Posted on: October 3, 2017

October City Manager Message

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It's an exciting time to be living and working in Taylor. Word is out about what a great place this is. Businesses and developers are talking with city staff as they create new places to work, live, enjoy and eat. While other communities are experiencing ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

September City Manager Message

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September 2017 marks the second year the City of Taylor conducts its “LEAD Taylor” program. The community-focused, collaborative monthly classes teach citizens about government operations, provides training in community planning and awareness, team buildi...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

August City Manager Message

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The city's 2017-2018 fiscal year begins on October 1. The City Council and staff are working together to make the best use of taxpayers' dollars. With economic vitality, quality of life, and streets/infrastructure as the three main areas, each year it is ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

July City Manager Message

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City Council members and staff work in collaboration to serve our citizens and businesses by developing policies and programs that address community concerns, particularly the budget. In June, staff presented City Council with budget guidelines for fiscal...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

June City Manager Message

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Taylor is no stranger to change and just last month, we welcomed a new council member and held an election for the Mayor’s seat. Former Mayor Pro Tem Brandt Rydell will serve his new role of Mayor of Taylor as chosen by fellow Council members. D...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

May City Manager Message

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Budget season is getting into full swing as we approach the summer months. City staff has been working to develop key priorities and initiatives for the upcoming Fiscal Year (TY) 2017-2018 budget.

Initial priorities were presented to Taylor City Council me...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

April City Manager Message

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Spring is here and with it brings growth. In March we held a Taylor Growth Summit at the Williamson County Expo Center. We look forward to bringing many of those brainstorming ideas to fruition in the coming months and years as Taylor grows.

But what about...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

March City Manager Message

Your City Council continues to focus on their number one priority: improving streets. In an effort to maximize funding for these projects, City staff seeks alternate sources to use in conjunction with the Transportation User Fee funds. Funds raised from t...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

February City Manager Message

The 19th annual Williamson County Growth Summit was held in Georgetown in December.  I, along with Development Services Director Ashley Lumpkin and Assistant City Manager Noel Bernal had the opportunity to attend.  The general theme of t...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

December City Manager Message

The holiday season is in full swing and it has been another successful year in Taylor. I would like to take this time to wish each and every one of you happy holidays and a blessed new year as we embark upon 2017.

December is turning out to be a month fill...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Patriot Day activities set for Monday, September 11

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The public is invited to attend the annual Memorial March and Patriot Day observance, set for Monday, September 11, in downtown Taylor. The event is sponsored by the Taylor Fire Department (TFD). 

Rep. Larry Gonzales, who recently announced his de...

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Community Events

Posted on: August 18, 2017

City begins push on tree trimming

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It’s time to trim your trees – that’s the message city officials want citizens to pay attention to. Safe passage of fire trucks, school buses and other oversize vehicles is being hampered in certain areas of the city where tr...

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Development Services

Posted on: August 26, 2017

Updates on Hurricane Harvey activities in the region

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The American Red Cross seeks volunteers who want to assist with efforts at the official designated Central Texas shelters, which are in Austin. Training sessions are being offered throughout the day on Saturday, August 26. The sessions a...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Taylor City Hall is an early voting site

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Taylor City Hall, 400 Porter St., is an early voting location for the November 7, 2017, Joint General and Special Elections. There are no local elections in Taylor. Early voting begins on Monday, October 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through November 1. Hours ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

Upgrades on payment system set for Wednesday, October 11

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The city's online payment system will undergo maintenance upgrades on Wednesday, October 11, which will prevent those wanting to make online or in-person credit card payments from doing so between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Payments for permits, fines or utility ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Volunteer sign-up for Community Cleanup Day is underway

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The City of Taylor twice a year holds a Community Cleanup Day in a selected neighborhood. Trash is picked up, limbs and other debris collected and an overall cleaning is done of streets, gutters and sidewalks. The tasks could not be done without the help ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Share your thoughts with Taylor PD Officers at "Coffee With a Cop"

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The City of Taylor Police Department and Whataburger have joined forces to hold an informal time for citizens to meet and talk with officers over a cup of coffee. “Coffee With a Cop” is set for Wednesday, October 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 1...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Taylor is finalist for Texas Downtown Association awards

