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Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: City services adjusted due to governor's shutdown

COVID-19

All buildings, with the exception of the Police Department lobby and some district court functions, are closed to walk-in visitors until further notice, per Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s March 23, 2020 executive order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Please note that functions can be done online without visiting City Hall.

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The following is an update of how City departments are functioning currently during this pandemic:

Taylor Community Library: The library is completely closed to the public, and curbside service is no longer available during this time period. Staff is working from home to assign cards granting residents access to online materials, as well as checking email and messages.

Assessor, Human Resources and Budget & Finance: Residents can do business with all of these offices through telephone calls, emails or online forms.

Treasurer’s Office: If you are paying a bill, please pay online or use the drop box outside City Hall on Pine Street.

Animal Shelter: Do not come to the shelter. Residents should call and we will pick up stray animals and do the paperwork on site. If someone visits the shelter they are not permitted to enter the building. Animal control will take care of issues in the parking lot by taking proper precautions.

Ordinance: Officers will continue monitoring violations, extend warnings but avoid issuing tickets temporarily.

Department of Public Works: Residents should contact the customer service center or email to reach the DPW. All issues will be reviewed and we will respond accordingly. Essential work such as cold patch, water main breaks, sewer issues, etc. will continue.

Compost Site: Closed to public. We will continue receiving commercial vehicles for compost. Crews working on site for grinding, hauling etc.

Building Department: Phone appointments only. Inspections in residential homes suspended unless it is an extremely time sensitive (for a home closing, certificate of occupancy) or an emergency. Some inspections are still being completed (mostly exterior). Some commercial inspections are being completed when the building is not being occupied.

Police Department: Still responding to all calls for service. Lobby open. Locked down second floor administration/records division to contain the possible area of contamination.

  • Created an online report writing system
  • Accident reports are available from the following two websites after 72 hours: www.buycrash.com or http://payments.clemis.org/extservices. Fee is $13.
  • Copies of police reports are available at the front desk. Reports will need to be printed and approved by records personnel prior to distribution to the requesting party.
  • Freedom of Information Act requests can be completed through www. cityoftaylor.com. Discovery orders and FOIA requests can be brought to the front desk. The front desk officer will notify records bureau personnel.
  • Gun permits will still utilize the permit drop box and records bureau personnel will schedule appointment times with requesting parties.
  • Requests for return of property will still be taken by the front desk officer and the records bureau will schedule appointments with requesting parties.
  • Sex offender registration will be appointment only.

Fire Department: The department has suspended inspection runs, with some exceptions. However, after screening the caller TFD may go out to do an inspection if the caller is symptom free of illness and needs it for C/O or business license. Same procedure in place with tests for alarms or sprinklers.

Clerk’s Office: The only essential department offering at the moment is vital records. There is no need for anyone to come out on licensing; elections are far enough away that they are not a concern; and residents can register online. FOIA requests can be submitted online. Everything can be handled via email with the exception of death records.

Senior Center: The Ford Senior Center is closed. Messages may be left on the senior center’s phone number, (313) 291-7740. Emails can be sent to lrunkle@ci.taylor.mi.us.

23rd District Court: Operations will remain the same as previously announced.

Heritage Park Petting Farm: Closed to the public. If you have a scheduled birthday party during the closure, option to reschedule date or deposit will be refunded. (Offer good only if date is in the current closure time frame.) Animal care will continue on a daily basis. Veterinary care is available if needed. For questions, call 734-374-5946.

Recreation Center: Closed to visitors. To leave a message for our Parks and Recreation Department please call 734-374-8900 Option 2. However, email is our preferred method of communication at this time at ckermans-ditzhazy@ci.taylor.mi.us.

Lakes of Taylor, Taylor Meadows and Taylor Sportsplex: All closed to visitors. However, the Lake House Bar & Grille remains operational and is offering carryout and delivery. Call (734) 287-9001.

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