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1. Why do you inspect people's homes?
2. When do you perform these inspections?
3. What does a property inspection entail?
4. Do I have to let you on my property/inside my home?
5. Will my taxes go up if I let you in my house or deny entry?

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1. What kind of building projects require a permit?
2. Why do I have to get a permit to do things on my property?
3. Why do I have to get a building permit?

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1. When will I be paid for services (or goods) sold to the town?

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1. What are the responsibilities of the Member of the Clergy or the Justice of the Peace?
2. What should be done if an out-of-state member of the clergy is to perform the marriage?
3. Is it possible for a layperson to solemnize a wedding?

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1. What is a personal property tax abatement?
2. What grounds may I have to get my assessment abated?
3. How does the application process work?
4. How should I prepare my abatement application?
5. What happens after I submit my application?
6. What if I don't agree with the Board's decision?

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1. When are Site Plan Applications due?
2. Where can I obtain a copy of the Orleans Zoning Bylaws and/or Subdivision Rules and Regulations?
3. Where can I get a plan of my property?
4. Where can I view the FEMA Flood Maps?
5. What are the minimum lot size and frontage requirements in the Residential District?
6. Where can I buy a copy of the Orleans Zoning By-Laws?
7. When does the Site Plan Review Committee meet?
8. When does the Planning Board meet?

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1. How do I obtain a copy of a record?
2. Can I receive a copy of any type of record?
3. What is the cost of a record?
4. How long will it take to obtain the record?
5. How do I obtain copies of photographs?

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1. What is a property tax abatement?
2. What grounds may I have to get my assessment abated?
3. How does the application process work?
4. How should I prepare my abatement application?
5. What happens after I submit my application?
6. What if I don't agree with the Board's decision?

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1. What are your loan periods?
2. Do you offer internet access?
3. Who is in charge of the library?
4. Can I use a library meeting room?
5. Does your library have a book group?
6. How can I request a book which is not in the CLAMS network?
7. Does the library have a microfilm or microfiche reader?
8. May I request items which are not in the CLAMS network?
9. What are your overdue fines?
10. May I reserve library materials by phone?
11. May I renew library materials over the phone?
12. How can I get a library card?
13. How do I get to Snow Library?

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1. Chief Election Official
2. Recording Officer
3. Licensing Officer
4. Registrar of Vital Statistics
5. Public Records Officer

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1. How do I receive email notification of tax bills?
2. I need to change my address for bills. What office do I notify?
3. Why is the mailing address on my bill envelope in Reading, MA?

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1. What is a Tree City?
2. What is your Management Program?
3. What is a Tree Hearing?
4. Can Town Trees be removed?
5. What do I do if I suspect a tree is diseased, damaged or unhealthy?
6. What is a Town Tree?
7. What is a Tree Warden?

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1. Why Do Orleans Residents Need to Change the Way They Dispose of Wastewater?
2. What is Nitrogen and Why Should We Worry About It?
3. How Does Nitrogen from Septic Systems and Lawn Fertilization Get into Our Coastal Waters?
4. How Many Septic Systems Must Be Eliminated?
5. If We Eliminate Septic Systems By Providing A Public Sewer System, Where Does The Nitrogen Go?
6. Doesn't Orleans Already Share A Wastewater Treatment Plant At The Tri-Town Site Near Rt. 6 & 6A?
7. If We Build A New Wastewater Treatment Plant, What Would Happen To The Existing Tri-Town Facility?
8. Is There A Single Best Way To Collect And Treat Orleans' Wastewater?
9. How Will The WMSC Determine Which Plan Is "Best"?
10. How Long Will It Take To Clean Up The Nitrogen Problem?
11. What Happens If We Do Nothing About The Nitrogen Problem?
12. Is There Money To Be Saved By Finding Regional Solutions?
13. How much will the CWMP cost me?

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1. How do I read my water meter?
2. What if I need to reach the water department when the office is closed?
3. What is the hardness of my water?
4. What is the average water usage in the Town of Orleans?
5. What do you test for in my drinking water and where can I get those results?
6. When do you flush the fire hydrants?
7. When are water bills mailed?
8. Why Do We Flush?