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1. What is a revaluation?
2. What happens during a revaluation?
3. Why is a valuation update needed?
4. Will a valuation update increase my taxes?
5. How will I know if my assessment is equitable?
6. If I disagree with my assessment after a hearing, what are my options?
7. What is a valuation update?
8. What is an informal hearing?
9. Why did the change in my land value differ from the change in my building value?
10. Will a revaluation increase taxes?
11. What is market value and who determines my property value?
12. Will someone be coming to inspect my house?

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1. What’s the broader vision of the RiverWalk project?
2. Can we visit the site?
3. How do we get more information about the RiverWalk?

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1. My pet got loose and hasn’t come back, what do I do now?
2. My dog / myself got bit by another dog, do I need to do anything?
3. My neighbors 'dog keeps coming on my property, how do I address this?
4. I saw a fox / coyote near my house, should I be concerned?

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1. What is stormwater pollution?
2. What is the City doing to help?

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1. Am I a regulated facility?
2. What are my responsibilities?
3. What if I choose not to register by June 30?
4. How do I find out more about my responsibilities?

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1. What is the Maine Freedom of Access Act?
2. What is a public record?
3. What is a FOAA request?
4. Does the FOAA request have to be in writing?
5. What should my FOAA request say or include?
6. Who should I send my FOAA request to within the City?
7. Does the City have to acknowledge receipt of my request?
8. Is the City authorized to ask me for clarification concerning my request?
9. Does an City have to estimate how long it will take to respond to my request?
10. In what form can I expect the records to be in response to my FOAA request?
11. Can I be charged for the FOAA Request?
12. Is the City subject to penalties for failure to comply with the Freedom of Access Act?

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1. What is General Assistance?
2. Where does the money come from?
3. Do I have to be a Biddeford resident?
4. How can I apply?
5. What if I have an emergency and City Hall is closed?
6. How long does it take to apply?
7. What information will I need when I apply?
8. Is the information I give on my application kept confidential?
9. If I receive Food Stamps, TANF, Social Security, Veterans Benefits, Unemployment or Worker’s Compensation am I still able to receive General Assistance?
10. When will I get help?
11. How much assistance can I get?
12. Will General Assistance pay security deposits?
13. If I am eligible will I get cash or a check?
14. How long can I continue to get help?
15. What would cause me to be ineligible or disqualified from the General Assistance Program?

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1. Why is the City dealing with parking changes anyways?
2. Where is the parking demand coming from?
3. Now that I have an understanding of the reasons why the City is dealing with the parking issue, can you explain to me what goals are driving these changes?
4. Please explain how the parking program will achieve these goals?
5. How are changes in the downtown impacting the general property taxes in the community?
6. How is the increased demand for parking impacting the downtown?
7. Why isn't it the plan to let the people that have been long term tenants and taxpayers continue to park for free and have the new people causing the demand pay?
8. I heard that in the past the City has given out parking waivers through the Planning Board review process. Is this the reason for the parking challenges?
9. If my project received a waiver, does it mean that I should continue to get ‘free’ parking?
10. Will the Planning Board continue to issue parking waivers for new projects?
11. I am a property taxpayer in the community that seldom comes into the downtown. Why should I care about this issue at all?
12. How will these parking changes affect my taxes?
13. What will parking revenues be used for?
14. How did you take the opinions of residents into consideration in the process of designing a new parking program for the downtown?
15. How were these changes communicated to residents and business owners?
16. Is there a process in place for adjusting parking policy to respond to citizen concerns?
17. What if I just need to park for a few minutes to pick up my takeout order?
18. Who can I contact if I still have questions?

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1. Will the trash and recycling be collected on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2018?
2. What is the program?
3. Who is included in your new program?
4. What makes commercial apartment properties grandfathered?
5. How does the program work?
6. When can I put my containers out for collection?
7. What goes into the containers?
8. What does not go into the containers?
9. What happens if my property lost its grandfathered status?
10. Can I place the orange Pay as You Throw (PAYT) bags into my old trash container for collection?
11. Can I use a plastic bag to place my recycling items in the blue recycling container?
12. Can I use a plastic bag to place trash in my green trash container?
13. I have an additional question or comment - what should I do?

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1. Does the city have a specific budget?
2. What happens if the City does not receive three bids?

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1. Is it true that smoke detectors have a life expectancy?
2. How many smoke detectors do I need in my house? I live in a 30 by 40 single-story ranch.
3. Where should I install my smoke detector?
4. My smoke detector started sounding an alarm the other day even though there was no smoke and I had just changed the battery a few weeks before. Is my smoke detector still good?
5. Is it true that there are smoke detectors that you don’t need to change the battery every year?
6. How often should I test my smoke detector?
7. Do you really need to change the smoke detector’s batteries every time you change the clock? My smoke detector chirps when the battery needs to be replaced.
8. Are there different types of smoke detectors on the market? Are some better than others?
9. My smoke detector is always sounding a false alarm whenever I cook. I know I shouldn’t disconnect the batteries, but how about putting a plastic shower cap over it?
10. Do I need a carbon monoxide detector?
11. Where should carbon monoxide detectors be placed?

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1. What time does city hall open?
2. What is the best color?
3. what is this?