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   Annual Bixby Holiday Light Show

 

The winners have been announced for the Bixby Annual Holiday Light Show –

 

First place goes to…………………………………… THE LEGENDS!

Second Place goes to………………………………………………….. CELEBRITY COUNTRY/WHITEHAWK!

Third Place goes to ……………………………………….….LEGACY PARK! and SEVEN LAKES!  (Yes, we had a tie for 3rd place this year!)

Honorable Mentions for THE TERRITORY, THE PARK AT SOUTHWOOD and HARVARD PONDS!

The winning neighborhoods have signs placed at their entrances and “bragging” rights are in place!

All of the lights were outstanding and we appreciate all the participation for those involved.  Thanks for sharing the JOY of Christmas with the City of Bixby!

 

Shirley Brown, Neighborhood Coordinator

City of Bixby


 

  • $11,000 – claimed (Rib Crib)

  • $2,000 – claimed (Doc’s)

  • $1,000 – claimed (Lowe’s)

  • $1,000 – claimed (Johnson’s Stepping Stone Cafe)

 

You must be 18 years old to win.

Buy Bixby Website www.buybixby.com

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City of Bixby Website www.bixbyok.gov

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Call 918-366-0428 for a recorded message


4 For Bixby 2015: Proposition 2, Public Safety

Short video on Public Safety needs in the City of Bixby and what Proposition 2 on the November 10, 2015 ballot, will accomplish without raising taxes in Bixby.


4 For Bixby 2015: Parks & Economic Development

Short video explaining what Propositions 1, 3 and 4 on the November 10, 2015 ballot will accomplish in Bixby. These propositions will not raise taxes in Bixby.


 

Bixby Town Hall Meeting 10-22-2015


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 NOV 10, 2015

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Bixby Sets Election to Repurpose Vision 2025 tax for November 2015

BIXBY, Okla., Sept. 14, 2015 — Over the past several years, growth in the Tulsa metro has continued southward. As people and businesses looked for the most attractive areas in the high-growth portions of Tulsa County, Bixby catapulted to the fastest growing community in the state. Progress and growth have led to an unprecedented opportunity to secure the city’s identity and unique place in the region. Based on a vision of Bixby as a leader in pursuing and creating opportunities for a high quality of life, the Bixby City Council adopted four propositions to be brought before registered voters in Bixby on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. City leaders see the propositions as a way to continue to build on the progress Bixby has made over the past several years while maintaining current tax rates. The four propositions cover:

  • Development of the Downtown River Corridor
  • Additional public safety staff, including police, fire, and street department personnel
  • Enhanced funding to operate, maintain, and improve Bixby parks and recreation facilities
  • Improved resources for capital expenditures

Proposition 1, the City of Bixby 2015 Downtown River Corridor Sales Tax, repurposes a three-tenths of one cent of the expiring “Vision 2025” sales tax. Vision 2025 was a Tulsa County sales tax totaling six-tenths of a penny and is set to expire December 31st, 2016. The proposition would fund enhancements to the Arkansas River Corridor including a new park and access amenities along with bank stabilization measures; in-channel river excavation for recreational waterways on both the north and south banks; and reclamation of river bottom deposits for elevating City-owned properties in strategic locations, bringing them out of the floodplain to encourage additional Arkansas River development. These improvements will be connected and expanded to include downtown Bixby through an expanded streetscaping initiative, incorporating landmark and directional signage installation plans that have been developed as part of the Charley Young Event Park project. “Our investment in the Downtown River Corridor is the core of our strategy to combine economic development objectives with quality of life enhancements for both residents and existing businesses,” said Bixby Mayor John Easton. The sales tax extension would go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017 and yield an estimated $20-$28 million over 20 years. “The Arkansas River development plan will capitalize on our most successful destination locations for both residents and visitors alike – Washington Irving Park and Bentley Park – by linking them to one another using our most underutilized resource, the Arkansas River.  The river and two parks will be connected in turn to a new downtown venue – Charley Young Event Park, creating a center for both local activity and development,” Jared Cottle, Bixby City Engineer, said. Proposition 2 repurposes twenty-five hundredths of one penny of the expiring Vision 2025 sales tax and would fund additional public safety personnel within the Bixby police, fire, and streets departments. The proposition is expected to generate more than $700,000 a year, enough to hire, train, and equip three additional firefighters, four additional police officers, two communication officers, and two street and drainage laborers. “The Police Chief, Fire Chief, and Public Works Director all agree that even though the city has trended upward in growth for the past ten years, staffing levels have not kept pace with the population expansion. All three departments have experienced little or no growth during the same period,” Easton said. Proposition 3 repurposes a portion of an existing half-penny tax originally approved by Bixby residents in 2006 as a means to regulate the debt service burden on property owners. However, due to on-going growth, the portion allocated for debt service commitments, one-quarter of a penny, is no longer necessary and would be reallocated as one tenth of a penny for capital improvements in the city of Bixby and fifteen hundredths of a penny for parks and recreation funding. The supplemental parks funding would be combined with the remaining one-quarter of a penny existing tax supporting parks and recreation to create a total allocation of four-tenths of a penny for the upkeep and maintenance of City of Bixby parks. Proposition 4 would extend the 2006 sales tax for the maintenance and upkeep of all Bixby parks until it’s repealed by voters. “With citizens investing over $10 million in the last two bond issues to create premier park and recreational facilities, additional funding is vital to ensure that we can continue to maintain them at the level expected by our users,” Don Cash, Bixby Parks Director, said. Bentley Park provides a good example of the role that parks can play in both local quality of life and economic impact. During this past baseball season, nearly 950 teams participated in regular season games at Bentley Park. In addition, the park hosted 14 tournaments and three World Series. The softball complex hosted nearly 335 teams play in regular season games and 13 tournaments. There are 735 soccer teams registered for this fall season, including the OKACL Academy League, which brings in teams from Arkansas and Dallas. Meanwhile 7,000 players, parents, volunteers, vendors, and referees participate in the two major soccer tournaments hosted at Bentley Park. “The City Council recognizes that we have reached a critical decision point setting a direction for the future of the city. By targeting our investment in the areas with the greatest potential for combining both citizen and commercial opportunities, we believe that we can continue to remain the regional community of choice and provide the services that go along with that distinction,”  Easton said. Public meetings to discuss the proposals in detail and receive public input have been scheduled for 7:00 PM on September 22nd and again on October 22nd at the Bixby Community Center.   Download full release Bixby Sets Vision 2025 Repurposing Election for November 2015

