Welcome to the City of West Orange, Texas
2700 Western Avenue , West Orange, Texas 77630-6136 ** 409.883.3468
Mayor Roy McDonald
Over the years, West Orange has weathered many storms, and each time, I continue to be amazed and very grateful for the support and unity shown by our residents and employees. Our city is blessed with so many caring individuals who do not hesitate to set aside their own burdens in order to assist others.
It will not happen overnight, but we will rebuild…the mounds of debris will go away…we will come back stronger and more determined than ever. Thank you all for your perseverance, your hard work, your patience and most of all your faith…your faith in God, in yourselves, in those around you and in our town.
CITY OF WEST ORANGE TO HOLD BUDGET HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 a public hearing will be held to discuss the proposed budget for the City of West Orange, Texas for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2019 and ending September 30, 2020 in the West Orange Community Center, 2700 Western Avenue, West Orange, Texas. This hearing will begin at 5:00 p.m. This proposed budget is available for inspection in the office of the City Secretary, and may also be seen by clicking here.
This proposed budget will raise more revenue from property taxes than last year’s budget by an amount of $33,000, which is a 5.699% increase from last year’s budget. The property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is $1,404.18.
Theresa Van Meter
26 BUDGET WORKSHOP – 4:00 p.m. – inside WO Community Center – AGENDA
2 All non-emergency departments of City closed in observance of Labor Day
3 PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED BUDGET – 5:00 p.m. – inside WO Community Center
3 PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED TAX RATE – 5:15 p.m. – inside WO Community Center
6 PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED TAX RATE – 11:00 a.m. – inside WO Community Center
9 COUNCIL MEETING – 5:00 p.m. – inside WO Community Center
14 COUNCIL MEETING – 5:00 p.m. – inside WO Community Center
2 HOLIDAY IN THE PARK Festival
11 All non-emergency departments of City closed in observance of Veterans’ Day
28-29 All non-emergency departments of City closed in observance of Thanksgiving
At its July 1, 2019 meeting, the West Orange City Council established new construction and other permit fees, which can be viewed here.
UPDATE: The 2018-2019 Annual Budget was amended during the July 8, 2019 meeting of the West Orange City Council. You may view a copy of the amended 2018-2019 budget here.
The West Orange City Council met on Sept. 10, 2018 and approved this budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, as well as a property tax rate of $0.47 per $100 assessed value for tax year 2018.
COMMUNITY CENTER rental information is available here.
You may now pay your garbage bill and apply and pay for building permits on-line. Click on the “ON-LINE PAYMENTS” tab on the top of the home page and follow the instructions from there.
The City’s Ordinance which regulates garbage disposal was amended at it’s September 10, 2018 meeting. To see the newly-revised ORDINANCE, click here. For a copy of the APPLICATION FOR SOLID WASTE PICKUP SERVICES, click here.
At its Monday, April 13, 2015 meeting, the West Orange City Council adopted an ordinance that establishes requirements for residential rental property to be registered and inspected annually. For a copy of the RENTAL REGISTRATION/INSPECTION APPLICATION, click here.
The WEST ORANGE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT is now seeking applicants for membership in the department. Interested individuals must be at least 18 years of age, be of good moral character, live within 5 miles of the city limits of West Orange and have a valid Texas driver’s license. Applicants must be willing to commit time to the department and the City by faithfully attending and participating in drills and various training sessions. Applications are available at West Orange City Hall, 2700 Western Avenue, West Orange, Texas or click here.
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT On July 25, 2011 at a legally held, open session, regular council meeting, the City of West Orange City Council appointed the following members to the “Fair Housing Activity Statement – Texas” (FHAST) Work Group: Group One members include (2): Council Member Shirley Bonnin Director of Public Works Michael Stelly. Group Two members include (3): Protected class member Billie Trahan, Affordable Housing provider Don Kreymer, School District Member Ruth Hancock.