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1. Who is responsible for assigning addresses?
2. What is the purpose for the City assigning addresses?
3. What is the process for getting an address?
4. Are there standards for addressing?
5. If an existing building does not follow the previously mentioned addressing standards, do I have to change my address to match the standards for new buildings?
6. Who assigns the suite numbers?
7. How are addresses for new suites/units assigned within a series of suite/units
8. I want to change my address, what is the procedure?
9. What are the requirements for posting my address?

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1. Why should I be concerned about cross connection?
2. What is a cross connection?
3. Where are cross connections found?

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1. Where is the Beaverton Central Plant located?
2. Does the Beaverton Central Plant generate power?
3. Why did the City of Beaverton purchase the Beaverton Central Plant?
4. What did the acquisition of the Beaverton Central Plant cost?
5. Will the city build more central plants?
6. How profitable is the plant?
7. Why should the city buy the building housing the Central Plant?

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1. How long does the appointment process take?
2. Will I be contacted if I am not appointed?
3. After an appointment is made, how will the new member be contacted?
4. When can a new member begin their service?
5. Can I apply for more than two boards
6. If I am already serving on a board or commission do I need to reapply?

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1. What is a "brownfield"?
2. Why the interest in redeveloping brownfields?
3. What are the benefits of brownfield redevelopment?
4. Why do some owners leave a brownfield property in its current condition?
5. Does the government provide incentives for brownfield redevelopment?

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1. Do I need a permit to construct or replace a deck?
2. How far from my property line must the deck be (setbacks)?
3. If my deck does not require a permit, must it comply with all of the applicable regulations?
4. My property is located in a subdivision that has covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs). Do I need to show the City that I comply with these CC&Rs?
5. What materials can I use to construct my deck?
6. How is a deck constructed?
7. What type of fasteners should I use?
8. When do I need to put a guardrail on my deck?
9. What are the requirements of a stairway?
10. What is the process for obtaining a permit for a deck?
11. How much are permit fees for a deck?
12. How long does it take to obtain a permit?
13. How long is a permit valid?
14. When is an inspection needed?
15. How long do I have to wait for an inspection?
16. Are there any books available giving instructions on how to build decks?

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1. Who is required to obtain a business license?
2. I am licensed through the State - am I still required to have your license?
3. My business is in my home in Beaverton but all of my work is done outside the City limits - am I required to have a license?
4. How are the City of Beaverton's business license fees calculated - on what basis?
5. Where do I obtain liability insurance and how do I meet bonding requirements?
6. I am a contractor and have hired sub-contractors to complete a job - am I required to include them on my Business license?
7. I want to start a business out of my home, what licensing will I need?
8. I live in Washington County but would like to have a business license - may I apply with your City?
9. Is the Business License a tax for the City of Beaverton?
10. Does the City of Beaverton require solicitation permits?
11. If we have more than one location, is a business license required for each location?
12. What types of businesses are not required to obtain a license?
13. When does a hairdresser have to obtain a license?
14. If I own properties, to rent or lease, is a business license required?
15. My business is beginning in August do I need to buy a full year’s license?
16. How do I measure or record the square footage of business?
17. When can I use a seasonal license?

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1. Since I live in the City of Beaverton, can I receive legal advice regarding personal matters?
2. How do I file a claim against the City?
3. How do I go about making a public records request with the City Attorney’s Office?
4. Where can I find a copy of the Beaverton City Code or City Charter?
5. Would it be possible to speak with the city attorney regarding a traffic ticket I received before my first appearance in court?
6. Would it be possible to speak with the city attorney regarding my being arrested or cited for a misdemeanor crime in the City of Beaverton prior to my first appearance in court?
7. How do I go about rescheduling a court date?
8. Who should I contact about receiving restitution payments?
9. How do I obtain discovery in my Beaverton court case?
10. How do I go about getting my personal property back that was taken by the Beaverton Police Department as evidence in a case?
11. How do I go about getting restitution if I am a victim of a misdemeanor crime in the City of Beaverton?

