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
The South East Texas Food Bank plans to drop off food and other supplies for distribution on Tuesday, Oct. 17th at Wesco Little League Park on Burnett Street. West Orange residents who were affected by the flood may stop by after 4:00 p.m. to pick up food and other items. Please spread the word to other West Orange residents who are in need.
STORM DEBRIS PICKUP INFORMATION
Storm debris pickup and removal has begun within the City of West Orange. There will be three “passes” made by the trucks to remove what has been placed in the right-of-way areas. This will take time, so please be patient.
If you have extremely large piles, and the first pass has already been made, know that the truck will NOT go onto your property to collect more. Only what is within the right-of-way will be picked up. You may, therefore, need to move what you have remaining forward into the right-of-way before the next pass.
Please do not place piles underneath power lines, trees, near meters, fences or any other hazards that could get damaged. Do not place any debris in the ditches where drainage could be obstructed.
If your debris is piled in the right-of-way, and is marked “do not pick up” … it WILL be picked up. Make sure you have photos if you need them. All storm debris piled in the right-of-way will be collected, so if you do not want it picked up, you will need to move it away from the street.
In order to expedite collection, as much as possible, please keep debris piles separated as follows: construction; hazardous waste; white goods and finally green waste. ONLY STORM DEBRIS is eligible for collection.
If you have begun repairing your home and have excess building materials to dispose of…they cannot go with the storm debris. Any new sheetrock or other construction materials piled on storm debris may prevent the collection of the entire pile.
Registrations are now being accepted for the 2017 Holiday in the Park festival
which is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2017 in the park next door
to City Hall. Food vendors and arts and crafts vendors are encouraged to
participate in this one-day festival that will help kick-off the holiday season!
To see the rules and regulations, as well as a site-map, click here.
The next meeting of the West Orange City Council has been
scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 13, 2017.
TEMPORARY HOUSING PERMIT INFORMATION
AND BUILDING PERMIT INFORMATION (for storm repairs only)
MAY BE VIEWED HERE.
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.
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.