Welcome to the City of West Orange, Texas
2700 Western Avenue , West Orange, Texas 77630-6136 ** 409.883.3468
Mayor Roy McDonald
As mayor of West Orange, I am proud of the confidence you, the citizens, have shown me by allowing me to serve you for 20+ years now as mayor. I will continue to keep the health and welfare of you citizens and the improvement of our city #1 for as long as I am your mayor.
Notices & Announcements
The West Orange City Council will hold an
Emergency Meeting today, Tuesday, September 19, 2017,
at 4:00 p.m. to discuss this agenda.
A FaceBook page has been created for the benefit
of West Orange residents:
WEST ORANGE HURRICANE HARVEY DAMAGE
Information and updates will be posted on this page,
and we ask that you post your hurricane stories
and photos here also.
WATER AND SOME SUPPLIES (while they last)
ARE AVAILABLE FOR WEST ORANGE RESIDENTS
AT THE WEST ORANGE FIRE STATION ON AUSTIN AVENUE.
A dumpster has been set up at Wesco Little League Park
on Burnett Street in West Orange
for WEST ORANGE RESIDENTS ONLY
FOR SPOILED FOOD ONLY….NO DEBRIS!!
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.