Posted on: February 16, 2018

Become an 'Angel' with 'Hope No Handcuffs'

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How would you like to become an “Angel”?

“Hope Not Handcuffs” is a program which allows an individual who needs help for substance abuse dependency to come to the police station for help without fearing of being arre...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Goddard Road to be resurfaced in the spring

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One of the City’s biggest road improvement projects will begin this spring, when Goddard Road, between Telegraph and Pardee, is resurfaced. The project was officially approved by unanimous vote of City Council during its February 6 meeting.

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Bring your future into focus at Spring Job Fair!

Job Fair Flyer FINAL 2018

The City of Taylor will hold two Spring Job Fairs later this month, and applicants will see expanded opportunities.

The fairs will be held on Thursday, February 22 (5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sportsplex, 13333 Telegraph Road) and Saturday, February 24 (10 a.m.-...

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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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Posted on: February 11, 2018

Sewer cleaning to continue in specific areas of the City

City of Taylor subcontractor Metro Environmental will be cleaning sanitary sewers in the area of Ecorse to Haskell/Weddel to Pelham early next week. Then they will be moving into the area bounded by Pardee-Wick-Mortenview-Champaign, working from Pardee to...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

New COPS grant will added four Taylor Police officers

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The City of Taylor continues to make safety a priority by adding key crime-fighting initiatives and staffing in the Police Department.

A Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant proposed by Mayor Rick Sollars and Police Chief John Blair was unanim...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Growing Great Gardens celebrates 10th year

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The 10th annual Growing Great Gardens Conference (GGG) is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17 at Wayne County Community College District’s Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline.

The Taylor Conservatory Foundation, Taylor Garden Club and Wayne Co...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Fish & Loaves celebrate 10th anniversary; Mayor Sollars among honorees

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The 10th anniversary of the Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry serving the nutritional needs of hungry people in Taylor and six surrounding communities will be celebrated on Thursday, February 8, at the Crystal Park banquet facility at 17009 Champaig...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Flags lowered for fallen Detroit officer

Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on Friday, Feb. 2, on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Detroit Police Officer Glenn Doss, Jr., who was killed in the line of duty Sunday, J...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

City separates from TASKK animal group

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The City of Taylor has decided to immediately separate from the Volunteers of the Taylor Animal Shelter (commonly referred to as TASKK), an animal support group. City officials thank the group for their support of the Taylor Animal Shelter, but constant d...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Facebook account of police incident proves fictitious

Allegations posted on Facebook yesterday against a Taylor Police officer who was questioning a man at the I-94-Telegraph Road interchange have been proven to be fictitious.

After viewing the secure dash cam video from the patrol car of the entire incident,...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Daddy Daughter Dance tickets on sale now!

DADDY DAUGHTER PREVIEW

Some of the City of Taylor's hottest tickets -- the annual Daddy Daughter Dance -- are on sale now online and at the Taylor Recreation Center, 22805 Goddard Road. 

There will be two dances: 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, February 10. The dance...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

City introduces new 'video tour' on website

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A new “Welcome to the City of Taylor Tour” has been added to the City of Taylor’s official website, Mayor Rick Sollars announced today.

The addition is the result of months of preparation by the City and its partner, CGI Commu...

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Posted on: December 28, 2017

2018 Downriver Water Photo Contest

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The Focus on Downriver Water photo contest begins on January 1, 2018 and runs all year long. Each month there will be a new photo prompt and prize. Winning pictures will be displayed in the next Alliance of Downriver Watersheds Community Calendar. Every m...

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Posted on: December 25, 2017

UPDATED: SNOW EMERGENCY in the City has ended

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The citywide SNOW EMERGENCY is now over (as of Wednesday, December 27, 2017).

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Posted on: December 18, 2017

Preston: The right fit for the right family

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Danny McWilliams was looking for the perfect family. They were delivered right before Christmas in the form of Shannon Edwards and her two children, Luke and Moriah, right here in Taylor.

Call it a perfect fit.

McWilliams, an officer with the Baytown (Texas...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

P.E.P. Talks to begin in January 2018

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The Taylor CERT Program will be working alongside the Taylor Fire Department to bring area residents PEP (Personal Emergency Preparedness) Talks.  

These will take place once a month and cover a range of topics from putting out fires and Home Safe...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Standout residents honored by City Council

A pair of outstanding Taylor residents, George Gouth and Gerald Ziemba, were honored with proclamations by the City of Taylor during the past two City Council meetings.

