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1. Who are the federal, state and county officials representing Garden City?
2. Who should I contact when I have a trash complaint?
3. How can I contact the mayor or a council member.
4. How can I contact city hall?
5. What are city hall's hours of operation.
6. I would like to have a block party on my street. Who should I contact?

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1. How long is a permit good?
2. I'm thinking of selling my house during the next year. When should I arrange for a certificate of occupancy inspection?
3. How deep should a rat wall be?
4. How deep should fence post holes be?
5. How much will a permit cost?
6. Should I pull the permit even though a contractor is doing the work?
7. Can I pull a permit and do the work myself?
8. How long does it take to get a permit?

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1. What are your hours?
2. How do I obtain a birth certificate?
3. How do I obtain a death certificate?
4. How do I get my animal licensed?
5. Do I need a permit for a garage sale?
6. How can I register to vote?
7. When are the city council meetings?
8. How do I obtain a business license?

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1. What are the hours of the Community Supports Office?
2. What is the Garden City Community Coalition?
3. How do I sign up to volunteer?
4. What resources do you provide?

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1. How much does Financial Peace University cost?
2. How long is each rotation?

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1. How will adults receive their dental benefits through the healthy Michigan plan?
2. Will the Healthy Michigan Plan allow me to stay with my current doctor?
3. I applied through MI Bridges and never heard anything back. What should I do?
4. Can I still enroll in insurance even though open enrollment has ended?
5. Am I or my children eligible for a Healthy Michigan Plan (Michigan Medicaid)?
6. Where do I apply for Medicaid?
7. How do I get a hold of my case worker from the Department of Health and Human Services?

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1. When are appointments going to start being taken for the 2017 tax season?
2. Do I qualify for tax assistance?
3. What documents do I bring with me to my appointment?
4. Can I walk-in for a tax assistance appointment?
5. What is the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide?

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1. How do I qualify for the TEFAP (Commodities)?

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1. Where do I apply for Medicaid?
2. How do I get a hold of my case worker from the Department of Health and Human Services?
3. How will adults receive their dental benefits through the healthy Michigan plan?
4. Will the Healthy Michigan Plan allow me to stay with my current doctor?
5. I applied through MI Bridges and never heard anything back. What should I do?

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1. How do I qualify for the Our H.O.M.E. Pantry program?
2. What can I donate to Our H.O.M.E. Pantry program?
3. What paperwork do I need to bring with me to my first food pantry appointment?
4. How often can I shop at the pantry?
5. How much food do I get during each visit?
6. How do I sign up to volunteer?

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1. Does the Fire Department offer fire station tours or appearances?
2. Does the Fire Department provide ambulance services?
3. Is there a charge for fire suppression?
4. Which hospitals do fire department ambulances transport to?
5. Is there a charge for EMS care?
6. How can I get a copy of my fire report?
7. How can I get a copy of my EMS report?
8. Why does the fire engine go on EMS runs?
9. My smoke detector is occasionally chirping. What should I do?
10. What should I do if I see a wire down?
11. What if my carbon monoxide detector goes off?
12. Are bonfires allowed in Garden City?
13. Are fireworks legal in Garden City?
14. Do you offer Child Safety seat inspections?

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1. How can I see GCTV programming?

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1. What is the pay rate for fire fighters?
2. Are you taking applications at this time?
3. What are the qualifications for police officers or fire fighters?
4. Will the city pay for my police officer or fire fighter training?

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1. How long is the walking path at city park?
2. How do I sign my child up for baseball, t-ball, or softball?

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1. How do I request information under the Freedom of Information Act?
2. What is considered an abandoned vehicle?
3. What conditions must be met for a snow emergency to be declared?
4. Where on my property can I store my boat, recreational vehicle (RV) or utility trailer?
5. If I own a small business of my own, can I keep my business vehicle at my house?
6. How many garage sales can I legally have each year?
7. How many Dogs or Cats can I own?
8. Who is responsible for the sidewalk in front of my home after a snowfall?
9. Can I park my vehicle in my front yard or on the median in front of my home?
10. If I am leaving to go on vacation, can I put out my garbage early?
11. What if I do vehicle repairs at my home for others? Is it legal?
12. What if I’m out of town long enough that my lawn gets too high?
13. What if I have a neighbor whose yard is really messy with junk?
14. My neighbor has a dog that barks all night. What can you do?
15. Do I need a license when purchasing a dog or cat?
16. What are the hours of the records bureau?
17. How do I get a copy of my police report?
18. How do I get a copy of my traffic crash report?
19. I am an attorney and wish to have a discovery order filled by the police. What do I do?
20. I need to obtain a local background check. Can I get one at the Police Department?
21. I need to have my fingerprints taken. Can I do this at the Police Department?
22. What is the procedure for buying a handgun?
23. Can I obtain a CCW at the Police Department?

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1. Is there a certain kind of container I should use for trash and is there a limit to the amount that I can put out?
2. When is compost picked up?
3. How do I get large items picked up?
4. What days are considered a garbage holiday?
5. When does the city do snow removal?
6. How do I get a pothole filled?
7. What items are considered special disposal?
8. Can I get curbside recycling?
9. Does the city trim trees?
10. Will the city remove my tree?
11. Does the city remove stumps?
12. How do I dispose of large branches?
13. Does the city have a recycling center?
14. Who do you call for a missing sign?
15. Who do you call for a broken streetlight?
16. My basement is flooding or backing up. Who do I call?
17. Where do I report a broken water main?
18. How do I get an underground utility location?
19. What day is my trash picked up?
20. How can I safely dispose of household oils and grease to avoid clogging drains or harming the environment?

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1. How can I find out how much I paid in property tax last year?
2. What is the lot size, square footage and year built on a property?
3. When are tax bills mailed and when are they due?
4. How are property taxes calculated?
5. What is the tax rate in Garden City?
6. What are assessed value, State Equalized Value, and taxable value? How is the SEV and taxable value calculated on my property?
7. What is taxable values uncapping?
8. Do I have to notify city if I buy property within the city?
9. How do I appeal my assessed or taxable value?
10. What is the process for splitting my lot?
11. Can I pay my tax bill when City Hall is closed?

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1. How often do I receive a water bill?
2. Why is my bill estimated?
3. Can a home or business have a separate meter for a pool or sprinkler system?
4. I am a business owner in Garden City. Why do I get charged an industrial waste charge?