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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Tree Limb Drop-Off


Due to recent storms, Merriam residents may drop off fallen tree limbs at 6901 Knox St. from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting Tuesday, June 20 through Sunday, June 25. Please call Public Works at 913.322.5570 with any questions.

Posted on: March 31, 2017

Check your mailboxes for two new City publications: Also available online!


Check your mailbox for the Summer 2017 issue of Merriam Highlights and Recreation. This one features a bunch of info about the City's Rec. Facilities, including a special insert (right in the middle) focused exclusively on the issue of what to do with our...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

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 to know about road closures, as well as a map, in one place ...

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Current list and map of Merriam road closures
Posted on: March 27, 2017

Emergency lane closure on Frontage Rd., near Shawnee Mission Medical Center


This afternoon, the Kansas Dept. of Transportation announced an emergency traffic alert, regarding a short-term lane closure on Frontage Rd., adjacent to northbound I-35 from Shawnee Mission Medical Center Driveway to 74th Street. This section of road wil...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Join Team Merriam: Check out new job openings!


City of Merriam employees seem to think this is a pretty great place to work. We’re currently hiring for positions in Merriam’s Public Works and Parks & Recreation Departments. Read more about open positions in the “Jobs&...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Work begins on Shawnee Mission Parkway bridge over railroad tracks in March

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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 median on the bridge, patch de-laminated areas ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Brian Knaff selected as Ward 2 council member

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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 (up for election on November 7, 2017). In ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Merriam welcomes new Assistant City Administrator Meredith Hauck

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Starting today, Feb. 23, the City of Merriam’s leadership team is fully staffed as a new assistant city administrator joins the ranks.

Meredith Hauck, who previously served as assistant city manager in Raymore, Missouri — population 19,...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

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 togethe...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Final Parks Facilities Master Plan released after Council presentation

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Following months of gathering public input, Merriam City Council formally acknowledged the completion of a Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan, at tonight's meeting.

A team of consultants partnered with a steering committee of residents to...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Merriam Police officers honored with awards of valor

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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!

Posted on: October 28, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions: Parks Facilities Master Plan

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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
Posted on: October 26, 2016

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. Most...Read on...

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Parks & Rec Facilities Master Plan news

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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 that ai...Read on...

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Posted on: October 14, 2012


The Merriam Police Department continues to use Nixle to communicate with the Citizens of Merriam.

Nixle is a Community Information Service designed to deliver important and timely information to residents in our area use the latest technology.

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Merriam's Summer Playlist

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There are 92 days of summer and we've got a ton of local performances for you to enjoy---25 to be exact. That's 25 times out of 92 days you can tune in and feel the music! Check out Merriam's 2017 Summer Playlist at the link below.

Merriam's Summer Playlist
Posted on: May 28, 2017

Splish Splashin' Fun at the MAC

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Four words the kids all love to hear...THE POOL IS OPEN. Take a dip at the Merriam Aquatic Center now through Labor Day. The MAC is the perfect, affordable family activity this summer--don't forget to pack the sunscreen! Learn more at the link below.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Total Eclipse in the Parks!


Merriam will be 99.8% dark when the August 21 eclipse passes across the U.S. Join us in viewing this spectacular celestial event at Antioch, Heritage or Shawnee Mission Park and be one of the first 200 people to receive a pair of eclipse viewing glasses.

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

33 Things...A Summer Bucket List!

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Explore things to do and places to go this summer with KC Destinations. With 33 items to discover, there’s more to do than you ever knew! Start today, explore the region, then enter to win a Kansas City prize pack valued at $250. #kcdestinations

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Pet Friendly Merriam


In celebration of National Pet Day on April 11th (yes, it’s a thing–the National Calendar at a Glance says so), we thought it fitting to celebrate and share the fur babies in our lives, and educate visitors about Merriam’s plethora of pet-friendly places.

Posted on: March 27, 2017

2016 Annual Report


Another year is in the books for the Merriam Visitors Bureau. It seemed as though 2016 flew by here in Merriam, but not without many earned successes and notable happenings. Click below to view the 2016 Merriam Visitors Bureau Annual Report.

2016 Annual Report
Posted on: March 2, 2017

The Little Gallery That Could

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Community centers are known for health and wellness, events, classes, local networking and places to hold meetings, but a growing trend amongst public spaces like these is to also form a greater connection to those who visit the facility through art.

Posted on: December 29, 2016

Meet in Merriam

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The meeting room at Meriam Historic Plaza is an ideal location for small to mid-size meetings, trainings or events. With affordable rates, an accessible location and top of the line technology, your next meeting is one click away.

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Tour Merriam

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If you're a group tour planner looking for new and unique tours, come explore Merriam. From instruments to dessert bread, candles to guitar lamps, Merriam has a nice blend of group-friendly tours. Click the link below to learn more and schedule today!

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Parks & Rec Facilities Master Plan news

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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. Click below to stay informed of this exciting master plan.

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

"Still Time" Unveiled in Merriam

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On Wednesday, July 6, the City of Merriam unveiled “Still Time,” a new multi-sensory public art installation located at the corner of Merriam and Johnson Drives. The sculpture represents the first in a series of five placemaking projects the city will fun...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Road Trip BINGO


There's plenty to do with kids in and around Merriam. Stop by Merriam Historic Plaza to pick up a road trip bingo card (or download one at the read more link), then hit the open road in Kansas to discover popular visitor attractions, eateries and more ac...Read on...

Just for Kids