From the Desk of Mayor Daniel L. Bell

        City of Taylor Mill Newsletter


April/May 2014

Spring has finally sprung, and in addition to the arrival of the new season we have lots of notable things blooming in the City of Taylor Mill to share with you that we know you'll be excited about.

First and foremost, we are in the process of launching a new website that will contain current information about city operations, events, and activities.  Our new site promises to be more user friendly and provide you with links to other various informative governmental websites in Kenton County and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  We also are hoping to add a feature that will allow you to watch, on line, Commission Meetings from the comfort of your own home at your own convenience.  Our web address will remain so you can easily find us.  As you visit the site you will notice that several features are not functioning at this time, however, we are continuing to load data and turn new features on as quickly as possible.  We encourage you to check back regularly to see what changes have been implemented and what new information and resources are available to you as a result.  In the meantime, please contact us directly for any information you might need that isn't readily available at  Our staff is always happy to help you obtain the information you are seeking.
Development of the Districts of Taylor Mill DTM 3 Zone is moving full speed ahead and significant changes are occurring daily at the intersection of Walnut Drive and existing KY 16, aka Taylor Mill Road with the construction of a $10 million dollar facility that will be the home headquarters to the Holland/Rosen Restaurant
Group and feature some of the most iconic restaurants in the Tri-State, such as Skyline Chili, LaRosa's Pizzeria, and Graeter's Ice Cream & Bakery Shop.  Grand Openings are anticipated to take place in the Fall of this year.
Additional construction and infrastructure improvements to take place in the coming months are the installation of pedestrian street lights along Phase 1 of the new KY 16, aka Pride Parkway that will further enhance the creation of downtown Taylor Mill, and of course expect more orange barrels as construction commences again on Phase 2 of the new highway in the vicinity of Scott High School.  Completion of the new roadway is still on target to be Fall of 2015.
Our auditing firm, VonLehman & Company, recently wrapped up our annual audit for the 2012/2013 Fiscal Year and we are pleased to report that the City of Taylor Mill continues to operate a balanced, debt free budget, and is in sound financial condition.  A special thank you to CAO Jill Bailey and all of our outstanding department heads who were able to successfully institute necessary adjustments to operations as the result of a downturn in the economy and a variety of unfunded mandates.
On behalf of myself and the entire Taylor Mill City Commission, I would also like to acknowledge the entire Administrative Staff, which consists of Administrative Assistant Sandy Meyer, Assistant City Clerk Michelle Frisch, and CAO Jill Bailey who worked, as a result of budget cuts, for an extensive period of time in a department that was severely understaffed in order to insure that Emergency Response Operations were not negatively impacted as the result of the need for budgetary adjustments.  We are pleased to announce that in the last couple of weeks Angela Wright joined our Administrative Staff and will serve as Treasurer.  While this does not return staffing to its full level it will certainly help operations continue to run smoothly and allow us to enhance our services to the residents and business owners of our community.
In addition to our new website and the use of social media we will continue to send out newsletters and event information via email to anyone interested in being informed about the City of Taylor Mill.  Please encourage friends, neighbors, and business owners to sign up to receive this information via the link on our website's home page.  It's a great way to stay informed about YOUR local government!
Thank you.
Daniel L. Bell, Mayor
City of Taylor Mill
Fire & EMS Department News
Don't Forget - May through September there is a NO BURN policy enforced by the State of Kentucky.  The only burns that can occur are those involving natural wood, agricultural purposes, or for fire training.
In the event you would like to have a camp fire you will need to obtain a camp fire permit from the Department.  Campfire's must be smaller than 3' high and 3' in diameter.  Only natural wood may be burned, any type of treated wood is not permissible.  Permits are good from 6 pm to midnight.
For more information please contact us at 859.581.6565.
Maintenance Department News
Maintenance Department Crews have been working diligently on patching potholes throughout the community.  The extreme winter conditions caused significant increases in pot holes, with a rainy spring likely to continue to contribute to the problem. 
Please report pot holes to our Maintenance Staff by calling us at 859.581.3359 or email us at
Work thus far has been completed with cold patch materials.  Major repair work can begin this month with the opening of the local asphalt plants and should continue over the next 6 months or so.  With approximately 106 streets to maintain crews are sure to be busy!
Police Department News
Congratulations to Police Chief Steve Knauf who was recognized by The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).  The 2014 award was for Public Administrator of the Year in the category of Program Excellence.  This was a great honor for Chief Knauf an our entire Police Department.  Chief Knauf had the foresight to recognize that the attainment of CALEA accreditation would be a vehicle to demonstrate agency transparency to internal and external stakeholders, and ongoing process used to further enhance/professionalize police department operations, and to measure and contrast the Taylor Mill Police Department against industry best practice standards developed by National Expert Law Enforcement Practitioners. 
On another special note Sergeant Karen Spanyer was selected by the Department of Criminal Justice Training to attend XVI Session of the Criminal Justice Executive Development Program (CJED).  This course is five weeks in duration and is taught in one week sessions over a five month period.  Sgt. Spanyer graduated in March 2014 and is the second officer in the history of the Taylor Mill Police Department to be selected to attend this prestigious training.  Congratulations to Sgt. Spanyer we are so proud of your accomplishments!
No Knock Policy                                         
Any resident who wishes to have their addresses placed on a list prohibiting uninvited solicitation on their property may complete a "No Knock Registration Form" and file it with the Taylor Mill Police Department.  This newly created list of "No Knock" addresses will be provided to all permitted solicitors. 


