The wheels on the Double Decker Bus went ‘round the Town on Friday, November 3rd as Town Planner Jaime Groce spoke to the passengers about current and future historic district development plans. Almost at full capacity, the bus was loaded with local real estate professionals who got a behind the scenes look at the changing blueprint of downtown Collierville.
Collierville Resident Sees Board and Commission Service as Opportunity
Rachelle Maier has been serving on various Collierville boards, councils and commissions for over 5 years. She’s been a member of the Town Beautiful Commission in the past, and is currently serving her 5th year on the Collierville Arts Council, and her 4th year on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
Maier (pictured) is a mother, and she feels that Collierville has a lot to offer for families. Her children have been in local theatrical productions, played on Collierville t-ball and basketball teams, and celebrated birthdays in Collierville Parks. Because the Town gives her and her family so much, she feels it’s only right to give back.
Serving on Collierville’s Design Review Commission Means Investing in Town’s Future
Christine Donhardt served on Collierville’s Design Review Commission in 2013, 2016 and 2017, and she plans to reapply to serve in 2018.
Donhardt (pictured) works as The Agricenter International’s Director of Communications. Her previous job was as Senior Planner at the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability. Her work in both jobs has used her degrees in biology and landscape architecture in a broad way, but as part of the Design Review Commission, she has tapped directly into those fields of expertise.
Collierville has Program in Place for Texting Traffic Offenders
Early in 2016, Judge William Craig Hall gave permission to the Collierville High School Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) to use the courtroom for a meeting and special presentation. Judge Hall decided to listen to speaker Larissa Thompson himself and was so impressed, he asked her to partner with The Town of Collierville’s court system and give her talk as part of their Juvenile Probation Program for traffic offenders. She agreed, and has recently given her 16th monthly presentation for the Town.
Collierville Police Department Asks Again for Drivers to Yield at Crosswalks
In March of this year, the Town of Collierville posted an instructional video about crosswalks and how to use them on their website and Facebook page. The Facebook post got 13,000 views, 129 likes, and 63 shares.
So what happened?
Assistant Chief Jeff Abeln says that traffic at crosswalks is back to where it was when the idea – and reason – for that video came about in the first place.
“The Town has gone to great lengths to provide crosswalks that are safe and convenient for everyone,” said Abeln. “The pedestrians are using them, but drivers aren’t yielding for anyone.”