Road construction within the City of Orange on Sunset Drive and 28th Street will begin July 5 and continue through July 30. Construction will consist of rebuilding the existing roadbed for a 2-inch overlay of asphalt.
Motorists should expect delays during this process and are encouraged to use alternate routes.
Please note, all construction is subject to change due to weather.
(July 7, 2018 4:00 P.M.) Due to a gas line break, the 2700 block of Sunset Drive will remain closed through the morning of Friday, July 6. Motorists are asked to please find an alternate route during this time.
(July 7, 2018 10:30 A.M.) – A gas line issue has been detected on Sunset Drive near the Sunset Grove Country Club, causing the City of Orange to close this area to traffic until further notice. Motorists are asked to please find an alternate route at this time.
The Boil Water Notice for the City of Orange has been lifted effective Tuesday, July 3, 2018.
The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of water distributed by the City of Orange used for drinking water and other consumption purposes. The City of Orange has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling effective July 3, 2018.
For additional information, please contact Customer Service at 409.883.1081.
CITY OF ORANGE HOTEL OCCUPANCY
TAX FUND APPLICATIONS
(May 11, 2018) – The City of Orange Hotel/Motel Tax committee has released applications for non-profit entities within the City of Orange to apply for a portion of the City’s Hotel/Motel Tax funds. Any 501 (C) organization in the City of Orange that attracts visitors to the City of Orange, Texas can submit applications to the committee. Under Section 351.101 (a), Municipal Hotel Occupancy Taxes, revenue from the municipal hotel occupancy tax may be used ONLY to promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry.
Through the Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant Program, qualified events are able to apply for funds from the City of Orange. The mission of the Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant Program is to provide funds to directly enhance and promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry by applying to one of the following seven statutorily provided categories:
- Funding, improvement, or maintenance of a convention center or visitor information center.
- Paying the administrative costs for facilitating convention registration.
- Advertising, solicitations and promotions that attract tourist and convention delegates to the City or its vicinity.
- Expenditures that promote arts.
- Funding historical restoration or preservation programs.
- Funding costs in certain counties to hold sporting events that substantially increase hotel activities.
- Signage directing tourists to sights and attractions that are visited frequently by hotel guests in the municipality.
The application and guidelines are available on the City of Orange’s website at www.orangetexas.net . Applications will be accepted May 14, 2018 through July 13, 2018 at 5 P.M. Applied funds must be for activities occurring October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.
Applications may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered by mail or in person to City Hall, 803 W. Green Avenue, Orange, Texas 77630, Attention: Jay Trahan.
For additional information, please contact Jay Trahan at 409.883.1077 or by email at email@example.com
Please click HERE concerning Hotel Occupancy Tax information.
Please click HERE to obtain an application.
From the Office of Emergency Management and the City of Orange Fire Department:
City officials would like to remind citizens that winter storms have the capability to bring cold temperatures, power failures, and icy roads. Please view the following tips to keep yourself, your family, and your pets safe:
- Insulate exterior pipes that run along outer walls to prevent freezing
- Know how to shut off water valves in the event a pipe bursts
- Provide adequate shelter to keep pets warm and ensure they have access to unfrozen water and food
- Never use a generator, grill, camp stove, or charcoal burning device inside or in any partially enclosed area
- Never use a gas stove/oven for a heating source – this could cause carbon monoxide poisoning
- Keep space heaters AT LEAST 3 feet from all objects
- Have a flashlight and blankets in place in the event of power failures
City officials recommend citizens gather any needed supplies early in the day, as road conditions are expected to worsen as the day progresses.