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1. How do I know if I need a building permit?
2. What is the cost for a building permit?
3. How do I schedule a building inspection?
4. How do I schedule an electrical inspection?
5. Can I do my own plumbing and electrical repairs or improvements?

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1. What will happen to the vacant property near my home?
2. What is a homeowner’s association?
3. How are private covenants enforced?
4. Does the City provide a warranty for work done by builders and developers?
5. How can I learn more about easements on my property?
6. How do I know if my street is public or private?
7. How can I be good steward to the pond or wetland by my home?

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1. Where do I store my trash and recycling containers?
2. What can be done about tall grass and/or weeds in a neighbor's yard?
3. What can be done about a junk vehicle?
4. Where should recreational vehicles be parked?
5. How do I let the City know about an issue with property near me?
6. How do I make a complaint about an animal?

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1. Are council and commission meetings open to the public?
2. Can members of the audience speak at meetings?
3. What is the difference between an ordinance and a resolution?
4. What is Oakdale's governmental structure?
5. What are consensus motions on City Council agendas?

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1. Can I tour the fire station?
2. How do I become a volunteer firefighter?
3. What are the rules for backyard fires?
4. How do I pay my ambulance bill?
5. Can I have a grill on my deck or patio?
6. What should I know about the fire hydrant in my yard?
7. Does the fire department check blood pressure?
8. Does the fire department check child safety seats?
9. Does the fire department refill or dispose of fire extinguishers?
10. What are the false alarm charges?
11. How do I get a burning permit?

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1. Where do I store my trash and recycling containers?
2. What are the rules for having a backyard fire?
3. What are my utility bill payment options?
4. How do I stop receiving free newspapers?
5. What can go in my recycling container?
6. Where is the dog park located?
7. How do I register for programs and activities?
8. How do I contact the Oakdale Police after hours?

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1. How do I stop sales people from knocking on my door?
2. How do I know if a solicitor is licensed?
3. How do I know if a tree services company is licensed to perform work in Oakdale?
4. Is my business required to be licensed by Oakdale?
5. How do I report a solicitor not licensed by Oakdale?

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1. What is a nuisance tree?
2. What is a boundary tree?
3. Who owns a boundary tree?
4. How do I locate the boundary lines for my property?
5. What can I do if the roots or branches from my neighbor’s tree encroach into my yard?
6. What is self-help?
7. What are the consequences of trespassing to cut down my neighbor’s tree?
8. What can I do about branches, leaves, fruit, and other debris from my neighbor’s tree?
9. Who owns the fruit on the branches of my neighbor’s tree that hang into my yard?
10. My neighbors cut down their tree that shaded my yard. Do I have any recourse?
11. Where should I go to seek legal help, if needed?

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1. Where is the dog park located?
2. What are the hours of the dog park?
3. What are the rules for the dog park?
4. Is a permit required to use the dog park?
5. Why is the dog park fence only four feet high?

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1. How many dogs and cats can I have?
2. Where do I call about a dog that won't stop barking?
3. Does Oakdale have an off-leash park for dogs?
4. My neighbor feeds deer. Is that allowed?
5. Can I raise chickens in my backyard?
6. What are the Mutt Mitt dispensers I see in parks?

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1. How do I contact the police after hours?
2. My vehicle was impounded. How do I reclaim it?
3. Where do I pay a ticket?
4. How do I request a police report?
5. Does the police department offer fingerprinting?
6. What are Oakdale's curfew regulations?
7. What are false alarm charges?

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1. Does the city really give away trees every year?
2. What is the hardness of Oakdale's water?
3. How do I request a traffic sign?
4. How do I apply for a right-of-way permit?
5. What are the winter parking regulations?

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1. How do I register for programs and activities?
2. Where do I sign up for Oakdale Recreation's ebrochure?
3. When is the Eder One-Room School House open?
4. I need to cancel my registration. Will I get a refund?
5. I would like to teach a class. Who do I contact?
6. Is there financial assistance offered for recreation programs?
7. Is there an archery range in Oakdale?

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1. When is a rental license required?
2. I sold or moved back into my rental home, how do I notify the City?
3. How do I apply for a rental license?
4. How long is a rental license valid?
5. When are rental inspections scheduled?

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1. At what point and at what time do snowplowing operations begin?
2. Does the city plow all roadways located in Oakdale?
3. Why do some streets get plowed sooner than others?
4. What is the priority for plowing the city’s sidewalks, trails and ice rinks?
5. Why do residents living on cul-de-sacs seem to get more snow than others?
6. Why does the snowplow come back and fill in my driveway after I’ve already cleaned it?
7. Does the city plow out fire hydrants?
8. Does the city plow around recycling containers and garbage cans?
9. Does the city repair mailboxes that are damaged?
10. Does the city repair damage that occurs near the edge of the street?
11. Can I push my excess snow into or across the street?

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1. What are special assessments?
2. What are my payment options for special assessments?
3. How is my assessment amount determined?
4. What is an assessment hearing?
5. Is there a way to defer my assessment due to hardship?

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1. When is my utility bill due?
2. What are my utility bill payment options?
3. Can I get my bill emailed to me?
4. What if I didn't get my bill?
5. Why is my bill so high?
6. What is the graph at the bottom of my bill mean?
7. How is the sewer usage charge calculated?
8. Why am I getting billed for street lights when I don't have any on my street?
9. What is the MN Testing Fee that is listed on my bill?

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1. How does the radio read device work?
2. Where is my water meter located?
3. What does my meter look like?
4. What if there is a leak at the meter?
5. Is it ok to cover up the meter?
6. Is there any special care or maintenance that I need to do to my meter?
7. How accurate are the readings from the radio transmitter?
8. How often will you read my meter?
9. What if I need a meter reading between regular readings?
10. What if I disagree with the reading?
11. How secure is the data/information that is transmitted?
12. Is there anything hazardous inside the equipment?
13. Will the radio transmitter interfere with my television, cordless phone, or pacemaker?
14. Does this system use a land phone line to monitor and transmit the reading?
15. Is this system monitoring how many people are in my house?
16. Are there any health hazards associated with this kind of technology?
17. Where can I find out more information on the water meters?