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1. I was walking within the city limits and suddenly tripped and fell on a raised section of sidewalk, injuring myself. Can I file a claim against the City?
2. I was driving through a road construction area and went over a four-inch drop-off that caused severe damage to my front tires and rims. Can I file a claim against the City?
3. The City's workers just upgraded / replaced my water meter and now all the faucets and showers in my home are plugged up. Can I file a claim?
4. During the night, a water main in front of my house broke and flooded my garage, causing water damage to the walls and tools. Do I file a claim against the City?

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1. How much time should I expect to dedicate to my garden plot?
2. When are gardening hours?
3. When is the gardening season?
4. Are dogs allowed in the community gardens?
5. Are children allowed in the community gardens?
6. When should I start spring preparation and planting?
7. What are the deadlines for summer planting and growing?
8. When is fall harvest and clean-up required?
9. Is my garden plot fee refundable?
10. How is vegetable theft handled?
11. Who is responsible for getting rid of rodents and wild animals in the garden? What can I do to keep them out?
12. Can I use newspaper in my community garden plot?
13. What resources does the city provide?

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1. Will my conviction appear on my driving record?
2. Is there anything I can do to keep a conviction off my driving record?

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1. Does the City have information on what other homeowners have done to make their homes safer?
2. After what year of build date are most homes considered safe because of code requirements for seismic activity?
3. I live in a three story town home. What seismic improvements might it need?
4. If my home has high beamed ceilings, what supports if any is recommended?
5. Should furnaces be attached to the walls like water heaters?
6. Our wood stove sits in the middle of the room and has at least a 10 foot section of pipe to the ceiling. What recommendations are there to better resist earthquakes?
7. How are deck supports upgraded to earthquake standards?
8. Should I worry about trees, Doug firs, near my home in an earthquake?
9. Does Beaverton offer some sort of certification on the work that will be reflected in the property record for the benefit of a future sale?

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1. Who is eligible for CERT training?
2. What will I be trained to do?
3. Where will training be held?

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1. What happens to my garbage?
2. I do not need 32-gallon garbage service every week. Is there another option?
3. Why do we have a franchised collection system?
4. Where can I self-haul garbage or bulky waste?

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1. How do I apply for a position with the City of Beaverton?
2. What happens to my application after I submit it?
3. Does the City of Beaverton have temporary positions?
4. What is the compensation program at the City of Beaverton?
5. Are the employees at the City of Beaverton represented by unions?
6. What employee benefits are offered by the city?

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1. Why is jury service required?
2. Who is eligible to serve as a juror?
3. How long is my term of jury duty?
4. Will I get paid for jury duty?
5. Will I have to come if the case is settled before the day of trial?
6. What if my employer doesn’t want me to serve?
7. Can I change the date that I am required to report?
8. Where is the Municipal Court, and where do I park?
9. What should I bring when I report?
10. When will I get to eat lunch?
11. What if I fail to appear on the day I am summoned?
12. Where do I check in?
13. Where are the restrooms?
14. Can I use a telephone?
15. May I take my cell phone or pager into the courtroom?
16. What kind of case will I hear?
17. Why does the judge have a computer terminal on his/her bench?
18. Will I be chosen for a specific trial?
19. May I investigate or research the case outside of the court?
20. Are there certain rules of court that I need to follow?
21. What are the stages of a typical trial?
22. What should I expect when the jury retires for deliberation?
23. Do I go back into open court?

