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    Merriam Police to Participate in Two Initiatives to Curb Impaired Drivers

    The Merriam Police Department will have extra officers on hand today through Labor Day weekend as part of a state-wide program aimed to remove drunk, drugged, and other impaired drivers from Kansas roadways. Read on...
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    Video Highlights Community Center Blight

    The City of Merriam today released a video covering the upcoming Community Center ballot initiative. The video highlights the issues with the current facilities, and features residents sharing their views on the future of recreation in Merriam. Read on...
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    I-35 Ramp Meters will be Active on August 9

    Starting on Wednesday, August 9, the I-35 ramp meters will be active. These special traffic signals control the flow of traffic from on-ramps to the freeway. Remember, you must obey them as you would other traffic signals. In Merriam, these meters ... Read on...
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    MAC Offering Discounted Season Passes for Rest of Summer

    The Merriam Aquatic Center (MAC) is now offering discounted pool memberships rates through the end of summer. Season passes are 40 percent off regular rates and are good through Labor Day. Read on...
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    Community Center Mail-In Vote

    Merriam voters will determine the future of our community’s recreation. Voters will decide if the City should replace the current 100+ year-old community center and 30+ year-old aquatic center with a new Community Center. Learn more...
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    Curbside Tree Limb Pickup for Merriam Residents Begins Tomorrow

    A severe thunderstorm tore through Merriam Saturday night, causing hundreds of residents to lose power and have downed tree limbs. To help the community manage the heavy load, Merriam Public Works on Tuesday, July 25 will begin curbside tree limb pickup. Read on...
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    Merriam Aquatic Center Completes Slide Inspection

    The Merriam Aquatics Center (MAC) this week completed the inspection on its waterslide required by a new Kansas law that took effect on July 1. Riders, though, must now be 48 inches in height to go down the slide. Read on...
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    Merriam Getting Metered Ramps Along I-35

    To help address congestion issues during rush hour on I-35, KC Scout installed six metered ramps between the Missouri-Kansas state line and 75th St. They will be up and running later this summer. Read on...
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    Calling All Artists!

    The City of Merriam plans to commission an artist or team to design, produce, and install public art for a site along the Turkey Creek Streamway Park Trail. Read on...
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    Orange Barrel Alert: A current list of Merriam road closures

    As the weather warms up, so do construction projects to improve Merriam's roads. To help motorists get around town without unexpected detours and delays, you can now get the information you need — and a map of road closures — in one place on our website. Read on...
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    Check your mailboxes for two new City publications: Also available online!

    Check your mailbox for the latest issue of Merriam Highlights and Recreation. This one features a bunch of info about the City's Rec. Facilities, including a special insert focused on the issue. Also check out all the Summer Parks & Rec activities! Read on...
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    Join Team Merriam: Check out new job openings!

    Merriam employees seem to think this is a great place to work. We’re now hiring for positions in Merriam’s Public Works and Parks & Rec. Departments. Read more about positions in the “Jobs” section of the City’s website and apply to join Team Merriam! Read on...
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    Work begins on Shawnee Mission Parkway bridge over railroad tracks in March

    On March 20, work began on Shawnee Mission Parkway over BNSF railroad tracks to the west of Merriam city limits in March. The scope of this project is to replace the east and west bridge approaches, remove the bridge median, patch areas of bridge deck ... Read on...
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    Brian Knaff selected as Ward 2 council member

    Brian Knaff became the newest Ward Two council member after a public interview with Merriam City Council Monday night. He’ll finish out the final year of retired Council Member Jim Wymer's term (position up for election on November 7, 2017). Read on...
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    Merriam welcomes new Assistant City Administrator Meredith Hauck

    Starting today, February 23, The City of Merriam’s leadership team is fully staffed with the addition of new Assistant City Administrator Meredith Hauck. She fills the vacancy created when Chris Engel was promoted to city administrator in August. Read on...
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    2016 Year-in-Review video now online

    Something is always going on in Merriam, but 2016 was especially eventful. Major infrastructure Improvements were made; public art was installed as part of a new placemaking initiative; and Parks & Rec programs continued to bring the community together. Read on...
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    Final Parks Facilities Master Plan released after Council presentation

    Jan. 9, 2017 — Following months of gathering public input, Merriam City Council formally acknowledged the completion of the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan, at tonight's meeting. The full report and executive summary are now available online. Read on...
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    Merriam Police officers honored with awards of valor

    Two Merriam Police officers received the Silver Award for Valor at the Metro Chief and Sheriffs Association on Fri., Nov., 18. Corporal Weiler and Sergeant Brokaw were honored with the award for going above and beyond the call of duty. Congratulations!
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    Frequently Asked Questions: Parks Facilities Master Plan

    There's a lot of buzz around town about the Parks & Rec Facilities Master Plan currently in development. As the steering committee, city staff and consultants put finishing touches on recommendations, check out this FAQ for information about the process. Parks Facilities Master Plan FAQs
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    Police officers participate in low-light training exercise

    Police Officers are constantly training, learning new skills and practicing fundamentals. Recently, Merriam Police Officers participated in a low-light training exercise to become better prepared for situations when light or visibility isn't optimal. Read on...
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    Parks & Rec Facilities Master Plan news

    In an effort to keep the community up-to-date on the development of a Parks Facilities Master Plan, there's now a blog dedicated to the issue. This week, we provide background on Merriam's aging facilities and the process of crafting a master plan. Read on...
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