On Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at a regularly scheduled City Council Meeting, held in the City of Orange Public Library Auditorium, 220 N. 5th Street, Orange Texas, at 9:00 a.m., a public hearing was held to receive citizen comments on the proposed use of CDBG-DR disaster recovery funds received from the General Land Office for Hurricane Harvey-4332 recovery grant funds for infrastructure projects. Eligible projects include: Flood Control/Drainage Projects, Acquisition/Buyout, Water Systems, Wastewater Systems, Roads/Streets, Debris Removal, Fire Protection Facilities, Gas Systems, Community Centers, Demo/Rehab of Public Buildings, Economic Development, and Public Services/Crime Prevention. The projects proposed for application are: Coopers Gully Lining Phase II, Regional Sewer Lift Station, Fire Truck designed to traverse floodwaters, Radio Tower, Community Center, Demolition of Cove School, updated City Master Plan, Acquisition/Buyouts, Water Tower Rehabilitation, Box Culvert Construction and Sluice Gates. Written citizen comments will be received at 803 W. Green Avenue, Room 201, Orange Texas, 77630, City of Orange City Hall 409-883-1055 or via email at email@example.com. The comment period has been extended and comments will be received until Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. close of the business day.
The City of Orange is in the process of developing Federal Grant Applications for mitigation and disaster recovery following Hurricane Harvey. Eligible projects include residential structure elevations, drainage improvements and updating the City’s Master Plan. If you are a resident of the City of Orange and are interested in a grant to elevate your residence please contact MPTX at 409-379-2790 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your informational packet. Informational packets may also be obtained on the second floor of Central Fire Station located at 501 N. 7th Street.
Individuals who participated in the survey concerning the appearance of 16th Street are invited to review the final survey results at the link provided below. The following responses will help the City of Orange in making decisions that impact 16th Street between Green Avenue and Interstate 10.
Commissioner George P. Bush announced the
release of the application for the Homeowner Assistance Program in South EastTexas today, Nov. 28, 2018.
Applicants may be
eligible for assistance if they owned their home, it was damaged or destroyed
by Hurricane Harvey, and it was their primary residence, among other
eligibility factors. The applications will be considered for award on a
first-come, first-serve basis, according to the priorities outlined in the
Regional Housing Guidelines.
The City of Orange will hold a public workshop concerning the
appearance and safety of 16th Street on Tuesday, November 27 at 6:00
P.M. at the Orange Public Library in the
Ira Williamson Meeting Room. During the meeting, property owners along
16th Street from Green Avenue to Interstate 10 are invited to make
comments and present ideas on how to make the area cleaner, safer and
more inviting to residents and visitors.
For additional information, please contact Interim City Manager, Kelvin Knauf, at 409.883.1055.
City of Orange will be hosting a Home Elevation Workshop in the Student
Center at Lamar State College-Orange, located at 407 Green Avenue, on
Tuesday, November 20, from 6:30-8:00 P.M. This workshop will educate
City of Orange residents on grant-funded projects that will allow the
elevation of homes located within city limits to prevent future
flooding. Home elevation vendors and a grant manager representative will
be available at the workshop to answer questions and provide
information concerning different grant funding opportunities and
additional projects eligible under the grant funds.
For additional information, please contact the City of Orange Fire Department at 409.883.1050. Or Click the link below.