Updates from the City

For the most current information from Williamson County and Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD), including current numbers of confirmed cases, please visit the WCCHD dashboard, which is updated daily at noon. 

City of Taylor

There currently are no changes to essential City services including public safety and City of Taylor water and sewer services. All City buildings, including City Hall, Public Works, Utility Billing, and Maintenance, will be closed to the public until further notice. Residents will still be able to contact City Hall employees through telephone or email. To contact City Hall, call 512-352-3675.

06/26/2020

City of Taylor to Cancel 4th of July Events, Prohibit Large Gatherings in the City Until Further Notice

In response to the rapidly rising case counts of COVID-19 in Williamson County and the City of Taylor, Mayor Brandt Rydell will issue an executive order canceling several upcoming events in the City, including the planned Independence Day vehicle parade and fireworks display. In addition, the Mayor will order the prohibition of all large gatherings and require safety measures for any smaller gatherings in public spaces in the City of Taylor until further notice. The order will go into effect at midnight Saturday, June 27, 2020. The City will also close all parks and open spaces in public parks July 4 – 5. The public will have access to trails and sidewalks for walking and running purposes but will not be permitted to gather in parks open spaces or facilities. The parks and open spaces will close at 12 A.M. on Saturday, July 4 and will re-open at 4 A.M. on Monday, July 6. read more here ...

**Dates are subject to change**

Canceled events/postponements

  • The Neighborhood Cleanup scheduled for the fall is canceled. 
  • The Main Street Car Show scheduled for October 31 has been canceled
  • The Community Clean Up event scheduled for July 11 is canceled.
  • Movies in the Park scheduled for June and July are canceled. 
  • The Memorial Day Virtual Salute will be held on the City’s Facebook page here and broadcast here. For more information, visit the Memorial Day Virtual Salute page here
  • Blackland Prairie Days set for May 2 is canceled. We will look to see if it can be rescheduled on a later date in the year.
  • Kite Day scheduled for March 28 is canceled.
  • The Bruce Lynn recognition ceremony scheduled for April 4 is canceled.
  • Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 11 has been canceled.
  • Coffee with a Cop scheduled for April 17 has been canceled.

Airport

  • The Airport Office & Pilot’s Lounge will be closed to the public until further notice.
  • Airport customers and tenants will still be able to contact Airport employees through telephone at 512-352-5747 or by email at airport@taylortx.gov.
  • The Airport Courtesy Vehicle will not be available for use until further notice.
  • A public use restroom is available on the East end (facing the road) of the “C” hangars.
  • Please expect delays in response times for any mechanical and fuel system issues or problems.

Animal Shelter

  • The Animal Shelter will be open for reclaims and adoptions only; no owner surrenders will be accepted until further notice. The Animal Shelter can be reached by phone at 512-352-5483.

City Hall

  • The front desk at City Hall is closed until further notice. Phone calls can still be made to City Hall by calling 512-352-3675.

Development Services

  • Permits for Development Services can be submitted through MyPermitNow.org.
  • To contact Development Services, call 512-352-3675.

Farmers Market

  • The Heritage Square Farmers Market will remain open at this time. Farmers markets are exempt from both the Texas Governor’s order as well as the Williamson County order so long as markets follow CDC guidelines. 
  • The Market will take the following precautions to ensure the safety of our customers and vendors:
    • There will be no sampling of products
    • Booths will be placed farther apart- Only food vendors will be set up
    • Vendors will wear gloves
    • Tables will not have table cloths and will be wiped down frequently

Library

Beginning Monday, June 29, the Taylor Public Library has suspended Grab and Go services until further notice. Curbside pickup has resumed. For more details, please contact the Library at 512-352-3434.

  • Taylor Public Library will offer curbside pick up of library materials, Mondays-Fridays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To qualify for this service, you must have a valid library card.
    • To get started: Place your reserves online at https://taylor.biblionix.com/catalog or call the Taylor Public Library to pull materials:  512-352-3434.  Have your library card number handy.  
    • How many: There will be a limit of 5 items per household. Some checkout limits still apply.
    • Order handling: Library staff will pull your items & check them out to your library account.  If items are not available, staff will contact you for more options.
    • Scheduling: Staff will make an appointment for you to come & pick up your library materials.  Describe the vehicle you will be in.
    • Pickup: When you pull up in front of the library entrance at your appointment time, staff will bring the items out to you.  Please stay in your car, pop your trunk, and staff will put your items in and close your trunk.
    • Returning: Please use the outside book drop for return of all library materials.  All returned materials will be cleaned and quarantined before re-shelving.    

Moody Museum

  • The Moody Museum will be closed until further notice

Municipal Court

  • The Municipal Court lobby is closed to the public until further notice. Municipal Court can still be reached by phone at 512-352-5977 or by email at court@taylortx.gov
  • If you have a citation in which you have not yet appeared in court or contacted the court, please ensure that you review the options on your citation  and or visit our website here.
  • To pay online, visit our payment website here.

Parks and Recreation

  • The Murphy Park Pool and splashpads will remain closed at this time. 
  • All scheduled programs, activities, games, and rentals scheduled at Taylor Parks will be canceled until further notice.
  • What remains closed at this time: 
    • Skate Park
    • Tennis/Pickleball Courts
    • Practice Fields
    • Pavilions
    • Playscapes
    • Volleyball/basketball court areas
    • Restrooms in City parks
    • Pool
    • Splashpads 
  • What is open:
    • Hike and bike trails
    • Park open spaces
    • Sidewalks
    • Running track

Utility Billing

  • Utility payments can be paid by mail, online, in the dropbox at City Hall, the drive-through, or by phone. Utility billing will waive all fees for credit card payments done online here or by phone by calling 888-630-1666.
  • Disconnections will be waived through July 6.
  • Forms for Utility Billing are available in the lobby of City Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and can be submitted in the dropbox located at City Hall.

Waste Connections

  • Our partners, Waste Connections, have announced that they will be resuming normal collection operations starting June 1, 2020. In their correspondence with us, they said the following:

    “During the pandemic, our service quality has maintained a normal level of 99%+ uptime. Our customer service department, consisting of local representatives who adapted to working remotely from home, maintained an average hold time for our customers of less than one minute. To date, none of our frontline personnel have tested positive for Covid-19. We believe this success is due in large part to the support coming from our municipal partners and local community members.”

    We appreciate your patience with frontline personnel as they return to normal operations. To be up on the latest information, you can download Waste Connect, a mobile application offering service and recycling information available via Apple and Google Play:

    https://apps.apple.com/app/id1442351850

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.wcnx.mobile

Board and commission meetings

In many cases, in-person stakeholder meetings that are not time-sensitive will be canceled. Additionally, many boards and commissions meetings this week will be rescheduled or canceled. To check the status of a board or commission meeting, check the City’s calendar here


We encourage residents to continue to keep calm and take precautionary measures, such as washing your hands, staying at home if you are sick, and listening to the CDC and local health authorities. Also, be sure to sign up for our News Alerts on the City website, taylortx.gov, so you can be informed about any new developments.

We will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and will notify the public of any changes. 

Daily Updates from
Mayor Brandt Rydell

Daily updates from Mayor Brandt Rydell are posted on his Facebook page here as well as on the City of Taylor Facebook page here

Video updates will be provided on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Update for Friday,
August 7, 2020:

PRESS RELEASES