For more information: Mandy Vavrinak, 918-493-5700, mandy@comm-arts.com


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“PUBLIC MEETING:

7pm Thursday, October 22nd, at the Bixby Community Center, 211 N. Cabaniss, to share information and answer questions regarding the proposed local capture of expiring Vision 2025 funds. Propositions to capture and use locally these sales tax dollars for public safety, parks and quality of life, and economic development needs will be discussed. These items will be on the ballot for a November 10th election. All interested citizens of Bixby are invited and encouraged to attend.”

 


 It getting to be that time of year again

“The Tulsa Health Department is responsible for mosquito spraying in Bixby.  To have them spray your area, please call 918-595-4219”  More Information

 


 

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Splash Pad located within Bentley Park:

Monday through Sunday – 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Note:     The Splash Pad will be open each year beginning with the Memorial Day weekend and closing after the Labor Day weekend



 

Water Study to be Conducted Next Week Using Dye

 

BIXBY, OK – Sept. 25th, 2015 – The City of Bixby announces that an environmental consulting firm will be in Bixby the week of Sept. 28th through Oct. 2nd, 2015, taking measurements on the Arkansas River from just west of the Memorial Drive Bridge downstream to the Highway 64 Bridge as part of a study being conducted by the city to obtain an updated wastewater discharge permit. One aspect of the study involves injecting Rhodamine dye into the Arkansas River, then measuring how long it takes for the dye to move downstream. The dye is routinely used by the EPA and the US Geological Survey to conduct these types of tracer studies. Rhodamine dye is highly visible and may produce a reddish color in the Arkansas River near the injection site. The dye is non-toxic and will not harm humans, fish, or wildlife. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has been notified about the dye study.

 


 

 Bixby Middle School Winter Band Program

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Download the Full recording of the 2014 Holiday Middle School Band Program Broken up into each song 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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ROAD WORK ALERT UPDATE:

As part of the Vision 2025 Haikey Creek Flood Protection Project, the City of Bixby will commence reconstructing the bridge on 131st Street located 1/8 mile west of Mingo Road. 131st Street will be closed to through traffic on either side of the bridge from approximately July 14th to September 28st (subject to change per weather and other issues that could delay it reopening check here to stay currect)

 

This bridge has been deemed structurally deficient by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, necessitating the complete reconstruction.  MORE INFO


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EVERY THURSDAY @ 6PM

For a FREE Yoga class


 

Council Worksession to be Held this Weekend

City council members will gather with department heads for an off-site, intensive work session this weekend to discuss long term objectives, capital expenditures, public safety, and quality of life issues in the City of Bixby. This focused approach is employed by many cities, organizations, and companies when the issues to be discussed are complex or wide-ranging and require more time than what is possible in a typical hour long work session before a council meeting. Agenda items for this public work session include critical, near-term decision items such as repurposing Bixby’s portion of the expiring Vision 2025 sales taxes for downtown river corridor development and employing additional police, fire, and street department personnel. The date and location were chosen by consensus of City Council members earlier in the summer.

The sessions will be held Friday evening and all day Saturday in donated space at Grand Lake. No action or voting happens during a work session, though councils often use this time to explore issues and ideas that then subsequently come before council for a vote or action at a later date. Both Friday and Saturday’s sessions will be recorded and citizens can view the recordings afterward on the City of Bixby website or on YouTube.

Citizens can visit the City Council page http://www.bixbyok.gov/city-government/city-councilors/ to download a ward map, email councilors, and find councilor phone numbers.

 


 

 

 

The City of Bixby wishes to express it heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Police Sergeant James Kite who passed away on July 15th from his battle with cancer.  Sergeant Kite served over 20 years with the Bixby Police Department and he will be missed.  In honor of James’ public service, the American flag at City Hall will be lowered until after his funeral service.

 

 


 

 

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Permits are required to legally discharge fireworks in Bixby

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The fine for displaying fireworks without permit is $350.

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Portion of Bixby street to be renamed after Chris Harris Jr.

