Op-Ed: Mark Kreimborg for Taylor Mill City Commission
Mon, 11/07/2016 - 16:59 RCN Newsdesk
Up until 2010 I was the Mayor of Taylor Mill for 21 years, leaving only to become Kenton County's Deputy Judge/Executive. I have lived in Taylor Mill for 62 years where Debby and I raised our 3 children, Scott, Stephanie, and Stacie, where they all attended Scott High School.
Throughout my tenure as Mayor this city made great strides, The Shoppes of Taylor Mill (Remke) saw major development, our police department was part time and now is a full time professional force that is Nationally Accredited. Our Fire Department was all volunteer, today it is a combination of full time and volunteers. Also, we were one of the first smaller departments in Northern Kentucky to have Advanced Life Support (ALS) on our life squads. When I was first elected to the city commission in 1985 we had a part time crew doing snow removal. Our full time Maintenance Department today does a spectacular job of snow removal as well as maintaining Pride Park.
When we purchased the land on Taylor Mill Road for our park which consists of approximately 75 acres...we paid cash for the land, the home, and the out buildings. Several years ago we sold the Taylor Mill Water Department to Northern Kentucky Water District for $3,000,000.00, they paid us over a 15 year period. Since that time we paid off all the debt in the city, and now pay cash for all major purchases.
The continuation of our professional Development Plan is important, we need to stick as closely to that plan as possible, if not we could end up with a mess such as Colerain Avenue with all types of businesses everywhere. Careful planning is important to the gateway and uniqueness of our city.
The City of Taylor Mill is solvent, we are 100% debt free, and now pay cash for all major purchases...for which I am very proud.
I am asking you for your vote on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
Photo: Mark Kreimborg (RCN file)