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Posted on: September 18, 2019

City Council Highlights

City Council Highlights graphic

Hear about electric vehicle charging stations coming downtown, the new Youth City Council, land purchase for the Armed Forces Meeting Hall, the Citizens Recycle Committee recommendation for curbside recycling and more!

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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 10, 2019

Group ride celebrates Main Street Bikeway

Main Street Bikeway at Houston

Broken Arrow will celebrate its new Main Street Bikeway on Friday, Sept. 13, with a group ride. Anyone who would like to join the ride is welcome. (Please wear a helmet.)

The approximately 1.1-mile ride will begin at 10 a.m. at Washington (91st) and Main S...

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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: September 4, 2019

September is National Preparedness Month


National Preparedness Month is an annual reminder that natural and man-made disasters can strike at any time. Having a planned response when you’re at home, work or on the road can make all the difference in an emergency.

Many federal agencies, l...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Paws on Patrol keeps community safe

BAPD Paws On Patrol

The next Broken Arrow Police Department Paws on Patrol, a dog walker watch program, will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Public Safety Complex, 1101 N. 6th St. 

The program is a community awareness and crime prevention program you c...

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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 23, 2019

Broken Arrow in Motion

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

In this episode: 

0:44 Rumble in the Rose District

1:20 Elm/New Orleans Citizens Advisory Committee

1:50 Rose District expansion

2:30 New hospital in south BA


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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: July 2, 2019

Your role in maintaining an adequate water supply during the hot summer months

New Orleans Street Water Tower

Water customers in Broken Arrow use an average of about 12 million to 13 million gallons of water per day (MGD); but in the summertime, that figure can more than double to over 27 MGD! The highest monthly water usage in Broken Arrow generally occurs from ...

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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 18, 2019

Mayor presents BA resident with Carnegie Medal for heroism

Kali Allen

Mayor Craig Thurmond presented Broken Arrow resident Kali Allen with the Carnegie Medal, for attempting to rescue a man who had fallen into a frozen pond. The award was presented at  the June 17 meeting of the Broken Arrow City Council.

In January...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

BAFD to ‘wash in’ two new ladder trucks

Ladder 2

The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD) will place two new fire apparatus into service with a traditional washing in ceremony at 10 a.m., Friday, June 14, at Station 6, 3151 N. 9th St.

A washing in ceremony involves firefighters wetting the new trucks and ...

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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: June 3, 2019

Mosquito control begins with prevention


The best way to control the mosquito population is by not allowing them to breed in the first place. You can protect yourself against mosquito bites by wearing long sleeves and pants when possible and using mosquito repellent containing DEET when outside....

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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: May 1, 2019

Register your storm shelter

Storm shelter

The City of Broken Arrow maintains a database of storm shelters and safe rooms to assist emergency responders after a storm. If you have such a facility and have not yet registered it with the City, please take time to do so. An online form is located at ...

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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 25, 2019

Reflection Park completes transformation from crime scene into memorial

Reflection Park

The City of Broken Arrow will cut the ribbon on its newest park facility at 2 p.m., March 27. Located at 709 Magnolia Ct., Reflection Park is dedicated to victims of the Bever family murders and the first responders at the tragic crime scene.

In 2017, priv...

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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: October 18, 2018

Speed limits reduced on three Broken Arrow roads


The City of Broken Arrow has reduced the speed limit on three roads in the southern portion of the City. Each road has been reduced to a 40 miles per hour limit, down from the previous 50 miles per hour limit.

Effective immediately, the speed limit reducti...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

City manager receives Certified Municipal Official designation

Spurgeon award

The Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) awarded the designation of Certified Municipal Official to Broken Arrow City Manager Michael Spurgeon at its Annual Conference in Oklahoma City.

“Earning this designation was important to me to show how committ...

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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


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


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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