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1. What is the difference between the City Attorney and County Prosecutor?
2. How is the City Attorney selected?
3. Does the City Attorney represent private citizens?
4. Someone made a complaint about a code violation on my property and I want to find out who made the complaint. Do I have a right to that information?
5. I need to do legal research regarding a private matter. Can I use the law books in the City Attorney’s Office for research?
6. My neighbor’s tree limbs and branches hang over my property. Can I trim them without my neighbor’s permission?
7. If my neighbor’s tree limbs and branches fall onto my property, can I make my neighbor clean them up or pay for any damage incurred?
8. If I have a legal problem or question, can the City Attorney’s Office provide any answers or assistance?

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1. When should I call for an inspection?
2. How do I find out who my inspector is if I live in Midland County?
3. Why is an inspection and permit necessary for replacement of water heaters and furnaces?
4. How can I find out what type of pipe to use for water service, gas lines, etc.?
5. I live in a township outside the Midland city limits and have a building-related problem / question. Can the City of Midland help me with this?
6. Where can I order State of Michigan code books for building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing work?
7. Do I need a permit to expand my driveway?
8. Where can I post a sign on my property?
9. How do I find my property lines?
10. My neighbor does not rake his leaves and they blow into my yard. What can the City do about this?
11. My neighbor has not shoveled the sidewalk in front of his home / business. Can the City require that it be shoveled?
12. My landlord is evicting me, but I do not want to vacate my rental unit. Can the City help me with this problem?
13. I may have mold in my apartment, and my landlord won't fix the problem. Can the City help me resolve this issue with my landlord?
14. How do I request a sign variance?
15. I am working around my gas or electric meter what do I do?
16. Does the City of Midland enforce deed restrictions?
17. Where can I find my deed restrictions for the neighborhood in which I live?
18. What can I do about a possible mold problem?

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1. How do I get a copy of a Birth Certificate?
2. How do I get a business license (DBA)?
3. How do I get a Marriage License, copy of a Marriage Certificate, or Divorce Decree?
4. How do I get a Passport or renew my Passport?
5. How do I get a copy of a Police Report or other public records (within the city of Midland)?
6. How do I have a document Notarized or become a Notary Public?
7. How to I get/renew CPL/CCW Gun permit?
8. How do I get a copy of a Death Certificate?
9. How do I get a Handbill or Solicitors License?
10. How do I change my name/get an assumed name?
11. Who do I contact about Jury Duty?
12. Who do I contact to obtain a copy of a Deed?
13. When is the City Wide Rummage Sale?

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1. How can I find out if I'm registered to vote?
2. If I move to a new address between elections, am I still registered to vote?
3. If I didn't vote in the last election, am I still eligible to vote?
4. What are the hours during which I can vote on Election Day?
5. What's my polling location for Election Day voting?
6. How can I find out if I'm eligible to vote absentee?
7. How do I change my voter registration address?

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1. How can I find out what City of Midland construction projects are currently taking place, and what projects are planned for the remainder of this calendar year?
2. Who should I contact with questions about curb cuts, constructing my own sidewalk or driveway, etc.?
3. If the City works on a project in front of my house and the out lawn area is affected, am I responsible for landscaping after the project is complete?
4. What is crack sealing, and how does it help Midland roads?
5. Who should I contact if I have a traffic signal concern?
6. How do I request a traffic control order for a block party?
7. How can I get a map of Midland?
8. Where can I go to find maps / records of sanitary and storm sewers and water mains throughout the City?
9. What is the public right of way?

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1. What can I do to prepare my family for emergencies before they happen?
2. How can I report a fire hazard?
3. What kind of fire extinguisher should I have in my home?
4. What can I do with household-generated hazardous materials?
5. Does the Fire Department provide training to the public in CPR or other First Aid training?
6. Why does the Fire Department come when I call for an ambulance?
7. How is the Midland Fire Department involved in the City's inspection process for new construction or remodeling projects?
8. Why does the Fire Department bring a fire engine on an inspection?
9. Are small fires allowed in the city?
10. What are burning permits?
11. Will I be charged for any emergency services provided by the Midland Fire Department?
12. Does the Midland Fire Department offer tours or educational programs to schools or groups?
13. How can I become a firefighter?

