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Response to Commercial Appeal Article

Date: July 26, 2017
Topic: Contaminants Found in Drinking Water

There was an article in the Commercial Appeal on July 26th titled "Memphis water meets health standards but that doesn't mean it's safe, group says". The article states “Of the six Shelby water systems in the report, the one with the most contaminants above health guidelines was Collierville’s, which had three. In addition to radiological contaminants and trihalomethanes, hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen associated with industrial discharges, was found in potentially unsafe levels in the Town’s water.”

Town of Collierville officials have not seen the research referred to in the Commercial Appeal article and cannot find any credible validation of their study.

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Collierville Library’s Teen Advisory Board Provides Opportunity for Teen Readers to Increase their Skill Sets

hannah jones optHannah Jones is retiring. She’s starting college at University of Tennessee Martin in the fall, but she’s also retiring from a role she has thoroughly enjoyed for the last few years – Team Leader of the editorial team for T.A.B Magazine.

T.A.B. Magazine is the publication of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the Collierville Burch Library. Jones (pictured) has been a member of TAB since the eighth grade, and now she is a rising college freshman.

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Linda Kerley Senior Center to Open in the Fall

kerleycenter2 optProgress is well underway at what will soon be the Linda Kerley Senior Center. The Quonset style building at 176 College Street previously housed the College Street Recreation Center. The gym inside the center will stay as is, says Collierville General Service Director Derek Honeycutt, but the front of the building is being renovated to serve the senior population in Collierville.

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New Lights will Soon Shine in H.W. Cox Park

cox park baseball field optThree baseball fields at H.W. Cox Park will be getting new state of the art lighting systems soon. The Town of Collierville’s Parks Department has been replacing lights at all of its game facilities as part of a long range initiative, and fields 1, 2 and 4 at Cox Park are the last to receive the upgrade.

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Do you have young adults leaving for college soon? Gift them with these fire safety tips

leaving for college optIf you’ve been shopping lately, you’ve probably seen some almost grown people shopping with their parents and armed with a list; these are college freshmen choosing what they will live with in their first very own space.

Living away from home involves a lot of responsibilities – including keeping your dormitory, apartment or house safe from fire.

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Collierville/Arlington and Poplar Gets Green Light for Construction

collarlington poplar optWithin the next few weeks the early stages of construction will begin towards the installation of a traffic signal at Collierville/Arlington and Poplar. People who travel east to west along Poplar from SR385 towards the center of Town have been awaiting this moment.

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Collierville Fire Department Offers Tips for Surviving the Heat

child in hot car optHigh temperatures and humidity are part of summer life in Collierville, but when someone asks what you did on your summer vacation, you don’t want to say ‘recovered from heatstroke’. Residents need to review the basics of beating the heat often. Here they are, with certain not-so-common-knowledge details highlighted:

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Join the Collierville Police on August 1st to Take a Stand against Crime

NNO 3 web optWant to make your Collierville neighborhood even safer? One of the best ways to build a safer community is to develop relationships with your neighbors and local police officers. On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Collierville residents have the opportunity to participate in a nation-wide event promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie through National Night Out.

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Collierville Animal Services Reminds Residents to Keep Pets Safe during Extreme Heat

pug in car optThere is no denying it – summer is here, and it’s HOT outside. Now imagine wearing a fur coat during these 90+ degree days. Collierville Animal Services wants to remind you to remember how uncomfortable, and life-threatening, high temperatures can be for your pets.

The Humane Society of the United States offers these best practices for pets’ summer safety:

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When is It Oak-kay to Trim Your Neighbor’s Tree?

greenbelt trail tree optThe Town of Collierville Grounds and Parks Maintenance Division of the General Services Department covers a lot of ground – 750 acres of parkland, including 18 community and neighborhood parks, 18.5 miles of greenbelt trails, and 36 athletic fields, along with landscaping services for Town facilities, right-of-ways and school grounds – to be exact. Caring for numerous aging trees is part of the process, and the Town wants to keep healthy trees as a beautiful and functional part of our landscape.

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