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Posted on: March 15, 2018

Broken Arrow mayor attends meeting at White House

Mayor Thurmond and City Manager Michael Spurgeon at White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond today attended a special invitation only meeting at the White House.A select group of mayors from across the country met with D.J. Gribbin, Special Assistant to the President for Infrastructure, during ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

March 27 kick-off open house and keynote speaker planned for Comprehensive Plan


The City of Broken Arrow will host an Open House meeting to introduce and help set the vision for its Comprehensive Plan on Tuesday, March 27 at Central on Main (220 N. Main Street) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

A brief presentation about the plan...

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

City Council Highlights

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Communications Director Krista Flasch and Vice Mayor Scott Eudey talk about Action Center BA, the Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, railroad work coming to Elm & Broadway, and more!

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Storm siren testing resumes in March

Storm siren

The City of Broken Arrow’s outdoor warning sirens are tested at noon on the first Wednesday of the month during storm season — March through September.

The sirens will only be tested if there are no overcast skies or storms in the area.

Should the weather n...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Stormwater management protects all

Adams Creek Watershed

Stormwater isn’t something most people think about, but dealing with it is a very important part of maintaining the City’s infrastructure. Without proper management programs in place, homes and roadways would be routinely flooded by even light rains. Brok...

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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: June 26, 2017

Broken Arrow in Motion

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City Manager Michael Spurgeon presents the February 2018 Broken Arrow in Motion.In this edition:0:19 -- 9th Street Update0:46 -- 23rd Street Resurfacing1:03 -- New Flashing Turn Signals1:23 -- Comprehensive Plan Update1:41 -- Regional Playground2:00 -- Vi...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Military History Center to display WWII Medal of Honor

Army Medal of Honor

Peter Plank, Board Member of the Military History Center of Broken Arrow, has acquired a Medal of Honor presented to Sgt Paul Huff of Tennessee during WWII and will be displayed for only two months in the museum.

Sgt Huff is the first paratrooper to receiv...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Helping Hands aid needy with code violations

Dump Day

Broken Arrow Helping Hands is designed to assist citizens with maintaining properties that have existing Broken Arrow municipal code violations.

Organized by Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful, the volunteer program establishes partnerships with local businesses,...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Speed limit reduction on Albany near Bass Pro and Stoney Creek

25 MPH Speed Limit

The City of Broken Arrow has reduced the speed limit on Albany Street between Elm Place and 9th Street near Bass Pro Shops and Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center. The speed limit in this area has been reduced from 35 miles per hour to 25 miles per h...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Mayor Thurmond attends meeting at White House

Mayor Craig Thurmond at the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond was part of a select group of mayors from across the nation to attend a special meeting at the White House, where President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence addressed the group.Thurm...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

City releases citizen survey results on GO Bond renewal projects

2017 citizen survey results

Broken Arrow city leaders released results from a comprehensive citizens’ survey completed in November. Residents were asked opinions on future projects, satisfaction on major city services and ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of...

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Posted on: December 19, 2017

Watch the 2017 State of the City address

2017 State of the City address

City Manager Michael Spurgeon delivered the State of the City address on Wednesday, Dec. 13, to the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce.

The full video of the presentation is presented below.

Topics include:

  • Broken Arrow is a place people are moving to and not ...
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Posted on: December 19, 2017

ScotFest heads to Broken Arrow in 2018


After 12 years in Tulsa at River West Festival Park, SCOTFEST will move to a new home in 2018 at Chisholm Trail South Park, 21101 E. 101st St., just east of the Northeastern State University and the Creek Turnpike, festival director Steve Campbell confirm...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

City Council approves downtown residential design standards

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The Broken Arrow City Council approved the final draft of the Downtown Residential Overlay District design standards at the Dec. 5 Council meeting. The new standards will take effect January 2, 2018. Last year, the City of Broken Arrow contracted with pla...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Area artists create public art treasure hunt

Nienhuis Park football fields

The first of several public art installations in the City of Broken Arrow will be visible on Nov. 13.The art, created by area artist duo “Additional Awesome,” will appear in several Broken Arrow city parks, beginning with Nienhuis Park...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Life-saving PulsePoint app launched in Broken Arrow

PulsePoint app

The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD), with support from Saint Francis Hospital South, are bringing a life-saving mobile app to the City of Broken Arrow.PulsePoint is a free app available for both iPhone and Android devices that alerts citizens trained ...

