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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 19,754 ...

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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: February 21, 2017

Temporary burn ban in effect

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The Overland Park Fire Marshal has issued a burn ban effective immediately for the cities of Overland Park and Merriam, Kansas. The Fire Marshal is suspending all issued burn permits until further notice.  Recreational fires (fire pits, chiminea,...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Work to begin on Shawnee Mission Parkway bridge over railroad tracks in early 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: 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 dev...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Track the progress of snow plows on Merriam's roads


Looks like snow this evening. Merriam's Public Works Department has a reputation for its responsive snow-plowing efforts. With our website's snow tracking feature, you can follow the progress of our plows; see which roads are plowed, and which o...

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Snow plow tracking
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Merriam cops and residents get out of the cold to chat over coffee

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Dec. 14, 2016 -- Residents interested in getting to know their local law enforcement officers met up at the Irene B. French Community Center this morning for Coffee with a Cop. Attendees came in from the cold to enjoy coffee, snacks and conversation.

Posted on: November 17, 2016

What are your "Merriam Favorites?"


What’s the best place to eat in Merriam? Do you have a favorite park? How about a favorite place to shop? Do you prefer a certain event or activity? Now’s the time to submit your favorites for consideration in the 2017 Merriam Community & Visitors Gui...Read on...

Merriam Favorites survey
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: November 8, 2016

Signs identify diverse species of trees in Merriam parks

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While you’re out enjoying a nature walk in one of Merriam’s colorful parks this unseasonably warm fall, you might notice signs identifying different species of trees. This is part of a Kansas Forest Service initiative to encourage the planting of differen...Read on...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

PD officers provide self-defense training to local company


Nov. 7, 2016 -- This morning, Merriam Police Officers Rashad Castaneda and Jason Reynolds paid a visit to CompAlliance Managed Care -- a local Merriam company -- where they trained employees in key principles of self-defense. Many topics were discussed, i...Read on...

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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Posted on: October 14, 2012


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: February 10, 2017

Best Local Eats!

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Whether it's a downtown greasy spoon, your family's favorite spot for brunch, or the café your friends get together after work, the folks at KANSAS! Magazine want to know! Nominate your favorite small town eatery between now and March 14, 2017.

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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: January 13, 2017

Big 12 Games = Free Shuttle


If you're headed to Kansas City for Big 12 basketball in March, we invite you to stay in Merriam. Guests of any Merriam hotel property can score big with a FREE ride to the games at Sprint Center. Click the link below to learn more and enter to win.

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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: 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: September 8, 2016

"Still Time" Unveiled in Merriam

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On Wednesday, July 6, the City of Merriam unveiled “Still Time,” a new multi-sensory public art installation located at the corner of Merriam and Johnson Drives. The sculpture represents the first in a series of five placemaking projects the city will fun...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Road Trip BINGO


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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