- Major Initiatives
Northwest Park undergoes major renovations
Northwest Park adds walking paths, pavilion, play scape and many other new features.
Good to Great Neighborhood Program
The Good to Great Neighborhood Program is a citywide initiative started by Mayor Rick Sollars in spring 2018. It is designed to improve the neighborhoods of Taylor, one targeted area at a time. It includes various departments, including law enforcement.
WCCCD partnership yields waterwheel and pathway
The ongoing partnership between the City of Taylor and Wayne County Community College yielded two more improvements in late 2017-early 2018, at the old waterwheel at Coan Lake was powered and lighted and an important pathway connector between Heritage Park and WCCCD's Downriver Campus was finished.
LED lighting conversion
Mayor Rick Sollars announced in September 2016 that the City of Taylor, with the support of City Council and through the cooperation of DTE Energy, will be "going green" thanks to an aggressive new streetlight replacement program. Look for much of the work to be done this fall 2016 and spring 2017.
Water Main Project Northwest Area
Major water main rehabilitation work is planned to begin in September 2016 in the northwest section of the City of Taylor, in the area from Van Born south to the I-94 freeway and from Cooper Avenue west to Gulley Road.
The City of Taylor obtained a grant through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to conduct a sewer cleaning and television inspection program for sanitary sewers within neighborhoods of the community and started the work in July 2016.
Trash & Curbside Recycling
Trash and recycling services in the City of Taylor were greatly upgraded in June 13, 2016,thanks to a new agreement between the City and Rizzo Environmental Services. The council approved a transfer and revision of the current contract to Rizzo.
DTE Tree Trimming Program
DTE Energy trimmed trees around power lines in the City of Taylor in 2015 and 2016. The ongoing program, announced in 2015, focused on areas north of Wick, between Beech Daly and Pelham roads. There is a portion south of Wick between Pine and Pardee that is also a focus.
Heritage Park Improvements
Mayor Rick Sollars announced In April that the City of Taylor would be focusing efforts on improving Heritage Park this spring, and included in a laundry list of “to do’s” is total renovation of the problematic Coan Lake seawall that has been an irritant to park goers for several years.
New digital signage to be placed throughout Taylor
New digital signage is scheduled for various places in Taylor, including a heavy concentration in Heritage Park.
Fletcher Discovery Trail to be created
A grant will aid Taylor in creating the new "Fletcher Discovery Trail" and Fletcher Park locations, increasing non-motorized-vehicle traffic patterns in the City.
New Residential Parking Plan created
Due to constant parking problems on several specific streets in Taylor, the City introduced a new Residential Parking Program (RPP) in targeted areas. The permit-based parking is for approved streets in order to make parking easier for residents and guests. It will help alleviate excessive parking by nonresidents and allows for enforcement of violators.
TAP grant to create Telegraph-Ecorse sidewalk
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.
PASER study evaluates City's streets
The City of Taylor completed in July 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.
Eureka Road Improvement Program
The City of Taylor, its Tax Increment Finance Authority and Wayne County have entered into an agreement to improve the Eureka Road business district between Telegraph and Allen roads.
New Media Center and Parks Maintenance Building
2021 will mark the year that the new Media Center and Parks Maintenance Building opens.
Pavilion, play scape scheduled for Petting Farm
One of Taylor’s most popular locations, the Heritage Park Petting Farm, will receive a facelift and key new additions in 2021. Planned are a new play scape area and a new barn pavilion, along with some new walkways that will help tie together the entire facility.