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1. What is ALERT Pinellas and why is it important?
2. Am I already included in the ALERT Pinellas database?
3. Do I need to create my own account?
4. Can I change my options?
5. How do they notifications work?
6. What agencies will send notifications?
7. When will ALERT Pinellas be used?
8. Why do I need ALERT Pinellas when I have TV to keep me informed?
9. What if my phone number or email address changes?
10. How will I recognize an ALERT Pinellas message?
11. What should I do if I receive an ALERT Pinellas message?
12. If I have a cordless phone, it does not work when the power goes out. How am I going to get the ALERT Pinellas message?
13. Will ALERT Pinellas leave a message on a machine?
14. What circumstances might prohibit ALERT Pinellas from delivering a message to me?
15. If a notification is sent out, is it guaranteed I will receive it if I register?
16. Will ALERT Pinellas cost me anything?
17. Do I need to install software on my phone?
18. If I registered with ALERT Pinellas or a previous Emergency Notification System, do I need to register again?

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1. Who is eligible to participate?
2. Will I still receive a monthly utility bill?
3. When will the automatic payments begin?
4. What if I don’t agree with the amount on my statement?
5. Is there a charge for the automatic bank draft service?
6. Can I pay automatically by credit card?
7. What if I wish to change my automatic payment method?
8. Is my bank information safe and secure?
9. What if my automatic bank draft is rejected?
10. How do I stop participating in the Automatic Bank Draft Program?
11. Who do I contact with questions or for more information?

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1. What about businesses
2. Why are Precautionary Boil Water Notices issued?
3. Is Eastlake Woodlands or Hillsborough County affected?
4. How long should water be boiled?
5. What if I accidentally drank tap water before I learned about the Precautionary Boil Water Notice?
6. Should I use bottled water?
7. Can I wash my hands in tap water during the notice period?
8. Can I brush my teeth?
9. Can I take a shower?
10. Is it okay to bathe my toddler/child?
11. What about washing dishes?
12. Can I use tap water for making coffee, tea, lemonade, baby formula, frozen juice, or other beverages?
13. Can I use my ice maker during the notice?
14. Does a water filter or a water softener system protect me?
15. Should I take the same precautions for my pets?
16. Can I use tap water to water my grass or garden?
17. If the street next to my street is under a Precautionary Boil Water Notice, will the same precautions apply to me?
18. When will the Precautionary Boil Water Notice be lifted?
19. Why didn’t I hear about this on the news?
20. How is the public notified?

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1. When must I obtain a building permit?
2. Why is Pinellas County doing City of Oldsmar inspections?
3. How do I apply for a building permit?
4. How do I schedule an inspection?
5. How long is a building permit good for?
6. Must I get a permit for a minor repair?
7. Do all building permit applications require submission of a set of plans?
8. How much does it cost for a building permit?
9. Can I do any construction work myself?
10. How do I select a contractor?
11. What happens if my project is in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)?
12. Why do I need a permit to install a fence?
13. How do I register with the city as a contractor?
14. How long does it take to get a permit?
15. Why do I have to fill out so many forms to pull a permit?
16. Can a homeowner pull their own permit?
17. Can a landlord pull his own permit?
18. What is a variance?
19. What is a setback?
20. What is an easement?
21. Do I need a permit to have a garage sale?

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1. What are the services and responsibilities of the City Manager?
2. How is the City Manager appointed and how long does he/she serve?
3. If I have a problem, whom do I contact?

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1. What is considered a “nuisance”?
2. Who maintains the area between the sidewalk and the street?
3. My neighbor has an unlicensed car parked in the driveway. What can be done?
4. The neighbor’s dog is barking, what can I do?
5. What is the leash law for my pet in the city?
6. Can I bring my dog to the beach or park?
7. How many cats and dogs can I have?
8. My neighbors are having a party and being extremely loud. Who do I call?
9. Can I store a boat or recreational vehicle at my house?
10. Do I need a permit for a block party?
11. Why did i get a parking ticket from the city? I have always parked in that area and have not had any problems before.
12. What areas of the city are subject to parking tickets?
13. How do I fight/contest a parking ticket?
14. Why can't I pay for my parking ticket at City Hall?
15. I have a Handicap Placard, why did I get a parking ticket for illegally parking in a handicap spot?

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1. What is a Community Redevelopment Agency?
2. What is a Community Redevelopment Area or District?
3. What is a Community Redevelopment Plan?
4. What is Tax Increment Financing?

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1. What is the hardness of the water?
2. Do I still need a water softener?
3. Should I be concerned about lead?

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1. How do I report an emergency where I need the Fire Department, an ambulance, or the Sheriff’s Department?
2. When a call is made to 911, how long before emergency help arrives?
3. If Oldsmar Fire Rescue units are on a call and another 911 call is received, who responds?
4. Why do an Oldsmar fire truck and a Sunstar ambulance respond to medical calls?
5. When I was transported to the hospital, why wasn't I taken to the hospital of my choice?
6. How do the firefighters know when they have an emergency call?
7. How many people work for the City of Oldsmar Fire Rescue?
8. What type of education or certification is needed to become an Oldsmar firefighter?
9. Does the fire department have any volunteer firefighting opportunities?
10. Is it possible to get a tour of the fire station and see the fire trucks?
11. Will you inspect my fire extinguisher?
12. Does the Fire Department offer any public education courses such as CPR?
13. Do you inspect the installation of baby car safety seats?
14. Does the Fire Department do home fire safety inspections?
15. What is the city's ISO Public Protection Classification?

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1. What types of programs or special events does the city offer?
2. What is a rec card? How do I get one?
3. Do any of the parks have parking fees?
4. How do I sign up for an activity or program?
5. Why are there 2 sets of rates for programs?
6. Is alcohol permitted in parks?
7. Are pets permitted in the parks?
8. What forms of payment do you accept?
9. What is the best way to stay up-to-date with new program offerings and events?
10. Why am I not considered a resident of the City of Oldsmar if I live in East Lake Woodlands?
11. When is the Spray Park open?
12. Do I need a reservation to use a picnic shelter at one of the parks? How do I get one?
13. Are programs open to non-residents?

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1. When are site plan, variance, and conditional use applications due?
2. When will my application be heard before a board?
3. Do I need to submit an electronic copy of Planning application packets?
4. What is the zoning designation for my property?
5. Where can I view the Oldsmar Land Development Code, Code of Ordinances and the Town Center Development Code?
6. I would like to annex my property into the City of Oldsmar.
7. Where can I view the city's Comprehensive Plan?
8. What is the Town Center?

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1. Who may borrow?
2. How may funds be used?
3. What is the percentage of guarantee?
4. What are the loan amounts?
5. What are the loan terms?
6. What are the interest rates?
7. Is collateral required?
8. Annual renewal fee?
9. Where should applications be filed?