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Animal Services

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1. How do I adopt a pet?
2. What is the cost to adopt a pet?
3. How many pets may I have?
4. What is rabies?

Building Permits and Inspections

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1. What are the specifications for operating a business from my home?
2. What is the fax number for Building Inspections?
3. What is required to register as a contractor with the City of Burleson?
4. Where do I get a Certificate of Occupancy, register my business, and get a tax ID number?
5. What information do you need to submit for a building permit?
6. Do I need a permit for a garage sale and if so how do I obtain one?
7. Is a permit required for a storage building?
8. Is a permit required for a fence?
9. Is a permit required for a swimming pool?
10. How can I request an inspection?
11. Do I need a permit for a retaining wall?
12. What is the ordinance for sign placement and are permits required?
13. What codes does the City currently use?

City Council

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1. Who is my councilmember?
2. How do I request an appearance from mayor or councilmember?
3. How do I contact a member of the City Council?
4. When and where are council meetings held?
5. How do I address City Council at a meeting?
6. To request City Proclamations, Letters from the Mayor or Councilmembers ro Certificates of Recognition

City Secretary

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1. How can I contact the Mayor or City Councilmember?
2. Where do I vote?
3. When is the next Council meeting?

Communications

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1. How do I sign up to receive news releases?
2. How do I get a copy of the City Focus newsletter?
3. How do I subscribe to the E-Newsletter?
4. How do I get to the City of Burleson, Texas Facebook page?
5. How do I get a copy of the Annual Financial Report?
6. How do I get a copy of the quarterly Burleson Progress Report?
7. What is our City website link policy?

Development Services

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1. Do I need to register my burglar alarm with the City? If so, where do I do this?
2. Who do I contact if I want to solicit or pass out flyers?
3. What are the specifications for operating a business from my home?
4. What is the fax number for Building Inspections?
5. What is required to register as a contractor with the City of Burleson?
6. Where do I get a certificate of occupancy, register my business and get a tax ID number?
7. What information do you need to submit for a building permit?
8. Do I need a permit for a garage sale and if so how do I obtain one?
9. Is a permit required for a storage building?
10. Is a permit required for a fence?
11. Is a permit required for a swimming pool?
12. What does the City Code of Ordinances define as junk and trash?
13. What does the City Code of Ordinances define as a junk vehicle?
14. What does the City Code of Ordinances define as high grass?
15. What is the ordinance for sign placement and are permits required?
16. Is there an ordinance about parking an RV or camping trailer?
17. How can I request an inspection?
18. Do I need a permit for a retaining wall?
19. What codes does the City currently use?

Economic Development

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1. Where do I find demographic information about Burleson?
2. How can I find out about commercial property and land opportunities in Burleson?

Elections

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1. When is the general election?
2. How do I run for one of the places on the ballot?
3. What are the qualifications to run for City Council?
4. How long are the councilmember terms?
5. How many City Council meetings are there?
6. How do I know if I am a qualified voter of the City of Burleson?
7. How do I register to vote?
8. Can I email or call someone to get all my elections questions answered?

Engineering

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1. How can I find out if a natural gas well permit has been obtained near my property or additional information about gas well drilling within our city limits?
2. What is the Barnett Shale?
3. What can I expect when a company is going to drill in my area?

Environmental Services

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1. How do I dispose of household hazardous waste?
2. How can I view restaurant inspection scores?
3. West Nile Virus - What happens to permethrin in the environment?
4. West Nile Virus - What are the potential human health effects of permethrin exposure?
5. West Nile Virus - Does permethrin pose a cancer risk?
6. West Nile Virus - What can I do to reduce exposure to permethrin during spraying?
7. West Nile Virus - Which mosquito repellents work best?
8. West Nile Virus - Will permethrin harm my pets?
9. West Nile Virus - Can my pet get West Nile Virus?
10. West Nile Virus - Will permethrin harm my livestock?
11. West Nile Virus - Will permethrin harm my fishpond?
12. West Nile Virus - Will permethrin harm my bees?
13. West Nile Virus - Can I swim in my pool after the spraying of permethrin?
14. How can I dispose of unused or expired medications?

Finance

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1. What is the sales tax rate in the City of Burleson?
2. How do I find out information regarding my property taxes?

Fire Department

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1. How do I dispose of hazardous waste materials?

Fire Marshal

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1. What fire code does the City of Burleson presently use?
2. What is the width of fire lanes?
3. Who do I call to set up a fire inspection?

Gas Drilling Information

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1. What is the Barnett Shale?
2. How can I find out if a natural gas well permit has been obtained near my property or additional information about gas well drilling within our City limits?
3. Does the drilling harm the environment?
4. Can someone else own the minerals underneath my property? How can I tell if I own my minerals?
5. How far must a well be from my property or public structures / areas?
6. Will drilling affect the foundation of my house?
7. What emergency plans are in place in case of an accident?
8. Does the City profit when drilling takes place on private property?
9. Can a gas well be placed on my property without my permission?
10. What can I expect when a company is going to drill in my area?
11. Is the City monitoring our water supply due to water usage by the drillers?
12. Who can I call if I have a question or a complaint?
13. Will someone be on the drilling site at all times?

Golf

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1. Does the course offer memberships?
2. Does the course offer lessons?
3. Does the course offer discounts on golf?

Human Resources

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1. Where can I obtain an employment application for the City of Burleson?
2. Will the City of Burleson accept a resume instead of an application?
3. Do I need a resume, or may I attach my resume?
4. Do you interview candidates on the spot?
5. What happens after I submit my application?
6. What is required after the interview to be hired?
7. Do you maintain applications on file?
8. How can I check the status of a position?
9. How many employees does Burleson have?
10. What type of benefits does the City of Burleson offer?
11. Is the City of Burleson Civil Services?
12. Does the City of Burleson take out for Social Security Taxes?

