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BISCUITS & GRAVY BREAKFAST
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017
8 AM - 1 PM
(on calendar above)
LOWER LEVEL KISSINGER CENTER
608 MAIN STREET
MERRILL, IOWA
SERVING BISCUITS & GRAVY, SCRAMBLED EGGS, FRUIT CUP
COFFEE JUICE
A FREE WILL OFFERING WILL BE TAKEN
PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BE ADDED TO THE KISSINGER GYM FLOOR FUND.
SPONSORED BY THE KISSINGER FUND-RAZORS
DONATIONS APPRECIATED


MERRILL IOWA JULY 2017 RECTS
GENERAL: $9,125.25, ROAD USE: $9,781.61, WATER: $1,156.19, SEWER: $938.63, LIBRARY: $3,027.71, AMBULANCE: $719.16, LO-OP TAX: $6,335.29, FIRE: $87.76, TOTAL: $31,171.60

MERRILL IOWA JULY CASH DISB
GENERAL: Midamerican 841.37, ChaseCard, maint clothing 105.24, OC Sanitation 2,486.50, Ply. Co Solid Waste 2,345.40, Premier 109.65, Hoffman Farms, partial pmt Main St building 11,000.00, Casey’s, fuel 29.34, Sentinel, printing 82.25, Dave’s Electric, park exp 362.22, Indoff, office supp 303.32, IMWCA wkm comp 594.00, IA One Call 22.50, Menards, park 160.60, Murphy, legal 150.00, Ply. Co, pipe 2,778.60, Ply. Feeds, supp 44.42, Select Fire, annual 126.00, Sherlock, Kissinger maint 87.00, Staber, Kissinger supp 170.80, Postmaster, newsletter 91.96-amb flyer 194.97, Total: $22,085.94, payroll x-fer $4,416.18, Balance General $(43,746.02)
ROAD USE: Midamerican 1,107.27, OC Sanitation 10.00, Pinnacle Bank, bobcat 3,175.09, Bomgaars, supp 36.09, Casey’s, fuel 109.63, Ply. Feeds, supp 54.41, Sooland Bobcat, maint 222.99, Verizon 25.17, Total: $4,740.65, payroll x-fer 2,395.60, Balance Road Use $41,138.63
WATER: Midamerican 590.04, Premier 34.77, Pinnacle Bank, bobcat 3,175.09, Bomgaars, supp 93.50, Casey’s, fuel 23.48, Dave’s Electric, repairs 150.95, Elect. Eng, supp 316.97, IA DNR, fee 86.95, Mueller, maint 393.75, Ply. Feeds, supp 82.01, Verizon 26.16, IA Dept Rev, tax 945.00, Total $5,917.67, payroll x-fer 1,367.74, Balance Water $(78,731.99)
SEWER: Midamerican 61.65, CenturyLink 45.90, Pinnacle Bank, bobcat 3,175.08, Casey’s, fuel 23.48, McClure, eng fee 19,335.00, Mueller, maint 393.75, NW Appraisal, lagoon exp 750.00, Verizon 25.17, IA Dept Rev, tax 62.00, Total: $23,872.03, payroll x-fer 1,256.99, Balance Sewer $76,294.13
LIBRARY: ChaseCard, supp 170.03, Premier 34.77, Baker & Taylor, books 468.81, Total: $673.61, payroll x-fer 934.28, Balance Library $43,100.87
AMBULANCE: Midamerican 24.34, Premier 32.04, Certified Amb, billing 326.52, Verizon 35.08, Total: $417.98, Balance Ambulance: $24,162.60
POLICE: Midamerican 100.00, D Lich, phone 50.00, CaseCard, supp 3.95, Premier 78.42, Branum, maint 90.95, Casey’s, fuel 442.36, Indoff, supp 139.96, Murphy, legal 140.00, Verizon 40.01, Total: 1,085.65 payroll x-fer 5,612.18 Balance Police: $70,457.76
FIRE: Midamerican 73.02, OC Sanitation 9.00, Casey’s, fuel 108.45, Kingsley Fire, training 50.00, Select Fire, annual 82.00, station loan 1,363.46, Total: $1,685.93, Balance Fire: $47,448.66
PAYROLL: Wages, FICA, IPERS, ins, unemp., $20,601.00
TOTAL: $81,080.46


 

MERRILL NEWSLETTER

AUGUST 2017

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

CITY LANDFILL IS OPEN FOR YARDWASTE & BRANCHES WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY

COUNCIL NEWS

Audience member requested Council reconsider limiting number of pets per household.

