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1. How did Anacortes get its name?
2. What is the population of the City of Anacortes?
3. Do you have an evacuation plan in case of a tsunami?
4. How do I file a NAS Whidbey Flight Noise Complaint?
5. Is City Hall accessible?
6. Which days are City facilities closed?

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1. Do I Need a Permit?
2. What is the permitting process for new buildings, additions, and remodels?
3. How long are building permits good for?
4. What are the allowable hours of operation for contractors building residential multi-family units?
5. What happens if I build without a permit?

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1. Where can I get a copy of a city ordinance or resolution?

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1. When does the City Council meet?
2. How do I find out who my City Council representative is?
3. How do I contact my City Council Representative?

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1. When do I need to have a Concealed Pistol License?
2. Where do I apply for a Concealed Pistol License?
3. What are the application hours?
4. Is there a background check?
5. Are there other requirements?
6. How long does it take before I receive my license?
7. What documents will I need to bring with me?
8. How long is my Concealed Pistol License valid?
9. How do I renew by Concealed Pistol License?
10. What if I lose my Concealed Pistol License?
11. Does Washington have reciprocity for Concealed Pistol Licenses with any other states?

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1. What is Public Work?
2. What is required of a Contractor once they are awarded a Public Works Contract?
3. When will I get my retainage back?
4. What do I need to bid on a Public Works project?
5. Why are bonds required?
6. What is retainage?
7. What is prevailing wage?
8. What is a Notice of Completion?
9. Are prevailing wages required for non-standard items?

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1. How do I get a business license?
2. Where do I get a dog license?
3. Do I need to license my cat?

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1. How do I set up new service?
2. Who do I call for other utility services (gas, electric, etc.)?
3. How do I stop services when I move?
4. How long do I have to pay my utility bill?
5. What do I do if there is a problem with my utility bill?
6. Where can I pay my utility bill in person?
7. What if I receive a disconnect notice?
8. Where is the drive-through payment drop box?
9. Is there a low income discount available?

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1. How can I get a low-income discount on my bill?
2. How long does it take to process my application?
3. How will I know if I’ve been approved?
4. What if I have a disconnect bill and I’ve been waiting for my application to be processed?
5. How much is the discount and how long will I be on the program?
6. Will the discount move with me if I move to another residence?
7. What if I have questions that aren’t answered here?

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1. How can a citizen test or recharge fire extinguishers?
2. How can someone become a paid firefighter?
3. How does the new Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone service work with the emergency 911 service?
4. How should I report a fire?
5. How do I make a complaint if I suspect someone is conducting an illegal burn?
6. Is the use of fireworks permitted within the City of Anacortes?
7. How do you dispose of unexploded fireworks or expired flares?
8. What are the current burn regulations?
9. What are the regulations regarding the use of BBQs?
10. Who does safety testing on children's car seats?
11. Is it true that the fire department issues free bicycle helmets?

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1. Can I turn in a resume only?
2. I am interested in becoming an Anacortes Police Officer, Firefighter/EMT, or Firefighter / Paramedic. How do I begin the application process?
3. I am interested in employment with the City of Anacortes. How do I apply?
4. Will you keep my application on file for future openings?
5. Can I fax my employment application?
6. What formats can I submit my resume in?

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1. Can the City Attorney advise me on civil matters?
2. How can I find out when a case is scheduled for Court?
3. How should I report a crime?
4. Where can I find a Justice of the Peace to perform a marriage ceremony?
5. Where can I get a copy of a city ordinance or resolution?

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1. Where is the library located and when is it open?
2. How do I get a library card?
3. Do our resident library card holders have privileges at other libraries in Skagit County?
4. How do I find out what is happening at the Library?
5. How long may I keep materials?
6. What if I want to keep materials longer?
7. What if I can’t find what I want?
8. What else does my library offer?
9. Who may use the Library Meeting room?
10. Can I donate to the library?
11. Do you have volunteer opportunities?

