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1. When is body camera data considered public?
2. Can the individual who interacted with a peace officer view the body camera video?
3. Is a written department policy required for body cameras?
4. Who will ensure that the police department body worn camera policy and use is in compliance with state law?

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1. When do I need a Building Permit?

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1. How long does the process take?
2. What does the permit cost?
3. Does this mean the building has to meet today's codes?
4. Will my building have to have a fire sprinkler system?
5. What if I do not have the money to make the improvements?

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1. Peddler/Solicitor/Transient Merchant Inquiries
2. Are food trucks allowed?
3. Massage Enterprise/Therapist Inquiries
4. Special Event License Inquiries

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1. When does City Council meet?
2. Are City Council meetings open to the public and can I speak?
3. Who are my Councilmembers and how do I contact them?
4. Are City Council meetings televised?
5. How long is the term for Mayor and Councilmembers? How are they elected?
6. How does City Council vote?

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1. Do I need a rental license if I have a rental property in Blaine?
2. How do I get a rental license?
3. How do I renew my rental lincese?
4. How much does it cost?
5. How long is my license effective?
6. Do I need an inspection?
7. How do I set up an inspection?
8. Do I need to attend the inspection?
9. What do you look for in the inspection?
10. Are there any other fees other than the rental license?

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1. What kind of dogs do you use?
2. Where do the dogs come from?
3. Who trains the dogs?
4. How long is the training?
5. Do the dogs live with their handlers?
6. How old are the dogs when they retire?
7. How do officers get selected to become canine handlers?
8. How much do the dogs cost?
9. What are the dogs used for?
10. Who pays for the care of the dogs?
11. Are the dogs safe when left in their patrol cars while the handler is not there?
12. Is hurting a police dog the same as hurting a police officer?

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1. What hours are the city parks open?
2. Where can I get information about recreation programs?
3. How do I register for recreation programs?
4. Do I need to be a Blaine resident to register for recreation programs?
5. Where can I find the Recreation Connection publications?
6. How do I reserve a park shelter or building?
7. How do I find out about summer employment?
8. When do the restrooms typically open and close at the parks?
9. When does the beach/splash pad open and close at Lakeside Commons Park?
10. When does summer adult softball registration begin? Fall softball registration?
11. Does Blaine have a festival? If so, when?
12. Does Blaine have fireworks? If so, when?
13. Are dogs allowed in the city parks?
14. Where do I report a park concern i.e. broken equipment, vandalism?
15. How and when can I obtain a Community Garden plot?
16. Does Blaine have a dog park? If so, where?
17. Are alcohol and tobacco allowed in city parks?
18. Where do I sign up my child for Little League and other youth sports programs?
19. What type of soccer program does Blaine offer?
20. Can I fish at the Sunrise Lake at Lakeside Commons Park?
21. Can I operate a motorized boat on Sunrise Lake at Lakeside Commons Park?

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1. How do I apply for a sign permit?
2. Can I have temporary signage?
3. Do I need a permit for simply refacing my sign?
4. How much signage is allowed on my property?
5. How do I apply for a permanent sign permit?
6. Am I allowed to have temporary signs on my property?
7. How do I apply for a temporary sign permit?
8. Do I need to have a contractor license to install any signage within the City of Blaine?
9. Do I need a permit if I am simply changing the wording or legend of my sign?

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1. How do I find the zoning designation of my property?
2. How do I find the Zoning Definition of my property?
3. How do I get a Zoning Classification letter?

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1. How do I subdivide my property?
2. Can I have a bigger garage or shed on my property?
3. How do I apply for a conditional use permit?
4. Can I get a variance?
5. How do I apply for a variance?
6. How do I apply for a rezoning and/or a comprehensive land use amendment?
7. What are the setbacks for my property?
8. What is site plan approval and how do I apply for this?
9. Can I have a home occupation?
10. When are Planning Commission and City Council meetings held?
11. How can I find out what new residential and commercial/industrial developments are occurring within the City?
12. Does the City have a list of local contractors or surveyors available?
13. Does the City have a list of all homeowners associations in the City?
14. Does the City have a list of all senior housing developments in the City?
15. Does the City have a list of all apartment rental housing available within the City?
16. Does the City have any financial assistance available for starting a new business?

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1. How to obtain a copy of a police/accident report?
2. How do I report a crime?
3. Where is the Blaine Police Department located?
4. What are the hours of the Blaine Police Department?
5. I was in a motor vehicle crash. Do I need to contact the police?
6. How can I get a background check done on myself?
7. I would like to report a non-violent crime with no suspects or witnesses.
8. I have been a victim of Identity Theft, what do I do?
9. How do I obtain a restraining order/order for protection?
10. How do I obtain a permit to purchase or carry a firearm?
11. I lost something or have confiscated property and want to know if it was turned in to the police department. Who do I contact?
12. If the Blaine Police Department towed my vehicle, where would it be?
13. I locked my keys in my car; will the police respond to open my vehicle?
14. What are Blaine's curfew hours for juveniles?
15. Does the Blaine Police Department provide fingerprint services?
16. Can I get my child seat inspected to make sure it was installed properly?
17. I am considering moving to Blaine, who do I contact to find out crime information?
18. How do I report found property?
19. What are the parking rules in the City of Blaine?
20. What should I do if a peddler comes to the door?

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1. Are trees along the boulevard charged to the resident?
2. Does this include Mountain Ash?
3. Where has the EAB been found in Blaine?

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1. There is a tree blocking the view of traffic?
2. I have a concern about a neighbors tree, it looks dangerous and/or dead.
3. How close can I plant a tree to my property line?
4. I am building a new home in Blaine. What are the landscape requirements?

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1. Sewage and/or water is backing up in my basement.
2. I have received a mailing offering insurance for my sewer line.

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1. You filled my driveway; can you prevent this from happening?
2. Why do I have more snow in my driveway than my neighbor?
3. The plow dug up my boulevard sod, what can I do?
4. If the snow plow knocked over my mailbox, will the City replace it?
5. I can't see my fire hydrant; am I responsible for clearing it?
6. I live on a Cul-de-sac, why does the City pile more snow in some yards than others?
7. My street is slippery, does the city have a bare and black policy?
8. Will the City clear my sidewalk?
9. Does the City salt or apply deicers to sidewalks?
10. How do I make a complaint about the snow and ice control?

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1. The street light in my neighborhood is burned out/damaged?
2. There is a green, amber or red light out on a traffic signal?

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1. What is water system flushing?
2. Why is flushing needed?
3. Why is some flushing conducted in the fall?
4. Where does the water go?
5. How will my water service be affected?
6. What should I do if my water is cloudy and discolored after the flushing is completed?
7. Can I use my water while crews are flushing in my neighborhood?
8. Is my water safe to drink?
9. What should I do if the water stains my laundry?
10. Are there other benefits to water system flushing?
11. Who can I contact with questions?

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1. What is the water hardness level?
2. What is the pH level of the city’s water?
3. Is my private well water tested by the City?
4. How do I know if there are any water restrictions in place?
5. What causes discolored or cloudy water?
6. What should I do if my water is cloudy or discolored?
7. What if my water has a rotten egg odor to it?
8. What if my water has a chlorine smell to it?
9. How and why should I flush my hot water heater?