In an ongoing effort to determine how we might best serve the interest of our neighbors, the Keswick-Stornaway Area Neighborhood Association (KSANA) has developed a survey. We need your input. Please consider taking a few minutes to complete this survey. Help us know how we can better serve you.
Hi neighbors. Here’s the latest KSANA Neighborhood Association Newsletter for March 2021:
The city of Memphis will be rerouting and rebalancing its garbage, recycling, and bulk waste collection schedules. As a result, beginning March 1st, the Keswick/Stornaway area will change from a Tuesday to Wednesday collection day. More information, as well as detailed schedules can be found here: Route Rebalance – City of Memphis
Congratulations and thank you to all in the neighborhood that supported our Food Drive in support of the Mid-South Food Bank. The drive was an overwhelming success. You donated over $700 in cash and over 360 pounds of food. All together the neighborhood donated enough to provide up to 2400 meals. What an outstanding accomplishment. We thank you all with a special shout out going to Ann Meier and Meredith Jennings for taking the lead along with our collection team of Patsy Smith, Nate Ollie, Lauren Ollie, Roger Meier and Jonathan Jennings.
Hello neighbors. Our neighborhood will be hosting a food drive for Mid-South Food Bank on December 12th from 11am-4pm at Balmoral Baptist Church (2676 Kirby Road). KSANA will be collecting non-perishable foods (canned or dry goods) and/or monetary donations on behalf of Mid-South Food Bank. If you are able, consider giving what you can. Hope to see you there. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
The Shelby County Health Department is offering offering free flu vaccinations and free COVID-19 testing at no charge during a special statewide “FightFluTN 2020” drive-through vaccination event on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Influenza vaccine and COVID-19 testing will be offered on November 19 at the locations below.
Lamar Emissions Station 1720 RKS Commercial Cove Memphis, TN 38114
Millington Public Health Clinic 8225 Highway 51 North Millington, TN 38053
No appointment is needed. Please note, the influenza vaccine is not recommended for anyone experiencing fever or flu-like symptoms. Those experiencing symptoms may be tested for COVID-19, but will not get a flu vaccine at that time.
Have you filled it out yet? It’s easy and quick. So far our neighbors are doing pretty well with the numbers we’ve seen so far but we can do better! As of 5/20 we are at 65% completion in our tract.
Follow this link to see in real time how we’re doing.
Due to the spread of the Coronavirus, at this time, we ask that you use our online options to make payments for County taxes, at either our website www.shelbycountytrustee.com or the payit901 app on your smartphone. If that is not possible, please use the mail by obtaining money orders rather than cash. If you request a receipt, it will be sent to you, and your payment will be good for the date of the postmark. We will of course be open to accept payments as well.
Thank you for keeping yourself and our employees healthy and safe! Be vigilant about your health: avoid crowds, wash your hands regularly, don’t touch your face and follow the other recommendations of the CDC.
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus have been identified in the following zip codes in Shelby County: 38002, 38016, 38018, 38053, 38103, 38104, 38105, 38106, 38107, 38108, 38109, 38111, 38112, 38114, 38115, 38116, 38117, 38118, 38119, 38120, 38122, 38125, 38126, 38127, 38128, 38133, 38134, 38135, 38138, 38139.
Residents of zip codes where the virus has been detected are advised to be especially careful to avoid mosquito bites. The first human case of West Nile Virus has now been reported in Shelby County, indicating the virus is being transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. The Health Department recommends the following precautions to prevent mosquito bites:
- Wear long pants and long-sleeve shirts when working or playing outside, especially in the early morning and evening hours when mosquitoes are most active.
- Wear mosquito repellents containing DEET, according to label directions.
- Install or repair screens on windows and doors.
Since February, the Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program has treated areas by applying larvicides to standing bodies of water. These actions are consistent with efforts to be proactive in decreasing the adult mosquito population. Larviciding is the practice of applying an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered insecticide to areas where mosquito breeding has been confirmed. It is the most effective way of eliminating mosquito populations.
As an additional precaution, SCHD will conduct mosquito control activities, including truck-mounted spraying (adulticiding) of EPA-approved insecticides, weather permitting*, in specific ZIP codes where the West Nile virus has been detected, and portions of adjoining zip codes, according to the following schedule:
Monday, September 9th
7:45 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.
ZIP Codes: 38002, 38053, 38004, 38011
Tuesday, September 10th
7:45 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.
ZIP Codes: 38053, 38127
Wednesday, September 11th
7:45 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.
ZIP Codes: 38119, 38125, 38141
Thursday, September 12th
7:45 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.
ZIP Codes: 38016, 38018, 38028, 38017
Go to www.shelbytnhealth.com to view the most current schedule and the exact boundaries of each scheduled spray. New maps will be added weekly to reflect updated schedules.
Truck mounted spraying only effectively kills adult mosquitoes currently flying at the time the insecticide is sprayed. Because of this, residents are highly encouraged to be vigilant as it relates to controlling mosquito populations around their homes and businesses and preventing mosquito bites. Individuals are encouraged to practice the 4 D’s:
- DEFEND yourself by using insect repellent with DEET. Follow label instructions.
- DRESS in long sleeves and pants. Wear loose and light colored clothing when outdoors.
- DUSK/DAWN is the time when mosquitoes are most active. Stay indoors.
- DRAIN standing water and install or repair window screens.
Individuals with chronic health problems such as asthma or other lung conditions may want to remain indoors during the time of spraying. Citizens who do not want their residences to be sprayed should contact the Vector Control Program at (901) 222-9715.
* To ensure the insecticide is most effective, the scheduled spraying will be canceled if any of the following weather conditions are present for the majority of the schedule spray time:
- Rain chance of 65% or greater
- Wind speeds 11mph or greater
- Temperature less than 60 degrees Fahrenheit
Follow @ShelbyTNHealth on Twitter and Facebook for the most up-to-date cancellations of any scheduled sprayings.