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1. What is needed to get a library card?
2. What if I live outside the city limits?
3. What if I own city property or own a business?
4. How do I get a reciprocal card for other Skagit County libraries?
5. What are Student Cards?
6. What if I lose my card?
7. How long can items be checked out?
8. What happens if I have an overdue item?
9. What does Delinquent Account mean?
10. Can I renew my items?
11. Where do I return my checked out items?
12. What happens if I damage an item?
13. Can I place a hold on an item?
14. What does Privilege Expired mean?
15. What does Delinquent Account mean?

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1. How does the Foundation fulfill its Mission?
2. I already pay Library taxes. Why should I donate money, too?
3. How can I donate to the Library through the Foundation?
4. What kind of charitable bequests can I give the Library?
5. What are some of the major initiatives that the Foundation has helped fund for the Library?
6. How does the Foundation manage the donations received?
7. How is the Foundation different from Friends of the Library?

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1. How long is a term for the Mayor?

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1. Where is the Anacortes Municipal Court located?
2. How do I pay my court fine?
3. How do I find my court date?
4. How do I reinstate my drivers license?
5. How do I obtain court records?
6. How do I contact the court's collection agency?

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1. When is the Museum Open?
2. How do I get to the Anacortes Museum?
3. How do I get to the W.T. Preston and the Maritime Heritage Center?
4. Are the Museum sites handicapped accessible?
5. What is the mission of the Anacortes Museum?
6. May I view the Wallie Funk Collection?
7. How do I donate photographs or artifacts to the Anacortes Museum?
8. How do I join or donate to the Anacortes Museum Foundation?
9. How much does it cost to visit the Anacortes Museum?
10. Is the Anacortes Historic Preservation Board connected to the Museum?
11. What boards govern Museum operations?
12. May I view the Museum's photo collection?
13. What happens to the stuff we donate to the Museum?

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1. Who is responsible for parking enforcement?
2. Is there a time limit on parking?
3. What about parking a motorhome, boat or trailer on the city street?
4. What is back-in angle parking?
5. What can I do about junk/abandoned vehicles on city property?
6. What can I do about junk/abandoned vehicles on private property?

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1. Are there annual boat launch passes?
2. Can I make a campsite reservation for Washington Park?
3. Do you have a group camping area?
4. Do you have a leash law at the park?
5. How can I find driving directions to Washington Park?
6. How do I register for a recreation program or class?
7. How do I reserve a picnic shelter?
8. How much does it cost to camp at Washington Park?
9. What are my chances of getting a campsite without a reservation?
10. What are the campsite occupancy rules?
11. What number do I call to get campground and boat lot availability information?
12. Why must reservations for campsites at Washington Park be made at least 14 days in advance?

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1. Do I need a permit for a temporary street closure or special event?
2. How do I find out about pending or active projects in my neighborhood?
3. What can I do with my property?
4. What do I need to know if I want to subdivide or short plat my property?
5. What is the process to propose and make changes to the City Comp Plan?
6. What is the zoning of my property?

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1. How do I arrange for a civil standby?
2. I have a Landlord-Tenant issue. Can the police help me?
3. What should I do about a violation of a parenting plan?
4. I have been the victim of a telephone scam. What do I do?
5. How do I obtain a no-contact order against someone?
6. I saw something suspicious or witnessed a crime taking place. How soon should I contact the police?
7. I am interested in employment as a Police Officer. How do I begin the application process?

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1. Are there incentives if I want to preserve my house?
2. Can I get grants or other funds to help me restore my historic building?
3. Can I make an addition to my old building without ruining its historic value?
4. How can I help the AHPB preserve the history and buildings of Anacortes?
5. I want to fix up my old house – must it be brought up to code?
6. What are the duties of the Preservation Board?
7. What can the Board do for me?
8. What is a Certified Local Government (CLG)?
9. What is a Preservation Easement?
10. What is a section 106 review?
11. What is the Anacortes Register of Historic Places?
12. What is the historic inventory (survey) and what is it for?
13. What kinds of buildings can be historic properties?
14. What makes an old building historic?
15. What projects does the AHPB sponsor?
16. Why is preservation important?

