The Town of Collierville is accepting applications for Town Boards and Commissions for the year 2016. Any citizen of Collierville interested in serving on any of the following advisory boards or commissions is encouraged to submit an application by November 20, 2015:
- Arts Council (1 at-large citizen position)
- Beer Board (7 positions)
- Construction Board of Appeals (7 positions)
- Design Review Commission (6 positions)
- Environmental Commission (7 positions; 1 student position)
On Monday, September 28, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved plans for residential construction in two new subdivisions: The Villas of Tara Oaks, to be located at the southeast intersection of Harper’s Ferry Road and Collierville-Arlington Road, and The Chadwick Subdivision, a 7.84 acre section of the Bailey Station Planned Development.
The site of the future Villas of Tara Oaks (pictured right) has been rezoned for residential use as opposed to commercial use, and to allow for smaller residential sized lots. But even with the rezoning, the lots will be unique for a residential development;
If you want your kids to have a different kind of fall break, sign them up for Kid’s Camp at Paw Prints Pet Adoption Center at Carriage Crossing Shopping Center.
The SPCA of Memphis offers the camp to teach children how to live, work and play with animals. Some of the topics covered include pet owner responsibilities such as safety around animals, bite prevention, and how children can help animals. Kids will also learn about the importance of spaying and neutering your pet, and about careers with animals.
The camp runs from Monday, October 12 through Wednesday, October 14th. Each day starts at 10 am and ends at 2 pm. Kids can come one day, two days or all three days, but they must be registered attendees. Each participant should bring a sack lunch – NO microwavable meals, please! Snacks and drinks will be provided.
While Halloween is still a few weeks away, the Collierville Fire Department wants to make sure safety is kept in mind to prepare for this fun holiday. “Halloween is an exciting time, especially for children, but precautions need to be taken to make sure that fun does not lead to fire danger,” said Collierville Fire Chief, Jerry Crawford.
Halloween, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is one of the top five calendar days for candle fires. NFPA statistics show that decorations are the items first ignited in more than 1,000 reported home fires each year.
Collierville Animal Services hosted a course for animal welfare professionals last week at the Collierville Burch Library. The National Animal Control Association and Code 3 Associates, a professional animal disaster response and resource company, presented their National Animal Control & Humane Officer (NACHO) Academy to animal welfare professionals from around the country. (Pictured in center: Nina Wingfield, Director of Collierville Animal Services, immediately to the right in blue shirts are Megan Medlin and Stephanie Iacobucci. also with Collierville Animal Services.)
On the Sunday night of September 27, Collierville police cars lined the streets in the quiet neighborhood of Tara Oaks. Normally, the sight of multiple squad cars is alarming, but on this night, it was different.
“In the last few months, I have really felt like God has been putting on my heart to reach out to the men and women that serve our Town,” said Paige Grimm. “A friend of mine started a Cop Stop in Germantown, and I decided to start one here.”
Cop Stop is an opportunity for residents to join together and share a meal with the officers who patrol Collierville neighborhoods. More importantly, it is an opportunity for neighbors and officers to sit down together for an evening of fellowship. (Pictured: Officer Ehrat and Carter sit around the table for dinner during the first Cop Stop.)
The Collierville Fire Department recently celebrated the promotions of five firefighters at the Collierville Fire Administration Headquarters on Peterson Lake Road. Pictured from left to right are Joe Casey promoted from Driver to Lieutenant, Sam Spires promoted from Firefighter/Paramedic to Driver, Randy Shive promoted from Firefighter/Paramedic to Driver, Glen Baurnfind promoted from Driver to Lieutenant and Dennis Hunsucker promoted from Firefighter/Paramedic to Driver.
Lifelong learning, ongoing training and career development are practiced values in the Collierville Fire Department to ensure the safety of the community and Collierville firefighters.
If you look at a map of Collierville, you’ll see that there are many routes into the town: Poplar Avenue, Shelby Drive, Houston Levee Road and Collierville-Arlington Road. And then there is Highway 72, an east-west United States highway that travels for 337 miles from Tennessee through Mississippi and Alabama, and then back to Tennessee again. Highway 72 enters Collierville from the southeast. Within the next few years, Highway 72 will bring more industry and business to Collierville by serving as a prime logistics corridor by way of its connectivity with Highways 269 and 385.
Moody’s Investors Services has assigned a Aaa rating to the Town of Collierville’s $95 million General Obligation Bonds, Series 2015A and $5 million General Obligation Bonds 2015B.
The $95 million General Obligation Bonds will be used to construct a new high school. This is the largest bond issue in the Town’s history. The site for the new high school is a 150-plus acre tract of land at East Shelby Drive and Sycamore Road, south of HWY 385 (pictured.) Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2016 with the first classes being held in the new facility in the fall of 2018.
The Town of Collierville is launching a new website, noknock.collierville.com, devoted to the Solicitation Ordinance recently passed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
Residents may visit noknock.collierville.com to add their address to the Town’s “No Knock” registry, and find valuable information including solicitation safety tips and ordinance details. Commercial Solicitors may also use the site to read and print materials required to apply for a solicitation permit. The permit process, as well as the solicitation ordinance, will become effective October 9, 2015.