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La Quinta Inns and Suites will be constructing an 80-room, 4-story hotel in Orland! Expected to open at Commerce Plaza (across the street from the new Pilot Flying J) in 2017. More... The 77-page environmental report on this project is now available for a 35-day public comment period. Comments should be forwarded to Scott Friend at Michael Baker Int’l. 140 Independence Circle #C Chico CA 95973 (530) 894-3469. It is also available for viewing at the Orland Library and for purchase at City Hall ($16).
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Orland Voters Approve Local Sales Tax
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. All precincts have reported. Absentee ballots have been counted."Thank you for your support of local public safety, and your confidence in our City!"...Bruce Roundy, Mayor. The tax will go into effect April 1, 2017.
Orland Center for the Arts & Gallery
The Gallery's January show features the works of Ellen Heise and runs from January 6th through the 28th. 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. Next month's featured artist is Rosa Fabrello Moore.
Help Us Improve Walker Street!
A community meeting was held in September to acquire public input for improvements to the downtown area of Walker Street between Second Street and the railroad. Comments received were used to develop preliminary plans for improvements that were presented at the November 29th community meeting. If you were not able to attend the November meeting or would like to see what was presented, we have provided artist renderings for a Gateway Design the Fifth & Fourth Street area and the Third & Second area that was developed by the consultant, Melton Design Group. For any questions or comments, please contact Janet Wackerman, (530) 865-1602.
Sewer Pond Improvement Project
The low bidder for the project was Visinoni Brothers Construction in the amount of $259,964.00. City Council accepted the bid at their December 19, 2016 meeting and awarded the project to the firm.
New Green Waste Fees
City Council and the Public Works & Safety Commission have adopted new Green Waste fees effective September 1, 2016. City residents: $9, $17, $39 & Non-City residents: $12, $23, $52.
Public Works Surplus Equipment Auction
The Public Works Department has equipment they are removing from their fleet. If interested, sealed bids must be received by 2PM at City Hall, Friday January 20, 2017.
More 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
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.
Water Conservation Information
The Orland City Council enacted a water conservation ordinance and temporary water conservation measures in 2015. These measures continued into 2016. 2017 regulations will be considered in the spring. We appreciate everyone’s spirit of cooperation in this. Our community met its State-required objective of 25% reduction in water usage in 2015 and again in 2016.
Check out this site to see how you can conserve at home and at your business.
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
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 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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