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# 712-938-2514 CITY HALL
HOURS 8 AM – NOON
LANDFILL HOURS: SATURDAY 9 AM-3 PM &
IF IT IS MUDDY THE LANDFILL WILL NOT BE
CITY HALL PHONE # 938-2514
CITY HALL HOURS 8 AM – NOON
CITY HALL PHONE # 938-2514 CITY HALL HOURS 8 AM –Noon
CITY LANDFILL IS OPEN FOR YARDWASTE & BRANCHES WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY
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.
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.
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. Calendars are 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.
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.