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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Police seek suspect in Dean Street shooting

SUSPECT HOLLANDSWORTH

Taylor Police are actively seeking an armed and dangerous 21-year-old resident in relation to a non-fatal shooting on Dean Street September 12.

The suspect is Walter Clyde Hollandsworth, a white man approximately 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds. If anyone sees Hol...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

City seeks applications for Recreation Commission

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The City of Taylor is currently seeking residents who have a passion for recreation to serve on the Taylor Recreation Commission. This is a nine-member, unpaid panel that is committed to enhancing the quality of life for our community by promoting plannin...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Reminder: By mindful of the laws when sharing the road with school buses

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Taylor Police Chief John Blair and State Sen. Erika Geiss remind drivers that school is back in session, and school buses are on the road.

Please remember to be mindful of these simple rules for sharing the road with school buses (see graphic).

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

CERT schedules 'Basic Training 24' classes

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The Taylor Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be having a Basic Training 24 course on Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29 and again on Thursday, October 3.

The September sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The October 3 will run from 6:...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Moody's reaffirms City's investment grade status

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Moody’s Investors Service recently reaffirmed the City of Taylor’s investment grade at “Baa2 stable.”

Often referred to as simply Moody's, the organization is the bond credit rating business of Moody's Corporation, r...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Play the Lakes of Taylor, and the price of your beer matches your score!

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The Lakes of Taylor Golf Course is the only place around where you can reward yourself for a good round (or a bad one) with a discount brew!

Just save their scorecard and present it at the Lake House Grille inside the clubhouse. Your 18-hole score is the c...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Late clerk honored for service to the City of Taylor

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Today’s leaders in the City of Taylor honored one of the community’s most beloved political figures, the late Dorothy R. West, with an official proclamation during the September 3 City Council meeting.

Mrs. West, who passed away in 2012...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Veteran will honor September 11 anniversary at Eureka and Telegraph roads

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John Heidenreich, a Navy veteran, will hold his second annual "Operation Respect and Honor" on the corner of Telegraph and Eureka roads tomorrow (Wednesday, September 11). He'll also be trying to break his own record for saluting passers-by.

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

FEMA denies initial call for flood-related declaration

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's initial application for a Presidential Declaration of a major disaster related to this spring's flooding in Michigan has been denied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The governor has 30 days to appeal the denial, ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Repaving, new road storm drains for Cape Cod, beginning Sept. 10

CAPE COD REPAVE 2019

The City of Taylor has contracted with Al’s Asphalt Paving to resurface Cape Cod from Brest to Goddard and replace the road storm drains. Work is scheduled to start September 10.  

The existing asphalt surface will be milled and pulveriz...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Jill Jack with special guest Carly Collura to highlight 'Harvest Hootenanny' theme Sept. 6

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In the finale of this summer’s “Party in the Park,” residents will see plenty of special treats: Detroit legend Jill Jack with special guest Carly Collura, a Taylor native, in concert, and a “Harvest Hootenanny them...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

City to resurface Koths from Telegraph to Pardee, starting Sept. 3

KOTHS REPAVE 2019

The City of Taylor has contracted with Al’s Asphalt Paving to resurface Koths from Telegraph to Pardee and work is scheduled to start September 3.  

The existing asphalt surface will be milled and pulverized; a granular base will be cons...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Longtime resident honored with plaque, proclamation

DAVID WALKER SR

When David Walker Sr. passed away last year at age 98, the City of Taylor lost a familiar face and a good friend.

Mr. Walker was a regular at City Council meetings, and always sat in the same chair. City Council honored Mr. Walker’s memory by ded...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

JLWS-bound 'Team Taylor' honored by the City

TEAM TAYLOR

The Taylor Combined All-Stars captured the Michigan District 5 championship at the end of July and will serve as the host team in the Junior League Baseball World Series, which begins with opening ceremonies on Saturday, August 10, at Heritage Park. The t...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Services planned for late WCCCD Trustee Charles Paddock

CHARLES PADDOCK

Charles W. “Chuck” Paddock, Taylor’s longtime representative on the Board of Trustees of Wayne County Community College District, passed away on July 31.

Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. August 24 at Michigan Memorial Par...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Council appoints Michelle Tocco to fill treasurer's vacancy

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Michelle Tocco has been appointed by City Council to fill the treasurer’s vacancy.

