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Posted on: May 26, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County Report for May 26, 2020

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After an observational study was published in the medical journal The Lancet on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) has temporarily halted studying hydroxychloroquine as a potential COVID-19 treatment in its Solidarity Trial due to findings that s...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Tall grass enforcement to increase on June 1

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The city will begin enforcing violations of its tall grass ordinance beginning June 1. Overgrown grass is not only an eyesore, but can provide a home for outdoor rodents like rats, which can cause health problems on not only the property in question, but ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

2020 Taylor Festival rescheduled to Labor Day Weekend

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The City of Taylor and promoter 360 Event Productions are doing everything possible to save this year’s community festival, which has been postponed from late June to Labor Day Weekend due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rock legend Dennis DeYoung and ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Happy Soles 5K Run and Walk holding a virtual event

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Registration is under way for the 11th annual Happy Soles 5K Run and Walk, which is a virtual event this year in the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Annual citywide garage sale rescheduled for June 18-28

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The 2020 Citywide Rummage Sale has been tentatively rescheduled for Thursday, June 18, through Sunday, June 28. This will enable participants to have two full weekends of garage sales, should weather be a problem during one of the weekends.

No permit is re...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

2020 Armed Forces Day special video presentation

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Saturday, May 16, is the celebration of the 2020 Armed Forces Day across the country. This is a special time to honor those serving in our military around the world.

Usually, the City of Taylor and the Taylor Veterans Museum present the local celebration a...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Taylor Golf now allowing for motorized cart usage

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Taylor Golf is now allowing for the use of motorized carts on both its courses. Right now we are allowing single riders in the carts, unless the players are from the same household.

Golfers were able to use carts at both the Lakes of Taylor and Taylor Mead...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Two new COVID-19 testing sites opening, including one in Taylor

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Walmart will continue its commitment to providing testing to Wayne County with two new COVID-19 testing locations, including one in Taylor.

On Friday, May 15, a testing site will open at the Taylor Walmart location at 7555 Telegraph Road. See detailed info...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Lawn care and property maintenance: It's easier when everyone does their part

Warmer days are welcome in Michigan, but they also carry responsibility for property owners. City Ordinances requires grass and weeds do not exceed eight inches tall on any property, including grass and weeds along fences and walls.

Due to the COVID-19 pan...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Good to Great Neighborhood Program kicks off third year May 11

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The third year of the Good to Great Neighborhood Program will kick off on Monday, May 11, in the area between Beech Daly, Ecorse and the I-94 freeway. These neighborhood is the first of seven different portions of the City scheduled for G2G work in 2020.&...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County's Daily Report for May 19, 2020

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Researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working to develop a face mask that glows when it comes in contact with the novel coronavirus. MIT bioengineer, Jim Collins, says that the project is still in the &ldq...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County Daily Report for May 15, 2020

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order that temporarily extends protections for tenants and mobile home owners from being evicted from their home during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. That and more in today’s Wayne County Daily Repor...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County Daily Report for May 14, 2020

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An article from Johns Hopkins University of Medicine states: “To reach herd immunity for COVID-19, likely 70 percent or more of the population would need to be immune. Without a vaccine, over 200 million Americans would have to get infected befo...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County's Daily Report for May 13, 2020

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Health officials continue to warn governments and citizens to maintain caution when reopening economies. This and more in the Wayne County Daily Report.

  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), stated tha...
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Posted on: May 12, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County Daily Report for May 12, 2020

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As South Korea eased some social distancing restrictions and prepared to fully reopen schools and businesses, fears of a second wave emerged after the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 69 new cases in 48 hours — the equiv...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

National Day of Prayer video

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The annual National Day of Prayer celebration, usually held in public at City Hall each May, is being presented in a video presentation. This year’s celebration was changed due to Michigan’s state of emergency restrictions thanks to th...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

40th Junior League World Series canceled due to global pandemic

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The 2020 Junior League Baseball World Series has been canceled due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

The World Series for the best teams of 13- and 14-year-old players from around the globe had been scheduled for its 40th consecutive year in August 2020 ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Here is an update on the upcoming events schedule in the City

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The following is an update on events that were previously scheduled for this time period. Because of the current COVID-19 state of emergency in Michigan, many have been canceled, postponed or altered.

