City of Claremore
The City of Claremore is a full service municipality that strives to provide the best comprehensive community services possible. The City operates under the Council/Manager form of government. The City Manager serves as the chief executive officer and is responsible for all day to day operations of the City, while the Council serves as the policy making body. The City Council consists of eight individuals representing their respective wards and a mayor who is elected at large. The City Council meets regularly two times each month in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
The City of Claremore recently completed construction of a new lift station, replaced two highly traveled bridges and enhancen community revitalization through code enforcement and infill development efforts. The City continues to move forward with other traffic improvements such as the JM Davis widening project, economic development, utility system improvements, including underground electric line and sewer pipe replacements and water quality improvements.
City of Claremore employees live and work in the community and are committed to provide and maintain an exceptional living environment. Employees are recognized on a regular basis for their service to the community. There are over 20 departments in the city, including Public Infrastructure, Parks and Recreation, Claremore Electric, Senior Citizen Services, and Police, Fire and Animal Control Services.
Claremore City Hall
104 S. Muskogee Ave • Claremore, OK 74017
(918) 341-1325 • www.claremorecity.com
Bill Flanagan, Mayor
Terry Willis, Vice Mayor
Jim Thomas, City Manager
City Council Members:
David McComb, Ward One
Paula Watson, Ward One
Don Purkey, Ward Two
Brian Callender, Ward Two
Buddy Robertson, Ward Three
Terry Willis, Ward Three
Mark Lepak, Ward Four
Will DeMier, Ward Four
Claremore Police Department, with 50+ employees, is under the direction of Chief Stan Brown. Staff includes investigators, patrolmen, animal control officers, a school resource officer, and support personnel. The department is committed to the philosophy of community policing. Various programs are conducted within the city to forge a partnership between the police department and the citizens including hospital visits for children, SOS program (serving our senior adults), bicycle safety, child fingerprinting, neighborhood watch, bicycle patrol, RAD program, school resource officer, and a wide variety of crime prevention programs. Officers and support personnel exceed and excel in all training and certification requirements.
The Claremore PD also offers an 11 week Citizens Police Academy Program that gives citizens a look at the law enforcement profession. For info: 341-8842.
All CPD Officers and support personnel exceed and excel in all training and certification requirements.
Claremore Fire Department, with 45 employees, is under the direction of Chief Sean Douglas. The department is a highly trained tactically and operationally efficient emergency service delivery agency. Services delivered include a Level A hazardous Materials Response Team (one of five in the state); specialized rescue services, including vehicular, swift-water, underwater/dive, heavy rescue and high-angle confined space and trench rescue; first responder emergency medial services; and all disciplines of fire suppression. In addition to emergency response, the department proactively provides prevention services to its citizens through a variety of prevention programs.
Rogers County continues to be one of the fastest growing county in the state. Claremore serves as the county seat. The Courthouse facilities and county offices are located at 219 S. Missouri.
Voters approved an extension of a 1/6 penny sales tax to construct a new courthouse and 911 Call Center, both projects will cost an estimated 26 million dollars. The new courthouse will open in 2013 with over 100,000 square feet within a four story building. The E-911 Center will be located on Hwy. 88 and Lowery Road. Construction will begin and end in 2013. The new center will combine emergency dispatching county-wide; improving response times. Both facilities serve Rogers County.
(see Fingertip Telephone Numbers section for information.)
Sheriff’s Department (non-emergency) 918.342.9700
The Rogers County Sheriff’s Department, led by Sheriff Scott Walton and his staff serve over 79,000 citizens countywide (740 square miles) and operate/manage the jail facility. The staff consists of 40 officers, 28 reserves. 6 support personnel, and over 30 detention officers.. The Rogers County Sheriff’s office is recognized as one of the best in the state for their outstanding programs, safety education, community involvement and personnel. The state and county supported program “More Cops More Stops” is a highlighted safety education program for this year.
Volunteer fire districts provide fire protection for those in rural areas. In cooperation with Claremore Fire Department, Tri-District, Limestone, Verdigris, and Northwest serve Rogers County. The fire district member train and serve with their neighbors.
Eight districts serve the citizens and businesses of Rogers County. Each water district is committed to providing service and affordable rates while promoting the efficient use of water. Each district is governed by a board of directors.
Rogers County is divided into three county commissioner districts. County Commissioners are responsible for roads, bridges and rural cemeteries. They also administer the court system, oversee the courthouse and the emergency management team for the county. County Commissioners are:
Office: (918) 341-2477
Dispatch: (918) 342-4747
Pafford EMS currently serves Claremore. They provide 24-hour response to emergency and non-emergency calls. To date five units are dedicated to Rogers County and forty certified paramedic s and emergency medical technicians handle all emergency needs from advance life support to transports.
Air Evac Lifeteam
Air Evac Lifeteam is the largest independently owned and operated air medical services provider in the US. Air Evac has been providing air ambulance care in our area since 2003. Based at Claremore Regional Airport, they have a team of pilots, paramedics, registered nurses, and medical specialists 24-7 to serve the community.
Air Evac Lifeteam utilizes the global positioning system on board each aircraft for fast and accurate response times when seconds count. Yearly memberships are available and are valid in all Air Evac Lifeteam service areas.
For membership info 800.793.0010