All 5 wards subject to election cycle; election is November 3
Anyone wishing to file for a seat on the Bartlesville City Council may do so during the upcoming filing period set for Aug. 3-5. The filing period will open at 8 a.m. on Aug. 3 at the Washington County Election Board, located on the first floor of the Washington County Courthouse, 400 S. Johnstone Ave. The period will close at 5 p.m. on Aug. 5.
Successful candidates must:
- Be a resident of their ward for at least six months prior to the filing date
- Be at least 25 years of age
- Have no prior felony convictions
- Hold no other position in City government by appointment of the city manager
- Hold no other public office that would constitute a conflict of interest according to Oklahoma State Statutes
All five council seats are subject to election during the upcoming election cycle. Any ward drawing two or more candidates during the filing period will be decided by voters during the general election on Nov. 3.
- Members are elected by residents of their ward
- Terms are for two years
- The new term will begin on Dec. 7
- Seats are non-partisan
- The mayor and vice mayor are elected by the members of the council after members are sworn into office during the first meeting of the new term
For specific ward information, see www.cityofbartlesville.org . For more information about the City Council or the election process, see the Bartlesville City Charter. For more information about the election, contact the Washington County Election Board.
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There are no major road closings to announce at this time.
Submitted articles about the Bartlesville community.
Project Narcan: BPD officers equipped with life-saving rescue drug
Unintentional opioid drug poisoning has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., with thousands of Americans dying from overdose each year. Combined with methamphetamine, the drugs were to blame for 899 deaths in Oklahoma in 2016 alone, according to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. Thirteen of those deaths were in Washington County.
In an effort to help stop the death toll from climbing, all Bartlesville Police Department officers were recently issued naloxone kits — a life-saving rescue drug that voids the effects of opioid-based drugs in the body.
Bartlesville Fire Department marks 112 years of service
According to records from the Bartlesville Area History Museum, the Bartlesville volunteer fire department, organized by the Bartlesville Commercial Club, made its first fire run on Jan. 31, 1905, to the Piazza Hotel, located at Third Street and Keeler Avenue.
Despite its 12 volunteer members, including “experienced” firemen Chief F.N. Buck and Capt. Eli Spayd, things didn’t go well as hoped on that first run, records show.
Long-time councilor retires seat, vows to keep working for Bartlesville
Ted Lockin may be giving up his seat on the Bartlesville City Council when his term ends next month, but the long-time councilor and former mayor says he won’t stop working for Bartlesville.
‘On the Job’ with Kim Inman
At first glance, White Rose Cemetery looks like any other cemetery: a mausoleum, rows of graves, flowers, flags and headstones marking the lives of those buried here. But talk to Cemetery Relations Coordinator Kim Inman for just a minute and you’ll see there is more to the City of Bartlesville-owned cemetery than meets the eye. Everything here, from the flowers on the graves to the symbols on the stones, helps tell the stories of the past — a past that Inman is dedicated to preserving.
Story available at On the Job with Kim Inman
‘On the Job’ with Mike Wickham: Success story
Mike Wickham’s career with the City of Bartlesville is often referred to as a “success story.” From his early days as an abatement officer — the person responsible for mowing too-tall grass and weeds, picking up junk, trash and rubbish and hauling it off — to his current role as senior Neighborhood Services officer, Wickham has worked about every aspect of “codes enforcement.”
Story available at On the Job with Mike Wickham
‘On the Job’ with SRO Korie Plummer: Relationships matter
School Resource Officer Korie Plummer seems born to do the job she has chosen. With just the right mix of “mom” and “cop,” she is as at home in her role as informal counselor and mentor to students as she is peace keeper at the Bartlesville High School campus.
Story available at ‘On the Job’ with Korie Plummer
Studies & Reports
This report contains information about the City’s Waste Water facilities and Water Re-Use Plan.
This citizen-driven development plan looks at long-range goals for the City of Bartlesville’s parks and recreation system.
This report contains information about the City’s bonding capacity, it’s G.O. bond history and general information.
This report summarizes the City’s capital needs, current and into the foreseeable future.
This annual report gives the most recent status of the City’s potable water system.
This annual report contains the most recent information on incidents responded to by the Bartlesville Fire Department.