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1. To whom do I report a stray animal?

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1. May I do the work myself or do I need to hire a contractor?
2. What are the Building Codes used in the City of Arlington?
3. What are the climatic and geographic design criteria?
4. What do I need to know when hiring a contractor or remodeler?
5. What hours is construction allowed in the City of Arlington?

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1. I want to bury cremated remains into the grave. Why do I have to decide whether there will be any more burials before this can be done?
2. Why can't I have what I want on the grave?
3. What happens if/when all the owners have died?
4. Who is responsible for the memorial?
5. I am told the grave is for two people. There is only one person in the grave and I now want two more burials to take place in the grave. How does this work?
6. I own the grave. Can anyone else be buried in it if I don't want them to?
7. I've got a lawn grave. When will I be able to put a memorial onto it?
8. Can anyone witness the grave being filled?
9. I understand that some people wait while the grave is filled in. Why is this?
10. Are graves filled in straight after a funeral or are they left to the next day?
11. Why are there so many different types of graves available at some cemeteries?
12. It’s distressing to see the coffin go down so deep. Why are graves dug so deep?

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1. Do I need a permit?
2. When are building permits required?
3. When are other permits required?

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1. How do I contact a city department?
2. How do I obtain copies of public records?

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1. Why is being unprepared considered a disaster?
2. Why is being prepared such a big deal?
3. But I live and/or work in the city; won't the Fire Department, Police Department or someone in government take care of me?
4. How can I find out if I am unprepared?
5. How Do I Know How Serious It Will Be?
6. What Can I Do To Prepare Now?

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1. What is the tax rate for the City of Arlington?
2. How are my taxes determined?
3. Where does the tax revenue go?
4. What is the City's current population?
5. Are the City's books audited?
6. How can I get involved in the budget process?

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1. How do I register for a CPR class?
2. How do I review call volume?
3. How do I get my blood pressure checked?
4. How do I request a fire report?
5. How do I become involved in CERT training?
6. How do I find out if a burn ban is in effect?
7. How do I create a fire escape plan?
8. How do I apply for a burn permit?

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1. What if I don’t need a hangar when one becomes available?
2. Can I build a kit plane in the hangar?
3. What is the average turnover rate for the waiting list?
4. How can I find out where I am on the waiting list?
5. What hangars are available?
6. Is the hangar agreement monthly, bi-annually, or annually?
7. How much is due when I sign the hangar agreement?
8. After seeing the hangar sizes and types, do I need to select one type of hangar?
9. Do I need to own an airplane to be on the waiting list?
10. Can I have a business in the hangar?
11. What can be stored in the hangar?
12. Can I share a hangar with somebody?
13. Why are there strict rules for having the aircraft registered in my name?

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1. How many jobs are there with the City of Arlington?
2. Do I need to complete a separate application for each job I wish to apply for?
3. Can I apply with the City at any time?
4. If I have previously submitted a completed application, will I automatically be considered for other positions?
5. Can I just submit a resume instead of filling out a job application?
6. Do you accept faxed or e-mailed applications and resumes?
7. What should I do if my address or phone number changes?
8. How soon will I find out my status once I have applied?
9. How will I know if I am qualified for a job?
10. Is there a different application process for police officers and firefighters?

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1. Can I use a birth certificate issued by the hospital where I was born?
2. What if I don’t have a state issued birth certificate?
3. What if I was never issued a birth certificate?
4. What if I make a mistake on my application?
5. How long will it take to receive my passport?
6. Where can I obtain information regarding naturalization?
7. Will I pick up my passport from the City of Arlington?
8. Can my application be returned to me after the City certifies it?
9. Will the City give me back my original documents after they certify the application?

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1. Is a permit required for a detached storage / play shed?
2. Do I need a permit?
3. All I am adding is an interior non-bearing wall. Do I need a permit?
4. Are permit fees refundable?
5. Do I need an appointment to apply for a permit?
6. May I start work before my permit is issued?
7. Do I need a permit to build a deck?
8. What is a Demolition Permit used for?
9. How long will it take to get a permit?

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1. How can I locate the property lines on my lot?
2. When is the best time for a citizen to be involved in the land use planning activities of the City?
3. If the decisions on development proposals are based on the law, and not a popularity contest, how can I make comments to ensure a development project meets the law?
4. I've been to public hearings on developments where everybody speaks against the project, but it gets approved anyway. Why is that? Isn't this supposed to be a democracy?
5. What is this "Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance" public notice I saw in the Arlington Times?
6. I'm thinking about developing or subdividing my property but don't know how to get started or if it's even feasible. Should I hire an architect, engineer and/or a land planner?

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1. When can property be annexed into the City of Arlington?
2. What is the process to petition for annexation into the City of Arlington?
3. What are the submittal requirements for an annexation request?
4. How much does an annexation request cost?
5. How long does an annexation request take?