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1. Do I need a building permit to upgrade or retrofit my home to better resist earthquakes?
2. Even though a permit is not required for the work, can I obtain a building permit to upgrade or retrofit my home to better resist earthquakes, especially if required by my Insurance?
3. If I am going to retrofit all or part of my house to better resist earthquakes, do I have to bring the entire home up tp the current codes for earthquake resistance in effect today?
4. What do I need to obtain a permit?
5. How much does a permit cost?
6. What is the purpose of the permits and codes?
7. Do I have to have a license to do work on my own home?
8. If I use a contractor, why should I use a licensed contractor?
9. If I am having my project done by a licensed contractor, should I rely on my contractor to get the permits?
10. How long does it take to get a permit?
11. Do I have to have my plans drawn by a Professional Designer, Architect, or Engineer?
12. Why do I need inspections? Do I have to pay for these inspections?
13. How do I get an inspection?

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1. Will my taxes increase if my area is annexed?
2. Will my rent increase if my area is annexed?
3. Will my service providers change?
4. Will my children’s school district change? Will they have to attend a different school?
5. Will the zoning on my property change?
6. Will my address change?

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1. How are crimes reported?
2. Why do you map crime?

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1. When is a pre-application conference required?
2. What is the purpose of a pre-application conference?
3. What is the application procedure?
4. How long is the pre-application conference valid?
5. Are pre-application conferences subject to public notice?
6. Who is the staff contact for additional information on pre-application conferences?

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1. The catch basin in my parking lot is full of pine needles, can you unplug it?
2. Who is responsible for cleaning the catch basins in the street in front of my home?
3. Why does water come out of the catch basin when it rains?
4. Somebody dumped oil in the catch basin. What can the City do about it?
5. Can you cover the catch basins so that baby ducklings can't fall in?
6. What does the Wastewater Section do?
7. How are sewer lines maintained?
8. Who maintains the lateral from my home or business?
9. There is a manhole in my backyard. What is it for?
10. What should I do if I see liquid flowing out of a manhole?
11. Is it okay to dump grease down my house drains?
12. Where is the wastewater treated?
13. Is it okay to flush plastic items down the toilet?
14. Is it okay to dump car oil down the sanitary drain system in my house?
15. Is there anything to keep in mind when I landscape my yard?
16. How can I tell if my house is hooked up to the storm drain?
17. I think there is a break in one of the drainage systems in my yard. Can you check it out?
18. Why can't I wash out my painting equipment in the storm drain?
19. Can the City do anything about all the water in my backyard?
20. Where does all the water go?
21. Who is in charge of cleaning up the creeks?
22. Does the City maintain the detention pond in my neighborhood?
23. Who is going to mow this tall grass in the pond by my house?
24. What is storm detention?
25. Can we get some of those storm drain markers for a Boy Scout / Girl Scout troop project?
26. Why aren’t potholes patched immediately?
27. How are streets selected for resurfacing?
28. Why do the road crews always have to do their work during the busiest part of the day?
29. Why don’t they overlay the streets at night?
30. How do I report a burned out streetlight?
31. How do I report a malfunctioning traffic signal?
32. Does the City require a permit for a homeowner or business to remove a tree?
33. Does the City require a permit for a homeowner or business to prune trees?
34. Who is responsible for leaf disposal from street trees?
35. What types of trees can be planted in the public right-of-way?
36. Who is responsible for leaf disposal from street trees?
37. What are the street trees height regulations for providing proper clearance for traffic?
38. Does the City provide insect and disease control for street trees?
39. Does the City have any regulations regarding the planting of street trees?

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1. Does my recycling have to fit inside of my cart?
2. My recycling roll-cart is too large for me. Are there any other options for me?
3. Recycling is picked up every week, why do you want me to set it out only when full?
4. What happens to my recycling?
5. How can we persuade our neighbors to recycle more?
6. I’m recycling everything I can at home—what more can I do?
7. What do I do with used motor oil?
8. Why aren’t more materials recyclable at curbside?
9. What are some common mistakes that people make when recycling?
10. Are businesses required to recycle?
11. What can I do to stop junk mail?

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1. What are some general guidelines for glass collection?
2. Why do I have to separate glass from the rest of my recyclables?

