COMMUNITY PROFILE MERRILL_ WI by liwenting

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									       COMMUNITY PROFILE - MERRILL, WI
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Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce                              FINANCIAL                                     UTILITIES
& Information Center                          Banks in City: 4                            Electricity:
705 North Center Avenue                       Savings & Loans: 1                          Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
Merrill, WI 54452                             Credit Unions: 1                             Coal, Hydro & Nuclear Generated
Phone (715) 536-9474                                                                        17,000 - 500,000 KW
Toll Free (877) 907-2757                                     POPULATION
Fax (715) 539-2043                                                             2007        Natural Gas:
www.merrillchamber.com                                                       Census        Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
Information Foyer Open 24 Hours              CITY OF MERRILL                  10,200        Pipeline: ANR Pipeline Co.
       DISTANCE TO AREA CITIES
                                             LINCOLN COUNTY                   29,499        60 PSI
                                             MEDIAN AGE                      39 years
 Wausau         15 miles                                                                  Water:
 Tomahawk       23 miles                                    EDUCATION                      Source of Water: Wells
                                             Public and Private Schools:                    Overhead Storage: 400,000 gallons
 Stevens Point  50 miles
                                             Type                     No. Students
 Minocqua       51 miles                                                                   System Capacity: 5,100 gallons/minute
                                              K-5                    5       1,125
                                                                                            Avg. Consumption: 1.0 MGD
 Green Bay     113 miles
                                              Middle School          1        704
 Madison       159 miles                                                                   Peak Consumption: 1.5 MGD
                                              High School            1       1,152
 Milwaukee     205 miles
                                              Private/Parochial      4        469         Wastewater Treatment:
                  CLIMATE                     Preschools             5        183          Primary Settling, Activated Sludge,
 Avg. winter day temperature: 16°F          High School Graduation Rate: 96.54%           Anaerobic Digestion, Chemical Phosphorus
 Avg. summer day temperature: 67°F          Remarks: Merrill Area Public School           Removal
 Average annual rainfall: 31 inches         Scholarship Program Fund Total: $650,000+      Plant Design Load: 3.06 MGD,
                                             Technical Colleges: (within 50 mile radius)   2,950 lbs/day-BOD
 Average annual snowfall: 45 inches
                                              Northcentral Technical College - Wausau      100% of Community Served by Sewer
          RECREATION FACILITIES               Nicolet Technical College - Rhinelander      Recycled Water Discharged to WI River
Facilities in or within 10 miles of city:    Universities: (within 75 mile radius)
 Public Golf Courses: 2                                                                   Solid Waste:
                                              UW-Marathon Center - Wausau                  Lincoln County Landfill
 Public Tennis Courts: 13                    UW-Stevens Point - Stevens Point
 Public Swimming Pools: 2                                                                  Municipal Pick-Up: Yes
 Country Clubs: 1                               LICENSED DAY CARE FACILITIES                          COMMUNICATIONS
 Parks in City: 11                           Family Daycare (4-8 children): 41            Newspapers: Weekly-2: Foto News, Merrill
 Swimming Beaches: 2                         Childcare Centers (8+ children): 5          Courier, Daily-1: Wausau Daily Herald
 Movie Theatres: 1                           School Age Programs: 2                       Local Radio Stations: 730 AM
 Skate Parks: 1                                         HEALTH FACILITIES                  Local TV Channels Received: 4
 Walking Trails: 2 areas                    Hospitals:                                     Cable Provider: Charter Communications
 Indoor/Outdoor Activity Center             Good Samaritan Health Center-Ministry          Satellite Provider: Directv, Dish Network
 State Parks: 1                             Health Care                                    Internet Providers: 2
Remarks: Council Grounds State Park-509      601 South Center Avenue                        Telephone/Wireless/Internet: Regional &
