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Posted on: October 22, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Governor says recent data underscores need for caution

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was asked about the possibility of the state shutting down again due to rising COVID-19 cases, and she called right now “a dangerous moment." That and more in the Wayne County Report for October 22, 2020.

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Martini Tasting Evening featured at Lake House Bar & Grille

Martini Tasting

Want to get rid of those election day blues? Or put 2020 in the rear view mirror for a couple of hours? The Lake House Bar & Grille at the Lakes of Taylor is holding a Martini Tasting Evening on Thursday, November 5.

The event is scheduled from 6-8 p.m...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

New partnership to create unique Holiday experience in Heritage Park

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Don’t let the coronavirus pandemic ruin your holiday season. 

The City of Taylor and Bluewater Technologies Group. Inc. are partnering to create Downriver’s premiere Christmas experience running through Heritage Park this winte...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Water Department begins 'Cross Connections' program

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The City of Taylor has started a new “Residential Cross Connection Program” to help eliminate possible contamination of the public water distribution system. The program is mandated by State of Michigan Public Act 399...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Tickets for Haunted Hallow-Drive going fast

Haunted Hallow-Drive

Residents should take note that tickets for the Haunted Hallow-Drive, scheduled for October 23 and 24 in Heritage Park, are going fast. Once this preregistered event is sold out, there will be no walk-ups, drive-ups or tickets available at the gate. So if...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Register now to visit the Boo Barn in October

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The Heritage Park Petting Farm is getting ready for its annual “Boo Barn” Halloween-related event, and this time it’ll be a little different thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Boo Barn, featuring spooky characters, a headles...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Taylor Community Library releases new mobile app

Taylor Community Library is making it even easier to use the library from home with their new mobile app. Your favorite books, movies, and more are only a tap away.

The app allows users to:

  • Find and reserve items from over 60 different area libraries
  • Renew i...
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Posted on: October 8, 2020

New Wayne County order supports COVID-19 restrictions

Wayne County today (October 8, 2020) issued a new Emergency Public Health Order that clarifies and amplifies the COVID-19 orders issued by the state of Michigan. The order carries forward the public health safety precautions implemented by Governor Gretch...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Phased-in reopening of Senior Center begins October 5 with health and safety restrictions

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The William Ford Senior Activities Center (6750 Troy) will reopen to the public on Monday, October 5. The senior will be open Mondays through Fridays, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. The center will be cleared for cleaning midday.

If you or any me...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Good to Great Program heads into final neighborhood of 2020

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The City of Taylor’s ongoing “Good to Great (G2G) Neighborhood Improvement Program” is moving its latest area, and the final one for 2020. Area No. 19 includes the neighborhoods between Taylor Meadows Golf Course on the north...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Fire Department is ready for Michigan Fire Prevention Week Oct. 4-11

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The Taylor Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association – the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years – to promote this year’s campaign, “Serve Up Fire...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Canada extends border shutdown for another month

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The U.S.-Canada border will remain closed to non-essential travel for another month, according to reports from Click on Detroit. That and more in the Wayne County Report for October 21, 2020

The current extension of the border crossing restricti...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: WHO sees huge surge in Europe

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According to the World Health Organization, half of the 48 countries in its Europe region have seen a 50 percent rise in cases in the past week. That and more in the Wayne County Report for October 20, 2020.

With Europe firmly in the grip of a second wave ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Pharmacies to distribute vaccine when it is approved

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According to CNN, the federal government has made a deal with retail pharmacies CVS and Walgreens to help distribute coronavirus vaccine – once one or more is authorized – to long-term care facilities like nursing homes. That and more ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Upward trend across Michigan concerns health experts

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The Detroit News reports an upward trend in cases and deaths within Michigan has put October on pace to generate the state's biggest month for new cases since April. That and more in the Wayne County Report for October 15, 2020.

"It is very p...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Experts rebuke Sen. Shirkey's views on 'herd immunity', call for hearing

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According to the Michigan Executive Office of the Governor, on October 12, five public health experts sent an open letter to Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey explaining the problems with his recent comments on herd immunity. That and more in the Wayne ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: UK sees massive rise in coronavirus cases

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The United Kingdom has recorded 17,540 new coronavirus cases – a rise of more than 3,000 on Wednesday’s update. That and more in the Wayne County Report for October 9, 2020.

