Merriam designates safe spots for internet purchase exchanges
The city of Merriam announced Wednesday it now has two designated parking spots for the public to safely exchange internet purchases.
The parking spots are located near the Merriam Police Department, 9010 W. 62nd Street, and are monitored via video 24/7. Green signs in the front parking lot mark the internet purchase exchange locations.
We now have a safe spot for you to do internet exchanges! There are two designated parking spots near the Merriam Police Department that are monitored by a video camera 24/7.
Look for the green parking spaces and sign in the front parking lot. Happy selling/buying! pic.twitter.com/U4KtQOplwz
— City of Merriam, Kan (@MerriamKS) July 8, 2020
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