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How Can I attend or watch City Council Meetings

How Can I attend or watch City Council Meetings

What are my Recycling Options?

More information on Orange City’s Recycling options can be found here: What are my Recycling Options?

Can COVID-19 virus spread through sewer systems?

As the CDC continues to review the spread of the virus, it is believed that the transmission of COVID-19 through sewer systems may be possible. However, there is no evidence that this has occurred, and direct human contact with sewer systems is very limited. City of Orange City wastewater employees continue to take proper safeguards […]

Can the COVID-9 virus spread through drinking water?

COVID-19 has not been detected in drinking water. Groundwater systems (water pumped from wells), like Orange City, are much less susceptible to outside contamination than surface water systems (water pumped from lakes or rivers). Water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection (which the City of Orange City uses) will remove or inactivate the virus.

What To Do if You Are Sick

What To Do if You Are Sick

Is the library open?

The Orange City Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice.

Can I rent city facilities?

City owned properties closed during the next several weeks as a precaution.

Can I sign up for City Rec programs?

No recreation programs will take place until further notice.

Is City Hall open?

All doors to City Hall will now be locked. Appointments can be scheduled only if “essential”. We encourage all communication to be remote. For any other City services or to contact City staff, please call (712) 707-4885 between 7 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday.

How do I get a building permit?

A PDF of the NEW City Building Permit form is available here: OC Building Permit Form Questions? contact Kurt Frederes (712) 707-4885 or email code-enf@orangecityiowa.com

Are the trail and parks open?

Trails and parks will be open to the public, you may find restrooms closed. Please practice appropriate care and precautions when using these public spaces.

How do I pay my utility bill?

For utility billing, payments can be put in our drop box at the City Hall. For billing questions, please call (712) 707-4885 or email cityoc@orangecityiowa.com

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Unemployment:https://uni.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SK7W5qa88IkhXT

Business impact survey which could help provide funding to Sioux county.

https://uni.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SK7W5qa88IkhXT

SBA: Small Business Association:

Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) –https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19.

www.sba.gov/disaster

Governor Reynolds press releases:  https://www.iowa.gov/all-press-releases

Iowa Source Link: https://www.iasourcelink.com/resources/iowa-business-information-on-covid-19

What Small Businesses Need to Know About the New Pandemic Relief Package – Changes to PPP and More

https://www.uschamber.com/report/guide-small-business-covid-19-emergency-loans?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=SFMC&utm_campaign=&utm_content=#one

Below is the link for the IEDA SMALL BUSINESS UTILITY DISRUPTION PREVENTION program – the program is now active.

AVAILABLE UTILITY BILL ASSISTANCE

Electric and natural gas utility bill assistance for actual utility debt incurred for electric or natural gas service provided between March 17, 2020, and June 30, 2020, not to exceed $7,500.
Financial assistance can only be applied to the applicants’ utility bills. The applicants’ utility service provider will receive a credit, which will be applied to the applicants’ utility debt.
Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis beginning July 17, 2020, and assistance will be provided to eligible applicants on a first come, first ready to proceed basis until all funds have been exhausted or August 21, 2020, whichever comes first.

www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/Business/energy-recovery

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today announced the launch of the new Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program. The program will provide short-term relief to eligible small businesses and nonprofits that faced significant hardship in the payment of utility bills for service provided during the months of disruption to their business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program offers grants up to $7,500 to be applied to utility bill debt for eligible small businesses.

“Iowa’s small businesses and nonprofits keep our communities and our economy moving forward, and they have been hit hard in these unprecedented times,” said IEDA and Iowa Finance Authority Director Debi Durham. “We are proud to work with our utility partners statewide through this new program to help reduce the burden and position small businesses for recovery and growth.”

A funding allocation of $14.5 million from the CARES Act is available to IEDA for this initiative. To be eligible to receive assistance, businesses must have:

a physical (non-residential) location in Iowa and 50 or fewer employees;
not received funding from the IEDA’s Small Business Relief Grant Program;
experienced a COVID-19 loss of revenue on or after March 17, 2020, that resulted in unpaid bills for electric or natural gas service provided between March 17, 2020, and June 30, 2020; and
remained in operation or re-opened at the time of application.
For a full list of eligibility requirements, additional information and to apply, visit iowabusinessrecovery.com. Applications will be accepted between July 17, 2020, and August 21, 2020, or until funding is depleted, whichever comes first. Applications will be reviewed in the order received. Assistance will be awarded based on application completeness and eligibility until all funds have been exhausted.

Questions regarding the Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program can be submitted via email to energyrecovery@iowaeda.com or by phone at 1.855.300.2342.

Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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