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Administration

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1. Who do I call to report a street light not working?
2. Who is my councilmember and how do I contact them?
3. Where do I go to vote?

Airport

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1. How do I arrange for fuel or rent a car?
2. Is there any commercial air service at the Columbus Municipal Airport?
3. How many airplanes are based at the Columbus Municipal Airport?
4. What benefit does the airport bring to Columbus?

Animal Control

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1. How do I license my pet and how much does it cost?
2. How do I report an animal violation?
3. Is there a dog at large law in Columbus?

Aquatic Center

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1. What are your daily fees?
2. When can I start signing up for swim lessons?
3. What are your swimming hours?

Cemeteries

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1. How do I find where a family member or friend is buried?
2. What happens to flowers and decorations placed on graves?
3. How do I purchase a cemetery space?

City Clerk

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1. How do I apply for a handicapped parking permit?
2. When are the City Council meetings held?
3. How do I reserve a shelter in the park?
4. How can I view City Council meetings?
5. How do I address the City Council?

Columbus Area Transit

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1. What does it cost to ride the bus?
2. How do I get a ride?
3. I’m in a wheelchair. Can I ride the bus?

Community Development

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1. Why do I need a building permit?
2. For what work do I need a building permit?
3. What type of work can I do without a building permit?
4. How do I obtain a Building Permit?
5. How long does it take to get a Building Permit?

Consumer Confidence Report

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1. What is a CCR?
2. Are all public water systems required to provide CCRs to their customers?
3. How do renters get water quality information about their drinking water?
4. How do people served by non-community water systems get water quality information about their drinking water?
5. Why does the current CCR contain results from previous calendar years?
6. Why do I get a CCR?
7. Does the annual water quality report indicate there is something wrong with the water, or that it’s unsafe?
8. What do all of these abbreviations mean?
9. Why did my CCR contain information on cryptosporidium?
10. Does my public water system treat the water for cryptosporidium?
11. Should I be concerned about cryptosporidium in my drinking water?
12. What can I do if I am more sensitive to contaminants or more at risk to infections than the general population?
13. Is there a safe level of lead in drinking water for children?
14. Why is the Safe Drinking Water Hotline’s 800 number listed in the report if the Hotline cannot provide local water quality information?

Emergency Management

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1. When is the outdoor warning system tested (Sirens)?
2. Is an “all clear” siren sounded after a tornado warning is issued and it is safe to come out of my shelter?
3. What should I do if a siren does not sound when tested?
4. Why can’t I hear the outdoor warning system (sirens) in my house?
5. I would like to prepare an emergency kit. Where can I find more information?
6. After a storm moves through the area who can I call to report damage?
7. How can I learn what the risks are for my neighborhood?

Engineering

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1. Do I need a sidewalk permit to replace substandard sections of my sidewalk?
2. Am I required to provide storm water and erosion control at my building site, if it is less than one acre?
3. Who is responsible for trees in the right-of-way?
4. Does the Engineering Department do building inspections?

Finance

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1. How do I find out how much is owed on a special assessment for street, water, or sewer districts?
2. How much of my property taxes goes toward the City of Columbus?
3. How do I search for a bill at the Nebraska Legislature?

Fire & Rescue

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1. Is it possible to obtain a burn permit?
2. How do I become a volunteer firefighter?
3. Where do I pay my ambulance bill?
4. What is the Insurance services organization rating for Columbus and the Rural Fire District?

Human Resources

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1. How do I know what jobs are currently open at the City of Columbus?
2. If I have applied for a job, how will I know if the job has been filled?
3. Are there summer jobs available?

Library

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1. How do I use the online catalog?
2. How do I get a library card?
3. How can I get from the Community Center to the Library?
4. How do I know if the library has a certain book or item?

Parks

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1. How do you reserve a shelter?
2. When is an event scheduled in the park?
3. How do I sign up for athletic activities?

Pawnee Plunge Water Park

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1. What are your hours of operation?
2. What are your fees?
3. How does the weather affect the hours of operation?

Police

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1. How long can a vehicle park in the street?
2. Does my child need to ride in a car seat?
3. How do you handle disturbing the peace complaints?
4. How do I register my utility type vehicle (UTV)?
5. What happens to the fine and court costs I pay for my citation?

Public Works

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1. What phone number do I call for after hour and weekend for water or sewer emergencies?
2. What do I do if smelly water is coming up from my toilets and drains?
3. Whom do I contact for garbage collection service in Columbus?

Recycle Center

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1. How do I contact Recycle Monster?
2. Where can I dispose of electronics?

Solid Waste

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1. Does the city provide curbside garbage service?
2. What am I not allowed to dump?
3. What are the costs for disposal?

Streets

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1. How do I report a street light out?
2. How do I report a traffic signal out or stop sign down?
3. How do I report a tree that has fallen down?
4. What happens if there is a snow storm?

Wastewater Treatment

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1. What should not be poured down the drain?
2. Where can I dispose used antifreeze?
3. Where can I dispose my used oil?
4. What is your treatment capacity and what is your average daily flow?
5. How do you dispose of the biosolids?

Water Billing

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1. What are my payment options?
2. What are the rate structures?
3. How often do we bill?
4. Do we hold a deposit?

Water Production

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1. What chemicals does the city add to the water?
2. Why does my water smell like rotten eggs?
3. What is the hardness of my water?

Water Utility Service

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1. Who do I call for a water or sewer emergency? If I have a water leak or sewer backup will the City fix it?
2. How can I tell if I have a water leak in my home or business?