Animal Shelter Adoption Days have been postponed indefi...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County Report for May 11, 2020

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Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiology professor at Harvard’s School of Public Health and director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, expressed concerns of businesses reopening too soon amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. That and more in the Wa...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County Daily Report for May 7, 2020

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Concerns across the globe of a second wave of COVID-19 are emerging while there are eases in stay-home restrictions. In India, which partly eased its virus lockdown this week, health authorities scrambled to contain an outbreak at a massive market. Expert...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County Daily Report for May 6, 2020

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The pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced that it has started testing humans in the U.S. with a potential vaccine for the coronavirus — a serum that could be mass produced at Pfizer’s Kalamazoo site depending on its success. That...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Lawn cutting is considered essential under the Governor's orders

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The City of Taylor has received many calls concerning lawn maintenance.

Under the Governors executive order, lawn cutting is necessary for the health and safety of each household. Neglecting grass cutting can result in serious health concerns such as incre...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

City approves 2020-21 budget

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The City of Taylor budget for fiscal 2020-21 was approved by a unanimous 7-0 vote of City Council on Tuesday, April 21. Mayor Rick Sollars’ new budget will add nearly $150,000 to the general fund balance (or rainy day fund), which is estimated a...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Looking for a great carryout deal? Try the Lake House Bar & Grille

The City of Taylor’s Lake House Bar & Grille continues to offer some of the best carryout deals in the Downriver region. The Lake House is located inside the Lakes of Taylor Golf Course, 25505 Northline Road, between Telegraph and Beech Daly...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Taylor Golf opens tomorrow (April 28) on both courses (no carts)

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Taylor Golf is opening for business tomorrow (Tuesday, April 28). Both the Lakes of Taylor and Taylor Meadows will be ready for play. But only the front nine will be available at the Lakes of Taylor, because of ongoing construction on the back nine.

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County Daily Report for May 5, 2020

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Beaumont researchers are hopeful that a combination treatment of two common drugs — naltrexone and ketamine will lessen the severity of COVID-19 symptoms by reducing the early and later side effects of the virus. Beaumont announced that the FDA ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County's Daily Report for May 4, 2020

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CDC Director Robert Redfield has warned that a second wave of COVID-19 could coincide with the flue season, and could overwhelm and under-supply the nation’s health-care system even further than the current outbreak. On a positive note, the FDA ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Governor to work with Midwest peers on reopening; federal, GOP state plans also announced

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced yesterday that governors representing seven Midwestern states will work together in an effort to reopen the economy on a regional basis, battling against the current COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, President Trump also ro...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

COVID-19-UPDATE: Wayne County Daily Report for April 30, 2020

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, announced that a federal trial sponsored by NIAID, found that Remdesivir, an experimental antiviral drug might help people recover from COVID-19 much faster compared...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County's Daily Report for April 29, 2020

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Oxford University has begun human trials with 1,110 participants on a promising vaccine that can trigger the immune system to fight off and provide protection against COVID-19. Half of the participants will receive the vaccine, and the other half will rec...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County Daily Report for April 28, 2020

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The Wayne County Public Health Division will provide compliance monitoring of nursing homes in response to the increase of COVID-19 cases and deaths. Roughly 20 percent of COVID-19 cases are from nursing home patients and staff.  That and more in...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County Daily Report for April 27, 2020

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Michigan’s Coronavirus website has launched Robin, a virtual assistant to help answer questions about COVID-19. That and more in the Wayne County Daily Report.

Click here for downloadable version

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County Daily Report for April 24, 2020

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While there are many vaccines in development, Sinovac Bitech, a biopharmaceutical company in China, has reported to have developed a vaccine that protects monkeys from COVID-19. Meng Weining, Sinovac’s Senior Director states, “The resu...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

UPDATED: GFL curbside compost pickup restarts on Tuesday, April 14

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After temporarily suspending all curbside compost services last week, GFL has reversed course and will restart the service with its Tuesday, April 14 routes. GFL will therefore continue to provide all curbside trash, recycling, compost and bulk services i...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Beaumont Health launches nation’s largest serological testing study for COVID-19 antibodies

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Beaumont Health’s Research Institute is launching America’s largest serological testing study to help answer many questions surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and potentially help treat patients battling the virus.

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

COVID-19 drive-through testing site to open in Southgate

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Beginning Thursday, April 16, a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will open in the parking lot of the Sam’s Club, located at 15700 Northline Road, in Southgate.

