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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Safe water investment a priority for the City

The Broken Arrow Drinking Water Plant

The City of Broken Arrow has invested $75 million on the Drinking Water Treatment Plant to ensure that your drinking water is safe, Charles M. Vokes, Utilities Department Director for the City of Broken Arrow, said to the 2019-2020 Leadership Broken Arrow...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Broken Arrow city manager presents State of the City

2019 State of the City

Broken Arrow City Manager Michael Spurgeon gave his annual State of the City Address Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, during a Broken Arrow Chamber luncheon.

In his fifth State of the City Address, City Manager Michael Spurgeon included comments from community le...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Road projects more than what’s on the surface

Lynn Lane widening

Many Broken Arrow residents are experiencing significantly shorter commutes to work and school due to the just-completed Lynn Lane widening project from Kenosha Avenue to Houston Street.

The roadway had once been prone to mile-long congestion before and af...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Sewer line replacement underway in east BA

Sewer pipe replacement

Work continues on a 24-inch trunk sewer line in east Broken Arrow off Hwy 51 and 91st Street. 

The City of Broken Arrow is replacing 1,500 linear feet of concrete sewer line with 24 inch SDR35 pipe and three manholes. 

The concrete had ero...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Buy Broken Arrow drawing Dec. 10

Buy BA

Buy Broken Arrow 2019 ended on Dec. 8. The ticket drawing will take place at 3 p.m., Dec. 10, at Moody’s Jewelry in Broken Arrow. There will be three drawings, one for $10,000; $3,000 and $2,000. Ticket numbers will be announced on the Buy BA Fa...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

‘Back to BA’ campaign aims to inspire shoppers to buy local

Back to BA logo

The City of Broken Arrow, like all municipalities in the State of Oklahoma, relies solely on sales tax revenue to fund necessary operational expenses, such as answering 911 calls, providing police and fire protection, and repairing potholes. Sales tax rev...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Permit required for open burning

burning

It’s fall, and for a lot of people that means bonfires and leaf burnings. In order to burn within city limits, residents are required to obtain a burn permit.

The permit can be filled out at the Public Safety Complex, 1101 N. 6th St. 

The...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Reno Street east of 9th open to traffic

Reno and 9th Street intersection

The City of Broken Arrow has completed a new stretch of Reno Street between 9th (Lynn Lane/177th East Avenue) and 10th Streets.

At the intersection with 9th, drivers are restricted to only turning right from Reno onto northbound 9th and turning right from ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

23rd and Hillside Drive traffic signal energized

23rd and Hillside Signal

A new traffic signal at the intersection 23rd Street (County Line Road/193rd East Avenue) and Hillside Drive has been energized. 

Until Monday, Dec. 2, the signal will flash yellow for north-south traffic on 23rd Street and will flash red for traf...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Oklahoma Supreme Court action allows Broken Arrow to enforce its medical marijuana ordinances

medical marijuana

On Sept. 18, 2018, the City Council adopted two ordinances that designate permissible zoning areas and licensing requirements for medical marijuana dispensaries, commercial growers and marijuana processors operating in the City of Broken Arrow. 

O...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

All lanes of 9th Street open, new traffic signal activated

9th Street and Dallas

The widening of 9th Street (Lynn Lane/177th East Avenue) from two to five lanes has been completed in Broken Arrow. All five lanes of traffic have been opened and the new traffic signal at the intersection with Dallas Street has been fully activated.

The w...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

BAFD holds fifth annual toy drive

Toy bear

The Broken Arrow Fire Department will be holding its fifth annual toy drive from now until Dec. 16. 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 distr...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

‘Challenger’ adult softball complex officially named by Council

adult softball fields rendering

On Nov. 5, the Broken Arrow City Council unanimously decided to name the new adult softball complex in Broken Arrow as “Broken Arrow Challenger Sports Complex.”

The complex, which is currently under construction, will feature four full ...

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Challenger Sports Complex rendering (PDF) News
Posted on: November 6, 2019

City Council approves curbside recycling for BA residents

Recycling pilot

The Broken Arrow Municipal Authority (BAMA), which is comprised of the five City Councilors and oversees the City’s Sanitation service, unanimously approved adopting a curbside recycling program for Broken Arrow refuse customers at its Nov. 5 me...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Mulch, bag or compost fall leaves

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: October 22, 2019

Broken Arrow breaks ground on Creek 51 Business Park

Creek 51 Conceptual Rendering

UPDATE: New locationDue to last week's rain, the groundbreaking for the Creek 51 Business Park will now be held on Washington (91st) Street, directly north of NSUBA,just west of University Boulevard.

Broken Arrow area officials will break ground on the ne...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

BA utility customers to see rate change effective on November bills

Water Treatment Plant Pretreatment Basin under construction

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

Beginni...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Vacation rental regulations go into effect Oct. 21

BA neighborhood

An ordinance regulating the operation of short-term vacation rentals, such as AirBNBs, within the City of Broken Arrow goes into effect Oct. 21.  

The regulations were approved by the City Council in August and established three types of ...

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Short Term Rental Application News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

City Council Highlights

City Council Highlights graphic

New City Council Highlights. Hear about a Nick Garland proclamation, the Streets Maintenance Program, a 9th Street Corridor Study, ordinance updates and more.

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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: 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 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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Meeting agenda News
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: 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: 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: 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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Read the Report Executive Summary News
Posted on: August 16, 2016

City to Investigate Implementation of Curbside Recycling

recyclables

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 implementin...

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Recycling Survey Findings and Report News
Posted on: April 7, 2016

"Surf the Earth" at Battle Creek Golf Club

Golfboard.jpg

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 News