The City of Merriam is now accepting applications for its Franchise Fee Rebate Program. Utility companies routinely collect franchise fees from its customers throughout the year. This program provides Merriam families whose income fall within the limits established by HUD the opportunity to apply for franchise fee refunds paid on electricity, gas, and telephone bills during 2018.
Those wanting to participate must submit an application to our Community Development Department by May 1. Applications must be accompanied by all 2018 gas, electric, and landline telephone invoices along with proof of income for all household members. For proof of income, residents can provide their 2018 W-2 income tax forms or social security papers as well as all 1099 forms, interest, pensions, annuities, and dividend statements. Community Development can be reached at 913-322-5520 between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
This year marks the program’s 37th year. The city-funded program was implemented by Merriam City Council.