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City Council OKs FY 2021-22 Operating, Capital Projects budgets

The FY 2021-22 Operating Budget is based on flat sales tax projections for the upcoming year and includes $2.9 million in federal stimulus funds provided through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The budget also includes fee adjustments for City of Bartlesville utility customers, which are necessary to fund upcoming capital needs mandated by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and Environmental Protection Agency and to maintain the current level of utility services.

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BPD Officers Dunkle, Reeves earn Life Saving Award

Thanks to their quick response and actions that helped save the life of a local man recently, Bartlesville Police Department Cpl. Brad Dunkle and Officer Luke Reeves were awarded the police department’s prestigious Life Saving Award during the City Council meeting Monday.

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Company pitches local recycling option

The City Council heard a presentation Monday regarding potential recycling options in Bartlesville following the temporary closure of the City’s drop-off recycle center, located at 10th Street and Virginia Avenue. The center has been closed since April, when a fire severely damaged Tulsa Recycle and Transfer, the company that processes the City’s recyclable materials.

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Police Chief Tracy Roles named GLMH ‘Administrator of the Year’

Police Chief Tracy Roles was recognized this week by Grand Lake Mental Health for his work in promoting support for mental health issues in Bartlesville.

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BPD traffic stops: What you need to know

The Bartlesville Police Department and the Westside Community Center of Bartlesville are teaming up to present “Traffic Stops: What should you know?” The event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on June 26 at WCC, 501 S. Bucy Ave.

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Gateway, wayfinding sign project advances

Design on the Gateway and Wayfinding Signage project was approved this week by the City Council after several months of review by City staff and the citizen volunteer-driven Parks Board.

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City Council commends 6-year-old for Lighthouse Outreach Center donation

After donating a hard-earned $100 to the Lighthouse Outreach Center last month, 6-year-old Bartlesville resident Reverie Pester was commended by the City Council on Monday for her community activism.

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ODOT to cover cost of City utility relocations

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has agreed to pay for the relocation of City water and sanitary sewer facilities necessary to facilitate road and bridge improvements for State Highway 123 over the Caney River.

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