The 2023 version of the City of Taylor’s “Good to Great (G2G) Neighborhood Improvement Program” is starting in the neighborhoods between Wick, Monroe, Kensington and Telegraph. Letters went out to residents in that area recently.
Good to Great focuses on making enhancements such as general beautification, park improvements, signage, tree trimming, utilities, roads, catch basins, neighborhood businesses, LED lighting, blight removal, sewer maintenance and even public safety.
This year’s work between Wick, Monroe, Kensington and Telegraph does not include Meadow Woods Circle and Monroe Meadows, which were already serviced in late 2019. It should also be noted that our crews are running behind schedule in some tree trimming and some road repair areas, but we hope to catch up shortly.
Our goal is neighborhood improvement and compliance with local laws. The City seeks partnership with residents in accomplishing that goal. Do not hesitate to connect with City officials and staff about the needs in your area for improvement. The City welcomes comments and concerns.
As part of this program, the Taylor Police will be holding a meet-and-greet session with residents. This gathering will be held beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 at the dead end of Haig and Elm streets, north of Suburban Villas. This is an opportunity for residents to meet and interact with the police officers. Police like to get a better understanding of the safety concerns in your area. Please stop by and chat with them.
G2G will offer free mulch for your property enhancement. The City of Taylor has free mulch located in the following location:
- Vacant lot west of 22422 Wick Road
- The dead end of Mueller and Pollice streets
- The dead end of Elm and Haig streets (north of Suburban Villas)
We will keep mulch there as long as it is being used, during the program.
G2G offers a tree program for replacements or additions of trees in the easement (between sidewalk and street) of your property. These are easement-friendly trees and are offered at discount prices. Once you have purchased a tree, we will install them in your easement in a bed of soft-edge mulch and provide a slow release watering bag per tree.
City ordinance calls for one easement tree per residence (two on a corner lot). If you are requesting additional trees, the plan would be subject to inspection prior to installation to assure compliance. The City has a variety of selections and prices.
Anyone interested in the tree program (or in the G2G program in general) can contact Sam DiCicco at email@example.com. Please title your email “Good to Great” Program, Area #27.