Merriam registered voters said ‘yes’ to renewing a 1/4-cent special sales tax by 80%. The tax pays for the City’s street and stormwater projects.
More than 2,000 residents cast their ballots with a 28% voter turnout.
The special sales tax can only be used to fund street, bridge, and drainage improvement projects in Merriam.
More than $20 million in planned projects are eligible for funding through 2030. These projects include Merriam Drive from Johnson Drive to Shawnee Mission Parkway, Carter Ave. from Merriam Drive to 67th St., and nearly 52,000 feet of storm drain rated poor to fair. The City will also use funds to continue maintaining roads and residential streetlights, sidewalks, and small drainage projects across Merriam.
The City’s existing street and stormwater sales tax expires at the end of this year. Voters first approved the special sales tax to pay for these capital improvement projects in 2000 and renewed the tax twice since.
Thank you for entrusting us to use your money to provide the high level of service you deserve and expect from our city.