City of Taylor Mill Newsletter
From the Desk of Mayor Daniel L. Bell
January 2013



On behalf of the Taylor Mill City Commission and Staff I would like to wish each of you a Happy New Year!
2013 promises to be a busy year for the City of Taylor Mill and as the KY General Assembly kicks into high gear we are working diligently to track bills that have an impact on your local government.  Recently I had the honor of meeting in Frankfort with both Senator Damon Thayer and Senator Chris McDaniel to discuss various components of their legislative agenda.  During this visit I was also able to attend each of their swearing in ceremony's.  As a result, I would like to take a  moment and congratulate our newest Senator Chris McDaniel who represents the 23rd district and is a proud citizen of the City of Taylor Mill, and Senator Damon Thayer who has worked tirelessly in his efforts to represent Taylor Mill and its citizens in Frankfort during his tenure.  We wish both Senator McDaniel and Senator Thayer the best in their efforts to tackle the many issues currently plaguing the Commonwealth. 
As you know, KY 16 (Pride Parkway) construction will continue to bring many challenges in regards to traffic congestion throughout the next couple of years.  Phase 1 construction will be winding down about the same time Phase 2 construction will be in full swing.  Construction in some capacity on both phases will resume in the Spring as weather conditions improve and temperatures warm up.  We will keep you informed of construction developments as we are advised of them by the State Transportation Cabinet.  We would like to remind you to exercise caution while driving in the area and be mindful of slow traffic and changes in traffic patterns.  Always use caution and be on the look out for changes to traffic signage and implementation of detour routes.
In other departmental news......
Fire Department
Chimney Fires are one of the highest areas of origin for residential structure fires.  The Chimney Safety Institute of American reports that creosote accumulation is the leading cause of chimney fires.  A chimney that is dirty, blocked or is in disrepair can inhibit proper venting of smoke up the flue and can also cause a chimney fire.  Nearly all residential fires originating in the chimney are preventable.  An annual chimney inspection by a certified chimney sweep can prevent fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.  To keep your home safe from chimney fires follow these guidelines.
1.  Maintenance - a very important step in preventing chimney fires!
  • Have your chimney checked every year by a qualified chimney professional.
  • Burn only well seasoned hardwoods.
  • Install a chimney cap.
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector.
  • Have your chimney sweep ensure that your chimney has an appropriate liner.
  • Following a violent storm, earthquake, flood, or lightening strike have your chimney inspected for damage - inside and out.

2.  Prevention - remember prevention is your best defense against fire.

  • If you have a wood or coal stove be sure it is installed at least 36 inches away from the wall.  Keep combustible materials well away from the stove and chimney connector.  Place an approved stove board under the unit to protect the floor from heat and hot coals which might drop out.
  • Keep matches and lighters out or reach of children! - Store matches and lighters out of the sight and reach of children.

 3.  Be Prepared - know what to do in case of fire.  If you have a chimney fire evacuate your home immediately and call 911.

  •  Install Smoke Detectors - on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas.
  • Make and practice a Home Escape Plan - make an emergency escape plan with your family.  Be sure to have two ways out of every room.  Decide on a designated meeting place outside.  Then hold a fire drill and practice your plan annually.
  • Get Out and Stay Out - Go directly to your planned meeting place and stay there.  If you think someone is trapped inside notify the fire and police officers immediately.
  • Crawl low in smoke - if you are trapped in smoke, get down on your hands and knees and crawl to the nearest safe way out.  Smoke and toxic fumes rise so cleaner air is near the floor.
  • Stop, Drop, and Roll - If your clothes catch on fire, do not run, stop where you are, drop to the ground, and roll over and over to smother the flames.

Maintenance Department


Inclement weather is hard on roadways and large potholes can develop quickly.  Please report all potholes by calling our Maintenance Department at 859.581.3359 or by email our Maintenance Director at


Also, please remember that a snow emergency is issued anytime ice or heavy snow in excess of 2 inches or more is expected.  During these times on street parking is prohibited.  This allows our crews to clear and treat hazardous road conditions quickly and efficiently, making the roadways safe for travel.