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1. How do I register a handgun?
2. Do I have to register a rifle or shotgun?
3. How do I obtain a Purchase Permit?
4. How do I obtain a Concealed Weapons Permit (CCW)?
5. What are the requirements for a Concealed Weapon Permit?
6. I have an old gun that I no longer want. What can I do with it?
7. I have some ammunition at home that I want to discard. How do I safely do this?
8. What kind of handgun does the Midland Police Department carry?

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1. Who would I contact to get suggestions on security, or to get an inspection for my home, business, or church?
2. How can I get a residential property inspection when I’m on vacation?
3. How do I obtain a Personal Protection Order (PPO)?
4. Can the police department assist me in retrieving property from my former dwelling?
5. How do I set up a neighborhood watch?

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1. Do I need to submit a resume with my application?
2. If I apply for a job opening, will I hear back from the City whether or not I am selected?
3. What employment tests are used? Is there any way I can prepare for tests?
4. How long do applications remain on file?
5. How long will it take to find out whether or not a position has been filled?
6. What is the difference between “Promotional” and “Open Competitive” positions?
7. How can I find out about other job opportunities with the City of Midland?
8. Do I have to be a resident of Midland to apply for job positions, and/or work for the City?
9. After I've been offered and have accepted a position with the City, how can I find out about benefits?

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1. How much does it cost to record an approved Land Division and Boundary Adjustment?
2. Item #9 on the Land Division Affidavit allows the grantor (me) to give the grantee (buyer) division rights. What does this mean, and how does it affect my application?
3. What happens if the Land Division affidavit is not recorded?
4. What is a parent parcel?
5. Why do the property taxes and assessments on the parcel being divided need to be paid in full?

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1. What are the operating hours of the landfill?
2. What and how much can I bring to the landfill for free?
3. Why do Midland County residents have to pay for disposal of certain wastes if we pay taxes already?
4. What waste items will not be accepted at the landfill?
5. Does the landfill accept hazardous waste?
6. How can I dispose of liquid or hazardous wastes?
7. What is recycled at the landfill?
8. Can I bring recyclable materials that aren't collected curbside to the Midland Volunteers for Recycling Center at the landfill entrance?
9. Is compost available to residents or contractors?
10. How can I set up a tour of the landfill or the Midland Recyclers center?
11. What State of Michigan regulatory agency governs the City of Midland Landfill?
12. Who develops the Midland County Waste Management Plan?
13. Does the landfill accept Canadian or out-of-state waste?
14. What is the largest tree limb size that will be accepted at the landfill?
15. How do I measure the cubic yards of my load?
16. If someone disposes of something that I would like to recycle, can I remove it from the landfill?
17. Why wasn't my waste collected at the curb?
18. How do I purchase a bin for refuse collection or find out more about the City of Midland's "borrow-a-container" program?

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1. How do I get a Library Card?
2. How do I renew my books?
3. How do I borrow eBooks?

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1. How would I go about purchasing a cemetery plot at the Midland Municipal Cemetery?
2. What are the rules for gravesite decorations?
3. Where can I find Midland Municipal Cemetery burial information for genealogy purposes?
4. What is the history of the Midland Municipal Cemetery?

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1. Why did I receive a ticket for parking on a City street during the night?
2. Where do I find signs indicating parking on City streets between the hours of 3 - 6 a.m. is prohibited?
3. Can I pay my City of Midland parking ticket online or by phone?
4. What is the charge for a late parking ticket payment?
5. What is the procedure for disputing a parking ticket?
6. Where is parking available to attend a Great Lakes Loons baseball game?

