Family Safety Fair Cancelled

This event will be cancelled due to the weather today.

Dunlop Wildlife Area and Roadside Park meeting

Dunlop Wildlife Area, Trails, and Roadside Park Development

The City of Orange City, in combination with the City of Alton and the Sioux County Conservation Board would like to invite those interested to participate in discussion on the development of the Dunlop Wildlife Area, Trails, and Roadside Park.

When:  Thursday, May 2nd, 6:30 PM 

Where:  Town Hall in Orange City

2013 Summer Recreation Registration booklet is available

Get the 2013 Summer Rec registration booklet online. Click this post to be directed to the page.

Household Hazardous Materials turn in event location change

Rescheduled to Wednesday May 8th we will move this event to the:

City Street Department 809 Concord Pl SE, Orange City, IA 51041

OC and Alton residents will have an opportunity to safely discard those household hazardous materials (HHM). On Wednesday, May 1st, the Cities of OC and Alton and the NW IA Area Landfill will co-sponsor a HHM Recycling event from 4 – 7 pm in the downtown Windmill Park next to the dutch band shell. Accepted items are degreaser, waxes/polishes, solvents, lacquers/thinners, caustic cleaners, stain removers, pesticides/herbicides, and oil based paints. Only latex paints will be assessed a $1/gal. fee. Go to www.nwialandfill.com/hhm  for a complete list of acceptable/unacceptable items.

Orange City’s Annual Spring Clean-Up

OC’s Annual Spring Clean-Up, sponsored by the City of OC and OC Sanitation, will be held April 22-27. OC residents must purchase a $10 lawn flag (one for each household) from the City Office (125 Central Ave. SE) or OC Sanitation (710 Ohio St. SW). Sanitation crews will only remove those items that have a special lawn flag displayed nearby. All disposed items must be placed at your usual pickup site on your regular garbage pickup day. Allowable items: garage and home items, furniture/wood stuffs and mattresses/carpets. Non-allowable items: all appliances/white goods, building-remodeling materials, wood chips, auto parts (tires, batteries, etc.), concrete, steel/iron, yard waste, tree branches, oil, yard chemicals, or wet paints. Special pickup arrangements may be available for these items with OC Sanitation (737-2645). With the Tulip Festival just around the corner, we want OC to shine “spic & span” for our visiting guests.

Home Electronics Recycle event

The Cities of OC & Alton are again co-sponsoring a free recycling program that will accept TV‟s, computer monitors, CPU‟s, keyboards and other electronic equipment, and smaller batteries. Sorry, car batteries are not allowed. Go to www.recycletronics.com and click on consumer recycling for a complete list. Items can be dropped off at the Alton City Hall @ 905 3rd Ave. on Friday, April 26th, from 4-7 pm and Sat, April 27th, from 9 -12 noon.

Mayor Douma provides April update for citizens

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.

OC21 Foundation asks for your support

Last year we launched a campaign to revitalize the OC21 Foundation. Since its inception in 1988, the foundation has invested nearly $400,000 in a variety of projects to enhance the quality of life in Orange City. Last year’s campaign resulted in over $20,000 of additional funds for the foundation. With this increased support, we have been able to assist with the following projects; $7,500 to the Prairie Winds Event Center, $5,000 to the new recreation ball fields at the pool park, $6,000 to the OC Betterment Fund.

We would ask that you consider joining the nearly 200 households that are supporting the Foundation through the monthly utility check-off or with an annual donation. Your investment in Orange City will continue to provide new opportunities for all of us to enjoy. Follow this link: https://orangecityiowa.com/oc21-foundation/join-the-progress/ for a pledge card you may use to respond.

Thanks again for your support of the OC21 Foundation.

circle of support series continues

Circle of Support is a collaborative series of sessions revolving around the critical
cultural issues impacting our youth today. Please join us at our fourth session …
Teen Depression
Wednesday, March 20 • 6:30-8pm
Prairie Winds Event Center, Orange City
Presented by Joan Andres, LMFT, LMHC • Student Therapist, Northwestern College
and Melissa Oolman, parent.

Orange City Police Department Opening

Orange City Police Department is looking to fill its staff of police officers due to recent internal promotions.  An Iowa Law Enforcement certificate is preferred but not mandatory.  The position offers competitive wages and benefits package.

Mayor Douma provides March update for citizens

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.

Mayor Douma provides February update for citizens

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 Now Hiring

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

Orange City Recreation Youth Basketball

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

Snow Removal

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.

Garbage Collection To Change

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.

Mayor Douma provides January update for citizens

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.

Mayor Douma provides December update for citizens

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.

2013 Tulip Queen Selected

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.  
 
 

Pre-school Open Gym

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

Open Gym

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)

Tulip Festival plans 73rd Year

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.

Orange City 21 Foundation Kicks Off New Campaign

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.

Now Hiring!

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.