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1. Can metal lids or caps be recycled?
2. Do I need to take labels off of cans?
3. What do I do with paint and stain cans?
4. What do I do with aerosol cans?
5. Can I place my old aluminum screen door or other large metal items at the curb?

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1. What do I do with old appliances?
2. How do I dispose of toasters and other small appliances?
3. How do I get rid of unwanted mattresses?
4. How do I know if something is hazardous waste?
5. What do I do with propane canisters?
6. Where can I recycle electronic equipment?
7. What do I do with used batteries?
8. How do I dispose of tires?
9. What can I do with used oil filters?

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1. Can I compost food waste?
2. Can I compost food scraps at my event in Beaverton?
3. What are the general guidelines for yard debris recycling?

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1. Do we need to remove the thin plastic film used to seal facial tissue boxes?
2. Do I need to remove the plastic windows on envelopes before recycling?
3. Why can’t I recycle frozen food boxes?
4. Can I recycle pizza boxes if they are clean?
5. Can I recycle shredded paper in our recycling roll-cart?
6. Is tape ok on cardboard?
7. Can wrapping paper be recycled?
8. Can I recycle paper cups from restaurants or coffee vendors?

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1. What plastics can I recycle curbside?
2. Can I leave caps on my plastic bottles?
3. Do plastic tubs have to be 100% clean?
4. Are plastic nursery containers (pots, tubs, and flats) recyclable?
5. What can I do with block Styrofoam or packing peanuts?
6. Where can I recycle plastic bags?

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1. Why did the City of Beaverton implement a new rights of way ordinance?
2. What if my company has an active franchise agreement?
3. Who does the ordinance apply to?
4. What is the difference between the annual registration and the 5-yr license?
5. What is the rights of way fee?
6. How is gross revenue defined?
7. What is an attachment fee?
8. What are the important dates to remember?
9. Where can I find a copy of the ordinance and fee resolution?

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1. What does the Wastewater Section do?
2. How are sewer lines maintained?
3. What is this manhole for in my backyard?
4. What should I do if I see liquid flowing out of a manhole?
5. Is it okay to dump grease down my house drains?
6. Where is the wastewater treated?
7. Is it ok to flush plastic items down the toilet?
8. Is it ok to dump car oil down the sanitary drain system in my house?
9. Is there anything to keep in mind when I landscape my yard?

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1. When do I receive my site development permit?
2. When can I schedule a preconstruction meeting?
3. How long does it take to process and issue a site development permit?
4. Can the site development permit review be expedited?
5. Can I apply for a site development permit when I apply for land use approvals?
6. Does the site development permit cover all site plumbing (commercial and multi-family)?
7. If I apply for a building permit is that the same as applying for a site development permit?
8. Can we get an early grading permit?

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1. Do I need a permit? If so, which permit is necessary for my event?
2. What events are exempt?
3. When is a Special Event Permit required?
4. Examples of temporary events requiring Special Event Permits
5. When is a Temporary Use Permit required?
6. Examples of temporary events requiring Temporary Use Permits:
7. How long does it take to get a permit?
8. What details will I be asked for on the Special Event Permit Application?
9. What details will I be asked to provide for the Temporary Use Permit?
10. How can I check on the status of my permit? Will I be notified when my permit is approved?

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1. Are all vacant buildings of concern?
2. Why should neighbors be concerned if a building is vacant?
3. How do I report a foreclosed property?

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1. Supervision in the Community after Prison or Jail:
2. How long will an offender be on supervision?
3. Can a victim give advice on the conditions of supervision?
4. What happens if the offender refuses to do what he / she is supposed to do?
5. Can I meet with the offender?
6. Who do I talk to about a concern or request more information?
7. What if the offender keeps harassing me - or I see him / her violating parole or probation?

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1. Can I compost food waste?
2. What are the general guidelines for yard debris recycling?
3. Where can I purchase a compost bin?