Envisioning Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also known as drones, flying around our neighborhoods may appear to mimic science fiction, however, this futuristic technology is here today. Prices for a recreational drone with a camera now cost less than $1,000, making them widely available for anyone; almost 700,000 drones with cameras were sold in the United States in 2015. This accessibility and rising popularity raises a debate about intended purpose, regulatory measures and law enforcement.
New Exercise Program for Adults
"Chair Yoga" begins Monday, May 2, 2016 at the Community Center Gym, 440 W. Powell Road. The class will take place Mondays and Fridays from 10:00-10:45am and costs $15 per month. Register at the Parks Administration Office.
What is Chair Yoga? Chair Yoga is ideal for those who do not want to, or are unable to, get down on the floor. Using a chair for support helps participants to perform the balancing poses and breathing/flexibility exercises with confidence, as well as comfort. Regular yoga attendance has been proven to produce better sleep, energy and balance. Beginners are encouraged! All equipment is provided for the class.
For more information about the program, contact Jen Connors, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, (262) 397-8105.
Collierville Public Services Flushes Out Aging Sewers
Collierville Public Services is currently conducting “sewer rehabilitation” throughout the streets of Town. The manhole restoration process cleans the sewer system and adds a polyurethane water-proof seal that makes the infrastructure stronger than its original state.
The Public Services Crews will block off portions of the street while working in the manholes, and be equipped with white safety suits and masks.
The sewer rehabilitation process is a proactive measure the Town of Collierville is taking to protect the structural integrity of the sewer system. This service will help minimize repairs to the sewer system and increase longevity.
Town to Hold National Day of Prayer Ceremony in Front of Town Hall
The Town of Collierville will participate in the National Day of Prayer on May 5, 2016, by holding a prayer ceremony on the front steps of Town Hall. The ceremony, “Inviting Heaven into Our Midst on One Accord” will begin at 9:00 am and is open to the public. The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will be attending and Mayor Joyner will be presenting a proclamation. Local church leaders will be leading prayer in specific areas of concern for the community such as elected leaders, the unemployed, military personnel, and public safety employees.
FedEx Volunteers Deliver Service to the Collierville Community
FedEx volunteers in purple shirts gathered at Cox Park on Friday, April 22, to kick off a day of giving back to the Collierville community. Representatives from the Wolf River Conservancy and FedEx Corp. joined Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner and Collierville Schools Superintendent John Aitken in welcoming and thanking in advance approximately 100 volunteers from FedEx.
What Happens When Your Pet Gets Lost? Collierville Animal Services Director Shares Shelter’s Procedure
Is your dog or cat microchipped? If they are, do you keep the chip registration current? If the answer to that question is no, you’ve just put another obstacle in the path to finding your pet should he or she ever get lost.
Nina Wingfield is the Director of Collierville Animal Services. She says the first things her staff does when an animal is brought into their shelter are check for a collar and tag, and scan for a microchip. If the pet is wearing a Collierville tag, then reuniting the animal with his or her person is simple: the CAS records the contact information for every pet owner who registers a pet with the Town. If a tag isn’t from Collierville, the reunion will take a little longer, especially if the animal is brought into the shelter on a weekend.
Town to Make Improvements to Restroom Facilities on the Historic Square
The Town of Collierville’s General Services Department is at the end of the first phase of expanding the public restrooms located on the Square. The schedule of planning and construction began in mid-February after getting approval from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
The new restrooms are needed to accommodate the increasingly large crowds at the Square’s year round events. The new buildings will include more facilities, heating and air conditioning, and more storage space for cleaning supplies.
Mayor Joyner Speaks at County Emergency Preparedness Conference
Mayor Joyner joined County Mayor Mark Luttrell to proclaim April 25-29 as PrepareAthon Week. Mayors from throughout Shelby County joined the press conference to unite in a call to action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience for the citizens of Shelby County. This grassroots campaign Coordinated by the Shelby County Office of Preparedness and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages and empowers citizens to prepare, share ideas, and get involved.
“Disasters are inevitable,” said Mayor Joyner, “However we can take steps to be prepared at our homes. One of the most common sense steps is to have an emergency plan for the home and make sure all members of the family are familiar with the plan.”
Some ideas for a home safety plan are available at readyshelby.org/prepare-your/home/.