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Government

Merriam KS Government

City Council

Overview


The City of Merriam has four city council districts or wards. Two council members from each ward are elected to represent the citizens from that district. Candidates for the position of mayor run "at-large," which means that registered voters from all four of Merriam's wards vote for Mayor. Each governing body member serves a four-year term, with elections held every odd-numbered year to choose one representative from each of the four wards. A map of the city's wards is available here .

Meetings

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings and minutes from previous meetings are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda and Minutes

Parks & Recreation Board

Meetings


Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings, minutes are posted on the City's website upon approval ( view all ).

Overview


The Merriam Park and Recreation Advisory Board is an appointed body that provides recommendations for operations and program priorities concerning the Merriam Parks and Recreation facilities. For more information on this board, contact the Merriam Parks and Recreation Department at 913.322.5550.

Planning Commission

Meetings


Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are also available following approval ( view all ).

Overview


The Planning Commission's duties include holding public hearings to consider applications to rezone property; proposed amendments to the city's zoning ordinance; and annually reviewing the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Map of the City

Fire Department

In 2014, the cities of Merriam and Overland Park began a unique collaborative agreement. The Overland Park Fire Department began providing Merriam an advanced-life support (ALS) paramedic and a medical quick-response vehicle. In return, Merriam has provided fire coverage for the northern-most parts of Overland Park.

Merriam's twenty-one fire department employees became part of Overland Park Fire, but the City of Merriam retains ownership of the fire station and all fire equipment for use by the OP firefighters.

All of the trucks, equipment, and even uniforms will be marked in a manner that identifies both Merriam Fire and Overland Park Fire departments.

The unique partnership will save both cities money. Merriam officials estimate it may save half a million dollars over the course of the ten year contract. Overland Park fire officials estimate the arrangement will save their city $120,000 per year, in contract costs – all while maintaining the heightened service provisions of the ALS first response in both locations.

For more information about the Overland Park Fire Department and the services they provide, visit www.opkansas.org , or call 913-888-6066.

Burn Permits:


New burn permits will only be processed Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. This will allow the inspector to go out and approve the burn site.

If a person has been approved in the past and can be located in the database, they may be issued a permit after hours or over the weekend. Otherwise, they will need to wait until an inspector can go by during normal working hours and approve the burn site.

All burn permits within the City of Merriam are issued by the Overland Park Fire Department.

 

 

 

 

 

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