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Boards & Commissions
The City of Taylor has a dedicated group of individuals who give their time and talents to moving the City forward through their participation on City Boards and Commissions. The City of Taylor has over 90 volunteers who participate on 8 advisory boards and 6 decision making boards. There are many ways to get involved through any of the following boards and commissions.
Residents interested in serving on a board are encouraged to submit an application at any time. The City Council makes appointments to various Boards and Commissions in February and August each year.
DESCRIPTION OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Animal Control Appeals Board and Shelter Advisory Committee meets quarterly and consists of a licensed veterinarian, a county or city official, a representative from an animal welfare organization, and an animal control shelter staff person.
Civil Service Commission is a three member board appointed by the City Manager to adopt rules regarding hiring and promotional processes, the disciplinary process, maintenance of personnel files, and other subjects as defined by Civil Service Law.
Library Advisory Board meets the 2nd Tuesday each month at 6pm and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding library operations and to help ensure that the Library meets the needs of the City.
Main Street Advisory Board meets the third Wednesday each month to carry out an annual action plan for implementation of a downtown revitalization program focused on: design/historic preservation, promotion, organization/management, and economic restructuring/development.
Moody Museum Advisory Board meets on the third Tuesday at 5:30 pm every other month and makes recommendations regarding the operation of the Moody Museum.
Parks and Recreation meets the third Wednesday at 6 pm to make recommendations to the City Council regarding sports and recreational programs, and facilities and helps ensure that they meet present and future needs.
Planning & Zoning Commission meets the second Tuesday at 6 pm and makes decisions regarding platting or replatting of land into subdivisions within the corporate limits and within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the regulations of the use of land, location of buildings, and the locations of businesses, in respect to their environments.
Public Arts Advisory Board meets the fourth Wednesday of each month and whose purpose is to promote the acquisition by the City of works of art in public places and to raise awareness, interest and funding for art in public places. Members to serve 3-year terms.
Taylor Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) meets at 5:00 pm once a month (usually the third Wednesday) and promotes, assists, and enhances economic development activities for the City.
Taylor Housing Authority meets on Tuesday afternoon and establishes policy and reviews operations of subsidized housing in Taylor. One member must be a Housing Authority resident.
Tree Advisory Board meets quarterly on Tuesday at 6 pm to discuss beautification of the city through the planting and maintenance of trees and assist staff with the annual Arbor Day event.
Zoning Board of Adjustments meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6 pm (or as needed) to hear and decide special exceptions to the zoning ordinance and rules on appeals. This board is autonomous.