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1. What is the difference between the Assessed Value and Taxable Value of my home?
2. How is the Assessed and Taxable Values calculated?
3. I recently purchased a home. Will my taxes on this property be about the same amount as the prior owner’s taxes?

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1. Is assessment information available online?
2. What if I feel the information for my property is incorrect?
3. How do I change the mailing address where I would like my tax bills and assessment notifications sent to for my property?
4. How do I change the name on my property?
5. How do I view the survey of my property to determine my lot lines?
6. How do I obtain tax amounts and tax due dates?
7. Who do I contact for a tall grass concern, unregistered rental, or blight?

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1. What is a Property Transfer Affidavit?
2. I just bought a property in the City of Westland. What do I do now
3. I have decided to rent the home I previously occupied and claimed as my primary residence. Do I need to do anything?
4. What if I am moving out of the home I previously occupied and claimed as my primary residence and allowing a family member or friend live there?

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1. What is a Real Property Statement and why are you asking me this information?

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1. What is the Citizen's Guide to Westland's Financial Health App?
2. Why are you making this available?
3. How much does it cost Westland to provide this app?
4. All this data is too confusing! Isn't there a simpler view?
5. How do I get to the app?

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1. Grand Opening Ceremonies
2. Job Postings
3. Westland Chamber of Commerce
4. Sponsorship Opportunities

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1. How do I schedule fire extinguisher training?
2. How do I rate my fire service?
3. How do I rate my EMS service?
4. How do I request CPR/First Aid Training?
5. How do I request a mobile smoke house demo?
6. How do I request equipment from the Medical Supply Loan Closet?
7. How do I request a firehouse tour or a firetruck at my event?

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1. What is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?
2. Who can make a FOIA request?
3. How do I make a FOIA request?
4. Where do I send a FOIA request?
5. Is there a special form I have to use to make a FOIA request?
6. What can I ask for under the FOIA?
7. Who handles FOIA requests?
8. How is a FOIA request processed?
9. How much does it cost to make a FOIA request?
10. Can I ask that any fees be waived?
11. What will I receive in response to a FOIA request?
12. How long will it take before I get a response?
13. Can I ever have my request processed faster than usual or expedited?
14. Are there special requirements for obtaining records on myself?
15. What about requirements for obtaining records on someone else?
16. What are FOIA exemptions?
17. What are exclusions?
18. How do I file an administrative appeal?
19. What is the Presumption of Openness and who issues guidance to agencies on the FOIA?

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1. What is “open burning”?
2. What can I open burn?
3. What can I use to hold an open burn?
4. Where can I put my fire pit?
5. How big of a fire can I have?
6. Do I need a fire extinguisher on hand?
7. What if there is a lot of smoke?
8. Do I have to be around the fire when it is going?

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1. What is the Performance Dashboard App?
2. How is this app different from the Financial Summary app?
3. I want more data. Where do I go?
4. How do I get to the app?

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1. How do I apply for a job with the City?
2. How do I find information about job vacancies?
3. I retired from the City and have moved. How do I provide new contact information?
4. I have a questions regarding my health or dental insurance coverage?
5. I work for the City or retired from the City and need to update my life insurance beneficiary. How would I do that?
6. I have gotten married, had a baby, or need to remove an adult aged dependent from my insurance plan(s). How would I do that?
7. I am a City employee; a member of my family is ill and I need time off to care for him. What do I do?
8. I am a City employee and will need time off work due to a health condition. What do I need to do so that I may address my health condition?
9. As a City employee, how do I obtain a copy of my Union contract?
10. As an employee of the City, I would like to review my personnel file?
11. I work for the City and would like to enroll in a deferred compensation plan, who do I contact?
12. I have changed banks, how do I update my direct deposit information with Payroll?
13. I’ve gotten married, how do I change my income tax withholding?

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1. What is zoning?
2. What is my property zoned?
3. What can I use my property for under the classified zoning?
4. Can I rezone my property?
5. How do I measure setbacks?
6. Can the City provide me with a survey of my property?
7. How do I open a business?
8. Where can I install a fence?
9. What is a zoning ordinance?
10. What is a variance?
11. Who reviews and approves site plans?
12. Can I build a detached garage, pole barn, or shed?
13. Is my lot/parcel buildable?

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1. When did the curbside recycling program resume in Westland?
2. As a resident, what are some of the changes I need to know?
3. Why isn't glass being recycled?
4. What is the difference between the rubbish and recycling carts?
5. What if I am missing a bin?
6. Has my recycling day changed?
7. Recycling Tips and Resources
8. Can I get an extra bin for recycling?
9. Who should residents contact for special pickup?
10. Where do I call if I have questions?
11. Can I put my regular garbage in the recycling bin?
12. What happens if the cart is broken?
13. Where should I place my carts for rubbish and recycling pickup?
14. How will I place the cart on the easement when there is a large amount of snow?
15. Is there a sticker available that I can attach to my recycle bin to remind me of what to recycle?
16. Can I put my recycling in a separate bag?
17. Will seniors be able to get these carts to the curb?
18. Will all of my recyclables/rubbish have to fit inside the cart?
19. Will I be getting anything that explains the recycling program?
20. Will I have to call for a special pickup on larger items that do not fit in the cart and will there be a fee associated?
21. Can I put my regular garbage in the recycling bin?
22. Should I remove the label from the tin cans that I recycle?
23. Can I recycle the lid of my plastic bottle?
24. I have another 96 gallon container that I bought at a store; can I use that container for household trash along with the container supplied by the City?
25. What about the businesses that currently use curbside collection?
26. How should I get rid of items that will not fit in the City provided bins, such as furniture and carpeting?
27. Will glass be accepted at the drop off site?
28. Can I put plastic toys in my recycle bin?
29. Will my trash collection day change?
30. Can I put plastic hangers in my recycle bin?
31. When will recycling be picked up?
32. Can I put old metal tools in the recycle bin?
33. Can I put my old toaster or other appliances in the recycle bin?
34. What if all my trash does not fit into one bin on occasion?
35. Can I lease an extra cart?
36. Can batteries be put in my recycle bin?
37. Can clothing be put in my recycle bin?
38. How do I find out if something is recyclable?
39. How is compost picked up if we are going with an automated truck with arms?
40. What should I do with glass?
41. How do I get a move out quote?

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1. Who gets counted?
2. What is the Census?
3. Where can I be counted?
4. When is the Census?
5. Why do we have a Census?
6. What questions does the Census survey ask?
7. Will the Census be available in other languages?
8. Is the Census safe?
9. Can another government agency access my Census information?
10. How long does my information stay private?
11. Do I need a Social Security number to complete the Census?
12. What if I need help?

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1. How do I enroll my youth in the program?
2. How long is the program?
3. Can I get my youth involved in mentoring and not the rest of the program?
4. Are youth required to be part of all program services?
5. Does my youth have to be in trouble with the Police to be enrolled?
6. Do you provide counseling services?
7. If my child was referred by the Police, what happens if we do not enroll them in the program?
8. Can we participate in the program even though we do not reside in Westland?
9. My child will be 18 soon, can they still participate?