City of Taylor Mill
From the Desk of Mayor Daniel L. Bell                       January 2014    
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   Upcoming Events

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February 8th, 2014 

TM SilverLake Day


 Between the hours of

11 am to 3 pm on Feb 8th, there will be a free Taylor Mill Day at Silver Lake Recreational Facility in Erlanger, KY.  


In order to attend you must call and schedule an appointment with one of Silverlake's Membership Advisors to over the rules of the facility and what amenities can be used. 


 To make your appointment please contact them directly at 859.342.2602.


Zumba Classes

Set to Begin!

The Taylor Mill Recreation Committee, in conjunction with the City of Taylor Mill, is offering two (2) Zumba Dance Classes at the Taylor Mill Firehouse, located at 5225 Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill, KY with certified instructor Lori Deutscher.
Each class will run consecutively over the same six (6) week period with all classes held on Thursdays, beginning February 27, 2014 and ending April 3, 2014.
The following classes will be offered:
*Learning the Moves
5:45 pm to 6:15 pm
$25.00 per 6 week session
*Zumba Regular Session
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
$45.00 per 6 week session
For those interested in participating, please contact Michelle at to obtain a registration form electronically.
Checks should be made payable to the City of Taylor Mill.
Classes are limited so please register now!





A special thank you to everyone who donated towards our Annual Canned Food Drive and our Holiday Adopt A Family Project.

We were once again able to provide Christmas to a family in need via the Salvation Army and were also  able to provide non-perishable holiday meal bags to almost 60 families who are in need this holiday season.

Thank you so much for your generosity!



The weather has been a little difficult to handle over the past couple of weeks and I am sure more than a few of you are getting a little cabin fever.  Keep the faith, Spring is only a short time away!
In the meantime, I would like to commend our Maintenance Department for all their hard work over the last several snow and ice events.  Our crews are dedicated to making sure roadways are safe to travel upon and that morning and evening rush hour commutes are as painless as possible.  If you see one of these staff members in the field please take a minute to thank them for all their efforts.  I know that they would greatly appreciate the positive feedback.
On a more personal note, Valentine's Day is only a few short weeks away.  Remember to celebrate the occasion and tell those that you love and care about how much they mean to you on this day and always.
Warmest Regards,
Daniel L. Bell, Mayor
City of Taylor Mill

