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1. When does the Common Council meet?
2. How can I run for the Common Council?
3. How do I obtain a bartender’s license?
4. How can I become a member of a city board or commission?
5. How do I register to vote?

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1. What kinds of financial assistance can the CDA provide to businesses?
2. What does it take to get a Facade Loan?
3. How do I qualify for financial assistance to make improvements to my home?
4. What types of improvements can I make if I qualify for assistance?
5. What financial assistance can the CDA provide me for home improvements?

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1. When do the water bills come out?
2. Can I have the monthly utility billing automatically deducted from my bank or credit card account?
3. What forms of payment can I use for the payment of transactions with the City?
4. Where can I drop off my utility payments?
5. What kind of business can I conduct at the Finance/Utility office?

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1. Are licenses required for pets?
2. What are the animal control rules in the City of Whitewater?
3. Where is parking prohibited?

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1. What is a lake drawdown?
2. Why would the City of Whitewater do a lake drawdown?
3. When will the drawdown begin and how fast will it go down?
4. Is there concern about how long it will take to fill back up?
5. What will happen to the fish and other wildlife in the lake?
6. What are our personal dredging options during the drawdown? Are there any exemptions? Can I remove any material without a permit?
7. Is there a list of contractors providing shoreline work?
8. Can we remove trash from the exposed bed? Can we remove material such as broken glass?
9. Can we use this opportunity to add pea gravel?
10. Can we remove large boulders/rocks?
11. Can I replace or repair my rip rap?
12. Can I put in new rip rap? If not, what are other options other than rip rap for shore stabilization? What if I need rip rap to protect from man-made waves (boat traffic)?
13. Will the starry stonewort be sent downstream during the drawdown?
14. Will I be able to walk on the lake bottom?
15. Will the boat launches be open this Fall, Winter, Spring?
16. Can I remove the plants from the bottom of the lake in front of my house?
17. What plants or algae will die during the freeze and which will come back next spring/summer?
18. This year there was all this green stuff floating on the water over the past few weeks, what is that and will it go away next year?
19. I’m losing 2 seasons of my lake use; will this really work?

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1. How does one apply for Landmark Status?
2. What does the Landmarks Commission do?

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1. Does the library have a meeting room for public use?
2. Does the library have any materials for genealogists?
3. What kinds of children’s activities does the library offer?
4. Does the library have a Friends of the Library group?
5. Does the library have a book sale? When is it?
6. Is there Internet access at the library?

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1. Do I have to appear in court?
2. I want to plead “not guilty.” What do I do?
3. What happens if I don’t appear in court and haven’t posted bail?
4. I appear in court, but would like to consult with my attorney. What can I do?
5. I violated a city ordinance. What happens next?
6. I received a traffic violation. What do I do?

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1. Do I need a building permit to add a deck to my house?
2. Do I need a permit for a shed or detached garage?
3. Do I need a permit for new siding or replacement windows?
4. Do I need a permit for new cabinets or replacing drywall?
5. Who has to remove the snow and/or ice off the sidewalk in front of my house?
6. When do I have to cut my yard?
7. How many non-family household members can I have in a single family house?

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1. Does the Police Department conduct ride-alongs?
2. Is there a curfew in Whitewater?
3. How can I report crimes to the Police Department?
4. Can I have a block party in Whitewater?
5. What are the animal control rules in the City of Whitewater?
6. How many false alarms are allowed?
7. What should I know if I'm a new resident of Whitewater?
8. What does the Police Department do about complaints from citizens?
9. Where can I find information for crime victims?
10. How can I submit a commendation for a Police Department employee?
11. Is fingerprinting available to citizens?
12. Where can I view found property?
13. Can I fundraise on the sidewalk?
14. What are the rules regarding skateboards in Whitewater?
15. Can I get a Police Department uniform patch?

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1. How do I initiate a complaint against police department personnel?
2. If I am under 18 years old, do I have the right to file a complaint?
3. Must I give my name to file a complaint?
4. Will the employee know that I have made a complaint?
5. Should I be concerned about possible retaliation for making a complaint?
6. What will happen to the employee?
7. How long will the investigation take?
8. Will I be notified of the results of the investigation?
9. What if I am not satisfied with the results of the investigation?
10. What if I make false accusations?
11. Do you need help or further information about complaint filing?

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1. Are licenses required for pets?
2. Are licenses required for bikes?
3. Do I need a permit for fireworks in city limits?
4. Is a permit required for a recreational fire?
5. How do I renew my vehicle registration?

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1. Where is parking prohibited?
2. What do I do if I get a parking ticket?
3. What is the fee schedule for parking tickets?
4. Where can I park during the winter?

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1. What should I do if I'm involved in an accident?
2. How can I obtain an accident report, incident report, or background check?

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1. Is there a charge for trimming my tree which is within the public road right-of-way? If you cut it down, do I pay for it?
2. What can and can’t be flushed?
3. What are the compost site hours and rules?
4. I seem to be using a lot of water. What should I do?
5. My street light is burnt out or doesn't work properly. Who takes care of it?
6. Who maintains the trees within the public road right-of-way?
7. I have rusty water. What should I do?
8. I am moving out of the city. What should I do?
9. What type of wastes can be treated at the Wastewater Utility?
10. I have a question about my utility bill. Who should I contact?
11. Is my water safe to drink?
12. What is the proper way to install a sump pump?
13. Does the city plant terrace trees?
14. When is brush chipping?
15. What do I do when there is a sewer backup in my home?

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1. What causes a sewer backup?
2. Is there anything I can do to prevent a sewage backup into my home?
3. How could a sewer backup affect me?
4. What should I do if sewage backs up into my home?
5. If I call the city, what will they do about a sewer backup onto my property?
6. What does the municipality do to prevent this problem?
7. Will insurance cover any damage to my home or property?
8. How and where should I report a sewer backup?

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1. When does brush chipping occur?
2. What are the compost site hours and rules?
3. Does the city plant terrace trees?
4. My street light is burnt out or doesn't work properly. Who takes care of it?
5. Who maintains the trees within the public road right-of-way?
6. Is there a charge for trimming my tree which is within the public road right-of-way? If you cut it down, do I pay for it?
7. What are the parking hours during the winter in Whitewater?
8. What are the rules regarding snow and ice control?

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1. How long has this project been planned for?
2. What is the history of the Facility Plan?
3. What is the project status?
4. What will the impact be on my sewer use rate?
5. What is incorporated into Wastewater Utility debt?
6. Will this be the end of rate increases for a long period?
7. Why do we need this project?
8. Can the project be accomplished in phases?
9. What equipment will be repurposed?
10. What processes has the City selected?
11. What about phosphorus?
12. Tell me more about TM4 and why would we add more cost to this project?
13. What new regulatory items are on the horizon?
14. Will there be new challenges with the new treatment system?

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1. What causes discolored water or unpleasant odors?
2. How can I avoid freeze-ups?
3. Why are the hydrants flushed?
4. Recently, my water pressure dropped or there is no water at all. What is happening?
5. Who is responsible for maintaining the sewer line to my home?
6. The valve on the street side of my water meter is leaking. Will the City repair it?
7. I am setting up my water softener. What is the hardness of Whitewater's water, and what is the iron content?
8. Planning to dig in your yard?
9. My yard has been painted with different colors. What work is being done?