Library

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1. Does the library rent out meeting space?
2. Does the library offer ebooks?
3. How do I get a library card?
4. Do I need a library card to use the computers?
5. Does the library offer free wifi?
6. How much are late fees? What about lost items?
7. How do I request materials from Fort Worth libraries?
8. Does the library offer free GED classes?
9. What is a TexShare card? Can I get one?

Mayor's Youth Council

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1. Who can join the Mayor's Youth Council?
2. When will nomination forms, youth questionnaires, and adult applications be available/ accepted?
3. What exactly does the Mayor's Youth Council do?

Municipal Court

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1. How long do I have to take care of my citation?
2. Can anyone take care of my citation for me?
3. Do I have to have an attorney to represent my case?
4. What forms of payment does the Burleson Municipal Court accept?
5. How much is my citation?

Parks & Recreation

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1. Do I have to be a resident of Burleson to be a member of the BRiCk?
2. What does a membership at the BRiCk include?

Police Department

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1. When do they test the early warning system sirens?
2. What is the curfew in Burleson?
3. When can I be fingerprinted?
4. Is it legal to discharge a firearm (aka shoot a gun) in the City?

Public Works

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1. What hours is the service center open?
2. Where is the service center located?
3. How do I get a recycling bin?
4. How do I get a lid for my recycle bin?
5. How do I dispose of my Christmas tree?

Purchasing

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1. How do I become a registered vendor to do business with the City of Burleson?
2. Is it necessary to register with Public Purchase to do business with the City of Burleson?
3. How do I find out who has been awarded a bid I applied for?

Recycling

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1. Where can I recycle in Burleson?
2. Can I recycle my pizza boxes?
3. What plastics are accepted for recycling?
4. How do I get an additional recycling bin?
5. Can I get a lid for my recycling bin?
6. What if my recycling wasn't picked up on my scheduled day?

Red Light Camera

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1. When did the City implement the Automated Red Light Enforcement Program?
2. Why has the City of Burleson decided to implement the Automated Red Light Enforcement Program?
3. What is a red light running violation?
4. Where are the red light cameras located?
5. Who will receive a Notice of Violation?
6. What is the cost of a violation?
7. What if the light was yellow?
8. What if I am not the driver/owner of the vehicle at the time of the violation?
9. What happens if I ignore the Notice of Violation?
10. Will I receive any points on my driving record for this violation?
11. Will my insurance rates be affected?
12. Is this only a program to generate revenue?
13. Where does the money from the red light violation fee go?
14. What if I was issued a citation from an officer for the same offense?
15. Does a police officer approve the violation?
16. Can I watch the violation on my computer?

Senior Activity Center

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1. How much does it cost to join the Senior Center?
2. What are the hours of operation?
3. What kind of activities are available?

Solid Waste

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1. What is the difference between trash and garbage?
2. What are my garbage collection days?
3. Why did they leave my garbage, leaves, or limbs behind?
4. Does the City credit bills if our garbage isn't picked up?
5. If our pickup day is a holiday, will garbage be picked up the next day?
6. What are the garbage collection holidays?
7. What is the schedule for garbage collection?
8. How do I begin receiving garbage collection service?
9. Where is the nearest landfill?
10. Where is the mulch/compost center? Who can use it?
11. How do I dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW)?
12. What outside companies can/do provide garbage collection service in Burleson?
13. Where can I recycle in Burleson?
14. Can pizza boxes be recycled?
15. When do I put my Special Pick Up items out?
16. What items can I put at the curb for my monthly zone pick up?
17. What items can the crews not pick up?

Street Maintenance

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1. How do I get my street light repaired?
2. Where do I report a pot hole?
3. How do I get our drainage ditch cleaned out?
4. How can I get my street swept?
5. How do I report a tree or shrub that is blocking the view of a stop sign?
6. How do I report a traffic signal that has a bulb out?
7. How do I report low hanging tree limbs that hit passing vehicles?
8. How do I report shrubs that are growing over the public sidewalk, interfering with pedestrian traffic?

Utility Customer Service

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1. Are there any lawn watering restrictions?
2. How is the sewer charge figured?
3. My bill seems high. What can I do?
4. What are my payment options?
5. When is my bill due?
6. Can I change the due date of my bill?

Water & Wastewater

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1. What do I do if I don't have any hot water?
2. What do I do if my sinks and bathtubs are draining very slowly?
3. What do I do if water is coming out of a manhole in the street?
4. What do I do if I can't get water to come out of my kitchen sink, even though I'm getting water in the bathroom?
5. What do I do if smelly water is coming up from my toilets and drains?
6. Is there a charge for turning water off/on for repairs after regular business hours?
7. What phone number do we call for after hour and weekend emergencies?
8. If water is coming out of the meter box does that mean I am being charged for it?
9. What do I do if I don't have any water pressure?

Water & Wastewater - Class Surcharge

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1. Why are some businesses being assessed an additional wastewater charge?
2. What type of business operations will be assessed this surcharge?
3. What City Ordinance governs the surcharge program?
4. What is the anticipated cost?
5. Can a business request to have the strength of its wastewater analyzed?
6. What if multiple businesses have their water feed from the same water meter?
7. Will the surcharge be applied to dedicated irrigation meters?
8. Whom do you contact if you have more questions about this program?

Water Restrictions

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1. Does the City have year-round water restrictions?
2. Why does the City run the sprinklers at Chisenhall Fields and Hidden Creek Golf Course between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.?
3. What is a Landscape Irrigation Variance?
4. If I am on a well, do I have to comply with the water restrictions?
5. Can I water my foundation during Stage 1 Water Restrictions?

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