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Merriam gets positive feedback about new community center idea

The city of Merriam likes what it has heard from residents about its plan for a new community center to replace the aging Irene B. French Community Center and Merriam Aquatic Center. City officials will be on hand at the Turkey Creek Festival on May 20 in Antioch Park to answer any questions residents may have. Plans are also in the works to set up shop outside Hen House in Merriam Town Center, in parks and, in a few weeks, at the aquatic center.

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Merriam considers helping residents pay for home projects

Under a plan proposed at the Merriam City Council’s regular meeting Monday, the city would pay 20 percent of the cost of a host of exterior improvements to non-apartment residential properties. Residents with projects that cost at least $4,000 would be eligible, Bryan Dyer, Merriam’s community development director, told members. Under the proposal, the city would pay a minimum of $800 and a maximum of $2,500 for a single project.

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