"sound wall" located around the I-94 and Telegraph Road bridge is
scheduled to be repaired soon, with equipment arriving on site either this week
Michigan Department of Transportation was in Taylor earlier this week for a
public hearing on the matter, held at the Taylor Sportsplex. Adam
Penzenstadler, MDOT projects and contracts administration engineer, said the
department has scheduled the work. It is required to repair the cracking
and deterioration that is occurring around the top of the posts of the current
sound barrier. That wall was built in 2010. The cracking has been caused
by fabrication methods that did not meet contract specifications when the
barrier was installed. There are no structural problems with the wall, but the
renovations will eliminate the cracking that is occurring near the top of the
original contractor was found in default, according to MDOT officials, and an
insurance company settlement will be used to fund repairs by a new contractor.
According to MDOT, Z Contractors, a firm specializing in bridge and concrete
construction, will do the work. The project will cost about $750,000 and the
resulting new barrier should be good for at least 30 years.
will be working five days a week, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., through early next
will be working from the roadways out, so residents should not see much
for further updates here at www.cityoftaylor.com as they become available.
(Warrior Extreme Cagefighting) 59 Homeland Pride Pro MMA is coming to the
Taylor Sportsplex on Saturday, August 8.
open at 6 p.m., with the fighting beginning at 7.
main bout pits Josh Robinson against Johnny Bedford for the WXC Bantamweight
prices range from $1,000 for the limited-seating VIP table of 10; $100 for Gold
seating (first-row cage side); $60 cage side seating (rows 2 through 5); $35
for general admission (floor, rows 6 and over); and $25 for bleacher seating.
match ups include the co-main event featuring Dequan Townsend against defending
champ Tenyeh Dixon for the WXC Welterweight title; Calie Gutler against Lindsay
Garbatt for the WXC Strawweight title; Drew Morris vs. Keith Bullock for the
Featherweight crown; Evan Cutts vs. John Schultz in a welterweight match; Devon
Brown against Oliver Vazquez in a featherweight match; Jake May vs. Trent
McGuffin in a featherweight match; John Mosley and Troy Lamson in a lightweight
match; John White and Billy Ward in a welterweight match; Malcolm Gordon and
Shawn Mack in a flyweight match; and Travis Pettengill vs. William Vincent in a
light heavyweight bout.
more information, call (734) 693-4353.
Taylor Sportsplex is located at 13333 Telegraph Road, south of Northline.
Taylor Farmer's Market sponsored by Oakwood Healthcare will be back in business
at 11 a.m,. Friday, August 7, in Heritage Park.
week's theme is "Clowning Around," and a face painter and balloon
artist will be available for the children from noon until 3 p.m. The market
will also give away free freezer pops to children attending.
market is open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Oakwood's Ruth Sebaly will be the
featured walker, leading the community walk around the the park at 10:30 a.m.
right before the market opens.
market has been averaging about 1,000 visitors per Friday. Plenty of fresh
produce is available. It's also a great place to go for lunch or a snack --
BBQ, Mexican, pastas, perogies, popcorn and much more. No admission charge.
Mayor Donald L. Zub will be honored during a park dedication at 11 a.m. Friday,
City of Taylor last night proclaimed that a small neighborhood park on Haig
Street between William and Dudley be named "Zub Park." The dedication
will take place on August 7 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The public is welcome and
free ice cream will be provided by Culver's.
Zub was mayor of Taylor from 1977-81. Before that, he served on City Council for
four years. In 1962, the Zub family moved into the neighborhood near that park.
Zub and his wife raised three children and also have three grandchildren.
moving to Taylor, Zub served in the U.S. Army during the Korea War (1952-54).
Rick Sollars and the City Council proclaimed "Zub Park" during the
August 4 council meeting. Councilman Charley Johnson, who grew up in that
neighborhood and once played in that same park, read the proclamation and spoke
glowingly of the former mayor as a friend, city official, veteran and neighbor.
Johnson's brother still lives in the neighborhood.
Sollars credited Councilman Johnson, the entire council, parks department and
the community development office with the renovation and naming of the park.
Last summer, the Kennedy varsity baseball team volunteered to paint and rehab
the park. Recently, thanks to the efforts of Community Development Manager Jeff
Baum, federal funds were used to do further improvement including signage, a
completely new playscape and new fencing between the park and neighboring
has gone so well that we'd like to try and expand this program to other 'pocket
parks' in the City," the mayor said.
who appeared in front of City Council along with his son, was moved. "This
has been a tough day," he said, pointing out that he attended the funeral
of a close friend earlier. "But I will remember this for the rest of my
park is currently open. And again, the public is invited to the dedication
ceremony and festivities at 11 a.m. Friday, August 7.