Information on Rail Expansion
For many residents on the east coast of the state, the plan for a high-speed passenger rail system connecting Orlando to Miami, is a hot topic. To read more about this project from All Aboard Florida, the company behind the plan, click HERE. If you'd like to read about/sign up for a newsletter by a group, by the name Florida NOT All Aboard, opposing the plan, click HERE or connect with Citizens Against Rail Expansion (C.A.R.E.) HERE.
Upcoming Town Council Meetings
A Town Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 1, 2017 at 9 a.m. The meeting will take place in the Sandpiper Room of the Orchid Island Beach Club at 1 Beachside Drive, Orchid, FL 32963. During this meeting, the Town Council will take a recess to promptly convene for a Budget Workshop, before adjourning back to the meeting to set the proposed millage rate via Resolution No. 2017-02 and attend to other Town business.
Copies of all documents pertaining to the meetings are available at Town of Orchid Town Hall, located at 7707 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 1, Vero Beach, Florida 32967 weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. One or more Councilmembers may attend this meeting via teleconference. All interested parties may appear at the meetings and be heard with respect to any proposed Ordinance. Persons, who may wish to appeal any decision made by the Town Council with respect to any matter considered at a meeting, will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Anyone requiring special accommodations in order to participate in the meetings should contact the Town Clerk at 772-581-2770 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
*Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not wish your email address to be released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to the Town Administration or its officials. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Beautiful Orchid in Your Photos
Town Hall would like to invite residents to submit their favorite snapshots taken around Orchid to be featured on the website. Your photo will be posted with your name. Email your best photo, perhaps taken on the golf course or looking out over the beach, along with your permission to post the picture on this website: email@example.com*.
The Mayor writes a regular newsletter to keep Orchid's residents abreast of the latest news in town. Please click HERE to view Mayor Ofstie's most recent newsletter from January 2017. To see an archive of letters emailed to residents, visit the Letters Archive page of this website under the header Residents.
Upcoming Local Planning Agency Meeting
The Local Planning Agency presently does not have any meetings scheduled.
WELCOME TO TOWN OF ORCHID'S BULLETIN BOARD!
The website and this bulletin board were created for the benefit of the Town's residents, potential residents, and businesses who work with or in the Town. This space is utilized by the Town Staff to communicate information about the Town and its ongoing operations, We hope you will find the included, online resources informative and useful. If you have ideas for new features, information to include, or if you experience problems using this site, please contact a member of the Town Staff.
Chamber of Commerce Leadership 2017
On Thursday, April 20, the Town Manager, Noah Powers, and Town Clerk, Cherry Stowe, of Orchid represented the Town as part of the Municipal Government Session of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership 2017 class. Hosted by Indian River Shores, the Town staff addressed the class with information pertaining to Orchid's rich history, current events, and vision for the future, as well as touching on their respective roles in our local government. This class is annually organized by the Chamber's coordinator Emma White. For more information, please feel free to email Leadership@indianriverchamber.com.