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Posted on: April 17, 2018

April-May City Manager Message

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Taylor’s first splash pad is open, and I was pleased to be among the first to get in the water at Fannie Robinson Park, 206 S. Dolan St. Mayor Brandt Rydell was emcee to a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 6. Among the guests was former M...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

March-April City Manager Message

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I am happy to report that much progress is being made on outdoor recreation projects.  They will be enjoyable spots for children and adults as these new amenities are completed. Texas Parks and Wildlife grants funded a significant portion of thes...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

February City Manager Message

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With warmer weather soon moving into Taylor, outdoor work, such as mowing and street repair, will increase. One major project that was not hampered by winter, however, was the rebuilding of Edmond Street between Second and Sixth streets. A ribbon-cutting ...

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City Manager Message
Posted on: January 2, 2018

January City Manager Message

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A new year is filled with fresh opportunities and time to complete what was started the previous year. For the Taylor City Council, review of the Strategic Combined Facilities Master Plan at the end of 2017 showed them the needs and potential costs of cit...

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City Manager Message
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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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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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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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Community Cleanup Day event is on as planned; no rain yet

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UPDATE | 4/21/18:  Volunteers are asked to report to help with Cleanup Day as planned.  The event is on at Washburn and Porter streets, from 9th to 11th streets, from 8 a.m. to Noon. Free food and drinks will be waiting for you!

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Sledge Engineering resigns from role as city’s engineering firm

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Casey Sledge and Sledge Engineering, LLC notified City Manager Isaac Turner on Friday that they would end their contracted services with all projects the company is doing for the City of Taylor.

“The City of Taylor and Sledge Engineering have had...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Taylor PD joins in DEA National Prescription Take-Back Drug Day

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Citizens who have excess or outdated prescription drugs may turn them in to Taylor Police on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Day set for Saturday, April 28, 2018. Officers will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ta...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Meet Taylor Police Officers at "Coffee With A Cop"

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Each quarter, Taylor Police Department hosts an informal gathering at a local coffee shop so the public can meet and talk with Police Officers and management staff. This second event of 2018 is set for Wednesday, April 18 at Fourth Street Grind, 203 W. 4t...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Nominate Taylor to receive a $20K grant for a local park during Earth Month

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Help get our city nominated for the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign, which kicks off in April. If we get the most nominations, one of our parks will receive a $20,000 grant for improvements. In its fourth year, the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

City's Recycle Center closes permanently on Wednesday, March 28

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With the implementation of a Curbside Recycling Program in Taylor, the Recycle Center at 1606 N. Main St. will no longer be open on a daily basis for residents and non-residents to drop off items for recycling. The facility will close permanently at 5 p m...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Taylor firefighters to participate in "Bells and Whistles" fundraiser

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In appreciation of the 100 Club’s mission of assisting families of first responders killed and critically injured in the line of duty, the South Central Texas McDonald’s Co-op will host its 17th Annual Bells and Whistles Good Friday Fu...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Taylor is awarded $500,000 grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife

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City Manager Isaac Turner was notified on Thursday that a grant application submitted to Texas Parks and Wildlife has been approved. The City of Taylor will receive a Non-Urban Outdoor Grant of $500,000 on a 50/50 reimbursement match basis. Taylor is one ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Advice from Taylor PD about suspicious packages

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In light of the recent bombings in the city of Austin, Taylor Police Chief Henry Fluck advises citizens who want to know what to do if they receive an unexpected or suspicious-looking package: 

  • Do not touch it.
  • Do not handle it.
  • Do not move it.
  • Do no...
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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Volunteers asked to sign up for Community Cleanup Day

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The annual City of Taylor Spring Community Cleanup Day is set for Saturday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to Noon to coincide with national Earth Day on Sunday, April 22. The neighborhood chosen for cleanup is the area on Porter Street and Washburn Street, along 8...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

Williamson County named second healthiest county in Texas

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John Teel, executive director of Williamson County and Cities Health District, is commending in a statement to City of Taylor management and Council the quality of life they provide for our community after the 2018 County Health Rankings show that William...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Meet the Unflushables: Baby wipes and more can hurt waste water system

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The City of Taylor Waste Water Treatment Plant has had an increase in the number of items which are considered "unflushable" come into the system. Therefore, staff is asking citizens to be mindful of what they put into their toilets.

The dilemma ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Porter Street and Fifth Street closed for one month during the day

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Citizens driving north of City Hall and on the east side of Legacy High School should be aware of road closures in the area starting Wednesday, March 7 and continuing daily for one month in connection to the renovation of Heritage Square Park for installa...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Taylor receives Tree City USA designation for sixth year

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The City of Taylor has been notified by Texas A&M Forest Service that it again meets the standards for designation as a Tree City USA, a program of The Arbor Day Foundation. It is the sixth year in a row for the award.