The site is supported by Walmart, Quest Diagnostics and local authorities, and testing...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Beech Daly resurfacing scheduled to restart week of April 13

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Pro-Line Asphalt is scheduled to resume work on Beech Daly from Brest Road to Wick Road starting the week of April 13. Construction activities this year will consist of completing work on drainage structures in the southbound lanes. Shifting traffic to th...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Taylor Police help children celebrate Easter, despite the pandemic

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Taylor Police handed out Easter bags, including some great candy courtesy of Macy’s, over the holiday weekend. Several cities in the region celebrated some form of socially distanced Easter-related activities, despite the “Stay Home, S...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Hilton Home 2 Suites extends discount rates during COVID-19 pandemic

HOME 2 SUTIES

Home 2 Suite by Hilton, located at 14300 Pardee Road (across from Target), has extended its discount rates through the end of May.

The new facility offers special rates to hospital staffers and guests, as well as municipal first responders, who may need a ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Walmart limiting number of customers inside stores

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Walmart is limiting the number of customers who can be in its stores at one time. Stores will now allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time, roughly 20 percent of a store’s capacity. Once a store reaches its ca...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

COVID-19: If you want to donate, do so directly to Beaumont Health

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The City of Taylor is encouraging local businesses, organizations and individuals to donate any personal protective equipment, or funding for such things, directly to Beaumont Health. This announcement comes after Mayor Rick Sollars’ office has ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

City of Taylor Meeting Notice and Electronic Meeting Participation Instructions

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City of Taylor Meeting Notice and Electronic Meeting Participation Instructions

The Taylor City Council has scheduled the following meeting: 

Regular meeting of City Council on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Fish & Loaves seeks donations

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Downriver Fish & Loaves Food Pantry volunteers are answering each call to secure a basic necessity food. They are doing this for neighbors in need. Fish & Loaves has moved forward to successfully provide drive-up-only services to distribute food t...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Malaria drugs now approved for hospitalized patients

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After small studies proved successful, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of two long-used malaria drugs, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, for hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The Strategic National St...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 1,012 additional cases, 52 more deaths

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Michigan has 6,498 total coronavirus cases, the Department of Health and Human Services reported today, with 52 more deaths, bringing the statewide total to 184. This was reported just after 3 p.m. Monday, March 30, by the Gongwer News Service.

The state r...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Taylor first-responders scheduled to receive 1,500 protective face shields

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Thanks to the quick work of a Ford Motor Co. task force, first-responders in the City are scheduled to receive 1,500 protective face shields on Tuesday, March 31.

Taylor is just one of many cities receiving the protective gear as part of the battle against...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan Small Business Relief Grant available this week

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Wayne County has partnered with the Detroit Economic Development Corporation (DEGC) to provide the Michigan Small Business Relief Grant during the COVID-19 crisis. Applications for this loan will be available on the DEGC web site no later than Wednesday, ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Taylor steps up to help those in need

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Good communities are made up of residents who step up when times are tough. And there’s been a lot of stepping up recently in Taylor.

Restaurants like Bierkeller Tavern, Malek Al Kabob and Red Robin (Southgate) have all volunteered their services...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: DTE suspends non-critical work and possible shutoffs

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DTE Energy has announced, effective immediately, it is safely winding down and voluntarily suspending for the time being all non-critical infrastructure and maintenance work as an additional measure to prioritize the health of its employees, customers and...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: City services adjusted due to governor's shutdown

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All buildings, with the exception of the Police Department lobby and some district court functions, are closed to walk-in visitors until further notice, per Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s March 23, 2020 executive order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. &am...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Governor Whitmer Signs ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ Executive Order

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Today (March 23, 2020), Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or prote...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

City continues work on water mains in northwest Taylor

Water and Sewer Logo that reads, "Water at your service."

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post has been revised again. The State of Michigan has cleared  this work as "essential services" and it will continue as originally scheduled. Sorry for any confusion.

The City of Taylor will continue worki...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Taylor Schools revise free food distribution program

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The highly successful Taylor School District free breakfast and lunch distribution will continue at 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, March 23. It will continue next week at the same locations and times on Thursday, March 26.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Taylor Police welcomes new "Online Citizens Police Reporting System"

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Taylor Police announced today a system that allows people to submit a report online about an incident that has occurred. 

