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1. How do I apply for an appointment to an advisory board?

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1. Can I rent a room at the Community Center for a meeting or event?

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1. What is the deadline to receive an absentee ballot?
2. How is my absentee ballot counted?

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1. What are assessments?
2. What is true cash value?
3. What is taxable value?
4. If I put an addition on my home, how will it impact my assessment / taxable value and my taxes?
5. How do I change my name or mailing address on my assessment and taxes?

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1. How do I know which precinct I vote in?
2. What hours are the polls open?
3. Do I vote in the same place all the time?

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1. How can I find out if I’m registered to vote?
2. Where do I vote?
3. How do I change my voter registration?

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

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1. How do I know which commissioners represent me?
2. How can I contact the mayor or my city commissioner?

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1. How do I apply to be a vendor?

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1. Is alcohol allowed in city parks during special events?
2. When is the Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon?
3. How many special event permits are allowed in a year?

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1. Can non-residents of East Grand Rapids sign up for programs?
2. What form of payment do you accept?
3. How many acres of park land is there in East Grand Rapids?
4. How big and deep is Reeds Lake?
5. What is the temperature of the two indoor pools?
6. Can people use personal grills or have any type of fire in public parks?
7. What is the distance of the Reeds Lake Trail going around the lake?

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1. How do I apply for a building permit?

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1. Can I place a sign in the public right of way, on telephone poles or other public property?
2. Can an unlicensed or inoperable vehicle be stored on private property?
3. What are the regulations for the storage of trailers, boats and other recreational units?
4. Does the construction of a fence require a building permit?
5. What is the maximum height allowed for grass/weeds?
6. Does the installation of a sign require a permit?
7. Can a resident leave waste containers in front of their residence?

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1. Do I need a permit to remove a tree from my yard?
2. Who is responsible for trees located between the sidewalk and the street (public right of way)?
3. What is the tree planting program?
4. How do I report a fallen tree? tree that has fallen in the City right of way or street?
5. My tree branches are in utility wires. Who do I contact?
6. Does the City do routine tree trimming?
7. Will the City pick up storm damaged trees?

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1. I missed my pick up! What now?
2. Does the City pick up ornamental grasses?
3. What day does my yard waste get picked up?
4. What is the schedule for yard waste pickup when a holiday falls during the week?
5. What are the schedule and guidelines for fall leaf collection?
6. When does yard waste collection resume in the Spring?
7. Why didn't branches get picked up on my collection day?
8. When does the City pick up Christmas trees and other holiday greenery?

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1. Who is responsible for sidewalk repairs?
2. When does the City plow sidewalks?
3. Does the City salt sidewalks?

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1. Something is wrong with my water meter (leaking, loud or not working).
2. I need to have the water to my home turned off by the City, what do I do?
3. I've noticed that my water has an odor, what do I do?
4. How can I obtain a Water Quality Report?
5. The water pressure in my home seems to be low. What can I do?
6. My water seems to be discolored, what can I do?
7. I think I have a water leak. What should I do?
8. Has the water been shut off to this property? (This is a common realtor question.)
9. A storm drain appears to be backed up, what do I do?
10. I would like to drain water from my property the street. What do I do?
11. My sewer is backing up, what do I do?
12. I'm having an issue with my sump pump. What can I do?

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1. Can I divide and sell a piece of my property?
2. What are zoning regulations?
3. How do I find out what my property is zoned?
4. What is a variance?
5. What is the difference between zoning codes and building codes?