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Posted on: August 24, 2016

City Council Highlights

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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. &a...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Grand Opening of Rose District Ice Rink

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The Rose District Ice Rink will be open Thursday, December 1 to Sunday, January 8. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Thursday and general admission skating to follow.

The rink is at 418 S. Main Street in the Rose District Pavilion.

Hours of ...

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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...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

BA Signs Waste Disposal Contract with Renewable Energy Facility

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Beginning December 1, 2016, City of Broken Arrow Sanitation crews will transport solid waste collected to the Covanta Tulsa Renewable Energy Facility instead of the landfill. In addition to substantially less tipping fees than our current fees at the lan...Read on...

Energy-from-Waste Facility Virtual Tour
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Broken Arrow Takes Mayors' Monarch Pledge

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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 waystatio...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

St. Francis Hospital recognizes BAFD for excellence in trauma care

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The Broken Arrow Fire Department is the recipient of the Saint Francis Hospital Trauma Institute's C.T. Thompson Award for Excellence in Trauma Care.

“We're honored to receive the C.T. Thompson award,” said Jeremy Moore, Broken Arrow Fire Chief. “We st...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2016

Report Non-Emergency Issues with Your Phone or Computer

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The City of Broken Arrow, in partnership with SeeClickFix, has launched a new digital service called Action Center – Broken Arrow, that makes it easy to report non-emergency issues such as potholes, streetlight outages, and other concerns through mobile d...Read on...

Report an Issue or Concern
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...

Recycling Survey Findings and Report
Posted on: September 27, 2016

Outdoor Tennis and Basketball Courts Open at Nienhuis

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The outdoor tennis and basketball courts at Nienhuis Park are now open! Come out and enjoy them from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. any day of the week! The park is located at 3201 N. 9th Street.

The courts were part of the 2011 General Bond Obligation and cost $36...Read on...

View Other Facilities at Nienhuis Park
Posted on: September 22, 2016

BAFD Receives Grant to Hire 11 Firefighters

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Broken Arrow Fire Department a $1,486,320 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to hire eleven (11) new firefighters.

“The Broken Arrow Fire Department made a pro...Read on...

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...

Download Hazardous Household Waste Flyer
Posted on: September 15, 2016

Thurmond Wins Mayor of the Year Award

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The Mayors' Council of Oklahoma announced that Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond has been selected as the 2016 Mayor of the Year.

“I can’t think of a more deserving public servant than Craig Thurmond, who is one of the hardest working people I know,” s...See Video...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Read the 2017 Financial Newsletter

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New this year, the City of Broken Arrow is mailing out its first annual financial newsletter, called “Your Money at Work.” This report illustrates how the City generates revenue and how your tax dollars are spent. It also details projects the City will be...Read on...

Download the 2017 Financial Newsletter
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...

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...

See the Top 10 Happiest Cities List
Posted on: August 25, 2016

Permit Needed for Open Burning

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In order to burn within city limits, residents are required to obtain a burn permit.

The permit can be completed at the Public Safety Complex, 1101 N 6th Street. The burn site will need to be inspected and a $50 fee will need to be paid before burning...Read on...

Instructions for Obtaining Residential Burn Permit
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...

View the most recent City Council Highlights
Posted on: June 21, 2016

HR Director Promoted to Assistant City Manager of Administration

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Russell Gale, long-time Human Resources Director for the City of Broken Arrow, has been promoted to Assistant City Manager of Administration. Gale will oversee the administrative division of the organization, which includes the following departments: Fi...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2016

Mayor Seeks Federal Support for Local Initiatives

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Mayor Craig Thurmond’s efforts in Washington, D.C. during Infrastructure Week 2016 (May 16 – 23) put Broken Arrow in the national spotlight, as he presented the economic benefits obtained through the City’s infrastructure investments.

Mayor Thurmond wa...Read on...

3 Ways Infrastructure Drives Economic Development
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...

Battle Creek Golf Club Website
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: March 29, 2016

Redesigned Website to Launch Thursday, March 31

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Visitors to www.BrokenArrowOK.gov will see a redesigned City of Broken Arrow website starting Thursday, March 31.

The redesigned website features larger, easier to read navigation links. It will also be easier to view content from a smartphone or tabl...Read on...

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: February 10, 2016

2015 Annual Report Now Available

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The 2015 Annual Report provides an excellent overview of the progress the City of Broken Arrow has made on projects and programs throughout the year, as well as provide a snapshot of the current state of the City.

Read it online at www.brokenarrowok.g...Get the link...

Read the 2015 Annual Report
Posted on: February 5, 2016

Fire Chief Accepted into Fire Service Executive Development Institute

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The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) announces that Broken Arrow Fire Chief Jeremy Moore has been accepted into the Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI). Chief Moore competed with new fire chiefs and chief officers from acro...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Broken Arrow Native Named Assistant City Manager of Operations

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Kenneth Schwab, a native of Broken Arrow, has been hired as the Assistant City Manager of Operations. Schwab will oversee the operations division of the organization, which includes the following departments: Development Services, Engineering and Constru...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

City Council Approves Repair for Tiger Hill Wall

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The City Council has directed the Administration to move forward with the remediation process necessary for the retaining wall on the north side of Tiger Hill, located on the southwest corner of Kenosha and 9th Street (Lynn Lane). The City is considering ...Read on...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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 24, 2015

Fiscal Sustainability Committee Submits Recommendations

The Fiscal Sustainability Committee that was established by the Broken Arrow City Council has submitted its recommendations for improving the financial condition of the City of Broken Arrow.

Since July 2010, the City has had to rely on fund balances to...Read on...

Fiscal Sustainability Committee Report
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...

Posted on: March 18, 2015

Broken Arrow to Exchange Vision 2025 Funds with Collinsville, Skiatook

The Broken Arrow City Council voted Tuesday night in favor of a resolution that would allow surplus Vision 2025 funds to be exchanged between Broken Arrow, Collinsville and Skiatook.

The reason for this exchange is that Vision 2025 Propositions specify...Read on...

Broken Arrow Vision 2025 Projects
Posted on: February 3, 2015

Report Problems Online Through the Request Tracker

If you have a problem or concern to report, you may now submit your request online through the City’s website at www.BrokenArrowOK.gov/requesttracker.aspx.

Action Center staff will submit these requests to the appropriate department to resolve the i...Learn how...

Report a Problem
Posted on: February 2, 2015

Bond Sale to Fund 2014, 2011 Construction Projects

The City of Broken Arrow recently completed the sale of $14,880,000 in General Obligation (GO) bonds.

The staff recommended and City Council approved the 2014 list, based on contractual or other binding commitments to proceed with the project or compl...Read on...

View Update on Bond Projects