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.

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Public Invited to Regional Airport Grand Opening

SIOUX COUNTY – A new regional airport that will broaden the transportation future of the region will have its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

All are invited to the ceremony at the Sioux County Regional Airport, a nearly $32 million joint project by Orange City, Sioux Center and Sioux County.

The new airport boasts a 5,500-foot runway – which can serve business jets, a parallel taxiway, a terminal, multiple hangars, fueling systems, safety approach lighting, weather observation station, and additional airport features.

The regional airport is also home to six private hangars and additional leased hangar spaces. Thirty-five airplanes are expected to be housed at the site.

“Partnerships formed over a period of nearly 20 years have allowed us to do a first-class aviation project to serve industry, business, medical, agricultural, charter, private air service, and other travel interests,” said Sioux County Regional Airport Agency Board Chairman Harold Schiebout. “The strong partnership between two communities and the county is the backbone of this project, along with the great partnership we have with the FAA and Iowa DOT.”

Prior to this project, the airports in the county had constraints that limited usage and aircraft size.

“The economic impact will be significant, allowing existing industries and businesses to grow and provide employment by expanding their national reach,” Schiebout said.

Schiebout noted that private fundraising for the project was also very successful, drawing more than $750,000 for safety features and airport enhancements.

“This grand opening will be a great opportunity for the public to view the regional airport and the positive impact those partnerships have had in developing this project,” he said.

The grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting begins at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Sioux County Regional Airport, at 3153 460th Street, Maurice, Iowa, 51036. Lunch and self-guided tours will follow from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m

 

Vision Orange City: Public Meeting set for November 6

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.
  • City of Orange City
  • 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
  • Sioux County Historical Society

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

Smithfield’s Orange City Facility Achieves Zero-Waste-to-Landfill

short descriptionLocal Smithfield Facility Demonstrates the Environmental & Economic Benefits of Zero-Waste-to-Landfill

Recently, Smithfield classified its Orange City facility as a zero-waste-to-landfill facility. Sustainability and environmental initiatives have become increasingly popular in the business community. This classification is just one example of how prioritizing environmental protection benefits local operations.

oc cemetery decoration notice

The Orange City Cemetery has a policy that flowers and decorations need to be removed by June 15 of each year. This is to allow efficient mowing and maintenance of the cemetery. Over the past few years, we have not enforced this policy and find that more flowers and decorations are staying in the cemetery throughout the year. This year we are asking that all flowers and decorations be removed by June 15, otherwise we will remove them and bring them to the parks maintenance building in the middle of Veterans Park where family or friends can pick them up until June 30. This applies to anything that is not permanently attached to the base or gravestone. Flowers and decorations may be placed at grave sites from May 20 – June 15.
Thanks for your understanding and compliance. If you have any questions, call the City Office at 712-707-4885.

Notice to Bidders

free e-recycling program

 

The Cities of Orange City & Alton are cosponsoring a free e-recycling program that will accept computer monitors, CPU’s, keyboards & mice, smaller batteries and TV’s. Sorry, car batteries and light bulbs are not allowed. Items can be dropped off at Alton City Hall, 905 3rd Avenue on Friday, May 4, 4:00-7:00 pm and Saturday, May 5, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Notice to Bidders

tulip bulb giveaway: oct. 25-27

free tulip bulbs

Color your part of the community vibrant with FREE tulip bulbs complements of the Orange City Parks and Recreation Department. Tulip bulbs are distributed on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. First come, first serve.

Where: Downtown Bandshell

When: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, October 25
Thursday, October 26
Friday, October 27

For more information contact: Mitch at (712)707-4885 or prdir@orangecityiowa.com

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Graduation

Join us for the fifth 1000 Books Before Kindergarten graduation!

If your child has joined this fun, self-paced program and reached their goal, please RSVP by Thursday, August 1 for the graduation on Tuesday, August 20 @ 6:30pm. Call the library at 712-707-4302 or email Andrea.

Research has shown that children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds hear 30 million words less by the age of four than their middle income peers (Hart and Risley, 1995). This 30 million word gap significantly correlates to academic success later in life. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program aims to reduce this gap through reading. For every 100 books read, your child can come to the library for a sticker on their reading log. Once the 1000 book goal is met, your child can join us for a graduation ceremony complete with stories, activities, crafts and a diploma!

If you are interested in signing your child up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, please inquire at the library.

Customer Notification of Excess Flow Valve (EFV) Installation

Note: This notification is being delivered to fulfill a requirement as part of a rulemaking passed down from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Association that takes effect on April 14, 2017. This is not a Mandatory requirement.

Customer Notification of Excess Flow Valve (EFV) Installation

Dear Valued Customer,
You may request that the City of Orange City install an excess flow valve (EFV) on the gas line to your property. EFVs are mechanical shut-off devices that a utility can install in the gas pipe running from the gas main to the gas meter at your property (the “service line”). An EFV is designed to stop the gas flow if the service line is broken, for example, by an excavation accident. Stopping the gas flow from a broken service line significantly reduces the risk of natural gas fire, explosion, personal injury and/or property damage.

If you notify us that you want an EFV, we will contact you to set up a mutually agreeable date when we will install an EFV on your service line.

1. Potential advantages & disadvantages of Excess Flow Valves (EFVs).

a. An EFV is designed to shut off the gas flow if the service line is severed between the gas main and the meter set.

b. What an EFV won’t do?

– An EFV is NOT designed to close if a leak occurs beyond the gas meter on house piping or appliances. An EFV also may not close if the leak on the service line is small.

c. Possibility of EFV activation (closure) if the customer adds load.

– If you add, for example, more gas appliances, a pool heater, emergency generator, etc., the additional gas flow may cause the EFV to close.

2. EFV Installation and Replacement Costs

a. Installation Cost

i. You will be billed for the cost of installing the EFV. The average installation cost is typically $700-$1200. Not included in the estimated cost are cement or asphalt streets, landscaping and other utilities; the actual installation cost will depend on the difficulty of installation. We will inform you of the actual cost before you make the final decision that you want an EFV.

b. Replacement Cost

i. You will be billed for the cost of installing the EFV. The average installation cost is typically $700-$1200. Not included in the estimated cost are cement or asphalt streets, landscaping and other utilities; the actual installation cost will depend on the difficulty of installation. We will inform you of the actual cost before you make the final decision that you want an EFV.

c. What might trigger a need to replace the EFV?

i. Customer adds load: EFV replacement may be necessary if you add additional gas appliances, such as a pool heater or emergency generator that exceeds the capacity of the EFV.
ii. EFV fails closed/open: EFV replacement may be necessary if the EFV malfunctions (sticks open or closed).
iii. Probability of failure based on industry experience: Industry experience is that EFVs rarely malfunction.

3. If a service-line customer requests EFV installation and the load does not exceed 1,000 SCFH and the conditions listed below are not present, the operator must install an EFV at a mutually agreeable date.

a. The service line does not operate at a pressure of 10 psig or greater throughout the year;
b. The operator has prior experience with contaminants in the gas stream that could interfere with the EFV’s operation or cause loss of service to a customer;
c. An EFV could interfere with necessary operation or maintenance activities, such as blowing liquids from the line; or
d. An EFV meeting the performance standards in § 192.381 is not commercially available to the operator
IMPORTANT NOTE: EFVs cannot be installed on some service lines due to high gas flow, low pressure or other factors. If you request an EFV but your service line cannot accommodate an EFV, the City of Orange City will inform you.