Updates from the City
For the most current information from Williamson County and Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD), including current numbers of confirmed cases, please visit the WCCHD dashboard, which is updated daily at noon.
City of Taylor
The City of Taylor has adopted a new phased-in plan for reopening the City, using mitigation guidance from the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD). The color-coded plan has four phases, ranging in severity from Uncontrolled Community Spread (Red) to Minimal Community Spread (Green). Each phase lessens restrictions with respect to social gatherings, municipal building openings, public meetings, and indoor and outdoor events.
Please be aware that it may take the City a few days to ramp our facilities and operations up or down to meet the requirements of the current level.
As of November 19, 2020, the City of Taylor is operating under the RED PHASE. This phase requires that most City facilities be closed or operate on a very limited basis, permits social gatherings of up to 5 people, and allows for the use of open spaces in City parks with social distancing. In addition, this phase prohibits large gatherings and special events in public facilities and spaces. City Hall will only be open for drive-through services, and the Library will only be open for curb-side pickup. Pierce Park will be closed to the public beginning on Monday, November 16.
There currently are no changes to essential City services including public safety and City of Taylor water and sewer services. Most City buildings, including City Hall, Public Works, Utility Billing, and Maintenance, will remain closed to the public. Residents will still be able to contact City Hall employees through telephone or email. To contact City Hall, call 512-352-3675.
**Dates are subject to change**
Large Gatherings in Public Spaces and
City-Sponsored Outdoor Events
Large gatherings and special events are allowed at City facilities and in public spaces at the capacity indicated in the safety mitigation plan for the YELLOW and GREEN phases, subject to approved safety plan and UIL rules where applicable. Safety plans can be submitted to the City of Taylor Parks and Recreation Department--please call 512-352-5818 for details about how to submit your plan.
When in the RED or ORANGE phase, large gatherings and special events at City facilities and in public spaces should be postponed or canceled.
- Christmas Parade, Wine Swirl and Christmas Market have been canceled.
- Spooktacular Scare on the Square scheduled for October 31 has been canceled.
- 2020 National Night Out has been canceled this year.
- 2020 Honor Guard Academy is postponed until next year.
- The Neighborhood Cleanup scheduled for the fall is canceled.
- The Main Street Car Show scheduled for October 31 has been canceled.
- The Community Clean Up event scheduled for July 11 is canceled.
- Movies in the Park scheduled for June and July are canceled.
- The Memorial Day Virtual Salute will be held on the City’s Facebook page here and broadcast here. For more information, visit the Memorial Day Virtual Salute page here.
- Blackland Prairie Days set for May 2 is canceled. We will look to see if it can be rescheduled on a later date in the year.
- Kite Day scheduled for March 28 is canceled.
- The Bruce Lynn recognition ceremony scheduled for April 4 is canceled.
- Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 11 has been canceled.
- Coffee with a Cop scheduled for April 17 has been canceled.
- The Airport Office & Pilot’s Lounge will be closed to the public until further notice.
- Airport customers and tenants will still be able to contact Airport employees through telephone at 512-352-5747 or by email at email@example.com.
- The Airport Courtesy Vehicle will not be available for use until further notice.
- A public use restroom is available on the East end (facing the road) of the “C” hangars.
- Please expect delays in response times for any mechanical and fuel system issues or problems.
- The Animal Shelter will be open for reclaims and adoptions only; no owner surrenders will be accepted until further notice. The Animal Shelter can be reached by phone at 512-352-5483.
- The front desk at City Hall is closed until further notice. Phone calls can still be made to City Hall by calling 512-352-3675.
- Permits for Development Services can be submitted through MyPermitNow.org.
- To contact Development Services, call 512-352-3675.
- The Heritage Square Farmers Market will remain open at this time. Farmers markets are exempt from both the Texas Governor’s order as well as the Williamson County order so long as markets follow CDC guidelines.
- The Market will take the following precautions to ensure the safety of our customers and vendors:
- There will be no sampling of products
- Booths will be placed farther apart
- Vendors will wear gloves
- Tables will not have table cloths and will be wiped down frequently
For details about the Library's current plans for reopening, please contact the Library at 512-352-3434.
The Library has an online application procedure to sign up for a library card.
Taylor Public Library will offer curbside pick up of library materials, Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To qualify for this service, you must have a valid library card.
- To get started: Place your reserves online at https://taylor.biblionix.com/catalog or call the Taylor Public Library to pull materials: 512-352-3434. Have your library card number handy.
- How many: There will be a limit of 5 items per household. Some checkout limits still apply.
- Order handling: Library staff will pull your items & check them out to your library account. If items are not available, staff will contact you for more options.
- Scheduling: Staff will make an appointment for you to come & pick up your library materials. Describe the vehicle you will be in.
- Pickup: When you pull up in front of the library entrance at your appointment time, staff will bring the items out to you. Please stay in your car, pop your trunk, and staff will put your items in and close your trunk.
- Returning: Please use the outside book drop for return of all library materials. All returned materials will be cleaned and quarantined before re-shelving.
- The Moody Museum will be closed until further notice
- The Municipal Court lobby is closed to the public until further notice. Municipal Court can still be reached by phone at 512-352-5977 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have a citation in which you have not yet appeared in court or contacted the court, please ensure that you review the options on your citation and or visit our website here.
- To pay online, visit our payment website here.
Parks and Recreation
- The Murphy Park Pool, the pool at Robinson Park, and the Robinson Park splash pad are closed for the season.
- Gatherings of up to 10 people are permitted in City Parks, but require personal mitigation measures. Gatherings of more than 10 people will require an approved safety plan.
- Skate Park at Pierce Park is closed.
- The following are open as of November 12:
- Hike and Bike Trail
- Farmer's Market at Heritage Square
- Open Spaces in Public Parks
- Tennis Courts (for practice only)
- No Large Gatherings or Special Events in public spaces.
- At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Taylor City Council on Thursday, February 11, 2021, Council directed staff to amend the RED phase of the City’s phased-in reopening guidance to allow Taylor Little League, Taylor Pony League, and Lonestar Soccer for league play only, as well as tennis and pickleball courts for practice, lessons, and general use only. The new guidelines went into effect at noon on Friday, February 12. View the release here.
- Utility payments can be paid by mail, online, in the dropbox at City Hall, the drive-through, or by phone. Utility billing will waive all fees for credit card payments done online here or by phone by calling 888-630-1666.
- The temporary suspension of service disconnects and the waiver of the late fees that the City of Taylor implemented as a response to COVID-19 is ending soon. Beginning with the January billing cycle, the City will be reinstating the normal practice of charging late fees and disconnecting service for customers who have delinquent utility bills. If your utility bill is delinquent, please contact the Utility Billing department at 512-352-2066 to discuss your options.
- Forms for Utility Billing are available in the lobby of City Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and can be submitted in the dropbox located at City Hall.
- Our partners, Waste Connections, have resumed normal operations as of June 1, 2020. To be up to date with the latest information, you can download Waste Connect, a mobile application offering service and recycling information available via Apple and Google Play:
Board and commission meetings
In many cases, in-person stakeholder meetings that are not time-sensitive will be canceled. Additionally, many boards and commissions meetings this week will be rescheduled or canceled. To check the status of a board or commission meeting, check the City’s calendar here.
We encourage residents to continue to keep calm and take precautionary measures, such as washing your hands, staying at home if you are sick, and listening to the CDC and local health authorities. Also, be sure to sign up for our News Alerts on the City website, taylortx.gov, so you can be informed about any new developments.
We will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and will notify the public of any changes.
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