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City of Orland Becomes the 40th Bee City USA in the bee city usa 2 Nation and the Queen Bee Capital of North America

Orland's City Council voted unanimously in March to become a Bee City USA® city and at their May 1st meeting accepted a proclamation designating the city the Queen Bee Capital of North America. Press release and a short news clip from KRCR TV news.

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Glenn County wants your opinion about walking and bicycling around the County to assist the Glenn County Transportation Commission (GCTC) as they develop a long-range, comprehensive plan for creating truly walkable and bikeable environments throughout the county, including both its cities and unincorporated areas. The information gathered through the survey will help the County understand where sidewalks, street crossings, bikeways, and other pedestrian and bicycle improvements are needed.  To reach the survey go to:  https://www.glenncountyatp.com/

Job Opportunity

The City of Orland is looking to fill a maintenance position with a skilled tradesperson; emphasis in plumbing, HVAC, electric, concrete, etc. Knowledge of water and wastewater systems is preferred. Salary will depend on experience. Position open until filled. Applications may be found on this website or at City Hall, 815 Fourth Street, Orland CA from 9AM to 5PM Monday thru Friday.

 

Our Hope & Heritage

The small version (maquette) of Tamara Bonet's public art bronze is now completed and available. According to Arts Commissioner Rae Turnbull, "..it's gorgeous....as is the work she's doing on the lifesize one."

Orland Center for the Arts & Gallery

High Flyer The Gallery's October show, "The Windward Side: Islands & Innocence" begins October 6th and runs through the 28th. Featured artists are Bernard de Veas and Jeannie Vodden. 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.

Walker Street Improvements UPDATE

The community conversation about “Streetscapes” design for the section of Walker Street from 2nd to 6th is in progress. The latest design concepts were discussed with City Councilmembers and public comments received, in a public meeting September 18th.

Please note that redirecting truck traffic is no longer part of the project proposal, and roundabouts are only an option for possible future consideration – as required for all Caltrans projects. The Council has not adopted roundabouts as part of the plan. We are looking at ways to improve traffic flow while creating a more inviting and safe downtown environment. The next Streetscapes project meeting is not yet scheduled.  For any questions or comments, please contact Janet Wackerman, (530) 865-1602.

An Open Letter to the Community

The City of Orland remains committed to operating its independent Police Department, with over 100 years of pride and excellence. Read more.

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.

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.

 

 

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.

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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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