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1. What the does mark on my outlawn tree mean?
2. How do I request a tree to be planted in my outlawn?
3. How do I notify Consumer's Energy about a tree issue?
4. Can I request what variety of tree is planted in my outlawn?
5. Can I plant my own tree?
6. Where do I get free mulch and woodchips?

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1. How Many People Fit on a Toboggan?
2. Do you Make Your Own Snow?
3. Can I Bring My Own Toboggan?
4. What Types of Equipment are Allowed on the Sled Hill?
5. How Long are the Toboggan Runs?
6. Can I Bring My Own Food to the Chalet?
7. Birthday Parties at the Chalet?

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1. My name is greyed out and I'm receiving a "Not Eligible" error

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1. Can I use a shelter without reserving it?
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3. Why GreeN?

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1. How old does my child have to be to swim alone?
2. If a parent supervising their child is not going to swim, do they need to pay?
3. If I purchase a daily pass can I leave and come back?
4. Are outside food and beverages allowed a the pool?
5. What are acceptable flotation devices at the pool?
6. How many lifeguards are on duty?
7. What is the capacity of the pool?
8. How many people are typically in the pool at one time?
9. Can someone not in our family use our season pass?

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1. Why did my Winter 2015 tax bill increase so much from 2014?
2. What are the payment options for City of Midland property taxes?
3. From year to year, when are taxes due?
4. Do you accept payments that are postmarked with the payment due date?
5. Do you accept tax payments before July 1 or December 1, and/or can they be partial tax payments?
6. What are the charges for late tax payments?
7. Where do I pay delinquent property taxes?
8. What is the Auto-Pay automatic withdrawal program?
9. Can I use Auto-Pay to automatically pay my winter taxes on December 31st?
10. What types of payments can be made online?
11. I live in one of the townships surrounding Midland. Where do I pay my taxes?
12. Where do I purchase dog licenses?

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1. Who do I contact to make a report about a problem?
2. Do I call 911 even if it is not an emergency?
3. I want to reach a specific officer. How do I contact them?
4. How do I get a copy of a report from a complaint that I made?
5. What is the Freedom of Information Act (F.O.I.A)?
6. What happens when I file a complaint?
7. How do I find out the status of a complaint that I filed?
8. The father/mother of my child has violated a Friend of the Court visitation order. Can the Midland Police Department assist me in getting my child back?
9. Where can I get a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT)?
10. Who do I contact and where do I go to have my fingerprints taken?
11. Can I get a copy of a criminal history?
12. There is a vehicle parked on my business or personal property that is not mine. What can I do about it?
13. How can I assist or get more involved with the Midland Police Department?
14. Someone I know has been arrested. Who do I contact for information about their release from jail?
15. There is a neighborhood dog that is a nuisance. Who can I contact?
16. What are the hours for allowable excessive noise in Midland?
17. How loud is too loud for my car stereo?
18. Can I have a “campfire” in my backyard?
19. What are Midland's curfew laws?
20. Why did I receive a bill from the Midland Police Department for a false alarm?
21. How can I get a tour of the Law Enforcement Center?

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1. Where do I go to find out the recent sale price and date of sale of a particular property in Midland?
2. How can I find out the year in which my home was built?
3. I just sold (or bought) my house. What forms do I need to file with the City of Midland detailing this transaction?
4. How can I find out the parcel code number of a property in Midland?
5. How do I find out if there are any special assessments on my property?
6. Is my property in a floodplain?

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1. What is the process for submitting a bid for a City of Midland project?
2. Are bid openings available to the public?
3. Are bid tabulations public information, or do I need to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request?
4. What is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?
5. Is Midland City Council approval needed before a bid will be awarded?
6. Does the City of Midland charge a fee for plans and specifications for a given project?
7. How can I find out about project bid opportunities that fit my company's products and/or services?
8. What is the City's vendor suspension policy?
9. How do I view tabulations for individual projects following a project's bid opening date?

