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MERRILL NEWSLETTER

CITY HALL PHONE # 712-938-2514  CITY HALL HOURS 8 AM – NOON

LANDFILL HOURS: SATURDAY 9 AM-3 PM & WEDNESDAY 6-8 

IF IT IS MUDDY THE LANDFILL WILL NOT BE OPEN  

QUESTIONS OR COMPLAINTS – CALL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS


CITY HALL PHONE # 938-2514

CITY HALL HOURS 8 AM – NOON


MERRILL NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER 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 Terry Line requested permission to put culvert in alley. Other comment from audience was to ask City to follow up on weed ordinance.

After lengthy discussion Council instructed Attorney to prepare ordinance to raise current water rates by 10% and sewer rates by 200%. This is in response to current lagoon project.

Council approved SFR (Road Use) report.

Council voted to charge $75 per hour, minimum of 1 hour for any work done by City as a result of failure to respond to nuisance letters.

Rates to rent the Samuel Merrill Ball Room will raise from $250 to $300.

Council approved building permit for Hoyt, garage

Council moved to close session, then returned to open session.

Bills were approved.

July Receipts: $31,171.60 Disb: $81,08.46


Prairie Blooms Garden Club will take a field trip to Sioux Falls to the butterfly garden, Sioux water falls & other sites. Contact Mary Roder at 938-2059 for details.


Ellendale St. Joseph Catholic Church’s Famous Roast Beef Dinner is Sept. 10, 11 am-3 pm. Don’t miss this !


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.


LCHS Class of ’67 will hold their 50th Reunion

At the Kissinger Center Sept. 9. Dance from 8 to midnight featuring STARFIRE Rock & Roll Band is open to the public. Admission – Freewill offering


Visit Merrillia.info for Merrill news. Calendars are also available there.


COMING EVENTS

Sept 9 – Class of ’67 Dance (open to public)

Sept 10 – Ellendale Roast Beef Dinner 11-3

Sept 12 – School Election

Sept 16 – Prairie Blooms Garden Club

Sept 17 – Legion Pancake Breakfast

Sept 18 – Council meets 7:00 pm

Sept 23 – Fire & Amb Picnic Fund Raiser


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


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
Have you visited the Merrill City Park lately? If not, you will be amazed at the new look of the shelter house. The City received a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County for $8,650. Pat Gray masterminded the project and along with help from Steve Hemmelman, they transformed the building. Rich & Laura Husman helped paint. To celebrate this accomplishment there is an open house planned for October 2 at 7 pm. Refreshments will be furnished. Come for 10 minutes, come for an hour. Bring the whole family. There is playground equipment for the kids and games to play. Bring your horseshoes and enjoy a game at the horseshoe pit. Or get a team together for sand volley ball.

The campground which features 8 full hook-ups has been full nearly all summer. Most of the campers are construction workers and they love our campground. Plans are in the works to add some campsites next summer.

The Volunteer of the Year committee requests the aid of Merrill’s citizens in obtaining nominations for the

“2017 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR” AWARD

(Nominees should be working to help and serve the entire community)

Please submit the name of your candidate with a short explanation of the nominee’s qualifications in a sealed envelope to the office of city hall by no one Thursday, Oct. 5, 2016 Your help is greatly appreciated!

1. VOLUNTEER NOMINATED:

2. REASON FOR NOMINATION:


SUPPORT OUR EMERGENCY SERVICES

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT & AMBULANCE WILL HOLD IT’S ANNUAL PICNIC FUNDRAISER SEPTEMBER 23 AT 6:00 PM AT THE FIRE STATION.

THERE WILL BE EDUCATIONAL ITEMS, A DEMONSTRATION AND A MEAL.

THE FREE WILL DONATION WILL HELP PAY OFF THE FIRE STATION LOAN.


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