Tocco will fill the vacancy created when Ed Bourassa, the former treasurer, resigned from office earlier this year as part of a legal settlement with the City. Bou...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Good to Great Neighborhood Program enters next area

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The neighborhoods between Goddard, Pardee, Brest and Telegraph Road have been selected as Area #7 for the City of Taylor’s ongoing “Good to Great (G2G) Neighborhood Improvement Program.”  Work will begin in that area...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Summer taxes increase, while winter taxes decline, as total rate does not change

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The City of Taylor's summer 2019 tax bills are going out this week. 

Residents should note that while the total annual City tax rate HAS NOT changed, they will see an additional 1.2179 mills on the summer bill. 

Meanwhile, City winter tax ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

New PASER study shows condition of Taylor roadways

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The City of Taylor recently announced its 2019 Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating study, otherwise known as PASER. This study, which is done every two years, helps project future road repairs in the community as part of a 10-year comprehensive plan.

Fr...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

I-94 construction ties up traffic near airport

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It’s construction season, and the newest Michigan Department of Transportation $64 million package of public road projects includes areas of I-94 around Detroit Metropolitan Airport that should impact Taylor residents. Suggestion: Know alternati...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Starting July 1, library will drop late fees

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Starting July 1, all of Taylor Community Library's materials will no longer accrue late fees, and all previous fines from late materials from Taylor will be removed from your account.

Fines have been a part of libraries for a large part of history, but the...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

The best type of 'hot' summer festival: Great times, no arrests

BJS REPRESENT SUMMER FESTIVAL

Despite four days of heavy activity and summer heat involving tens of thousands of people at Heritage Park, Taylor Police reported no arrests and just two minor domestic issues during the 2019 Taylor Summer Festival (June 27-30).

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Fireworks: Be Safe and Not Sorry

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Lighting off fireworks more than 48 hours before or after a national holiday is a ticketed offense in the City of Taylor. State of Michigan law enables fireworks after 11 a.m., and not after 11:45 p.m. during properly designated time periods.

Temper your f...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Farmer's Market opens with new focus, and hopes to expand

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The Taylor Farmer’s Market, presented by Beaumont, is open for business on Fridays in Heritage Park’s Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion. This year’s new hours are noon-6 p.m. each Friday.

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Grand summer ‘Soiree’ will honor life-long achievement in dance

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The Taylor Conservatory Foundation will host the “Soiree in the Garden of Joy” on Tuesday, June 25, to establish an endowment fund for a new garden project celebrating Taylor resident Joy Squire and her lifelong commitment to bringing ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Spring time reminders as the weather gets warmer outside

RAT PREVENTION TAYLOR VERSION

Spring time reminders from the City of Taylor.

RATS: If you find yourself with a rat or rodent problem, it is usually because of two specific issues: A food source and available cover. Outdoor rodents seek those two things. Eliminate those factors, and you...

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Posted on: May 5, 2019

Newly approved City budget continues trend upward

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The 2019-20 City Budget was unanimously approved by City Council during a special meeting Tuesday, April 30, and includes no increase to the current millage rate and a unassigned fund balance of $11.3M, the largest yet in the era of Mayor Rick Sollars&...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

'Grow with Google' to visit Taylor Community Library June 10

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Google is coming to the Taylor Community Library!

Google announced that it is coming to three cities and towns across Michigan this June as part of the tech company’s Grow with Google initiative to help create economic opportunity in communities ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Get ready for Friday fun, as farmer's market and free new concert series starts June 7

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If you're looking for a great way to start the weekend, look no more. 

The 2019 version of the Taylor Farmer’s Market, presented by Beaumont, kicks off this Friday, June 7, and will be followed by the City's free new "Party in the P...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Register now for Happy Soles 5K to benefit Fish & Loaves

HAPPY SOLES RUN

Registration is under way for the 10th annual Happy Soles 5K Run and Walk, scheduled for 8 a.m. Sunday, June 9, at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

The 5K is a key supporting event for the Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry, a faith-based, nonprofit,...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Good to Great Neighborhood Program moves forward in Area No. 6

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Despite all of the bad weather, the City's Good to Great Neighborhood Program continues to move forward in Area No. 6, located between Beverly, Van Born, Beech Daly and Inkster. The program, now in its second year, focuses on specific issues like trimming...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Armed Forces Day to celebrate 10th anniversary of Taylor Veterans Museum and honor John Dingell

The 2019 Armed Forces Day Celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18,  presented by the Taylor Veterans Museum. It will honor everyone who has served in the military with a special focus on the 10th anniversary of the museum and the late ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

UPDATE ON FLOODING AFTERMATH: Data still being gathered and special debris pickup scheduled

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In the aftermath of last week's horrible flooding in the area, damage assessment forms are still being collected by the City of Taylor, and a special flooding debris curbside pickup is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, across the comm...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT for victims of this week's flooding

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Victims of this week's flooding in the City of Taylor should file a damage assessment form with the Customer Service Center in City Hall (23555 Goddard Road).