Gouth (above), Taylor's noted historian, was honored by council during its December 5, ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

City of Taylor officially opposes modifications to deep-injection well

The City Council last night (December 5, 2017) voted unanimously to oppose proposed modifications to the existing permits of Environmental Geo-Technologies' deep-injection well in neighboring Romulus.

The firm is attempting to modify its existing permits, ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Measurement Incorporated to hold open house; will hire approximately 100

Measurement Incorporated’s Taylor Scoring Center, located in the Taylor Commons Shopping Center in Ecorse Road, east of Monroe, will be hosting an Open House from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5.  

The location is seeking to hire...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Blair named new police chief; Hopper deputy chief

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Mayor Rick Sollars, in a surprise public announcement during the 2017 Inaugural Ceremonies Tuesday night (November 14), named John Blair (above) as Taylor’s newest police chief. Richard “Rick” Hopper was named deputy chief.

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

City to welcome in the holiday season with 2017 Winterfest

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The City of Taylor will welcome in the holiday season during its annual Winterfest on Saturday, November 25. The celebration will include the first-ever Winterfest 5K, holiday parade, opening of Santa’s Magic Forest, Fill the F-350 Toy Drive, of...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Sollars family makes donation to Animal Shelter

Mayor Rick Sollars and his wife, Alicia, donated bedding, food and toys for the adopter of the Taylor Animal Shelter's Cane Corso, Ersa.

Ersa was paraded around City Hall by Animal Control Officer Lanny Hall yesterday and found a fan in the mayor, who has ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Southland Mall makes unique donation to Veterans Museum

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Ever wonder where all the coins go after they are thrown into the fountains inside Southland Center? Over $1,100 worth ended up with the Friends of the Taylor Veterans Museum this week.

Southland Mall periodically cleans out the fountains and donates the c...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Avoid contaminating your recyclables

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The City of Taylor and its curbside waste collection contractor, GFL (Green For Life Environmental), take recycling very seriously. Therefore, it is important to send along occasional reminders about important guidelines that improve our recycling efforts...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Drop off unwanted prescription drugs in Taylor Police lobby at any time

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With "National Prescription Drug Take Back Day" being held around the country in late October, the Taylor Police would like to remind everyone that the department runs an ongoing drug drop off in its lobby at 23515 Goddard Road. Anyone can drop ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

Taylor Chevrolet partners with City to donate to Red Cross for hurricane relief

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General Manager Mark Montante of Taylor Chevrolet partnered with the City of Taylor during its September "Cruze for a Cause" campaign. As a result, $1,195 was donated Tuesday to the American Red Cross to aid hurricane relief efforts.

Montante, al...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

23rd District Court in Taylor Offering New Online Resolution of Traffic Citations

Taylor motorists now have the opportunity to settle traffic tickets more quickly and efficiently through an innovative online resolution system the district court is launching. Instead of having to wait in line at the courthouse, citizens can now access t...

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For more on the program, click here Citywide News
Posted on: August 24, 2017

UPDATED: Concrete, asphalt and water main restorations to continue into October

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The City of Taylor has contracted with Fiore Enterprises and Al’s Asphalt Paving to perform concrete and asphalt street and sidewalk repairs and water main break restorations at various locations (see list at end of story). The work started Augu...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Wayne County offers distressed property owners tax options

The Wayne County Treasurer's Office is offering distressed property owners tax options to avoid foreclosure.

The county offers the Distressed Owner-Occupant Extension, Interest Reduction Stipulated Payment Agreement and Stipulated Payment Agreement options...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Latest TAP grant to focus on creation of Telegraph-Ecorse sidewalk

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SEMCOG has selected the City for another Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant that will focus on constructing sidewalks along Telegraph Road, under Ecorse Road and nearby railway overpass.

Mayor Rick So...

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For more on SEMCOG and transportation Citywide News
Posted on: August 25, 2017

Tickets on sale now for Rockin' Country Music Festival

ROCKIN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTVIAL 2017

Tickets are on-sale now for area’s newest festival which brings rocking collection of national and local country music talent to Heritage Park on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9.

Hot off the release of the group’s highly-a...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

2017 PASER study ranks City's streets

The City of Taylor recently completed its 2017 Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER) study, which will lead to future road repairs in the community as part of a 10-year comprehensive plan.

The City is required to do a PASER study every two years. ...