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1. It's my first court appearance, will the Public Defender be there?
2. Does the Public Defender handle my traffic ticket, too?
3. Does the Public Defender take care of my DOL hearing?
4. Where is the Public Defender's Office?
5. Where can I meet with the Public Defender?

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1. What is the Public Records Act?
2. What is a Public Record?
3. How do I make a Public Records Request?
4. What happens to my request?
5. What information should I include in my request?
6. What if my request is for a variety of records?
7. Will my request for records be kept confidential?
8. What is third party notification?
9. When is a request considered abandoned?

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1. Why will the fiber optic cables be installed through the water lines?
2. What amount of contamination/introduction of foreign matter to the water pipes might occur during the fiber optic Internet technology installation process?
3. How might this affect downstream water quality in the short term during the installation process and in the long term with any maintenance operations?
4. Why does the City prefer public streets to private streets?
5. Why can't we do something to slow down traffic for pedestrians?
6. Whom do I call if a streetlight is out?
7. Whom do I call if the signal lights at an intersection are out?
8. Where can I get City maps?
9. How do I locate my sewer or other utilities located on or near my property?
10. Who do I call if I need to dig on or near my property?
11. When do I need to call before I dig?
12. Why do I need to call before I dig?
13. What are those paint markings in front of my house?
14. I see sidewalks around town that go nowhere. An example is the sidewalk recently installed on the north side of Oakes Avenue near Anacopper Mine Road. What is this all about?

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1. What time do my garbage totes need to be out?
2. How can I dispose of my yard waste?
3. How do I dispose of appliances?
4. How do I get rid of extra garbage?
5. What happens if my pickup day falls on a holiday?
6. Where is the Skagit County Recycling & Transfer Station?
7. Where can I recycle electronics for free?
8. Whom do I contact for recycling information or misses?
9. How do I get a new recycle tote?
10. How do I change the size or number of my City garbage tote?

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1. How do I get a street sign installed?
2. How do I get my sidewalk replaced?
3. How do I get the potholes in my alley filled in?
4. How do I report a street repair?
5. My alley really needs to be paved with asphalt. How can I get this done?
6. How do I get my street re-paved?
7. Why are some streets in the City still made of gravel?

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1. Are the storm drain and sewer drain the same thing?
2. Can I dump biodegradable products into the storm drain?
3. Can I flush cleaning rags like Clorox and Pledge down the toilet?
4. If I have a plugged sewer can the City help me?
5. Does the wastewater treatment plant smell bad?
6. What is the capacity of the Wastewater Treatment Plant?
7. When will the wastewater treatment plant need to be upgraded?
8. Where can I dump my travel trailer waste?
9. Where does the water go after it is treated at the wastewater plant?
10. Where is the fresh water spigot located at the Wastewater Treatment Plant
11. Why is our sewer bill connected to our water use?
12. Why is the RV dump station not open 24 hours per day?
13. Does the wastewater treatment plant accept septic tank waste?

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1. Where does our water come from?
2. How do I keep my pipes from freezing?
3. How do I check for a water leak on my property?
4. How do I shut my water off in an emergency?
5. Why is fluoride added to Anacortes water?

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1. How do I make a campsite reservation?
2. How do I know how many campsites are available if I don't have a reservation?
3. How many first-come, first-served campsites are there?
4. How do I get one of the first-come, first-served campsites?
5. How do I cancel a camping reservation?
6. Do you have hot showers?
7. Is there a fee to use the day use areas of the park?
8. Can I leave a single car in the park while I go out to the islands?
9. How do I reserve the Group Picnic Shelter?
10. How do I reserve the Group Camp area?
11. What does it cost to launch my boat?
12. Can I use my State Parks Discover Pass at Washington Park?
13. Do you offer Senior discounts?
14. What time does the campground close?
15. Can I have my wedding at Washington Park?
16. Is alcohol allowed at Washington Park?
17. Can I launch my boat at low tide?