  Taylor Mill Fire/EMS Department  
In response to recent emergency calls, the Taylor Mill Fire/EMS Department has noticed an increased number of homes that have Carbon Monoxide (CO) related concerns and issues.  On occasion CO Detectors activate due to dust particles or the detector is worn out, but we encourage you to exercise caution if this occurs by contacting us for response.
The Companies that make Detectors recommend that on a monthly cycle you test and vacuum the outside of the unit.  They also advise that units between 5 to 10 years of life can give you false readings.  Therefore, we recommend you replace your units every 5 years.
If you have questions about the life span of your CO Detector and/or Smoke Detectors look on the back of the unit for replacement information or company contact numbers where you can obtain more information directly from them.  Remember CO is a colorless and odorless gas that will make you sick and ultimately lead to death.  You can never be too cautious!
Additionally, the Taylor Mill Fire/EMS Department is offering CPR training on the 4th Saturday of each month at Station 1, located behind City Hall at 5225 Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill, KY.  Classes start at 9:30 am, anyone who would like to become certified should contact us at 859.581.6565 for more information.
Taylor Mill Maintenance Department
The Taylor Mill Maintenance Department has used a significant amount of salt material to respond to approximately 40" of snow so far this winter season.
As you can imagine, the cost of responding to excessive snow and ice events does lead to budgetary overruns and concerns.  In salt alone we have spent an estimated $35,000 to date with more expenses associated with it to come over the course of the next several weeks.
As in all of our operations we will continue to monitor closely all of our budgetary issues in order to remain fiscally responsible and accountable to the citizens and taxpayers that we serve. 
Taylor Mill Police Department
Congratulations to Officer James Mills who worked diligently on the receipt of a Homeland Security Grant that the TMPD was awarded in 2013 for the purpose of upgrading Mobile Data Computers, acquiring Tablets and other technology related items for use by members of the police department for law enforcement purposes.  The grant award was for $10,800.   Officer Mills not only authored the grant but is also overseeing the procurement of the equipment.  He is to be commended for his outstanding efforts!
In the Fall of 2013 the Police Department acquired a new Ford Interceptor, all wheel drive SUV to use for routine patrol.  This all terrain vehicle was fully outfitted with all the necessary law enforcement equipment and was placed into service prior to the onset of inclement weather.  To date it has been used across all shifts to help navigate and patrol safely the icy snow covered roadways we've encountered recently as the result of the winter season.  This vehicle has certainly increased officer safety and helps insure swift response times to emergency calls during challenging weather  and topographical conditions.
Article  Mayor's Corner          
As you may be aware, at our last Commission Meeting several residents came to discuss the permitted use guidelines in the District of Taylor Mill DTM 2 Zone.  During this meeting there was a fair amount of criticism in regards to the timing of the text amendments submitted by the City to the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC) for review and recommendation.  As a result, I would like to clarify to all interested parties the procedure for considering a text amendment change to the Taylor Mill Zoning Code.   The proper procedure, which was followed by all City Officials, is outlined below:
A Text Amendment Application can only be submitted by the City or the Kenton County Planning Commission.  It most cases the City consults with the NKAPC Planning Staff first for assistance with specific language.
The Application is then submitted to the NKAPC for a public hearing before the Kenton County Planning Commission (KCPC).
NKAPC Staff reviews the application and sends notification to the newspaper a few weeks prior to the scheduled public hearings, which is then published.
NKAPC Staff writes a report for the KCPC detailing all aspects of the application and reviewing for context, reasonableness, legality, consistency, and compliance with the Comprehensive Plan and Kentucky Revised Statutes, as well as, the application's effect on the health, safety, and general welfare of the public.  A recommendation for approval or denial is included in this report, based on this detailed review.
At the public hearing, the general public is invited to attend and is given the opportunity to give testimony in regards to the application, either in favor, against, or neutral.  This input, plus the input by the applicant (the City) and the NKAPC Staff, is then considered by the KCPC in order to make a recommendation to the City, which can include suggestions/conditions for changes.  It is important to note that the KCPC's action here is merely ADVISORY and NOT FINAL.
NKAPC Staff prepares a letter detailing the recommendation by the KCPC and the findings that led them to the recommendation.  This letter is sent to the City as the official recommendation for consideration by the City Commission/Council at their public meeting.
The TM City Commission/Council then at a public meeting considers the recommendation of the KCPC.  At this time elected officials can hear additional input during those meetings if they choose, but they are not required to.  It is the City Commission/Council who then make the final decision on whether to approve the text amendment as submitted, to approve with changes, or to disapprove.  If denied or approved as submitted or with minor changes, this decision is final.  If major changes are made, the changes are required to be resubmitted to the KCPC for further review and recommendation before they can be approved by the City.
The final approval by the TM City Commission/Council has no time limit.  If no final action is taken the amendment is not considered approved, regardless of the KCPC recommendation.
The City must then have a first and second reading of an Ordinance amending the text of the zoning code.  These readings must take place at separate public meetings by which a majority of the elected officials are present.
The entire process from start to finish to amend the language of the zoning code as a result would typically take approximately 3 months  to complete. 
Over the course of the last several weeks you may have seen on various social media outlets and reported in the newspaper information about the City of Taylor Mill railroading text amendments.  This information was false.  In fact the appropriate process was and continues to be adhered to.
The City of Taylor Mill is in the middle of some extreme changes with the relocation of KY 16 and the continued creation and development of the Districts of Taylor Mill.  It is the goal of all involved to create a unique and special mixed use commercial development that is for the betterment of our community.   I assure you the members of the Taylor Mill City Commission and Staff values citizen input and encourage you to participate in public meetings by viewing them on cable television or attending them in person.  Typically, the Taylor Mill City Commission meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7 pm at City Hall, located at 5225 Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill, KY.  Due to scheduling conflicts in the month of February we will meet on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 at 7:00 pm.  Anyone interested in learning more about your local government is encouraged and invited to attend.
Please also feel free to contact me at at anytime for more information.
It is an honor and privilege to serve you!  Thank you.
Daniel L. Bell, Mayor
City of Taylor Mill
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Looking for more information about local government issues, operations or just in need of assistance please contact any of your locally elected officials or City Administrator Jill C. Bailey at 859.581.3234.