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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.

Fireworks Ordinance No. 807

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 1 -July 8 from the hours of 9:00 am until 10:00 pm. There is one exception on July 4 and the discharge hours are extended until 11:00 pm.
  • 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 property 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.

Download Ordinance no. 807 Fireworks PDF

 

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Phone Survey Starting November 12, 2018

Orange City Municipal Gas needs your input!

Orange City Municipal Gas will soon be conducting our annual telephone survey to assess the awareness and understanding of those who live along our gas pipeline concerning safety and the safe use of gas.

Date: Starting Monday, Novemebr 12th

Time: Between the hours of 4:30pm and 8:30pm

If you receive one of these calls, please answer the call and complete the survey so that Orange City Municipal Gas can report back to the Federal Office of Pipeline Safety that our efforts to educate those who live along the pipeline about the safe use of gas have been successful.

Have questions? publicworks@orangecityiowa.com  or (712)707-4885

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

 

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.

The Pool is Open!

Pool Season

Memorial Day–Labor Day (weather permitting)

Regular Pool Hours

Monday–Saturday at 1:00–7:30pm
Sunday at 1:00–4:30pm

Lap Swimming

Monday–Friday at 6:00am – 7:00am and 11:30am – 1:00pm

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.