Town of Collierville
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History and the Herald at the Morton Museum

herald morton optThe Morton Museum’s Lunch ‘n’ Learn series continues to educate and entertain those who attend the talks on every second and fourth Thursday. The fun begins at 11:00 am and lasts until noon, or until the last asked question is answered.

On February 8, The Collierville Herald’s publisher and sales director Lyn Whitson spoke about the newspaper’s history and its role in the community. Whitson is originally from Flint, Michigan, and started her career in the newspaper business there 30 years ago.

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Help Prevent Crime--Lock Your Car Doors

Do You Know CPD BrochureAlthough Collierville is one of the safest cities in Tennessee, the Collierville Police Department wants to make sure that citizens are aware of the need to employ some common sense approaches to protecting their vehicles and valuables.

Approximately 8 out of every 10 vehicle burglaries that occur in Collierville could be prevented by simply locking the car doors.

For example, during the week of December 22, 2016 a series of auto burglaries occurred in the neighborhoods close to Six Crowns Street and White Road. The subsequent Police investigation revealed that in almost every incident the vehicle was left unlocked and in many cases valuables were in plain sight. Lock your car doors, don't leave valuables in the car in plain sight and use the car alarm if you have one!

View an online brochure about how to better connect with the Collierville Police Department and learn more safety tips.

Correcting of Escrow Accounts Drawing to a Close

The software issue affecting some Collierville citizens’ escrow accounts is drawing to a close as the majority of property owners have seen their escrow accounts restored to the correct amounts. The Town is working with the tax servicing vendor and residents to continue restoring the few remaining accounts affecting Collierville homeowners.

Regardless of citizens’ current standing with their mortgage companies and escrow accounts, no Collierville resident affected by this issue will be delinquent on paying their property taxes.

Mortgage companies have restored the escrow accounts at various paces due to handling each account on a case-by-case basis. Collierville citizens are encouraged to review their escrow accounts and discuss the situation with their mortgage company. To facilitate the correction process, the Town has prepared a letter to the mortgage companies and will provide a copy of the 2016 tax bill upon request.

To receive a property tax bill and/or a mortgage company letter, contact Mary Ann Ayers, 901-457-2283 or mayers@ci.collierville.tn.us.

Town Tulips are a Sure Sign of Spring

winchester tulips optSigns of life are starting to pop up earlier than usual, as buds have appeared on many trees and shrubs. The Town Tulips have also started blooming around Collierville in locations such as Town Hall, Community Center, Morton Museum and Winchester medians (pictured). The Town’s Grounds and Parks Maintenance Division planted a total of 7,500 Tulip bulbs.

Parks Maintenance Manager Neil Wiseman offers some tips to having successful Tulip blooms starting with replanting the bulbs every year.

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Spring Day Trips with Collierville Parks Adult Travel Group

day trip downtown optAs part of the programming offered through Collierville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, the Travel Group offers different travel options throughout the entire year. This spring, there are two day trips planned to Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tennessee (April 18) and the Canton Flea Market/Arts and Crafts Show in Canton Mississippi (May 11.)

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“Real Life Room” at the Collierville Animal Shelter

Hi Im Juliet optThe life of a shelter dog can be stressful. While they have food, water, and a roof over their head, they do not have a real home. The Collierville Animal Shelter is doing all that they can to create that feeling of home with “Real Life Rooms.” Real Life Rooms mimic a living room setting with furniture, a basket of toys, rug, etc. It gives the dogs a chance to spend some time out of their kennel - in a place that is more relaxing and true to a home-like environment.

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Collierville’s Classic Caboose Receives Restoration Paint Job

caboose optPainters began work on “The Caboose,” the Frisco 1351 steam engine’s close neighbor, on Friday, February 17. Priming and painting The Caboose is the first step in restoring the trio of rail cars that have become icons for visitors to the Historic Town Square.

The sunny weather was the perfect backdrop for the project, allowing visitors to stop, watch and take pictures of the process.

The Caboose is not the original end car for the Frisco 1351, but has long been part of the Historic Town Square experience. The process of restoring it and the Frisco 1351 will take place over the next few years, after which they will be used at various Town events and as an information center for tourists.

“The restoration of the Caboose and the Frisco 1351 are part of ongoing improvements to all of the visual elements on the Square,” said Mark Heuberger, Collierville’s Public Information Officer.

Parks Maintenance Crews Reach New Heights Replacing Backstops for Baseball Season

backstop optBefore the chalk outlines can be laid on the baseball diamonds this spring season, the infrastructure needed to be checked to keep spectators safe in the stands. After 25 years of wear and tear, the wire backstops at the HW Cox Park baseball fields needed to be replaced. Town Parks Maintenance Crews swapped out all the backstops themselves, and kept the process completely in-house, saving the Town thousands of dollars.

Using lift trucks from the Fleet Services Division of Public Services, crews were able to safely replace the 30 foot tall backdrops, each one in about a week’s time. Three of the diamonds were completed last year, with the final field finished in mid-February. With baseball season right around the corner, the fields in Collierville will be in “tip top” condition all the way up to 30 feet.

Collierville Police Department Uses Crime Mapping to Keep Residents In the Know

crime map optThe Collierville Police Department (CPD) is taking advantage of every opportunity they can to communicate with residents about what is going on in the Town. One of the tools they are using is crime mapping, available through the web application Tip 411.

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2016 Year in Review

"Woven through this Citizen’s Report is a theme of 'taking care of the big things first'. That’s because I believe that if we take care of the big things first like being good stewards of your tax dollars, balancing the Town’s budget, and preserving our strong financial position, all other Town business will fall into place." - Mayor Stan Joyner

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      500 Poplar View Parkway
      Collierville, TN 38017

      Mon – Fri: 8AM – 5PM
      Phone: 901-457-2200

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