If your address is on the "No Knock" list and a solicitor presents himself at you residence please obtain the name of the company they are soliciting for and contact the Taylor Mill Police Department (Non-Emergency) at 859.581.1192.
In This Issue
Burn Ban/Camp Fire Permits
Street Repairs
Special Recognition
No Knock Policy
New Staff Welcome
Winter Weather Analysis
Upcoming Events
Door to Door Sales




The City of Taylor Mill would like to welcome our newest staff member - Angela Wright. 


Angela joins our team as Treasurer/Assistant City Clerk, and has a Bachelor of Science Degree  in Information Technology from NKU.  She is also degreed in Paralegal Studies.  She was previous employed in financial management with Exit Realty, and also worked for the Ohio law firm of Bartlett & Weigle.  Born in Canton, Oh and raised in Alaska, Ms. Wright now resides in Taylor Mill with her husband and 2 children.



 Winter Weather 


This past Winter Season brought record breaking snow fall to the Tri-State and the excessive snow and ice conditions caused significant additional budgetary expenditures that were necessary to combat the inclement weather.


In salt and sand purchases the City of Taylor Mill spent $73,773.13, in addition to overtime/staffing expenses of $29,772.13. 


As a result, total expenditures are estimated to be approximately $103K thus exceeding our budget by about $62,500.00. 


A special thank you to all of the Maintenance Staff and members of the Fire/EMS Department for working so many long hours to insure the public's safety during this long winter season.  You did an outstanding job and we greatly appreciate your dedication!



 Upcoming Events


Sunday - May 11, 2014

Mother's Day


Sunday - May 11, 2014

Fire/EMS Mother's Day

Pancake Breakfast

8:30 am to 1 pm

St. Anthony's Church

Cost $5.00 in advance

Call 859.581.6565 for tickets


Monday - May 12, 2014

Annual Blood Drive

12:30 pm to 6:30 pm


Wednesday - May 14, 2014

Commission Meeting

7:00 pm


Thursday - May 15, 2014

National Peace Officer's Day of Remembrance.


Friday - May 16, 2014 and

Saturday - May 17, 2014

City Wide Yard Sale Event


Friday - May 16, 2014

Fire House Dance

4th thru 8th graders Only

7:00 pm - Cost $5.00


Thursday - May 20, 2014

Primary Elections

6 am to 6 pm


Tuesday - May 20, 2014

Tasty Tuesday @ Pride Park - featuring Marco's Pizza       5 pm to 8 pm


Monday - May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

Remember to thank a veteran for their service to our country.


                                    Door to Door Solicitation


Recently, some residents have received multiple door to door solicitors visiting their homes.  In the event this occurs ALL residents should ask to see a "Solicitor Permit" issued by the Taylor Mill Police Department. 


This license would be in addition to a Kenton County Occupational License.  The city permit should be on laminated City of Taylor Mill letterhead, have a photo ID, and feature the Police Chief's signature. 


If the person cannot produce the "Solicitor's Permit" then the resident should call the police to report the solicitor.  Please note religious organizations, scouts, school and athletic fundraisers do not need a license.


To obtain a permit please contact the Taylor Mill Police Department at 859.581.1192.