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Collierville’s Public Services Department Steps it Up as Harvey’s Tailwinds Pass through Town

storm prep ditch clearing optThe residual rain and wind from Hurricane Harvey blew through Collierville on Thursday, August 31. Between noon and midnight, about 5.65 inches of rain fell on the Town.

That figure is the average of the recorded inches at five of Collierville’s rain gauge sites, the heaviest being 6.3 inches. The Town has 26 sewer pumping stations, and all but four had high alarm levels with all pumps running.

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Town Receives $2 Million Grant for Neighborhood Drainage Work

drainage grant optThe Town of Collierville will soon be able to start work on some street drainage improvement projects due to receiving a $2, 215, 743.00 grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

The grant is part of leftover monies from the 2011 Disaster Relief Fund that was given to Shelby County after severe flooding. This is the third and final round of money from the fund.

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New Trash Compactor is Crushing It at Public Services Transfer Station

new compactor optWhen the trash compactor was moved into the Collierville Public Services Transfer Station in the early 1980s, the Town of Collierville had a population of 7,839 residents. After decades of compacting garbage for a growing community, the equipment was retired over the weekend and replaced with a newer, 21st Century model to serve today’s 50,000 residents.

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City Hall Selfie Day is Much More than Smiling Faces

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If you happen to follow the Town of Collierville on any social media platforms, you likely scrolled through a barrage of “city hall selfies” from Town employees on August 15, 2017. In its second year, City Hall Selfie Day is a way for local municipal employees across the nation (even spanning into other countries) to take pride in their government service and to engage with the residents of their community.

“We participated in City Hall Selfie Day to show rest of the country, and the world, that Collierville is a progressive municipality,” said Mark Heuberger, Town of Collierville Public Information Officer.

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Collierville’s Fleet Maintenance Division Balances Budget with Need for More Space

fleet services inventory shelving optFleet Maintenance is one of the Collierville Public Services Department’s eight divisions. If you walk behind the Public Services building on Keough Road, you’ll see the maintenance shop, a number of Town vehicles waiting to be serviced, and a brand new metal building. The new building houses tires for the larger vehicles – automated garbage trucks and fire trucks.

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