TAYLOR — Taylor’s Good to Great Neighborhood Program will be moving into three new areas on July 13.
The new areas are:
• Area 16 includes the Taylor Parks Elementary School neighborhood between Pelham, Ecorse, Monroe and the railroad tracks cutting through to the north
• Area 17 includes the Taylor North Central Little League fields neighborhood between Pardee, Beverly, Telegraph and Ecorse
• Area 18 includes the Ames Highway neighborhood between Troy, Beverly, Telegraph and Ecorse.
Residents in these locations will be receiving G2G information by mail this week.
Good to Great focuses on making enhancements such as beautification to parks, signage, trees, utilities, roads, catch basins, neighborhood businesses, LED lighting, and includes blight removal, sewer maintenance and even public safety.
City employees and contractors are working in your area, all are doing so under the safety measures handed down during this global health crisis. The city is monitoring the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and state and local health authorities for best practices during this period.
While workers can interact with residents as they work in the neighborhoods, residents should follow strict social distancing standards, and encourage the use of facemasks during such interactions.
As part of this program, the Taylor olice will hold meet-and-greet session with residents in each new area. Residents can have a conversation with law enforcements officers in a relaxed setting:
• Area 16 at 4:30 p.m. July 21 at Jaycee Park (behind Taylor Parks Elementary School).
• Area 17 at 5 p.m. at the TNC Fields, 6750 Pardee.
• Area 18 at 5 p.m. at Atlas Park, 24504 Ecorse.
G2G offers free mulch for own property enhancement. The city will have mulch at certain locations within the designated areas throughout the program.
As part of the G2G program, the city 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, offered at a discount price of $200.
Once you have purchased a tree, the city will install it for free in your easement in a bed of soft-edge mulch and provide a slow release watering bag per tree.
The trees that are being offered are: Kwanzan cherry, pink flowering dogwood, and purple flowering/green leaf red bud. For more information, see the G2G mailer.
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.
The G2G program invites feedback, which can be directed to Good to Great Program Coordinator Sam DiCicco at [email protected] Title your email “Good to Great” Program, and designate your area.
Source: City of Taylor