According to government data published by CNN, the total numbe...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: America surpasses 7.5M cases; 39 states see increase

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USA Today reported that U.S. coronavirus cases surpassed 7.5 million on October 7 with 39 states seeing a rise in cases – nine months into the pandemic – and a startling nine states setting state seven-day records for infections. That ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Schools must track, publish confirmed cases of the virus

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Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order requiring K-12 schools to provide highly visible public notices to the school community about probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours. This ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: MDHHS issues emergency order, reinstating restrictions, after court ruling

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Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon has issued an Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253 restricting gathering sizes, requiring face coverings in public spaces and places limitations on bars and other venues.  The ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

City receives $1.64M in pandemic-related funds from state

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The City of Taylor has been awarded $1.64M in funding under two different programs related to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic.

The City requested just over $3M from the Treasury Department of the State of Michigan and received $1.5M last Friday as part of ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

With many students are home, railroad safety should be a key topic

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Railroad safety is important year round, and the week of September 21-27 has been designated rail safety week.

According to Operation Lifesaver, “The goal of Rail Safety Week is to raise awareness of the need for rail safety education and empower...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

'Nine and Dine' now available at Lakes of Taylor

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Looking for a good deal on golf and dinner? Play nine holes at the Lakes of Taylor with a cart and have dinner afterward in the Lake House Bar & Grille for just $32 per player. This great deal is available Mondays through Fridays with tee times starti...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

'Gateway' project moves forward along Eureka Road

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Taylor’s Tax Increment Finance Authority on Tuesday, September 8, unanimously approved the “Gateway” portion of the Eureka Road Corridor Improvement Plan, beginning Phase One of the joint effort between the City of Taylor, TI...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Police seek suspect in shooting

WANTED MARK ANTHONY LANE

Taylor Police are seeking Mark Anthony Lane III, approximately 20, in connection with a September 9 shooting at the Century Square Apartments in the area of Northline and Racho roads.

The incident took place at approximately 11:25 p.m. According to reports...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

City opens Phase 2 of small business relaunch grant program

The City of Taylor is opening Phase 2 of its “Taylor Together: Small Business Relaunch Grant Program.” This program aids the business community in overcoming the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. The Community Develop...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Summer tax bills being mailed July 7; payment options offered

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Treasurer Michelle Tocco has announced that summer tax bills will be mailed to residents beginning July 7.

 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the City of Taylor has updated our summer tax bill payment options:

1. By Mail: Please use the return ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

'Cool Drive!' keeps you refreshed on the golf range

2020 Drive Cool!

The Lakes of Taylor and its restaurant, the Lake House Bar & Grille, is rolling out specials to make your next visit that much more sweet.

The newest program is “Cool Drive!” It offers three different practice range specials. Player...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Recreation Center scheduled to reopen Friday, September 11, with restrictions

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The Taylor Recreation Center (22805 Goddard), which has been closed to the public since the COVID-19 pandemic started, will reopen at 7 a.m. Friday, September 11, with restrictions.

To allow proper time to sanitize the facility the new hours are:

  • Mondays-Fr...
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Posted on: August 25, 2020

State begins campaign to increase flu vaccinations this fall

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced it is launching a statewide media campaign encouraging Michiganders to get their flu vaccine this fall and help prevent an outbreak of a second communicable disease that – with COVID...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Lake House Bar & Grille adds new 'loyalty program'

LH BAR AND GRILLE LOYALTY PROGRAM

The Lake House Bar & Grille is unveiling a new "Loyalty Program" that puts rewards right back in the customer’s pocket!

Starting this weekend, stop at the restaurant, located inside the Lakes of Taylor Golf Course clubhouse on North...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

DTE steps up street light improvement program

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DTE has restarted replacing all street lights in the City of Taylor with LED versions, changing out the old high-pressure sodium fixtures. This continues the program and enhances the efforts that the company and the City have already had in place for seve...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Company painting addresses on curbs is not approved by the City

REFLECTIVE CURB ADDRESS

A company currently soliciting homeowners to paint "reflective home addresses" on curbs throughout the community has nothing to do with the City of Taylor.

