Host Dr. Paul Reeves and Karl Ziomek discuss the City of Taylor's newest Halloween event -- Hallow-Palooza. Special guest on today's podcast is Chelsea Nunnally, the new events programmer for the City. Hallow-Palooza, which includes a haunted house, truck-or-treat, trick-or-treat, pumpkin carving, snacks and event an outdoor showing of Hotel Transylvania 2, is scheduled for October 28 at Heritage Park.
Host Dr. Paul Reeves and Karl Ziomek host DPS Director Keith Boc and Deputy Director Glenn Nogiec, who discuss the DTE tree-trimming program. The program, currently under way in Taylor, targets overgrown around power lines. DTE says that two-thirds of the power outages in Taylor are directly related to problems with overgrown trees.
Dr. Paul Reeves and Karl Ziomek host Mayor Rick Sollars, who discusses an aggressive citywide program to convert Mercury-vapor and high-pressure sodium street lights to more energy-efficient LED.
Host Dr. Paul Reeves and Karl Ziomek interview Mayor Rick Sollars about the return of La-Z-Boy to the "Eureka Way!" corridor. La-Z-Boy will anchor a new multi-tenant development at 21300 Eureka, the site of the old Taylor Tool, which has been vacant for a decade and a half. City Council OK'd a Brownfield development plan for the site at its September 6 meeting.
Dr. Paul Reeves and Karl Ziomek host Mayor Rick Sollars, who discusses a new City of Taylor project, which will convert the old gymnasium at the Taylor Recreation Center (Goddard Road near Pardee) into a new hi-tech indoor baseball/softball training facility. The new facility would support the City's four Little Leagues along with many others.
Host Dr. Paul Reeves discusses the City of Taylor's new inflatable outdoor movie screen system with Mayor Rick Sollars and Communications & Marketing Director Karl Ziomek. The system is being purchased thanks to a $25,000 donation from an anonymous donor, and will be arriving in Taylor soon. The mayor plans to schedule one or two free outdoor movies this year, and then roll out a complete schedule in various locations next year.
Host Dr. Paul Reeves, Mayor Rick Sollars and Communications & Marketing Director Karl Ziomek talk baseball -- the 36th annual Junior League World Series is off and rolling at Heritage Park. Due to the weather conditions over the weekend, the fireworks show is now scheduled for Wednesday, August 17. Why not stop by the field and enjoy the competition!
Dr. Paul Reeves and Karl Ziomek host Police Chief Mary Sclabassi and Fire Chief Stephen Portis as they promote "Cruise for a Cause," "Police in the Park" and many more programs and events focusing on public safety in Taylor.
Dr. Paul Reeves hosts an indepth discussion on the results of the August 2, 2016, primary election results in the City of Taylor with Mayor Rick Sollars and Communications & Marketing Director Karl Ziomek. A City Charter revision proposal was defeated by a 55-45 margin during the election, and Mayor Sollars discusses some of the issues within that campaign.
Host Dr. Paul Reeves and City Communications & Marketing Director Karl Ziomek host City Clerk Cindy Bower, who discusses the Tuesday, August 2 elections. Several issues are on the ballot, including primary races, Wayne County ballot questions and a charter revision initiative in the City of Taylor. For voters who seek more information on that charter question, they should also listen to the July 7 podcast, featuring Mayor Rick Sollars and Councilman Alex Garza.