TAYLOR — The neighborhoods bordered by Goddard, Pardee, Brest and Telegraph Roads were selected as Area 7 for the city’s ongoing Good to Great Neighborhood Improvement Program. Work began in that area July 29.
G2G 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 city workers and officials going 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 the city welcomes comments and concerns. All feedback can be directed to Good to Great Program Coordinator Sam DiCicco at [email protected] Title emails “Good to Great Program, Area #7.”
As part of this program, Taylor police will host a meet-and-greet session with residents at 5 p.m. Aug. 13, at McDowell Elementary School, 22929 Brest St. This is an opportunity for the police officers to interact with the residents to get a better understanding of the safety concerns in the area.
G2G will offer free mulch for property enhancement. The city will have free mulch located at:
• Dead end of Clinton Street.
• Dead end of Brest Street.
• Parking lot of McDowell Elementary School.
Mulch will be kept 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 properties. These are easement-friendly trees and cost $200.
Kwanzan cherry, celestial dogwood, and Pacific sunset maple are the trees available.
The city will install the trees in easements 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.
City ordinance allows for one easement tree per residence — two if on a corner lot. All installation plans are subject to inspection prior to installation to assure compliance.
To purchase a tree, Area 7 residents may fill out the form in the letter recently sent to them, and return it to: Sam DiCicco @ City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road, Taylor, MI, 48180. Make checks or money orders payable to: City of Taylor.
Source: The city of Taylor