City of Orland News & Events

City Clean-Up Event

Saturday, September 13th is your opportunity to part with that junk you’ve been intending to get rid of. The City and Waste Management will be accepting your household throw-aways from 8am to noon at the fairgrounds. Please enter from Yolo, and bring proof of city residency – like a water bill or driver’s license indicating your address.

One pick-up truck load, or small trailer load, per household, please.

We will not be able to accept hazardous waste like tires, paints or chemicals. Some of these items can be taken directly to the County landfill.

Green waste should be taken directly to the City’s waste green waste facility, or wait for the City’s free green waste curbside pick up in October.

If you are a senior or disabled and need help with getting stuff from your garage to the fairgrounds, please contact City Hall at 865-1600 and we will arrange for volunteers to pick it up for you.

If you would like to be a volunteer helping those who need help, please contact City Hall at 865-1600 and we will assign you to a team.


Black Butte Lake Opens for the Summer Season

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District recreation park near Orland now has 85,000 acre-feet of water -- seven times as much as the seasonal low from back when photos of the dry, cracked lakebed came to symbolize California’s drought.

“Those dry photos of our lake from months ago must have stuck in the minds of some folks, so right now’s a great opportunity to make Memorial Day and summer camping reservations,” said Mary Ann Deeming, park ranger at Black Butte Lake. “We’ve opened all campgrounds and boat ramps, plus our regular visitors will notice updates to restroom facilities and playgrounds.”

Buckhorn Campground contains 65 developed campsites and Orland Buttes Campground offers Lake in May 2014another 35 campsites. Reservations for both campgrounds can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online

For further information, contact the park office Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 530-865-4781 or online at .

Smoke Free Recreation Areas Promote Health

Glenn County Public Health, tobacco education program, has released information on how Orland has established smoke free recreation areas and where you can enjoy those areas. According to a public health poll taken in August 2013, 89% of 162 individuals polled in Orland approve of the new rule restricting smoking in the parks.

City Projects

In support of the long range General Plan and Five-year Plan, the fiscal year 14/15 project objectives list is intended to establish focus areas for the City for the coming year. This list goes beyond normal operations to define projects that are desired by City Council, achievable within budget, and in alignment with longer term plans. We have also made available the fiscal year 13/14 projects list .

Proposed objectives are shown on a summarized one page document, in quadrant format:

  • The upper two quadrants represent relatively more urgent projects.
  • The left-hand two quadrants represent relatively more important objectives.
  • The result is the top-left quadrant indicates more important & more urgent projects, the bottom-right quadrant less so, respectively.
  • There is some attempt made to prioritize roughly within each category.

City Staff reports quarterly on its accomplishment of project objectives.

Library Project Opens New Chapter

The City Council approved on November 5th an architectural design proposal for the Orland Free Library. The 800-1000 sq ft addition is located to the south of the exiting building and features ADA-compliant (handicap accessible) restrooms, a nice meeting room, a partially covered patio facing the beautiful landscaping between the library and Carnegie Center, and drinking fountains. Ribbon cutting was held at the Ice Cream Social with, from l to r, City Manager Pete Carr, Friends of the Library member Gary Pratt, Vice-Mayor Dennis Hoffman and City Librarian Jody Meza.

The Orland Center for the Arts & Gallery

Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Friday from 1 to 7 and Saturdays from noon to 7. Also check the Commission's, website for more information on the featured artists and programs offered by the Commission at the Gallery.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact any Orland Art Center Commissioner:  Rae Turnbull, Mary Rose Kennedy, Jane King, Steve Elliott, Pat Mullanix, Jill Elliott and Patty Turnbull or City Council Liaison Bruce Roundy. The Commission meets the third Wednesday of each month (except July) at 7:00 p.m.

They are also looking for volunteers who are interested in being a docent during the art shows.  It is not a difficult job (no pay of course) and involves being in the gallery for 4 hours, talking with visitors and answering questions they may have.  You do not need to be an artist to be a docent, just have to be interested in the quality of life in Orland.  Please contact any of the commissioners. 

Events at the Gallery:

The Freehand Figure Drawing Sessions are held Monday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Orland Art Gallery on Fourth and Colusa Streets. Each session is $7.00 and is payable at the beginning of each session. This fee is to cover the cost of the model and contribute to facility maintenance. If you need more information please call Rae at 865-5920.