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1. Where do I vote? What ward am I in?

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1. Where is the Fire Hall located?
2. What are your business hours?
3. I’d like to be a firefighter. Are you currently hiring?
4. Am I allowed to have a fire pit in my yard and recreational fires?
5. I’ve noticed a property that has garbage and trash in the yard that needs to be picked up. How should I report this?
6. I’ve noticed a property that has long grass that needs to be mowed. How should I report this?
7. What are the minimum maintenance standards for properties within the City?
8. How do I register my rental property that is located within the city limits?
9. How do I renew the license for my rental property?
10. What type of public education activities do you perform? I’m interested in scheduling one, how do I do that?
11. What fire protection system permits do you issue, and how do I go about obtaining one?
12. How do I obtain a burning permit?
13. I need to apply for a retail fireworks permit. What is the procedure?
14. What area of Steele County does the Owatonna Fire Department provide fire coverage for?
15. Are your meeting rooms available for rental?

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1. How do I check out items?
2. How long can materials be checked out?
3. May I renew materials?
4. Can I rent equipment?

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1. What are the benefits of eBooks?
2. How do I read an eBook?
3. Are free eBooks available?
4. How do I choose an eReader?

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1. How do I find a good book?
2. How do I find a specific item (book, DVD, or CD)?
3. Where are your DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks?
4. Where is your Fiction located?
5. Where are your research materials?

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1. How do I know if I am eligible?
2. How do I sign-up?
3. What is done with the voided check?
4. If there is a gap in my membership status, will I need to re-sign-up for the insurance reimbursement?
5. How many days do I need to workout to get my reimbursement?
6. Who keeps track of the number of days I work out each month?
7. How much of a discount do I get if I am eligible?
8. How and when do I receive my reimbursement?

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1. How do I know if I should dial 911 or the police non-emergency number?
2. Where is the police department located?
3. How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
4. Is there a charge for police reports?
5. Where can I get information on concealed weapons permits?
6. How do I find out about predatory offenders living in Owatonna?
7. Do officers have a quota of traffic tickets they have to meet?
8. What do I do if my vehicle is impounded?
9. How can I claim my property?
10. How many police officers does the Owatonna Police Department have?
11. If I have a minor accident, do I have to wait for the police to arrive?

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1. Can my vehicle be towed for unpaid parking tickets?
2. I received a parking ticket for parking downtown 2 to 5 a.m. Does this count towards the graduated fine system?
3. My car was sold and I have received a notice regarding an unpaid parking ticket. What should I do?
4. I received a notice regarding a parking ticket that I was not aware of because I do not drive the vehicle, my son, daughter, girlfriend, or boyfriend does. Do I need to pay it?

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1. What if I already compost in my backyard?
2. What else can I do?

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1. Do I need a permit to work in the Right-of-Way?
2. Do I need a permit to construct a sidewalk, curb and gutter, driveway, or perform a curb cut?
3. What number do I call to get underground utilities located?
4. How do I find my property irons?
5. How does the City choose which roads receive maintenance?
6. How does the City determine special assessments?
7. Do I need a permit to perform land disturbing activities (grading, excavation, fillings, grubbing, etc.)?

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1. Can I plant a tree in the Right-of-Way and which trees are permitted to be planted in the boulevard?
2. Who do I contact with concerns about the City trimming boulevard trees?
3. Are there restrictions about cutting down trees on my own property?
4. How do I prevent my tree from being infested with Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)?
5. What should I do if I see EAB?
6. Does the City still enforce removal of Dutch Elm Disease?

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1. How does the City determine my special assessment?
2. What sources of funds are available for street projects?
3. When are special assessment payments due?
4. Why does the City use special assessments for street projects?
5. What are the consequences of not constructing street projects?
6. How long will a project take?

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1. When do I need a Grading/ESC Permit?
2. How do I report pollution, illicit discharge, or illegal dumping?
3. How do I report an obstruction or issue with a stormwater treatment practice (pond, basin, rain garden, etc.), stormwater drain or catch basin, or ditch?
4. Why is the sanitary and storm sewer utility fee necessary?

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1. How do I report a pothole?
2. Can I deposit or store a dumpster in the street?
3. Can I rake my leaves, grass clippings, or other yard waste in the street for the City to pick-up?
4. Can I store landscape materials in the street?
5. When will the snowplow arrive?
6. How do I report mailbox damage?
7. Who do I contact to request a temporary street closure?

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1. What is Low Impact Development?
2. What are Low Impact Development Practices?
3. How does Low Impact Development affect Owatonna?

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1. Why are Stormwater Ponds important?

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1. What are rain barrels?

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1. Why are rain gardens important?

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1. Why is street sweeping important?

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1. What is the Adopt-a-Rain Garden Program?
2. What are the program benefits?
3. What is the Adopt-a-Rain Garden time commitment?
4. Who can participate?
5. How does one go through the adoption process?

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1. What are Catch Basins?
2. What do Catch Basins do?
3. What is required for adopting a Catch Basin?
4. How do you adopt a Catch Basin?

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1. What is compost?
2. Where is the site located?
3. What if I already compost in my backyard?
4. What else can I do?

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1. Does my project require a permit?

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1. What's the problem with pet waste?
2. How can you help?

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1. What's the problem with fertilizers and pesticides?
2. How can you help?