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MERRILL NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER 2018

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

CITY LANDFILL IS OPEN, PLEASE PUT THINGS IN DESIGNATED ARE

COUNCIL NEWS

Bev Fagan asked permission to put a bench at Kissinger playground. Council approved

Rock for Vets asked Council to waive rental fee for fundraiser in November. Council will approve at October meeting.

Fire and Ambulance picnic is Sept. 29 at fire station.

Ambulance is in desperate need of volunteers and will possibly be out of commission June 1.

Council approved EDC to start 2nd website for City.

Pork loin dinner Fundraiser event to update Kissinger bathrooms will be held October 28.

After two parties showed interest in purchasing some of City ag land, Attorney explained procedure.

Engineer presented proposal to install lift station on lower portion of ag land.

Dan Smith asked Council to consider vacating alley between Main & Third Sts as it is not used for alley purpose. Attorney explained that procedure

Council approved Change orders #1, #2, #3 for lagoon project after engineer explained reasons for change.

Council approved Payment #3 to R P Constructors for lagoon work in amount of $28,297.17

Building permits were approved for T Roepke, fence and Manthe, bins.

Bills were approved.

August Receipts: $310,691.78, Disb. $141,358.89.


Floyd Valley Clinic will be offering flu shots again this year at the Kissinger Center on October 11, Thursday between 11 am & noon. Please have your Medicare, Medicaid or insurance cards available.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Don’t forget to turn in your nomination for the “2018 Volunteer of the Year” award by Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018. Place in sealed envelope and drop of at City Hall by NOON. Your help is greatly appreciated by the Volunteer of the Year committee.

High in the sky

I hear the cry of a duck as he flies by

And I think as I watch

I’d like to try

Flying with that duck

In the morning sky

Waving to the world

As we go by

By John Conley

COMING EVENTS

Oct 6 – Legion Membership Dinner

Oct 7 – Lion’s Omelet Breakfast

Oct 11 – Flu shots 11am-noon

Oct 15- Council meets 7 pm

Oct 29 – Pork Loin Dinner

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


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.


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.

SPOTLIGHT

ROCK 4 VETS

Oleson-Halweg Post 125 has joined in partnership with the Iowa Rock “N” Roll Association in a fund raiser to raise funds for the Midwest Honor Flight. Funds to be used to help veterans make the trip to Washington DC to visit the Washington Mall of Memorials.

This event will be held November 3, 2018 at the Kissinger Community Building in Merrill. Cost to enter this event is $10.00. Veterans and active military admission is free. Food will be available. We will be solicitating for donations to fund the Honor Flight Program. We are also having a raffle drawing with flag and patriotic items. Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20. You need not be present to win.

A short program with guest speakers will open the program with a Rock “N” Roll dance to follow with program events at band intermission.

This is an event to give back to our veterans and military personnel. Keep an eye out for more details and mark your calendar to attend.

Thank you, Oleson-Halweg Post 125


MERRILL NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER 2018

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

CITY LANDFILL IS OPEN, PLEASE PUT THINGS IN DESIGNATED AREA

COUNCIL NEWS

Bev Fagan asked and received permission to put benches by bank and Lion’s park for Eagle Scout project

Fire Dept has set September 29 for annual picnic fundraiser.

Council approved payment #2 for lagoon project in amount of $40,045.68.

Campground management was discussed.

Information was presented for web site.

Attorney explained Iowa Code 142.D concerning smoke free buildings and advised Council to leave as is. Council did vote to post signage that “smoke free” includes electronic cigarettes.

Handout was presented by Council person Hemmelman concerning pork loin dinner fund raiser for flooring at Kissinger.

Council approved payment of $1,350 to Forest Holdings, Inc for deed transfer for 125 Main St property.

Community grants were discussed and explained.

St. John Lutheran church asked that parking in front of church be changed from “Church parking only” to “No overnight parking and no semi-trucks”. Council approved.

Council approved Resolution #2018-8 for annual SFR report.

Building permits were approved for T. Roepke, garage and Brewer, shed.

Bills were approved.

July Receipts: $172,636.84, Disb. $122,071.847.

FARMERS MARKET

Merrill Farmers Market is every Thursday 4-7 pm, through Sept 27; Old School Square, 4th & Main. We accept FMN vouchers. Fruit, veggies, jewelry, jellies, breads, cakes, flowers, crafts & more!

Le Mars Farmers Market is every Saturday 9-noon, through Sept 29; at 769 Prospect St SW. More vendors & more offerings. We accept FMNP/SFMNP vouchers

TOWN RUMMAGE SALE

Saturday September 15 from 8 am to 3:30 pm

Anyone interested in being on list of rummage sales in town, call 712-490-3908.

St John Lutheran Church is taking donation of items Thursday, Sept 13 & Friday, Sept 14 from

5 pm to 8 pm. All money will go toward missions

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

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

COMING EVENTS

Sept 15 – Town Rummage sales

Sept 17 – Council meets 7 pm

Sept 19 – Blood Bank

Sept 29 – Merrill Fire & Ambulance picnic

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.

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

2018 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR”

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

the “2018 Volunteer of the Year” award.

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 NOON

Tuesday October 9, 2018

Your help is greatly appreciated…

SPOTLIGHT”

ELLENDALE ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

23533 K-22

FAMOUS ROAST BEEF DINNER

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

Serving 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Adults $10.00; Children (4-10) -$4.50 (at the door)

With Central Catering

TAKE OUT AVAILABLE

Serving: Roast beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, coleslaw, home grown corn, tomatoes, pickles.

Enjoy homemade pies and desserts

THIS IS A DINNER YOU DON’T

WANT TO MISS

ALWAYS DELICIOUS

Shop the abundance For Sale:

of the Ellendale

COUNTRY STORE Apple Pies

Enjoy a good meal and show your support for our community.



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