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1. What is an assessment?
2. What is the fair market value and who determines it?
3. What guidelines must the assessor follow?
4. How is the tax rate established?
5. Whom do I contact if I have questions about my assessment?
6. How can I determine if my assessment is fair?

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1. If hearings are being held, how do I prepare for one?
2. What is an informal hearing?
3. How will I know if a change was made to my assessment after my hearing?
4. If I disagree with my assessment after a hearing, what are my options?

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1. Will my assessment go up if I repair my property?
2. How can my assessment change when I haven't done anything to my property?
3. Do all assessments change at the same rate?
4. Will the person who inspects my property be able to tell me my new assessment?
5. Nobody inspected the inside of my home, so how could you reassess it?
6. I’ve heard you develop values by computer. Is this correct?

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1. What is a revaluation?
2. What happens during a revaluation?
3. Why did my land value change differently than my building value?
4. Will a revaluation increase taxes?

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1. What is market value and who determines my property value?
2. Will all property values change?
3. What is market value?
4. I have recently built my home. Will the actual construction costs be considered?
5. What will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?
6. What sales did you compare to my home to arrive at my value?
7. What if there hasn't been a recent arm's length sale of my property?
8. What if there are no reasonably comparable sales?
9. I’ve heard you develop values by computer. Is this correct?

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1. What is the Collect Required Physical Data phase?
2. What is the Collect / Verify Specific Market data phase?
3. What are the quality control procedures?
4. What is analysis?
5. What is Field Review and Value Correlation?
6. What are Informal Hearings?
7. What is the Project Completion phase?

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1. Why building codes?
2. When does the law apply?
3. What's required for a permit?
4. What should I do after I get my permit?

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1. What Inspections do I need?
2. Do the Inspectors have a cell phone to contact them?

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1. Why am I required to get an account before using the system?
2. How secure is my information?
3. When is a permit required?
4. What are the fees associated with getting a permit?
5. Does it cost extra to apply online?
6. Who may apply for a permit?
7. Who can do the work?
8. How long will it take for me to get a permit?
9. Why should I get a permit?
10. How do I submit plans or other documents as part of my permit application?
11. How was this system developed and paid for?
12. What do I need to obtain a permit?

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1. When is a permit required?
2. What are the permit fees?
3. How long will it take to get a Permit?
4. Why do I need a Permit?
5. Do the Inspectors have a cell phone to contact them?
6. Do I need a permit to build a fence?
7. Where can I get a copy of my plot plan?
8. If I build or purchase a shed do I need a permit?
9. Do I need a permit to install a pool ?
10. Do I need a permit to install a deck?
11. Do I need a permit to replace my windows?
12. Do I need a permit for a pellet/wood/coal stove?
13. Do I need a permit for a Gas Fireplace?
14. Who is responsible for obtaining a permit?
15. Why should I hire a licensed contractor?
16. Do I need a permit to convert my basement to a spare room?
17. What permits require the installation of smoke/carbon monoxide detectors?
18. What codes are used by the Town of Newington?
19. Do I need a permit to install a generator?

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1. I’m planning to reconstruct my driveway. Do I need a permit from the town?
2. I'm reconstructing my driveway, where do I get a permit?
3. Do I need to submit an Inland Wetlands application even if the construction activities are outside of the wetlands?
4. I have a sump pump in my basement. Can I tie it in to the catch basin in front of my house?
5. I am planning on installing a fence around my property. How close to the property line can I place the fence?

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1. The streetlight in front of my home is out. Will the town come out to fix it?
2. Can the town come out to survey my property for me?
3. Can the Town Engineer come over to inspect a home I am planning to purchase in Newington?
4. My neighbor's trees and bushes overhang my property line. Can the town order him to trim them back to the property line?
5. My sewer line is backing up. Can the town clean up the mess and fix the problem?

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1. What is the size of the Town’s budget?
2. What is the town’s mill rate?
3. What is the Towns credit rating?
4. What is the total amount of general obligation bonds outstanding?
5. How much does the town pay out annually in debt service for these bonds?
6. What is the Town’s tax collection rate?
7. How much does the Town pay to the Metropolitan District Commission for sewer services?
8. How much money does the Town receive from the State of Connecticut?
9. How much is the budget of the Board of Education and what percent is it of the total budget?
10. When will the Town audit be available?

