From the Desk of Mayor Daniel L. Bell
August 2015
City of Taylor Mill
The City of Taylor Mill is proud to announce our own Trifecta of Awards and Acknowledgements received over the last several months and want to share these momentous achievements with each of you.

First, Pride Park was recently named 2015 Best Park in the Best of Northern Kentucky Event, sponsored by Northern Kentucky Magazine. 
Our contenders for the honor included Devou Park in Covington and Tower Park in Ft. Thomas. 
A special thank you to Northern Kentucky Magazine and our Maintenance Department for their diligent efforts to enhance and maintain Pride Park. 
To our residents, please come out and utilize all the amenities that Pride Park has to offer.  We love seeing the park overflowing with children and adults alike.
Second, the City of Taylor Mill was selected as an All Star Neighborhood to be held in conjunction with and leading up to Major League Baseball's All Star Game, held on July 14th at the Great American Ball Park in Downtown Cincinnati, OH. 
Local Taylor Mill events included the Taste of Taylor Mill, Reds Friday Night Movie in the Park, and a live viewing    celebration of the All Star Game Under the Stars in Pride Park.  The Taylor Mill Recreation Committee, Taylor Mill Staff, and members of the Community Organizing Committee (a spin off of the Cincinnati/N. KY Regional Tourism Group and MLB) worked collaboratively to host our local events. 
A special thank you to Recreation Coordinator Gena Forsyth for her hardwork and relentless efforts on these projects.  The City was one of sixty-four communities invited to submit event proposals for consideration and were ultimately one of ten communities, with only two in Kentucky, selected for this honor.
For those of you wishing to collect a piece of history, we still have a few Taylor Mill All Star Neighborhood Baseballs available for purchase at the City Building for only $5.00 each.
Third, the City of Taylor Mill was identified as one of the Top Communities in Greater Cincinnati, according to Cincy Magazine. 
The Magazine rated the Top 50 Communities in our region, with Taylor Mill scoring title to the number 9 spot on their overall regional list, and the 1st Kentucky Community to be recognized.  Spots 1 through 8 went to all Ohio Communities in the corresponding order:  Indian Hill, Terrace Park, Madeira, Springboro, Clearcreek Township, Wyoming, Mason, and Montgomery.
Read the entire article and see where other Kentucky communities rated by clicking here.  A special thank you to the Editors and Writer's at Cincy Magazine for recognizing our Community. 
We are truly "Taylored with Pride" to have been not only considered but selected as the finalist for each of these top honors. 
On behalf of myself, the other members of the Taylor Mill City Commission, our Staff, and all of our volunteers we are so proud of our community.  Taylor Mill is a great place to live, work, and play.  We are appreciative and respectful of our past and present, and  thoroughly excited about our future - it is certainly bright! 


Daniel L. Bell, Mayor
City of Taylor Mill
Taylor Mill Police & Fire/EMS Department
Heroin Awareness Program


The City of Taylor Mill, in conjunction with the Kenton County School District, conducted this past Spring  our second Annual Heroin Awareness Program at Scott High School for the Senior Class.  Our ALS Lieutenant Josh Ishmael presented the program to about 175 Seniors.  It is our hope that this program will create awareness of the dangers of Heroin use in the young men and women who were in attendance. 
Each of your Taylor Mill Elected Officials are hoping to continue to provide this program at Scott this Fall, and even expand it to students at Woodland Middle School, in hopes of preventing more innocent lives falling into the trap of addiction.  It is our duty to make everyone aware of the services that are available to them for treatment and counseling but most importantly give them educational information that will encourage them to avoid the abuse of drugs altogether.
Special thanks to Police Chief Steve Knauf,  School Resource Officer Heather Mitchell, Sergeant Karen Spanyer, Fire/EMS Chief John Stager, EMS Lieutenant Josh Ishmael, Scott High School Principal Brennon Sapp, and his assistant Carolynn Stewart.  We look forward to continuing this valuable partnership this school year.

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 Cain Bailey at or  859.581.3234.

You can also connect with us at   or via the various department/staff members below.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Jill Cain Bailey, City Administrative Officer
Steve Knauf, Asst CAO/Chief of Police
John Stager, Fire/EMS Chief
Marc Roden, Maintenance Director

City Administrative Offices         859.581.3234
Police Dept - Non Emergency    859.581.1192
Fire/EMS Dept - Non Emergency   859.581.6565
EMERGENCY - Police/Fire        911
Maintenance Department           859.581.3359

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In This Issue
Upcoming Events

Friday, Sept 4th

8 am to 1 pm


Saturday, Sept 5th

8 am to 1 pm

 City Wide Yard Sale



Monday, Sept 7th


Celebrate Labor Day!




Saturday, Sept 12th
2 pm to 11 pm
Park Fest - Pride Park

Friday, October 2nd

Details TBA


Scott High School

Homecoming Parade



Taylor Mill
Maintenance Department
Road repairs are in full swing and staff has been busy patching pot holes and performing general 
street maintenance, 
in addition 
 to right of way maintenance and beautifying Pride Park over this summer season.
We also have accepted a bid from Easton Asphalt to perform paving/maintenance services on the following streets:
Leland Drive
Wischer Drive
Colonial Court
Rosewood Court
BlueLake Drive
More details will be forthcoming to those directly effected by  these operations.
Residents are encouraged to report potholes and requests for paving services by contacting us at 859.581.3234 or
Passports Anyone?
Don't forget the City of Taylor Mill can take care of your passport needs.
Forms are available at the City Building for first time applicants, as well as, forms for renewing your passport.
Current processing times for both first time applicants and renewals are approximately 4 to 6 weeks.  So please plan in advance of your trip.
Residents are encouraged to contact the Administration Department at 859.581.3234 for specific document requirements, additional questions, and before coming into to process their passport applications to make sure a passport agent is available to assist them. 
Pride Parkway (KY 16)
Construction Update

The end of the many years of construction of Pride Parkway is finally nearing, and soon all the orange barrels will finally disappear.  The challenges individual friends, family, 
neighbors, and the  overall Taylor Mill community has faced with the changes
has been significantly various.   There is no doubt the next phase of the completed project will continue to bring new challenges we must work together to overcome.
Traffic along the new state roadway has increased significantly as the project comes to a close, and the City Commission and Staff have been discussing with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) for the last 18 months the need for additional traffic signals along the new five lane route. 
Currently, we have received requests for traffic signals to be installed at the intersections of Pride Parkway and Vincent Drive, Wayman Branch Road, Lakewood Drive, Taylor Creek Drive, and Honeysuckle Drive.  All of these requests have been forwarded to
KYTC for consideration.
KYTC has advised us that they are in the process of evaluating traffic flow and the potential need for traffic control devices at all of these intersections.  However, it is very unlikely that traffic signals will be granted for all five intersections referenced. 
Additionally, it  is important to note that the installation of traffic signals on a state highway is a state decision that is finalized solely by the Department
of Transportation in
Frankfort, KY.
The City of Taylor Mill is doing everything possible to create safe access to Pride Parkway for our residents.  The City has also proposed that the State consider reducing the speed limit from 45 mph to 35 mph, and is working on lighting and signage issues along the corridor too.
Anyone wishing to contact the state in regards to traffic concerns and suggestions may call 859.341.2700.