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Posted on: October 21, 2016

October 24, 2016 City Council agenda


The Merriam City Council will address a wide-range of issues at its regularly scheduled business meeting on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7 p.m. The full agenda is available is attached.

And remember, the public is always invited to these meetings. If y...Read on...

October 24, 2016 Merriam City Council agenda
Posted on: October 12, 2016

Group rate for residential curbside leaf removal available to Merriam residents

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The City of Merriam has arranged for Benjamin Lawn & Landscape to offer a special rate to residents for voluntary curbside leaf removal.

Benjamin will offer two opportunities for two pickups: Tues., Nov. 1 and Tues., Nov. 29. The cost to homeowner...Read on...

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Corporal Browning reads to children for Head Start Awareness Month

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At this morning’s Guest Reader Day at Growing Futures, an early learning center in Overland Park, Merriam PD’s Corporal James Browning joined other area leaders by reading “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” to a classroom of children. The event is one of many acti...Read on...

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

Team Merriam Goes Pink

Team Merriam - Pink Week

Team Merriam employees went pink this week raising funds to support breast cancer awareness, education and research. Kicking off pink week on Monday, employees donated dollars to wear denim at work and raised over $500 for the American Cancer Society.
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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Seeking musicians to perform at 2017 special events

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Do you play in a band that would be a hit at Merriam events such as the Farmers' Market, the Turkey Creek Festival and other festivities? We're now taking applications and demos for the 2017 season. Check out the link below and apply by Dec. 14, 2016.Read on...

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Posted on: September 27, 2016

Final "Yard of the Week" chosen for 2016

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The final Yard of the Week for 2016 is the property located at 4804 Wedd, owned by David and Ingrid Hanners — Merriam residents for more than 29 years.

Their yard features several plants such as roses and hostas that complement the Hanners' lush green ...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: September 15, 2016

Merriam resident wins 2016 Park Passport challenge

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This summer the cities of Roeland Park, Mission, Merriam, Fairway, Leawood and Prairie Village joined forces to offer a Park Passport program, which encouraged families to visit a park in each participating city. This program coincided with National Parks...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2016

There's a new website in town: welcome to the new merriam.org!


The City of Merriam is proud to present its newly redesigned website. Merriam.org features a mobile-friendly (responsive) design that allows users to easily display and maneuver through the site on their preferred device, be it a smart phone, tablet or de...Read on...

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

Engel promoted to city administrator

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At its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 8, 2016, the Merriam City Council voted unanimously to promote Assistant City Administrator Chris Engel to the role of city administrator. Engel will officially begin his new position on September 1, 20...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2016

City kicks off placemaking initiative with "Still Time"

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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: June 10, 2016

Check out Merriam's very own "Pianos on Parade" work of art at the Marketplace

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Play ball...or piano!

Pianos on Parade is back at the Merriam Marketplace! Now through September, you can visit and play the Kansas City Royals-themed piano designed by artists Anita Rhnea Sisk and Michael Schliefke. Play a tune or step into the batter...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2016

Merriam appoints new city attorney

Nicole Proulx Aiken

Nicole Proulx Aiken has been appointed to the post of Merriam city attorney following the resignation of Michelle Daise. Daise served Merriam for more than 15 years and is stepping down to spend more time with family.

Prior to joining Merriam, Aiken wa...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Merriam joins Nextdoor private social network

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One of the many ways the City of Merriam is working to improve and expand its communication efforts with residents is by joining Nextdoor, a private social network for you, your neighbors and the community. Nextdoor’s mission is to use the power of techno...Read on...