Posted on: December 5, 2017

December City Manager Message

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The end of a year brings with it a dual focus. Taylor can be proud of the projects we accomplished in 2017 as the city continues to attract new residents and businesses who want to become part of the community. Our achievements will be the focus of a year...

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City Manager Message
Posted on: October 23, 2017

November City Manager Message

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Quality of life is one of the three pillars that City Council and staff focus on for the residents of Taylor. With that, recreational opportunities are a priority, and I am happy to report that two projects are moving ahead.

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City Manager Message
Posted on: October 3, 2017

October City Manager Message

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It's an exciting time to be living and working in Taylor. Word is out about what a great place this is. Businesses and developers are talking with city staff as they create new places to work, live, enjoy and eat. While other communities are experiencing ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

September City Manager Message

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September 2017 marks the second year the City of Taylor conducts its “LEAD Taylor” program. The community-focused, collaborative monthly classes teach citizens about government operations, provides training in community planning and awareness, team buildi...

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City Manager Message
Posted on: September 13, 2017

August City Manager Message

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The city's 2017-2018 fiscal year begins on October 1. The City Council and staff are working together to make the best use of taxpayers' dollars. With economic vitality, quality of life, and streets/infrastructure as the three main areas, each year it is ...

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City Manager Message
Posted on: July 5, 2017

July City Manager Message

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City Council members and staff work in collaboration to serve our citizens and businesses by developing policies and programs that address community concerns, particularly the budget. In June, staff presented City Council with budget guidelines for fiscal...

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City Manager Message
Posted on: June 2, 2017

June City Manager Message

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Taylor is no stranger to change and just last month, we welcomed a new council member and held an election for the Mayor’s seat. Former Mayor Pro Tem Brandt Rydell will serve his new role of Mayor of Taylor as chosen by fellow Council members. D...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

May City Manager Message

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Budget season is getting into full swing as we approach the summer months. City staff has been working to develop key priorities and initiatives for the upcoming Fiscal Year (TY) 2017-2018 budget.

Initial priorities were presented to Taylor City Council me...

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City Manager Message
Posted on: June 2, 2017

April City Manager Message

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Spring is here and with it brings growth. In March we held a Taylor Growth Summit at the Williamson County Expo Center. We look forward to bringing many of those brainstorming ideas to fruition in the coming months and years as Taylor grows.

But what about...

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City Manager Message
Posted on: March 1, 2017

March City Manager Message

Your City Council continues to focus on their number one priority: improving streets. In an effort to maximize funding for these projects, City staff seeks alternate sources to use in conjunction with the Transportation User Fee funds. Funds raised from t...

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City Manager Message
Posted on: February 1, 2017

February City Manager Message

The 19th annual Williamson County Growth Summit was held in Georgetown in December.  I, along with Development Services Director Ashley Lumpkin and Assistant City Manager Noel Bernal had the opportunity to attend.  The general theme of t...

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City Manager Message

Posted on: September 8, 2017

Patriot Day activities set for Monday, September 11

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The public is invited to attend the annual Memorial March and Patriot Day observance, set for Monday, September 11, in downtown Taylor. The event is sponsored by the Taylor Fire Department (TFD). 

Rep. Larry Gonzales, who recently announced his de...

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Community Events

Posted on: August 18, 2017

City begins push on tree trimming

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It’s time to trim your trees – that’s the message city officials want citizens to pay attention to. Safe passage of fire trucks, school buses and other oversize vehicles is being hampered in certain areas of the city where tr...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Emergency Notification System updates its short code to 76993

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Effective Wednesday, Dec. 13, the City of Taylor and its partner, CodeRED / Warn Central Texas will activate a new short code number for alerts.

Effective Wednesday, Dec. 13, the City of Taylor and its partner, CodeRED / Warn Central Texas will activate a new short code number of 76993 for alerts sent to mobile devices. A short code is a five-digit number that appears on a device screen when an al...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

Volunteers needed to help wrap gifts for Red Santa Program recipients

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The annual Red Santa program run by the Taylor Fire Department seeks volunteers who are willing to help wrap gifts for needy families in our community on Wednesday, December 20.

The annual Red Santa program run by the Taylor Fire Department seeks volunteers who are willing to help wrap gifts for needy families in our community on Wednesday, December 20. Work begins at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 400 Porter St., and continues until al...

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Posted on: December 15, 2017

City Council votes 3-2 in favor of curbside recycling program

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At the Thursday, December 14 meeting, City Council moved forward to implement a curbside recycling program. The vote was 3-2, after much discussion with concerns for adding the cost to monthly fees that residents currently pay.

Those voting in favor of the...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Emergency Notification System updates its short code to 76993

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Effective Wednesday, Dec. 13, the City of Taylor and its partner, CodeRED / Warn Central Texas will activate a new short code number of 76993 for alerts sent to mobile devices. A short code is a five-digit number that appears on a device screen when an al...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

Volunteers needed to help wrap gifts for Red Santa Program recipients

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The annual Red Santa program run by the Taylor Fire Department seeks volunteers who are willing to help wrap gifts for needy families in our community on Wednesday, December 20. Work begins at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 400 Porter St., and continues until al...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Second workshop set for review of the Combined Strategic Facilities Master Plan

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Taylor City Council members will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Taylor Public Library, 801 Vance St., to complete its review of the Combined Strategic Facilities Master Plan. The group met on Nov. 30 and reviewed the first half of the report pr...

