TAYLOR, MI – Beginning on Monday, November 9th, 2020, City Hall in Taylor will return to “appointment-only” visits, due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and the coming cold weather. Otherwise, it will be closed to the public.
“We don’t want people waiting in line outside the door in the snow,” Mayor Rick Sollars said, “and given the spikes we’ve seen in the virus, we don’t want to risk visitors getting sick or spreading the illness.”
All departments will continue to work a full schedule. If you visit City Hall, you must make an appointment beforehand. Entry will only be allowed through the Goddard Road entrance, where you will be greeted by a staff member. Unscheduled visits will not be allowed, and building capacities will be heavily monitored. If you have questions or to schedule an appointment, call (734) 287-6550 Option 0.
If you are ill, or your appointment can wait, city officials encourage you to delay any interaction, and practice mask-wearing, safe personal hygiene and social distancing.
The City of Taylor wants to continue to serve the public in the best way possible through the pandemic. The important thing to remember is that they don’t have to be face to face to do business.
Note of the following options:
- If you are paying a bill, please pay online or use the drop box outside City Hall on Pine Street. Water bill payments are due by 5 p.m. November 13. They suggest that you do not wait until the last minute, and payments can be made through the drop box, if possible
- Any visit that can be accomplished by telephone, form or email is preferred to walk-in customers
- Many functions involving visits to City Hall can be done via the Internet. Click on www.cityoftaylor.com for more information. Many business functions can be handled online through the “City Form” center, including issues with the assessor’s office (address changes, etc.), building department, budget and finance, central purchasing, City Clerk (FOIA requests, etc.) and almost every other department
- If you want to be informed of happenings, news and other functions involving the City, sign up for the “Notify Me” program
- For many common concerns, use the free “iCare Taylor” app, which is available at The App Store
- City Council meetings will continue on schedule. While the public cannot attend, you can participate through our Virtual Meetings portal, where you can view online, ask questions or make comments. Smaller meetings will continue to allow limited visitors.
The City of Taylor is apologizing for any inconvenience this may cause its residents but feel it very necessary.