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Orange County EDC Unveils New Marketing Campaign

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Orange County EDC Unveils New Marketing Campaign

The Orange County Economic Development Corporation has kicked off a new marketing campaign to attract new industries, businesses, and residents to Orange County. You can read more about in this article, The Reasons Why People Are Moving to this Up-and-Coming Southeast Texas County.

View the new promo video below:

Orange County Landfill Changes Announced

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Building Permits Offered Free of Charge for Rebuilding After Imelda

Starting March 3, 2020, the Orange County landfill will return to normal operations with a few changes.

1. No longer will you need a punch card (all existing punch cards will be good until the end of Dec 2020).
2. No longer will you need a county sticker on your front windshield. Your registration on your vehicle says Orange. If you come in a different vehicle your driver’s license showing your home address will work.
3. The landfill will be accepting cash. No longer will anyone be turned around for not having a card or sticker as long as you have cash and a valid DL with your home address being in Orange County.

In the images below, you can note the days of operation, prices and what items are accepted. Appliances are accepted but must have Freon removed.

The landfill will remain free of charge through March 2, 2020. It is open Monday – Saturday.

Decorative Streetlights for Sale in Old Orange Historic District

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Decorative Streetlights for Sale in Old Orange Historic District

The City of Orange Planning and Community Development Department is now taking orders for the purchase of decorative streetlights in the Old Orange Historic District or the Dupont Homes/Bennett Addition historic district. Only homeowners and businesses located in either of these historic districts are eligible to purchase the decorative streetlights through the City of Orange. The streetlights are the same size and style as the existing decorative streetlights in the historic districts.

Interested persons may pick up a Decorative Streetlight Purchase Agreement from the Planning and Community Development Department at 303 N. 8th Street. When submitting the application, a deposit of $1,527 dollars must be made at the time the agreement is submitted to the department. The department will mark each agreement with the date and time that the agreement and deposit were submitted. If there are more requests for streetlights than the City has budgeted, then the orders will be submitted to the manufacturer on a “first come, first served” basis. If the actual purchase price of the streetlight is different from the deposit, then the City and the applicant will settle the difference before the streetlight is installed.

The City will be responsible for the installation of the streetlight(s) and they will be placed at the curb to maintain consistency in the historic districts. The applicant will be responsible for the costs to connect the electricity to the streetlight(s) after installation and responsible for any electric bills after the streetlight is connected.

The City anticipates placing orders for streetlights on or about March 15, 2020. For more information, please contact the Planning and Community Development Department at 409-883-1034.

World Renew Disaster Response Services Available to Meet About Unmet Needs From Harvey and Imelda

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World Renew Disaster Response Services Available to Meet About Unmet Needs From Harvey and Imelda

Are you still Recovering from Tropical Storms Harvey & Imelda?

If the tropical storm has left you with financial, emotional, or household needs, we want to help.

Orange County Disaster Rebuild wants to make sure you, a member of our community, are supported in your recovery. It is for this reason that they have invited WORLD RENEW, also known as “THE GREEN SHIRTS” into our community. World Renew Green Shirt volunteers are eager to meet with you personally to help you with your tropical storm-related needs. They will be available to meet with you individually to gather data and prioritize your needs so Orange County Disaster Rebuild can connect you with the resources you may need.

World Renew will open up two walk-in centers for two weeks in Orange County starting on Monday, January 20, 2020, through Friday, January 31, 2020, from 9 am to 4 pm and one Saturday 9 am – 1 pm.

One walk-in center will be located at the Orange County Convention & Expo Center at 11475 FM 1442; Orange, Texas 77630, and the other one will be located at Nehemiah’s Vision Main Office located at 460 Main Street; Vidor, Texas 77662.

World Renew volunteers may also be working door-to-door in the affected areas between 9:30 am – 4:00 pm during each week. These volunteers will be wearing dark green shirts and carrying identification.

Please bring your FEMA ID number with you if you have one. You may also call 1-409-745-9719 with questions.

If you or someone you know is seeking assistance from storm-related needs, please come to a walk-in center or call the phone number above.

Orange County Convention & Expo Center
11475 FM 1442
Orange, Texas 77630

Nehemiah’s Vision Office
460 Main Street
Vidor, Texas 77662

Monday, January 20: 9 am to 4 pm
Tuesday, January 21: 9 am to 4 pm
Wednesday, January 22: 9 am to 4 pm
Thursday, January 23: 9 am to 4 pm
Friday, January 24: 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday, January 25: 9 am to 1 pm

Monday, January 27: 9 am to 4 pm
Tuesday, January 28: 9 am to 4 pm
Wednesday, January 29: 9 am to 4 pm
Thursday, January 30: 9 am to 4 pm
Friday, January 31: 9 am to Noon

World Renew volunteers may also be working door-to-door in the affected areas between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm during each week. These volunteers will be wearing dark green shirts and carrying identification.

Re-Launch of Adopt-a-Street Program

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Keep Orange Beautiful Holding Tire and Scrap Metal Collection

Keep Orange County Beautiful is working with City of Orange Council Person Terrie Salter and Director of Planning Kelvin Knauf to re-launch the Adopt-a-Street Program in Orange.  Leaders from each organization that signed up to help keep Orange streets clean is asked to bring their volunteer teams to meet at Saint Mary’s Catholic School on Saturday, January 25, 8-10 AM for the program re-launch. Pick up supplies will be provided by the City of Orange.  Additional volunteers are always welcome to join the teams.  If you want to start an Adopt-a-Street team, please contact the Planning and Community Development office in Orange.

The downloadable PDF application below outlines all of the program details and the streets available to be adopted.

Adopt-a-Street Program Rules and Application

 

 

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