Street Maintenance and Reconstruction Program

The City of Taylor continues to address the condition of streets in the city limits and how to maintain them. Over the years various methods have been tried but the ultimate hurdle is the cost to repair, rehabilitate, and maintain over 100 miles of city streets.

Transportation User Fee Established, February 11, 2016
City Council approved a Transportation User Fee to be used to maintain and repair the city road system.  The fee goes into effect June 1, 2016 and will be collected on the utility bill.  Residents pay a flat rate of $8 per month and businesses have a six tiered fee schedule contained in Ordinance 2016-03

FAQ's on the TUF

Historical Timeline

City Council Meeting Presentation, August 11, 2015
City Council received a presentation from Sledge Engineering regarding the Transportation User Fee. An updated fee schedule and category list has been developed and not yet presented to City Council.

You can also view the original August 11th presentation here.

2nd Public Meeting August 25, 2015, 6 pm
City Council has asked the Committee to assist in educating the public on a method to fund the street program by creating a Transportation User Fee. The second meeting will also be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall so that it could be broadcast live as well as videotaped for viewing at a later date.

Street Maintenance and Reconstruction Committee 2014

In February, 2014, the City Council appointed a citizen committee to assist in exploring funding mechanisms and program options regarding a street maintenance program and to make recommendations concerning street reconstruction. Once a plan is in place this committee will also assist council in developing methods to educate the public and provide feedback as the process moves forward.

On January 8, 2015, the Committee presented a final report to the City Council.

Committee Minutes
Committee Agendas
Committee Members:

Ed Komandosky, Chair Dolores Garza, Vice Chair
Lonnie Zycha
Mary Flores
Jose Orta
Joe Naizer
Andrew Gonzales
Eric Weiner
Erwin Stauffer
Dave Bogan
John Nelson

Neighborhood Meetings
In an effort to get feedback from the community the Committee held meetings around the city during the month of July, 2014. Participants were encouraged to complete survey forms and the survey results were presented to City Council on August 28, 2014. Results included residents from nearly all the streets.

Street Inventory
In 2012, Sledge Engineering, LLC provided a detailed analysis and inventory of the streets, curbs and gutters, and infrastructure. The results is a comprehensive report and map of current street conditions that now serves as a working document to address these issues.

Phase I Street Renovation Program

On April 25, 2013, City Council approved the Phase I Street Renovation Program (link includes a map and list of streets) at a cost of $5.4 million dollars. This first phase will resurface all streets in the Downtown Area, resurface all other streets citywide considered Fair and bring them up to Good, and rebuild 1st Street. While this represents a small section of the city, it was critical to Council to get the program started as they continue to develop a plan to fund the ongoing maintenance and rebuilding of the remaining streets throughout the city. On April 24, 2014 council awarded the contract to Ramming Paving for this project.