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Taylor Mill Mayor

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    Daniel L. Bell

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Campaign Phone (859) 653-9536
City/town Taylor Mill resident for 23 years. Lifetime Kenton County Resident.
Education/Degrees Graduate Holy Cross High School , University of the Cumberlands- B.A. Education , Eastern Kentucky University- Graduate Work
Community Involvement KY League of Cities -Executive Board of Directors , Kentucky 911 Services Board , Kenton County Mayors Group , OKI Regional Council of Governments , City-Government Mentor , KLC 'Know Your City Government' Presenter local grade schools , Kenton County Governance Committee , NKY Area Planning Commission , Municipal Government League NKY , Former Simon Kenton High School Biology Teacher, Basketball & Baseball Coach
Endorsements Tom Kerr, former member KY House of Representative, District 64 , Kenton County Sheriff Charles Korzenborn , Col. Pat Morgan Chief Deputy, Kenton County Sheriff , Steve Knauf, Taylor Mill Police Chief , Terry Foster, RN & life-long Taylor Mill resident , Debbie Porter, Educator & Taylor Mill Resident , Independence Police Chief Tony Lucas , Retired Independence Police Chief Shawn Butler
Campaign Message All In For The Mill- I am committed to our residents and our progress. Now is the time to unify our city and champion the progress of Taylor Mill together.
I am running for re-election to ensure Taylor Mill continues to build upon the strong foundation we have created for our city. Taylor Mill is debt free with a balanced budget and provides quality services to our residents. We developed a long-term plan for economic growth that protects our small-town and connects our community. Careful city planning and working to attract quality growth will have a positive and lasting financial impact on our city. Higher business revenues will help keep property taxes in check and fund vital city projects such as street repairs, sidewalks, and park improvements. Our city is in a crucial transition regarding our economic and community development. Now, more than ever Taylor Mill needs a public servant with city-government experience advocating for our city and working for our interests. Taylor Mill has a unique opportunity, and I believe that with hard work and collaboration we can create a community we can be proud of for many years to come.
My top priorities as Mayor are to remain debt free with a balanced budget, protect the health & safety of residents, support our staff, represent our city on the county & state level, advocate for our interests and plan for our future. As mayor, I have a proven record of advocating for our city & delivering results. Since 2010, Taylor Mill is debt free with a balanced budget. We deliver quality police, fire, and maintenance services to residents. Currently, Taylor Mill is rated one of the safest small towns in the Commonwealth. By advocating for our city I secured the early completion of Pride Pkwy, obtained grant funding for the Sidewalk Project & worked to bring infrastructure improvements to ensure safety & business growth on Pride Pkwy. I provide representation for our city serving on the KY League of Cities Exec. Board of Directors, KY 911 Services Board, OKI Regional Council of Governments and Kenton County Mayors Group. I am committed to our residents and our progress.
Taylor Mill was one of the first city’s in NKY to be debt free, and we have remained debt free with a balanced budget for 14 consecutive years. Good stewardship of our city’s finances enables us to sustain a service-based budget focused on protecting the health and safety of our residents, providing maintenance services and employing quality personnel. We achieve this year after year by working with our department heads to ensure we are following best practices and prioritizing the most pressing needs of our residents. I am not interested in cutting the quality city services we provide our residents, nor is it necessary for us to do so. Our residents can be assured that critical police and fire services will be there when it counts.
Our city budget is service-based, meaning the majority of the revenue generated from taxes goes to police, fire, maintenance, and personnel. Street repairs are paid for with cash and monies received from the state road fund. And, a small portion of the budget funds community efforts such as Taylored With Time, Tasty Tuesday, Friday Flicks and events such as the Gold Stars Tribute Wall. Funds for the City Sidewalk Project come from grants.

Quality economic growth in Taylor Mill will be a driving factor in keeping property taxes in check and generating revenue for vital city projects such as street repairs, park improvements, community enhancements, and sidewalks. I am interested in finding solutions to create revenue so that we can achieve our goals for the long-term.
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