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Proposed annexation of property to enlarge city

By Martha Tallent

The Orange Leader

The Orange City Council had the first reading on a proposal to annex for the extension of the boundaries and corporate limits of the City of Orange, Texas, by the annexation of a 5.289 acre tract of land out of the Claiborne West Survey, Abstract No. 27, Orange County, Texas, being out of and a part of those certain 10.860 acre tract of land described in an instrument to Allen W. Peveto, et al, of record in Volume 54, Page 604 of the Deed Records of Orange County, Texas and called 44.010 acre tract of land described in an instrument to Charles Ray Peveto, et al, of record in Volume 475, Page 196 of said Deed Records, said 5.289 acre tract.

They also had a first reading for an ordinance, during the Tuesday evening meeting, amending the City of Orange Official Zoning Map, a part of Chapter 12: Planning and Zoning, of the 2000 Revised Code of Ordinances of the City of Orange, Texas: changing the zoning classification of a 5.289 acre tract of land out of the Claiborne West Survey, Abstract No. 27, Orange County, Texas, being out of and a part of those certain 10.860 acre tract of land described in an instrument to Allen W. Peveto, et al, of record in Volume 54, Page 604 of the Deed Records of Orange County, Texas and called 44.010 acre tract of land described in an instrument to Charles Ray Peveto, et al, of record in Volume 475, Page 196 of said Deed Records, said 5.289 acre tract.

The City Council approved the purchase of new Christmas Decorations to display in front of City Hall. The $20,636 purchase will include “life-size” fiberglass figures making up the Nativity Scene, a Stable to display them in, a Santa Clause, Sleigh, and Reindeer, a Caroler Set, a Toy Soldier, a Snowman and a Menorah.

A resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Deep South Racing Association (DSRA) for a boat races event to be held May 20 through May 21, 2017 passed. Also passed was a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Southern Professional Outboard Racing Tour (SPORT) for the 2017 Tunnel Boat Races to be held September 15 through September 17, 2017. This event is a National boat racing event that is the finals for the racing circuit. This will be the tenth year Orange has hosted this National competition.

Three resolutions were approved awarding the bid for Sewer Service Hardware in the amount of $29,990.95; the bid for Water Service Hardware (Clamps) in the amount of $18,889.91; and the bid for Water Service Hardware in the amount of $69,917.75 to H. D. Supply, a local company. In two of these H D Supply was the low bidder and in the third bid, they were only over the low bidder by a little so it was decided to use the “Buy Local Policy” and give that bid to them also.

A resolution awarding proposal #161039 for Security Control And Data Acquisition System for (4) Lift Stations/Workstation to EPIC Engineering, LLC in the amount of $109,396.00 was also approved.

City Council also approved a resolution authorizing the City’s participation in and acceptance of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant award of $309.390 and authorizing the City Manager to enter into a grant agreement for federal funds.

City Council also approved the authorization for the acquisition of five acres, more or less, of utility easements in the Uel Richey Survey, Orange County, Texas from Houseman Development Co., Inc. in consideration of a purchase price of $10,000 per acre.

It was also decided to accept a donation from Houseman Development Co., Inc. of that certain 4.057 acre tract of land, more or less, in the Uel Richey Survey, Orange County, Texas for the planned location of a City water tower and water production facilities. After viewing several artistic concepts for the logo to be painted on this new water tower and the others already in use, City Council approved a logo stating “Welcome to Orange” and showing an orange.