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Taylor City Hall
Address: 400 Porter St., Taylor, TX 76574
Phone: (512) 352-3675
Phone: (512) 352-3677
Taylor City HallCity Manager Jim Dunaway is responsible for providing the general administration of the city while executing the policies and objectives formulated by the Taylor City Council. As the city’s chief administrator, Dunaway is directly responsible to the council. Dunaway’s primary charge is the day-to-day operation of the city through the coordination of all city department activities and functions.

The Assistant City Manager is Jeff Straub. He can be reached at (512) 352-5551.
The Public Information Officer is Jean Johnson. She can be reached at (512) 352-5448.
The Taylor City Clerk is Susan Brock. She can be reached at (512) 352-3676.
The executive administrative assistant is Esther Walton, who can be reached at (512) 352-3774.
Key staff members in other departments are listed below.

Public Works
Taylor City Hall
Director: Danny Thomas
Phone: (512) 352-3633
Responsibilities: Provides street and utility maintenance and responds to citizen inquires regarding solid waste collection.

Address: 1201 N. Main St.
Superintendent: Robert Walla
Phone: (512) 352-3251
Responsibilities: Manages the city’s water and wastewater systems.

Utility Billing Department
Address: 109 W. Fifth St.
Utility Billing Manager: Toni Bazzle
Phone: (512) 352-2066
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Online payments:

Parks and Recreation
Address: 1424 N. Main St.
Superintendent: Mike DeVito
Phone: (512) 365-7669
Responsibilities: Maintains the city’s parks and recreational facilities.

Street Department
Address: 1424 N. Main St.
Superintendent: Lance Zeplin
Phone: (512) 352-6257
Responsibilities: Maintains city streets, sidewalks, drainage systems and signs.

Engineering Department
Address: 400 Porter St.
Inspectors: Dennis Kleppe, Clint Alsobrook
Administrative Assistant: Beverly Currie
Phone: (512) 352-3633

Community Development
Address: 400 Porter St.

Taylor City Hall
Director: Bob van Til
Phone: (512) 352-5990
City Planner: John Elsden
Phone: (512) 352-3675
Administrative Assistant: Marsha Haass
Phone: (512) 365-3863
Code Enforcement Officer: Jonny Ubelhor
Phone: (512) 352-6891
Responsibilities: Code enforcement, including building inspections and comprehensive and strategic planning.

Taylor Main Street
Address: 400 Porter St.
Manager: Deby Lannen
Phone: (512) 352-3675
Responsibilities: Support the redevelopment of Taylor’s downtown area.
Finance Department
Address: 400 Porter St.
Director: Rosemarie Dennis
Phone: (512) 352-5997

Human Resources

Taylor City Hall
Director/Civil Service Director: Starla Hall
HR Generalist: Esther Walton
Phone: (512) 352-5993
Administrative Clerk; Chris Silva-Gonzales
Phone: (512) 352-3675
Responsibilities: Administer employment and employee issues.

Municipal Court
109 W. Fifth St.
Judge: Randall Pick
City Attorney: Ted Hejl
Phone: (512) 352-5977
Fax: (512) 352-7724
Responsibilities: Adjudication of Class C misdemeanors and other state and city ordinance violations punishable by fine only.
Court is held on Thursday with sign in beginning at 8 a.m. and court beginning about 9:30 a.m. with cases heard on a first come first-served basis.

Taylor Public Library
Address: 801 Vance St.
Director: Karen Ellis
Phone: (512) 352-3434 or (512) 365-2235
Fax: (512) 352-8080
Taylor Public LibraryHours: Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 9a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mission: To promote a life-long love of reading and provide educational, informational and recreational resources.
Resources: The library collection includes more than 32,950 books, more than 1,000 paperbacks and 900 audio books on tape. The library also has 16 public access computers with Internet access.

Taylor City Council
The City of Taylor has an elected city council composed of five council members, four of whom are elected from individual districts and one who is elected at-large. Council members elect from their number a mayor and a mayor pro tem.

Mayor: Donald Hill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (District 1)
Mayor Pro Tem: Chris Gonzales Sr., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (District 2)
District 3: Brandt Rydell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
District 4: Chris Osborn, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
At-large: Jesse Ancira Jr., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Taylor is a Home Rule City, which means the council can enact legislation, adopt budgets and determine policies, subject only to limitations imposed by the Texas Constitution and City Charter. The City Charter, its ordinances and other vital documents are available online at

Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 400 Porter St. Meetings are open to the public. With the exception of holidays, city hall is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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