*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. Town Staff sends this out via email and regularly shares information from Town Hall as well. To see an archive of letters emailed to residents, visit the Letters Archive page of this website under the header Residents.
Currently Florida is in Turtle Season, which runs annually from March through October. These marine visitors to our beach are considered either endangered or threatened, and are protected under a variety of Federal, State and Local laws.
Orchid's local ordinances endeavor to protect the sea turtles that nest along the beach. All oceanfront development and any construction that can be seen from the beach shall comply with the following criteria: All lights illuminating buildings or associated grounds shall be shielded in such a manner that they are not visible from the beach. Lights illuminating dune crosswalks shall be covered, if these lights are visible from the beach. Streetlights shall be located or modified so that illumination will travel landward and not be seen from the beach.
The reason for these local regulations pertaining to lighting is that turtles and their hatchlings become confused by artificial lighting, as their instinct is to use light, that of the moon, to navigate.
Audit for Fiscal Year 2016
The Town's independent, local auditor Rehmann Robson has completed the audit for FY 2015-2016. The report is available online under Town Finance.
Upcoming Local Planning Agency Meeting
The Local Planning Agency presently does not have any meetings scheduled.
Although the Sunshine State offers many natural splendors, it is also an area often in the path of Atlantic Hurricanes. The official Hurricane season runs annually from June through November. Please heed the advice of the National Weather Service. Click HERE for information.
Information on High-Speed 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, clickHERE or connect with Citizens Against Rail Expansion (C.A.R.E.) HERE.
Welcome to Town of Orchid's
The website and this bulletin board are presented for the benefit of the Town's residents, potential residents, and businesses who work with or in the Town.
This below space offers information about the Town and its ongoing operations, as well as other matters of interest to our site visitors, We hope you will find the included, online resources informative and useful.
If you have ideas for features, information to include, or if you experience problems using this site, please contact a member of the Town Staff.
Upcoming Town Council Meetings
The next Town Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 5:01 p.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 have a Tentative Budget Hearing for fiscal year 2017-2018,
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.