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Posted on: September 1, 2015

15 High School Students Named to BA Youth City Council

2015-2016 youth city council members

Members of the 2015-2016 Broken Arrow Youth City Council were sworn-in at the September 1 City Council meeting.

The 15 area high school students making up the YCC this year are:


  • Braden Price, Broken Arrow High School (BAHS)
  • Brent Shafer, BAHS
  • Cale Ensmi...

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Learn More About Youth City Council
Posted on: August 31, 2015

Albany Street Repairs Completed, Road Open

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Streets Department crews have finished repairs to Albany Street (61st Street) between County Line Road and S. 209th East Avenue. The roadway will be open to traffic by 5:00 p.m. today, August 31.

In late May, heavy rains and flooding washed out a secti...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2015

Special Election on Tuesday, November 10 for Vision 2025 Renewal

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The Broken Arrow City Council approved a resolution calling for a November 10 special election, to ask Broken Arrow voters to permanently renew a majority of the Vision 2025 sales tax in Tulsa County. The revenue would be used to hire more police officers...Read on...

Vision 2025 Renewal
Posted on: August 21, 2015

Security Fence Installed by Tiger Hill Retaining Wall

The City of Broken Arrow has installed a security fence on the north side of Tiger Hill, which is located on the southwest corner of Kenosha and 9th Street (Lynn Lane). This is a precautionary measure recommended by staff, as they continue to investigate ...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2015

City Council Approves New City Manager Employment Agreement

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The Broken Arrow City Council at the August 4 meeting voted to approve an employment agreement for Broken Arrow’s next City Manager, Michael Spurgeon. He is scheduled to begin work September 21, 2015.

The three (3) year employment agreement provides fo...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2015

Online Agendas Page to be Updated on September 1

The City of Broken Arrow is streamlining its online access to City Council and other public meeting schedules and agendas.

Beginning September 1, 2015, all meeting agendas, minutes, videos and archived documents can be accessed from one webpage at htt...Read on...

Check Out the New Agendas Page
Posted on: July 24, 2015

Recycle Used Cooking Oil at the New Drive-Up Bin in Reasor’s Parking Lot, 101st and Elm

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The City of Broken Arrow is teaming up with Reasor’s to make it easier for residents to recycle used cooking oil, by offering a drive-up recycling bin in the Reasor’s parking lot at 3701 S. Elm Place (101st and Elm).

“The City of Broken Arrow is thrill...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2015

Broken Arrow Makes List of Best Places to Buy First Home

Source: WalletHub

Personal finance website WalletHub has named Broken Arrow one of the best places in the United States to buy your first home. Broken Arrow is ranked fourth out of 300 cities.

To determine the most favorable housing markets for firs...Read on...

See the full list at WalletHub.com
Posted on: June 25, 2015

Vision 2025 Extension Plan Discussed at Town Hall Meeting

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At a town hall meeting held June 24, 2015, residents learned about a plan that would extend Vision 2025 to fund public safety, road repairs and economic development. If the City Council authorizes a resolution, the vote would be scheduled for November 201...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

City Council Approves FY2016 Budget, Utility Rate Increase

The Broken Arrow City Council at the June 15, 2015 meeting unanimously approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget, which begins July 1, 2015 and ends June 30, 2016.

At just over $174 million, the proposed FY16 budget, made up of the General Fund, the Br...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

EMS Subscription Program Approved

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On June 15, 2015, the Broken Arrow City Council by a 5-0 vote adopted LifeRide, an emergency medical services program that provides valuable cost savings on emergency medical response and transportation.

LifeRide was recommended by the citizen led Fis...Read on...

LifeRide FAQ's
Posted on: June 10, 2015

City Working to Remediate Mold at Fire Station No. 1

Initial tests conducted at Fire Station No. 1, located at 120 S. Kenosha Street, indicated the presence of mold. A City contractor is currently conducting further testing and analysis in order to determine next steps for restoring the facility.

