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Merriam City Departments
Municipal services are provided to Merriam residents and visitors by eight city departments:
  1. The Administration Department provides information and implements municipal policies. 
  2. The CIP/Engineering Department oversees the administration of the Capital Improvement Program.
  3. The Community Development Department ensures orderly progress through zoning ordinances and enforcement of building codes and environmental ordinances. 
  4. The Finance Department is responsible for the administration and coordination of the City 's financial services including budget, accounting, investments, payroll, debt service, financial information systems, and internal auditing.
  5. The Merriam Fire Department is responsible for the prevention and suppression of fire within the City of Merriam. The department responds to fire alarms, conducts inspections, and enforces the provisions of the Uniform Fire Code.
  6. The Municipal Court provides a forum in which citizens may receive a swift and impartial trial on charges brought against them.
  7. The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the Irene B. French Community Center, Merriam Aquatic Center, and city parks. The Community Center initiates, develops, and administers recreational programs for Merriam residents.
  8. The Police Department is responsible for enforcing established laws and support crime prevention efforts. Patrol officers respond to calls for service within the city, identifying criminal activities, apprehending offenders, enforcing traffic laws, and investigating vehicle accidents.
  9. The Public Works Department maintains the city's streets and parks. Street maintenance involves snow removal, cleaning, patching, and repairing streets. Park maintenance provides the mowing of grass and cleaning of trash and debris from city facilities and parks.