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1. Do you have meeting rooms available for rent?
2. At what age may I attend the Activity Center and participate in programs?
3. Do you provide transporatation to and from the center?
4. Where is the pick up location for bus trips?
5. Do you have to be a member in order to participate in programs?
6. I am not a resident of Elk River. Can I still come to the Activity Center?
7. How do I learn about volunteer opportunities for seniors?
8. Do you have senior dining at your location?
9. How do I learn about programs and events at the center?
10. Do you accept used items for the center?

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1. Can we have a birthday party at the Arena?
2. How many sheets of ice do you have?
3. Do you have ice year round?
4. Do you offer skating lessons?
5. Can I get my skates sharpened there?
6. I think I left something at the rink, who do I contact?
7. Can we have a birthday party at the Arena?

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1. Does the City of Elk River offer fire extinguisher servicing?
2. Whose responsibility is it to see that the building code is followed?
3. What if I want to do the building project myself?
4. What if I want to hire a contractor?
5. Who must be licensed?
6. What do I do if I'm planning to dig?

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1. What is a building permit?
2. Do I need a permit to build a shed?
3. What good does a permit do?
4. Should I take the permit out for my contractor?
5. When is a permit not required?
6. How do I apply for an electrical permit?

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1. What is the most common ordinance violation in the city?
2. Where can I put garage sale signs?
3. Can I have chickens on my property?
4. What are the regulations on garbage and recycling bins?
5. Are dandelions considered a noxious weed?
6. Can I blow leaves into the street?
7. My neighbor has a motorhome, car, and 2 trucks in their driveway. Is that permitted?
8. My neighbor parks their construction trailer on the grass. Is that permitted?
9. I don't like the color of my neighbor's house. Can you send them a violation letter?
10. Do I have to shovel the sidewalk in front of my house?

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1. Who do I contact regarding billing issues?
2. Does the Elk River Ambulance offer CPR, AED, or First Aid classes?
3. Is the Elk River Ambulance affiliated with the Elk River Fire Department?
4. If I have a concern and/or complaint regarding the ambulance service, who should I contact?
5. What is the mailing address for the Elk River Ambulance Service?

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1. Can I Visit the EOC?
2. Why can't I hear civil defense sirens indoors?

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1. What is Fecal Coliform?

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1. Does the fire department fill private swimming pools or skating rinks?
2. Does the fire department conduct car seat inspections?
3. How do I request a fire patch or other memorabilia?
4. How far is the closest fire station from my house?
5. How do I obtain a burning permit?
6. My insurance company needs ISO information, can you help me with that?
7. My child's birthday party is coming up. Can we get a fire truck to stop by the party?
8. Where can I get a copy of a fire report?
9. Can I bring my fire extinguisher to you for servicing?

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1. How do I obtain an application to be a paid-on-call firefighter?
2. Do I have to live in Elk River to be a paid-on-call firefighter?
3. Do I need to have special schooling or a degree to be an Elk River firefighter?
4. Do men and women have equal requirements for entry and training?
5. Are there any volunteer opportunities with the Fire Department?
6. Is there a cost for the required Emergency Medical/First Responder training?

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1. Are there any volunteer opportunities with the department?
2. How many fire trucks do you have in your fleet?
3. How do I obtain an application to be a paid-on-call firefighter?
4. How do I request a fire patch or other memorabilia?

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1. Where do I obtain a burning permit?

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1. What is the 'Franchise Fee' charge on my utility bill?
2. How can the city do this?
3. What is the money going to be used for?
4. Is this just another tax?
5. The old taxing and assessing system worked. Why did you change it?
6. I live in an apartment or town home. Will I be charged the fee?
7. How much will I be charged?
8. When will the fee collection end?
9. I have multiple bills or two or more meters on my property. Do I have to pay the fee more than once?

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1. How do I contact a city department?
2. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?

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1. Where can I place garage sale type signs?
2. Where can fences be located?
3. What are the regulations for pools?
4. Can I have chickens (or other agricultural animals)?
5. Do I need a sign permit for a temporary signs
6. How do I find my property lines?

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1. Does the City of Elk River have a winter parking ordinance?
2. How can I pay a parking ticket that I received in Elk River?
3. Can I snowmobile or ride ATV's in Elk River?
4. Can I hunt or shoot in Elk River?
5. Do pets need to be licensed in Elk River?
6. How do I request a report?
7. Where are arrested parties detained?
8. What form of payments are accepted?
9. Where are impounded animals contained?
10. Who do I contact if I found or lost a cat or dog?
11. What do I do with a non-domestic animal (skunk, duck, bats, raccoon, etc.)?
12. How do I apply for a Permit to Acquire a handgun?
13. Does the police department give tours?
14. How do I get my car out of impound?

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1. What conditions warrant a Snow Event declaration?
2. How does a Snow Event impact parking on city streets?
3. Is there designated Snow Event parking downtown?
4. How long is a Snow Event in effect for?
5. How does the city notify residents of a Snow Event?
6. My car has been towed, who do I contact to locate it?
7. Why do vehicles parked on the street impact plow operations?
8. What should I do with my trash/recycling containers if the streets are being plowed on my collection day?

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1. Why has the city added this fee?
2. Isn’t this just another tax?
3. What will the fee be used for?
4. What is Stormwater?
5. I haven’t heard of this before, was there a public hearing process?
6. Why are these regulations in place?
7. What is an MS4?
8. How much will I be charged?
9. When will the fee collection end?
10. Why is this fee added now?

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1. Where can I place my sign?
2. I put a sign out for my garage sale and now it's gone, where is it?
3. What is the City ordinance for signs (garage sale, graduation, etc)?
4. Why doesn't the City of Elk River install speed bumps on our public streets?
5. What is a road right-of-way?

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1. Is there a parking ban in effect when it snows?
2. What kind of equipment does the city use for snowplowing?
3. Why doesn’t the large plow truck clear my cul-de-sac?
4. The snowplow tore up the grass in front of my house. Who’s responsible for repairing the damage in the spring?
5. What if my lawn sprinklers or invisible pet fences are damaged by plow operators
6. My mailbox was damaged by a snowplow, how do I get it fixed?
7. What should I do with my trash/recycling container(s) if the streets are being plowed on a collection day?
8. Can I shovel or blow snow into or across the street?
9. Who do I call if I have a complaint or comment about snowplowing?
10. Why is snow plowed into my driveway?
11. When will my street be plowed?
12. Why does the snowplow go down my road so many times?
13. Who removes the snow from sidewalks?

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1. Why can’t the City just designate the crossing as “Quiet Zones” and have the trains not sound their horns?
2. Why doesn’t the Elk River just build quiet zones like other Cities (Ramsey, Coon Rapids, Fridley) have?
3. Why are the trains sounding their horn after the quiet zone/wayside horns have been installed?
4. How does the engineer in the train know to not sound his horn?
5. What happens if the power is out or the wayside horns are damaged?