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1. When do I need to complete the Event Planning Form?
2. How do I rent Lakeside Cabin or the Community Building?
3. How much does it cost to rent Lakeside Cabin?
4. How much does it cost to rent the Community Building?
5. How do I request open records information?

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1. What do I do if I find a dog within the city limits?
2. Are pot belly pigs allowed in the City of McPherson?
3. Is my dog considered running at large if it is on my property?
4. Are roosters allowed in the City of McPherson?
5. How many dogs am I allowed to own within the city limits?
6. What do I do if I have an animal complaint?
7. When are City licenses due and where do I get them?
8. What do I do if my dog bites or scratches someone?

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. What do I do with the permit?
3. How do I pay for the permit?
4. What types of permits can I get online?
5. Can I do the work and then apply for a permit online?
6. Is there a limit to how many permits I can get online at one time?
7. When do I call for inspections?
8. When is a Certificate of Occupancy required?

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1. Does the Code Enforcement Officer respond to every complaint or only when they see fit?
2. Why is it taking so long for my complaint to be addressed?
3. How can the City tell me what I can do with my property that I personally own?
4. If I am addressed by the Code Enforcement Officer, can I know who complained about my property?
5. Can the Code Enforcement Officer give a citizen another property owner’s name and assistance with contacting that property owner?
6. What are the main reasons houses are tagged Unfit for Human Habitation?

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1. How do I get a tour at the fire station?
2. What hours are the fire department open?
3. What does the fire department do beside put out fires?
4. When can I burn trash or yard waste?
5. Who do I call to get the fire department to come to my house for an emergency?
6. Who do I call when I want to do a control burn in the county?

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1. How much does a grave space cost?
2. Are there any spaces left for sale in the old part of the cemetery?
3. Can two cremations go in one space?
4. How much will a monument cost?
5. One of my family’s stones is settling and is no longer level. Will the cemetery staff straighten it for us?
6. Can I plant flowers in the cemetery?
7. Why were the artificial flowers (or other decorations) removed?
8. Are surface vaults (individual mausoleums) allowed?

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1. What happens in McPherson if someone is convicted of theft?
2. What is expected of me in McPherson Municipal Court?
3. What forms of payment do you accept?
4. Do I have to pay the court costs even if I don’t come to court?
5. What are the possible consequences if I miss my court date?
6. How can I contact the Kansas DMV?

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1. What is the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)?
2. What is the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)?
3. Why does the City have a Phase II permit?
4. What does the Phase II permit require?
5. What kind of sampling is the City required to do?
6. What are the Six Minimum Control Measures?

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1. When will work on Grimes street begin?
2. Does the Grimes Street project include addressing drainage issues and widening the road?
3. Will improvements made to Grimes Street result in increased traffic patterns?
4. What is the construction on North High Drive near McPherson High School?
5. What type of repairs will be made on Walnut Street?
6. Which streets are slated for a mill and overlay during 2017?
7. What small road projects are currently underway?
8. What projects are scheduled to be completed before the end of 2020?

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1. How is McPherson benefiting from the new Mohawk interchange (Exit 63)?
2. Can street lights and a stop sign be installed at the corner of Mohawk and Centennial Road?
3. Can a sign be posted at the Mohawk exchange (Exit 63) to encourage trucks to use this exit instead of the Highway 56 exchange (Exit 60)?
4. Who is responsible for maintaining Highway 56?
5. What standards did KDOT have to meet to reconstruct Highway 56?

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1. Is the collaboration between City and County to repair roads effective?
2. Is the City responsible for Front Street?
3. Are big trucks allowed to come down residential streets?
4. What can a homeowner do when their alleyway is being used as a street?
5. Is there a published street sweeping schedule?
6. What methods are used when snow and ice are predicted?
7. How does the Street Department determine which areas to remove snow?
8. Are street wages funded by the half-cent sales tax?
9. Are there any City ordinances that address draining swimming pool water down a public street?
10. Are quadrant and project maps available to the public?
11. If the City has $1.5 million to put toward road repairs, why haven’t the potholes in front of my house been filled?

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1. How does the Street Department analyze the condition of a street?
2. What factors help determine road repair priorities?
3. How were the priority projects selected for each quadrant?
4. Are there plans for developments and related new streets?
5. How were the four quadrants representing the City of McPherson determined?
6. How many projects will be completed per quadrant?
7. When will the priority projects be completed?
8. What kind of survey work is being completed on Elm, Ash and Euclid Streets and why?
9. When does the City expect to overcome the current struggle of street improvement needs and related funding?
10. Will all proposed priority projects be completed by 2030?

