Updates from the City
According to Williamson County as of noon March 31 there are 50 confirmed cases in Williamson County and 1 death. At this time, there are no cases confirmed in Taylor. For the most current information from Williamson County and Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD), including current numbers of confirmed cases, please visit the WCCHD dashboard, which is updated daily at noon.
City of Taylor
There currently are no changes to essential City services including public safety and City of Taylor water and sewer services. All City buildings, including City Hall, Public Works, Utility Billing, and Maintenance, will be closed to the public until April 13. Residents will still be able to contact City Hall employees through telephone or email. To contact City Hall, call 512-352-3675.
**Dates are subject to change**
- Blackland Prairie Days set for May 2 is canceled. We will look to see if it can be rescheduled on a later date in the year.
- The Community Clean Up event scheduled for April 25 is canceled.
- Kite Day scheduled for March 28 is canceled.
- The Bruce Lynn recognition ceremony scheduled for April 4 is canceled.
- Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 11 has been canceled.
- Coffee with a Cop scheduled for April 17 has been canceled.
- The Airport Office & Pilot’s Lounge will be closed to the public until April 13 at this time.
- Airport customers and tenants will still be able to contact Airport employees through telephone at 512-352-5747 or by email at email@example.com.
- The Airport Courtesy Vehicle will not be available for use until April 13 at the earliest.
- A public use restroom is available on the East end (facing the road) of the “C” hangars.
- Please expect delays in response times for any mechanical and fuel system issues or problems.
- The Animal Shelter will be open for reclaims and adoptions only; no owner surrenders will be accepted through April 13. The Animal Shelter can be reached by phone at 512-352-5483.
- The front desk at City Hall is closed through April 13. Phone calls can still be made to City Hall by calling 512-352-3675.
- Permits for Development Services can be submitted through MyPermitNow.org.
- Forms for Development Services are available in the lobby of City Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and can be submitted in the dropbox located at City Hall.
- The Heritage Square Farmers Market will remain open at this time. Farmers markets are exempt from both the Texas Governor’s order as well as the Williamson County order so long as markets follow CDC guidelines.
- The Market will take the following precautions to ensure the safety of our customers and vendors:
- There will be no sampling of products
- Booths will be placed farther apart- Only food vendors will be set up
- Vendors will wear gloves
- Tables will not have table cloths and will be wiped down frequently
- Taylor Public Library will be closed through April 13.
- All activities and programs are canceled through April 13.
- The Moody Museum will be closed until further notice
- The Municipal Court lobby is closed to the public until April 13. Municipal Court can still be reached by phone at 512-352-5977 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- All court dates scheduled for Municipal Court on March 19, 20, 26, and March 27 will be rescheduled for a future date and notice will be sent to each defendant.
- If you have a citation in which you have not yet appeared in court or contacted the court, please ensure that you review the options on your citation and or visit our website here.
- To pay online, visit our payment website here.
Parks and Recreation
- All scheduled programs, activities, and rentals scheduled at Taylor Parks will be canceled through May 11. For questions, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 512-352-5818
- Splash pads at all City parks will continue to stay off until further notice.
- In response to the Stay Safe, Stay Home order issued by Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell on March 24, the City of Taylor is closing the skate park, pavilions, playscapes, volleyball/basketball/tennis court areas, and restrooms in city parks effective at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24. City hike and bike trails, park open spaces, sidewalks, and running track will remain open for active use within the current permitted constraints of social and physical distancing in accordance with Williamson County’s Stay Safe, Stay Home Order.
- Utility payments can be paid by mail, online, in the dropbox at City Hall, the drive-through, or by phone. Utility billing will waive all fees for credit card payments done online here or by phone by calling 888-630-1666.
- Disconnections will be waived through April 13.
- Forms for Utility Billing are available in the lobby of City Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and can be submitted in the dropbox located at City Hall.
- Beginning Monday, March 23, all Residential collection services are reduced to “cart only” in order to reduce chance of contact of our personnel with solid waste via manual pickup. Contents outside of container will not be collected to reduce risk of exposure of operational personnel. This includes suspension of collection Residential Bulk & Brush.
- We begin operational triage to prioritize coverage of services most essential to the health and safety of our community partners. Lower priority services are more susceptible to delays or temporary suspension. Prioritization (from low to high) of collections services are deemed as follows:
- Industrial/Construction Recycle (Lowest Priority)
- Industrial/Construction Trash
- Commercial (Non-Residential) Recycle
- Commercial (Non-Residential) Trash
- Residential Bulk & Brush
- Residential Recycle
- Residential Trash (Highest Priority)
- For more information, click here.
Board and commission meetings
In many cases, in-person stakeholder meetings that are not time-sensitive will be canceled. Additionally, many boards and commissions meetings this week will be rescheduled or canceled.
We encourage residents to continue to keep calm and take precautionary measures, such as washing your hands, staying at home if you are sick, and listening to the CDC and local health authorities. Also, be sure to sign up for our News Alerts on the City website, taylortx.gov, so you can be informed about any new developments.
We will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and will notify the public of any changes.
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