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For more on DPW project, click here Citywide News
Posted on: August 3, 2017

JLWS banners among new signage planned on Telegraph Road

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More new banners are planned for Telegraph Road, including one devoted to the annual Junior League World Series, which kicks off with opening ceremonies on August 12.

The City of Taylor earlier installed new banners across Goddard Road, alternating between...

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For more on the JLWS Citywide News
Posted on: August 3, 2017

WCCCD check to fund waterwheel improvements

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Wayne County Community College District Downriver Campus President Anthony Arminiak presented Mayor Rick Sollars with a check for over $50,000 yesterday, with the funds aimed at modernizing and lighting the waterwheel located at Coan Lake in Heritage Park...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Taylor Fire to receive $318,182 grant for vehicle usage

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell announced that the City of Taylor Fire Department will receive a $318,182 vehicle acquisition grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The grant will allow Taylor to ...

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For more on the Beaumont donation, click here Citywide News
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Beaumont donates $24,000 for new heart monitors

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Beaumont recently donated $24,000 to the Taylor Fire Department to be used for three new heart monitors, which will be placed in the TFD's ambulances. Beaumont Taylor President Lee Ann Odom and Chief Nursing Officer Kristine Donahue were on hand July 18 t...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

New Rockin' Country Festival to feature Billy Ray Cyrus and Old Dominion

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With a top-notch, hit-filled roster of national performers and a showcase for a number of local music acts, Rockin’ Country Music Festival sets the stage to be a premier event of the fall when it debuts in the picturesque outdoor setting of Heri...

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For more information and tickets, click here Citywide News
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Welcome booklet now available to residents

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A new "Welcome to the City of Taylor" informational booklet is now available online. 

Click here for online and downloadable versions

"People should find this publication informative and very helpful,"said Mayor Rick Sollars. &q...

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Go directly to the Welcome to Taylor booklet here Citywide News
Posted on: July 10, 2017

City to conduct sewer cleaning, television inspection throughout community

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The City of Taylor recently obtained a grant through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to conduct a sewer cleaning and television inspection program for sanitary sewers in the City of Taylor. The purpose of the program is to assess the exis...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Businesses should take heed of signage ordinances

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With the arrival of summer comes more outdoor activity, and the City of Taylor would like to remind our business partners and others to review the local laws on outdoor signage. City ordinance officers strictly enforce sign laws in the community, and if y...

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To find the entire Code of Ordinances, click here Citywide News
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Water main rehab work begins in northwest area

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Water main rehabilitation work is being performed in the area from Van Born Road south to I-94 and Beverly, between Wilkie Avenue and Fellrath.

The water main improvements will primarily involve a widely-used construction operation known as pipe bursting, ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Judge calls for recount of school board votes and clears clerks of any wrongdoing

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Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Robert Colombo today (June 15) ordered a recount of the ballots in a November Board of Education race in Taylor, while simultaneously clearing local clerks of any wrongdoing.

The Board of Canvassers will now recount the vot...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

City rehabilitating sanitary sewer lines

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The City has completed an inspection program which has identified sewers with interior surface deterioration, cracks, and leaking joints. Taylor has contracted with Liquiforce Services to rehabilitate sanitary sewer mains by installing cured-in-place pipe...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

City of Taylor prevails against water and sewer class-action lawsuit

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The City of Taylor’s aggressive resistance to a class action lawsuit that would have raided its water fund has paid off, as Wayne County Circuit Court Judge David J. Allen dismissed the case today (June 8, 2017).

“We will continue to de...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

City seeks candidates for Board of Ethics

Taylor is seeking interested residents to volunteer to serve on the Board of Ethics Commission. Anyone interested should send a brief letter of interest and a resume.

Email letter and resume to Karl Ziomek at kziomek@ci.taylor.mi.us.

Members shall be appoin...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

City, VA to hold town hall meeting for veterans

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Veterans and their families are invited to a free Veterans Town Hall Meeting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 17. The event will be held at City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road.

Click for downloadable flyer

The initial portion of the program will involve discussing w...

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For more on the Veterans Administration Citywide News
Posted on: June 5, 2017

Youth Art Competition winners are announced

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The 11 winners have been announced for the Taylor Farmer’s Market Youth Art Competition, sponsored by MI Custom Signs and the Downriver Council of the Arts.

