Notes from Taylor Mill: Waste Fee, Tax Rates Set
Notes from the Taylor Mill City Commission from November 11:
The waste management annual assessment has been adopted at $145 per year for residents in Taylor Mill.
The compensating rate for real estate tax was set at 0.439 for every $100 of value and the ad valorum tax rate was set at .750 for every $100.
Taylor Mill has proclaimed November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in the city. Upwards of 78 percent of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die in the first year of prognosis.
Taylor Mill firefighter Bryan Lynch has resigned from his full-time position, but will stay on as a part-time member of the department, working 12-hour shifts every third day. The fire department intends to hire another full-time and part-time firefighter and will start the interview process later this month.
Tax bills are due on December 31 at 5 p.m. The bills can be delivered or mailed to the City Building, but the city discourages residences from using the blue box in front of the building as it is for water bills only.
A new truck has been purchased for the maintenance department that replaces a 21-year old vehicle that had been badly rusted from prolonged salt exposure over the years. The new truck is a Ford 550 with a stainless steel bed to prevent salt erosion.
Taylor Mill Police will be fully trained and ready to use the new body-worn cameras by December 1.
The Christmas tree lighting will take place on Sunday, November 29 from 4 - 6 at the Park Place Community Center. There will be photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, characters from the movie Frozen, and an ice sculpture demonstration from 300 lbs. of ice. Crafts, letters to Santa, a bonfire, and a performance from the Taylor Mill Elementary School Choir is also planned for the evening.
Written by Bryan Burke, associate editor