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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Good to Great Neighborhood Program enters next area

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The neighborhoods between Goddard, Pardee, Brest and Telegraph Road have been selected as Area #7 for the City of Taylor’s ongoing “Good to Great (G2G) Neighborhood Improvement Program.”  Work will begin in that area on Monday, July 29.

Good to Great focuses on making enhancements such as beautification, parks, signage, trees, utilities, roads, catch basins, neighborhood businesses, LED lighting, blight removal, sewer maintenance and even public safety. 

The goal is neighborhood improvement and compliance. Residents will see our City workers and officials coming through the area to not only get a first-hand view of the neighborhood but to connect with the residents and get a better understanding of the needs. 

During this effort we welcome your comments and concerns. All feedback can be directed to Good to Great Program Coordinator Sam DiCicco at sdicicco@ci.taylor.mi.us.  Please title your email “Good to Great” Program, Area #7.

As part of this program, the Taylor Police will be holding a meet-and-greet session with residents at 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, at McDowell Elementary School. This is an opportunity for the police officers to interact with the residents to get a better understanding of the safety concerns in your area.  Please stop by and chat with them. 

G2G will offer FREE mulch for your own property enhancement. The City of Taylor have free mulch located in the following locations:

  • Dead end of Clinton Street
  • Dead end of Brest Street
  • Parking lot of McDowell Elementary School

We will keep mulch there as long as it is being used, during the program.

G2G also offers a new tree program for replacements or additions of trees in the easement (between sidewalk and street) of your property.  These are easement-friendly trees and are offered at a discount price of $200.  Once you have purchased a tree from the following list, we will install them in your easement in a bed of soft-edge mulch and provide a slow release watering bag per tree.  There is NO WARRANTY for the trees in this program.

The following are the trees that are being offered:

  • Kwanzan Cherry                                                            
  • Celestial Dogwood
  • Pacific Sunset Maple

City ordinance calls for one easement tree per residence (two if on a corner lot).  If you are requesting additional trees, the plan would be subject to inspection prior to installation to assure compliance.

If you are interested in purchasing a new tree from this program please fill out the form in the letter recently sent to residents of the area, and return it to Sam DiCicco @ City Hall, 23555 Goddard Rd., Taylor, MI 48180.  Please make checks or money orders payable to: City of Taylor.        

As we begin our work, please pardon our dust. Improvements are on the way! 

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