This week's flooding in the region has resulted in a state of emergency declared by both Wayne Co...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

UPDATE: Friday's free concert canceled; instead series will start June 7

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The "Party in the Park" free concert series was originally scheduled to kick off Friday, May 3. However, Friday's concert has been canceled. The series will instead open on Friday, June 7.

Get ready for Taylor's Rockin' Big Summer!...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Mayor Sollars joins corporate leaders for BJ's Wholesale Club groundbreaking

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Mayor Rick Sollars of the City of Taylor joined leaders BJ’s Wholesale Club during a ceremonial groundbreaking yesterday (Thursday, April 25) at the Trader’s Pointe development at Eureka Road and I-75. The site has been staked out for ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Brighten up your night by registering for the Glow Run at the Taylor Summer Festival

GLOW RUN

A brand-new feature of the 2019 Taylor Summer Festival (June 27-30) is the Community Choice Credit Union “Glow Run, scheduled for Friday, June 28. The exciting 5K Glow Run is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. 

All participants will receive...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Tickets on sale for big concerts during June's Taylor Summer Festival

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Some of music's best acts will perform at this year's Taylor Summer Festival (June 27-30) in Heritage Park’s Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion. Tickets are going fast for Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas with special guest Tony Lewis of The Outf...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Lakes of Taylor offers range memberships and unlimited twilight golf packages

The Lakes of Taylor invites you to take advantage of one of the best golf practice facilities in Southeast Michigan by purchasing a 2019 Taylor Golf Range Membership!

In addition, check out our new Unlimited Twilight Golf Pass! (*limited number available*)...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Massive improvements coming to Northwest Park as Good2Great Program begins second season

Look for massive changes at Northwest Park as the City of Taylor rolls out this spring’s Good to Great Neighborhood Program. Good2Great will focus on the northwest part of the City, the neighborhoods between Van Born, Beverly, Beech Daly and Ink...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

All's well that ends well for newest Petting Farm favorite 'Lucky'

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The Heritage Park Petting Farm has a new member of its family, a lamb named “Lucky,” which seems apropos given its recent history.

Petting Farm Manager Melanie Shihadeh reported earlier this week that the lamb, estimated to be about two...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

UPDATED: April is a busy month in Taylor

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NOTE: Both Bunny Luncheons at the Petting Farm and the Easter Brunch at the Lakes of Taylor are SOLD OUT!

April is a busy month in Taylor. 

It starts on Saturday, April 6, with the first cemetery cleanup of the year by the Clerk's Office, which wil...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Departing Jack Myers honored by City Council

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One of the more friendlier faces around Taylor is heading for Florida.

Former City Councilman John "Jack" Myers stopped by City Hall recently to say his finalize good-byes before he and wife Nancy pack up and head for a new home in Florida.

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Notice of Public Hearing: Treasurer’s Office vacancy

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A public hearing regarding the affidavit of failure to perform duties against Edward L. Bourassa, city treasurer, will be held on April 22. The public hearing will take place at the Taylor Municipal Building, City Council Chambers, located at 23555 Goddar...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

iCare Taylor app now operational on smartphones or tablets

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The City of Taylor's "iCare Taylor" app, which is available for free at The App Store online, is operational after some minor adjustments.

Some users who had undergone Apple-related upgrades states that they were experiencing problems with the ap...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Judge to preside over hearing concerning possible treasurer's vacancy

Judge Theodore A. Metry will preside over any future hearings concerning a possible vacancy created in the City treasurer's position, City Council Chairman Tim Woolley said during the March 19 City Council meeting.

Judge Metry presides over the Grosse Poin...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Construction of new Telegraph sidewalks to begin in May

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The Michigan Department of Transportation recently held a pre-construction meeting with Audio Construction in preparation to install sidewalks along Telegraph Road, under Ecorse Road and an adjacent railroad pass. Construction will begin in May.

These impr...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

City salutes the legacy of the late John Dingell

REMEMBER JOHN DINGELL

The City of Taylor recently honored the late John Dingell with a proclamation saluting his legacy during the March 5 City Council meeting. Mr. Dingell passed away on February 7 at the age of 93. He served in Congress from 1955 to 2015, and is the longest-...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Baby cows get their names: Gloria and Gus!

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Couples are famous throughout American history.

