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Red Cross Assistance

The American Red Cross is providing emergency assistance in the amount of $400 to qualified households directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Assistance will be issued per household; any subsequent applications will be denied. Registration for this program will be open through Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

Please click the link provided below to start the application process:

https://harveyhelp.redcross.org/index.html

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Economic Development Corporation Meeting – September 26, 2017

An Economic Development Corporation Meeting will be held at the Orange Public Library Auditorium at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. An EDC Agenda may be found HERE.

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Orange City Council Meeting – September 26, 2017

A Orange City Council Meeting will be held at the Orange Public Library Auditorium at 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. A City Council Agenda may be found HERE.

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Building Permits Required

Residents and businesses are reminded that building permits are needed when making repairs to their home or business.  If the repairs are due to damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, there are no fees for the building permit if the permit is obtained before December 12, 2017.  A typical permit will cover the following:

  • Replacement of sheetrock
  • Replacement of electrical receptacles
  • Replacement of insulation
  • Replacement of cabinets
  • Replacement of trim
  • Replacement of carpeting and other flooring
  • Other minor repairs and cosmetic repairs.

The above repairs will not need an inspection by the City.  If you have more extensive damage than listed above, please contact the Planning and Community Development Department at 409-883-1034 and they will advise you on if any additional permits are needed and if an inspection by the City will need to be done.  If you hire a contractor to do repairs to your home or business, you may want to have the contractor pull the permit so that you will be covered under their bond.

If you have any questions, please call the Planning and Community Development Department at 409-883-1034.…

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DEBRIS REMOVAL UNDERWAY

City officials have confirmed the removal of curbside damaged debris is underway in areas within the City of Orange where homes were affected by the recent flooding due to Tropical Storm Harvey and flooding from the Sabine River. Any flood related materials that citizens may want removed from the area MUST be separated into four distinct categories and placed curbside. FEMA requirements for separation of debris and damaged material are as follows:

• C&D Piles- construction and demolition materials
• Green Waste Piles- tree limbs, branches and cuttings
• White Goods- refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, freezers, etc.
• Hazardous Waste- paints, household chemicals, etc.

There is no specific schedule for what day debris will be picked up in a particular neighborhood. Residents are advised to get debris to the curb as soon as possible to ensure they do not miss the first pick-up by the debris removal company.

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