Children entered in three age groups: 5-8 years old, 9-12 years old and 13-18 years old. ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2017

City Council to consider Fire Department emergency transport services

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The City Council is expected on Tuesday (June 6) to consider a plan that would reestablish the Taylor Fire Department’s ability to take over emergency transporting services in the City of Taylor.

This week’s City of Taylor Podcast, "Coffee with Mayor ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Menards build out of new Trader's Point site begins

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Work is starting on the new Menards, the anchor site of the new Trader’s Point development on the old Gibraltar Trade Center property, located on Eureka Road between Racho and I-75. McConnell Excavating is currently on location, doing above-grou...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Farmer's Market opens Friday with new features, including hours from noon-7

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Are you ready for great weather, great food and great friends?

The 2017 Taylor Farmer’s Market, sponsored by Beaumont, will open for the season at noon on Friday, June 2, and will offer several new features. The market will be open each Friday (w...

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For more on the market, click here Citywide News
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Podcast discusses new signage to be installed by City of Taylor

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This week’s City of Taylor Podcast, "Coffee with Mayor Rick Sollars," centers on new signage to be installed in key locations of the City.

Host Dr. Paul Reeves, Mayor Sollars and Karl Ziomek are joined by Golf, Parks and Recreation Dire...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Pool, splash field are now open

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Northwest Pool and the Lamarand Splash Field are now open for the Memorial Day weekend. They will be open for limited hours until the schools go into recess for the summer.

Northwest Pool, located in Northwest Park off Van Born Road  west of Teleg...

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For more information, click here Citywide News
Posted on: May 25, 2017

New grant is big step toward vast improvement in non-motorized connectivity

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In an effort to increase connectivity across the City of Taylor, SEMCOG’s Regional Clearinghouse Review Committee has selected the community for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding in 2018, with focus on the to-be-developed &ld...

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For more on SEMCOG and TAP, click here Citywide News
Posted on: May 25, 2017

13 Ways to Reach Out: A round table conversation

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The discussion will center on the troubling Netflix series, "13 Reasons Why," which is based on Jay Asher’s novel about rape, bullying and suicide. The show has generated a great deal of discussion on suicide. 

Community Care S...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Podcast highlights changes at Taylor Community Library

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This week’s City of Taylor Podcast features Library Director Theresa Powers and Assistant Library Director Vanessa Verdun-Morris.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PODCAST

Host Dr. Paul Reeves and Karl Ziomek interview the librarians on changes in the facil...

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For podcast, click here Citywide News
Posted on: May 19, 2017

Library's Michigan Activity Pass program celebrates 10 years

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Celebrating its 10-year-anniversary, the Michigan Activity Pass will continue to provide library card holders at participating libraries statewide with free or discounted access to hundreds of Michigan state parks and recreation areas, historic sites, cul...

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For more information on the Michigan Activity Pass Citywide News
Posted on: May 17, 2017

City to put a new face on Heritage Park

Heritage Park will be getting new signage across the board, including large new hi-tech LED digital marquees along Pardee and Northline roads.

The package, which will be installed by MI Custom Signs of Taylor, was recommended by Mayor Rick Sollars and unan...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

DPS Director Keith Boc joins podcast to discuss recycling, rubbish

Did you know that Americans use 4 million plastic bottles every hour, but only 25 percent are recycled? Or that we waste enough aluminum annually to stock the auto industry with enough material to build a year’s worth of vehicles? 

(Clic...

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For more on curbside waste disposal, click here Citywide News
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Weekly podcast focuses on economic development

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It all started with Cinemark and Menards, and then branched out into other new businesses like PizzaPapalis, Panera Bread, Primanti Bros., Grimaldi's ... the list goes on. The City of Taylor has been very successful in economic development, and t...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Ron Mills honored by the City of Taylor

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Ron Mills, the longest serving commissioner in the history of the City of Taylor, was honored by Mayor Rick Sollars, City Council, Treasurer Edward Bourassa and Clerk Cindy Bower on Tuesday, May 2.

For the past 44 years, Mills has served on the Recreation ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

The Wolverines Base Ball Club of Taylor to play home opener

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Are you ready for a trip back into time? When baseball was two words, the field didn’t feature dirt infields and manicured grass. And a foul ball going straight backward was specifically considered a “tick.” Foul balls went f...

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Posted on: April 30, 2017

Latest podcast discusses roadwork around City of Taylor

This week's City of Taylor Podcast "Coffee with Rick Sollars" discusses roadwork around the community, including the planned work on Goddard Road between Wick and Ecorse) and work along Goddard Road.

