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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Cable channels feature inauguration ceremony, Winterfest parade and tree lighting

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The City of Taylor Inauguration and the 2021 Winterfest Parade and tree lighting are now being re-cablecast on the community’s municipal access channels on Comcast and Wow.

The inauguration, originally held on Wednesday, November 10, is being sho...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Santa's Magic Forest cancelled this year; hopes to return in the future

MAGIC FOREST

For the second straight year, Santa's Magic Forest will not be part of the holiday season.

Officials confirmed this week that the popular Christmas event, usually housed in the Activities Building in Heritage Park, will remain on hiatus, due to co...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 25, 2021

State budget hands Fire Department $500,000 for new apparatus

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The Michigan House of Representatives passed a budget that includes investments in health care, child care and infrastructure – a part of which provides $500,000 for Taylor Fire Department apparatus. State Rep. Alex Garza (D-Taylor) presented Fi...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Priority Waste LLC takes over City's curbside service duties

PRIORITY WASTE

Beginning immediately, the City of Taylor has a new curbside service provider. Priority Waste started service this week as the curbside waste, recycling and compost service provider.

Priority Waste is a Macomb-based organization with locations in ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 19, 2021

New Wayne County hazardous waste coupons now available

HAZ WASTE FLYER 2021

Wayne County has announced a new pilot voucher program to provide household hazardous waste and recycling services to residents. The City of Taylor has a limited number of these vouchers for direct distribution to residents. All you need to do is stop off...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Agreement paves way for old church's restoration after fire

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The City of Taylor Tuesday night approved an agreement with Belfor USA Group Inc. to perform all needed restoration work at the West Mound Church in Heritage Park, which was gutted by a fire last fall. The agreement, funded through insurance claims, is fo...

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Citywide News
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Governor Whitmer makes appointment to 23rd District Court

JUDGE VICTORIA SHACKELFORD

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Victoria I. Shackelford to the 23rd District Court of the City of Taylor. 

 “I am proud to appoint Victoria to the 23rd District Court of Taylor,” said Governor Wh...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Get ready for 2021 Taylor Winterfest Saturday, November 27

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The 2021 Taylor Winterfest will be held on Saturday, November 27. Included will be a 5K run, parade, tree-lighting ceremonies and fireworks display. The run will begin at 4 p.m. at the Heritage Park Petting Farm. The parade will step off from the Taylor R...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Two major business developments in City move forward

CARGO FORCE

Two new major business developments have moved closer to fruition last week. Cargo Force, an airline cargo and mailing service, and Ashley Capital, which plans to build a large distribution center, each took major steps toward locating in Taylor.

Cargo For...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Unofficial results: Tim Woolley will be new mayor; school bond passes

WOOLLEY

Based on today's unofficial General Election results, Tim Woolley will be the new mayor of the City of Taylor. The current City Council chairman defeated State Rep. Alex Garza and incumbent Mayor Rick Sollars, who was running a write-in campaign....

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Citywide News
Posted on: September 23, 2021

City extends street improvements, adding 10 new locations

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The City of Taylor will continue residential street improvements through the end of October, if not longer, depending on the weather. Currently contractors are scheduled to complete Monroe and Mortenview streets, between Ecorse and Wick roads. But City Co...

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Citywide News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Little League championship parade now on cable channels

TAYLOR NORTH PARADE

A condensed, hour-long version of the parade and celebration of Taylor North’s victory in the 2021 Little League World Series is now playing on the City of Taylor’s Municipal Cable Channels on Comcast and Wow cable.

The rebroadcast is p...

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Citywide News
Posted on: August 25, 2021

'Mr. Taylor' Dave Gorgon featured on show promoting Recreation and Sports Hall of Fame

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Dave Gorgon, widely known as "Mr. Taylor," is featured in a current edition of Taylor News Break now running on the City's government access channel on Wow and Comcast cable, and is also available on The Video Page of this website.

The s...

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Citywide News
Posted on: August 13, 2021

State Senator Erika Geiss (6th District) promotes COVID-19 vaccination efforts

ERIKA GEISS

VIDEO: State Senator Erika Geiss (6th District) wants everyone to know how important it is for everyone to receive a vaccination against COVID-19. She joined Jeff Cook of the Beaumont Teen Health Centers in studio for a short public service announcement, ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Lengthy, four-stage Wayne County project underway on Inkster Road

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Work is currently underway on Inkster Road between Ecorse and Van Born. A Wayne County project, it will include new concrete (including the Inkster-Ecorse intersection); new traffic signals at both Inkster-Ecorse and Inkster-Van Born; drainage, signing, p...

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Citywide News
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Wayne County to repave Ecorse Road, between Pardee and Monroe

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Wayne County soon will be repaving Ecorse Road, between the area just east of Monroe and the area just west of Pardee. Ecorse is a county maintained road, and has been in serious need of improvements. 

This stretch of the road serves Kroger and Ta...

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Citywide News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

'Home of the Griffins' highlights Taylor High football with Coach Michael Pitts

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The latest guest on the Taylor Municipal Cable Channel is Taylor High School varsity football Head Coach Michael Pitts. Pitts and his Griffins open the season today (Friday, August 27) against Woodhaven High School at home.

Pitts joins host Karl Ziomek on ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Survey to aid in updating Recreation Master Plan

2021 Recreation Survey

The Taylor Parks & Recreation Department is currently surveying residents in an effort to update the City’s Recreation Master Plan for 2022-27. Only residents can participate.