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Downtown Taylor's Curb Side Coffee House and Second Street Farm 2 Market were both named finalists on September 14 in Austin by the Texas Downtown Association (TDA) in its annual President's Awards Program. The finalists are two of three named in the Best...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

October's Community Connection explains 2017-2018 rates and fees

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Improvements and repairs are underway at the Taylor Wastewater Treatment Plant, to the tune of $2.25 million. Funding from the water and sewer fees in part help cover repairs and the costs of providing water and sewer services to residents. In addition, c...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Registration is underway for the fall basketball league

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The Taylor Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its fall Youth Basketball League now through Friday, November 3.

The registration fee is $75 per person with a $10 discount offered for additional players from the same family. The s...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

City begins push on tree trimming

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It’s time to trim your trees – that’s the message city officials want citizens to pay attention to. Safe passage of fire trucks, school buses and other oversize vehicles is being hampered in certain areas of the city where tr...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Moody Museum adds Saturday visiting hours

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The home of Texas' youngest governor, Dan Moody, will now be open to the public on Saturdays. This is in addition to regular open hours for visitors every Friday and Sunday . The museum, located at 114 W. Ninth St., is open all three days per week from 2 ...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Williamson County assists victims of Hurricane Harvey

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Williamson County and its cities have been busy not only helping with sheltering in Central Texas, but jumping to the need of fellow Texans along the coast. Below is a breakdown of ways Williamson County and its cities are assisting those affected by Hurr...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Certain donations sought for evacuees from the coast

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Needs of evacuees from the Texas coast who are in the Central Texas shelters are being identified by public safety officials, county agencies and municipalities, along with Austin Disaster Relief Network. At this time, clothing is not needed, aside from u...

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Posted on: August 27, 2017

Update: Hurricane Harvey regional resources, travel and shelters

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Williamson County and local public safety officials continue to work together for the public’s safety in wake of the high winds and continued rains from Hurricane Harvey. The public is advised to call 9-1-1 in case of serious emergencies.

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Posted on: August 27, 2017

City officials reiterate to call 9-1-1 in emergency situations

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City of Taylor Police and Fire Departments advise the public to please call 9-1-1 in cases of serious emergency as a result of the continued high winds and rain. Staff is assessing and prioritizing needs, based on the severity of the situation. An example...

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Posted on: August 26, 2017

Updates on Hurricane Harvey activities in the region

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American Red Cross

The American Red Cross seeks volunteers who want to assist with efforts at the official designated Central Texas shelters, which are in Austin. Training sessions are being offered throughout the day on Saturday, August 26. The sessions a...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Taylor, Williamson County public safety personnel prepared for Hurricane Harvey

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Williamson County public safety officials are preparing for Hurricane Harvey and its impact on Central Texas.

Williamson County Emergency Management officials are closely monitoring the weather and encourage all residents to do the same. A Flash Flood Watc...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Taylor Police arrest suspect in fatal hit-and-run

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Taylor Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Texas Rangers, and in consultation with the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office, have obtained an arrest warrant for Missael Padilla Lopez, 21, of Taylor, in the hit-and-run collision...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Speed limit reduced on northbound Highway 95 / Main Street

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Drivers, pay attention. Taylor City Council approved on second reading at its Thursday, July 27th meeting a reduced speed limit on Highway 95, known as Main Street, between Second and Pecan streets. Effective immediately, the speed limit in both direction...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Registration is underway for the fall basketball league

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The Taylor Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its fall Youth Basketball League now through Friday, November 3.

The registration fee is $75 per person with a $10 discount offered for additional players from the same family. The s...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Volunteer sign-up for Community Cleanup Day is underway

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The City of Taylor twice a year holds a Community Cleanup Day in a selected neighborhood. Trash is picked up, limbs and other debris collected and an overall cleaning is done of streets, gutters and sidewalks. The tasks could not be done without the help ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

October's Community Connection explains 2017-2018 rates and fees

October 2017 Newsletter-Page1

Improvements and repairs are underway at the Taylor Wastewater Treatment Plant, to the tune of $2.25 million. Funding from the water and sewer fees in part help cover repairs and the costs of providing water and sewer services to residents. In addition, c...

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