Fire Dept. report said fall picnic is planned for Sept. 23.

Ambulance reported critical need for help. If no response, ambulance will have to shut down. Flyers will be sent to all Merrill addresses.

Maintenance update said reservoirs are flushed, starter on Well 5 was replaced. Letters were sent concerning weeds, grass and trees needing attention. Shelter house is being revamped using grant received from Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County.

Council is considering adding campsites and will apply for REAP grant for this project.

Sewer and water rates were discussed and will be raised at next meeting.

Recommendation for gym floor repairs was made and and report on money raised so far. Council approved application for grant for this project.

Building permit for fence for Webb was approved.

Bills were approved.
June Receipts: $63,060.39 Disb: $66,851.85

Prairie Blooms Garden Club plans a garden tour at member Deb Schroeder’s home. Contact Mary Roder at 938-2059 for details.

Merrill Farmers Market is held Thursdays, 4:30-7:30 pm at Old School Square, 4th & Main. I’ve heard many good comments. If this time doesn’t work for you, Hinton holds their Farmers Market Saturdays , 8 am-1 pm at Junkyard Pub ‘n Grub.

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HOPE YOU ARE HUNGRY

The Fund-Razors are having a biscuit & gravy breakfast August 20, 8 am – 1 pm

Don’t miss the good food and chance to help reach our goal of funding a new gym floor at Kissinger.

COMING EVENTS

Aug. 17 – Prairie Blooms Garden Club

Aug. 20 – Fund-Razor Breakfast

Aug. 21 – Council meets 7:00 pm

2ND Monday 7 pm-Siren testing

Sirens will sound if there is a warning or a warning of winds in excess of 70 mph

RECYCLING – 2 & 4TH THURSDAY

GARBAGE PICK-UP -EVERY THURSDAY

Visit merrillia.info for Merrill news. Event calendar is also available there.

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

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.

SPOTLIGHT

TROY, BROOKE & JOSIE

Troy, Brooke and Josie live with their mom and dad, Sam and Jennifer Pratt, on a farm west of Merrill.

Troy is 8 and will be in second grade. Brooke is 5 and is going to go to kindergarten. Josie is 2 and will do her best to keep mom busy.

They are regular visitors to the Merrill Library and all three like the coloring and Legos. And of course, they like the books they get to take home.

Favorite summer fun is swimming lessons, the Kissinger playground, and for Troy, playing ball.

The family has a dog, a cat and about 20 chickens. If Brooke had her way, they would also have a horse, not likely to happen soon.

The kids help with the chickens, feeding them and gathering eggs.

Gardening is another fun thing. Jennifer made a small part of her garden just for the kids so they can all work together in the garden. When produce is ready they have been involved in the Farmers Market on Thursday nights. Troy likes helping the customers.

We’re glad this family is part of the Merrill Community and actively involved.


Merrill Ambulance is in immediate need of certified staff!

Our current enrollment is 11 certified EMT/RN staff members.
Of this 11…

This leaves only 2 staff remaining to cover the schedule.

If we do not have an additional 5 certified people by September 1st we will no longer be able to provide ambulance coverage to the Merrill area.

What does this mean to you and your family?
Ambulance service will come from Hinton or LeMars, adding an additional 10-15 minutes of wait time.

Now is your chance to help your community!

If we stop providing coverage to the local area we will not be able to resume coverage at a later time. If you are certified and available during our current service contract from 6pm-6am Monday-Friday and 24hours on Saturday and Sunday, please call or text the Director- Carmen Breuer at 712-541-4125, or call Merrill City Hall, 712-938-2514.


Legion Schedule of events.


Campground at City Park

$15 per night $80 per week

Call City Hall @ 608 Main Street 712-938-2514 for availability


Click here to email city hall

Contact City Staff and Council

Click here to see the coming 2017-2018 school calendars.

Click here to view the 2016 Water Quality Results

Click here to look up Library books online

AVENUE OF FLAGS ROSTER can be reviewed by clicking here. (bottom part of page)


Coffee pot and cup

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

 

Come Read


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

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.

Fixed!!!*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 1” in the traveled portion of his sidewalk.

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

Fixed!!!*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.

Information:

(a.) The insurance policy procured for this project does expire soon September 2017. 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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