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Orange Lions City Park Closed Indefinitely

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Orange Lions City Park Closed Indefinitely

Due to safety concerns, Orange Lions City Park has been closed until further notice. A recent inspection found the playground equipment at the park to be structurally unsafe for continued use. The playground equipment has exceeded its estimated lifespan and is due for an update to meet safety guidelines. The City of Orange staff has started the process of considering various courses of action which includes evaluating replacement equipment for the playground.

The City of Orange recognizes the special place the park has in the City and apologies for any inconvenience this closure may have. Nevertheless, the safety of those who visit the park is of utmost importance.

Mayor Larry Spears Jr. announced a Special Call Orange City Council Meeting will be held to inform the community about possible options and to solicit ideas from the public. The date and time for this public meeting will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.

25th Annual Community Trash-Off Scheduled for February 22

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25th Annual Community Trash-Off Scheduled for February 22

The 25th annual Community Trash-Off is scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the City of Orange Boat Ramp, located on Simmons Drive in Orange, Texas. This year’s Community Trash-Off is presented by INVISTA and hosted by Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in collaboration with the City of Orange and Keep Orange County Beautiful.

Orange County residents are encouraged to take pride in the community and help clean up trash from area neighborhoods and waterways. Keep Orange County Beautiful will be accepting old tires from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.  Gather your team to help clean the streets and waterways of the Orange, West Orange and Pinehurst communities. For participants, lunch is provided.

Teams will consist of 3-5 volunteers and will be assigned to an area to clean up. Clean-up stations are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups are encouraged to sign up early. On the day of the event, team leaders can pick up supplies at the park for use at their assigned clean-up sites. Call 409.670.9113 for more details.

Registration Forms can be downloaded here.

Election Filing Dates Published by City of Orange

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City of Orange Applying for Additional Harvey Disaster Relief Funds

Filing dates and times to be placed on the City of Orange General Election ballot will begin January 15, 2020, through February 14, 2020, between the hours of 8 A.M. and 5 P.M, closed from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M. for lunch.

Positions up for election include:

  • Single Member District 3 currently occupied by Terrie T. Salter (must live within the boundaries of the district and only people in the district vote).
  • At-Large Position 6 currently occupied by Paul Burch (may live in any part of the city and all city residents vote).

City of Orange Holiday Closures

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City of Orange Holiday Closures

In observance of the Christmas holiday, the City of Orange will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th.

There will be NO sanitation service on Wednesday, December 25th, Christmas Day, with the exception of the Orange Police and Fire Departments. Residents with Wednesday and/or Thursday service are asked to place their containers out on Thursday and note, if your can is not serviced on Thursday, it will be serviced on Friday, December 27th. The City of Orange will be open for business on Thursday, December 26th.

For the New Year’s holiday, the City of Orange will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020., with the exception of the Orange Police and Fire Departments.

There will be NO sanitation service on Wednesday, January 1st. Residents with Wednesday and/or Thursday service are asked to place their containers out on Thursday and note, if your can is not serviced on Thursday, it will be serviced on Friday, January 3rd. The City of Orange will be open for business on Thursday, January 2nd.

 

Hearings Scheduled for City Tax Rate Proposed Rate Increase

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City of Orange Applying for Additional Harvey Disaster Relief Funds

A tax rate of $0.80690 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of the City of Orange, Texas. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate.

The governing body of the City of Orange, Texas proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of personnel costs, equipment replacement, capital projects and service improvements.

Citizens are encouraged to attend and express their views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:

First Hearing: August 27, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at Orange Public Library Auditorium (Council Chambers).

Second Hearing: September 10, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. at Orange Public Library Auditorium (Council Chambers).

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