The eight-plan online survey focuses on a wide range of issues, fr...

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Citywide News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Taylor North Little League featured on special 'Taylor News Break' on Comcast, Wow

TNLL STATE CHAMPS

Taylor North’s Little League state champions are being featured in a special edition of the “Taylor News Break” on the municipal cable channels airing on Comcast and Wow.

The special show will be aired at the following times:

  • 5...
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Citywide News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Good to Great Program working in two new areas

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The City of Taylor’s Good to Great Neighborhood Program has moved into two new areas of the City.

G2G is now working in Areas #22 and #25. Area #22 includes the neighborhoods between Telegraph, Ecorse, Monroe and Wick. Area #25 includes the area ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Michigan Supreme Court denies appeal in water and sewer rates case

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The Michigan Supreme Court has denied an appeal in a plaintiff’s years’ old lawsuit against the City of Taylor, which alleged the City’s water and sewer rates were unreasonable and constituted disguised taxes in violation of Michigan’s Headlee Amendment, ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Police, Fire receive Autism 911 Ready Bags from Mimi's Mission

911READY KITS

On July 1 Taylor Police and Fire were on hand to receive a donation of “Autism 911 Ready Bags” from Lisa Vilella of Mimi’s Mission. Vilella is the president of the organization.

Mimi’s Mission is a local non...

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Citywide News
Posted on: May 27, 2021

School bond proposal video available online and on cable channels

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The Taylor School District recently released a video presentation on information centering on a possible bond proposal. The video was created by Superintendent Griff Mills and his staff, a 22-member TSD Bond Steering Committee and TMP Architecture, consul...

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Citywide News
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Touching story leads to donation to animal shelter

POKEMON BOY

The Taylor Animal Shelter was the recipient of a $1,000 donation from an unlikely source – 8-year-old Bryson Kliemann, who recently raised thousands of dollars when his story about selling Pokemon cards to save his sick dog went viral.

Bryson and...

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Citywide News
Posted on: May 4, 2021

JLWS canceled for second straight season

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For the second year in a row, the effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic have caused the cancellation of the Junior League Baseball World Series in Taylor.

Little League International President Stephen Keener announced Monday (May 3) that play in Little L...

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Citywide News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Court dismisses former police officer's lawsuit

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United States District Court Judge Mark A. Goldsmith from the Eastern District of Michigan has dismissed a former police officer’s First Amendment lawsuit against the City of Taylor and its mayor. In an opinion issued on June 17, the court grant...

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Citywide News
Posted on: March 25, 2021

DTE to relocate 1,200 natural gas meters outside of Taylor homes this year

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This year, DTE Energy crews will be scheduling appointments with homeowners in Taylor to relocate natural gas meters to the outside of their homes. DTE plans on relocating about 1,200 of these meters this year.

DTE representatives will soon be in Taylor ne...

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Citywide News
Posted on: April 26, 2021

City Council approves 2021-22 budget

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The City recently approved its Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget, simultaneously including an Omnibus Amended Budget for the 2020-21 year, as has become practice. The general budget is prepared by the administration and its department heads, along with the Budge...

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Citywide News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Lyon, Gibbs named to key DPS posts

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Mayor Rick Sollars has announced two key appointments in the Department of Public Services. 

Craig Lyon was recently named director of the Department of Public Services, replacing Keith Boc, who retired. For Lyon, this will mark his second term of...

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Citywide News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

City begins phase two of Small Business Relaunch Program grants

FINANCIAL GRANTS

After funding 30 Taylor businesses during the first round of the “Taylor Together” Small Business Relaunch Program, the Community Development Department has announced $75,000 in additional funding to be allocated in phase two of the ca...

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Citywide News
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Taylor Animal Shelter one of only two facilities to win full statewide award

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The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced the recipients of the 2021 Animal Welfare Fund grants, and the Taylor Animal Shelter was one of just two winners to earn a full $10,000 award. 

This year, MDARD will di...

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Citywide News
Posted on: February 22, 2021

County policy now includes extended payment period through 2023

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To address the increasing financial distress experienced by many Wayne County taxpayers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayne County Treasurer's Office Financial Hardship Policy now includes certain Occupied Commercial and Residential Rental Pr...

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Citywide News
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Discounted Pavilion Rental Program offered for 501c3 organizations

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The City is offering the opportunity for discounted pavilion rentals for 501c3 non-profit organizations as a way to give back to our community and support the work of organizations helping others.

The discounted pavilion rental is for the Sheridan Center o...

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Citywide News
Posted on: December 3, 2020

'TSX Baseball' to be added at Taylor Sportsplex

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Mayor Rick Sollars today (December 3) announced “TSX Baseball,” an exciting expansion of offerings at the Taylor Sportsplex in 2021. The new program will be housed in the main open-field soccer arena.

The program will include three batting cages and the av...

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Citywide News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

American Legion offers free shuttle to John Dingell VA Medical Center

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The American Legion is offering a free shuttle service for Downriver veterans to and from the John Dingell VA Medical Center every Wednesday.

The shuttle will pick up vets at the American Legion Veteran’s Service Office, 15100 Northline Road, Roo...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Multi-line telephone systems must comply with new laws

ENHANCED 911

A new law takes effect in February 2020, requiring multi-line telephone systems (MLTS), like those found in hotels and offices, to dial 9-1-1 from anywhere on location, link properly with emergency dispatch centers and provide accurate information to firs...

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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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