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Town of Windsor

Building Inspection

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1. When do you need a permit?
2. What requires a building permit?
3. What is an over-the-counter permit?
4. Do I need a permit to install a spa and hot tub?
5. Do I need a permit to rebuild or build a new deck?
6. When do I need to call for inspections after my permit has been issued?
7. Does dry rot repair require a permit?
8. Can I use the ceiling joist in the garage as a storage area by adding plywood?
9. How long does Plan Check take?

Business License

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1. What is a business license?
2. Who is required to have a Town of Windsor business license?
3. What is the purpose of the business license?
4. How much does it cost to obtain a business license?
5. How long is the business license good for?
6. How are applications reviewed and approved and can conditions be imposed?
7. Do I need a business license if I work out of my home?
8. What if I have more than one business or more than one business location?
9. I just purchased a business. Can I use the business license from the previous owner?
10. Do state-licensed contractors also need a Town of Windsor business license?
11. What happens if I pay late?
12. What happens if I don’t pay at all?

Economic Development

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1. What services do you have available for new businesses?

Election

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1. I would like to run for a Councilmember position
2. When does the nomination period begin?
3. I would like to see the election schedule calendar

Engineering

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1. Do I need a Permit to work in the Town’s right-of-way?
2. Do I need a permit for a debris container for moving?
3. Are there any easement on my property, and if so, am I limited to how I may use that easement area?

Facilities

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1. Do I need to have security guards when renting a facility for an event?

Parks & Rec Comm

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1. How may I contact a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission?

Planning

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1. What is the Zoning and General Plan land use of a property?
2. How do I make a complaint (Zoning Ordinance related)?
3. How high can I build my fence? Is a permit required?
4. What are the typical setback requirements for room additions and accessory structures?

Police

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1. How long can I park a recreational vehicle or boat on the street?
2. How do I get a copy of my police report.?
3. Do I need a permit to solicit door to door?

Public Works

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1. Do I need a Permit to work in the Town’s right of way?
2. Who handles the garbage pick-up in the Town of Windsor?
3. Whom can I call with questions about my water bill?
4. Who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk in front of my house?
5. Why can't I flush unused medications or throw them in the trash?
6. Whom do I contact to get a pothole fixed?
7. What happens to the Town's wastewater after it is treated?
8. What is the schedule for street sweeping?
9. Do I need a permit for a storage container for moving?
10. Are there any easement on my property, and if so, am I limited to how I may use that easement area?
11. How can residents and businesses dispose of hazardous waste?
12. Where can I see a list of Public Works projects currently bidding?
13. Where does the Town’s responsibility end on a water service lateral?
14. How can I request a Public Works Inspection?

Recreation

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1. The recreation guide shows a four-hour session for youth basketball and t-ball on Saturday mornings. Should I expect my child to be present and playing for the whole four hours?
2. Does my child need special shoes or cleats for t-ball or basketball?
3. I want my child to be on the same team as his / her friends. Are team requests possible?
4. I lost my schedule. How can I find out when I play or practice?
5. I want to enroll my child in Camp but we will only be able to attend three of the five days. Can I be pro-rated for this?
6. Do I need to have security guards when renting a facility for an event?

Recycled Water

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1. What is "reclaimed" or "recycled" water?
2. Is recycled water safe?
3. How long has recycled water been in use?
4. What is the Town doing to make sure the recycled water is always safe?
5. How is recycled water treated?
6. Can my children run through the sprinklers in lawn that is watered with recycled water?
7. Can recycled water be used in swimming pools and spas?
8. What happens if we drink it, or my dog does?
9. Does the Town have plans to expand the use of Recycled Water?

Risk Management

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1. What insurance coverage is required from those who wish to do business with the Town of Windsor?
2. How are the requirements and policy limits determined?
3. What if I have more questions?

Street Maintenance

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1. What is the schedule for street sweeping?
2. Who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk in front of my house?

Town Clerk

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1. I would like to add an item to the Town Council agenda
2. When are the Town Council meetings scheduled?
3. Are the Council Meetings televised?
4. I would like to request a copy of a Town Council Meeting.
5. I do not see the Town Council Minutes from last week's agenda
6. Who are the members of the Town Council?
7. I would to request a copy of a public record?
8. Who do I contact to get a copy of my house plan.
9. I would like to view the Public Hearing Notices
10. How do I register to vote?

Town Council

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1. I would like to add an item to the Town Council agenda
2. How do I contact the Town Council?
3. When are the Town Council meetings scheduled?
4. Are the Council Meetings televised?
5. I would like to request a copy of a Town Council Meeting.
6. I would like to run for a Town Council.
7. I would like to be on the distribution list for Town Council Agendas and Minutes?
8. I do not see the Town Council Minutes from last week's agenda

Utility Billing Fees

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1. Why is there a deposit on my Utility account?
2. When and how do I get my deposit back?
3. Why do I have to pay an administrative disconnect fee if my water was not turned off?

Voting Information

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1. How do I register to vote?
2. I would like to see the election schedule calendar

Water Conservation

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1. Who do I contact about leaks or water waste?
2. How long should I water my lawn?
3. I just bought a new clothes washer. Do I qualify for a rebate?
4. I just purchased and installed new toilets. Do I qualify for a rebate?
5. When is the best time of day to water my lawn?
6. How can I tell if I have a leak?
7. A lot of water gets wasted while waiting for the hot water to arrive at my upstairs bathroom faucet and shower. Is there anything I can do?
8. How can I get information about landscape plants that use little or no water?
9. What are the restrictions for participating in the Town's Water Efficient Landscape rebate program?

Water Division

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1. How do I get my water shut off in an emergency?
2. Does the Town of Windsor flouridate the drinking water?
3. Who can I call with questions about my water bill?
4. What is my water pressure?
5. What is the hardness of the water in Windsor?
6. My meter is buried with dirt. How do you read the meter?
7. Can water meters over register or record more water than is actually used?
8. Do I need a water softener?
9. What do I do if I notice a change in my water quality?
10. Where does the Town’s responsibility end on a water service lateral?

Water Reclamation

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1. What happens to the Town's wastewater after it is treated?
2. What is "reclaimed" or "recycled" water?
3. Is recycled water safe?
4. How long has recycled water been in use?
5. Where is recycled water used in Windsor?
6. What is the Town doing to make sure the recycled water is always safe?
7. How is recycled water treated?
8. Why is the Town's partnership in the Geysers beneficial?

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