Updates from the City

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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. 

View the Guidance for Reopening

View the WCCHD mitigation guidelines for Williamson County

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.

Canceled events/postponements

Airport

  • 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 airport@taylortx.gov.
  • 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.

Animal Shelter

  • 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.

City Hall

  • 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.

Development Services

  • Permits for Development Services can be submitted through MyPermitNow.org.
  • To contact Development Services, call 512-352-3675.

Farmers Market

  • 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

Library

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.    

Moody Museum

  • The Moody Museum will be closed until further notice

Municipal Court

  • 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 court@taylortx.gov
  • 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.

Utility Billing

  • 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.

Waste Connections

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. 

Daily Updates from
Mayor Brandt Rydell

Daily updates from Mayor Brandt Rydell are posted on his Facebook page here as well as on the City of Taylor Facebook page here

Video updates will be provided on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Update for Tuesday,
November 24, 2020:

PRESS RELEASES

  1. PR 2020 1109 Christmas Parade Cancelation
  2. Face Mask Order Extended to November 30, 2020
  3. .Face Covering Order Extension until October 31.docx
  4. Face Mask order, 8-28-20
  5. Face Mask order 7-23-2020
  6. R20-19 Disaster Declaration Extension
  7. PR 2020 0629 Mayor Signs Mask Order for Businesses
  8. 2020 0626 Independence Day Cancelations
  9. 2020 0615 City of Taylor to Keep Parks Facilities Closed
  10. PR 2020 0612 Taylor Assists with Economic Recovery
  11. PR 2020 0610 Library opening for grab and go
  12. PR 0522 Changes to Alcohol Ordinance
  13. PR 2020 0505 Library Offers Curbside Services
  14. The Governor's Report to Open Texas
  15. Waste Connections Continuity of Operations (COVID-19) - Phase III Extens...
  16. PR 2020 0407 Easter Park Closures
  17. Covid19 City of Taylor FAQ Sheet
  18. PR 2020 0324 ICE ERO Statement on T Don Hutto
  19. PR 2020 0324 Park Closures FINAL
  20. R20-12 Extending Declaration of Disaster
  21. R20-13 Postponing election till Nov
  22. PR 2020 0324 Council Approves Disaster Declaration Extension
  23. Waste Connections Continuity of Operations (COVID-19) - Phase III Revisi...
  24. PR 2020 0319 Cancellations and Closures
  25. Waste Connections Continuity of Operations (COVID-19) Phase IV
  26. 3.18.20 Williamson County Second Order on Mass Gathering and Occupancy - Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Adopted March 18, 2020)
  27. Waste Connections - Continuity of Operations in Face of COVID-19
  28. Utility Bill Pay During Period of Restricted Access to City Hall
  29. PR 2020 0316 City Service Adjustments
  30. 2020 0316 Williamson County Mass Gathering Order
  31. 2020 0314 Williamson County Disaster Declaration
  32. 2020 0316 City of Taylor Disaster Declaration
  33. 2020 0316 COVID-19 Disaster Declaration