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MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 1:30PM ‘TIL 5:00PM

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FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 9:00AM ‘TIL NOON


 


MERRILL NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER 2016

CITY HALL PHONE # 938-2514 CITY HALL HOURS 8 AM –Noon

CITY LANDFILL IS OPEN FOR YARDWASTE & BRANCHES WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY

COUNCIL NEWS

Fire Dept is planning picnic on Oct. 15, everyone is invited.

Maintenance has been working on shelter house at park.

Nothing new to report on progress of Main St building.

Hemmelman met with contractor and inspected problems on 5th Street. Hope to have repairs done in 60 days.

Ag land contract was changed from 23.48 to 21.48

Attorney will file termination notice concerning ag land.

Hauff request for return of deposit was denied.

Change order #1 for Main St was approved.

CTS bill for Main St project was approved and forwarded to Ply. Co.

2015-16 Road Use Report was approved.

Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Plan was approved.

Building permit for Norgaard, home addition was approved.

Bulk water rates will be $30 per load, up to 3000.

July Receipts: $31,207.04 Disb: $77,306.83

There is a “rescue” food bank in Merrill sponsored by the churches of Merrill. Persons or families in need should call 712-938-2548 to schedule assistance. All persons will be helped if possible.

Visit Merrillia.info for Merrill news. Calendars and Senior Meal Menus are also available there.

DOES THIS LOOK LIKE FUN?

Would you be interested in a horseshoe tournament at the park? If so, call Bev at

938-2228

BENEFIT FOR EMILY MEYER

SEPT 24 4:30-7:30

Brunsville Legion Hall

Roast Hog will ALL the fixings!

Free Will Donation

Silent Auction & Bake Sale

Emily is the daughter of Stan & Bonnie Meyer. She was injured in a car accident in June. Emily has been in the hospital all summer & is currently rehabilitating at Madonna in Lincoln, NE. Let’s help the Meyer family with some of the unexpected medical expenses that they have encountered.

COMING EVENTS

Sept 19 – Council meeting 7 pm

Oct. 2 – Lion’s Omelet Breakfast

Oct 15 - Annual picnic at Fire Station

Oct 18 – Flu shots at Kissinger

Second Monday each month –Siren testing

RECYCLING – 2 & 4TH THURSDAY

GARBAGE PICK-UP -EVERY THURSDAY

Coffee in the Legion room for veterans, 3rd Tuesday each month at 10 am.

“SPOTLIGHT”

MERRILL/HINITON LION’S CLUB

The Merrill/Hinton Lion’s Club is hosting their annual Omelet Breakfast October 2 at the Hinton Community Hall from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and would like everyone to attend and support the Lion’s. This is the only fund raiser they hold.

Did you know that most of these funds are donated here in our community? Some of the recipients are:

Merrill and Hinton Ambulance

Merrill and Hinton Fire Department

Life Skills Training Center

Floyd Valley Caring Tree

Camp Courageous

Camp High Hopes

Leader Dog Program

Beep Ball

Merrill LibraryWinter Blahs

Merrill Library Summer Reading

Merrill Easter Egg Hunt

Merrill Community Christmas

Eye glasses for child

New playground equipment at the Lion’s

playground by the Veterans Memorial

Last year we applied for & received a grant to purchase winter coats for students in need.

Lion members worked at the Backpack Program done at Northern Hills.

35 fleece blankets were made and presented to the Ply. Co Sheriff this summer

Would you like to help us help our community?

Enjoy the Omelet Breakfast Oct. 2. Tickets are $8 at the door OR consider becoming a sponsor and purchasing 10 tickets for $70.

Call 938-2588 or 938-2228 for more information

Chapter 51

151.3 DUTY TO TRIM TREES. The owner or agent of the abutting property shall keep the trees on, or overhanging the street, trimmed so that all branches will be at least fifteen (15) feet above the surface of the street (includes alleys) and eight (8) feet above the sidewalks. If the abutting property owner fails to trim the trees, the City may serve notice on the abutting property owner requiring that such action be taken within five (5) days. If such action is not taken within that time, the City may perform the required action and assess the costs against the abutting property for collection in the same manner as a property tax.

CITY LANDFILL IS OPEN WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY, BUT WILL CLOSE WHEN WEATHER CHANGES. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE NICE DAYS, CHECK YOUR TREES AND TRIM THEM NOW.


5TH STREET LIST OF NEEDED REPAIRS - WILL BE REMOVED AS REPAIRS ARE COMPLETED

EVERYONE: PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CONTACT A Merrill City Representative IF WE HAVE MISSED A DEFECT IN THE 3 YEAR OLD 5TH STREET PAVING, SIDEWALKS, OR DRIVEWAYS ONLY.

*Exposed aggregate – Paving on 5th Street east of Hartman's house. Rocks are popping out of the cement. It is disintegrating now.

*Paving is sinking at the center joint on Center Street north of Hartman's house.

*Handicap approaches are settling at - 1. 5th & Northside Court (both) on east side 2. Fowler & 5th (south) east side 3. Williams & 5th (north) east & west sides 4. Calhoun & 5th (south) west side 5. Center & 5th (both) west side

*Stevenson handicap in front of house and water shutoff sticks up 2” in the traveled portion of his sidewalk.

*Center street runoff damage to existing alley driveways east of 5th street.

*Newly installed drainage inlet - Center Street - Undermining at inlet.

*Northwest corner of 5th & Williams still stands in water after rain. The water can not get to an inlet due to improper installation of paving. This will, in time, cause the street to fail.

*Need the compaction records from DGR (We paid for them).

Information:

(a.) The insurance policy procured for this project does expire soon September 2016. This policy was paid for with 5th street project funds.

(b.)CVC https://www.cedarvalleycorp.com/ was awarded the 5th street contract and then sub- contracted it to another contractor. It is CVC's responsibility to take care of these problems. See Sentinel story. http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/1963525.html

(c.)A Sioux City designed this project. The pond on 5th and Williams was pointed out before the project was completed. An attempt was made to fix it which did not work.


CITY DUMP Open Wednesdays and Saturdays


Notice

RECYCLING

2ND & 4TH THURSDAYS 

GARBAGE IS PICKED UP FIRST 

RECYCLING IS PICKED UP ON A

SECOND TRIP

BE SURE GARBAGE CANS ARE NOT FULL OF WATER.  THEY CANNOT BE PICKED UP IF THEY HAVE WATER IN THEM.


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