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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 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 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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To learn more about iCare Taylor ... Citywide News
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 19, 2019

MDOT hosts public meeting on upcoming I-94 construction

WHAT: The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will host an open house-style public meeting to provide an overview of the upcoming I-94 bridge and road repair project in the cities of Romulus and Taylor. There will be exhibits displaying project l...

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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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Some of Mr. Dingell's final thoughts ... Citywide News
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

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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 20, 2018

Pavilion rentals begin January 2; new programs focus on 'Taylor First'

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The Taylor Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting pavilion rentals for 2019 beginning January 2. All pavilion reservations must be made in person.

New in 2019:

  • The first month is reserved for rental permits by Taylor residents only
  • Half-day ren...
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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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For more about BJ's Wholesale Club ... Citywide News
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: September 12, 2018

Learn to Skate at the TSX

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The Taylor Sportsplex is hosting its popular Learn to Skate USA classes, with two sessions offered in the fall, one in the winter and a spring mini-session available.

Registration is $70 per session per skater, with family plans offered.

Fall Session 1 clas...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Official recount confirms Alex Garza as winner in Democratic primary

An official recount of the absentee votes in the City of Taylor’s August 7 Primary Election for the Democratic Party candidate in the 12th District State Representative’s race confirmed Alex Garza as the winner, with totals very simila...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

City Council OKs contract to continue build-out of new 'Fletcher Discovery Trail'

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City Council on August 8 approved a contract between with Michigan Department of Transportation and the City of Taylor to continue the build-out of what is commonly known as the new Fletcher Discovery Trail, a series of non-motorized pathways that will ev...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

DeSmet is now director of Probation Department at 23rd District Court

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Steve DeSmet has been promoted to director of the Probation Department at the 23rd District Court.

In order to help focus the department, DeSmet collaborated with the staff to introduce the following new mission statement:

“The mission of the 23rd...

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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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Posted on: May 10, 2018

New City budget continues to emphasize key services, unassigned fund balance

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The City of Taylor recently adopted its 2018-19 general budget brought forward by Mayor Rick Sollars and approved by City Council, 7-0, during a vote May 1.

"This budget is the result of a lot of hard work by not only the City Council and the administ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Host team being added to 2018 JLWS

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A host team is being added to the annual Junior League World Series, which has been hosted by Taylor since its inception.

The announcement came earlier this week, as the Little League International Tournament noted two new expansion changes in 2018 that wi...

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