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    Community recycling event on April 15

    The Cities of Merriam and Shawnee are once again collaborating on a community-wide recycling event to provide an opportunity for residents to drop off a variety of items in one convenient location. The event is scheduled for April 15, 2017, from 8-11 a.m. Read on...
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    March 27, 2017 City Council Agenda

    The Merriam City Council will address a wide-range of issues at its regularly scheduled business meeting on Mon., March 27, 2017 at 7 p.m. The public is always welcome and invited to attend. Read on...
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    Work to begin on Shawnee Mission Parkway bridge over railroad tracks in March

    Work will begin 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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    Take advantage of City tree limb and branch collection

    Winter storms can be hard on trees. This year, the City is here to help get rid of debris. During the week of March 20-24, the Merriam Public Works Dept. will conduct a residential tree limb pickup. Piles must be left curbside by 7 a.m. on Mon., March 20. 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 cops and residents get out of the cold to chat over coffee

    Dec. 14, 2016 -- Residents interested in getting to know their local law enforcement officers met up at the Irene B. French Community Center this morning for Coffee with a Cop. Attendees came in from the cold to enjoy coffee, snacks and conversation.
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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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    Signs identify diverse species of trees in Merriam parks

    Nov. 8, 2016: While you're out enjoying one of Merriam’s colorful parks this unseasonably warm fall, you might notice signs identifying different species of trees. Signs provide the common and scientific names, as well as the mature height and spread. Read on...
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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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