“The he...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2015

2014 Water Quality Report Now Available

The City of Broken Arrow's 2014 Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) is now available online at www.BrokenArrowOK.gov/2014waterreport. Water customers who would like a paper copy may contact the Utilities Department at 918-259-7000 ext. 7380 or by visiting City Hall, 220 S. First Street, during normal business hours.

The purpose of the report is to educate citizens about the City's sources of water, quality, and delivery of drinking water and to keep everyone informed of needed improvements to the water distribution system infrastructureRead on...

Read the 2014 Water Quality Report
Posted on: May 5, 2015

Spring is Flood Season in Oklahoma - Be FloodSmart and Reduce Your Risk

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There are a number of steps you can take to better prepare for flooding and reduce your risk.

  • Purchase or renew your flood insurance policy now. It typically takes 30 days for a new policy to go into effect. For more information regarding a flood policy...
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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 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 23, 2015

Look for Trash Bag Vouchers to Arrive in April

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The next distribution of vouchers for trash bags will be mailed during the third week of April 2015. Each mailing contains four vouchers good for a total of 100 bags. That’s four rolls of 25 bags per roll.

Vouchers may be redeemed at the following loca...Read on...

More Information and FAQ
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: March 11, 2015

Be Mindful of Pet Waste, Grass Clippings and Fertilizer

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As the weather warms up and we spend more time outdoors, please take steps to avoid some common ways we are polluting our waterways.

Water is one of the most important natural resources we have. We drink it, bathe in it and use it to clean our homes an...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2015

Broken Arrow Mayor to Serve on National Election Task Force

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The National League of Cities (NLC) has appointed Mayor Craig Thurmond to a bipartisan task force that will raise awareness of city issues during the 2016 presidential election.

The NLC 2016 Presidential Election Task Force aims to position NLC as th...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2015

Register for Free Motorcycle Safety Training

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Motorcycles are inexpensive to operate, fun to ride and easy to park. Unfortunately, many riders never learn the critical skills needed to ride safely. Motorcycling requires skill, concentration and reasonable precautions. Although it is possible to ride ...Register for the course...

Register Now
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
Posted on: January 21, 2015

Annual Audit Finds No Issues with the City's Finances

An independent audit of the City of Broken Arrow’s finances during the 2014 Fiscal Year came back clean.

Edmond, Oklahoma based Arledge & Associates, P.C. conducted the independent audit, covering the City of Broken Arrow’s financial records from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. The auditor issued a “clean opinion”, with no findings of any issues to report.

“These are the results we expected,” said Finance Director Tom Caldwell. “Citizens of Broken Arrow can be confident the City is using taxpayer money appropriately, as determined by the independent audit.”

The purpose of an audit is to provide citizens, taxpayers, customers and creditors with an overview of the City's finances and to show the City's accountability for the money it receives.

City Councilors accepted the audit at the January 20, 2015 City Council meeting.

A copy of the FY 2014 Audit may be viewed at www.brokenarrowok.gov/2014auditRead on...

Read the FY 2014 Audit
Posted on: December 30, 2014

2014 Annual Report Now Available

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The 2014 Annual Report is now available for viewing online at www.BrokenArrowOK.gov/2014annualreport, or residents may pick up a copy at City Hall, 220 S. First Street.

A few highlights from the report include newly opened businesses in the renovate...Read on...

View the 2014 Annual Report
Posted on: November 25, 2014

Jeremy Moore Chosen to Lead Broken Arrow Fire Department

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Jeremy Moore, an 18-year fire veteran who most recently served as District Chief for the Tulsa Fire Department, has been selected as the next Fire Chief for the City of Broken Arrow. Moore will begin his duties as Fire Chief on January 2, 2015.

“It is...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Watch Video to Learn how Nextdoor Works

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The Broken Arrow Police Department is now utilizing Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the free and private social network for neighborhoods that builds stronger, safer communities with the help of residents.

This integration with Nextdoor will enable the B...Read on...

