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City Attorney

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1. Can I receive legal advice from the City Attorney?
2. Where can I get legal advice if I cannot afford an attorney?
3. How do I file a claim for damages against the City?
4. Does the City Attorney write the City's laws?
5. Where can I find City ordinances?
6. Where should I take complaints about the City?
7. How should I report a crime?
8. What number do I call to file a police report?

City Council

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1. How do I bring an issue before the City Council at a Council meeting?

City Initiative - Carryout Bags

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1. Why has the City of Ellensburg created a carryout bag code?
2. What can I use as a carryout bag?
3. What will it cost me to use a conventional retailer supplied plastic and paper bag?
4. Who gets the money collected at checkout for retail supplied plastic and paper bags?
5. Is there a charge for plastic produce bags - those used to carry meat and produce to checkout?
6. Is there a charge for plastic trash can liners and other boxed plastic bags?
7. What if I don't want to buy/bring a reusable bag or purchase a retailer supplied paper or plastic bag?
8. What if I can't afford bags?

Code Enforcement

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1. What are the Residential Parking Zones (RPZ)?
2. How do I get an RPZ permit?
3. Where can I pay my parking citation?
4. Why was my car marked for impound?
5. Can I get a permit to park in the downtown?
6. How do I contest a parking infraction?

Community Development

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1. Where do I go to get a Permit?
2. What happens after I apply for a permit?

Community Development - Building

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1. What is exempt from a building permit?
2. Do I need a permit to replace windows, siding or roofing?
3. How do I schedule an inspection?
4. Can I convert my garage or basement into a bedroom?
5. What plans are required to submit for a permit?
6. What is required for a “site-plan?”
7. How long does it take to get a building permit?
8. Where can I view Public Notices?

Community Development - Long Range Planning

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1. What is a Comprehensive Plan?
2. What is the annual Comprehensive Plan amendment process?
3. What is annexation and how does it work?
4. What is an Urban Growth Area?
5. What is the Growth Management Act?

Community Development - Planning

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1. Can I Cut Down Trees or Bushes, or Build a Structure Next To A Stream On My Property?
2. Can I Operate A Business In My Home?
3. Can I Convert My Garage or Basement Into An Apartment?
4. What Are The Setbacks On My Property?
5. Can I Paint The Outside Of My Downtown Business?
6. Can I Build A Duplex Or Apartment On My Property?

Energy Services - Telecom

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1. Can anyone apply?
2. How can I get connected?
3. How fast is the network?
4. How much does it cost to connect to the fiber optic system? What's the monthly cost?
5. When is technical support available?
6. When will my business be connected to the fiber optic internet?
7. Why would I want or need a static IP address?

Finance

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1. I just moved into Ellensburg. Where do I go to set up utilities for electric, natural gas, water, sewer, and garbage?
2. What information do I need to set up my utility account?
3. I’m moving, how do I stop service in my name?
4. What is a customer support PIN and how do I set up a PIN?
5. How often does the City of Ellensburg bill?
6. When is my bill due?
7. When are your hours of business?
8. Where do I pay my property tax?
9. What do I do if I can’t pay my bill by the due date? What are some agencies to seek help with payment for utility bills?
10. Do you have a budget plan (equal payment plan)?
11. Do you have a discounted rate for low-income senior citizen customers?
12. Do you have a discounted rate for low-income disabled citizen customers?
13. Who do I contact if my power is off?
14. Who do I contact if my natural gas is off?
15. Who do I contact if my water is off?
16. There are meters in my back yard but I have a dog and I want to keep my gate locked. What can I do to get my meters read?
17. How much is the utility deposit for a new utility account?
18. What forms of payment do you accept?

Human Resources

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1. What jobs are open at the City of Ellensburg?
2. How do I apply for a job at the City of Ellensburg?
3. I'd like to apply for the Public Safety position. What is the process?
4. I have questions about a job posting. How can I get questions answered?
5. The job I want to work in at the City of Ellensburg isn't open at this time. May I submit an application for future consideration?

Library

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1. How do I get a library card?
2. How long is your check out period?
3. How do I access my account online?
4. Do you have internet access?

Parks & Recreation

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1. How do I reserve a picnic shelter?
2. How do I find out about upcoming recreational activities?
3. How do I sign up for Coed Softball?
4. How do I sign up for swim lessons?
5. Are dogs allowed at City park facilities?

Parks & Recreation Adult Activity Center

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1. What is the annual participation fee for the Adult Activity Center?
2. Is it possible to rent the Adult Activity Center for a private event?
3. Do I need to register with the Adult Activity Center in order to participate in classes, tours, etc.?
4. How do I know which activity or class would best suit my needs?

Police

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1. How do I report a crime?
2. How do I get a copy of a report?
3. Where can I pay my parking ticket?

Street Trees

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1. Does the city take care of all street trees?
2. Do I need a permit to plant or prune a street tree?
3. Do I need a permit to remove a street tree?
4. Can we rake our leaves into the street? Does the city come by and pick them up?

501 North Anderson Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 962-7204