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1. How do I adopt a dog or cat from the City’s Animal Shelter?
2. How do I get my pet back if it is picked up by Animal Services?
3. How do I report a pet I have found?
4. How do I report a pet I have lost?
5. How do I report an after-hours animal-related emergency?
6. What vaccinations does my pet need?
7. What do I do if I am bitten by a dog or cat?
8. Does my pet need to be registered with the City?

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. What are the submittal requirements for a project?
3. How do I request an inspection?
4. What inspections are typical for a residential project?
5. What inspections are typical for a commercial project?
6. What inspections are typical for a swimming pool?
7. How do I contact someone for questions?

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. What are the submittal requirements for a project?
3. How do I request an inspection?
4. What inspections are typical for a residential project?
5. What inspections are typical for a commercial project?
6. What inspections are typical for a swimming pool?

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1. Who maintains the creeks in Bedford?

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1. What are Bedford's water restrictions?
2. How can I find out about city codes?
3. What are the codes for placement of garbage and recycling bins for collection?
4. Do I need a permit to have a garage sale? Where can I place garage sale signs?
5. Do I need a permit to install a water heater?
6. Do I need a permit to build a storage building or fence?
7. What do I do if I have a common fence and the neighbors do not want to pay their portion to repair or replace it?
8. How do I dispose of tires, anti-freeze and batteries?
9. How do I dispose of old paint?
10. How do I dispose of hazardous material?
11. What is the difference between homeowners association (HOA) regulations and City regulations, and which regulations control?
12. How do I contact someone for questions?

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1. What is Chapter 176 of the Local Government Code?
2. What local government entities are subject to this law?
3. What local government officers are subject to this law?
4. When is an officer required to file a “conflicts disclosure statement”?
5. How does Chapter 176 define a “vendor,” and what does it mean to have a “family relationship” with a vendor?
6. How does Chapter 176 define a “family member” of an officer?
7. To what types of contracts does the law apply?
8. When is a vendor required to file a “conflicts of interest questionnaire”?
9. With whom should the statements and questionnaires be filed?
10. What happens if a statement is not filed?

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1. What is the population of the City of Bedford?
2. What is the average market value of a single-family home in the City of Bedford?
3. What is the per capita income in the City of Bedford?
4. Who are the major employers in the City of Bedford?
5. Where can I find information about the City of Bedford’s tax structure?

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1. I received an ambulance bill in the mail from the Bedford Fire Department, what do I need to do?
2. How do I get a copy of my ambulance bill, report, or patient record?
3. Why have I not received my bill after using Bedford’s Ambulance Service?
4. I have called Emergicon and did not receive the help I needed, who else can I contact??
5. Does Bedford EMS provide non-emergency transport services?
6. What hospitals will Bedford Fire Department EMS transport to?
7. How do I obtain a fire report?
8. Can I have my child's birthday party at a Fire Station?
9. How do I arrange a tour of a Fire Station?
10. Can I dispose of my medical sharps and unwanted medication at the Fire Department?
11. How do I check my smoke detector?
12. What type and how many smoke detectors should I have in my home?
13. Where can I learn more about Carbon Monoxide Detectors?
14. Can I have a small backyard recreational fire or cooking fire on my property?
15. Are fireworks legal in Bedford?
16. What type of fire extinguisher should I have for my home and how do I refill it?
17. Does the Fire Department fill oxygen bottles?
18. Does the Bedford Fire Department give free blood pressure checks?
19. Does the fire department do child car seat installations or inspections?
20. Does the Fire Department fill swimming pools?
21. My child has started several small fire. What can I do to deter him/her from doing this again?
22. Can someone from the Fire Department come to my group to speak about fire safety?
23. Where can someone go to get an interpretation of a Fire Code requirement?
24. How can I report a fire hazard?
25. How do automatic fire sprinklers work and can they be installed in a home?
26. Why does a fire truck respond with the ambulance?
27. Why do we see fire department crews at the store?
28. What should I do when I am driving and an emergency vehicle approaches me?
29. Who do I contact if I have a problem or concern about the service I received?

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1. When will I be contacted about an interview?
2. Why can't I just submit a resume instead of filling out an application?
3. Why do I have to fill out an application for each position that I want to apply for?
4. What does it mean when a job posting has a "closing date"?
5. What does it mean if there is no closing date listed on the application?
6. If typing skills are a job requirement, will I be given a typing test?
7. What are the guidelines for violations on a Texas driver's license with regard to an applicant?
8. Can I follow up with a phone call to the interviewing supervisor to make sure my application was received?
9. How may I submit an application for employment?
10. Will I be notified when the position that I applied for is filled?

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1. What does the City do to combat mosquitoes?

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1. How can I get in touch with a planner to ask general questions?
2. How can I participate in City Public Hearings?
3. How do I find out about pending or active projects in my neighborhood?
4. What can I do with my property?
5. What do I need to know if I want to subdivide or short form plat my property?
6. What is the zoning of my property?

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1. Contact the Police Department?
2. File an Accident Report
3. Obtain a crash report?
4. File a police report?
5. Obtain a police report?
6. File a public information request?
7. Submit a noise complaint?
8. Get my property back?
9. Find out where my car was towed?
10. Submit a traffic complaint?
11. Obtain a solicitor's permit?