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1. My car was towed by the Arlington Police Department and now the tow company wants hundreds of dollars for me to get it back. I want you to do something about it.
2. My neighbors are running a business out of their house in the middle of the night.
3. I called 911 the other night. An officer never responded.
4. My dog was picked up by Arlington Police and taken to the Humane Society of Skagit Valley. I don't like their rules and procedures.
5. Does my child still need a car seat?
6. I have seen a number of people taking pictures of my house and neighborhood. Is that legal?
7. I loaned my family member money and they have not paid me back per our agreement. Can the police charge them with theft?
8. I was issued a ticket for no insurance. Here is the new proof of insurance. Why can't the ticket be dismissed so I don't have to go to court?
9. Can I report an accident that occurred in the past?
10. Where do I get a permit to have a block party?
11. I want to file a claim for damages against the Police Department for what the officers did.
12. How can I complain about a ticket that I received?
13. How do I complain about what a Police Officer did?
14. Why do we have to use Marysville Court, we pay our taxes and live in Arlington?
15. I had an event that recently occurred that I feel needs to be investigated by a detective immediately. Who do I contact?
16. I live outside the city. What can I do about animal problems?
17. My neighbor's dog barks all night/day long. How can I solve this?
18. I believe there are raccoons living under my house. Is there anything the Police Department can do to help me?
19. There is a car in our parking lot that has been here for 2 weeks. What can the police do about that?
20. I allowed a friend to stay with me for a few months. I would like him to leave. Can the Police Department help?
21. My neighbor's back yard is full of garbage and it's attracting rats. What can I do about it?
22. We have this car parked on my street for 2 weeks with no movement. What can be done to get the vehicle removed?
23. There is a dead animal in my yard and it's not mine. Can the Police Department remove the animal?
24. My wife took the money out of our checking account and changed the locks on the doors. Can I report the theft and have her arrested?
25. I let my friend borrow my car and he has not returned it. Can I report my car stolen?
26. I have ammunition that I do not need, what can I do with it?
27. I was written a ticket. We just got it in the mail and payment is due within 2 days. What can I do?
28. What if I haven't heard anything further about my accident / case?
29. My license got suspended and I paid my ticket, why was my license still suspended?
30. How can I get a copy of an accident report?
31. I was the victim of a property crime and don't have time to wait for an officer to respond. Can I file a police report online?
32. How do I get a copy of my case?
33. Can you tell me if I have any warrants?
34. How can I get a criminal background check done on someone?
35. What is the non-emergency phone number for the Police Department?
36. Can I carry an unloaded rifle in my truck?

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1. Where can I go for more information?
2. Are there any possible credits available?
3. How much hard surface area is an ESU?
4. How is the impervious surface measured?
5. Where can I get a copy of the Arlington Design and Construction Standards?
6. How do I schedule an inspection?
7. Why should I pay for rain falling on my property?
8. How will we be able to see where our money has been going, and what will the priorities be?
9. What is the City currently doing about these problems?
10. Why is storm water such a problem?
11. What is the city’s responsibility for storm water?
12. Are there any credits available to senior citizens or low-income residents?
13. What is a Storm Water Revenue Fund?
14. How does the Stormwater Utility work?
15. Why do we need to spend more for storm water?
16. How is a storm water user fee charged?
17. Why should I have to pay? I live on a hill and have no drainage problem.
18. I have a septic tank. Why should I pay this fee?
19. How is the Stormwater Utility collected?
20. How are differences between parcels determined?

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1. Who do I call if I have a sewer backup?
2. Who do I call about odor problems?
3. I saw a truck dumping into one of your manholes, is this legal?
4. How do I determine if the backup is a City problem or a plumbing problem of my own?
5. Can I tour the Water Reclamation Facility?
6. How do I request an (as-built) drawing, sketch, and or pictures of my side sewer?
7. Are there normal household products that should not be flushed down the drain?
8. How do I dispose of grease?
9. How do sewer trucks and trailers un-clog and clean sewer mains?
10. How often is the sewer system cleaned?
11. Where can I get a copy of the Arlington Design and Construction Standards?
12. What will it cost me to connect to water and/or sewer? How much are your water and sewer connection fees?
13. What do I have to do to connect to city water and sewer utilities?
14. How do I schedule an inspection?

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1. My water pressure increased/decreased significantly, what do I do?
2. Where can I get a copy of the Arlington Design and Construction Standards?
3. What will it cost me to connect to water and/or sewer? How much are your water and sewer connection fees?
4. I need my water shut off! Can you shut off my water?
5. What do I have to do to connect to city water and sewer utilities?
6. How do I schedule an inspection?
7. How do I turn my water on?
8. Is there fluoride in the water? What's in our water?
9. How do I get a permit to purchase hydrant water?

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1. Who has to pay the Stormwater Utility fee?
2. Why are churches and schools being billed?
3. I have a retail store in a shopping center and currently receive a water bill. Will I get the stormwater bill as well?
4. What is an Equivalent Service Unit (ESU)?
5. What is impervious area?
6. What is considered residential unit?
7. How are residential fees determined?
8. Why should I pay if there is not storm water inlet in front of my property?
9. My property retains water, why should I pay?
10. What about my private stormwater management system?
11. Why do we not charge properties upstream (that discharge to the City)?
12. Why enact a storm water utility fee instead of raising property taxes?
13. Why is this issue being addressed at this time?
14. When will the Utility be started?
15. My storm water rate is incorrect, how do I get it changed?

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1. How do I report problems with streets, sidewalks, etc?
2. How can I get a street light fixed?

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1. What Is a Transportation Benefit District (TBD)?
2. Why does the city need a TBD now?
3. So what projects will be completed at the end of the ten years?
4. How are road preservation and repair projects selected?
5. How are projects funded?
6. Who gets to vote on the sales tax proposal?
7. How much will this cost me?
8. Why should I support the Transportation Benefit District?
9. Are TBD revenues required to be spent only on TBD projects?
10. Who do I contact if I have more questions?

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1. What will it cost me to connect to water and/or sewer?
2. What are surcharges?
3. Can you shut off my water?
4. How much are your water and sewer connection fees?
5. What do I have to do to connect to city water and sewer utilities?
6. Can you turn on my water?
7. Can I pay half of my bill now and half next month?
8. Why is my first bill so high?
9. How can I figure out how many gallons I used, since my bill is in cubic feet?
10. I am leaving town for a few months, do I have to keep paying the minimum?
11. Who do I call if I discover a problem with my water or sewer service?