TO HEAR THE PODCAST, CLICK HERE

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

2017-18 budget shows increasing fund balance, tax decrease and reasonable millage rate

Taylor’s newest budget shows an ever-increasing fund balance, a tax decrease and a reasonable millage rate, with plans for staffing increases in key departments.

Mayor Rick Sollars presented and the City Council approved by a unanimous 7-0 vote M...

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For the entire budget, click here Citywide News
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Yard sale benefits American Cancer Society

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Members of the "Best of Taylor" team in the Taylor Relay for Life will hold their large annual fundraising yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the corner of Northline Road and Pine Street, east of Telegraph Road.

All proceeds f...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Pelham Road resurfacing to begin this summer

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The long-awaited resurfacing project on Pelham Road, between Wick and Ecorse roads, should begin in late June or early July, according to the Taylor Department of Public Services Department.

The resurfacing project by Wayne County is out to bid and is sche...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Construction to begin on lanes of Racho Road on April 25

On Tuesday, April 25, Fiore Construction will begin sawcutting concrete portions of the pavement on Racho Road from Northline to Eureka roads.  They will start with the north- and south-bound lanes against the center boulevard. This will involve ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

City to begin sewer maintenance program in north end on April 26

The City of Taylor has completed an inspection program which has identified sewers with interior surface deterioration, cracks, and leaking joints in an area roughly south of the Van Born Road corridor, from Inkster Road to Pardee Road.  

The City...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Service to clean and seal joints in several streets beginning April 24

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The City of Taylor has contracted with Carr’s Outdoor Services to clean and seal cracks and joints of the following concrete streets:

  • Bailey - Chestnut to Eureka
  • Westlake - Superior to Eureka
  • Clinton - Pardee to Birch
  • Brest - Telegraph to Pine
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Posted on: April 20, 2017

DIA Inside-Out Program comes to Taylor (with Podcast)

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Taylor is one of one of just 11 sites located throughout the metropolitan Detroit area that will display large outdoor reproductions of famous artwork as part of the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside-Out Program this spring. The DIA installed more than 100...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Pardee, Goddard to undergo roadwork

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The City of Taylor has contracted with Al’s Asphalt Paving to patch the asphalt road surface in the following locations:

  • Pardee Road from Superior to Northline
  • Pardee Road from Northline to Goddard
  • Goddard Road from Pardee to Allen

Sections of deter...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Podcast: Golf is in the air!

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Taylor Golf is open for play this season, and the courses at the Lakes of Taylor and Taylor Meadows are ready to welcome you!

Special guest on this week's City of Taylor Podcast, "Coffee with Mayor Rick Sollars," is Golf, Parks and Recre...

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For more about Taylor Golf, click here Citywide News
Posted on: April 20, 2017

List of speakers announced for annual National Prayer Day event

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The annual National Prayer Day celebration takes place at noon on Thursday, May 4, in the Cameron Priebe Plaza at City Hall. 

The event is free and the public is welcome. 

Priebe Plaza is located between City Hall and the Taylor Police Dep...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

DIA Inside-Out program comes to 'Cultural Corridor'

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The Detroit Institute of Arts' Inside-Out program is installing outdoor artwork across the "Cultural Corridor" in Taylor today, through Heritage Park, the Conservatory and WCCCD. Replicas of some of the world's finest artwork w...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Ford Motor Co. taking over old Masco Headquarters and vacant Kmart location

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The City of Taylor risked losing one of its largest taxpayers when Masco began downsizing and relocating its headquarters to Livonia, but it turned out there was a better idea available right around the corner.

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to takeover not onl...

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Read the story in The News-Herald Newspapers here Citywide News
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Sebastian Bach, Warrant and Sponge to headline Taylor Summer Festival concert lineup (Podcast)

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The 2017 Taylor Summer Festival is right around the corner, and the City of Taylor is proud to announce its concert lineup and tentative schedule. The festival will be held from Thursday, June 22, through Sunday, June 25, with the Masco Taylor Summer Fest...

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Complete details here Citywide News
Posted on: March 31, 2017

Street repair projects to begin on Monday, April 3

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The City of Taylor has contracted with Fiore Enterprises to repair sections of Champaign from Pardee Road to Pelham Road; Haskel from Pardee to Monroe; Haskell from Merrick to Pelham; Pine from Goddard to Brest; Brest from Pardee to Heatherwood Court; and...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Tickets on sale now for Bunny Luncheon at Petting Farm

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Tickets are now on sale for the Heritage Park Petting Farm's Bunny Luncheon, scheduled for April 15.

