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The "Winter Blahs" program will be postponed until further notice due to expected storm. Please pass the word. The new date will be posted here.

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Legion Schedule of events.

*SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 11, VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE with The EMBERS BAND 7:30 'till 11:30 pm

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Come join us at the Merrill Public Library

for a cup of coffee Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

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

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 6:00PM ‘TIL 8:00PM

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 9:00AM ‘TIL NOON


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MERRILL NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER 2016

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

COUNCIL NEWS

Fire Dept reported a welcome donation of hose from Le Mars Dept.

Maintenance reported Main St work complete except for one small area. Also lift station pump has been replaced.

Library gave statistics showing large growth.

Council is still studying possible solution for Main Street building.

Hemmelman gave updated report on 5th St.

Mayor Husman asked Council to consider Jacob Conley to fill vacant Council seat. Attorney will publish necessary notice.

Maria Blackmore explained need for a daycare emergency location. Council voted to use Kissinger Center for this if there is a need.

Council voted to approve Resolution 2016-8 which will reduce interest rate on SRF loan for well.

Bothersome animals is covered in current Code, but Council will consider limiting number of pets at December meeting.

Council voted to enter Financial Service Agreement with Speer Financial,

Council approved Resolution #2016-9 which will set public hearing for Planning Loan for wastewater

Council authorized publication of notice to accept comments regarding Antidegradation Alternatives Analysis.

October Receipts: $142,198.71 Disb: $103,306.06

Ordinance No 2014-1

69.11 SNOW REMOVAL From October 1 through April 1, no person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley or city owned off-street parking area.

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.

Thanks to the Garden Club for decorating the Kissinger trees.

Stop in to see them and don’t miss the “Merrill Tree” at Century Hall at the Fair Grounds.


Volunteer?? Bruce would like some help with the new message board. Also, to have an announcement on the board call Bruce at 712-540-1706


Visit merrillia.info for Merrill news. Calendars & Senior Meal Menus are also available there.



COMING EVENTS

Dec. 18 – Community Christmas

Dec. 19 – Council meets

Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve Celebration


RECYCLING – 2 & 4TH THURSDAY

GARBAGE PICK-UP -EVERY THURSDAY

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


Merrill Ambulance needs your help!!

They are especially looking for RNs or EMTs or anyone interested. Training is paid for. This is a great opportunity to help our community. Contact Randy at 712-540-3413 if you are interested or know someone who might be interested.


COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS SERVICE IS DECEMBER 18 AT THE KISSINGER CENTER.

Catch the “Christmas spirit” singing carols, listening to the message and enjoying fellowship with friends and neighbors.




“SPOTLIGHT”

CUPCAKE COMPETITION

Could you be the best baker in our area? Is there a favorite treat you are always asked to make? If not, put your creative thinking cap on and come up with something new. There’s only one way to find out if you are the best. ENTER

As part of the New Year’s Eve celebration there will be a Cupcake Competition. Everyone is invited to submit an entry. There will be a division for children up to age 12 and one for adults.

Cupcakes will be judged on taste, appearance and originality.

Each contestant is asked to bring 13 cupcakes. One for the judges and the rest will be dessert for the Soup and Pie Supper.

Prizes will be awarded.

All proceeds of the Soup and Pie Supper will go to finishing the Kissinger gym floor. The sooner we can get the floor done, the sooner we can rent it out for basketball, volleyball, etc.


TIME TO MAKE YOUR PLANS FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

START THE EVENING OFF WITH A SOUP & SANDWICH MEAL

SERVING FROM 5-7 PM FREE WILL OFFERING

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO FINISHING KISSINGER GYM FLOOR


NEXT IS THE CUPCAKE COMPETITION OPEN TO EVERYONE

CHILDREN’S DIVISION & ADULT DIVISION

SEE INSIDE NEWSLETTER FOR DETAILS


FINISH THE EVENING DANCING TO “THE EMBERS”

IN THE KISSINGER BALLROOM


 


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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