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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Tree Limb Debris Pickup Scheduled to Begin August 1

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Starting August 1, the City of Broken Arrow will provide free residential brush and tree limb debris pickup for residents affected by Thursday’s storm. This applies to vegetative material only and excludes building materials and other construction debris....Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2016

Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 6

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The Broken Arrow Police Department, Tulsa Technology, St. John Broken Arrow, and Broken Arrow Neighbors are proud to sponsor the 10th annual, free Back to School Bash.

Saturday, August 6
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
BA Tulsa Tech, 4000 West Fl...

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

Aspen Avenue Resurfacing Begins July 11

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The City of Broken Arrow is advising drivers that a nearly two-mile stretch of Aspen Avenue, starting at just north of Washington Street (91st) to Kenosha Street (71st) will be under construction until late December, weather pending. The contractor plans ...Read on...

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 governm...Read on...

View the most recent City Council Highlights
Posted on: June 27, 2016

Now Hiring Firefighters

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The Broken Arrow Fire Department will be accepting applications for the position of Firefighter beginning July 1. The deadline for all submissions will be August 19, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The anticipated start date for the Broken Arrow Firefighter Academy wi...Read on...

Working for BAFD
Posted on: April 5, 2016

2016 Rose District Farmers Market Begins April 23


The Rose District Farmers Market begins its 2016 season on April 23 by hosting an Earth Day Festival. This event will feature recycling education for children at the Kids Corner, where cooking oil recycling jugs will be given away to the first 200 familie...See location & hours...

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

Swimming Pools Open

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The City of Broken Arrow operates two public swimming pools, which open May 28, 2016 and are open all summer long. Each location has a variety of amenities that are suitable for kids and adults of all ages. Swim punch passes will be available to purchase ...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2016

Register for Free Summer Reading Program

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Broken Arrow Locations

300 W. Broadway Ave.

South Broken Arrow
3600 S. Chestnut

The Tulsa City-County Library’s 2016 summer reading programs for children, teens and even adults, encourage readers to keep the pages turning during the summer. The fr...

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Library Website
Posted on: May 4, 2016

Fire Hydrant Flushing May Affect Your Tap Water Temporarily

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During the warmer months, the Broken Arrow Fire Department conducts routine testing on fire hydrants, to make sure hydrants are in normal working order. This involves releasing water at a high rate from the hydrants, which stirs up the harmless sediment n...Read on...

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 27, 2016

Upcoming Construction Projects

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Contractors have begun work on the interactive water feature, opening later this summer near the Rose District Pavilion at 418 S. Main Street.

For more details on the water feature, click here.

Want to know what other construction projects are cu...View upcoming projects...

Download Construction Schedule PDF
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...

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: April 18, 2016

New Water Feature Coming to the Rose District

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The City of Broken Arrow will begin construction on an interactive water feature, that will be located in the courtyard by the Rose District Pavilion, 418 S. Main Street. Project costs, estimated to be $1.5 million, will be paid for through surplus Vision...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2016

Redesigned Website to Launch Thursday, March 31

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Visitors to 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


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 l...
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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 lar...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2015

The Rose District Wins Planning Association’s Great Street Award

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The Oklahoma Chapter of the American Planning Association has given its 2015 Great Street Award to the Rose District in Broken Arrow. Jurors from Oklahoma and Arkansas selected the Rose District because of its unique identity, cultural interest, community...Read on...

What to Do in the Rose District
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: September 1, 2015

15 High School Students Named to BA Youth City Council

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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 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: 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: 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: 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

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: 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: 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...