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Dec 27, 2016

Bubba's 33 is the newest addition to the ever-expanding Eureka Road corridor. The restaurant will be locating in a new Burlington Square building, near Art Van's and the Men's Warehouse (nearest Eureka and Racho roads). Mayor Rick Sollars, Dr. Paul Reeves and Karl Ziomek discuss the topic on this week's City of Taylor Podcast.

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Bubba's 33 is a family sports restaurant serving stone-baked pizza, burgers and beer. It's founder, Kent "Bubba" Taylor, is also the CEO of the Texas Roadhouse chain. The average Bubba's 33 location is approximately 7,800 square feet and holds 321 guests.




Dec 22, 2016

Dr. Paul Reeves and Karl Ziomek host Mayor Rick Sollars during a discussion of the recently published Plante Moran Audit Presentation to the City Council, for the year ending June 30, 2016.

The City now has a $5.4M unassigned fund balance (rainy day fun) v. just several years ago, when Taylor had a $5M shortfall and was under a State of Michigan-mandated deficit elimination program.

Dec 16, 2016

The City of Taylor's Planning Commission OK'd plans this week for a new BJ's Brewhouse/Restaurant in the Eureka Road-Pardee area. It will be built in the Southland Center outlot.

Host Dr. Paul Reeves and Karl Ziomek discuss the new development with Mayor Rick Sollars. The trio also talks about the wide-ranging developments along Eureka Way! including renovations inside Southland Center, the new Menards, La-Z-Boy and many other business developments.

BJ's will be building its top elevation in Taylor, and will offer outdoor seating, mirco-brews and uses local brew masters for many of its offerings.

It also offers a "Buy a Hero a Beer" program nationwide, so if you want to buy a beer for a local police officer, firefighter or military personnel in a certain location, you can do so. BJ's is heavily involved in the "Wounded Warrior" program.


Dec 10, 2016

Mayor Rick Sollars discusses the plight of the Taylor Fire Department, from its most recent history, new vehicles and a new bargaining agreement, with host Dr. Paul Reeves and Karl Ziomek.

Dec 1, 2016

In this week's podcast, host Dr. Paul Reeves, Karl Ziomek and Mayor Rick Sollars discuss holiday events in the City of Taylor.

The recent Winter Festival and Santa's Magic Forest kicked off the opening of the season, with much more to follow heading toward Christmas Day.

Nov 22, 2016

Dr. Paul Reeves and Karl Ziomek host Mayor Rick Sollars, who discusses roadwork across the City of Taylor.

The discussion covers the specific locations targeted, along with explaining issues like concrete panel replacement, hot mix asphalt, PASER ratings and many other factors.

Taylor has spent almost $4M in street repair this year and has repaired about 10 miles of roadwork

Nov 17, 2016

Dr. Paul Reeves and Karl Ziomek play host to Mayor Rick Sollars and Events Programmer Chelsea Nunnally in a discussion of the 2016 Taylor Winter Festival, scheduled for Saturday, November 26.

Highlights are plentiful, including the Taylor Ford Parade down Goddard and Pardee (4 p.m.), Masco Winterfest Activities at Heritage Park (4:15), Realty Transition Official Tree Lighting (6:15) and Taylor Chevrolet Winter Fireworks Display (approximately 6:30).

The festival marks the opening of Santa's Magic Forest at the Heritage Park Activities Center.

Nov 10, 2016

Host Dr. Paul Reeves and Karl Ziomek welcome Department of Public Services Director Keith Boc to the show, and discuss the installation of new parking spots dedicated to senior citizens, expectant mothers and veterans.

Look for the dedicated parking spots to appear in City-owned lots across the community in the upcoming weeks.

Nov 2, 2016

Host Dr. Paul Reeves, Mayor Rick Sollars and Karl Ziomek are joined on the podcast by new Taylor School District Supt. Ben Williams as they discuss the proposed Taylor School District School Improvement Bond.

The bond, which will appear on the November 8 General Election ballot, calls for a 0.96-mill levy for five years. The 0.96-mill levy would essentially be financially neutral to taxpayers, who were paying the exact same rate for a 20-year bond that previously targeted improvements across the City's southwest end. That 20-year bond fell off the tax rolls last year.


Oct 27, 2016

Many cities in the Metro Detroit area have recently faced class-action lawsuits, all filed by the same law firm and focusing on the water and sewer funds in those communities.

Host Dr. Paul Reeves and Karl Ziomek discuss the issue with Mayor Rick Sollars in this week's podcast.

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