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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Good to Great Neighborhood Program moves into three new areas

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Taylor’s Good to Great Neighborhood Program will be moving into three new areas on Monday, July 13.

The new areas are:

  • Area #16 includes the Taylor Parks Elementary School neighborhood between Pelham, Ecorse, Monroe and the railroad tracks cutting through to the north
  • Area #17 includes the Taylor North Central Little League fields neighborhood between Pardee, Beverly, Telegraph and Ecorse
  • Area #18 includes the Ames Highway neighborhood between Troy, Beverly, Telegraph and Ecorse.

Residents in these locations will be receiving G2G information by mail this week.

Good to Great focuses on making enhancements such as beautification to parks, signage, trees, utilities, roads, catch basins, neighborhood businesses, LED lighting, and includes blight removal, sewer maintenance and even public safety. 

Please note that as City employees and contractors are working in your area, all are doing so under the safety measures handed down during this global health crisis. The City is monitoring the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization and state and local health authorities for best practices during this period. While our workers are more than happy to interact with residents as we work in their neighborhoods, we ask that your follow strict social distancing standards, and encourage the use of facemasks during such interactions.

As part of this program, the Taylor Police will be holding a meet-and-greet session with residents in each new area. Stop by and have a conversation with law enforcement officers in a relaxed setting:

  • Area #16 at 4:30 p.m. July 21 at Jaycee Park (behind Taylor Parks Elementary School)
  • Area #17 at 5 p.m. August 4 at the TNC Fields, 6750 Pardee
  • Area #18 at 5 p.m. August 18 at Atlas Park, 24504 Ecorse.

G2G offers free mulch for your own property enhancement. The City of Taylor will have mulch located certain locations within the designated areas throughout the program. Please refer to your mailer for specific information.

As part of the G2G program, the City also offers a new tree program for replacements or additions of trees in the easement (between sidewalk and street) of your property.  These are easement-friendly trees, offered at a discount price of $200.  Once you have purchased a tree from the following list, the City will install them for free in your easement in a bed of soft-edge mulch and provide a slow release watering bag per tree.

The following are the trees that are being offered: Kwanzan Cherry, Pink Flowering Dogwood, and Purple Flowering / Green Leaf Red Bud. For more information, see the G2G mailer.

City ordinance calls for one easement tree per residence (two if on a corner lot).  If you are requesting additional trees, the plan would be subject to inspection prior to installation to assure compliance.

The G2G program invites feedback, which can be directed to Good to Great Program Coordinator Sam DiCicco at sdicicco@ci.taylor.mi.us.  Please title your email “Good to Great” Program, and designate your area.


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