A section of the road in front of Bixby High School’s football stadium will be renamed Chris Harris Jr. Road on Thursday, and Bixby’s mayor will announce an official Chris Harris Jr. Day in Bixby.

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Iba Awards has local and international appeal

The Rotary Club of Tulsa’s 22nd Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards has both a local flavor and an international appeal.

The annual gala, set for Monday night at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center, features former Bixby High School football star Chris Harris — now a Pro Bowler with the Denver BroncosREAD MORE


All-Pro Harris wants to improve

• He says he still sees himself as a underdog at Monday’s Iba Awards.

Chris Harris is a Pro Bowl cornerback with the Denver Broncos, one of the best professional football players in the world. And he still feels like an underdog.

“They still rarely mention me,” Harris said. “I mean, I got second-team All-Pro, so I want to be first-team All-Pro. Things like that still motivate me because I feel like I should be mentioned even more.”

Harris was the male recipient of the 22nd annual Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award on Monday night at the Renaissance Tulsa

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Old-fashioned family fun the theme at the Bixby Green Corn Festival

BIXBY — A lot has changed since 1947.

Outdoor activities usually aren’t outdoors. Kids can play tennis and golf on their video game systems. Many people read books on their tablets.

But one thing has remained a fixture for decades — READ MORE

 


 

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WHAT: Bixby Talks: River Development Public Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, June 30th, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE: Spirit Bank Event Center, 106th & Memorial in Bixby

 

Purpose: To update the citizens of Bixby on the Arkansas River Infrastructure Task Force recommendations and plan for a system of low water dams on the Arkansas River, including one proposed in Bixby, and to gather public input on the plan.

 

Facts:

  • A recent poll conducted in Bixby shows 70% of respondents support a low-water dam in Bixby.
  • Low-water dam projects, proposed for Sand Springs, Tulsa (Zink Dam), Jenks, and Bixby, will create a series of lakes within the Arkansas River channel.
  • The lakes are intended to create new economic development and recreational opportunities along the Arkansas River.
  • The lake designs will include provisions to offset any potential floodplain impacts.
  • Estimated project costs for all sites total $300 million.
  • Funding is proposed through a temporary extension of a portion of the Vision 2025 sales tax that expires December 31, 2016.
  • The required funding amounts to one-half (3/10ths of a penny) of the expiring Vision 2025 sales tax (6/10ths of a penny).
  • Funding would be handled on a limited bonding basis, meaning the primary means of paying for the projects would be “pay as you go” or as the money is collected, the projects are undertaken.
  • Funding plans include an endowment to pay for long-term maintenance and operation of the dams.

 

This is a public meeting, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend. Presentations will be made by the John Easton, Mayor of Bixby, by Jared Cottle, Assistant City Manager and City Engineer for Bixby, and by G.T. Bynum, Chairman of the Arkansas River Infrastructure Task Force.  There will be time for questions, answers, and general comments pertaining to the proposed plan.

 

For more information: Mandy Vavrinak, mandy@comm-arts.com; 918-493-5700

Bixby Talks River Development Official notice


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 See the Mayor’s 2015 ‘Cornival’ Art Auction Picks


Bixby BBQ ‘n Blues Festival – May 01, 2015 to May 02, 2015 Bixby’s largest family event and one of the largest barbecue competitions in the state of Oklahoma, the Bixby BBQ ‘n Blues Festival features two days of mouthwatering barbecue and great music. MAP IT at Washington Irving Park 137th & S Memorial Bixby, OK 74008

Bixby BBQ ‘n Blues Festival

May 01 & 02, 2015


 

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Bixby Native Corey Kent White competes for spot in the Top 8 on NBC’s The Voice

 

Bixby’s Corey Kent White went old-school country on Monday’s live performance on “The Voice.”

In a bid for a spot in the Top 8 on the reality singing competition, he rocked the audience with “Unwound,” originally recorded by George Strait, a country artist White considers one of his idols.

“I need to be able to cut loose a little bit… In my mind it needs to be an uptempo song, something that is a little more rockin’ and gets the people moving a little bit, a kind of a carefree moving performance….”

We’re encouraging all businesses and residents to reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter and show us your Corey Kent White signs and fanfare for us to share with everyone!  Be sure to use the hashtag #BixbyPride.

 

Read the full article here.

 

 Article posted by Rita Sherrow on TulsaWorld.com 


 A PROCLAMATION OF THE CITY OF BIXBY

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Bixby, Spring Cleaning Just Got Easier

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We have experienced some technical difficulties televising our City Council meetings during the past month, which are now corrected. If some are still experiencing difficulties, they should contact their cable service provider.

 tv-broken-defPrograming Note: We will be televising a City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Also Tuesday Mornings after Council it should be available on YouTube.com CHECK IT OUT HERE


 

Bixby Garden Club presents the annual Live Plant Sale fundraiser for the BEEF scholarship fund benefitting Bixby Public Schools

It will be held April 18, 2015 from 9 AM-12:00 PM at the Bixby Community Center, 211 N. Cabaniss St.