This online system IS NOT for emergencies – always call 9-1-1.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Beaumont continues outreach in many forms

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Beaumont Health continues its outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is an overview of how it is responding to this ever-changing situation:

Daily COVID-19 test and admission statistics: In an effort to share COVID-19 testing and admissions informatio...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

SPECIAL BULLETIN: Police and fire chiefs discuss COVID-19 pandemic

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Police Chief John Blair and Fire Chief Stephen Portis discuss the current COVID-19 pandemic in a short video.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Take simple steps to maintain plumbing systems

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The City of Taylor and SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, encourages you to share an important message about toilet paper (yes, toilet paper).

With schools shut down and businesses closed or offering limited services to prevent the spre...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: District court clarifies procedures

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In the wake of the Declaration of Emergency by Governor Whitmer and the President of the United States regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, until further notice, the 23rd District Court will operate as follows:

  1. All Jury trials are canceled. Court wi...
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Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Southland Mall reduces hours

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Beginning this week Southland Center will operate between noon and 7 p.m. every day except for Sunday, when the hours will be noon to 6 p.m. This is due to the COVID-19 crisis. Please check the hours on the mall website for the most up-to-date information...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Taylor Meijer seeking temporary employees

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The Taylor Meijer is immediately seeking temporary employees during the COVID-19 crisis, which has put a lot of pressure on the retail stores across America. The store is seeking 20 to 30 employees for a limited period of time, mainly to stock shelves (bu...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Building Department rental inspections to be delayed

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The Building Department will not be inspecting rentals for at least two weeks due the COVID-19 crisis, but all other inspections will be completed. The Customer Service Center will not be accepting non-emergency appointments that require going into reside...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Comcast offers expanded Internet to low-income households during pandemic

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From Comcast:

As our country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency, we recognize that our company plays an important role in helping our customers stay connected – to their families, their workplaces, their schools, and the latest informatio...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Unofficial results show Taylor voted for Biden, Trump and DIA millage

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Unofficial March 10 (2020) vote totals for the Michigan Presidential Primary showed Democrat and former Vice President Joseph Biden, Republican President Donald Trump and the millage question for the Wayne County Art Institute Authority as the big winners...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

DENNIS DEYOUNG AND THE MUSIC OF STYX, along with DYLAN SCOTT, to highlight summer fest concerts

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The 2020 edition of the Taylor Summer Festival (June 25-28) will be a little bit country, and a little bit rock and roll, thanks to the additions of rock legend DENNIS DEYOUNG AND THE MUSIC OF STYX and up-and-coming country music star DYLAN SCOTT as the f...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Assessor revising notices for 43 acreage parcels scattered across City

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The City of Taylor’s Assessor’s Office is mailing revised notices to the owners of 43 acreage parcels scattered across the community, due to errors on their original assessments, according to Assessor Jessica Gracer.

Taylor assesses 28,...

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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 27, 2020

City to amend business license ordinance

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The City of Taylor is in the process of amending its business license ordinance, increasing the penalty for infractions while further emphasizing the step-by-step process businesses must go through to legally operate in the community.

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Multi-line telephone systems must comply with new laws

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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: February 25, 2020

DUWA transfer to be honored at statewide level in May

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The successful transfer of the Downriver Sewage Disposal System from Wayne County to 13 regional communities under the leadership of Mayor Rick Sollars continues to rack up the awards.

Downriver Utility Wastewater Authority (DUWA) is scheduled to be honore...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

DNR confirms that it saw no sign of eagles near Inkster Road construction

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Representatives of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources confirmed earlier this week with the City of Taylor that no there are no signs of  bald eagles or related nests on a parcel of land along Inkster Road. That came despite various erro...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Sign up today and get on the permanent absentee ballot application list

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Want the convenience of voting by mail on a regular basis? Sign up today to get on the permanent absentee ballot application list. Once you are on this list, the Clerk’s Office will send you an absentee ballot application automatically, every el...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Good to Great Neighborhood Program 2020 target areas announced

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Taylor’s popular Good to Great Neighborhood Program will restart this spring and will focus on finishing much of the north end of the community before targeting the southwest corner. The  program brings together all departments simultan...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

DTE plans tree trimming program in the community

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Overgrown trees are the leading cause of power outages, and can cause serious public safety hazards, according to DTE, which is planning extensive tree-trimming operations throughout northern and central Taylor in 2020.

DTE is committed to working with res...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Wayne County announces two intersection projects in Taylor

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Wayne County recently announced 13 projects during its December CMAQ (Congestion, Mitigation and Air Quality), Safety and TAP (Transportation Alternative Program) awards period, and two of those projects will take place in Taylor.