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1. How can I get a copy of a birth certificate?
2. Where can I obtain a marriage license?
3. Where can I find a Justice of the Peace to perform a wedding ceremony?
4. Where can I go to obtain a passport?
5. Am I required to have a City of Midland license to open and operate a business in the City?
6. How do I submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for City of Midland records?
7. Do I need a license to hand out flyers / handbills in public places?

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1. What are the different colored bins used for?
2. There is no cart at my home, how do I get a brown recycle cart?

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1. What is the commitment as a host family?
2. Will the students speak English?
3. How are host families chosen?
4. How do we entertain the students?
5. Will students have money? What do host families pay for?
6. How do we get more information?

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1. Why did my Winter 2015 tax bill increase so much from 2014?
2. How can I find out how much I owe on my taxes?
3. How can I find out what I paid in taxes last year?
4. Why do I pay more in taxes than my neighbor when our assessed values are the same?
5. How do I find out why I received a delinquent tax bill from the Midland County Treasurer's Office?
6. Is there an easy way to figure what my taxes will be if I buy a house?
7. What is the difference between assessed value and taxable value?
8. How do I access my City of Midland tax billing information via the Internet?
9. How quickly are tax payments updated on the City's website?
10. Why does the online tax bill information show a Total Due = 0.00 when I may still owe delinquent taxes?
11. Why does the Midland County Treasurer's Office collect delinquent real property taxes for property located within the city of Midland?
12. How can I find out how my taxes were calculated?
13. How do I find out if there are any special assessments on my property?
14. I am considering purchasing a business in Midland. How can I find out if any personal property taxes are outstanding on the business?

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1. On my street there seems to be an excessive amount of speeding or other traffic problems. How do I request extra traffic enforcement?
2. I know of a traffic light that is not operating properly or a sign that is knocked down, who do I contact?
3. I have a suggestion to improve traffic safety in a particular area of the city. Who would I contact for that suggestion?
4. I received a ticket for a traffic violation, how do I take care of it?
5. What are the fines and points given for specific moving violations?
6. Upon my request, does a police officer have to show me the radar used to “clock” me?
7. Where can I get a copy of the traffic laws?
8. What should I do when I get involved in an accident?
9. What should I do if a police officer stops me in my car?
10. What are the parking ordinances and fines in the city of Midland?

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1. My sewer is backed up. Can someone from the City of Midland Wastewater Department come and fix it?
2. Is the City of Midland responsible for sewer repairs from my house or building?
3. Can you recommend a sewer cleaner or plumber to help me?
4. What causes my sewer to backup?
5. How can I prevent and/or solve sewer backup problems?
6. For what other types of situations would I contact the City of Midland Wastewater Treatment Plant?
7. Does the City have a recreational vehicle (RV) waste disposal site?
8. Is domestic septage from licensed commercial haulers accepted at the plant?
9. Can I pay my water / sewer bill over the Internet?

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1. What if I have special health needs?
2. What is the hardness level of Midland's water?
3. What is the pH of Midland's water?
4. Is it safe to drink water that contains chlorine?
5. How much fluoride is in Midland's drinking water?
6. What are the white particles coming from my tap?
7. Do I need to drink bottled water?
8. How much sodium is in our water?
9. What causes discolored water?
10. Do I need to use a "treatment" device in my home or business?
11. How much water does the average person use at home per day?
12. Does a little leak in my house really waste water?
13. How do I check for and identify leaks?
14. The water is not flowing properly to my home. Who should I call at the Water Department to get help?
15. Who do I call to report a water main break or other potential water system-related emergency?
16. Why is there a black ring inside my toilet bowl?
17. Can I pay my water / sewer bill over the Internet?
18. What other options are available for paying my water / sewer bill?
19. Where does our water come from?
20. What is the Saginaw-Midland Municipal Water Supply Corporation?

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1. When does yard waste collection begin?
2. When do yard waste bags and yard waste bins need stickers?
3. Where do I purchase the required stickers?