The DriveTime Automotive Group Inc., based in Tempe, Arizona, is coming to the City of Taylor. It will take over the old Taylor Ford location on Telegraph Road, just north of Goddard. That site was owned by the Ray Whitfield family.
Host Dr. Paul Reeves, Mayor Rick Sollars and Karl Ziomek discuss the news on this week's podcast.
DriveTime sells, leases and finances care to customers with credit issues. The company was formerly known as Ugly Duckling, before being renamed DriveTime in 2002.
It has spun off many companies, includes Carvana, GO Financial, Silverrock Group and Bridgecrest Acceptance Corporation. As of 2015, it was in approximately 130 locations in the U.S., with 3,800 employees.
Fire Chief Stephan Portis and Commander Tim Grapentine visit with host Dr. Paul Reeves and Karl Ziomek to discuss the importance of fire safety.
Tune in and take some notes ... these tips can save lives!
Host Dr. Paul Reeves, Karl Ziomek and Mayor Rick Sollars are joined by Taylor resident Jim Taylor, the founder and organizer of the annual Heritage Park Cleanup Day.
The 2017 cleanup, the fourth annual, is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22.
The cleanup day attracts more than 200 volunteers each year to Heritage Park. Everyone patrols the facility and collects debris. During the initial outing in 2014, nearly 270 volunteers collected entire trash out of the park to fill many, many full truckloads.
Since the event started, the park has improved in leaps and bounds.
Downriver military veterans can receive a free Wayne County Veterans ID card during a special signup day at Taylor City Hall on March 24.
Host Dr. Paul Reeves, Karl Ziomek and Mayor Rick Sollars announce that Wahlburgers is coming to Eureka Road. It will be the second Wahlburgers to locate in Michigan.
Host Dr. Paul Reeves, Karl Ziomek and Mayor Rick Sollars are joined by Department of Public Services Deputy Director Glenn Nogiec.
DTE Energy is currently replacing old mercury vapor streetlights in various parts of the City with new LED lights. The new version should give better coverage and improve costs.
Host Dr. Paul Reeves and Mayor Rick Sollars are joined by Golf, Parks & Recreation Director Jeff Dobek and Human Resources Director Sheila Gorski-Schulte to discuss the upcoming City of Taylor job fairs.
The job fairs are scheduled for February 23 at the Taylor Sportsplex, and February 25 at the Lakes of Taylor Golf Course. The City has about 75 seasonal positions available.
Host Dr. Paul Reeves and Karl Ziomek focus on the 2017 State of the City address, scheduled for Thursday, February 23, at the Lakes of Taylor Golf Course Banquet Facility.
Host Dr. Paul Reeves, Mayor Rick Sollars and Karl Ziomek are joined by Chrystal Kermans-Ditzhazy and Guido Ulin to discuss the rollout of the new Indoor Baseball Center inside the Taylor Recreation Center.
Today's podcast focuses on the rollout of the City of Taylor's all-new website. Included in the discussion are host Dr. Paul Reeves, Director of Communications and Marketing Karl Ziomek and Mayor Rick Sollars.