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Grass Clippings and Roadways

When individuals mow their lawns and blow the clippings onto the street, it can create a hazardous situation. The accumulation of grass clippings on the roadway can be likened to a sheet of ice, posing significant risks to motorists, particularly motorcyclists and bicyclists, who are more prone to losing control due to their limited traction. This can lead to:

  • Accidents and injuries
  • Vehicle damage or even total loss
  • Potential legal consequences for the property owner or mower

The danger is not limited to the roads, as grass clippings can also clog storm drains in Village streets, leading to:

  • Flooding and property damage
  • Increased risk of waterborne diseases and pollution
  • Higher maintenance costs for the Village’s infrastructure

In fact, the Village of Merrillan has a specific ordinance in place about grass clippings. According to Section 6-2-18 of the Village’s ordinance, “Grass Clippings” shall not be allowed to accumulate on public streets or be dumped onto public right-of-way in such a way that they could wash into storm sewer drainage inlets in significant quantities.

To avoid putting others at risk and potentially facing these consequences, it is essential to mow your grass clippings into your yard or clean them up immediately after mowing. By doing so, you can help ensure a safer environment for all users of the roadways, protect your own property and assets, and comply with local regulations.

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Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day!

Governor Evers proclaims May 22nd as Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day – Congratulations to our wastewater operators on this well-deserved recognition! This initiative is part of a larger effort by the Wisconsin Wastewater Pathogen Surveillance Program to better recognize the participation of the wastewater utilities and operators in the program.

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Village Reporting During Severe Weather

With the incoming weather tonight please attempt to report outages/issues direct to the Village. The Sheriff’s Office will already be overloaded if the weather hits. You can submit reports online directly of any outages, etc. We of course are also monitoring the weather and will be checking for any impacts should we receive severe weather.

Remember, safety comes first, and stay away from downed power lines.

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JOB OPENING: Deputy Village Clerk-Treasurer

The Village of Merrillan has an upcoming opening for the position of Deputy Village Clerk-Treasurer.

Applications are due by 3:30PM on Thursday, April 25th, 2024. Please see the attached position description, duties, and links to the application. Applications can also be picked up at the Village Hall during regular business hours, 7am-4pm Monday-Thursday. If you need assistance outside of this window please contact us here.


–> PDF FILLABLE APPLICATION (fill out, print, and sign)

–> PRINT APPLICATION (print, fill out, and sign)

Completed applications may be emailed; be sure it is signed. Send to – otherwise drop off during regular business hours or by using the drop box at the Village Hall. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out. Thank you!

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