With the extreme temperatures and lack of precipitation over the last month, the state of Massachusetts is experiencing a drought. July 2022 ranks within the top 15 driest Julys Boston has ever experienced. With this, we need to do our part as a community and do our best to conserve water. Specifically, we need to minimize overall water usage and stop all non-essential outdoor watering. Please check these tips on saving water that are provided by the state. Do your part! ... See MoreSee Less
Merrimac Light is always looking for ways to increase revenue without compromising and diminishing quality of service to Merrimac customers. One of the ways that we can achieve this goal is by maintaining the streetlights in neighboring communities, such as Haverhill and Amesbury. They utilize our crew instead of National Grid’s to repair and maintain their streetlights. ... See MoreSee Less
Today's workshop scheduled along with next Tuesday, 8/16, at the Senior Center have been cancelled by the Senior Center due to construction taking longer than expected in the parking lot. This obstacle comes at a poor time and we apologize if you were not notified by anybody that the workshop today was called off.
However, we would like to annouce that we are holding a makeup workshop next Thursday, 8/18, at 1:00pm in the Senior Center downstairs activity room!
To recap, we have two remaining workshops, both next Thursday, 8/18, first in the Senior Center downstairs activity room at 1:00pm and the second being at the Town Hall the same night at 6:00pm.
Once again, apologies for any inconvenience this causes. Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less
We are in the heart of summer and that calls for fun, activities, vacations, and weather conditions that require a lot of attention to safety. The last thing we want to see here at Merrimac Light is anybody in danger and being unsafe. Temperatures in the past few weeks have been in the high 90s, which can be very dangerous if not taken seriously. Please follow the link below from the National Safety Council that will take you to a helpful resource having to do with beating the heat.
Merrimac Light Department working hard every day to provide you with the service you deserve.
Nate and Tyler GIS mapping at 86 West Main Street at the library.
GIS, which stands for Geographic Information System, is a new system that we are adopting that will increase operational efficiency across the board. GIS is important for organizing, analyzing, and displaying data in relation to a specific location. This will allow us to have quicker turnarounds after a power outage, have faster troubleshooting, keep better track of inventory, just to name a few things. ... See MoreSee Less
We have seen and heard your concerns about our transition to our new billing system, Invoice Cloud. It has come to our attention that many of you are under the impression that we are doing away with paper bills or coming into the office/using the drop box/window to pay your bills via check/cash. This is not true and has never been true. Paper billing and paying via check/cash at our office at 10 W Main Street is here to stay. Invoice Cloud is simply a new and more convenient way for you to pay your bill if you choose to use this option. You will have the opportunity to utilize multiple ways to pay either by ACH Debit/Credit, Debit Card, Credit Card, Venmo, PayPal, Apple Pay the list is endless. We are making this available to help you, the customer, and to make your busy lives just that little bit easier and less stressed.
However, paying online does save the light department significant money. We save on average $2.00 per bill if you use the paperless, autopay option. Also, when you choose to the sign-up for the paperless, autopay option, we are offering onetime $5.50 savings until December 1. This savings will amount to 6 months free of ACH or electronic check fees. If there are significant amount of participants in the paperless, autopay option, we will review the ability to eliminate the $0.50 fee in the future.
If you choose to have your bills sent by mail, we will honor your wishes. With the increase cost of paper and postage and the issues surrounding delivery of mail on time, Merrimac Light Department encourages you to explore the paperless option being offered in your September bill. If you want to learn more about invoice cloud, please attend one of our three workshops (August 9 @1:00pm Senior Center, August 16th at 10am Senior Center or August 18th @6:00pm at Town Hall) or stop by our offices any time at 10 West Main Street. We can answer your questions or help you with signing up for this new option.
We want you to know that the option of choosing this method of receiving your bill is your choice. With rising costs from paper, postage, ink, labor, fuel, and power purchase, we hope that you will assist us in saving money by registering now for the invoice cloud bill paying system. ... See MoreSee Less
People, if you want a paper bill and to pay by check there are no fees to you! For those opting for the online convenience, looks like it will be .50 per transaction, and light department will "pay" for the fees for the 1st 6 months. If enough folks sign up for online auto pay the light dept may wave the fees altogether. I hate paper! I am so excited for this new payment system! Yes, processing paper bills and payments are more human based and cost more, but from what I read they're not charging anyone for that.
I will again ask the question I have asked long before now with zero response- what is the monthly $5.50 charge added to our electric bill ??????? You have been charging this amount to us all- forever! Why? And how is it applied once received?
Thank you love the online
Is there a way to sign up without attending a workshop or stopping into the office? Link?
Love this option ! Thank you
So, if I don't do this, I'll be charged 50 cents a month, or $6 a year?
If you’re saving $2 and we have to pay .50, why not save $1.50 and charge us nothing?
Steven O'Meara Amen, I do not believe the citizenry of Merrimac should have to incur a fee if making things more convenient and economical for the light dept., the light dept should absorb the fee.
Nor do I believe it is fair to charge citizens who choose to pay in person or by mail a fee for doing so.
Honesty there will be residents who choose to pay online for convenience to them and their doing so should offset those who choose to use snailmail method