For more information, contact Joyce Lovitt, 918-366-3965

Bixby Garden Club BEEF BPS School Fundraiser – Live Plant Sale

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Grandmother is winner of Buy Bixby $10,000 grand prize

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2014 Buy Bixby Valentine’s Day $1,000 Cash Drawing Announcement

The winning ticket has been claimed for our special Valentine’s Day $1,000 cash prize drawing.  The winner, whose ticket # 0841861 came from BTC Broadband.Our many thanks go to all of our merchants and shoppers who participated in this year’s Buy Bixby shop local program, and in our special Valentine’s Day drawing. And always Buy Bixby!

 COMING SOON: Lets Welcome a new Business to Bixby

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BTC GIGABIT

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PRESS RELEASE – December 03, 2014

 

Primary Contact:         City Planner Erik Enyart, 918.366.4430

 

 

Bixby becomes the first city in Oklahoma to have fiber based gigabit Internet service.

For Immediate Release:

Bixby, Oklahoma 12-03-14 – One of Oklahoma’s fastest growing communities is putting Oklahoma on the national broadband Internet map. Bixby joins a small but elite group of communities that have gigabit, or 1,000 Mbps, Internet connectivity for residential use. The Bixby area already has over 45 residential developments with roughly 4,600 homes served by fiber based Internet services supplied by BTC Broadband, a 100 year old telecommunications company headquartered in Bixby. Beginning with this announcement, all of these households will now have access to gigabit broadband Internet. Bixby also has 14 additional residential developments slated, which will expand that footprint for another roughly 1,400 homes. Virtually all new commercial or residential development since 2005 has included fiber optic cabling to the home or business.

 

“The City of Bixby continues to keep its eye on the future of our society, which is most decidedly digital, and it’s important to us that Bixby stay in the forefront of technology.   Gigabit Internet is a critical part of our economic development strategy and it’s a component we feel will foster growth in all areas of our city and region.   It’s critical that civic and business leaders alike recognize the economic significance,” notes John Easton, Bixby Mayor.  “Bixby has for years already had a reputation for being a high quality, high growth residential community, and home to one the state’s premier school districts. But more recently, it has increasingly been recognized as an ideal location for high-paying professional services jobs, distribution and industry to prosper. This announcement from BTC Broadband will serve to further catalyze that trend, and have a far reaching effect on everything from high-tech start-up companies, to established businesses who are looking to relocate or expand, to all facets of education.  Gigabit Internet access has the potential to foster growth and enable efficiencies for all types of industry, not to mention the positive influence in the general consumer’s user experience” adds Bixby City Manager, Doug Enevoldsen.

 

“From the Chamber standpoint, we could not be more excited, says Krystal Crockett, President/CEO of the Bixby Chamber of Commerce.   We know Bixby is a thriving community and our Chamber boasts some of the highest growth numbers in the state, but gigabit Internet access from BTC Broadband is a huge economic incentive worthy of new businesses as well as ones already established here.”    Scott Floyd, President of BTC Broadband adds, “Because of our fiber based infrastructure and our expertise and quality service, there is virtually no network need that is beyond our capabilities.  We can offer business customers the industry’s fastest speeds and capacity as well as diverse networking, all at extremely competitive rates.  We are very proud to be able to unleash the power of our fiber and bring world class broadband speeds to the community in which we live, work and play.”

 

“Affordable ultra-high-speed Internet has the ability to stimulate economic growth and incentive and position our community and our state to compete as a viable, top-ranked place to raise a family and also to grow a business,” says Congressman Jim Bridenstine, 1st District Oklahoma.  “We are fortunate to have cutting-edge companies such as BTC Broadband to help position the state of Oklahoma to be among the technology leaders of the 21st century.”

For more information on the City of Bixby, contact City Planner Erik Enyart at 918-366-0427 or visit www.bixby.com.

Interested parties may contact BTC Broadband at 918-366-8000 for information on all their products and services.  BTC Broadband is located at 11134 S. Memorial, Bixby, OK 74008.  www.BTCBroadband.com.

 Press Release - Bixby 1st Gigabit City is OK
 BTC Gigabyte City Proclamation 12-03-14
 Fiber To The Home (FTTH) Subdivisions

 Buy Bixby Kicks Off

 

Check out the Buy Bixby website for local sponsors — WWW.BUYBIXBY.COM

Watch Vice Mayor Brian Guthrie Kick off BuyBixby2014

Download all the Buy Bixby 2014 Kickoff Photos CLICK HERE

 

Washington Irving Park Marker Completed

 

 

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Nature Works Brochure

August 25, 2014 Bixby City Council votes to approve donation of Statue from Nature Works.

In addition to being visually appealing, the elk will also contribute to the park from a historical perspective.

The park was named after American writer Washington Irving as a nod to his expedition through the area in October 1832.

According to excerpts from the Oklahoma Historical Society, a young ranger named McClellan, who accompanied Irving on the expedition, shot and killed an elk — the first animal of its kind to be killed on the journey.

By STEPHANIE ANDRE World Correspondent

READ the FULL STORY @ TULSAWORLD

 

 

Washington Irving Parks 911 Memorial gets a Bench of Contemplation

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Bixby updating its economic development strategy

Changes will allow the city greater flexibility.

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BIXBY — The city is in the process of changing up its economic development direction.