The county will improve s...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Plante Moran audit notes several highlights

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The recently completed audit of the City of Taylor’s finances by Plante Moran reaffirmed many highlights, including the fact that the City invested over $21M in infrastructure, machinery and equipment during fiscal 2018-19, which ended June 30.

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

American Public Works Association honors DUWA for successful transfer of system

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The Downriver Utility Wastewater Authority (DUWA) was honored with the Downriver Chapter of the American Public Works Association “Government Cooperation Award” today at the Lakes of Taylor Banquet Facility. Mayor Rick Sollars is the c...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Walmart awards Taylor Goodfellows $5,000

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Count the good people at Walmart as Taylor Goodfellows after awarding the campaign at $5,000 check today.

The Goodfellows are right in the middle of their annual holiday campaign, and Taylor Goodfellows President Sara El-Rifaai was very happy with the dona...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Taylor Dance to hold 'The Nutcracker' December 6 and 7 in Dearborn

NUT CRACKER 2019

Taylor Dance’s renowned Ballet Americana, accompanied by the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra, presents The Nutcracker December 6-7 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn.

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Taylor Police Auxiliary busy leading up to March recruiting season

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The Taylor Auxiliary Police are very busy, heading directly into the organization's recruiting season in March 2020.

Starting March 1, the auxiliary will be holding classes two days per weekly for 12 weeks, where recruits will be training in firearms, firs...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

City working with MDOT to find a way to reopen Beech Daly Road

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Due to the extraordinary heavy snowfall on November 11 and subsequent record low temperatures, the City of Taylor, the Michigan Department of Transportation and its contractors are seeking ways to reopen Beech Daly Road, so both north and southbound lanes...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Businesses, residents affected by flood damage can apply for low-interest loans

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Michigan businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and flooding from April 30 through May 1, 2019, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Acting Administrator Christopher Pilkerton announced.

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Alleged shooter in Dean Street shooting arraigned after turning himself in

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Walter Clyde Hollandsworth, who was sought in a shooting on Dean Street and had eluded Taylor Police and assisting agencies for weeks, turned himself in last night without incident.

Police were seeking the 21-year-old resident in relation to a non-fatal sh...

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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: 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.

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County's Daily Report for April 30, 2020

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, announced that a federal trial sponsored by NIAID, found that Remdesivir, an experimental antiviral drug might help people recover from COVID-19 much faster compared...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Beaumont Health launches nation’s largest serological testing study for COVID-19 antibodies

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Beaumont Health’s Research Institute is launching America’s largest serological testing study to help answer many questions surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and potentially help treat patients battling the virus.

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County's Daily Report for April 21, 2020

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According to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s address yesterday, in the last 10 days, COVID-19 related hospitalizations have decreased by 15 percent. That and more in the Wayne County Daily Report.

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Walmart limiting number of customers inside stores

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Walmart is limiting the number of customers who can be in its stores at one time. Stores will now allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time, roughly 20 percent of a store’s capacity. Once a store reaches its ca...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County Daily Report for April 24, 2020

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While there are many vaccines in development, Sinovac Bitech, a biopharmaceutical company in China, has reported to have developed a vaccine that protects monkeys from COVID-19. Meng Weining, Sinovac’s Senior Director states, “The resu...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

COVID-19: If you want to donate, do so directly to Beaumont Health

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The City of Taylor is encouraging local businesses, organizations and individuals to donate any personal protective equipment, or funding for such things, directly to Beaumont Health. This announcement comes after Mayor Rick Sollars’ office has ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: City services adjusted due to governor's shutdown

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All buildings, with the exception of the Police Department lobby and some district court functions, are closed to walk-in visitors until further notice, per Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s March 23, 2020 executive order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. &am...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: DTE suspends non-critical work and possible shutoffs

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DTE Energy has announced, effective immediately, it is safely winding down and voluntarily suspending for the time being all non-critical infrastructure and maintenance work as an additional measure to prioritize the health of its employees, customers and...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Resources for Michigan Small Business Impacted by COVID-19

As per Michigan.gov:

LANSING, MICH. The state of Michigan’s small business entrepreneurial support organizations have joined forces with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to ensure economic support is available to Michigan businesses ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Taylor Schools revise free food distribution program

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The highly successful Taylor School District free breakfast and lunch distribution will continue at 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, March 23. It will continue next week at the same locations and times on Thursday, March 26.

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