The organization appears to be going door-to-door selling the service for various prices (...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Unofficial results of the August 4, 2020, elections

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These are the unofficial results of the August 4, 2020, elections in the City of Taylor. A little over 24 percent of registered voters cast ballots.

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Governor extends emergency, other COVID-related orders

GOVERNOR WHITMER

Governor Gretchen Whitmer yesterday (September 29, 2020) extended the state of emergency related to the new coronavirus pandemic until October 27 while also keeping in place various protections and restrictions on health care facilities and grocery stores...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Good to Great Neighborhood Program moves into three new areas

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

The new areas are:

  • Area #16 includes the Taylor Parks Elementary School neighborhood between Pelham, Ecorse, Monroe and the railroad tracks cutting...
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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Emergency ordinance streamlines outdoor business expansion

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The City of Taylor has created and approved an emergency ordinance streamlining a business’s ability to expand use of outdoor property, events, signage and other activities related to governmental restrictions due to the ongoing global COVID-19 ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Animal shelter reopens licensing program

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The Taylor Animal Shelter, 25555 Northline Road between Telegraph and Beech Daly, is reopening its pet licensing program from 9-11 a.m. each Thursday beginning on July 9, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 11.

The shelter will be licensing every T...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Taylor Made Market opens TODAY inside Sheridan Center

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The all-new Taylor Made Market is now open for the 2020 season, beginning on July 10. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Friday inside the Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion in Heritage Park Entry and parking free. Mask-wearing encouraged and soci...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Governor tightens mask-wearing requirements in Michigan

GOVERNOR WHITMER

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today (July 10) tightened mask-wearing requirements in the State of Michigan, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A new executive order:

  • Requires any business that is open to the public to refuse entry or service to people who refuse to ...
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Posted on: October 5, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Counties consider their own orders after Supreme Court ruling

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Some Michigan counties are issuing local emergency orders to ensure coronavirus safety measures continue after the Michigan Supreme Court struck down months of orders made by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer amid the pandemic. That and more in the Wayne County Repor...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Governor's latest EO focuses on nursing homes

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-191, maintaining protections for Michigan’s most vulnerable populations living in congregate settings and staff. That and more in the Wayne County Report for October 2, 2020.

EO 2020-191 maint...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

COVID-10 UPDATE: Skipping flu shots for children is dangerous, health experts say

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Many parents are planning to skip flu shots for children despite warnings from experts, and public health experts have warned that it’s especially important to get a flu shot this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. That and more in the Wa...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: State focuses on opioid problems heightened by pandemic

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Opioids Task Force announced $80M in federal funding to respond to the ongoing opioids crisis. This and more in the Wayne County Report for September 29, 2020.

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Governor reopens theaters and performance venues Oct. 9, with restrictions

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed Executive Orders 2020-183 and 2020-185, involving reopening movie theaters and performance venues, along with requiring all pupils K-12 in certain regions of the state to wear face coverings in classrooms. That and mor...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Mid-Michigan counties downgraded to medium risk

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All mid-Michigan counties have been downgraded to a medium risk level for coronavirus spread after more than a month in the high risk category. This and more in the Wayne County Report for September 25, 2020.

The state unveiled a revamped MI Safe Start col...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: New effort tracks school cases nationwide

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A new national effort asks K-12 schools to voluntarily – and anonymously – report their confirmed and suspected coronavirus cases, along with the safety strategies they’re using. That and more in the Wayne County Report for S...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: College report supports governor's response to virus

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A report released by the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team shows that the actions Governor Gretchen Whitmer took to protect Michigan families from the spread of COVID-19 have significantly lowered the number of cases and deaths that would have occur...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: States note increase in cases

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More than half of the states are reporting a rise in coronavirus cases. The climb comes after many states had seen case numbers decline following a summer resurgence of infections. That and more in the Wayne County Report for September 22, 2020.

