City News & Events
Coaches of the Year Announced
Recreation Director Joe Fenske presented plaques of recognition and appreciation to Micah Fleming and Jose Lopez during a recent City Council meeting. Their names will be added to a plaque that will be on view at the Recreation Center.
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.
Leaf Pick Up
The Public Works Department will not be picking up green waste from city residences this Fall but will be removing leaf piles – leaves only, no branches – now until January. Please place piles between the gutter and traffic lane, allowing space for rain water to go down the gutter.
The City Council voted to approve the amended permit for Pilot Flying J, providing an additional 1.7 acres of land into the site of the previously approved travel plaza project. A total of 31 acres were annexed into the city, 9 for Pilot. Annexation and project approvals are complete. Building permit applications and construction plans are now being reviewed with a proposed construction start in November 2015.
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
Water Conservation Information
Orland homeowners may be eligible for the State’s turf rebate program – partial reimbursement for replacing your lawn with drought-tolerant landscaping. More info and the application @ http://saveourwaterrebates.com/index.html
The Orland City Council, at its June 1st meeting, enacted a water conservation ordinance and temporary water conservation measures. However, the City Council at their October 5th meeting changed the times for lawn watering. Lawns may now be watered between 5:00pm and 10:00am. No change to the 3 days per week regulation. The time for lawn watering was changed to help residents comply with water conservation ordinances as temperatures cool and daylight diminishes seasonally. We appreciate everyone’s spirit of cooperation in this. Our community is on track to meet its State-required objective of 25% reduction in water usage June-November.
Full text of the adopted Water Conservation Ordinance.
Check out this site to see how you can conserve at home and at your business.
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 Center for the Arts & Gallery
The Gallery's November show features the works of three talented artists, Dolores Mitchell, Margaret Allen and Ann Mitchell. This show, until November 28th, features rice field vistas, farm lands nestled in the foothills of rugged mountain ranges, and playful ceramics that transform clay into fantasy. More information can be found on the Gallery's website.
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
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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