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La Quinta Inns and Suites will be constructing an 80-room, 4-story hotel in Orland! Expected to open at Commerce Plaza (across the street from the new Pilot Flying J) in 2017. More...
City, Schools & Bank Partner for Water Safety
The Recreation Department and Orland Unified School District are implementing an innovative program designed to produce an entire community of water-safe youngsters. All of the District's 140 2nd graders are taking a week's worth of introductory swim lessons as part of their PE curriculum. Redding Bank of Commerce is augmenting it all with a donation. Press release...
More Recreation News...The latest activity guide is on-line. You can mail in your applications and/or fees to 815 Fourth Street, Orland or stop by the Recreation Center. Map to Recreation Center Check the Recreation web page for current schedules and forms. Also, find us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/orland.recreation
The Pilot Flying J travel plaza is open! The beautiful facility includes a PJ Fresh deli, Wendy’s, Cinnabon and Auntie Anne’s. Orland took this project thru annexation, full EIR, zoning, project approval and permits issued in just 12 months. Pilot built it in 4 months! Compare what you see now to the early construction drone video from December, courtesy of local businessman and volunteer firefighter Jerry Kraemer.
I5 Vertical Clearance Project at South Street
Caltrans has contracted with Knife River Construction to increase the vertical clearance of the CR16/South Street overpass over I-5. Crews have wrapped up work early on the second leg of construction on Interstate 5 in the Orland area. As a result, traffic-interferring work on I-5 between County Road 16 (South Street) and County Road 3 will take a break until after the Glenn County Fair and Memorial Day holiday weekend. Motorists can expect lane and freeway ramp restrictions to resume on June 6.
This is one of many Caltrans overpass clearance projects on I-5, and was planned for years, just like the many completed in recent years on I-80. Raising the overpass or lowering the roadway is necessary for truck safety; pictured at left is the result of lack of clearance at another location in California.
A new part-time position under the Public Works Department for their facilities maintenance has been created. This position will be approximately 20 hours per week, $11.00 per hour and will consist of maintaining City facilities i.e. janitorial, maintenance and may involve indoor and outdoor work. Flexible hours & days. Some knowledge of general maintenance and cleaning of facilities desirable. Must have a Class C driver’s license and able to pass a physical, drug and background check. Position open until filled. An application may be picked up at City Hall or downloaded from "forms and applications" on the right side of this page.
Visit Black Butte Lake
The Buckhorn Recreation Area has 22 campsites open right now on a first come first served basis. More...
Water Conservation Information
The Orland City Council enacted a water conservation ordinance and temporary water conservation measures in 2015. These measures continue into 2016. Lawns may be watered between 8:00pm and 8:00am, 3 days per week depending on whether you live north or south of Walker Street. We appreciate everyone’s spirit of cooperation in this. Our community met its State-required objective of 25% reduction in water usage in 2015.
Check out this site to see how you can conserve at home and at your business.
Orland Center for the Arts & Gallery
The Gallery will not hold a show in May so improvements can be made to the inside of the building. In June "Stars and Cars" will be featured starting June 3. More information can be found on the Gallery's website.
New Garbage Rates
The Orland City Council approved new rates for residential and commercial collection of garbage and recycling materials. Effective December 1, 2015, rates will decrease 0.73%. Services will continue as currently provided.
New Water/Sewer Rates Are In Effect
**New** water and sewer rates @ http://www.cityoforland.com/govt/dept/public_works/ More details about the cost analysis for the new rates: Staff Report with attachments
Orland as a Groundwater Sustainability Agency
Orland is establishing itself as a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) under the CA Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014. GSA’s are a new type of entity and not a function of Local Agency Formation Commissions (LAFCo). Orland’s GSA is intended to protect drinking water resources by managing the available area groundwater sustainably. For the filing, City Council resolution and maps click here. For SGMA regulations, http://www.water.ca.gov/groundwater/sgm/
FOG -- It Costs You Money!
Placing fats, oil and grease down your drain costs you money by clogging private and public sewer line pipes. COOL IT – CAN IT- TRASH IT.
Orland Introduces Feral Cat Program
Responding to numerous complaints in several neighborhoods about excessive numbers of unwanted cats causing disturbances, the City of Orland is partnering with Glenn County Animal Control and Burnham Veterinary Clinic in an effort to reduce the public nuisance of feral cats. More
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