Merriam to send out mail-in ballots for quarter-cent sales tax renewal on Jan. 8, still time to register to vote

Merriam residents can still register to vote and request a mail-in ballot to vote on the quarter-cent sales tax renewal.

The city of Merriam on Jan. 8 will mail out ballots for registered residents to vote on a quarter-cent sales tax, a renewal of a 20-year sales tax that funds strictly street, bridge and drainage improvements throughout the city.

Merriam has held two public meetings on the quarter-cent sales tax, and will hold a third and final meeting on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. For residents who could not attend any of the meetings, the city put together an informational video where City Administrator Chris Engel explains what the sales tax entails.