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Learn More About the Upcoming Honeybee Discovery Center

The first interactive exhibit and museum of its kind will soon be located 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. Come to the Queen Bee Festival Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22 to see what it is all about!

Joe VlachNew Police Chief is Named

City Manager Pete Carr announced that Joe Vlach, longtime officer and sergeant with the Orland Police Department, has been appointed as Orland's new Chief of Police, effective July 1, 2019.

Chaney Named First Orland Paid Fire Chief Justin Chaney

The Orland Fire Chief Selection Committee unanimously selected current volunteer chief Justin Chaney as its first-ever full-time paid fire chief. More information can be found on the press release.

J C TollePolice Chief J.C. Tolle to Retire

Orland's Chief of Police since 2012, Chief Tolle will retire from service to the City effective July 3, 2019. Press release

Orland Center for the Arts & Gallery

The Gallery's June/July show, "Triple Exposure: Crosscurrents” James' Canter's photofeaturing artists James Canter, Stephanie Luke and Harvey Spector will be from June 7 thru July 20.Strong design is in full display with these powerful photographs, many in black and white. James Canter’s crisp “street photography” captures encounters in random incidents in people’s lives, each photo telling a different story. With the eye of a photojournalist, Stephanie Luke’s stories focus on the inherent character of the arboreal landscape, and her series titled “Limbs” offers subtle surprises. Harvey Spector’s Israel and Jordan portfolio provides sharply contrasting images of beauty and austerity amid moving expressions of religious devotion. 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.

Local Businesses Video Opportunity

City of Orland is partnering once again with CGI to produce a video about local businesses, events and attractions. Businesses will be contacted by letter asking if they want to participate in the update.(Check out the current video from 2016 located to the right.) See Mayor Roundy's message regarding this project:

Image result for Water conservation clip artWater Conservation Results for 2018 are Released

The City's 2018 water consumption was 27% below that of the benchmark year 2013, saving over 222 million gallons (=682 acre feet) of water. Mayor Bruce Roundy commented, “Orland has always been an excellent community for working together to accomplish a community need.” Press Release

Orland Expands Opportunities for Business Signage Prototype of business sign

The Orland City Council took final action to provide more opportunities for businesses in the City to promote themselves through outdoor advertising. The 5-0 decision allows large pylon and pole signage at specific “business centers” along the I-5 corridor, on which multiple businesses near that location can gain new freeway visibility.

Read press release for additional information and contact numbers.

Multi-modal transportation examplesRegional Transportation Plan

You can help with the development of the Glenn County Regional Transportation Plan by attending a community meeting or taking a survey. To stay informed of the process, www.goglenncounty.com (and this webpage) will provide you more information. The RTP will serve as the planning blueprint to guide transportation investments in Glenn County involving local, state, and federal funding over the next twenty years.

Thanks for Your Input...and now tell us more Walkable community

The consultant selected by the Glenn County Transportation Commission (GCTC) to form a long-range, comprehensive plan for creating truly walkable and bikeable environments throughout the county, is putting together recommendations for the plan. For the second round of public outreach, a meeting was conducted before the City Council meeting October 15. To review what was presented and offer any comments: https://www.glenncountyatp.com/

What Do You Need In A Survival Kit? American Red Cross logo

Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency prepardness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.

The American Red Cross is a good resource to reference.

Measure A Report Released Ladder truck

The City Council of the City of Orland on a 5-0 vote at their July 16, 2018 Council meeting accepted and authorized for publication the City's first-ever report of its local 1/2¢ transactions tax approved by voters in 2016 and known as "Measure A." More information can be found in their media release.

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.

Frustrated internet userAre You Frustrated with Your Internet Connection?

In conjunction with the California Public Utilities Commission, the Geographical Information Center (GIC) at CSU, Chico is collecting important data from our region to prove the case that improved service is desperately needed, and to show that in some areas, businesses are not receiving the speeds that their carriers are advertising. By completing the Survey and taking part in the CalSPEED usage study, you will be confirming or refuting carrier supplied information and helping provide a more accurate description of coverage in California.

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.

http://cosatyourservice.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Grease-Men-Tin-Can-full-pa.jpgFOG -- 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.