arrow announces the temporary reopening of an old fire station, located at 2900 S. Elm Place, which closed in 2012 after a new fire station was built to replace it. In December 2012, all personnel and equipment from the old fire station...Read on...

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Posted on: December 31, 2015

2015 Traffic Counts Now Available

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The 2015 Traffic Counts are now available online.

Traffic counts serve as a factual indicator of the volume of vehicles at a certain...View Data

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Posted on: December 11, 2015

Broken Arrow Mayor Elected to NLC Board of Directors

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Mayor Craig Thurmond was elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2016 Board of Directors at the 2015 Congress of Cities & Exposition held in Nashville, Tenn. Thurmond, who will serve a two-year term, will play a key role in guiding the nation’s...Read on...

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Posted on: November 10, 2015

Voters Approve Funding for Public Safety, Streets

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On Tuesday, November 10, City of Broken Arrow voters overwhelmingly approved renewal of the expiring Vision 2025 sales tax to hire more police officers, firefighters and fix Broken Arrow roads.

The two propositions will replace the existing Vision 2025...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

Fire Department Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Hire 9 New Firefighters

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Broken Arrow Fire Department a $1,090,791 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to hire nine (9) new firefighters. The grant will bring the Fire Department closer to ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 4, 2015

Authority Approves Utility Projects

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The Broken Arrow Municipal Authority (BAMA) has approved the application of a $25.6 million loan to improve the City's aging utility infrastructure.

Click the link below to view a project list.

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Police Department Joins "Start by Believing" Public Awareness Campaign

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The Broken Arrow Police Department is now participating in a nationwide campaign that encourages sexual assault victims to report the crime to law enforcement.

The campaign is named Start By Believing because the first person a victim confides in after...Read on...

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