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Posted on: October 15, 2019

New traffic signal energized at 9th and Dallas in BA

9th and Dallas traffic signal

A new traffic signal on 9th Street (Lynn Lane/177th East Avenue) in Broken Arrow has been energized. The signal at the intersection with Dallas Street will replace a four-way stop sign and  is currently flashing red in all four directions.

The sig...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

City Council to discuss Citizens Recycle Committee recommendation on curbside recycling

Recycling pilot

On Thursday, Oct. 10 at 5:15 p.m., the Broken Arrow Municipal Authority (BAMA) will hold a meeting at City Hall for a presentation and discussion regarding the Broken Arrow Pilot Project Report and recommendation of the Citizens Recycle Committee.

The Comm...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

BAFD reminds residents to plan during Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week

The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD) is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

BA Free Dump Day Set for Saturday, Oct. 26

Dump Day

Broken Arrow residents will have the opportunity to dispose of unwanted items at the City’s annual Fall Clean-Up on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Waste Management Quarry Landfill, 13720 E. 46th St. N. This is easily accessible by ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

BAPD hosts Night Out Against Crime October 26

Night Out Against Crime

The Broken Arrow Police Department will host its Night Out Against Crime on Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Rose District. The goals of this event are to: 

  • Heighten crime prevention and drug prevention awareness.
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police...
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Posted on: October 3, 2019

City Council Highlights

City Council Highlights graphic

New City Council Highlights! Hear an update on the Creative Arts Center on Main St, new housing coming to downtown, new bond projects moving forward and more!

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Broken Arrow in Motion

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City Manager Michael Spurgeon presents the September 2019 Broken Arrow in Motion. 

In this episode: 

0:38 Elm/New Orleans Committee tour of area

1:00 Update on 9th St (Lynn Lane) widening

1:24 New traffic signal at 23rd St (County Line) and ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Recycle Committee presents recommendation to BA Council

Recycling pilot

The Citizens Recycle Committee will present its recommendation regarding curbside recycling and the use of carts to the Broken Arrow Municipal Authority (BAMA) on Sept. 17.

The Committee met twice in August to discuss a consultant’s report of the...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Mayor presents at Institute on City Design

Mayor Craig Thurmond

Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond is one of seven mayors to present during the 73rd Mayors’ Institute on City Design, which will be held Sept. 4-6 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Thurmond will present the progress and challenges the City of Broken Arrow has...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

New BAPD deputy chief announced

Deputy Chief Scott Bennett

A 25-year veteran of the Broken Arrow Police Department (BAPD) is the force’s next Deputy Chief of Police. As of Sept. 1, Major Scott Bennett, will assume the role.

“We were blessed to have some great candidates for this very important ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Elm and New Orleans Advisory Committee convenes

New Orleans and Elm

The first meeting of the Elm and New Orleans Advisory Committee will be Thursday, Aug. 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Broken Arrow Nazarene Church, 401 W. New Orleans St.

In July 2019, the City Council approved an ordinance creating the Elm and New Orleans Advisor...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Curbside Recycling Pilot: What’s Next?

Recycling pilot

On Aug. 5, 2019, the Citizens Recycle Committee met to review the findings of the Curbside Recycling Pilot program, which ran from January-May of this year.

By September, the pilot report and the Citizen’s Recycle Committee recommendation, will b...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Mayor, City Manager attend White House State Leadership Day

VP Mike Pence

On July 25, the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs hosted select state and local delegates from five states to a Regional State Leadership Day Conference. Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond and City Manager Michael Spurgeon were among those in...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

City of BA department changes name

Community Development

The Department of Community Development provides a one-stop service to commercial and residential development. This includes cradle to grave support for these areas. Community Development brings together the professionals needed to help streamline the pro...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Elm and New Orleans Revitalization Study meeting video

Elm and New Orleans public meeting

The City of Broken Arrow hosted a public meeting to share the findings of a redevelopment study done for the Elm Place and New Orleans (101st) Street commercial district.

The meeting took place June 18, 2019, at the Broken Arrow Nazarene Church. In early 2...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Broken Arrow names new Parks director

Matt Hendron

Following a comprehensive nationwide search, the City of Broken Arrow today announced Matt Hendren as its new Parks and Recreation Director.

“I am honored to have been chosen to lead the Broken Arrow Parks and Recreation Department into an exciti...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

BAFD releases video showing why drivers should avoid flooded roads

BAFD Swiftwater rescue

The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD) today released video footage from a swift-water rescue operation, advising the public about the importance avoiding flooded roads.

At approximately 2:19 a.m. today, BAFD was dispatched to 6600 E. Albany St. in northe...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

BA City Councilmember Debra Wimpee accepted into the Community Leadership Development Class 8

Debra Wimpee

The Oklahoma Municipal League is proud to announce Debra Wimpee, Broken Arrow Ward 1 City Councilmember, was accepted into the Oklahoma Municipal Leagues Community Leadership Development (CLD) Class 8. The first class session was hosted by the City of Mus...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

2019 Rose District Farmers Market opens Saturday, April 6th

farmers market logo

The Rose District Farmers Market begins its 2019 season on Saturday, April 6, at the Rose District Plaza, 418 S. Main St. The market runs from 8 a.m.-noon.

The market’s opening day will feature over 40 vendors, food trucks and music.

Early crops s...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

White House and Federal Delegation intervene to save land trade

BAPS Elementary Rendering

A $612,248 federal tax lien that jeopardized a land swap between the City of Broken Arrow and Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) has now been resolved, after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided a partial lien release on land the City purchased in ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Work on Broken Arrow’s first bikeway begins in March

bike lane sign

Construction on the Main Street Bikeway project is set to begin the week of March 18, weather and other conditions permitting.

No large scale construction is planned by the City of Broken Arrow for the bikeway. The bulk of the project consists of restripin...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

FEMA approves Broken Arrow storm shelter rebates

storm shelter sign

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant worth $328,000 to the City of Broken Arrow. These funds will offset the cost of installing storm shelters for 164 homeowners. 

“This is very exciting, that we have federal tax doll...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

BAPD first agency in state to join ‘Neighbors’ by Ring

Neighbors by Ring

The Broken Arrow Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in Oklahoma to join the free Neighbors app to provide the Broken Arrow community with real-time, local crime and safety information. Dozens of agencies have launched similar partne...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

BA City Councilors appointed to national committees

veterans park fountain with flags

The National League of Cities has appointed elected officials from the City of Broken Arrow to a number of federal advocacy committees. 

The National League of Cities (NLC) is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening a...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

2018 State of the City

2018 state of city address

City Manager Michael Spurgeon delivered the 2018 State of the City address at a Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce luncheon on December 12, 2018. 

The State of the City is an opportunity to share with the public this year’s accomplishments and what’...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Broken Arrow ranks among ‘Safest Cities in America’

City of Broken Arrow

A new report from 24/7 Wall St. has ranked Broken Arrow as the 19th Safest City in America.

In recent years, the incidence of violent crime in Broken Arrow has declined more than in nearly any other city, according to the report. There were just 124 violen...

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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: October 19, 2018

City Council members dismissed as defendants in medical marijuana lawsuit

City of BA logo

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: July 16, 2018

WalletHub names Broken Arrow best city for first time home buyers

New Orleans Street Water Tower

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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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