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Collierville Wins America’s Best Main Street!

main street opt 2Parade magazine announced that Collierville is the winner of "America's Best Main Street." This weekend, Collierville, the most charming downtown in the United States, is on the front page of Parade to be viewed by 33 million readers. In the March 22nd edition of Parade magazine, a regular insert in Sunday newspapers across the nation, readers were asked, "Tell us about your town... and it could be featured in an upcoming Parade cover story about the country's most charming downtowns."

School Bus Drivers Needed!

Durham School Services the bus transportation provider for Collierville Schools is seeking qualified bus drivers. Please see the application and contact information below.

· Be part of your local community by working with the kids

· Too young to retire

· Stay at home parent; great extra income

Please apply at Durham's recruitment center at 1658 Appling Rd Ste. 108 (Appling and Dexter) or at the local bus garage -you may also call for more information at 901-385-9228.

Collierville Police Recognize Bill Bradham for 25 Years of Service

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Bill Bradham, (L), Accreditation Manager, Collierville Police Department, accepts congratulations on 25 years of service from the Mayor and Aldermen (pictured back to front) Mayor Stan Joyner, with Aldermen Tom Allen, John Worley and Jimmy Lott.

Collierville Police Chief Larry Goodwin presented Collierville Police Accreditation Manager Bill Bradham with his 25 year service pin and Distinguished Service Plaque during the August 11 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting. "It's my pleasure to make this presentation to Bill Bradham for his dedicated and loyal service," Chief Goodwin said.

Bradham began his career with the Police department as a Dispatcher/Jailer in 1989 and became a reserve officer for the department the following year. He attended the Memphis Police Department Third Regional Basic Academy and became an officer in 1991 but later returned to the Communications /Jail serving as a lead dispatcher and a Communications Supervisor.

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREWITH GIVEN that the Pension and OPEB Committees will meet on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., for a regular meeting in the Administration Conference Room at Town Hall, 500 Poplar View Parkway.

All meetings of the Pension and OPEB Committees are open to the public.

Lynn Carmack
Town Clerk

NOTE: The Pension Committee will meet in an Executive Session immediately following the Pension and OPEB Meetings.

K-9’s ‘Roscoe’ & ‘Leno’: Important Team Members of the Collierville Police Department

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Collierville K-9 unit members are (L) 'Roscoe' with Officer Justin Weaver and (R) 'Leno' with Officer Matt Bialy. The highly trained dogs are Belgian Malinois, a breed that has strong, independent character. Their tasks include detection of odors like explosives, accelerants, narcotics, building search or tracking of humans for apprehension in police work.

There's a good possibility that the most popular members of the Collierville Police Department (CPD) are the two, four-legged officers, K9's Roscoe and Leno! As part of the Uniform Patrol Division, the K-9 Unit maintains highly trained dogs used for narcotic sniffing, tracking and containment, along with their specialist handlers. Officers Justin Weaver and Matt Bialy, along with their partners, Roscoe and Leno, respectively, have greatly enhanced the number of narcotic arrests and apprehensions in Collierville through the Uniform Patrol Division, the largest single division within the Police Department.

Collierville Shirts/Tanks Promote 38017 ‘Live Life Local’

capture tshirt art opt 2Just a few months ago, the Collierville Tourism Advisory Commission introduced a logo and identifying line as part of a branding campaign to inform visitors and residents of the many amenities, and features of Collierville. "Live Life Local" 38017 Collierville was first introduced on stickers, and now the brand is featured on 100% cotton Tee Shirts and Tank Tops available for purchase.

The gray custom-designed shirts and tank tops feature the identifying phrase in black with 38017 in green. The cost is $20 each. Shirts will be available for purchase at the Collierville Chamber of Commerce luncheon, in the historic Town Square District at My Town Tees, The Brooks Collection, and the Morton Museum. Shirts & tanks may also be purchased at the administrative offices of Collierville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department, 440 W. Powell Road, near Harrell Theatre & H.W. Cox Park.

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE is herewith given that the Beer Board will meet on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. for a regular meeting in the Board Chambers at Town Hall, 500 Poplar View Parkway, to consider the following:

1. Class I – On-Premises Permit:

A. The Skybox Grill & Bar, Inc., located at 2140 West Poplar Avenue, #101

2. Class II – Off-Premises Permit:

B. Snappy Mart located at 679 West Poplar Avenue

All meetings of the Collierville Beer Board are open to the public.

Lynn Carmack
Town Clerk

Collierville Parks Hall of Fame Accepting Nominees

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Collierville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department Hall of Fame is located within the H.W. Cox Community Center building was established in 2013.

In 2013, in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Collierville Parks, the department initiated the Hall of Fame and inducted first recipients, Preston Carpenter, Dan Lattimore, Ph.D., and Randy Lowry. Deadline for nominations for inductees for the 2nd annual Hall of Fame recognition is August 29, 2014.

Friends of Education Help with Thousands in Grants for Local Teachers

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Mark Hansen, Collierville Board of Education Chairman, talks with teachers from one of the eight Collierville Schools at the Collierville Education Foundation teacher appreciation luncheon, where mini grants are given to teachers from each school to help with supply costs. Sponsors make the luncheon and the on-site $10,000 giveaway possible.

The Collierville Education Foundation recently held its annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on July 31, 2014 at the Cox Community Center. This is the 26th teacher appreciation luncheon and Thursday's overflowing crowd attended what is now the first annual Collierville Schools Teacher Appreciation Luncheon.

Two major fundraisers are held annually, The Classic Car Show set for Sept. 20 and the Drive for Education Golf Tournament, Sept. 25 of this year. The recent Teacher Appreciation Luncheon where 25 teachers in each of eight Collierville Schools are randomly drawn to receive mini grants totaling $10,000 is a CEF event.

Area Mosquito Spray Schedule On-Line at Shelby County Health Department

The responsibility of spraying for mosquitos is that of Shelby County Vector Control Program. Anyone with Internet service may go to schdresponse.com to see the schedule for spraying for mosquitos by week and location. Go to schdresponse.com, key on Mosquito Spray Schedule (read directions in the main heading), then key on the week and a map will show where spraying is scheduled. Only one week is posted at a time, due to scheduling changes, weather and mosquito outbreak issues.

Since April, the Shelby County Health Department Program has been actively treating areas in an effort to proactively decrease the adult mosquito population. Most mosquitoes are active at dusk and just before dawn and prefer areas that are shady, humid, and where there is little wind. Always wear DEET-containing mosquito repellants and apply according to label directions.

Collierville and residents of other surrounding towns pay the nominal fee of $.75 monthly on MLGW bills, for the Vector Control Program that includes spraying for mosquitos and rodent control. For more info, the Shelby County Health Department website is shelbycountytn.gov.