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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Video Highlights Community Center Blight


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.

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

I-35 Ramp Meters will be Active on August 9


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...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Map Shows Merriam’s Tree Limb Pickup Progress


Merriam Public Works is making great progress cleaning up fallen tree limbs after a severe storm hit the City on July 22. Residents placed downed trees and branches at the curb on Monday, and work crews are already north of Shawnee Mission Parkway on both...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

MAC Offering Discounted Season Passes for Rest of Summer


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...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Community Center Mail-In Vote


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.

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Curbside Tree Limb Pickup for Merriam Residents Begins Tomorrow


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.


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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Merriam Aquatic Center Completes Slide Inspection


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...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Merriam Getting Metered Ramps Along I-35


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...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Calling All Artists!

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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...

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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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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 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.

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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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