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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: October 10, 2017

Brandon Berryhill named Chief of Police

Chief Berryhill

City Manager Michael Spurgeon has chosen Brandon Berryhill to lead the Broken Arrow Police Department (BAPD) as its next police chief.Berryhill is a 23 year veteran with the BAPD, including the last six years as Deputy Chief. He has also been serving as A...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Broken Arrow utility customers to see rate change effective on November bills

New Orleans Street Water Tower

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

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Broken Arrow releases 2018 financial newsletter

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The City of Broken Arrow has released its latest financial newsletter, titled “Thrive! Your Money at Work.” The report illustrates in detail how the City generates revenue and how tax dollars are spent. It also details projects the City will work on in Fi...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Your bond dollars at work: Recreation for health & wealth


A message from Parks & Recreation Director Scott Esmond

“Play ball!”

It’s one of America’s great pastimes and a phrase familiar to many in Broken Arrow, whether it’s baseball, softball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, rugby or lacrosse you enjoy. ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Broken Arrow Mayor receives OAAE Art Star Award

Art Star Award

Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond today received the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education’s (OAAE) annual Mayor’s Art Star Award at an Oklahoma Municipal League breakfast in downtown Tulsa.

The OAAE Art Star Awards Program honors a mayor who has demonstrat...

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

City of Broken Arrow teams up with PepsiCo Recycling to increase beverage container recycling

Pepsi Recycling Bin

The City of Broken Arrow announced today that it is teaming up with PepsiCo Recycling to bring new recycling bins to some of the City’s facilities. The PepsiCo Recycling Bin program provides consumers with an easy and convenient way to recycle away from h...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

City launches Parks Locator tool

Parks Locator tool

The City of Broken Arrow recently launched a new Parks Locator tool for residents and visitors to use. Using the new online tool, residents can find all relevant information about any City-owned park or recreation facility.

The tool works on both desktop c...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Watch the South Broken Arrow Economic Development Meeting

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On August 22, 2017, the City Council held a special meeting at South Broken Arrow Baptist Church, where residents were presented with up-to-date information on everything the City has done to encourage new retail and restaurant opportunities in the southe...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Youth Sports an Economic Driver for BA

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Broken Arrow is known for hosting some of the region's largest youth sports tournaments. Many of these teams stay for several days in Broken Arrow, spending money at our local hotels, restaurants and stores. 

In an effort to attract more tournamen...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Mixed-Used Development On Tap For Main Street Property

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A new face will soon welcome visitors to the north end of the Rose District. The City of Broken Arrow, the Broken Arrow Chamber and Milestone Capital LLC announced on Aug. 2 a new mixed-use development for the empty lot at 305 N. Main Street.

The developme...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Broken Arrow Residents Can Now Use Tulsa Mulch Site for Free

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City of Broken Arrow residents are now able to take their green waste to the City of Tulsa’s Mulch Site free of charge.

Located at 2100 N. 145th E. Ave., the Tulsa Mulch Site accepts tree limbs, leaves and grass clippings. The site also offers unlimited wo...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

More Jobs Coming with Alfa Laval Expansion in BA

Alfa Laval

On Aug. 1, the City Council approved an economic development agreement that supports Alfa Laval's expansion of its facilities on South 9th Street. Alfa Laval manufactures heat exchangers at the 17.5 acre site.

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Resolution Opposing Illegal Gaming on August 1 City Council Agenda


The City Council at its August 1 meeting is expected to approve a resolution opposing illegal gaming in Broken Arrow.

The Council is taking action in response to rumors that gaming machines will be installed and operated at the Embers Grill, a restaurant l...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Broken Arrow to become Purple Heart City

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The City of Broken Arrow will hold a ceremony on August 8 to celebrate becoming a Purple Heart City.

“It’s a great honor to be selected to become a Purple Heart City,” said Mayor Craig Thurmond. “By doing so, we are ...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

City and School District Join “Drop It & Drive” Campaign

drop it and drive

The City of Broken Arrow and Broken Arrow Public Schools are raising awareness of distracted driving by installing “Drop It & Drive” signs in school zones throughout the community. City employees will install the signs before school starts in mid-Augu...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fire Department Adds Seventh Ambulance to Fleet


Beginning Wednesday, July 19, a seventh ambulance enters service with the Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD). The new ambulance will be housed at Fire Station 7, located at Elm Place and Edgewater Street.