Councilors recently approved a change in Bixby’s contract with an economic development consulting firm that will allow the city greater flexibility in negotiations, as well as expanded opportunities. The city also expects to hire an economic development director by the end of the year.  -=Read More=-

RULES FOR ENTERING THE SPECIAL 2014 BUY BIXBY VALENTINES DAY $1,000 CASH DRAWING

 

      • Only tickets originally issued by participating 2014 Buy Bixby merchants are eligible; no additional tickets are being issued for this special drawing.

 

 

    • All tickets must be individually separated from one another. Any strings of tickets submitted will be discarded and not accepted.

 

 

    • Each individual ticket must have a legible printed name and phone number recorded on the back, using a blue or black ink pen. Any tickets lacking a legible printed name and phone number will be discarded and not accepted.

 

 

    • Tickets are to be turned in to the Bixby City Hall receptionist area without an Envelope or any banding completely separated; into the Grey Buy Bixby hopper, thru the BLACK slot in the front, 116 West Needles, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. before the drawing deadline;

 

 

    • Alternatively, tickets having first been individually separated and recorded with a legible name and phone number on the back may be placed in a plain sealed envelope and labeled “2014 Buy Bixby”; said envelopes may then be deposited in the white drive through utility payment drop box located on the west side of City Hall, anytime day or night, until the drawing deadline.

 

 

    • Alternatively, properly separated and individually recorded tickets may be mailed to the address below; however, must be received by the deadline for submitting tickets.

 

City of Bixby   P.O. Box 70 Bixby, OK 74008   Attention: 2014 Buy Bixby Drawing

      • Any tickets just loosely tossed into the drive-through utility payment drop box will be discarded and not accepted.

 

 

    • DO NOT put tickets in the POLICE Department prescription drug collection canister located in the lobby of City Hall. Any such will be discarded and not accepted.

 

 

    • DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TICKETS FOR THE DRAWING is 4:00 p.m. Friday February 13, 2015.

 

 

    • Drawing will be held after city offices close at 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015. WINNER WILL BE CONTACTED BY TELEPHONE.

 

 

    • If the ticket drawn contains an illegible name or phone number, it will be discarded and a replacement ticket selected immediately. A phone call will be made to the winner.

 

 

    • If an answering machine is reached, City officials will leave a recorded message informing winner their prize must be claimed by deadline of Wednesday, February 18th at 4:00 p.m.

 

 

    • Winner must present a valid photo ID and complete required paperwork.

 

 

    • If winner does not come forward by deadline, prize will be rolled into 2015 Buy Bixby program.

 

 

    • 2014 $1,000 Buy Bixby Valentines prize check will be given the week following the drawing to the winner, in person at the location where the ticket was originally issued.

 

THANK YOU FOR PARTICPATING IN OUR 2014 BUY BIXBY CAMPAIGN SPECIAL DRAWING!

Groundhog Day 2015: Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow, predicts six more weeks of winter

Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most beloved and furry seasonal prognosticator, has seen his shadow on Monday morning (despite overcast skies), portending six more weeks of winter -=[ReadMore}=-

ANNOUNCING A FINAL CHANCE FOR 2014 BUY BIXBY TICKET HOLDERS TO WIN REMAINING $1,000 CASH PRIZE, JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINES DAY!!!!

With several successive drawings held over the past six weeks in an effort to find a final 2014 Buy Bixby $1,000 cash award winner having gone unheeded — a first for the community’s popular holiday season shop local program, now in its eighth year — the City of Bixby announced today plans to provide all remaining 2014 Buy Bixby ticket holders one final chance to win its remaining $1,000 cash award. “We’ve already given out $17,000 in cash prizes and a multitude of other exciting prizes to lucky Bixby shoppers, in what was our biggest and best year for our annual Buy Bixby shop local program. So it’s already been a tremendous success, and been great fun for all”, said Bixby City Manager Doug Enevoldsen. “But with a single $1,000 cash prize having gone unclaimed through several successive drawings over the past six weeks, we felt it would be even more fun to provide our loyal Buy Bixby ticketholders who are interested with one last chance to win big this year. This will bring needed closure to the 2014 program, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Think how sweet winning $1,000 cash would be!”, he added. Buy Bixby Coordinator Jeffrey Beltran said at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 2nd, the City will post complete instructions at www.buybixby.com explaining how shoppers who are still holding 2014 Buy Bixby tickets may enter the final drawing for the remaining $1,000 cash award. In a preview, he said it will involve participants legibly printing their names and telephone numbers on the backs of any tickets they are holding and submitting them to Bixby City Hall by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 13th in order to be eligible, after which a random drawing will be held.

 

 

Claimed — $1,000 — Reasor’s — #1620602

 

Claimed — Cox Bundle — Reasor’s — #1696138

 

Claimed — $10,000 — Bixby Family Dentist — #590502

 

Claimed — $1,000 — Lowes  — #1581603

 

Claimed — $1,000 — Scotts Hamburgers — #1801918

 

Claimed — $1,000 — Reasor’s — #0962516

 

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

THE SCHEDULE OF REGULAR MEETINGS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2015 OF THE BIXBY CITY COUNCIL, IN AND FOR THE CITY OF BIXBY, OKLAHOMA, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION

Public Notice is given and filed with the Bixby City Clerk that, for Calendar Year 2015, except as otherwise noted below, the Bixby City Council of the City of Bixby, Oklahoma will hold its first regular monthly meeting on the second Monday of each month and its second regular monthlymeeting on the fourth Monday of each month. Should a meeting date fall on a holiday, the regular meeting will be held on the following Tuesday. These regular meetings will be held at 6:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers of the Bixby Municipal Building, located at 116 West Needles Avenue, in the City of Bixby, Oklahoma.(Authority: Title 25 Oklahoma Statutes, Section 311(A))

REGULAR MEETING DATES

January 12
January 26

February 09
February 23

March 09
March 23

April 13
April 27

May 11
May 26 (City Hall Closed on May 25, Memorial Day)

June 08
June 22

July 13
July 27

August 10 (To be held if needed; Subject to Cancellation)
August 24

September 14
September 28

October 12
October 26

November 09 (To be held if needed; Subject to Cancellation)
November 23

December 14

 

 


 

PUBLIC NOTICE

THE SCHEDULE OF REGULAR MEETINGS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2015 OF THE BIXBY CITY COUNCIL, IN AND FOR THE CITY OF BIXBY, OKLAHOMA, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION

Public Notice is given and filed with the Bixby City Clerk that, for Calendar Year 2015, except as otherwise noted below, the Bixby City Council of the City of Bixby, Oklahoma will hold its first regular monthly meeting on the second Monday of each month and its second regular monthlymeeting on the fourth Monday of each month. Should a meeting date fall on a holiday, the regular meeting will be held on the following Tuesday. These regular meetings will be held at 6:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers of the Bixby Municipal Building, located at 116 West Needles Avenue, in the City of Bixby, Oklahoma.(Authority: Title 25 Oklahoma Statutes, Section 311(A))

REGULAR MEETING DATES

January 12
January 26

February 09
February 23

March 09
March 23

April 13
April 27

May 11
May 26 (City Hall Closed on May 25, Memorial Day)

June 08
June 22

July 13
July 27

August 10 (To be held if needed; Subject to Cancellation)
August 24

September 14
September 28

October 12
October 26

November 09 (To be held if needed; Subject to Cancellation)
November 23

December 14

 


 

PUBLIC NOTICE

THE SCHEDULE OF REGULAR MEETINGS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2015 OF THE BIXBY INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY, A PUBLIC TRUST CREATED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CITY OF BIXBY, OKLAHOMA

Public Notice is given and filed with the Bixby City Clerk that, for Calendar Year 2015, except as otherwise noted below, the Bixby Industrial Authority, a public trust created for the benefit of the City of Bixby, Oklahoma will hold onescheduled regular meeting in calendar year 2015, on the second Monday in December. Thisregular meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers of the Bixby Municipal Building, located at 116 West Needles Avenue, in the City of Bixby, Oklahoma.If the City Council of the City of Bixby and the Bixby Public Works Authority are scheduled to meet at the same dated, time and location, the Bixby Industrial Authority’s regular meeting will immediately follow the City Council and the Bixby Public Works Authority meetings.(Authority: Title 25 Oklahoma Statutes, Section 311(A))

REGULAR MEETING DATE

December 14, 2015

 


 

Annual Bixby Holiday Light Show

 

 

The winners have been announced for the Bixby Annual Holiday Light Show~~~~

 

First place goes to THE LEGENDS!

 

Second Place goes to CELEBRITY COUNTRY/WHITEHAWK!

 

Third Place goes to LEGACY PARK!

 

See more here

 


 

 

 

 BTC BroadBand’s 14th Annual

“Bettering the Community” Chili Cook-Off

The event is Friday, November 7, from 11:30-1 in the East parking lot of BTC Broadband (at 11134 S. Memorial).

Prizes and bragging rights are at stake! But you can’t win if you do’t enter!

This event is open to the public. 

$7 donation gets all-you-can-eat chili, toppings, dessert and drinks.

Here is what you need to know to get started  CLICK Here for more INFO

All Proceeds Benefit the United Way and the BOC!

 

Mr Yuk is mean Mr Yuk is Green

1024px-Poison_Help.svgThis weekend, the MET is holding the annual Household Pollutant collection event at the Tulsa County Fairgrounds, 15th St. and Sandusky Ave., Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. All residents of Bixby and areas of Bixby in unincorporated Tulsa County are eligible, along with other Tulsa County communities. Here’s the website for details:


We would like to Invite Everyone to the Dedication of the Natureworks Elk at Washington Irving Park Thursday October 30th at 4:00 PM

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Travel Delays

On Saturday morning, October 18th, 101st St. between Memorial Dr. and Mingo Rd., will be temporarily closed for the transport of a 17-ft story demethanizer tower. The slow moving transport of the extraordinarily large structure southward on Memorial and then westward on 151st to HWY 75 will cause traffic congestion and associated delays. Drivers should plan their travel routes and schedules accordingly.  Drivers should be advised that  111th Street will be closed to thru traffic, eastward from Memorial Dr., between 7:00 AM and 5:30 PM, and will not be available as a detour route.

Learn more

Huge tower haul out of Broken Arrow rescheduled for Saturday

The big move was postponed due to rain last weekend.

Map of Route

By ROBERT EVATT World Business Writer

Gigantic haul, take two.

After being rained out last Saturday, a Broken Arrow manufacturer now plans to move a 17-story tower through the Tulsa area — all in one piece — on Saturday.

