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Merkel City Hall will be closed Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day and will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 with regular business hours.

Order Lifting Burn Ban 9-16-23

Merkel Election Information

The Merkel City Council will meet on June 17, 2024 at 7:00 PM
in Heritage Hall, 111 Taylor Street, Merkel.

The Merkel EDC will meet on June 3, 2024 at 6:00 PM
in Heritage Hall, 111 Taylor Street, Merkel.

The City of Merkel is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA ProgramDiscrimination Complaint Form, found online at https://www.ocio.usda.gov/document/ad-3027, or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Stop 9410, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

City of Merkel Municipal Energy Usage
Calendar Year 2023

The City of Merkel purchases natural gas from Atmos Energy. In Calendar Year 2023, the City purchased a total of 4,438 thousand cubic feet (MCF) of natural gas.
The City purchases electricity from GEXA Energy and Taylor Electric Cooperative. In Calendar Year 2023, the City purchased a total of 491,391 kilowatt-hours.
The City purchases water from the City of Abilene. In Calendar Year 2023, the City purchased a total of 82,933,000 gallons of water.
The total cost of natural gas, electricity, and water purchased by the City in the Calendar Year 2023 is $695,416.68.

  1. 2023 City of Merkel Tax Rate Website Publication 50-212
  2. Proposed 2023-2024 Budget
  3. 08.10.20 4yr water rate increase
  4. Ordinance No. 08142023 Sewer Utility and Solid Waste Rate Increase
  5. FY 2024 Budget Ordinance
  6. FY 2024 Tax Rate Ordinance
  7. FY 2024 Budget cover page
  8. FY24 water rate schedule