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    Learn how to make a rain barrel on April 29, from 10-11 a.m.

    Rain barrels capture chlorine-free water for use in yards and gardens - water that would otherwise go down severs or into areas where it is not needed. Learn how to build your own rain barrel at a Rain Barrel Workshop on Sat., April 29, from 10-11 a.m. Read on...
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    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 — and a map of road closures — in one place on our website. Read on...
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    Check your mailboxes for two new City publications: Also available online!

    Check your mailbox for the latest issue of Merriam Highlights and Recreation. This one features a bunch of info about the City's Rec. Facilities, including a special insert focused on the issue. Also check out all the Summer Parks & Rec activities! Read on...
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    Join Team Merriam: Check out new job openings!

    Merriam employees seem to think this is a great place to work. We’re now hiring for positions in Merriam’s Public Works and Parks & Rec. Departments. Read more about positions in the “Jobs” section of the City’s website and apply to join Team Merriam! Read on...
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    Emergency lane closure on Frontage Rd., near Shawnee Mission Medical Center

    The Kansas Dept. of Transportation announced a short-term lane closure on Frontage Rd., adjacent to northbound I-35 from Shawnee Mission Medical Center to 74th St. It will be closed 24/7 to repair an emergency drainage issue beginning today. Read on...
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    Work begins on Shawnee Mission Parkway bridge over railroad tracks in March

    On March 20, work began on Shawnee Mission Parkway over BNSF railroad tracks to the west of Merriam city limits in March. The scope of this project is to replace the east and west bridge approaches, remove the bridge median, patch areas of bridge deck ... Read on...
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    Brian Knaff selected as Ward 2 council member

    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 (position up for election on November 7, 2017). Read on...
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    Merriam welcomes new Assistant City Administrator Meredith Hauck

    Starting today, February 23, The City of Merriam’s leadership team is fully staffed with the addition of new Assistant City Administrator Meredith Hauck. She fills the vacancy created when Chris Engel was promoted to city administrator in August. Read on...
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    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 together. Read on...
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    Final Parks Facilities Master Plan released after Council presentation

    Jan. 9, 2017 — Following months of gathering public input, Merriam City Council formally acknowledged the completion of the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan, at tonight's meeting. The full report and executive summary are now available online. Read on...
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    Merriam Police officers honored with awards of valor

    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!
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    Frequently Asked Questions: Parks Facilities Master Plan

    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
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    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. Read on...
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    Parks & Rec Facilities Master Plan news

    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. Read on...
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