Read More

Bixby City Council Approves FY-15 Budget

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It getting to be that time of year again

“The Tulsa Health Department is responsible for mosquito spraying in Bixby.  To have them spray your area, please call 918-595-4219”

Bixby Outreach Center (BOC)

Flip Flop Drive Please help us reach our Goal of 300 Flip Flops Donated By JULY 4th Help By Donating Flip flops, Spreading the Word or by Hanging this Flier in your Store Please Drop Donations at Bixby Downtown Fire Department  @ CITY HALL 116 West Needles Avenue (or Police Department if they are out on a call) For More Info Contact: Kammie @ (918)704-6481

4th of July

independence-day-events Fireworks Permits on Sale this year at City Hall. The City of Bixby will allow permitted Fireworks to be displayed on Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of July, 2014; during the hours of 3pm until 11pm.  Permits are on sale at City Hall for $20 Monday thru Friday 8am til 4:30 p m at the Water Dept. counter.  The fine for displaying fireworks without permit is $350LOCATE ON MAP

Click to see Full Sized Fireworks Safety poster

Click to see Full Sized Fireworks Safety poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bixby Green ‘Cornival’

Bixby Green Corn Festival —  Kicks Off Tonight 

At Charley Young Park in downtown Bixby

The Green Corn Festival is a kick back to the good old fashioned family oriented picnics. The annual festival (held on the 4th Thursday, Friday and Saturday of June) features great music, arts and crafts, food, bingo, carnival and great games and contests for the young and young at heart. A talent show to highlight area youth is held on Friday at the Community Center and the annual Green Corn Parade entertains the masses on Saturday morning.

The Festival is held in downtown Bixby, south and east of 151st and Memorial. Charley Young Park is the site of the Gazebo stage, and games, surrounded by food and crafts booths. Just a hop and skip over is the Youth Stage and Carnival. Cool off during the heat of the day by joining in a few rounds of bingo in the building at the corner of Charley Young Park.

What could be more traditional than an afternoon or evening in the bright summer sun, with lemonade to sip, an array of crafts and gifts to purchase, music to enjoy listening to, with your friends all around? Only a ride on the ferris wheel as the sun sets and the sounds of carnival music drift up in the evening air…

For more information, email or contact the following:

Vendor, Booth, or Food Services Jacquie Young 366-6305 or Music, Talent Show, Entertainment Don Crall 906-9540 Talent Show Application Little Miss/Master Green Corn Pageant Information Sheet Entry Form Debbie Crall

NEWS

The History of the Bixby Green Corn Fest 

 

 

Road Closure Notice:

 On Saturday, June 28th, 111th Street will be closed between Memorial and 82nd E. Place from 4:00 AM to 4:00 PM to permit installation of storm sewer lines as part of the 2011 Bond Intersection Widening Project.  No future construction closures are anticipated at this time.

Bentley Park Playground Splash Pad

The Bentley Park Playground Splash Pad

will be closed Monday June 23, 2014

for maintenance from 9:00AM-1:00PM.

 

Taste of Bixby Event

Name: Taste of Bixby Date: June 12, 2014 Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Name: Taste of Bixby
Date: June 12, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Event Description:
The Taste of Bixby is the networking event of the year with live music, great food and drinks. It’s an opportunity for networkers to meet with prospective clients in a casual fun atmosphere. Whether you’re in the mood for a gourmet dessert, slice of pizza or a glass of wine, all your cravings will be satisfied at the 2014 Taste of Bixby. The event is open to the public.

Click Register Online  now to purchase your tickets.

Partner with a Chef Raffle

Join Chef Michael Minden of Bixby’s Favorite Business – Michael V’s, a 4-Star Restaurant at 103rd and Memorial to “Partner with a Chef”. Sit at the chef’s table in the middle of the action on a Friday or Saturday night. 

Work with Chef Michael and get hands on experience of working the line while personally cooking a four course wine dinner for you and up to 3 guests. This package is valued at $400, but is truly a priceless experience. Raffle tickets are $10.00 each or 3 for $25.00 and are available now! Click Register Online now to purchase your raffle tickets!

 

The City of Bixby, Water Dept. and Other regular non-Emergency personnel will be off in Observance of Memorial Day Monday 05-26-2014, With the Exception of the Cemetery Dept. who will be off Friday May 23rd.

Mondays City Council will Be held on Tuesday May 27 at 6pm because of the Holiday.

All other Emergency Personnel will be available by calling 911 or for Police & Fire Non-Emergency call (918) 366-8294.

 

Take your Kids Fishing at Lake Bixhoma Saturday May 10th for the Bixby Optimist Club Annual Free fishing for Children day.

Calling all kids ages 2 through 15! Come out to Lake Bixhoma from 8 am – 12 pm on Saturday, May 10th, 2014, and fish for the BIG one! Bring your own pole and bait! As this is a family friendly event, the whole family can fish but bring your own pole and bait, too! A fun time to share the joy of fishing with your child!

Registration 8:00 a.m.

No charge to participate

Free hotdogs, drinks & t-shirts for those hungry kids that are competing for the biggest fish!

Kids ages 2-15 can enter the competition by age group (2-5, 6-11 and 12-15). There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes awarded for each age group. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to fish – there will be someone there to help you learn!

