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1. What is a Citizens Academy?
2. What is the purpose of the Citizens Academy?
3. Who instructs the Academy?
4. How are participants selected?
5. What subjects are covered?
6. How do I apply?

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1. What is the distracted driving ordinance?
2. Where is this law in effect?
3. When does the law take effect?
4. Isn't there a state law about texting while driving?
5. Do any other cities have a distracted driving law?
6. Why did the city create this ordinance?
7. Can I talk on my cell phone hands-free?
8. I am an amateur radio operator. Can I use my radio?
9. What about emergency situations? Can I use my phone then?
10. How often will this law be enforced?
11. Can police officers use their phones?
12. How many crashes are caused by distracted driving?
13. What is the fine for a distracted driving ticket?

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1. What is the background on this intersection?
2. What would the roundabout look like?
3. What changes have occurred at the intersection since the 2018 fatal crash?
4. What are the current conditions at the intersection?
5. What are the advantages to a roundabout at Emmett/North?
6. Is it true that there are more crashes at roundabouts?
7. How would this compare to the Sprinkle Road roundabout in Kalamazoo?
8. How would this compare to the fountain roundabout in Marshall?
9. How would pedestrians use the roundabout?
10. Where would the city locate pedestrian crossings at a roundabout?
11. How much will the roundabout project cost?
12. Can the city install a pedestrian tunnel or bridge?
13. How do I ask the city additional questions about this?

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1. How do I contact the city with my question or concern?

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1. When will hen licenses be accepted by city Planning/Zoning?
2. Where can I ask questions about and apply for a hen license?
3. Who is eligible to apply for a hen license?
4. What is the process to apply for a hen license?
5. What are the property requirements for a hen license?
6. Can I build my fence/shed prior to coming in, so I'm ready for inspection immediately?
7. Does my hen permit expire?

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1. What does the Inspection Department do?
2. What is a building permit?
3. Why do I need a building permit?
4. What happens if I don't get a permit?
5. When do I need a permit?
6. What are the permit costs?
7. Do I need a contractor?
8. Who should get the permit – homeowner or the contractor?
9. How do I choose a contractor?
10. What paperwork do I need to get a permit?
11. How do I request an inspection?
12. Why is an inspection and permit necessary for replacement of water heaters and furnaces?
13. I live outside the City of Battle Creek limits and have a building-related problem/question, can the City of Battle Creek help me with this?
14. Where can I order State of Michigan code books for building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing work?
15. I am working around my gas or electric meter what do I do?

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1. What's the difference between the existing Michigan law, from 2008, and the new, effective December of 2016, law?
2. What are the five new medical marihuana licenses?
3. If the city allowed any of the licenses, where could they be located?
4. What are nearby communities doing regarding this issue?
5. If the state issues a license, does that automatically give local approval, too?
6. Are there prohibited locations for medical marihuana businesses?
7. Is there a minimum age to purchase marihuana?
8. Can grocery stores, liquor stores, or gas stations sell medical marihuana?
9. Why is marihuana spelled with an "h" and not a "j"?
10. If the city allows medical marihuana businesses, what can it regulate?
11. What's the difference between Michigan's medical marihuana and other states' recreational marijuana?
12. Will I be notified about a proposed medical marihuana business in my neighborhood?

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1. What is a Quiet Zone?
2. Why do trains sound their horns?
3. Why are train horns so loud?
4. How many trains drive through downtown Battle Creek?
5. What types of safety improvements are required to create a Quiet Zone?
6. Why is the city closing the Division, Fountain and Spencer Street crossings?
7. When will Battle Creek's Quiet Zone be in place?
8. How will you pay for the Quiet Zone?
9. Will trains ever sound their horns at Quiet Zone crossings?
10. How can I learn more about Quiet Zones?

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1. Why can't you plow my street now?
2. The plow left some snow at the end of my driveway. Can you send someone to plow it out?
3. I own a business downtown. How are streets plowed in the Central Business District?
4. Can you tell me exactly when my street will be plowed?
5. Why don't the trucks plow and salt on the way to their routes?
6. Why don't you use the big trucks to plow cul-de-sacs?
7. I just cleared my sidewalk and the plow filled it in. Is there something you can do?
8. Why don't you plow down the middle of the street, to open it to traffic faster?
9. I hire someone to plow my driveway. Is there anything I should know?
10. Why do you sometimes salt instead of plow, or plow instead of salt?
11. I saw a plow parked at a restaurant during a snow storm. Why wasn't it out working?
12. Why do I sometimes see plow trucks on the streets when it's not snowing?
13. Why aren't plows on the roads in anticipation of a big storm in the forecast?
14. Salt corrodes my car, sidewalk, and driveway. Can you use sand instead?
15. I have a heart condition. Can you plow my street in case there is an emergency?
16. What are the winter parking rules?
17. What should I do if a plow hits and damages my mailbox?
18. Why haven't you cleared the city-owned sidewalk near my house?
19. Who is responsible for plowing our county and state roads?
20. What do we spend on snow plowing?

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1. When and where do you provide transportation?
2. Can I sign up for Transit notifications?
3. When is the Transit Holiday schedule?

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1. Does the city pre-qualify vendors?
2. Do vendors have to be registered with this process in order to bid on city projects?
3. Does the city have a local preference?
4. Does the city have a DBE preference?

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1. Why can't my water meter stay in the pit?
2. Why do I have to pay for raising the valve and meter out of the pit?
3. Is a plumbing permit required for this work?
4. How much does this work cost?
5. Can I do the work myself?
6. What if I can't afford this work?
7. What if I choose not to comply with moving my meter?
8. Do I have to pay for the new water meter and/or R900 transmitter?
9. Why did the city replace my water meter, but not my neighbor's?
10. Why does my house need a new radio transmitting device?
11. How does this meter/radio transmitter change benefit me?
12. Are these new transmitting devices safe?
13. When will city staff come to my home to install the R900 device?
14. Do I need to be home when the R900 device is installed?
15. How will I know if the installer is really a city employee?
16. How long will it take to install the new R900 device?
17. Why was a card left on my door when the R900 device was installed?
18. How can I help my appointment go smoothly?
19. With the new R900 device and/or E-coder water meter, will the timing of my bill change?
20. Will the R900 device and/or E-coder meter change the dollar amount of my bill?
21. How do I read my new water meter?
22. Is my new water meter a "smart meter"?
23. What if my question doesn't appear here?