Police Department


Sergeant Patrick Reis was recognized recently at a City Commission meeting for his outstanding detective work by solving the armed robberies of the Marathon Mini Mart, and the Grocery Bag.  During interrogations Sergeant Reis was also able to obtain confessions from the apprehended suspect to four additional armed robberies occurring in the Cities of Florence, Newport, and Erlanger.  Congratulations to Sergeant Reis on a job well done!



We would like to welcome our newest Police Officer Cyrus Harris.  Officer Harris joins us with experience from the Park Hills Police Department and the KY State Police - Office of Vehicle Enforcement.  We are pleased to have him join our staff and are confident he will be a great addition to our team.
Officer Ken Honchell was injured in 2012 in the line of duty during a foot pursuit.  As he recovers from his accident we would like to thank him for his dedication and service to the City of Taylor Mill.  We look forward to your his return to work in the near future.
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Daniel L. Bell
Daniel L. Bell, Mayor
City of Taylor Mill
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Recreation Committee
The Taylor Mill Recreation Committee will meet on Monday, January 28, 2013 to discuss various events scheduled for the 2013 calendar  year.  Anyone who would like to become a Recreation Committee Volunteer is welcome to attend.  The meeting will be held in the Taylor Mill Commission Chambers and will begin at 7:00 p.m.
 Tax Bills - Past Due
All property tax bills were due in full prior to the close of business on December 31, 2012 to be considered paid on time.
All bills paid after this date and time are required to include 15% penalty and 15% interest fees per Anum which continue to accrue until payment in full is received.
Unfortunately, we do not accept postmarks.  Anyone who has questions about their tax payments should contact our offices at 859.581.3234.
Position Vacancy
Asst City Clerk/Special Events Director

The City of Taylor Mill, KY, is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated and experienced individual for the position of full-time Assistant City Clerk/Special Events Coordinator.  The position reports directly to the City Administrator and the Assistant to the CAO and is responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of the Administration Department, implementing and overseeing Special Community Events and Programming, and rendering high quality service to our residents.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, as well as strong organizational, leadership skills and excellent customer service abilities.  He or she must also possess excellent writing skills and be proficient in various technology to create word processing documents, databases and spreadsheets, perform website maintenance, maintain social networking outlets, operate various office equipment, and be able to bend, lift and move items in excess of 25 pounds.  This individual will also be responsible for duties including, but not limited to attending and preparing minutes for all meetings of the City Commission and Board of Adjustments; Codification of Ordinances; records retention; interpreting City Ordinances and State Statutes; serve as the City Tax Collector; filing; payroll processing; CERS reporting; processing passports; preparing deposits; assisting in bank reconciliations; secretarial support to the CAO; oversee committee budgets; facilitate and manage Recreation Events such as Movies in the Park, Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Park Fest, etc; and  facilitate and manage the TWT Senior Citizen Group.

The successful candidate should possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in business, accounting, political science, public administration or another closely related field, supplemented by previous comparative work experience.  Must be able to obtain a CMC certificate, Notary Public, and Passport Acceptance Agent certification, hold a valid driver's license, and be bondable.

Entry Annual Salary:  $39,805.05 plus excellent benefit package. 

Resumes must be submitted to the Taylor Mill Administration Dept, Attn:  CAO, 5225 Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill, KY 41015 prior to 5 pm on Monday, February 11, 2013. 

Resumes submitted via email will not be accepted.  The City of Taylor Mill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Save 10%
Rent a shelter house in Pride Park during 2013 and save 10% off the rental price when you present this coupon prior to booking your rental. 
This offer is good on new rentals only when booked between February 1, 2013 and March 1, 2013.  Renter must present coupon at time of booking for offer to be valid.  All other rental rules and regulations apply.  
Offer Expires: March 1, 2013