Prizes and food are provided courtesy of local businesses and the Bixby Optimist Club members.

Lake Bixhoma is located about 4.5 miles south and east of Bixby on Hwy 64. Follow Memorial (as it turns into Hwy 64 as you leave Bixby) through Bixby and on to Leonard, OK. Turn right at the Leonard Baptist Church and follow the signs up the mountain.

For more information, call Don Crall (918) 906-9540, or Dale Boatmun (918) 366-4000.

Lake Bixhoma, located about 5 miles southeast of Bixby on Leonard Mountain, is a nature lover’s dream. Fishing is allowed, and a low-wake zone is enforced.
View a map with directions to the lake here

 

 

 

Bixby BBQ ‘n Blues Festival – May 02, 2014 to May 03, 2014 Bixby’s largest family event and one of the largest barbecue competitions in the state of Oklahoma, the Bixby BBQ ‘n Blues Festival features two days of mouthwatering barbecue and great music. MAP IT at Washington Irving Park 137th & S Memorial Bixby, OK 74008

Bixby BBQ ‘n Blues Festival – May 02, 2014 to May 03, 2014

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Bixby BBQ ‘n Blues Festival – May 02, 2014 to May 03, 2014
Bixby’s largest family event and one of the largest barbecue competitions in the state of Oklahoma,
the Bixby BBQ ‘n Blues Festival features two days of mouthwatering barbecue and great music.
at
Washington Irving Park
137th & S Memorial
Bixby, OK 74008

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Join the GO Plan team as we visit Bixby on April 24th with our “Walkshop” or, walking workshop!
Learn about regional bicycle and pedestrian planning, participate in interactive web exercises and walk

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 Bixby Residents:

 Free landfill days for Bixby residents will be Friday and Saturday, April 25th and 26th at the Quarry Landfill on 46th Street North in Tulsa, approximately 1-1/2 miles east of US 169.

Bixby utility customers can dispose of unwanted items with some exceptions noted below on those days.

The address is 13740 East 46th Street North, Tulsa.

HOURS:

Friday, April 25th, 6:00 am until 5:30 pm.

Saturday, April 26th, 7:00 am until 1:00 pm.

 THE LANDFILL WILL CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 1:00 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 26th.

 Participants must show a City of Bixby utility bill or driver’s license with an address within the Bixby City Limits in order to be admitted to the landfill.

No items containing Freon refrigerant will be accepted (air conditioners and refrigerators). There will be a two dollar ($2) fee for each discarded tire to cover State fees for disposal and recycling of tires.

Loads in trucks and trailers should be secured and covered to prevent contents from blowing out onto roadways and creating traffic hazards.

(NOTE: There are two landfills on East 46th Street North. Look for the Quarry-Waste Management Inc. sign.)

For more information contact the Quarry Landfill at (918) 439-7835 or the City of Bixby, (918) 366-4430.

City of Bixby Prepared for Advancing Winter Storms

08-09-13 UPDATE: The City of Bixby has temporarily suspended the automated severe weather advisories feature of its Blackboard Connect service, pending further review. We urge citizens to continue to remain opted-in to the program for the time being to ensure they receive important non-weather emergency information and important community announcements. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

20 13 Fall Fairgrounds Household Pollutant Collection Event
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The Heartbeat of Bixby’s Economy
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OMAG Christmas Safety
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2013 Buy Bixby Kick Off November 2
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Storm Debris Regulations / Site
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City Devising Multi-phase Storm Damage Response Plan
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Bixby Expands In Home Development
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City of Bixby 2013 Summer Newsletter
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Assessment Letters Now Accepted on Website
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Bixby Launches Emergency Notification Service
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Important Firework Safety Letter from the Fire Department
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ODEQ Order Triggers Multi-year Utility Rate Hike
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Bentley Sports Complex A Bixby Bonus
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City Manager presents budget for upcoming fiscal year View Here 

Southern Suburb Thriving Tulsa World Article 

Bixby is a High Growth City with a Very Positive Demographic View Here 

Sprouts Farmers Market Now Open In Bixby View Here Video

Sprouts Farmers Market Opening April 24 Read more…    Click here to view the Tulsa World article

Mayor’s 2nd Quarterly Update 2013 View Here

66ers Semifinal Tickets ON Sale Now
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Public Notice on Hearing for CDBG FY 2013 Grant Project View Here

Mayor’s 1st Quarterly Update 2013 View Here

Bixby Seeing a Housing BoomRead more…

City of Bixby Newsletter Read more…

New Bixby, Oklahoma Reasor’s Opening Halloween Day
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OKC Thunder in Bixby Watch Video…

Effective July 1, 2012, Stormwater Management Service Charges
and Sewer Rates will increase
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ODEQ Order Triggers Multi-year Utility Rate Hike Read more… 

Information regarding FIREWORKS PERMITS FOR SALE AND DISPLAY
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Tulsa 66ers Return to Bixby’s SpiritBank Event Center Read more…

City of Bixby Unveils Redesigned Website
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The Bixby Syndrome Editorial…
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Bixby remains one of the fastest growing communities in Oklahoma.
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Northern Bixby Continues to Flourish
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EMSA Increases Service to Bixby with Dedicated Ambulance
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For any questions or concerns about the upcoming Chloramines
Conversion please go to:
www.tulsawater.com