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The CodeRED emergency notification service allows authorized civic leaders to create and rapidly disseminate time-sensitive messages to every telephone number stored in the notification database. With CodeRED, authorized users can send thousands of messages in minutes. Only authorized officials are allowed access to the system.
Any message regarding the safety or welfare of our community would be disseminated using the CodeRED service. Examples include severe weather warnings and updates, hazardous traffic or road conditions inside the city or affecting local routes, and any other situation that could impact the safety, property, or welfare of our citizens.
This system is a significant enhancement to existing means of communication and is part of the Central Texas Capital Area of Governments' Emergency Notification System. The call-in emergency information line (512) 352-5551, which is activated during an emergency situation, will still be available. Also, TV, radio and our city web site will continue to broadcast important announcements.
CodeRED and CAPCOG take security and privacy concerns seriously and do not sell, trade, lease or loan any data about our clients to any third party. From a technical perspective, we utilize multiple physical and virtual layers of firewalls to maintain data security. CodeRED only utilizes secure transmissions with its customers. No confidential information is ever transmitted between CodeRED and its customers using e-mail or FTP, but rather always utilizes either a VPN tunnel or SSL. Data is hosted in state-of-the-art facilities which require photo identification, thumb-print recognition, keyed access, and are manned 24/7 with full-security personnel. All data is encrypted prior to being placed on tape for offsite storage. Blackboard Connect also retains an external, independent security firm to perform annual security audits.
The caller-ID number for calls generated by the CodeRED service will be: 512-352-5551. In addition, every message will begin with the same standard announcement: “Hello, this is ______ calling with an important message from the City of ______.” The message content will follow this standard introduction.
There are several varieties of call screening devices that use differing protocols for screening. In general, the system has been found to work with these devices; but some may require some type of pre-programming to allow our city’s telephone number to pass through. We may conduct periodic test to assure that messages are being delivered to numbers in the notification database.
Yes, if you have entered more than one phone number, as well as an email address or home phone number, the system will notify you based on your preferences.
Yes. The area code does not impact whether or not a call is made.
For busy signals, the call will be repeated several times in an attempt to reach you. The same is true for No-answer and Call-waiting. If a message recorder answers the phone, the message will be left on the answering device. If, after several attempts the call does not successfully go through, the system will stop attempting to call.
Yes. Please login to your account information on CodeRED to update your preferences for notification.
The City of Taylor currently has two fire stations in operation:
Taylor Fire Department Administration Office is located at 304 E. 3rd Street.
For non-emergencies, please contact Administration at 512-352-6992.
For life-threatening emergencies, please call 9-1-1.
Sign up for the City of Taylor's Emergency Notification System.
Also, through the Library's link to the Texas State Library Databases, there is the database, eBooks from EBSCOhost.
The new program begins on February 26, 2018.
Each home that is currently paying for City of Taylor garbage service will have a blue 95-gallon cart delivered starting February 15, on the same day as a home's normal trash pick-up day.
The City of Taylor's new Curbside Recycling Program begins on February 26, 2018. It is single-stream, which means glass, plastic and paper, etc., can all go into the same container without a need to separate items. The city's recycling facility at 1424 N. Main St. will be permanently closed as of March 28, 2018. Until then, it is open 24 hrs/7 days a week and there are two additional facilities located in Williamson County.
The first week of collection will begin on February 26, 2018, and happen every other week on a person's regular trash pick-up day.
Recycling conserves natural resources, saves landfill space, creates jobs and conserves energy.
Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, office paper, school paper, paper food boxes, shoe boxes, corrugated cardboard (flatten and fold to not larger than 3 feet X 3 feet square), soft bound books, junk mail, aluminum and steel cans, plastic food, beverage and household product bottles and jugs with #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7, glass bottles and jars. Please: no film plastic, Styrofoam or any glass other than food and beverage containers.
Collection of the recyclables will occur on an every-other-week basis on your normal trash collection day. Each residence will be provided with a collection calendar and the calendar may also be viewed on the City of Taylor's website.
Yes. The extra recycling cart(s) are $2.50 per month each.
Yes, however you will still be billed the $2.50 per month as all other residents.
Yes. In order to keep the cost low for all residents, this is necessary.
For missed pick-ups, please contact the City's Utility Billing Department at 512-352-2066.
Yes. Simply call the City of Taylor Utility Billing Department at 512-352-2066 to request the replacement. Repeated lost/damaged/stolen incidents may require the purchase of the replacement cart.
The $2.50 per month cost will begin with the March 5, 2018 billing cycle, and follow according to the normal billing cycle thereafter.
If recyclables are in the trash cart they will be collected as trash and delivered to a landfill.
Contamination causes real problems at the recycling facility. The value of the recyclables is decreased and will eventually increase the cost of recycling. If the driver sees the trash in the recycling cart the cart contents will not be collected.
Call Waste Connections Customer Service Office to report the miss. The representative will have the appropriate instructions for that day and time of day. The Customer Service Number is: 512-282-3508.
Holiday pickup schedule is included in the calendar and on the City of Taylor's website. It is also published in the monthly newsletter, Community Connection, and on the city's social media pages.
Recyclables are manufactured in to new products; some in the United States and some in other countries around the world. Generally, they are manufactured back in to the same or similar products but sometimes they become a different product. For example, plastic soda bottles are often shredded and re-purposed as insulation in winter clothing, automobile interiors or other consumer goods.
Waste Connections can arrange for group tours of the Balcones Recycling Center in Austin. Call 512-282-3508 for information.
Call 512-352-3251 for assistance for water or street emergencies after 5 p.m. weekdays and all day on the weekends. Your call will be answered by Police Dispatch who will contact the Public Works staff on call.