It’s no secret that the Town of Collierville prides itself for beautifully landscaped greenspace throughout Town parks, roadways and greenbelt trails. What may be lesser known is the expanse of parkland and continuous dedication of the Town’s Grounds and Parks Maintenance Division to keep Collierville in pristine shape.
Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner to Receive Dunavant Public Service Award
Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner will be honored by the Rotary Club of Memphis East as the recipient of the 2017 Dunavant Public Servant Award. The award, which is named after long time Probate Court Clerk Bobby Joe Dunavant, is presented annually to one non-elected official and one elected official in Memphis and Shelby County for their commitment to public service. Keenon McCloy, Director of the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, has been selected as the non-elected recipient.
Serving his third term as Mayor, Joyner was nominated for his commitment to serve the citizens of Collierville based on the values of honesty, integrity, transparency and accountability.
Town Moving Forward with Improvements at the site of the Collierville Schools Administration Office
The buildings at Poplar and Walnut that are known as the Historic High School and now serve as the administrative offices for Collierville Schools are getting a face lift. A portion of buildings constructed in the 1970’s is being torn down and the original Historic High School which houses the Collierville Schools administration is undergoing building system upgrades. The building that is being torn down had become too costly to renovate and maintain and is not part of the buildings that has historical significance.
“This land has been the site of education in Collierville since the late 1800’s,” said Derek Honeycutt, Director of General Services. “There are a lot of memories associated with the historic building, therefore we are not only preserving the building but improving it too.”
Property Tax Freeze Program for Eligible Senior Citizen Homeowners
In November 2006, Tennessee voters approved an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution allowing counties and municipalities a local option to adopt a property tax freeze program for qualifying property owners 65 years of age and older.
At this time, the following taxing jurisdictions have adopted the property tax freeze program: Shelby County, Memphis, Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville and Millington.
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 email@example.com.