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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Register now for the annual Daddy-Daughter Dance!


Enter the make believe world of the Candy Cane Forest where there's a castle made of sweets, complete with an ice cream sea and a forest of rainbow lollipops. See all your friends: King Kandy, Princess Frostine and Princess Lolly.

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Now seeking Ward 2 council member applications following Jim Wymer's resignation

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Following the announcement of Jim Wymer's resignation at Monday night's council meeting, the City of Merriam is now accepting applications for a new Ward 2 council member. 

Interested individuals from Ward Two will have until Feb. 8, 2017 to...

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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 dev...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Jan. 9, 2017 City Council agenda


The Merriam City Council will address a wide-range of issues at its regularly scheduled business meeting on Mon., Jan. 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. The full agenda is available is attached. And remember, the public is always invited to these meetings. If you require...

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Jan. 9, 2017 Merriam City Council agenda
Posted on: January 4, 2017

Track the progress of snow plows on Merriam's roads


Looks like snow this evening. Merriam's Public Works Department has a reputation for its responsive snow-plowing efforts. With our website's snow tracking feature, you can follow the progress of our plows; see which roads are plowed, and which o...

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Snow plow tracking
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Merriam cops and residents get out of the cold to chat over coffee

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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.

Posted on: November 17, 2016

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 Gui...Read on...

Merriam Favorites survey
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: November 8, 2016

Signs identify diverse species of trees in Merriam parks

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While you’re out enjoying a nature walk in one of Merriam’s colorful parks this unseasonably warm fall, you might notice signs identifying different species of trees. This is part of a Kansas Forest Service initiative to encourage the planting of differen...Read on...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

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, i...Read on...

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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