Welcome to the Mayor’s Update.

The Mayor’s Update will be an attempt, on a monthly basis, to better inform Orange City’s citizens and others on the progress and activities occurring within the community.  City Council decisions, retail and commercial development progress, business activities and other actions affecting the community will be included in a brief and, hopefully, informative manner.

Welcome to the Mayor’s Update.

The Mayor’s Update will be an attempt, on a monthly basis, to better inform Orange City’s citizens and others on the progress and activities occurring within the community.  City Council decisions, retail and commercial development progress, business activities and other actions affecting the community will be included in a brief and, hopefully, informative manner.

City of Orange City is now hiring a Landscape Supervisor – Are you looking for flexible hours this summer?  Do you enjoy working

outdoors?  The Parks Department has an opportunity for you.

Landscape Supervisor

– Seasonal employee from (April-November) – Supervising 4 summer staff – Flower planting and watering – Painting – Park facility cleaning – Light park upkeep

If interested call 712-707-4885 and ask for Mitch, or email prdir@orangecityiowa.com

Starting the week of January 14

Grades 1st – 5th – Boys and Girls 

1st and 2nd Grade (Tuesday and Thursday) – Space Limited

3rd – 5th Grade – Girls – Tuesday – Boys – Wednesday

For more information visit oc.spireworks.pro

Property owners are encouraged to keep their walkways cleared this winter, especially when you are out of town.

When removing snow, never push or blow snow from the property, sidewalk, or driveway into the street.  Property owners are responsible for keeping their public sidewalks clear of snow and ice within 24 hours of accumulation.  The City inspects uncleared sidewalks on a complaint basis, and property owners are notified of violations and given 24 hours to clear their sidewalks.  If sidewalks remain uncleared upon re-inspection, the City will clear the snow and ice at the owner’s expense.  To report an uncleared sidewalk, please call 712-707-4885 and provide the address of the property.

Orange City residents will automatically receive new 60 gallon garbage totes during the week of January 21st.  The monthly garbage fee will increase from $12.15 to $13.45 and will be reflected in your January utility statement.  However, at an additional cost, residents can opt for a 95 gallon tote and/or have multiples of each.  To order a different size, please contact OC Sanitation office at 737-2645.  Please note the following:  The use of the new totes will begin on Friday, February 1st.  The location and weekday of your garbage pickup will not change.  Totes are to be left out by the street or alleyway with the front facing the street (or wheels by the curb) and the lids closed.  If you wish, your garbage can be used as an additional recycling container by affixing a RECYCLABLE label that is free at the OC Sanitation and City Offices.  For more information, please call 737-2645 or 707-4885.

Welcome to the Mayor’s Update.

The Mayor’s Update will be an attempt, on a monthly basis, to better inform Orange City’s citizens and others on the progress and activities occurring within the community.  City Council decisions, retail and commercial development progress, business activities and other actions affecting the community will be included in a brief and, hopefully, informative manner.

Welcome to the Mayor’s Update.

The Mayor’s Update will be an attempt, on a monthly basis, to better inform Orange City’s citizens and others on the progress and activities occurring within the community.  City Council decisions, retail and commercial development progress, business activities and other actions affecting the community will be included in a brief and, hopefully, informative manner.

In a daylong event culminating in a Queen’s pageant, McKenzie Mulder was crowned the 2013 Tulip Queen.  McKenzie, the daughter of Scott and Jill Mulder, is a senior at MOC-FV High School.  She will preside over the 2013 Tulip Festival to be held the third weekend in May.  
 
Serving with McKenzie as members of the royal court are Larkin De Haan, daughter of Derrick and Pam De Haan, Jessica Giannantonio, daughter of Patrick and Susan Giannantonio, Autumn Pluim, daughter of Dale and Jill Pluim, and Samantha Wielenga, daughter of Brad and Julie Wielenga.  
 
Judges for the event were Alecia (Kuiken) Gunderson, 2004 Tulip Queen, Connie Wagner, co-founder and writer for N’West IA Review and Kurt Van Noord, Equipping Pastor at Maurice Reformed Church.  
 
 

Mondays – Friday @ 10:00 am – Noon

Looking to get out of the house with your child or Daycare? Come to the City Hall and burn off some of that energy!

At this time no toys with wheels are allowed.

For more information contact Mitch Aalbers, Parks and Recreation Director, at 707-4885 or prdir@orangecityiowa.com

Visit us at OrangeCityIowa.com

Mondays & Wednesdays @ 5:30 – 7:00 pm   Sundays @ 2:30 – 5 pm

Looking to get out and get some exercise and share in some social time with others?

Men and women are welcome to participate in our open gym basketball at the City Hall.

Adult Basketball Open Gym (November 4 – May 19)

The 73rd Orange City Tulip Festival will take place on May 16, 17, & 18, 2013.

The festival, dubbed one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2012 by the American Bus Association, is a celebration of Orange City’s Dutch heritage.  Festivities include music and dancing by children and adults in authentic costumes, two daily parades featuring area marching bands, a nightly performance of musical theater, a carnival midway, Dutch delicacies, as well as thousands of tulips and a dozen replica windmills throughout the town.

For more information about the 2013 festival, access www.octulipfestival.com or call 712-707-4510.

Residents of Orange City are being challenged to make a difference in the future of their community and “join the progress” through contributions to the re-invigorated Orange City 21 Foundation. For as little as $1 a week, added to their Municipal Utility bill, citizens can participate in building a successful, progressive community today – and going forward.

Orange City 21 Foundation (OC21) is the fund-raising arm of the Orange City Development Corporation (OCDC)—a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization committed to economic development and community planning and betterment. “Our mission is to help create and sustain a prosperous, ‘livable’ community for the long term,” reports Bert Aarsen, OC21 committee member. “Financial support of this foundation helps make Orange City truly competitive, successful, and progressive for its residents, partners, stakeholders, and future generations.”

By serving as a catalyst for public-private partnerships, OC21 “seeks to promote the development of commercial, industrial, and retail property and businesses, as well as betterment projects designed to improve quality of life.”

Initiatives and responsibilities of the OCDC include:

• business recruitment and retention
• facilitation of public and private development to stimulate economic growth and create job
• property management and land improvement
• leadership/business education and workforce developmen
• entrepreneurial assistance
• community master planning
• community betterment
• regional awareness/marketing to bolster tourism

According to Aarsen, since its original inception in 1988, OC21 has contributed to many vital and vibrant projects, including the annual Tulip festival, MOC-Floyd Valley sports fields, Landsmeer Golf Club, Northwestern College, the Orange City Fire Department, Veteran’s Memorial, the Orange City Area Daycare and Preschool, community gardens, The Bridge, and Orange City Area Health System.

The OC21 Foundation is re-igniting fundraising efforts and increasing awareness among residents, including those who have moved to the community or become Utility customers in recent years, and they are asking for everyone to consider what they can give on a monthly basis.

For more information on how to contribute to the exciting current and future projects funded by OC21, visit OrangeCityIowa.com and click on the “Orange City 21” link. Also, you can follow OC21 on your favorite social media site.

Orange City Area Fitness Center is looking for motivated, energetic and enthusiastic individuals to fill the position of fitness center front desk personnel.

Requirements:
• Fitness knowledge preferred
• Must be flexible with early morning hours, evenings and weekends.

Applications can be picked up at Orange City Area Fitness Center or can be downloaded here. Orange City Area Fitness Center Application.

 

For more information contact wellnessdir@orangecityiowa.com.