Future of French Center, aquatic center design, tax incentives: Our questions for the Merriam city council candidates

With the opening of the new community center on the horizon, Merriam is looking at what to do with the historic Irene B. French Community Center building.

Earlier this month, we asked our readers to submit suggestions for questions they’d like to hear the candidates running for seats on the Merriam governing body address.

Based on the (ample) input we received, we’ve developed the five-item questionnaire below and sent it out to the candidates competing in the races on the August primary ballot – the Ward 1 and Ward 4 seats.