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Posted on: July 25, 2017

MAC Offering Discounted Season Passes for Rest of Summer

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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: July 24, 2017

Curbside Tree Limb Pickup for Merriam Residents Begins Tomorrow

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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

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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

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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 11, 2017

Shawnee Mission Parkway Weekend Closures

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The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to close portions of Shawnee Mission Parkway during the next two weekends. KDOT will close the section above I-35 to resurface the roadway. The department said the closure should save crews at least thr...

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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: June 28, 2017

Community Center Mail-In Vote

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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: March 31, 2017

Check your mailboxes for two new City publications: Also available online!

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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 28, 2017

Orange Barrel Alert: A current list of Merriam road closures

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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 27, 2017

Join Team Merriam: Check out new job openings!

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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

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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!

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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

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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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Posted on: October 14, 2012

Nixle

The Merriam Police Department continues to use Nixle to communicate with the Citizens of Merriam.

Nixle is a Community Information Service designed to deliver important and timely information to residents in our area use the latest technology.

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Shawnee Mission Parkway Weekend Closures

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The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to close portions of Shawnee Mission Parkway during the next two weekends. KDOT will close the section above I-35 to resurface the roadway. The department said the closure should save crews at least thr...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Beat the heat at the Library!

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Looking for a place to cool off during the Kansas heat wave? Head over to Merriam's Antioch Branch of the Johnson County Library. Read this guest blog from Michelle Holden, Information Specialist, as she shares all the Library's air-conditioned offerings!

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Merriam's Summer Playlist

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There are 92 days of summer and we've got a ton of local performances for you to enjoy---25 to be exact. That's 25 times out of 92 days you can tune in and feel the music! Check out Merriam's 2017 Summer Playlist at the link below.

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Posted on: May 28, 2017

Splish Splashin' Fun at the MAC

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Four words the kids all love to hear...THE POOL IS OPEN. Take a dip at the Merriam Aquatic Center now through Labor Day. The MAC is the perfect, affordable family activity this summer--don't forget to pack the sunscreen! Learn more at the link below.

Hours & Fees... Visitors Bureau
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Total Eclipse in the Parks!

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Merriam will be 99.8% dark when the August 21 eclipse passes across the U.S. Join us in viewing this spectacular celestial event at Antioch, Heritage or Shawnee Mission Park and be one of the first 200 people to receive a pair of eclipse viewing glasses.

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

33 Things...A Summer Bucket List!

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Explore things to do and places to go this summer with KC Destinations. With 33 items to discover, there’s more to do than you ever knew! Start today, explore the region, then enter to win a Kansas City prize pack valued at $250. #kcdestinations

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Pet Friendly Merriam

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In celebration of National Pet Day on April 11th (yes, it’s a thing–the National Calendar at a Glance says so), we thought it fitting to celebrate and share the fur babies in our lives, and educate visitors about Merriam’s plethora of pet-friendly places.

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Meet in Merriam

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The meeting room at Meriam Historic Plaza is an ideal location for small to mid-size meetings, trainings or events. With affordable rates, an accessible location and top of the line technology, your next meeting is one click away.

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Tour Merriam

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If you're a group tour planner looking for new and unique tours, come explore Merriam. From instruments to dessert bread, candles to guitar lamps, Merriam has a nice blend of group-friendly tours. Click the link below to learn more and schedule today!

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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. Click below to stay informed of this exciting master plan.

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Road Trip BINGO

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There's plenty to do with kids in and around Merriam. Stop by Merriam Historic Plaza to pick up a road trip bingo card (or download one at the read more link), then hit the open road in Kansas to discover popular visitor attractions, eateries and more ac...Read on...

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