The luncheon, featuring pictures with bunny and duck characters, cookie decorating and crafts, an egg hunt and plenty of live animals, will be hel...

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For more information, click here Citywide News
Posted on: March 27, 2017

Water main projects to begin on Monday, April 3

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Water main improvements on Michael Street and Gulley Street from Van Born Road south to I-94, and on Van Born Road from Telegraph Road to Gulley Street, are scheduled to begin the week of April 3, 2017.  Please review the following information. &...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Spring street sweeping begins with major thoroughfares

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The Department of Public Works has announced its 2017 spring street sweeping schedule, which begins this week with major roads in the community. This round of street sweeping will run through Friday, April 21.

Through Friday (March 24), street sweepers wil...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

DriveTime location to takeover old Taylor Ford site (with podcast)

The DriveTime Automotive Group Inc. will be renovating the old Taylor Ford location on Telegraph Road, north of Goddard, in the next few weeks. DriveTime plans a June opening. According to Mayor Rick Sollars, not only will the new business fill a void on ...

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For more about DriveTime, click here Citywide News
Posted on: March 21, 2017

Fire hydrant replacement program begins this week

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In continuing the City of Taylor’s efforts to maintain and improve infrastructure, fire hydrants are scheduled to be replaced as part of the 2016 City of Taylor Water Main Rehabilitation Program.  The program begins this week.

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Wayne County seeks correction officers

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The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is now hiring correction officers for all shifts at the Wayne County Jail.

Salaries range from $31,000 to $57,000 annually. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen; 18 or older; high school diploma or GED; no f...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Firefighters discuss fire safety on weekly podcast

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Fire Chief Steve Portis and Commander Tim Grapentine visit this week's City of Taylor "Coffee with Mayor Rick Sollars" podcast to discuss fire safety.

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Between 75 and 90 percent of all residential fires could be preven...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Heritage Park Cleanup Day scheduled for April 22

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The popular Heritage Park Cleanup Day is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 22. Founder Jim Taylor joined Mayor Rick Sollars, Karl Ziomek and host Dr. Paul Reeves on the City of Taylor podcast to discuss the event.

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Fundraiser to be held for the late Scott Persia's family

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A fundraiser is scheduled for 2-6 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Taylor VFW Hall, 11590 Pine Street, for the family of the late Scott Persia.

Mr. Persia, 43, passed away February 26, 2017. He was just 43. His father Brian is a longtime member of the Taylor A...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

DTE to resume tree trimming schedule in specific locations

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DTE Energy is committed to providing safe and reliable electricity for every home and family in this region. To support that commitment, DTE Energy work crews will soon be visiting Taylor to trim and, if necessary, remove trees growing too close to power ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Wahlburgers to locate in Eureka Way! corridor (with Podcast)

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Wahlburgers is coming to town!

Former rapper, Hollywood movie star and businessman Mark Wahlberg announced last week that his group will be moving into Taylor. The new location will take the place of the Big Boy’s on 21200 Penn, just off Eureka R...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Former police chief to be laid to rest

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Note: Via The News-Herald Newspapers, written by Dave Gorgon

Thomas Bonner, the longest-serving chief of police in the history of the city of Taylor, died the morning of Wednesday, February 23, 2017, at Beaumont Southshore Hospital in Trenton. He was 71 ye...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

UPDATED WITH PODCAST: Residential LED street light changes begin

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In an effort to maintain and improve City of Taylor’s infrastructure, DTE has been authorized to replace existing aging mercury vapor street lights with LED light fixtures. The conversion work will be performed by Corby Energy Services (CES), under the au...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Taylor creating eligibility list for position of Fire Medic

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The City of Taylor is creating an eligibility list for the position of Fire Medic. Detailed qualifications are available here.  A competitive wage and benefit package is offered.  If you are interested in being considered a candidate, co...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

City of Taylor hosting annual job fairs (with Podcast)

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The City of Taylor will hold its two annual Job Fairs at the Taylor Sportsplex and the Lakes of Taylor Golf Course later this month.

