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.
Notices & Announcements
DEBRIS PICKUP EXTENDED
For Immediate Release…..02.07.2018
The City of West Orange was notified this morning that the County has extended the Hurricane Harvey debris removal contract. A timeframe for this extension is unknown at this time, but any debris resulting from the storm is eligible for pickup. Do not place this debris in roadways or ditches, or anywhere that would impair visibility to motorists.
We DO NOT have a schedule of when the trucks will be in West Orange, so we advise you to put any eligible debris you may have out as soon as possible. It may be picked up in a week, however, it may be a month or longer. The City has no control over the scheduling of the contracted pickups.
Construction or other debris resulting from repairs and/or new construction is NOT eligible for pickup and should be disposed of by your building contractor. If you pile new construction debris with “storm” debris, none of it will be picked up!
The meeting of the
West Orange City Council previously scheduled
for Monday, February 12, 2018 has been changed to
Tuesday, February 20, 2018; 5:00 P.M.
in the West Orange Community Center.
To view the agenda for this meeting, click here.
NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE APPLICATIONS
FOR PLACE ON THE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
HURRICANE HARVEY DAMAGE REMINDER
FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT
In December, the Orange County Appraisal District mailed out a Hurricane Harvey Damage Questionnaire. That questionnaire asked you to report the depth of water that you received inside your home or business as well as a brief description of the damage remaining as of January 1, 2018. They have received around 4,000 questionnaires in their office to date. They are asking that you please respond to the questionnaire whether you flooded or not so that they can update their records and maps.
It’s very important that they get this information in so that if any adjustment is needed due to the remaining damages those adjustments can be made prior to the Notice of Appraised Values being mailed out. If you have misplaced yours, there are two ways to submit this information, access questionnaire by clicking the link Hurricane Harvey Questionnaire (found on their website homepage: www.orangecad.net), or go by their office at 9157 Interstate 10 in Orange.
In order to have the adjusted value show up on the 2018 Notice of Appraised Value the questionnaires need to be submitted by March 9, 2018. They will still accept them after that date but any adjustments will not be reflected on the Notice of Appraised Value.
TEMPORARY HOUSING PERMIT INFORMATION
AND BUILDING PERMIT INFORMATION (for storm repairs only)
MAY BE VIEWED HERE.
TEMPORARY HOUSING PERMIT PERIOD EXTENDED
During its meeting of December 5, 2017, the West Orange City Council voted to extend all temporary housing permits issued within the City for an additional ninety (90) days. Anyone living in an RV, motor home or other type of temporary home who has obtained the required permit will not have to request an extension at the end of their initial permit period. They will automatically be granted a 90-day extension from the expiration day of said permit.
A Facebook page has been created for the benefit
of West Orange residents:
WEST ORANGE HURRICANE HARVEY DAMAGE
Please post your hurricane stories and photos 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.
If, by chance, you still have possession of a green Waste Management trash cart, please put it at your curb (empty) so it can be picked up.
PINEY WOODS SANITATION has now been contracted to collect trash within the city with Fridays remaining the collection day. If you have not received your new blue Piney Woods Sanitation cart, please call 1-800-324-2092.
CITY OF WEST ORANGE
ADOPTS 2017-2018 FY BUDGET
The West Orange City Council met in Regular Session on Monday, September 11, 2017 to discuss and take action on, among other items, the 2017-18 FY budget and 2017 property tax rate. The budget was unanimously adopted by those present.
The tax rate was increased from $0.4250 per $100 assessed value to $0.4500 per $100 assessed value.
THIS TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE.
THIS TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 1.58% AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $7.01.
At its Monday, April 13, 2015 meeting, the West Orange City Council adopted a new 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.
Also at this meeting, the City’s Ordinance which regulates garbage disposal was amended. To see the newly-revised ORDINANCE, click here. For a copy of the APPLICATION FOR SOLID WASTE PICKUP SERVICES, 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.
COMMUNITY CENTER rental information is available 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.