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

New Turf Football Fields

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On Friday, July 14, the City of Broken Arrow, along with the Broken Arrow Youth Football Association, will celebrate the opening of two new artificial turf fields at the Nienhuis Football Complex, 3201 N. 9th Street. 

Broken Arrow voters approved ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Fire Academy Adds 19 New Firefighters to BAFD

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The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD) held a graduation ceremony for 19 new firefighters on Friday, June 23 at Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow.

With the addition of these new firefighters, BAFD has fulfilled a Vision 2025 Renewal campaign p...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

City Mourns Passing of Former City Councilor Tony Petrik


Long-time Broken Arrow resident and former City Councilor Tony Petrik died on Monday, June 19, 2017. He was 68 years old. Petrik served on the Broken Arrow City Council from 1987 to 2003 and was Vice Mayor from 1997 to 2003.

During his time on Council, Pet...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Construction of 37th Street Connection Begins

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Construction of 37th Street (209th Street) between Omaha (51st) Street and Albany (61st) Street is underway. What is now just a dirt road will become a paved three-lane street that will improve access in the northeast part of Broken Arrow.

Drivers will nee...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

BA Fire Chief Completes Fire Service Executive Development Program


Chief Jeremy Moore of the Broken Arrow Fire Department is one of among 21 members of the 2016 Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI) to complete the yearlong program.  This is the fourth cohort program sponsored by the International...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

View the Draft Downtown Overlay Design Standards

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The Draft Downtown Residential Overlay District (DROD) Design Standards project has provided an opportunity for community and stakeholder discussion about how to best encourage high quality, context-sensitive design in and surrounding the Rose District.&a...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Liberty Parkway Trail Repairs Completed

Liberty trail w walkers

The Liberty Parkway Trail between Elm Place and 9th Street (Lynn Lane) in Broken Arrow is now open, after crews completed repairs to the retaining wall and drainage pipe on a section of that trail. Liberty Parkway Trail is a bicycling and walking path nex...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Broken Arrow City Council Election Results


On Tuesday, April 4, Broken Arrow residents voted to re-elect Mayor Craig Thurmond to the Broken Arrow City Council for Ward 2. Residents also elected Debra Wimpee to fill the Ward 1 City Council seat. Wimpee will replace long-time City Councilor Richard ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Dunkin Donuts, Ulta and More Coming to Broken Arrow

Coffee and Donuts

With the announcement of Ulta, Michaels, Jersey Mike's Subs and more stores soon to open, Hillside Drive will become an even busier retail corridor. 

Shops at Broken Arrow (Phase 2, Between PetSmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods)

  • Ulta
  • Michaels
  • Dollar Tre...
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Posted on: March 30, 2017

AT&T Bringing 5G to Broken Arrow

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Broken Arrow is the first city in Oklahoma where AT&T will deploy its small cell technology. Small cells are compact devices that can be placed on existing structures, such as utility poles, that bolster network capacity for improved call quality and ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Land Designated for Local VFW to Build New Meeting Space

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The City of Broken Arrow has identified land for a new home for VFW Post 10887. The Post’s long-time meeting facility, located by Haskell Park, 601 E. Dallas Street, was demolished in June 2014, because it had fallen into disrepair and had becom...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

City Seeks to Build “Innovation District” to Attract High Tech Jobs

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The City of Broken Arrow, in partnership with community organizations and educational institutions, is embarking on a new initiative to build what will be known as an Innovation District, a hub of high tech manufacturing businesses and educational facilit...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Twenty New Firefighters Hired in Less than Two Years

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The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD) has fulfilled a Vision 2025 Renewal campaign promise to hire 20 new firefighters by 2020. Broken Arrow voters in November 2015 agreed to renew the Tulsa County Vision 2025 sales tax and repurpose it to pay for addit...

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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: February 8, 2017

Watch Important BA News on Cox Cable Channel 24

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The City of Broken Arrow has its own TV channel, which Cox Cable customers can watch on channel 24. We recently upgraded equipment to improve the audio and video quality on the channel, so be sure to check it out! View the daily schedule here.


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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: October 6, 2016

Broken Arrow Takes Mayors' Monarch Pledge

Members of the Broken Arrow Monarch Movement with Craig Thurmond

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 way...

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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...

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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, 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...

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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...

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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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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: 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.

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