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Arena

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1. How many sheets of ice do you have?
2. Do you have ice year round?
3. Do you offer skating lessons?
4. Can I get my skates sharpened there?
5. I think I left something at the rink, who do I contact?
6. Can we have a birthday party at the Arena?

Code Enforcement

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1. What are the regulations on garbage and recycling bins?
2. Where can I put garage sale signs?
3. What is the most common ordinance violation in the city?
4. Are dandelions considered a noxious weed?
5. Can I blow leaves into the street?
6. My neighbor has a motorhome, car, and 2 trucks in their driveway. Is that permitted?
7. My neighbor parks their construction trailer on the grass. Is that permitted?
8. I don't like the color of my neighbor's house. Can you send them a violation letter?
9. Do I have to shovel the sidewalk in front of my house?

Elk River Ambulance Service

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1. Who do I contact regarding billing issues?
2. Does the Elk River Ambulance offer CPR, AED, or First Aid classes?
3. Is the Elk River Ambulance affiliated with the Elk River Fire Department?
4. If I have a concern and/or complaint regarding the ambulance service, who should I contact?
5. What is the mailing address for the Elk River Ambulance Service?

Emergency Management

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1. Can I Visit the EOC?
2. Why can't I hear civil defense sirens indoors?

Environmental

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1. What is Fecal Coliform?

Fire Department

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1. Does the fire department fill private swimming pools or skating rinks?
2. How do I obtain a burning permit?
3. Does the fire department conduct car seat inspections?
4. My child's birthday party is coming up. Can we get a fire truck to stop by the party?

Franchise Fee

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1. What is the 'Franchise Fee' charge on my utility bill?
2. How can the city do this?
3. What is the money going to be used for?
4. Is this just another tax?
5. The old taxing and assessing system worked. Why did you change it?
6. I live in an apartment or town home. Will I be charged the fee?
7. How much will I be charged?
8. When will the fee collection end?
9. I have multiple bills or two or more meters on my property. Do I have to pay the fee more than once?

Main

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1. How do I contact a city department?
2. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?

Planning

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1. Where can I place garage sale type signs?
2. Where can fences be located?
3. What are the regulations for pools?
4. Can I have chickens (or other agricultural animals)?
5. Do I need a sign permit for a temporary signs
6. How do I find my property lines?

Police

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1. Does the City of Elk River have a winter parking ordinance?
2. How can I pay a parking ticket that I received in Elk River?
3. Can I snowmobile or ride ATV's in Elk River?
4. Can I hunt or shoot in Elk River?
5. Do pets need to be licensed in Elk River?
6. How do I request a report?
7. Where are arrested parties detained?
8. What form of payments are accepted?
9. Where are impounded animals contained?
10. Who do I contact if I found or lost a cat or dog?
11. What do I do with a non-domestic animal (skunk, duck, bats, raccoon, etc.)?
12. How do I apply for a Permit to Acquire a handgun?
13. Does the police department give tours?
14. How do I get my car out of impound?

Recreation

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1. Why did Pinewood Golf Course close?
2. Will the golf course be maintained?
3. Can I golf at Pinewood Golf Course?
4. If the litigation is resolved this summer will Pinewood Golf Course reopen?
5. How can the city legally not pay the final $1.4 million balloon payment?
6. What is the next step?

Stormwater - Engineering

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1. Why has the city added this fee?
2. Isn’t this just another tax?
3. What will the fee be used for?
4. What is Stormwater?
5. I haven’t heard of this before, was there a public hearing process?
6. Why are these regulations in place?
7. What is an MS4?
8. How much will I be charged?
9. When will the fee collection end?
10. Why is this fee added now?

Streets - Snow Plowing

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1. What kind of equipment does the city use for snowplowing?
2. Why doesn’t the large plow truck clear my cul-de-sac?
3. The snowplow tore up the grass in front of my house. Who’s responsible for repairing the damage in the spring?
4. Why won’t the City repair my sprinkler system or other improvements I’ve made in the ROW when damaged by plowing?
5. My mailbox was damaged by a snowplow; how do I get it fixed?
6. Can I shovel or blow snow into or across the street?
7. What should I do with my trash container if they are plowing and it is a trash collection day?
8. Who do I call if I have a complaint or comment about snowplowing?

Train Horns

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1. Why can’t the City just designate the crossing as “Quiet Zones” and have the trains not sound their horns?
2. Why doesn’t the Elk River just build quiet zones like other Cities (Ramsey, Coon Rapids, Fridley) have?
3. Why are the trains sounding their horn after the quiet zone/wayside horns have been installed?
4. How does the engineer in the train know to not sound his horn?
5. What happens if the power is out or the wayside horns are damaged?