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1. What will the ballot question specifically say?
2. Why do the citizens have to vote on the half-cent sales tax again?
3. If the half-cent sales tax is approved in November, when will the tax be implemented?

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1. What can the City do about the railroad tracks next to the mill on Ash Street?
2. How much leverage does the City have when it comes to road repairs adjacent to railroad tracks?

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1. What are the pros and cons for property tax vs. sales tax?
2. What happens if the half-cent sales tax is not renewed?
3. What’s the difference between the two current half-cent sales taxes?
4. What percentage of sales tax is collected from individuals outside McPherson?
5. How often will the half-cent sales tax be renewed?
6. How long does each half-cent sales tax last?
7. Why doesn’t property tax cover the budget needed for road improvements?
8. What is the mill levy?
9. What does the ad valorem or property tax fund?
10. Are any mill levy funds applied to City street improvements?
11. What does transparency mean?
12. Prior to 2010, what funds were available to assist with road maintenance?
13. If the half-cent sales tax is renewed, how would the City prioritize projects?

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1. How did the 10-foot sidewalk project along Avenue A evolve?
2. What grant was available to assist with the 10-foot sidewalk along Avenue A?
3. Are there plans to extend the 10-foot sidewalk currently being installed along Avenue A?
4. What is the 10-foot sidewalk along Avenue A?
5. Do all reconstruction projects include sidewalks?

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1. When will road improvements be made on Wheeler Street?
2. Are there plans for repairing South Front Street by Braum’s?
3. Are there plans to repair the road leading from Champlin Street to Holiday Inn Express?
4. What is preventing work along Grimes Street?
5. Is the drainage issue associated with Grimes Street affecting other streets such as Wheeler and Myers?
6. When work is completed along Grimes Street, will the project be a total reconstruction?
7. When will road improvements be made along West Euclid Street?
8. When will road improvements be made on Woodside Street?
9. What are the plans for East Northview Road?
10. Are there plans to widen Hulse Street?
11. When will road improvements occur on Myers Street?
12. Are there maintenance plans for East Lakeside Drive?
13. Will there ever be a turning lane at the intersection of Avenue A and Maxwell?

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1. What’s the difference between the stormwater utility fee and the half-cent sales tax?

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1. What are the pros and cons of asphalt vs. concrete?
2. What’s the difference between light maintenance and preventative maintenance?
3. Who prepares the maps outlining street repair needs?
4. How long do street projects typically take to complete?
5. Are all projects surveyed before major repairs or reconstruction is completed?
6. How much does the City spend sealing cracks annually?
7. What is an overlay?
8. Why do potholes not always get repaired?
9. What’s the average life expectancy of a street?
10. Is there a plan for gutter maintenance?
11. Does the City require road smoothness criteria or specs similar to KDOT?

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1. When do I need to obtain a zoning permit?
2. Who do I go to for a zoning permit?
3. Who handles floodplain questions and issues floodplain development permits?
4. Is a zoning permit required every time a building permit is required?
5. When do I need to obtain a zoning permit?
6. When do I need to obtain a floodplain development permit?
7. Where do I obtain information about zoning related questions or needed application materials?

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1. I have a concern about my electricity, electrical lines, or my electric bill - whom should I contact?
2. I have a drainage issue on my land - whom should I contact?
3. How do I report a pothole?
4. What do I do if my residential sewer backs up?
5. What does the City of McPherson do about removing snow and ice from our streets?
6. Who do I contact with a concern about a railroad track issue in McPherson?
7. I have a residential street light concern - whom should I contact?
8. I have a traffic light concern - whom should I contact?
9. I have a concern about my water line, water meter, or my water bill - whom should I contact?

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1. What is a stormwater utility fee?
2. What does the stormwater program do?
3. What are the City's goals for the stormwater program?
4. I rent the house that I live in so why will I be charged?
5. What is stormwater runoff?
6. What is water pollution?
7. What is the advantage of charging a stormwater fee rather than a tax?
8. Will the City fee be influenced by the amount of rain?
9. What is the purpose of storm drains?
10. What's the difference between a storm drain and a sanitary sewer drain?
11. How will the rate on my bill be established?
12. Can you give me an ERU charge example?
13. What is impervious surface area and how is it determined?

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1. What are the determining factors on whether the golf course is open during the winter months?
2. If the front gate at the entrance is closed, what does this mean?
3. How old do you have to be to rent or to drive a golf cart at Turkey Creek Golf Course?
4. Why do the annual range passes and 10 play cards expire at the end of the year instead of when they are used up?
5. What are the factors that determine whether it travel is permitted by cart path only or not?