Posted on: August 17, 2017
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. Merriam Police will join 150 other state agenci...Read on...
Posted on: August 1, 2017
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.
Studies sho...Read on...
Posted on: July 31, 2017
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 are ins...Read on...
Posted on: July 25, 2017
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.
The passes are sold at the Irene B. French Community Center (5701 M...Read on...
Posted on: June 28, 2017
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.
Posted on: July 24, 2017
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.
Posted on: July 20, 2017
Height Restrictions Increase from 42” to 48”
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...Read on...
Posted on: July 13, 2017
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.
Two metered ramps are in Merriam – at 67th St. sou...Read on...
Posted on: July 6, 2017
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. The City has dedicated $100,000 to pay for this public art project, and a resident-led art committ...Read on...
Posted on: March 28, 2017
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 ...Read on...
Current list and map of Merriam road closures
Posted on: March 31, 2017
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...Read on...
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Posted on: March 27, 2017
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&...Read on...
Posted on: March 3, 2017
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 ...Read on...
Posted on: February 28, 2017
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 ...Read on...
Posted on: February 23, 2017
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,...Read on...
Posted on: February 14, 2017
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...Read on...
Posted on: January 9, 2017
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...Read on...
Posted on: November 21, 2016
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
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 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...
Posted on: September 21, 2016
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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