Listen to a podcast discussion about the job fairs involving host Dr. Paul Reeves; Mayor Rick Sollars; Golf, Parks and Recr...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Volunteers sought to help test Downriver creeks

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The Alliance of Downriver Watersheds "Ours to Protect" project is seeking volunteers to test water in Downriver creeks.

The program will begin with information and training at 1 p.m. March 25 at 1100 N. Main in Ann Arbor. This will include classr...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Expect construction work on corner of Goddard and Pardee; traffic changes to begin on February 6

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A sewer maintenance project at Pardee and Goddard is scheduled to kickoff on February 6.

The City of Taylor has contracted with Bidigare Contractors, Inc. to perform a sanitary sewer maintenance project at the southeast corner of Pardee and Goddard. &n...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

New Measurement Inc. location seeking new hires

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Measurement Inc.'s new location in the Taylor Commons Shopping Center along Ecorse Road. is now hiring.

Measurement replaces the old Dunham’s in the shopping center,  located at 21520 Ecorse Road behind Applebee’s. Mea...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Podcast focuses on upcoming State of the City address

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This week's City of Taylor Podcast, "Coffee with Mayor Rick Sollars," discusses the upcoming 2017 State of the City address and luncheon.

To listen, click here

The 2017 State of the City address and luncheon is again being hosted by the R...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Moody's upgrades City of Taylor bond ratings

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Moody's Investors Service on January 30 upgraded to Baa2 from Baa3 the City of Taylor's General Obligation Limited Tax (GOLT) bonds and bond issued by the Taylor Building Authority impacting $5.2 million of rated debt. 

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Indoor Baseball Facility now open (with podcast and fee schedule)

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The Taylor Indoor Baseball Center is open and waiting for you to try it out!

The facility replaces the rundown gymnasium and basketball court inside the Taylor Recreation Center, 22805 Goddard Road. The City of Taylor recently replaced it with a new, hi-te...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

City rolls out new website

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Today’s City of Taylor Podcast (Monday, January 23) centers on the rollout of the City’s new website. The podcast includes Mayor Rick Sollars, Director of Communications and Marketing Karl Ziomek and host Dr. Paul Reeves.

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Fish & Loaves presents Shout: Beatles Tribute Band

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Organizers of a Beatles tribute concert are hoping for a sellout crowd for the fourth straight Valentine’s Day weekend.

A performance by the band “Shout” and dinner are scheduled for Saturday, February 11, at the Knights of Co...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

MDOT to hold meeting on major upcoming I-75 construction

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The Michigan Department of Transportation will hold a meeting on Thursday, January 26, in Woodhaven concerning the upcoming I-75/Rouge River project.

The meeting is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. at the Woodhaven Community Center, 23101 Hall Road. Anyone can atten...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Townhall meeting to focus on drug use

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A townhall meeting focusing on drug use is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. February 2, in the Ray Mix Room of Wayne County Community College District's Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline Road.

The meeting, hosted by 23rd District Court Judge Geno Salomone, ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Taylor Police officer is taking the plunge for Special Olympics

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Matt Minard, a member of the Taylor Police, is taking the Polar Plunge this year, for the benefit of Michigan Special Olympics. The Plunge is held on the Detroit River on February 11.

Minard's goal is to raise $1,000. Click here to donate

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Registration for Growing Great Gardens now open

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Registration is open for the ninth annual Growing Great Gardens conference from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) on Saturday, March 11, at the Wayne County Community College, 21000 Northline in Taylor. Hosted by The Taylor Conservatory Foundation, Taylor Garden Club and Wa...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Legal assistance offered to foreclosure victims

Legal Aid and Defender Association is providing free legal assistance to prevent tax foreclosure to residents of City of Taylor on January 25 at the  Wayne County Treasurer’s office show cause hearings.  The hearings are locate...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Tests confirm quality of Taylor drinking water

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Water quality tests conducted in the City of Taylor on Monday (January 16) by an independent agency have confirmed that the community’s drinking water quality meets all the usual standards and is free of any bacterial or health-effecting contami...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Podcast focuses on upcoming Daddy-Daughter Dance

The City of Taylor's 2017 Daddy Daughter Dances are scheduled for the Lakes of Taylor Banquet Room on Saturday, February 11. This week's City of Taylor Podcast discusses the dance, which will be new and improved.

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Chinese Taipei claims 37th JLWS crown

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The Shing-Ming Junior Little League all-stars from Taoyuan City have won the fifth straight Junior League Baseball World Series for Chinese Taipei.