History has given us Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (Lucy and Ricky, I Love Lucy). Ross and Rachel (David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston, Friends). Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford (George and Louise, The Jeff...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Judge Geno Salomone among those being honored during Beyond Basics 20th Anniversary

JUDGE SALOMONE BEYOND BASICS

In 1999 the cofounder and CEO of Beyond Basics, Pamela Good, walked into a Detroit school with a mission to make a difference by delivering coats; what she found was that the students needed much more. Thanks to her persistence and support from partners, ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Fairfield Inn and TownPlace Suites to build on old Ramada location near Eureka and I-75

FAIRFIELD INN SUITES

Marriott Hotels are in Taylor’s future – namely new Fairfield Inn and TownPlace Suites on the location of the former Ramada Inn on Eureka Road, east of I-75. The proposal was OK’d by the Planning Commission during a recent me...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

City rolls out annual publication devoted to happenings that you don’t want to miss

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In an effort to keep residents informed of City-related events in the community, the City of Taylor recently published its first “Taylor Events” magazine, which is located in digital form on our website and will be eventually available...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Angela Winton appointed to City Council

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Angela Winton was named the newest member of the City Council on Tuesday, February 5.

Winton replaces Alex Garza, who resigned his post on January 1 after being elected to the Michigan House of Representatives. After being voted into her position by counci...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Residential values increase by over 17 percent this year

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Residential property values in Taylor are on the rise, according to the City Assessor.

The City’s 2019 residential assessed values are increasing by 17.6 percent overall. Some areas of Taylor will increase over 17 percent in value, while others w...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Taylor Police to add body cameras as part of new system

AXON BODY CAMERA CHARGING

The Taylor Police Department will soon be fully equipped with body and in-vehicle cameras, along with Tasers, all in an effort to fulfill the expectations of the public, add transparency to law enforcement, reduce lawsuits, and reinforce proper demeanor f...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Miniature cattle are coming to the Heritage Park Petting Farm

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Miniature cattle – two of them to be exact – are coming to the Heritage Park Petting Farm in the very near future.

Mayor Rick Sollars brought forth the resolution to purchase them and City Council agreed unanimously during its Tuesday, December 4 meeting. ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

UniFirst to buy property along Inkster, build $15M high-tech facility

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UniFirst Corporation and the City of Taylor have taken the initial steps toward creating a new $15M investment in the City, along with keeping hundreds of jobs here.

City Council unanimously approved the sale of nearly 10 acres of land on the east side of ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

US Ecology donates $1,500 to Fire Department

FIRE DONATION

Representatives from US Ecology recently donated $1,500 to the Taylor Fire Department.

The donation was made during the November 20 City Council meeting, as members of the US Ecology staff met with Deputy Chief Stan Pochron. The donation will be used to pu...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Champion Taylor Seahawks honored by Mayor Sollars and City Council

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During its November 20 meeting of the City Council, the City of Taylor honored the Taylor Seahawks JV Football Team for winning the Junior Varsity title of the Downriver Youth Football League. It marked the first time a youth football team from Taylor won...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Mayor welcomes BJ's Wholesale Club to Trader's Pointe

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Mayor Rick Sollars of the City of Taylor is happy to announce the additional of BJ’s Wholesale Club to the new Trader’s Pointe development at Eureka Road and I-75. BJ’s Wholesale made the announcement yesterday (Tuesday, Nove...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Heritage Park Petting Farm cow Gracie passes away at 11 years old

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Gracie, the largest member of the Heritage Park Petting Farm, was humanely euthanized by a visiting veterinarian this morning (Thursday, November 15) after a long battle with illnesses related to age. The Jersey Cow was 11 years old.

Gracie had been losing...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Family-style Italian restaurant to locate on Pardee and Goddard corner

The old White Rhino Bar on the corner of Goddard Road and Pardee is going to be totally remodeled and will reopen under new ownership as “Salute Bar & Trattoria.” Work on the building, which has already started, may be finished as soon as the end of t...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

DUWA assumes ownership, oversight of sewage disposal system

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The Downriver Utility Wastewater Authority (DUWA) is pleased to announce that today (September 27) it has closed on a long-anticipated transaction to assume ownership and oversight of the Downriver Sewage Disposal System serving 13 tributary communities (...

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Posted on: August 19, 2018

Texas faces Chinese Taipei for world championship

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The United States champions from Lufkin, Texas, will challenge the International champions from Chinese Taipei for the world championship of the 38th annual Junior League Baseball World Series at noon today at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

The game fea...

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