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The next City Council meeting has been scheduled for April 6, 2020. The listening public may participate in a limited way during the meeting by telephone (301) 715-8592. A password is required and may be obtained from the City Clerk (see contact info below). Public comments are welcomed in advance by contacting Angela Crook, City Clerk by email or phone, (530-865-1601) by 5:00 PM April 6, 2020.

See the source imageShaping Your Future

The 2020 Census is easy. You will answer a simple questionnaire about yourself and everyone who is or will be living with you on April 1, 2020. There is no citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Necesitamos su ayuda para contar a todas las personas en los Estados Unidos al proveer información básica sobre todos los adultos, niños y bebés que viven o se quedan en esta dirección.

The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location. Think of your morning commute: Census results influence highway planning and construction, as well as grants for buses, subways, and other public transit systems. Or think of your local schools: Census results help determine how money is allocated for the Head Start program and for grants that support teachers and special education. The list goes on, including programs to support rural areas, to restore wildlife, to prevent child abuse, to prepare for wildfires, and to provide housing assistance forolder adults.

El censo es tan importante que la ley requiere que usted responda, y sus respuestas se mantienen completamente confidenciales. Si usted no responde, tendremos que enviar a un entrevistador de la Oficina del Censo para que recopile sus respuestas en persona. Si necesita ayuda para completar el cuestionario del Censo del 2020, llame gratis al 1-844-468-2020. Contact staff at the Library (530) 865-1640 or by e-mail if you have any questions or need assistance with filling out the Census form. Se habla español.

COVID-19 News

City Hall, Police Department, Library and Recreation Center facilities are closed to the public. City Hall and Building Dept operations and services are continuing while respecting the requirement for social distancing during this State shelter-in-place order. All programs through the Recreation Department and the Orland Free Library have been suspended until further notice. Additionally, all Commission meetings have been cancelled until further notice by the City Council.

City staff is available by phone (530) 865-1600 or email citymanager@cityoforland.com.

Utility payments can be made on-line (at right), by mailed check or dropped off in the slot outside of City Hall. ACH and E-checks can be accomplished also in the on-line payment option, for a $1.50 flat fee.

The City Council declared a local emergency at their March 16, 2020 meeting. The County of Glenn has activated their Emergency Operations Center to further coordinate a unified response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Glenn County has reported two confirmed cases (as of March 30, 2020) More information can be found at www.countyofglenn.net/COVID19.

Keep updated on the latest state and local #COVID19 resources available to support the health, safety and well-being of all Californians. Mantén informada a tu comunidad sobre el #COVID19 y los más recientes recursos locales y estatales disponibles para mantener la salud, seguridad y el bienestar de todos los Californianos. Añade este gráfico a tu página web y conéctalo con.

...and for businesses

The Orland Chamber of Commerce offers information related to COVID-19 and how you can keep your communities, businesses and families safe. In addition, if you have a facebook account, the Chamber and Glenn Grows' FB pages are great resources to turn to for up to date information.

Superior CA Economic Development provides information on resources from the CDC, OSHA, IRS, CA Department of Public Health, EDD, CA Restaurant Association and CalChamber among others.

Here is an excellent article in Forbes explaining the current SBA loan opportunity and the Paycheck Protection Program. For more information, frequently asked questions are available about the Program.

No Wipes in the Pipes!

With many residents turning to paper towels, napkins, and flushable wipes as alternatives to toilet paper it is important to remember to not flush these items down the toilet!

These materials can cause serious issues for your own pipes and also for the City’s Wastewater System. Disposable disinfectant wipes, baby wipes, and even so‑called “flushable” wipes do not break down easily (or at all) once they are flushed. Paper products other than toilet paper do not break down once in the sewer line. No matter what the label says, don’t flush them, trash them instead.

When these wipes and other materials interact with fats, oils, grease or invasive rootsin the sewer, they bind together, causing blockages and creating the potential for overflows. Sewer backups can be both messy and costly to clean up. When these items are flushed, our sewer pipes and pump stations require increased monitoring, maintenance, and repair. This increases operational costs, which are paid for by your sewer rates. If wipes and other materials can clog our large sewer pipes, they can definitely clog your home’s much smaller pipes too, requiring you to hire and pay a plumber to clear that blockage.

Please help spread the word! Tell yourfamily members to only flush toilet paper and nothing else.At work, you can help by posting notices in bathrooms and other places where paper towels, wipes, or rags might be used or disposed of. With your help we can prevent any issues from occurring during this already difficult time.

Remember…“Trash ‘em, don’t flush ‘em!”

Orland Center for the Arts & Gallery

After speaking with the three artists involved in the April / May exhibit, the gallery will be closed until June 5th, with a gala Artists Reception for our next exciting exhibit titled “Valley of Abundance.” If you have any questions, you can call Gallery Director Rae Turnbull at (530) 988 5758. More information can be found on the Gallery's website.

CA Neighborhoods Count Coming to Your Neighborhood

California Neighborhoods Count will be conducting a study in neighborhoods within your jurisdiction. The study is sponsored by the State of California— see letter of endorsement. The data collected will help the State in making important decisions about how to allocate funding for services and infrastructure — including funding for local law enforcement! If you have any questions about this study, contact Beverly Weidmer at (310) 393-0411, ext.6738 or via email at Beverly Weidmer@rand.org.

See the source imageNew Planning Fees Effective February 14, 2020

At the City Council meeting of December 16, 2019, the Planning Application and User Fee Study/Rate Schedule and the Development Impact Fee Study was accepted. The new fees will be effective February 14, 2020.

Senate Bill 978 in Effect January 1, 2020

Commencing January 1, 2020, Senate Bill 978 requires the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and each local law enforcement agency to conspicuously post on their Internet Web sites all current standards, policies, practices, operating procedures, and education and training materials that would otherwise be available to the public if a request was made pursuant to the California Public Records Act. Materials and other information from the Orland Police Department are on the Resources & Links section of the Police Department page.

Learn More About the Upcoming Honeybee Discovery Center

The first interactive exhibit and museum of its kind will be opened in Orland at the corner of Walker and Fifth Streets. The Honeybee Discovery Center will teach the importance of pollinators in our environment, share the history of beekeeping and offer a pollinator garden. The gallery will be opened the First Friday of the month from 3 to 7PM.

Measure A Report for 18-19 Fiscal Year

At the City Council's meeting of September 16, 2019, the Measure A report was reviewed. The report states the income received and expenditures as of June 30, 2019.

The Queen Bees with Bartell's Backroads

Every year on August 17th the world celebrates World Honey Bee Day, recognizing honey Related imagebees and bee keepers. Bartell's Backroad visited with Terrie Barr of the Honey Bee Discovery Center to learn more.

City of Orland Becomes the 40th Bee City USA in the Nation and the Queen Bee Capital of North Bee City USA logoDowntown bee bannerAmerica

Press release and a short news clip from KRCR TV news.

ChicoER Editorial Columns About Orland

If you don't subscribe to the Chico Enterprise Record or you want a print-out to send to family and friends, we have provided David Little's editorials from December 18, 2016 and December 25, 2016.

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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.

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