The International champions of the 13- and 14-year-old division of Little League baseball defeated the USA c...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

For Marty Ort, the game is the love of his life

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Marty Ort has been involved in baseball his whole life. He played T-ball at age 5 in the Scranton Central City Little League in Pennsylvania and played baseball until age 12.

At 13, he volunteered to operate the pitching machine for younger players. Two ye...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Browntown Township resident serves as volunteer umpire

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For 35-year veteran umpire Mike Roach, it’s the young ballplayers who keep him doing what he loves.

Roach, a 59-year-old Brownstown resident and an auto line worker for Ford Motor Co. since 1994, has been volunteering at the Junior League Basebal...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

It's Pennsylvania vs. Chinese Tapei for the 37th JLWS title

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The world championship of the 37th annual Junior League Baseball World Series will be determined today at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

USA champion Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, will play International champion Taoyuan City, Chinese Taipei, at noon.

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

International, USA champs to be determined Saturday

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The 2017 International and United States champions of the Junior League Baseball World Series will be determined Saturday at Taylor’s Heritage Park.Only three games remain in the eight-day international tournament for the best teams of 13- and 1...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Texas player wins home run derby contest

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Garrett Graham of the Wylie Little League junior all-stars in Abilene, Texas, won the annual Home Run Derby held during the Junior League World Series.

Graham and Luis Ortega of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, hit four of their five balls off the tee for home runs a...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Key rain outs to be played today at 4 and 7 p.m.

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Two key rained-out games scheduled for Thursday will be made up today at the 37th annual Junior League Baseball World Series at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

Only five games remain in the international tournament for the best teams of 13- and 14-year-o...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Asia-Pacific, USA East claim slots in International and USA finals

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The defending Junior League world champions from Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei, and the USA East champs from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, have punched their tickets to the International and USA championship games, respectively, during the Junior League Basebal...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

JLWS field begins to narrow

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Every game matters! That’s been the status every day this week during the Junior League Baseball World Series at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

The action continues today with four games with huge implications. Two more teams will be eliminate...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Day 3 features trio of key games

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Three teams will be eliminated from competition today, while three keep going at the Junior League Baseball World Series at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

Tuesday is day three of the eight-day international tournament for the best teams of 13- and 14-ye...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Czech Republic, Venezuela and Pennsylvania set to debut in Junior League Baseball World Series

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Championship teams from Czech Republic, Venezuela and Pennsylvania will make their 2017 debut in the Junior League Baseball World Series at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

Monday is day two of the eight-day international tournament for the best teams of ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Series returns to Taylor for 37th year

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For the 37th consecutive year, the best teams of 13- and 14-year-old baseball players will compete for the Junior League Baseball World Series this week at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

Opening ceremonies of the annual spectacle are set for about 8 p.m...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Opening Ceremonies are Saturday for Junior League Baseball World Series in Taylor

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Opening ceremonies of the 37th annual Junior League Baseball World Series are set for 8 p.m. Saturday on World Series Field at Taylor’s Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee Road.

The nighttime event is open to the public and tournament organizers are coun...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Junior League World Series recycles plastic bottle caps to turn them into high-quality benches

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Collecting and recycling plastic bottle caps has turned into a grand slam for organizers of the Junior League Baseball World Series in Taylor.

Thousands of pounds of the caps have been turned into 10 high-quality, heavy-duty, 185-pound, six-foot benches th...

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

Opening ceremonies scheduled for Saturday night, August 12

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Opening ceremonies for the 2017 Junior League World Series are scheduled for Saturday night, August 12.

The ceremonies will be held at the JLWS Field, located in Heritage Park.

Included will be introductions, dignitaries and fireworks.

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

JLWS: Did you know?

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The Stars of Today Could be the Major Leaguers of Tomorrow: 

The history of the Series includes an impressive list of players who went on to careers in professional and college sports. The latest alumnus to make it to the pros is Patrick Mahomes I...

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

2017 Junior League World Series' games to begin August 13

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The games of the 37th annual Junior League Baseball World Series get under way August 13-20 at World Series Field in Taylor’s Heritage Park.

Eleven teams from around the world will compete for the world championship of the 13- and 14-year-old div...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Alarm systems can provide valuable protection

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An alarm system can provide valuable protection if installed correctly and used responsibly.  

An alarm is a major factor when a thief picks a target – most would prefer to go where there is no alarm. Nevertheless, an alarm can never rep...

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