Visit Nextdoor Website
Posted on: November 14, 2014

Move Over for Emergency Responders

Broken Arrow Police and Fire officials are reaching out to the motoring public, in an effort to quell an increasing trend in the number of collisions involving emergency vehicles responding to emergencies.

Broken Arrow Emergency Responders have been s...Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2014

Broken Arrow Utilities Crew Paints 1,000 Fire Hydrants in 2014

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In April 2014, the Broken Arrow Fire and Utilities Departments kicked off a new initiative to paint 1,000 fire hydrants each year for ten years. On Thursday, October 30, employees reached their 2014 goal by painting their 1,000th fire hydrant.

The Cit...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2014

Broken Arrow EDC Receives Gold Excellence Award for Work in the Rose District

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The Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2014 project in the category of Public-Private Partnerships for communities with populations of 25,000 - 200,000 from the International Economic Development Council.

The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Monday, Oct. 20, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held October 19-22, in Fort Worth, Texas.

“The positive response and traffic we see downtown everyday is a constant source of pride for us in what we’ve accomplished with the help of the entire community,” said Wes Smithwick, president and CEO of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation. “But to be presented such a prestigious award by your industry peers who are also accomplishing great things in their communities was a true honor and encouragement to us to continue to look for ways to enhance the Broken Arrow community and quality of life for our citizens.”

The Rose District revitalization was a collaborative public/private partnership that sought to breathe new life into a declining 100-year-old downtown core. A group of community leaders from the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation, schools, city and private business sector collaborated on a vision for the downtown district. The result of those efforts is The Rose District, a thriving arts and entertainment district that is home to retail, restaurants, entertainment, and more. This came to fruition through a $4 million streetscape renovation that brought wider sidewalks, mid-block crossings, planters, and outdoor dining areas to create a pedestrian and business friendly atmosphere. This was funded through a TIF district, which was also utilized to provide gap financing to developers to ease the risk of developing in an as yet unproven market. A comprehensive marketing and branding initiative was also utilized to help solidify the image of the Rose District as a thriving arts and entertainment venue for the community, and promote the businesses within it. The project has seen well over $10 million in private investment in less than two years, and new sales and ad valorem tax collection have doubled since the same period last year.

"Economic development efforts have long been a keystone in the quest to bolster the economy and improve quality of life in every locality across the country," said Bill Sproull, IEDC chair. "As the nation continues to tackle challenges in the midst of global uncertainty, these efforts have taken on an even greater significance. With this award, we laud trendsetting organizations like the Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation for leading the charge."

IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year’s most influential leaders. These awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban and rural communities.

About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,400 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions. www.iedconline.org

About Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation
Broken Arrow is the fourth largest city in the state and the largest suburb in the Tulsa Metro area. It is also the third largest base of manufacturing in the state and considered the 15th "Top Booming Suburb In America" by Coldwell Banker.

The Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation helps retain, attract and relocate businesses and industries to the community through site location, data research, incentive applications and workforce assistance, among other resources.Read on...

The Rose District Website
Posted on: October 21, 2014

Arrowhead Park Named 2014 ASA/USA Softball Complex of the Year

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After hosting two ASA/USA National Championships this year, including the inaugural 2014 ASA/USA Girl's 16U Gold National Championship, Arrowhead Park in Broken Arrow, Okla. has been selected as the 2014 Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America/USA Softball Complex of the Year presented by Stabilizer Solutions, Inc. Announced today by ASA/USA Softball, Arrowhead Park will receive their award at the 83rd ASA/USA Annual Meeting in Reno, Nev. and will also receive approximately $2,000 in field maintenance products from Stabilizer Solutions.

"Arrowhead Park stepped up to the plate this year as hosts of the first-ever ASA/USA 16U Gold," said Chris Sebren, ASA/USA Director of Championships. "With less than a year to plan the 48-team tournament, the staff and city's efforts to create a first-class experience for the fans and athletes shows just how deserving of this award they truly are."