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

City Council will review Strategic Facilities Master Plan on Nov. 30

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Taylor City Council members will attend a Special Workshop on Thursday, November 30 starting at 6 p.m. at the Taylor Public Library to review Part I of a report developed by Sledge Engineering and city staff that focuses on the Combined Strategic Faciliti...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Recent tests on mosquitoes are negative for West Nile Virus

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New tests conducted on mosquitoes trapped on Friday, November 17 in the Robinson Park area, 206 S. Dolan St., are negative for West Nile Virus, City of Taylor officials announced Tuesday. This comes after a sampling taken previously on November 7 was posi...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Taylor

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Take your pick of fun things to do this holiday season starting with a Wine Swirl on Friday, December 1. On Saturday, December 2, visit the Main Street Christmas Bazaar, Moody Museum Victorian Christmas, and the Parade of Lights ending with a visit with S...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Jeffery Jenkins hired as Assistant City Manager

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City Manager Isaac Turner announces that the search for a new Assistant City Manager is complete; Jeffery Jenkins has been chosen for the job. He begins work with the City of Taylor on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

Jenkins has worked previously as either a...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

New outdoor Pickleball Courts open

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Three new outdoor pickleball courts now available for play at Murphy Park, 1600 Veterans Dr.  Members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and city staff have worked together since spring to refurbish and convert old tennis courts for pickl...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

West Nile Virus tests are positive in Robinson Park

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Trapped mosquitoes collected from a sampling location in Taylor at Robinson Park, 206 S. Dolan St., have tested positive for West Nile Virus. This testing is part of the City of Taylor’s proactive participation in the Williamson County and Cities Health D...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Wastewater averaging happens during November and December

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As a reminder, the City of Taylor conducts its annual sewer rates averaging during late November through March. The three-month averaging period varies, and is in line with the normal water billing zone for each residential structure. The months used are ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Water system disinfecting may affect water taste

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Citizens may notice a slight change in the taste and odor of the drinking water starting Monday, October 23 through Sunday, November 19; however, it is safe to drink. The City of Taylor and Brazos River Authority are doing annual maintenance work on the w...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Share your thoughts with Taylor PD Officers at "Coffee With a Cop"

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The City of Taylor Police Department and Whataburger have joined forces to hold an informal time for citizens to meet and talk with officers over a cup of coffee. “Coffee With a Cop” is set for Wednesday, October 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 1...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Taylor is finalist for Texas Downtown Association awards

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Downtown Taylor's Curb Side Coffee House and Second Street Farm 2 Market were both named finalists on September 14 in Austin by the Texas Downtown Association (TDA) in its annual President's Awards Program. The finalists are two of three named in the Best...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

October's Community Connection explains 2017-2018 rates and fees

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Improvements and repairs are underway at the Taylor Wastewater Treatment Plant, to the tune of $2.25 million. Funding from the water and sewer fees in part help cover repairs and the costs of providing water and sewer services to residents. In addition, c...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

City begins push on tree trimming

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It’s time to trim your trees – that’s the message city officials want citizens to pay attention to. Safe passage of fire trucks, school buses and other oversize vehicles is being hampered in certain areas of the city where tr...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Moody Museum adds Saturday visiting hours

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The home of Texas' youngest governor, Dan Moody, will now be open to the public on Saturdays. This is in addition to regular open hours for visitors every Friday and Sunday . The museum, located at 114 W. Ninth St., is open all three days per week from 2 ...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Williamson County assists victims of Hurricane Harvey

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Williamson County and its cities have been busy not only helping with sheltering in Central Texas, but jumping to the need of fellow Texans along the coast. Below is a breakdown of ways Williamson County and its cities are assisting those affected by Hurr...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Taylor Police arrest suspect in fatal hit-and-run

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Taylor Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Texas Rangers, and in consultation with the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office, have obtained an arrest warrant for Missael Padilla Lopez, 21, of Taylor, in the hit-and-run collision...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Taylor to open new outdoor pickleball courts

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The public is invited to attend an opening ceremony on Saturday, November 18 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the completion of three new outdoor pickleball courts now available for play at Murphy Park, 1600 Veterans Dr.

Members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

West Nile Virus tests are positive in Robinson Park

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Trapped mosquitoes collected from a sampling location in Taylor at Robinson Park, 206 S. Dolan St., have tested positive for West Nile Virus. This testing is part of the City of Taylor’s proactive participation in the Williamson County and Cities Health D...

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Parks

Posted on: December 12, 2017

Emergency Notification System updates its short code to 76993

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Effective Wednesday, Dec. 13, the City of Taylor and its partner, CodeRED / Warn Central Texas will activate a new short code number for alerts.

Effective Wednesday, Dec. 13, the City of Taylor and its partner, CodeRED / Warn Central Texas will activate a new short code number of 76993 for alerts sent to mobile devices. A short code is a five-digit number that appears on a device screen when an al...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Volunteer sign-up for Community Cleanup Day is underway

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The City of Taylor twice a year holds a Community Cleanup Day in a selected neighborhood. Trash is picked up, limbs and other debris collected and an overall cleaning is done of streets, gutters and sidewalks. The tasks could not be done without the help ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Water system disinfecting may affect water taste

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Citizens may notice a slight change in the taste and odor of the drinking water starting Monday, October 23 through Sunday, November 19; however, it is safe to drink. The City of Taylor and Brazos River Authority are doing annual maintenance work on the w...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

October's Community Connection explains 2017-2018 rates and fees

October 2017 Newsletter-Page1

Improvements and repairs are underway at the Taylor Wastewater Treatment Plant, to the tune of $2.25 million. Funding from the water and sewer fees in part help cover repairs and the costs of providing water and sewer services to residents. In addition, c...

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