Volume 082820 | August 25, 2020
Your weekly news & updates
City eyes resilience in planning Taylor's future
The City of Taylor isn't starting just another routine, average comprehensive plan this year. City leadership is embracing a "Strong Towns" approach that focuses on building resilience over expansion for its own sake.
Toward that goal, City leaders invite everyone to learn more about it at a webinar at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, entitled, Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity.
Municipalities across North America are dealing with tightening budgets and a growing list of unfunded infrastructure obligations, including routine maintenance and replacement of roads and utilities, creating more strain on local governments and local services.
In this presentation, Charles Marohn will highlight the most powerful stories in his book, Strong Towns: A Bottom Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity, and uses those insights to highlight a path to community prosperity that’s as unique as your place. This presentation showcases why so many towns in North America are struggling financially despite decades of robust growth. 
To learn more about this approach, see the Strong Towns website at https://www.strongtowns.org/. Marohn's book is available at the Taylor Public Library (you can check it out with their curbside service) and online through various book sellers.
The presentation will be broadcast on the City's website: https://www.ci.taylor.tx.us/660/Taylor-Videos.
Chamber Calendar
Thursday, Aug. 28, 9:30 am--Funding meeting
Saturday Aug. 29, 11:30 am--Ribbon Cutting: Northview Christian Church. Event also includes an open house & fundraiser for Taylor police officer's medical bills.Church is at 2900 N. Main St.
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 4 pm--Tourism meeting
Thursday, Sept. 10, 8 am--Finance meeting
Monday, Sept.14, 5:15--Board meeting
Monday, Sept. 21, noon--Monthly Chamber "Luncheon" Taylor ISD Superintendent Keith Brown, speaker. Sponsored by Citizens National Bank
Thursday, Sept. 24, 7:30 am--Funding meeting
Thursday, Oct. 8, 8 am--Finance meeting
Ribbon cutting
11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29

Northview Christian Church
2900 N. Main St. (next to Beall's)

in combination with

BBQ Benefit and Silent Auction For Kristie Morehouse
10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2900 N. Main St.

Kristie was diagnosed with colon cancer that spread to her lungs. Kristie's husband, a police officer, has taken time off work to help with her care.
Information & Education
Blood drive
Baylor Scott and White and the Taylor Rotary Club will host a blood drive at the hospital 12:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22.
Donors will receive a neck tubular/headband and COVID antibody testing results will be available upon request.
Appointments are strongly recommended and masks are required.
To set your appointment ,go online to www.BSWBlood.com or call 254-724-4376.
truss & panel assemblers for

$12 per hour; Monday-Friday 7 AM-3:30 PM; overtime available!
Temp-to-Hire; Paid training!

Email your information to: nlightfoot@select-staff.com
Questions? Call 726-444-0569
Tickets available for $12 from any Taylor Rotarian or at the Chamber, 1519 N. Main St.
Taylor ISD focus
of next 'luncheon'
Taylor ISD Superintendent Keith Brown will speak to the Chamber at its Zoom "Luncheon" Monday, Sept. 21.
Brown will bring us up-to-date on how the school year has started for local public school students. Watch for the link to participate as we get closer to the date.