Previous award winners include the Charlie McVay Complex (Roswell, N.M.) in 2013, the Botetourt Sports Complex (Botetourt County, Va.) in 2012, the James I. Moyer Sports Complex (Salem, Va.) in 2011, Veterans Park and Athletic Complex (College Station, Texas) in 2010, Heritage Park Softball Complex (St. Joseph, Mo.) in 2009, Twin Creeks Softball Complex (Woodstock, Ga.) in 2008 and Freedom Ridge Park Complex (Ridgeland, Miss.) in 2007. The Field of Dreams Complex (Las Cruces, N.M.) won the inaugural 2006 award.

"Oklahoma ASA is honored to have Arrowhead Park in Broken Arrow to be named the 2014 ASA Complex of the Year," said Oklahoma ASA Junior Olympic (JO) Commissioner Carolyn Shafer. "Broken Arrow Girls Softball has been a long time supporter of ASA. Thank you to the staff of Broken Arrow Girls Softball for making this award possible."

Built in 1995 as an eight-field complex, Arrowhead Park underwent a renovation in 2013 that included the addition of four fields to bring their total to 12. Staffed and operated by the Broken Arrow Girls Softball League, the complex sits of 30 acres and features a walking trail and park just outside the fields. Inside the ballpark, each field offers covered spectator seating, covered dugouts for the athletes and coaches, digital scoreboards and a PA system. In addition to the covered seating, the complex features two gazebos at each grouping of fields for spectators to watch the action on four different fields. Fans also have access to free wireless internet at the complex.

"Congratulations to all those who have helped Arrowhead Park join the ranks of Complex of the Year award winners," said Jon Hubbs, President of Stabilizer Solutions, Inc. "It is obvious that their success comes from dedication to providing not only top fields for play, but a true overall experience for players and spectators alike. We look forward to their continued success and innovative practices."

Most recently, Arrowhead Park hosted the inaugural ASA/USA Girls' 16U Gold National Championship, which was held July 21-26. Eight of the fields were utilized for game play while the remaining four fields were dedicated solely as warm up areas for teams. All fields of play offered free online stats during the weeklong National Championship, while Field 1 offered free live streaming. Arrowhead Park also held the ASA/USA Girls' 18U Class A Southern National Championship July 13-19.

About ASA
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.5 million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.

About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles as well as claimed six World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/Read on...

View a Picture Slideshow of Arrowhead Park
Posted on: October 8, 2014

Look for New Trash Bag Vouchers to Arrive in October

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The next distribution of vouchers for trash bags will be mailed during the second and third weeks of October 2014. Each mailing contains four vouchers good for a total of 100 bags. That’s four rolls of 25 bags per roll.



Vouchers may be redeemed at th...



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WasteZero Website
Posted on: October 9, 2014

City Council Approves Ambulance Billing Changes

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In an effort to close the gap between operational expenditures and revenues in the General Fund budget, Broken Arrow City Councilors approved changes that will affect payments received for ambulance service charges.

The amended ordinance changes the p...Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2014

City Council Establishes Fiscal Sustainability Committee

Broken Arrow, Okla. (9/17/2014) – In an effort to address the City of Broken Arrow’s ongoing revenue issues, the City Council voted Tuesday night to create the Fiscal Sustainability Committee. The committee will identify possible new and increased source...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2014

Broken Arrow Investigator Awarded Oklahoma Officer of the Year

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October is observed as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Broken Arrow Police Department is proud to announce that Criminal Investigator Gayla Adcock has been named Oklahoma’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for excellence in action against do...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2014

Broken Arrow wins Voice of the People Award for Transformation in Safety

Broken Arrow, Okla. (9/16/2014) – Based on responses from the National Citizen Survey (NCS), residents of Broken Arrow report the highest increase in levels of satisfaction with Safety compared with responses from all other municipalities participating in...Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2014

Watch City Council's ALS Ice Bucket Video

The Broken Arrow City Council accepted the challenge from the Catoosa City Council.
Councilors in turn nominated the City Councils of Bixby, Jenks and Lumberton, North Carolina.