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1. Wasn’t a construction lift ticketed downtown recently?
2. Have you ever considered getting rid of the city tax to make business ownership more affordable in the city?
3. What are we doing to bring the Cereal City culture back to Battle Creek? Kellogg’s used to offer tours. Could we reopen that and put classic figures through downtown to selfie and #DowntownBC with?
4. Employ the homeless with all the planning to revamp BC.
5. Any plans on having the Taste of Battle Creek downtown like they did in the past?
6. Why did the pay boxes go away downtown for parking? And can we please have some payphones around?
7. Will Horrocks stay where they are?
8. How are we ensuring local companies are involved in construction projects? ...
9. Are there any plans for someone to buy Tree House Foods?
10. We need a civic theater/movie theater – these would be a reason for people to spend time downtown...
11. Make the mall a cannabis area.
12. With the rezoning of Old Lakeview, are district lines being revamped to account for school closures? ...
13. Any plans for support of our cultural institutions? Many orgs focus on art, history, museums, music, etc. could use more attention.
14. What is the plan for the site of Graphic Packaging? ...
15. What’s the latest with the historic Binder Building (34 E. Michigan Ave.)?
16. Were the bees in the brick house on Riverside ever saved or preserved?
17. Can we walk up to the top of the parking garage on West Michigan again to take photos?
18. What is going on with the Shranks building? ...
19. How can citizens voice their opinions for the master plan? (In reference to the zoning ordinance staff currently are re-writing.)
20. The city’s master plan already identified these district areas for development. Why are we remapping them again? (In reference to sub-area plans.)
21. I’d like to see the liquor store that’s next door to the daycare on Michigan Avenue be addressed. Liquor is OK, but we don’t allow cannabis within 1,000 feet?
22. What tourist attractions do we offer?
23. How will the Tiger Room collaborate with Sprout’s kitchen?
24. There is a funding gap for old building owners. Can the city relax elevator or sprinkler standards, OR create a large pot of money for residential and commercial buildings for rehab or mothballing?
25. There seems to be a gap in funding help for BC citizens with old properties. How do average people access resources to restore older properties?
26. The north side of town is a food desert. With all of the apartments coming downtown, is there a plan to have a quality grocery store on the north side?
27. When will government acknowledge the need to do a better job of educational management and structure in our financially challenging environment? ...
28. The Krazy for the Kazoo river cleanup on Oct. 5 was cancelled. How can the city engage citizens with the environment? Will a “new Lizzy” be hired? Do we have a tree planting initiative?
29. How do we get Kellogg College to move some of its classes downtown? Has it been attempted? WMU is in downtown.
30. Has the city considered making/installing the “snow melt system” (heated streets and sidewalks) for the downtown streets and sidewalks? ...
31. What part do commissioners play in the “mosqui-no” spraying?
32. Why haven’t there been more giant developments in Battle Creek? Why are no large skyscrapers being built? ...
33. What are we doing to reach out to the African-American and Potawatomi communities with regard to the river plans? ...
34. Why is the city more concerned about downtown than any other part of the city? ...
35. I would like to see small areas in Verona, Lakeview, and Urbandale used. ...
36. We hear a lot about Lakeview, but you didn’t answer anything about Verona and Urbandale. What are the city’s plans for the north side of the city?
37. How can we attract better cuisine, and to have businesses that stay open later? It seems like our town sleeps after 9 p.m. ...
38. White water rafting? Where?
39. What can the city do about our community’s transportation issue? ...
40. With the consistent loss of business to Kalamazoo, what plans are there to recoup new business? What are the future plans for development at the mall, as well as downtown Battle Creek?
41. What are the city’s plans for spring-boarding off from either the Federal Center and/or the cyber mission that’s out at Fort Custer? ...
42. Questions about the women and minority business development funds ...
43. Thriving cities seem to have sporting events in their downtowns. Have we thought about relocating Bailey Park to the downtown area? ...
44. Can we clarify parking, add better signage, and increase the two-hour limit? ...
45. We had commercial air service, and it went to Kalamazoo. Will we ever have it again?
46. What is ‘logistics and services’?
47. Explain labor participation versus unemployment.
48. Is a business “small” based on revenue, or number of employees?
49. How are you getting information to the people who need it – not in this room, and who don’t know what is available to them?
50. Are you basing neighborhood needs on state regulations? ...
51. What are other housing options available in the community?
52. Are there incentives to hire local people? ...

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1. Where is this project located?
2. Why is the city doing this?
3. What will you do during this project?
4. What is a 4-to-3 lane conversion?
5. What are the safety benefits?
6. Why can't bicyclists use a different route?
7. What is the impact to vehicle traffic?
8. What will the Roosevelt/North Avenues intersection look like?
9. Can cars use the center turn lane to pass Battle Creek Transit buses at stops?
10. What is the construction schedule?
11. Who do I contact with additional questions?

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1. What is BCGo?
2. When can I use BCGo?
3. Where can BCGo take me?
4. How do I book a ride?
5. What does "shared-ride" mean?
6. What is the fare for BCGo?
7. How do I pay my fare?
8. What kind of vehicle will pick me up?
9. What can I bring on the vehicle?
10. Do I have to wear a seat belt?
11. Can I book my trip online?
12. Who do I call if I have more questions?

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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. I will not be able to vote in person on Election Day. How do I obtain an absent voter's ballot?
2. Do I need to show identification in order to vote?
3. Can I vote a "split" ticket?
4. May I receive assistance when voting?
5. Can I bring my child with me to vote?
6. Does my voter registration expire?
7. Where do I go to vote?
8. How can I learn more about the presidential primary process?
9. How can I check the status of my absent voter ballot request?
10. How do I register to vote?
11. I'm am living outside the U.S. how can I vote?
12. Can I take a "selfie" or photograph my ballot?

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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?