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Orland Voters Approve Local Sales Tax
Final results from the Glenn County elections office indicate Measure A – Orland’s ½¢ local sales tax for public safety – passed with 74% approval of the voters. All precincts have reported. Absentee ballots have been counted."Thank you for your support of local public safety, and your confidence in our City!"...Bruce Roundy, Mayor
Help Us Improve Walker Street!
A community meeting was held in September to acquire public input for improvements to the downtown area of Walker Street between Second Street and the railroad. Comments received were used to develop preliminary plans for improvements that were presented at the November 29th community meeting. If you were not able to attend the November meeting or would like to see what was presented, we have provided artist renderings for a Gateway Design the Fifth & Fourth Street area and the Third & Second area that was developed by the consultant, Melton Design Group. For any questions or comments, please contact Janet Wackerman, (530) 865-1602.
Sewer Pond Improvement Project - Notice Inviting Bids
Sealed bids will be received at City Hall, 815 Fourth Street until 2:00PM December 6, 2016. At that time, all bids will be publicly opened, examined and declared for construction of a sewer pond improvement project. Interested contractors may obtain an electronic copy of the bid set from this web site, the contractor exchanges, or Rolls Anderson & Rolls 115 Yellowstone Drive, Chico CA.
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...
Orland Center for the Arts & Gallery
The Gallery's December show "This Wondrous World", runs from December 2nd through the 23rd, featuring work by the artists of the Shutterbug Photography group. More information can be found on the Gallery's website.
New Green Waste Fees
City Council and the Public Works & Safety Commission have adopted new Green Waste fees effective September 1, 2016. City residents: $9, $17, $39 & Non-City residents: $12, $23, $52.
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
Consumer Confidence Reports are now posted...
The 2015 Consumer Confidence Reports for the city's and airport water systems are available online. If you would like a printed copy please call the Public Works Department at (530) 865-1610 or stop by City Hall at 815 Fourth Street between the hours of 9am-5pm.
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.
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.
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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