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Administration

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1. Where is City Hall located?
2. Who are my state representatives?
3. How do I get a marriage license?
4. How do I get copies of birth/death certificates?
5. How do I become more involved with the City?
6. What do I need to register to vote in Jackson County?
7. What are the Jackson County election dates for 2009?

City Communications

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1. How can I receive the Blue Springs Magazine?
2. Can my company/organization advertise in the City's magazine?
3. Who can I contact regarding volunteer/outreach opportunites the City offers?

Codes Administration

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1. How soon can I get an inspection?
2. Can trash be put out on the curb?
3. If I receive a violation notice and I corrected the violation what do I do?

Community Development

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1. Where do I go to get the zoning of my property?
2. How long does the development review process take?
3. Does the City of Blue Springs offer Section 8 and/or HUD Public Housing ?
4. Who do I contact about Landlord / Tenant issues?
5. Where can I recycle in Blue Springs?
6. How do I sign up for trash hauling services in Blue Springs?
7. What should I do if I feel I have been discriminated against in finding housing?

CYOU - Bike Patrol Unit

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1. How long has the Bike Patrol Unit been around?
2. What kind of training does it take to become a Bike Officer?
3. What kind of duties does a Bike Officer perform?

CYOU - Boot Camp Leadership Challenge

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1. Who can attend the Leadership Challenge Camp?
2. How much does it cost to attend The Leadership Challenge Camp?
3. How long does the Leadership ChallengeCamp last?

CYOU - Crisis Assistance Program

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1. What does the Crisis Assistance Program offer?
2. What types of issues do the counselors work with?
3. How can I get help from the program?

CYOU - DARE

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1. What does the DARE program consist of?
2. Who presents the DARE program?
3. How can my child participate in the DARE program?

CYOU - National Night Out

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1. Can I help be a part of the National Night Out event?
2. When is National Night Out?

Finance

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1. What is the sales tax rate in Blue Springs?
2. What is the property tax rate in Blue Springs?
3. How do I calculate my property taxes?
4. What is the NID and how is my NID Special Assessment calculated?
5. What is a franchise fee?

GIS - Mapping

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1. What is GIS?
2. What is the difference between GIS and a traditional map?
3. Can I download the data?
4. What projection is the City’s data stored in?
5. Can I purchase a pre-printed map?

Home Page

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1. Where is City Hall located?
2. What are the City’s hours of operation?
3. How can I get a Property Tax Estimate, Quote, or Tax Receipt?
4. How do I obtain a business license?
5. What are the Jackson County election dates for 2011?
6. How do I get copies of birth / death certificates?
7. Where I can I find more information about the Missouri Innovation Park at Blue Springs?

Human Resources

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1. What benefits do City employees receive?
2. How can I find out the status of the position for which I applied?
3. Can a position be applied for which is not currently open?
4. Can the application I completed for a specific position be used for multiple positions?
5. What is the time frame for filling a position after the closing date?
6. If I submitted an application on-line, do I need to also complete a written application?
7. How do I contact LAGERS?
8. How do I file a claim for potential damages against the City?

License Bureau

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1. What information is necessary to renew or replace a driver’s license or photo ID?
2. Can I get a first time/new driver’s license in Blue Springs?
3. What information is necessary to renew my vehicle registration?
4. I didn’t receive my renewal form in the mail; how do I renew my registration?
5. What documents are required to gift a vehicle?
6. What information is needed to register my new/used vehicle?
7. Where can I get forms needed to register my vehicle?

Liquor License

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1. What type of check is needed to obtain a license?
2. If I have not paid taxes in the City before how do I get proof to obtain a license?
3. If I change the name of my business or sell the business can the license be transferred?
4. What or who is the Managing Agent?
5. Must the Managing Agent reside in Missouri?
6. What do I do if I want to upgrade or change my license?
7. What is the difference between a 6-day and 7-day license?