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1. How do I join the Newington Volunteer Fire Department?

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1. What is required to do blasting?
2. How can I file a blasting complaint?
3. Can I burn leaves or brush?
4. Do I need a permit to remove an underground fuel tank?

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1. How do I obtain a lanfill permit?
2. What do I do with...?
3. How do I schedule a bulk collection?
4. How do I schedule a scrap metal pick up
5. How do I obtain a second trash container?
6. How do I recycle light bulbs?
7. How do I dispose of excess paint?

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1. What programs/services are available for youth, adults, elderly and families?
2. Can you assist with emergency financial needs: housing, utilities, food, medical, etc?
3. What are the days and hours of operation for the Food Bank and clothing closet?
4. How do I know if I am eligible for assistance?
5. Where can I find available affordable housing?
6. I am having conflict with my landlord, what do I do?
7. I think my elderly parent(s) is at risk. What can I do?
8. Do you offer counseling services?
9. Do you accept donations?
10. Do you offer volunteer, community service or college field placements?
11. What activities are available for Newington Youth?
12. What is the Newington Challenge Course & Outdoor Education Center?

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1. What is ask a question by email?
2. What kinds of questions do we answer?
3. When will you receive a response?
4. Who answers your questions?

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1. What is Freegal?
2. I am unable to login when I enter my card number. What should I do?
3. How much music is on this site?
4. How many songs can I download?
5. How will I know how many downloads I've used?
6. How do I download a song?
7. Why won't my phone or iPad store Freegal music download?
8. Will the songs downloaded work on the iPod or iPad?
9. Can I download a whole album?
10. What is the song sample?
11. What are the different ways to search for a song or artist?

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1. How many titles can I check out?
2. How do I know how many titles I have left this month to check out?
3. Do I have to return my titles? Are there overdue fines?
4. Can I use Hoopla in the library?
5. Can I view titles offline?
6. How do I stream movies wirelessly from my Windows computer or device?

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1. How will my personal information be used?
2. Does my gift really make a difference?
3. What are the tax benefits of making a gift?
4. What kinds of gifts match my goals?
5. What can I expect as a donor?
6. Does the Board of Trustees have a Gift Acceptance Policy?
7. Is there a Donor Naming Policy?
8. How do I mail a donation?
9. What if I'm still not sure what to do?

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1. How do I get a pass?
2. When can I pick up my pass?
3. Are there any limits or penalties?
4. When does the pass need to be returned?
5. What does the pass allow me to do?
6. May I borrow a pass on a day that the Library is closed?
7. How do I cancel a reservation?

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1. Will these courses transfer as college credit?
2. Will these courses give me a diploma, degree, or a license?
3. Is this course recognized by my state or country?
4. What are CEUs?
5. Is Universal Class an approved IACET Authorized Provider?
6. Is there an instructor available to answer questions?
7. How many hours will it take to complete a course?
8. How long do I have to complete a course?
9. What happens if I need more time to complete a course?
10. Do I need to buy any textbooks?
11. Do you have a demo class I can try?
12. What are the technical requirements?
13. What does it mean by instructor-led?
14. When does a class start and end?
15. I just enrolled in a class, now what do I do?
16. Can I email the instructor my questions?
17. How do I submit assignments?
18. Do I get a grade for the course?
19. When do test score data become available?
20. How do I stop receiving the emails when I leave a class?
21. When will my CEUs be available?
22. How long are student records maintained?
23. What does self-paced mean?

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1. What Is Wowbrary?
2. What does the Wowbrary Email Look Like?
3. How Can You Sign Up?
4. What happens if my email changes?

