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Collierville Teen Recognized for Outstanding Community Service

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Cole Perry next to his interactive mural he created for the Memphis Habitat's children's room.

Recently, the National Civil Rights Museum honored the lifetime achievements of outstanding individuals through its prestigious Freedom Awards. The organization also recognizes teenagers who exhibit similar heroism by ensuring equal rights and opportunities for all members of our community. This year, Nicholas 'Cole' Perry, a seventeen year old from Collierville, is a recipient of the Keeper of the Dream Award for his work with Habitat for Humanity.

Town of Collierville Holiday Office Closings Christmas Eve/Christmas Day

Town of Collierville offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 24th, and Thursday, December 25th for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. SANITATION CREWS WILL WORK ON Wednesday, DECEMBER 24th, TO PROVIDE REGULAR GARBAGE PICK-UP. Thursday's garbage pick-up will be delayed one day.

Town of Collierville offices will also be closed on Thursday, January 1st, 2015 for New Year's Day. SANITATION CREWS WILL WORK ON Wednesday, DECEMBER 31st, TO PROVIDE REGULAR GARBAGE PICK-UP.
Thursday's garbage pick-up will be delayed one day.

If you have a Police or Fire emergency call 911 immediately.

Town Crews Working Extended Hours to Keep Pace with Leaf Collection

automated leaf truck optThe Town's annual loose leaf collection program is well underway. Public Services crews are working extended hours, on weekends and through inclement weather to try and keep pace with the leaves that are falling and piling up in yards. If you are looking to speed up the your leaf collection, the Town also provides a bagged leaf collection service that is collected on the same day as your weekly garbage collection day.

Collierville Residents: Town Needs Input on Stormwater Survey

LFP0209 Hshot Land-Stormwater opt 2A short survey is now available from the Collierville Engineering Division to obtain citizen input on the knowledge of water quality and other environmental issues that may be affected by stormwater.

The survey is at collierville.com/departments/development/engineering/stormwater. A major responsibility of the Town of Collierville Engineering Division is to manage the proper dispersing of stormwater. In keeping with requirements of the State of Tennessee the Town is making the survey available until the end of this year.

New Directional Signs Go Up at Key Pathways into Historic Collierville

photo 21 optA series of new directional signs are now in place leading visitors to Collierville right to the Downtown Historic District. The new directional signs are part of the Town's tourism initiative and were a cooperative effort between the Town and Main Street Collierville. The directional signs are on HWY 385 at the HWY 72 exit, and another set of signs have been installed at HWY 72 and Center Street.

With the completion of HYW 385 last year and the expected build out of I-269, traffic volume is increasing along Collierville's southern corridor.

Be Safe, Alert While Holiday Shopping; Unfortunately, Thieves are Out Shopping, Too!

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The Collierville Police Department urges safety & alertness while shopping. Go to ncpc.org for other tips from National Crime Prevention Council.

Be sure and take the necessary precautions to stay safe and keep purchases and personal items secure during the Holiday shopping season. Collierville Police Department Assistant Chief David Tillner said "We continually urge people to heed warnings, place purchases out of sight, and to be sure and lock your vehicle doors. During the Holidays, this becomes even more important. We encourage everyone to be alert and use common sense. The Department wants this to be another happy and safe holiday season."

With "Black Friday" shopping coming soon, the Collierville Police Department (CPD) offers these simple tips to avoid being a victim of crime:

Homeowner Associations Enhance Desired ‘Community Style’ of Collierville

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Association fees are used for many items like landscaping the entrance, common areas or Holiday decorations. Hearthstone Home Owners Association was named Collierville Town Beautiful HOA winner for October, 2014. Shown are: (L to R) Debbie Zinser, President -Hearthstone HOA; Beth Bohon of Collierville Town Beautiful Commission; Elizabeth Triplett, Hearthstone HOA; Ann Turner, Town Beautiful Commission; Maggie Harrington, Hearthstone HOA; Tiffany Mortensen, Hearthstone HOA and second row: Matt Ross, Hearthstone HOA.

Homeowners Associations have been a part of residential neighborhood lifestyles for much longer than most realize. HOA's, as they are now called, actually took roots during the mid-19th century. People began leaving agricultural areas to take jobs in the city, yet chose to live outside of the overcrowded, dusty, noisy growing urban area.

In Collierville, homeowner associations are plentiful and varied and include associations for zero-lot-line owners, condominiums, and homes that are multi-family or single households.

Pat Evans, Secretary of Mansfield HOA at Winchester and Peyton Parkway comments that HOA membership is "a way to take ownership and have input in what goes on in your subdivision. It also gives us a chance to know our neighbors." This HOA includes four neighborhoods, Mansfield, The Village, Downing Place and Whitworth.

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREWITH GIVEN that the regularly scheduled Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meeting for December 22, 2014, has been cancelled, due to the Christmas Holidays.

Lynn Carmack
Town Clerk