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Fireworks Ordinance No. 818

With the July 4th holiday approaching, we would like to remind everyone of the general requirements in Orange City for setting off fireworks:

  • Fireworks can be discharged from June 15 through July 8. Exception: discharge hours are extended to 11 pm on July 4 and the Saturdays and Sundays immediately preceding and following July 4.
  • No person under the age of 18 shall discharge consumer fireworks without parental supervision.
  • A person shall only discharge a consumer fireworks device on property they own or on property where consent has been given.
  • Novelties, including snakes, sparklers, or caps, can be discharged on a public place so long as all trash, wrappers, and wires are properly disposed of.
  • Consumer fireworks shall not be discharged by persons showing visible signs of, or determined to be, intoxicated or under the influence of a drug or narcotic.
  • Any person discharging a consumer fireworks device assumes all responsibility for its operation and the consequences thereof.
  • No person shall discharge a consumer fireworks device in a reckless manner or manner likely to cause death, injury, fire, or property damage.

For a complete listing of the fireworks ordinance, please contact the City Office.

Notice to Bidders-5th Street NE and Downtown Alley Improvements

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the 5th Street NE and Downtown Alley Improvements will be received at the City Offices of the City of Orange City, Iowa, at 125 Central Avenue SE,before 10:00 o’clock A.M., on the 20th day of March 2020. At said time and   place, bids will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after the deadline for submission of bids as stated herein shall not be considered and shall be returned to the late bidder unopened.

Bids will be acted on by the City Council at a meeting to be held at the City Council Chambers,
City Hall, 125 Central Avenue SE, Orange City, Iowa 51041 on the 6 th day of April 2020 at 4:30
o’clock P.M. or may be acted on at such later time and place as may be then fixed.

The proposed construction is described in general as follows:

Home Energy Assistance Program

Vision Orange City: Public Meeting set for November 12

Vision begins here and we want you to be a part of it. Our leadership and leading programs will showcase their updates and how they are working to make Orange City more beneficial to all. Come see how working together can solve problems, create new opportunities, and inspire others to do the same.
Greetings from the Mayor followed by updates from:

  • Orange City Dev. Corp.
  • Orange City Parks & Rec
  • Orange City Public Library
  • Prairie Winds Event Center
  • Landsmeer Golf Course
  • Orange City Arts Council
  • Orange City Area Daycare Center
  • Orange City Chamber of Commerce
  • Tulip Festival Committee
  • Dutch Heritage Boosters
  • Dutch American Historical Society

When: November 12, 6:30 -8:00 pm   Where: Prairie Winds Event Center

A Journey Through Parkinson’s Disease learning sessions to be hosted in Orange City

Growing older is the greatest risk factor for acquiring Parkinson’s Disease and many people live with symptoms for several years before being diagnosed. To provide more resources on the topic, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host A Journey Through Parkinson’s Disease on Oct. 8, 15 and 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Orange City.

A Journey Through Parkinson’s Disease is an educational program focused on Parkinson’s Disease, its effects, and possible treatments. The series consists of three, 45-minute sessions which include interactive lessons, discussions, and activities. There is no fee to attend and sessions are open to the public.

Throughout the program, participants will discuss the signs of Parkinson’s Disease and how to seek medical care, the cause of the disease, how specific treatments work, and alternative therapies and in-home activities that can delay the progression of the disease.

“Often, people in early stages of Parkinson’s Disease assume their symptoms are part of normal aging or are due to other health problems that they may have,” said Lori Hayungs, Human Sciences Specialist in Family Life with ISU Extension and Outreach. “As we will discuss, early Parkinson’s Disease symptoms may not be that easy to recognize, and oftentimes, it is a spouse or other relative that notices slight problems with a loved one’s movements.”

For that reason, Hayungs invites anyone with an interest in Parkinson’s Disease or individuals who may be worried about a family member, friend or neighbor to participate in this free program.

For more information and/or to preregister for the program, visit http://bit.ly/ajtpd13899, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County Office at 712-737-4230 or email xsioux@iastate.edu.

free e-recycling program october 25th and 26th

The Cities of Orange City & Alton are co-sponsoring a free e-recycling program on October 25 and 26.
All citizens of OC and Alton who would like to utilize the e-recycling program will need to go to City Hall to pick up a free tag. Your tag will be required before disposing of your recyclable items. You will need one tag regardless of the number of items. If you do not have a tag, you will be asked to provide identification.
Acceptable items include computer monitors, CPU’s, keyboards, printers and mouse(s), smaller batteries, and TVs. Sorry, car batteries and light bulbs are not allowed.

Where to Drop Off: Orange City Street Dept. (809 Concord Place S.E.)
When to Drop Off: Friday, October 25th, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm and Saturday, October 26th, from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Sponsored by:
the City of Orange City and the City of Alton

Household Hazardous Materials Recycle Event-September 18

Orange City and Alton household residents (sorry no businesses) will again have an opportunity to safely discard those household hazardous materials (HHM). The Cities of Orange City, Alton, and the NW IA Area Landfill will co-sponsor an HHM Recycling event.

Date: Wednesday, September 18th
Time: Between the hours of 4:00pm and 6:00pm
Place: Orange City Street Department Building
(Just just south of Ace Hardware. 809 Concord Place SE.)

Accepted items: degreaser, waxes/polishes, solvents, lacquers/thinners, caustic cleaners, stain removers, pesticides/herbicides, and oil-based paints. (latex paints will be assessed a $1/gal. fee).

Go to http://www.nwialandfill.com/hhm for a complete list of acceptable/unacceptable items.