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2700 Western Avenue , West Orange, Texas 77630-6136 ** 409.883.3468 ** westorange@cityofwestorange.com
 

DECLARATION OF LOCAL STATE OF DISASTER
DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY ISSUED
FOR CITY OF WEST ORANGE

A quorum of the West Orange City Council has, this 26th day of March, 2020
issued a Declaration of Disaster in the City of West Orange.

 

To see a .pdf version of this
Declaration, click here.

 

(409)550-2536
Health Screening
for testing site for COVID-19

DURING THIS TIME, WE ASK…AND STRONGLY ENCOURAGE…YOU TO MAKE YOUR SANITATION PAYMENTS AND PURCHASE YOUR BUILDING PERMITS ONLINE HERE ON OUR WEBSITE. 

WE ARE WAIVING THE USUAL $1.25 PROCESSING FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THESE TRANSACTIONS FOR THE TIME BEING.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR
ASSISTANCE AND COOPERATION.

 

 

It is crucial that you complete your Census form…either on paper, online or by telephone.  By taking just a few minutes you can make a big difference in our community! 
REMEMBER…EVERY PERSON COUNTS!

CALENDAR

APRIL, 2020
10 & 13  CITY OFFICE CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF GOOD FRIDAY & EASTER HOLIDAYS

20  COUNCIL MEETING – 5:00 p.m. – inside WO Community Center 

 

 

INVITATION TO PROVIDE COMMENT ON THE CDBG-DR ACQUISITION PROGRAM GUIDELINES FOR THE CITY OF WEST ORANGE AS A RESULT OF HURRICANE HARVEY, DR-4332

The City of West Orange is seeking input on its DRAFT CBDG-DR ACQUISITION PROGRAM GUIDELINES, funded by Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds offered by the Texas General Land Office through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  These dollars are for long-term recovery needs related to Hurricane Harvey.

COMMENT PERIOD:  Comments will be received through April 3, 2020.  Written comments may be hand delivered to City Hall, 2700 Western Ave., West Orange, TX 77630 or mailed to:  City of West Orange, Attn: Michael Stelly, Director of Public Works, 2700 Western Avenue, West Orange, TX 77630.  Comments may also be directed via e-mail to Michael Stelly, Director of Public Works, at mstelly@cityofwestorange.com or the Grant Administrators for the project, Melinda Smith and Beth Eddings, at Melinda.smith@grtraylor.com or beth.eddings@grtraylor.com . Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on April 3, 2020 to be considered.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  City of West Orange is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.  Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request.  Please call 409-883-3468 to request assistance.

2019-2020 BUDGET AND TAX RATE ADOPTED

During its September 9, 2019 meeting, the West Orange City Council adopted the annual budget for the City for FY 2020, as well as the tax rate for tax year 2019.  You may find information pertaining to this budget and the adopted tax rate by clicking here.

Misc. Information

At its July 1, 2019 meeting, the West Orange City Council established new construction and other permit fees, which can be viewed here.

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 Frances Lopez,  Affordable Housing provider Dean Fuller,  School District Member Ruth Hancock.  (Mrs. Lopez and Mr. Fuller were appointed to fill open positions on October 7, 2019.)

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