acres, 55 campsites, beach, canoe and boat   (715) 536-5511                                National Providers
landing, picnic facility.                    www.gshc.org
                                             Total # beds: 25                                           TRANSPORTATION
               COMMUNITY                     Walk-In Clinic: M-F 8a-8p, S-S 8a-6:30p        Intercity Bus Service Available: Yes
Post Office:                                 24/7 Emergency Room                            Highways Serving City: US Highway
430 East Second Street                                                                     51/I39, State Highways 17, 64, 107
(800) 275-8777                               Clinics in the Community:
                                              Aspirus - Merrill Clinic                     Distance to Nearest 4-Lane Interstate: US
Churches: Protestant: 23; Catholic: 1                                                      Hwy 51/I39
Accommodations: 162 rooms                     Marshfield Clinic - Merrill Center
 Area Hotels/B&Bs 5                          Dentists: 7                                 Rail Service
 Seating Capacity of Largest Banquet         Eye Care/Optical: 3                          Community Served by Railroad: Yes
Room: 500                                     Chiropractors: 7                             Piggyback Ramp Available: No
Misc.: National Chain Retail Stores: 5        Sports/Foot/Rehab: 2                         Distance to Nearest Piggyback Service:
Library:                                      Drug Abuse/Addiction Care: 1                Stevens Point, 50 miles
T.B. Scott Free Library                                                                     Railroad: Canadian National
106 West First Street                        Nursing Homes: 1
(715) 536-7191                               Group Homes: 2                                Port Service
Open Monday-Saturday Various Hours           Assisted Living Facilities: 3                 Location: Green Bay, 113 miles
                                                            INDUSTRIAL PARK                                     CONTACTS
Air Service                                     Location: West Taylor Street                  Jack Sroka, Executive Director
                                                Municipal Infrastructure: In Place            Lincoln County Economic Development
 Nearest Public Airport: 1 mile                                                               801 N. Sales St. Ste. 200, Merrill, WI 54452
Merrill Municipal Airport KRRL                  Electric: 17,000 - 500,000 KW Available
                                                                                               (715) 539-1024
 2 Runways: Blacktop, Lighted                  Gas: 60 PSI Available
                                                                                               (715) 539-8055 Fax
5,100 feet & 3,000 feet                                  LOCAL GOVERNMENT                      Email: jsroka@co.lincoln.wi.us
 Open 365/24/7                              Merrill City Hall 715-536-5594                    www.lincolncountyedc.org
 NDB Approach, GPS Approach                  Mayor/City Administrator/Council
 Non-Directional Beacon: Yes                                                                  Kevin Cohrs
                                              Comprehensive City Plan: Yes
                                                                                               Merrill Area Development Corp.
 Fuel: 100LL                                 City Zoning Ordinance In Effect: Yes            PO Box 933, Merrill, WI 54452
 Aircraft Rental, Car Rental                 County Zoning Ordinance In Effect: Yes          (715) 539-8809
 Terminal: Lounge, Weather                   Subdivision Ordinance with Design                Fax (877) 557-5971
 Aircraft Operations: Avg. 5/day            Standards In Effect: Yes                          Email: Kevin.cohrs@edwardjones.com
 49% Transient General Aviation             Merrill Fire Department: 2 Stations
 49% Local General Aviation                  Department Personnel: 25                        Community Development
 3% Air Taxi                                 Fire Insurance Class: City 3                    Shari Wicke
                                             Merrill Police Department 715-536-8311            1004 E. First Street, Merrill WI 54452
 Nearest Commercial Airport: 32 miles                                                         (715) 536-4880
Mosinee-Central Wisconsin Airport             Full-Time City Police Officers: 22
                                                                                               Shari.Wicke@ci.merrill.wi.us
                  LABOR
                                              Emergency Services: 911
                                             Miscellaneous                                     Debbe Kinsey
Labor Force Summary for Lincoln County:
Annual Average for 2007                       Dept. of Natural Resources 715-536-4502         Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce
