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MERRILL NEWSLETTER

MARCH 2019

COUNCIL NEWS

Farmers market was discussed.

Council approved Mayor’s appointments of Amb.Rep; Jacob Conley, Mayor pro tem; Bruce Norgaard, Emerg. Mgmt; Richard Husman, Cemetery Board; Richard Husman, Landfill Rep; Bruce Norgaard

Council approved City insurance renewal with ICAP at cost of $25,496.64.

Mayor administered Oath of Office to Fire Chief Jacob Conley & Ass’t Fire Chief Steve Hemmelman.

Council approved Depository Resolution.

Landfill fees will be raised by $2 per quarter with next billing to cover costs of increase charged the City

There will be a $25 turn-on fee for those that choose to turn water off for the winter.

Fire ladder truck was declared surplus.

Bills were approved.

January Receipts: $207,110.86, Disb. $101,974.57.

Anyone willing to volunteer to help with the Easter Egg Hunt? This is a great community event for our kids. We have the bunny costume and plastic eggs to fill with candy. Call 938-2514

April Showers bring May Flowers”

And with May flowers comes a resurrection of Merrill’s ‘Yard of the Month’ sign.

Every month, May through October, a lovely yard in Merrill will be awarded the ‘Yard of the Month’ sign. A sign will be posted in the awardee’s yard (with their permission) and a nice article will be written in the monthly Merrill Newsletter. A gift certificate to a local business will be awarded also.

So residents-spruce up your yard and a win might be in your future.

ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN-UP DAY WILL BE MAY 4.

It’s 2019 and the Merrill Community Foundation has grant money available to applying organizations that have projects benefitting the Merrill Community. The application forms are available at city hall (608 Main St) and at the home of Bev and Al Fagan (314 Main St)

Last year the Merrill signs on the light poles were the recipient of the grant. Thanks to the City Council flower pots were included on the poles making the downtown festive.

COMING EVENTS

March 8 – Legion Fish Fry & Bingo

March 18 – Blood Drive 1-5:30 pm

March 18 – Council meets 7:00 pm

March 29 – Legion Fish Fry & Bingo

March 30 - Annual Shopping Event

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

RECYCLING – 2 & 4TH THURSDAY

GARBAGE PICK-UP -EVERY THURSDAY

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.

Credit and debit cards are now being accepted for payments at City Hall

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

SPOTLIGHT”

LEGION FISH FRY & BINGO

This is the third year the American Legion is serving up not one, but two fish frys. If you haven’t attended before, you are missing out. The fish and sides served with it are delicious.

After you’ve enjoyed the food, stay and play BINGO. It’s not just for “the old folks”. The kids that come play have a great time too. Even if you don’t win it’s fun to see the excitement in the winners. Only 25 cents a card per game to play.

The Oleson-Halweg post serves our community well. They always contribute to Boy Scouts, the Little League, 4-H and other community events. Their help was and still is vital in improving the Kissinger Center.

The Legion provides an honor guard at services for veterans who have passed away, giving comfort to the families.

Have you attended the Memorial Day Service and lunch that follows? All sponsored by the American Legion. It is a lot of work and I’m sure they wouldn’t turn down any volunteers to help.

Let’s make these community events. We local people need to show our support by attending.


 



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