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Image result for bee images clip artCity of Orland Becomes the 40th Bee City USA in the Nation

Orland's City Council voted unanimously this week to become a Bee City USA® city. This validated the efforts of City staff, community members and groups to accomplish this certification. Press release

Base Allotment Is Increased

The Orland City Council on April 17th restored base water allotments to 15,000 gallons per 2-month billing cycle, ending the 20% temporary reduction that was part of the City’s drought conservation measures.

Lawn watering is still allowed only on Sun-Wed-Fri for properties north of SR32, Sat-Tues-Thur south of 32, 8pm to 8am.

Water rates and sewer rates increase July 1 as part of the 2015 three-year rate schedule to fund water and sewer system necessary repairs and improvements.

La Quinta Inns and Suites plans to construct an 80-room, 4-story hotel in Orland, along with a 24-hr restaurant! Expected to open at Commerce Plaza (across the street from the new Pilot Flying J). More...

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.

Help Us Improve Walker Street!

In the City's effort to acquire public input for improvements to the downtown area of Walker Street between Second Street and the railroad, a presentation was made to the City Council at their April 17th meeting. The consultant hired to develop the plan will consider the comments made at the meeting and present a final plan to the City Council in June.    For any questions or comments, please contact Janet Wackerman, (530) 865-1602.

Local Sales Tax in Effect

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.

"Thank you for your support of local public safety, and your confidence in our City!"...Bruce Roundy, Mayor. The tax went into effect April 1, 2017.

 

Orland Center for the Arts & Gallery

The Gallery's April show, from April 7th to April 29th, features "Other People, Other Places." Exterior Image of Gallery Artists Mary Amicarella, Pat Everett, and Judith Frost invite us to travel with them throughout the world, as their delightfully varied artwork introduces us to the people and places that inspired their amazing artistic creations.

More information can be found on the Gallery's website. If you have not visited the Gallery, you can watch an interview on YouTube with Arts Commission Chairperson Rae Turnbull on the Gallery and artist Mollie Flath.

 

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.

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/

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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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