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1. When is a Building Permit required?
2. What is involved if I wish to obtain a Building Permit?
3. What does the Building Official consider when evaluating my Building Permit application?
4. What kind of inspections may be performed on my building project?
5. Which permits are required by the Fire Commissioner's Office?
6. What do I do if I want to apply for an exception to the Zoning regulations on my building?
7. Where can I obtain a Building Permit Application?
8. What other types of permits are issued by the City of Williams Lake Building Inspection Department?

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1. When is the next election?
2. Where and when can I vote?
3. Do I qualify to vote?
4. Can I still vote if I do not live in the City of Williams Lake boundaries?
5. When will we know who is running for Mayor and Councillors?
6. Can I vote on the Sam Ketcham Pool Referendum?
7. Is my name on the current list of electors?
8. Can I register to vote on election day?
9. Do I need identification to vote?
10. Do you offer curbside voting for persons with disabilities?
11. Can I vote if I am out of town in November?
12. Are mail-in ballots permitted?
13. Do I have to vote for all six (6) Councillor positions on the ballot?
14. Am I qualified to run for office?
15. Do I have to live in the City of Williams Lake to run for office?
16. How to I get nominated?
17. How many nominators do I need to run for office?
18. Where do I get nomination papers and when is the period for filing them?
19. What are the rules for campaign signs?
20. Where can I find information on campaign financing, elector organizations and third party sponsors?
21. Where can I find information on financial disclosure requirements?
22. What is an Elector Organization?
23. What is a Campaign Organizer?
24. Does the public have access to candidates’ nomination documents?
25. What was the voter turnout for past municipal elections in Williams Lake?
26. Who can I contact if I have questions?

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1. How many people does the Gibraltar Room seat?
2. How many tables and chairs do you have?
3. Do you have linens?
4. Why do I have to have a staff person to run the house sound system?

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1. When are taxes due?
2. When can I expect my tax notice?
3. Can I claim my homeowner grant even if I can’t pay my taxes?
4. Why do I have to claim my grant each year?
5. Can I pay my taxes with a credit card?
6. Can I make payments with Interac?
7. Can I pay my taxes on-line through the city’s webpage?
8. Your office hours are not convenient for me, how can I pay my taxes?
9. I forgot to claim my homeowner grant for last year, can I still claim it?
10. Can I make monthly payments on my taxes?

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1. Will my solid waste and recycling be picked up when my collection day lands on a statutory holiday?
2. Why must I have my solid waste carts on the curb before 7:00am on the morning of my collection day? Why can’t I put them on the curb the night before?
3. What is the cost if my carts are lost, broken, or stolen?
4. How do I know which cart is mine if I get them mixed up with the neighbor’s carts?
5. During the winter months, where do I put my cart?
6. What can I put in my recycle cart?
7. Why can’t I put glass in my recycling cart? It is recyclable.
8. Can I get another solid waste or recycling cart if I need more?
9. What if I have a secondary suite in my residence and I want another set of carts?
10. What if I generate more garbage per week than I can put in my garbage or recycling cart?
11. Will the City’s garbage contractor pick up my garbage if the lid is open a little bit?
12. Is my garbage can bear proof?
13. The larger carts are just too big for my needs; are there any smaller sizes of carts that I can get?
14. I am moving to another home in Williams Lake or out of the City completely. What do I do with my solid waste carts?
15. I am moving into a new home in Williams Lake; how do I get a new set of carts?
16. What if I put non-recyclable items into my recycling cart?
17. Can I put anything I want into the garbage cart?

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1. How do I apply?
2. How much time do I need to commit to Junior Council?
3. What will I get from being involved in Junior Council?

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1. Why should I license my dog, it never leaves the yard?
2. Where do my dog license dollars go?
3. What are the benefits of a City of Williams Lake dog license?
4. What are the license fees?
5. How often do I need to renew my license?
6. Where can I obtain a license?

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1. What are the proposed renovations and upgrades to the pool?
2. Why are these upgrades proposed?
3. What benefits are provided by the proposed upgrades?
4. What is the cost of the proposed upgrades?
5. What is the effect on property taxes?
6. Can the current main pool tank just be repaired rather than replaced?
7. Were other options for changes to the pool considered?
8. Will the pool be closed for a long time?
9. When would the project happen?
10. Will there be further public input into design?
11. Will there be an increase in operating cost after the proposed upgrades?
12. How will the project be paid for?
13. What is the area effected by the tax increase?
14. What is the cost of sub-regional recreation taxes now?
15. When is the referendum?
16. What will the referendum question be?
17. Who will be eligible to vote?
18. What happens if the referendum fails?
19. Where can I get more information?
20. Is there grant funding available from the provincial and federal governments for the project?
21. Will the new pools have improved water quality?
22. Are the City and CRD promoting the project?
23. How will cost overruns on the project be avoided?

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1. What kind of equipment for snow and ice control does the city own?
2. Does the city hire contractors for hauling snow?
3. What is the city’s snow budget?
4. Does the city reduce service when the budget is spent?
5. How does the city determine the level of snow removal service?
6. Why can’t the sand particles be smaller or larger?
7. Can we request not to have sanding or salting in our neighborhood?
8. Why can’t the city remove the snow they put in front of my driveway entrance from the plow truck?
9. Why does the city spray liquid on the roads?
10. Why does the city blow snow on my boulevard? Can’t it be hauled away? Do I have to clean up the sand in the spring?
11. Who is responsible for removing snow from sidewalks?
12. May I place the snow from my driveway onto the traveled portion of the street?
13. I am a business owner. What am I supposed to do with snow that has fallen on my property?
14. Why is the snow downtown plowed to the center of the street?
15. I have a question or concern regarding snow and ice control. Who should I contact?
16. What is the city’s winter schedule?
17. Where do I place my solid waste and recycling carts during winter months?