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Studies say long airline flights problematic during this pandemic

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Two new international studies strongly suggest that COVID-19 is transmissible on long-haul airline flights. That and more in the Wayne County Report for September 21, 2020.

The first study traced 217 passengers and crew members from a Vietnam Airline fligh...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Cases in Europe surge; Canadian border remains closed

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that coronavirus cases are surging alarmingly in Europe, as a “very serious situation” unfolds across the continent, according to the Wayne County Report for September 18, 2020.

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: City goes over 1,000-mark; free drive-through testing at TSX

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Yesterday (Tuesday, September 15, 2020) Taylor went over the 1,000-mark in total confirmed cases of COVID-19 this year. It reported four cases, to up its total to 1,002. No new deaths were reported. Here are the complete countywide totals.

Residents should...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Two new neighborhood testing sites open in Michigan

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is opening two additional Neighborhood Testing Sites, one in Detroit and one in Muskegon, bringing the total number of community testing sites to 19. That and more in today’s Wayne County Repo...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Vaccine trial restarts after being halted

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The University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc have restarted a United Kingdom trial of an experimental Covid-19 vaccine after it was halted over concerns about a participant who fell ill. That and more in the Wayne County Report for September 14, 2020.

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Two potential vaccines proceed to next phase of tests

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Pfizer and BioNTech announced data from preclinical studies of their COVID-19 vaccine. Their vaccine was shown to effectively prevent COVID-19 infection in non-human primates. This and more in today’s Wayne County Report for September 11, 2020.

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Flu vaccine takes on urgency; AstraZeneca pauses global trial

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With the COVID-19 pandemic still spreading rapidly around the globe, distributing the flu vaccine takes on new urgency, according to medical experts. This and more in the Wayne County Report for September 9, 2020.

"Since hospitals and doctors&rsqu...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne State sets up benchmarks related to virus

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As the majority of public universities began the fall semester classes this past week amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Wayne State University had developed a plan with specific benchmarks about when to take action to contain any potential spread of the virus. ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Dr. Birx visits state, offers Labor Day warning

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White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx visited Michigan this week to discuss the state’s response to COVID-19. That and more in the Wayne County Report for September 4, 2020.

Dr. Birx met with Governor Gretchen Whitmer to...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: New lending program, school tracking and local hospital care data highlighted

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Huntington Bancshares Inc. and Governor Whitmer announced a $5 billion, five-year lending, investment and philanthropic commitment to help improve financial opportunities for Michigan businesses, consumers and communities. That and more in today&rsquo...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Are you interested in testing a vaccine?

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Michigan Medicine announced that it will partner with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in a Phase 3 clinical trial to test its COVID-19 vaccine. That and more in today’s Wayne County Report for September 2, 2020.

The goal will be to recruit...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Taylor Community Library reopens curbside service

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The Taylor Community Library (12303 Pardee Road) has reopened for curbside service. The service will be offered Mondays-Thursdays (10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.) and Fridays-Saturdays (10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.).Curbside service is as easy as counting to ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Treasurer offers various ways to pay summer tax bills

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the City of Taylor has updated our summer tax bill payment options:

1. By Mail: Please use the return envelope provided during the billing process, mail at least 10 days prior to the due date, include your payment coupon and pu...

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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 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: June 1, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County's Daily Report for June 1, 2020

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The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) within the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) launched a new online COVID-19 Workplace Safety site – the site provides guidance and a toolkit of resources to kee...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County's Daily Report for May 28, 2020

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With efforts to re-engage Michigan’s economy underway through recent executive orders signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Pure Michigan Business Connect program through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has developed a portal sp...

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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 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: 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 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.

Serological blood tes...

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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 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 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 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.

But the following types of incidents can be reported ...

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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.

VIEW THE VIDEO HERE

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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

COVID-19

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 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 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.

“We are try...

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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: August 19, 2018

Texas faces Chinese Taipei for world championship

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The United States champions from Lufkin, Texas, will challenge the International champions from Chinese Taipei for the world championship of the 38th annual Junior League Baseball World Series at noon today at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

The game fea...

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