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1. How do I register for a program?
2. How do I know if my program will be cancelled due to inclement weather?
3. When are your Program Guides published?
4. What if I have an idea for a program?
5. How do I reserve a facility?
6. Who takes care of the town trees?
7. When will my tree be cut down?
8. How do I find out when a specific site will be mowed…or who do I call about grass / brush on the side of the road?
9. Who do I talk to about buying a cemetery plot?
10. When will my ball field be ready to play on?
11. How long does it take to receive a refund?
12. How old do you have to be to work for the Parks and Recreation Department?
13. When do you accept applications?

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1. Can I bring flowers to the cemetery?
2. Can I plant anything that is permanent?
3. May I place a flag at the grave-site?
4. May I place items at the grave-site?

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1. How can I obtain copies of police reports?
2. How do I register a dog in town?
3. How do I make a record check for an individual?
4. What is the process for getting fingerprinted?
5. How do I obtain an application for carrying a handgun?
6. What should I do if I am stopped by the police?
7. What is a School Resource Officer (SRO)?
8. How do I obtain a vendor permit?
9. How do I obtain a tag sale permit?
10. What are the rules for having a Block Party?
11. How do I apply for a Police Department position?
12. How do I apply to become a Police Officer?

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1. What is Neighborhood Block Watch?
2. Who can participate?
3. If I'm interested, what are the next steps?
4. What happens at the meeting?
5. What are the Neighborhood Block Watch Requirements?
6. What is a Block Captain?
7. What about the Neighborhood Block Watch (NBW) signs?
8. What are some communication and meeting topics?
9. What other groups are doing?
10. Who is the police department liaison?

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1. What does single stream recycling mean for you?
2. How does Newington benefit from single stream recycling?

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1. Why did Newington changing the recycling collection?
2. Will there be any change in my household trash collection (green container)?
3. Which container is for recycling and which one is for trash?
4. What material should be placed in your blue recycling container?
5. What happens if I put my container out on the wrong week?
6. Do I still need to separate recyclables?
7. What about leaves, grass, and yard waste?
8. Can I use the blue recycling container for excess trash?
9. Who should I contact if I have further questions?

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1. How do I register to vote?
2. Am I on the Newington voting list?
3. Where do I vote? What is my voting district?
4. Who handles absentee balloting in my town?
5. What happens if I am not on the list of registered voters at the polling place?
6. What is Election Day Registration?
7. Do I have to re-register if I move or change my name?
8. Does the photo ID need to have the address printed on it?
9. My new driver's license indicates that it is not for federal identification. May I use it as identification at the polling place?
10. How do I get my name removed for the voter list?
11. Can I vote in the next primary?
12. How was I selected for jury duty?
13. How do I become a poll worker?

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1. When are taxes due and what time frame does it cover?
2. What type of payment can be made?
3. What if I did not receive all my tax bills or no longer own the property?
4. What if I receive a bill and my bank or Mortgage Company pays the taxes?
5. What if I cannot pay the tax in full when it is due and will I still have to pay interest?
6. What if I received a bill for a car I no longer own or have moved out of state?
7. What if I moved to another town in Connecticut?
8. What if I sold my business or are no longer in business?
9. Where do I pay the taxes?
10. Are there programs for elderly residents?
11. Are there programs for Veterans or people in the military?

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1. Who is Eligible to Become a Member?
2. How Do I Become a Member?

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1. How do I find the deed to my property?
2. How do I find out if there are any liens on my property?
3. How do I get a license for my dog and what is the fee?
4. Where can I get a copy of my birth certificate?
5. How do I register to vote?

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1. If I live in Newington, but I am getting married in Rocky Hill, where do I apply for my marriage license?
2. I do not live in Connecticut but I am getting married in Newington. Where do I apply for my license?
3. I was married before. What name do I use for my new marriage license?
4. Does the Town Clerk change my name for me once I am married?
5. I was married before. What name do I use for my new marriage license?

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1. How can I become a notary public?
2. Why would I want to become a notary public?
3. Where can I get a document notarized and what do I need to bring with me?

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1. Who are my U.S. congressional representatives?
2. Who are my state legislators?
3. Where do I register to vote?
4. Where do I vote?
5. What type of government does the Town of Newington have?

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1. Is a permit required to install a fence on my property?
2. What activities require a Town Plan and Zoning Commission application?