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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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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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: 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 17, 2018

Registration period for City Council candidates is open

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Two City Council seats are up for election on May 5, 2018.  Applications are now being accepted from potential candidates in District 2 and District 3. The deadline for candidates to register is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018. Those who want...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Trash pickup delayed one day; landfills are closed on Tuesday

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With the icy and cold weather in the area, Williamson County closed landfills on Tuesday, affecting trash pickup schedules this week. There will be no pickup on Tuesday, but instead it will happen on Wednesday. All other routes will be a day later through...

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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: January 2, 2018

Holiday tree recycling available through January 31, 2018

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To aid citizens with disposal of used, live holiday trees, the City of Taylor has set up a recycling location for tree drop-off. The site is open 24 hours a day at 303 Airport Road, north of the main entrance to the Taylor Municipal Airport. Artificial tr...

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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: 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 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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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