Labor Force Data (Not Seasonally Adjusted)    Infrastructure: 93% of City Streets Paved       705 North Center Avenue, Merrill, WI 54452
 Labor Force: 15,682                                                                          (715) 536-9474
                                                            TAX STRUCTURE
                                                                                               (715) 539-2043 Fax
 Resident Unemployed: 886                   Local
                                                                                               Email: director@merrillchamber.com
 Percent Unemployment: 5.4%                  Net Effective Property Tax Rate/$1,000 of       www.merrillchamber.com
                                             Full or Market Value: $29.15
Employment Rate - Lincoln County
 2006 Non-Agricultural Wage & Salary         Total Market Value of All Property in City:     Mayor Doug Williams
                                             $351,837,900                                      City of Merrill
Workers: 12,101
 Total Private: 10,008                       Total Bonded Indebtedness of City:              1004 East First Street, Merrill, WI 54452
                                             $10,582,417                                       (715) 536-5595
 Total Government: 2,093                     Total Bonded Indebtedness of School             (715) 539-2668 Fax
 Manufacturing: 3,400                       District: $6,158,465                              Email: doug.williams@ci.merrill.wi.us
 Non-Manufacturing: 8,701                    County Retail Sales Tax: .05%                   www.ci.merrill.wi.us
 Per Capita Income 2006: $29,563
 Average Home Cost 2008: $106,470           State                                             Tony Chladek, City Administrator
 Minimum Wage: $7.25/hr                      Personal Income 4.6% to 6.75%                   City of Merrill
                                              Real & Tangible Personal Property               1004 East First Street, Merrill, WI 54452
Wage Rates Avg. 2007        Entry    Max     $18.25/1,000                                      (715) 536-5594
Computer Specialist         15.61    24.88    Machinery, Equipment and Inventory:             (715) 539-2668 Fax
Engineering                 19.16    35.61   Exempt                                            Email: tony.chladek@ci.merrill.wi.us
General Office               9.38    13.47                                                     www.ci.merrill.wi.us
Bookkeeping/Accounting      11.22    19.70
                                              Retail Sales: 5% Total: 5.5%
Retail Sales                 8.33    14.35    Corporate Income: 7.9%                          Kent Reinhardt
RN                          21.16    25.57    State Capital Gains: 60% Exemption              Wisconsin Public Service
CNA                         10.24    12.70    Work Compensation Avg. $4.43/100                3200 East Main Street, Merrill, WI 54452
Vehicle Repair              15.06    22.24    Unemployment Base $10,500 Rate .00%             (715) 539-4034
Electrical Equip. Repair    21.95    25.85   to 8.9%                                           (715) 539-4055 Fax
Machinists                  14.48    18.67    Vehicle Fuel: 4/1/2006 30.9¢/Gallon             Email: kbreinhardt@wiconsinpublicservice.com
Assemblers                   8.56    13.49    Alternate Fuel: 22.6¢ - 24.7¢                   www.wisconsinpublicservice.com
Truck Driver (CDL)          11.75    17.00
Shipping/Receiving          13.66    16.61                                                     Updated 2/2010
Laborers/Helpers             9.60    15.44
                                                                                   Major Area Employers
Housekeeping                 8.49    11.04
                                                          Employer                          Products                   # of Employees
2007 Lincoln County Labor Market Study           Church Mutual Insurance Co.          Insurance                              625
                          Average/Hour           Lincoln Wood Products                Windows & Patio Doors                  500
Professional/Technical       31.69               Lincoln County Government            Government                             450
Office Staff                 18.93               Merrill Area Public Schools          Education                              400
Highly Skilled               22.75               Semling-Menke Company                Windows & Patio Doors                  475
Semi-Skilled                 13.50               Weinbrenner Shoe Company             Shoe Manufacturer                      293
Unskilled                    10.40               Good Samaritan Health Center         Medical                                255
                                                 Lincoln Hills School                 Correctional Facility                  215

								
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