Mayor and City Council

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1. Who is my City Councilman?
2. When and where are Council meetings?
3. Can I watch the City Council meeting on TV?
4. How do I let the Council know what I want them to do about some City legislation or problem?
5. What is an Executive Session?

Municipal Court

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1. Where is the Municipal Court located?
2. Is there a drop box for payments?
3. Does the Municipal Court accept credit card payments?
4. Is there a way to pay for a ticket without appearing in Court?
5. What if I need to change the date of my arraignment or trial?
6. What if I do not appear in Court on the date set for my arraignment or trial?
7. Do I have the right to be represented by an attorney?
8. Does the Municipal Court accept online payments?

Police

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1. What are the qualifications to become a police officer?
2. When are weather sirens tested?
3. Is there a curfew for minors in Blue Springs?

Police - Alarms and Permits

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1. Do I need a permit to have a band in my back yard?
2. Where can I obtain an alarm permit application?
3. When does the special event form have to be turned in by?
4. Do I need a permit to have a parade or block party?

Police - Animal Control Unit

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1. How do I get my animal out of impoundment?
2. Is there a leash law in Blue Springs?
3. Is there an ordinance regarding barking dogs?

Police - Communications Unit

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1. Why does the dispatcher call me back if I dial 9-1-1 by mistake?
2. When I call 9-1-1, does the dispatcher know where I am?
3. What number should I call if I see a crime in progress?

Police - Investigation Unit

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1. Is an investigator assigned to every reported crime?
2. What happens during an investigation?

Police - K-9 Unit

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1. If I see the K-9 out in public, am I able to pet him?
2. Will you make a special appearance?
3. Where is Urich from?

Police - Operations Bureau

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1. How do I reach someone who is in your jail?
2. How can I obtain a release for my impounded vehicle?
3. Where can I park a vehicle for sale?
4. How do I hire an off-duty police officer and how much does it cost?

Police - Professional Standards Bureau

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1. What does C.A.L.E.A. stand for?

Police - Records Unit

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1. What is the cost of a police report, fingerprints, and Liquor ID Card?
2. How do I obtain a Liquor Card?
3. Where are you located?
4. How do I obtain a copy of my police report?

Public Works - Engineering

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1. Whom do I contact about a streetlight that’s not working?
2. How do I obtain traffic information?
3. Whom do I contact about problems with traffic signals?
4. Whom do I contact about problems with silt/mud coming on my property from construction sites?
5. When do I need a street-cut permit?
6. Whom do I contact regarding mortgage insurance requirements and/or floodplain information?
7. How do I obtain information about storm drainage?

Public Works - Streets

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1. What is the City’s snow removal policy and plan?
2. How do I report a pothole?
3. How do I report a down or damaged street sign?
4. Who is responsible for repairing the sidewalk in front of my home or business?
5. Who is responsible for maintaining drainage ways that are on my property?
6. Who do I contact about problems with silt/mud coming on my property from construction sites?

Public Works - Utility

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1. Where does my water come from?
2. Why is my water pressure low?
3. Why did sewage back up in my house?

Revenue/Tax Collection

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1. Can I obtain the total due for my Jackson County property taxes?
2. Can I obtain a copy of my tax receipt at your office?
3. I recently moved from another city/state. What information is required to obtain a personal property tax receipt for my vehicle or other personal property?
4. How do I obtain a City of Blue Springs Liquor Identification Card?

Utility Billing

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1. Where and how can I pay my water bill?
2. I have a question regarding my water bill. Whom can I contact?
3. What is needed to establish new water service?

Vesper Senior Programs

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1. How do I get a listing of daily activities at Vesper Hall?
2. Does Blue Springs offer transportation services for older adults?

Webcast

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1. I can hear the audio but I can’t see anything. What’s wrong?
2. My video player just says...?
3. My video player just shows a green screen, what is going on?
4. The webcast stopped while I was watching it. How can I fix it?
5. The web cast buffers a lot even though I have a high speed connection. Any suggestions?
6. I have all the recommended software installed but I am still unable to view the video, what can I do?
City of Blue Springs
903 West Main Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015

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