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Power Outages Update

Power has been restored. Additional inspections were performed and a problem area was found. We are fairly confident that this was in fact the problem that was also semi-weather related, in yesterday’s case it was the wind. The Village sincerely apologizes for the constant outages.

In addition to this, the Village has already submitted under the Federal infrastructure bill to try and underground as much of our electric as possible. We are also looking to move from 2400v to 7200v. We are awaiting a response on this grant and it is possible we may not be receive an award during this round. If we are not given an award this time we would then submit again during additional rounds.

We have been making strides in improvements but it does take time. Rest assured we are not ignoring the issues.

If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.

Thank you,

Chris Wruck
Village President

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Power Lines Down

*UPDATE* See images below. A truck or something similar must have caught the lines somehow causing considerable damage. Currently until repairs and inspections can be completed there are a total of two customers out, including the Mexican Store. We made several attempts ourselves and through the Sheriff’s Office to reach the owner but have had no luck.

We are aware of the downed power lines at Main & Pearl. You may not have power. Restoration efforts are underway.

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Incoming Winter Storm

The Village of Merrillan wants to remind residents of reporting options during inclement weather that results in power outages or other major issues. Hopefully this Winter storm will spare us, but in the meantime if an issue comes up please make reports on our website listed below. Wet, heavy snow, along with the wind can easily take power out not just within the Village but on lines that lead into the Village from miles away that connect us to the grid. This type of weather can easily result in long restoration times.

If you know of someone who does not have Internet access you can provide the following phone number for them to call and leave a message to report power outages as well, but please only use the number for those without online access and only for power outages.

1-334-715-0797 (0PWR)

If you have an actual emergency please call 911 (ex. fire, threat to life/property, etc) or the Sheriff’s Office 715-284-5357.

As always, any questions, please reach out. Be safe and weather-aware.

– Village of Merrillan

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Merrillan Speed Reduction Petition: Jackson County Board Approves Resolution

Last night, August 21st, 2023, the Jackson County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution in support of the speed reduction petition for the Village of Merrillan. We will now put everything together and send it off to the Department of Transportation.

The Village of Merrillan wishes to thank citizens, visitors, and employees for pushing this, along with Bill Laurent (County Board Supervisor for District 9), Jay Borek (Highway Commissioner), the Jackson County Highway Committee, the Jackson County Executive and Finance Committee, and the Jackson County Board as a whole for assisting with this effort.

The original post with the petition can be found here:

Below you will find the resolution.

Thank you!

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Garbage Pickup Reminder

This is a reminder regarding the new Waste Management Garbage Pickup policy since we are seeing a lot of extra items being placed curbside that will not get picked up.

– First, the trash cans have to be placed in a certain manner in order for the new trucks to pick up the bins. The cans must have the lid opening portion facing the roadway. If there are multiple cans from WM set out, they must be at least three (3) feet apart for the same reasons.

If you have anything other than the approved 96 gallon trash bin set out it will not be picked up. Additional bins are available by calling Waste Management directly and requesting one. There is a monthly fee billed directly to you for each additional bin beyond the first one.

– If your trash was set out correctly and on time (by 7am) and then not picked up, please notify the Village as soon as possible. You can either use the report service issues form on the website or call the hall directly. If no one knows it was missed there is not a lot that can be done. If the truck is still around they may still be able to get it, if not they will reschedule a pickup as soon as possible.

Thank you!

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