According the the ADF's website, ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

City hires SGR to conduct search for new department heads

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SGR, a Texas company that specializes in executive searches, has been retained to conduct searches for three executive vacancies at the City of Taylor. The search and filling of the positions are expected to take four to six months, according to Taylor Hu...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Porter Street being closed off on Friday, Feb. 2, through September

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UPDATE:  The contractor at Heritage Square Park closed off Porter Street at Fourth and Fifth streets with the fencing at midday on Friday. It remains closed now at 2 p.m. instead of the expected 5 p.m. closure. We apologize for any inconvenience ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

House fire deaths considered accidental after autopsies

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UPDATE:  Friday, Jan. 19

Today an autopsy was performed by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office on both victims. The preliminary results indicate that the two deaths are considered accidental pending the toxicology report. &n...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

City of Taylor announces details of the new Curbside Recycling Program

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Citizens will soon find large blue bins placed in front of their houses on their regular trash pickup days, as the City of Taylor and Waste Connections (WC) begin the new Curbside Recycling Program in two steps.

  • Delivery of the blue recycling containers be...
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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Taylor Police Department hires Priscilla Moreno as new Victim Services Coordinator

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The Taylor Police Department has hired Priscilla Moreno as its first Victim Services Coordinator. Moreno attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Edward’s University in Interdisciplinary Studies, Anthropology and Global Studies. She has a total of four...

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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: 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: February 23, 2018

City hires SGR to conduct search for new department heads

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SGR, a Texas company that specializes in executive searches, has been retained to conduct searches for three executive vacancies at the City of Taylor. The search and filling of the positions are expected to take four to six months, according to Taylor Hu...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Library introduces new sewing class starting March 10

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Have you wanted to learn to sew but never took the time? Now you can learn to sew at a free class being offered by the Taylor Public Library on Saturday, March 10. The class is open to all ages. Learn to make a simple drawstring bag in this beginner-level...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Sledge Engineering resigns from role as city’s engineering firm

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Casey Sledge and Sledge Engineering, LLC notified City Manager Isaac Turner on Friday that they would end their contracted services with all projects the company is doing for the City of Taylor.

“The City of Taylor and Sledge Engineering have had...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Nominate Taylor to receive a $20K grant for a local park during Earth Month

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Help get our city nominated for the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign, which kicks off in April. If we get the most nominations, one of our parks will receive a $20,000 grant for improvements. In its fourth year, the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month...

Read on...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Taylor is awarded $500,000 grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife

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City Manager Isaac Turner was notified on Thursday that a grant application submitted to Texas Parks and Wildlife has been approved. The City of Taylor will receive a Non-Urban Outdoor Grant of $500,000 on a 50/50 reimbursement match basis. Taylor is one ...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Taylor receives Tree City USA designation for sixth year

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The City of Taylor has been notified by Texas A&M Forest Service that it again meets the standards for designation as a Tree City USA, a program of The Arbor Day Foundation. It is the sixth year in a row for the award.

According the the ADF's website, ...

Read on...

Parks
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Porter Street being closed off on Friday, Feb. 2, through September

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UPDATE: The contractor at Heritage Square Park closed off Porter Street at Fourth and Fifth streets with the fencing at midday on Friday. It remains closed now at 2 p.m. instead of the expected 5 p.m. closure. We apologize for any inconvenience this may c...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Taylor PD joins in DEA National Prescription Take-Back Drug Day

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The event is an opportunity to rid homes of unused, outdated prescription drugs.

Citizens who have excess or outdated prescription drugs may turn them in to Taylor Police on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Day set for Saturday, April 28, 2018. Officers will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ta...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Meet Taylor Police Officers at "Coffee With A Cop"

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Each quarter, Taylor Police Department hosts an informal gathering at a local coffee shop so the public can meet and talk with staff.

Each quarter, Taylor Police Department hosts an informal gathering at a local coffee shop so the public can meet and talk with Police Officers and management staff. This second event of 2018 is set for Wednesday, April 18 at Fourth Street Grind, 203 W. 4t...

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Police News
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Taylor Police Department hires Priscilla Moreno as new Victim Services Coordinator

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She will support victims of violent crime as they move through the process of the legal system and reestablish a sense of safety.

The Taylor Police Department has hired Priscilla Moreno as its first Victim Services Coordinator. Moreno attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Edward’s University in Interdisciplinary Studies, Anthropology and Global Studies. She has a total of four...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

City's Recycle Center closes permanently on Wednesday, March 28

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With the implementation of a Curbside Recycling Program in Taylor, the Recycle Center at 1606 N. Main St. will no longer be open on a daily basis for residents and non-residents to drop off items for recycling. The facility will close permanently at 5 p m...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Porter Street and Fifth Street closed for one month during the day

Heritage Park renovation

Citizens driving north of City Hall and on the east side of Legacy High School should be aware of road closures in the area starting Wednesday, March 7 and continuing daily for one month in connection to the renovation of Heritage Square Park for installa...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Meet the Unflushables: Baby wipes and more can hurt waste water system

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The City of Taylor Waste Water Treatment Plant has had an increase in the number of items which are considered "unflushable" come into the system. Therefore, staff is asking citizens to be mindful of what they put into their toilets.

The dilemma ...

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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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