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1. Do I need to submit all my documents before testing?
2. How long does the hiring process generally take?
3. May I submit a resume?
4. What types of questions are on the police written examination?
5. Does the Bedford Police Department offer a study guide for the written examination?
6. What can I expect on testing day?
7. What is the attire for the various steps of the hiring process?
8. Are there any age or physical limitations on who can apply to be a police officer?
9. Does the Bedford Police Department have a policy on tattoos and beards?
10. Do I have to live in Bedford to be a Bedford police officer?
11. Do I have to attend a police academy?
12. When is the next police academy?
13. Are there any fees or costs that I would need to pay for attending the academy?
14. What is the police academy like?
15. If I am sent to a Police Academy, is there a minimum service time commitment?
16. Can I be considered if I have used marijuana or other drugs / narcotics in the past?
17. What will happen if I intentionally omit important information or am found to be deceptive in the hiring process regarding my background history?
18. Polygraph/Psychological Exam Info
19. What are the main areas that disqualify applicants?
20. I have been disqualified or was previously disqualified from the hiring process. How long do I need to wait before I can reapply?
21. As an out of state applicant, how many trips will I need to make to Bedford during the hiring process?
22. I am a police officer in another state. What is the process of being licensed in Texas?
23. How many sworn officers does the Bedford Police Department have?
24. I was discharged from the military with a General Discharge Under Honorable Conditions or an Uncharacterized Discharge. Is this acceptable to apply for the Bedford Police Department?
25. Is there any way to skip patrol and go directly into a specialized unit?
26. Does the Bedford Police Department furnish all my uniforms and equipment?
27. Does the Bedford Police Department require my college hours be in Criminal Justice?
28. When do benefits start?
29. What shifts do patrol officers work?
30. What specialized divisions does the Bedford Police Department offer?

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1. What hours are you open?
2. How much is an annual membership?

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1. Why should I have smoke detectors in my home?
2. Where and how do I install smoke detectors?
3. How do I keep my smoke detector working?
4. What if the detector goes off while I’m cooking?
5. What should I do if I have a “hard-wired” smoke detector?

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1. Who do I report debris in the roadway to?
2. Who do I contact on traffic signal issues?
3. How do I report a street light outage?
4. Who do I report damaged, leaning or missing road/street signs to?
5. Where do I report school zone flashing signals not working properly?

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1. When does Teen Court meet?
2. Why choose Teen Court?
3. What do I have to do in Teen Court?
4. Where can I find the jury duty dates?
5. I would like to volunteer and earn community service hours for school. How can I do this?
6. I am an adult and I would like to volunteer. Are there any volunteer opportunities?

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1. Why is the City of Bedford considering outsourcing the operational side of The Center?
2. How would the City be affected financially if it had to operate the Center?
3. Why is the City only considering outsourcing the operations to the YMCA? Are there any other companies that would qualify to operate the Center?
4. What are the rate benefits if the City chose the YMCA to operate the Center?
5. Why are other rec centers able to provide lower rates to their residents than Bedford has proposed for the Center?
6. How would seniors benefit from the City partnering with the YMCA?
7. Would the City still have its senior programs at Old Bedford School?
8. Would any City of Bedford employees be negatively affected by the YMCA operating the Center?
9. How long will the initial operations agreement be for between the City and YMCA?
10. How will the City of Bedford hold the YMCA accountable?
11. If the YMCA operated the Center, it’s understandable the facility will need to have signage with the YMCA brand on it. How will the City of Bedford and YMCA co-brand the Center?
12. What happens if the City no longer wants the YMCA to operate the Center?
13. If the YMCA operates the Center, what would they be responsible for?
14. Who would own the fitness equipment if the YMCA operated the Center?
15. What would happen to the existing YMCA building?
16. How would the YMCA be incentivized to grow the Center’s membership?
17. If any YMCA member is able to use the Center, is there a concern members from outside Bedford would overrun the facility?
18. Would the Center still have day passes for anyone wishing to use the aquatic facilities for a day?
19. Will there be fitness classes with the YMCA operating the facility?
20. Will the community be able to rent rooms at the Center?
21. Will the YMCA be responsible for planning/conducting the City’s special events?

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1. How do I report missed trash/recycling pick up?
2. Is there a bulk trash pickup?
3. Will the City pick up tree limbs and dispose of them for residents?

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1. How do I activate new water service?
2. How do I terminate service?
3. How do you read a water meter?
4. Do you estimate my bill?
5. Why is my bill so high?
6. How can I pay my bill and what information do I need to make a payment?
7. Is there a charge to pay my bill with a credit or debit card?
8. What forms of payment are accepted?
9. How can I print or get a copy of my water bill?
10. Do you offer a discount for senior citizens?
11. Can I receive a discount when I fill my swimming pool?
12. How do I calculate the cost to fill my swimming pool?
13. How is the sewer calculated?
14. How do I avoid termination of my water services?
15. Can I get my water service reconnected after-hours?
16. Does the City provide trash containers?
17. Does the City provide recycling containers?
18. Is there bulk trash pick-up?
19. How do I get rid of hazardous waste?
20. Does the City have a dump?

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1. Can I turn the water off at my meter?
2. Why do I have low water pressure isolated to one faucet?
3. Why does only one of my bathrooms have a strong sewer odor all the time?
4. What can the City do to assist with a sewer backup?
5. Why is there water gushing from a fire hydrant?
6. What hours can I water my lawn?