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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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    Temporary burn ban in effect

    The Overland Park Fire Marshal issued a temporary burn ban effective immediately for Overland Park and Merriam. The Fire Marshal is suspending all burn permits until further notice. Recreational fires (fire pits, chiminea, etc.) are also prohibited. Read on...
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    Work to begin on Shawnee Mission Parkway bridge over railroad tracks in early March

    Work will begin on Shawnee Mission Parkway over BNSF railroad tracks to the west of Merriam city limits in early 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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    Feb. 13, 2017 City Council agenda

    The Merriam City Council will address a wide-range of issues at its regularly scheduled business meeting on Mon., Feb. 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. The public is always welcome and invited to attend! Read on...
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    Now seeking Ward 2 council member applications following Jim Wymer's resignation

    Following the announcement of Jim Wymer's resignation at Monday night's council meeting, Merriam is accepting applications for a new Ward 2 council member. Those interested will have until Feb. 8, 2017 to submit a letter of interest and qualifications. 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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    Track the progress of snow plows on Merriam's roads

    Sounds like we might get some snow tonight. Watch the progress of Merriam's Public Works Dept. as they clear the streets with our website's snow tracking feature. Follow the progress — see which roads are plowed, and which ones they're about to clearing. 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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    What are your "Merriam Favorites?"

    What’s the best place to eat in Merriam? Do you have a favorite park? How about a favorite place to shop? Do you prefer a certain event or activity? Now’s the time to submit your favorites for consideration in the 2017 Merriam Community & Visitors Guide. 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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    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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    PD officers provide self-defense training to local company

    Nov. 7, 2016 -- This morning, Merriam Police Officers Rashad Castaneda and Jason Reynolds paid a visit to CompAlliance Managed Care -- a local Merriam company -- where they trained employees in key principles of self-defense. Many topics were discussed. 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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