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1. What is an accessory building?
2. Where can I build an accessory building?
3. Is there a minimum separation requirement between the main structure and an accessory building?
4. What is the minimum side and rear yard setback requirement for detached accessory buildings?
5. Can an accessory building be constructed in a utility easement?
6. Can a concrete patio/flatwork extend into the rear yard setback requirement?
7. Is accessory building construction required to comply with the City's Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance if the Homeowner's Association / Property Owner's Association approved the construction?
8. Are any of these frequently asked questions available in a document?

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1. What is CodeRED and what is it used for?
2. What is CodeRED Weather Warning?
3. How do I sign up?
4. How does CodeRED work?
5. Is there a cost to register for CodeRED?
6. How will I know when CodeRED is calling?
7. Why is CodeRED important to me?
8. Can I register more than one phone number or email for my address?
9. What do I do if I receive a CodeRED message?
10. What if I miss a CodeRED phone call?
11. Do I ever need to renew my registration?
12. What is the CodeRED Mobile Alert app?
13. How do I opt out of CodeRED Weather Warning notifications?

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. How do I obtain a commercial permit?
3. How long does it take to get a building permit?
4. What inspections are required?
5. How much will it cost?
6. Do I need a permit for a private alarm system?

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1. Do I have to have a permit to hold a Garage Sale?
2. Are there regulations regarding garage sale signs?
3. My signs I put out for our garage sale have been taken, what do I do to get them back?

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1. What is considered average water usage?
2. Where could the increase in my water usage be coming from?
3. Could the increase be due to irrigation and/or outdoor watering?
4. My bill seems higher than usual?
5. My consumption did not change greatly but the billed amount did?
6. I am concerned my meter reading is not accurate?

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1. How do I apply for an alcohol permit?
2. How do I apply for a position on City Boards and Commissions?
3. How do I apply for employment with the City of Melissa?
4. How do I apply for Collin County Transit discount programs?
5. How do I apply for a Melissa Public Library Card?
6. How do I apply for a residential permit?
7. How do I apply for a Senior Citizen's Discount on Solid Waste Services?
8. How do I apply for a solicitors/peddlers permit?
9. How do I apply for a Residential Tax Exemption?

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1. How do I contact City Departments?
2. How do I contact other Elected Representatives for our area?
3. How do I contact the Melissa Economic Development Corporation (EDC)?
4. How do I contact the Mayor and/or City Council?
5. How do I contact the Melissa Chamber of Commerce?
6. How do I contact the Melissa Independent School District (ISD)?
7. How do I contact the City for media inquiries?

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1. How do I find advertisements for bids?
2. How do I find City of Melissa Parks?
3. How do I find the City Code of Ordinances?
4. How do I find demographic data for the City of Melissa?
5. How do I find the City's Home Rule Charter?
6. How do I find the Landowners Bill of Rights?
7. How do I find the latest information on road construction and traffic conditions?
8. How do I find trash and recycling guidelines?
9. How do I find the current water conservation guidelines?

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1. How do I pay my traffic ticket?
2. How do I pay my utility bill?

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1. How do I register to receive the City eNewsletter?
2. How do I register as a contractor with the City?
3. How do I register my street for the 'Drive Like Your Kids Live Here' program?
4. How do I register to receive emergency alerts?
5. How do I register my golf cart?
6. How do I register my home alarm?
7. How do I register to speak at a Council Meeting?
8. How do I register special needs family members with the police?
9. How do I register as a vendor with the City?
10. How do I register to vote?

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1. How do I report an animal at large or missing?
2. How do I report a code violation?
3. How do I report a complaint regarding the police officer/department?
4. How do I report a crime tip?
5. How do I report an electrical outage?
6. How do I report a street light outage?
7. How do I report a street repair?
8. How do I report a suggestion or a concern to the City?

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1. How do I request an additional trash or recycle cart?
2. How do I request to use the City Hall Community Room?
3. How do I request a crash report?
4. How do I request a leak adjustment?
5. How do I request a police department house watch?
6. How do I request to opt out of CodeRED Weather Warning?
7. How do I request to use a park facility?
8. How do I request public information or records?
9. How do I request new utility services?

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1. How do I view Meeting Agendas and Minutes?
2. How do I view City budget and financial information?
3. How do I view the City Event Calendar?
4. How do I view the latest news and updates from the City?
5. How do I view the Melissa Public Library Catalog?
6. How do I view library events and programs?
7. How do I view the Utility Billing calendar?
8. How do I view utility rates and fees?
9. How do I view water quality reports?

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1. What are the library's hours?
2. What services does the library offer?
3. What is required for obtaining a library card?
4. What is the Melissa Public Library Computer and Internet Use Policy?

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1. What is the temporary change in water disinfection?
2. Why is this change necessary?
3. When does the change occur?
4. Is the chlorine level tested during this period?
5. Why does my water taste or smell different?
6. What can I do to reduce the chlorine taste or smell?
7. Why are fire hydrants flushed during this process?

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1. How are complaints made?
2. What happens when a complaint is found to be true?
3. What happens if the complaint is found to be unsustained?
4. What if you are not satisfied with the appeal decision?

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1. What is identity theft?
2. How was my information compromised?
3. What do I do if I'm a victim of identity theft?

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1. How do I apply for a solicitors / peddlers permit?
2. What activities are prohibited without a permit?
3. What is required for obtaining a solicitor's permit?
4. How long does it take to get my solicitor's permit?

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. How do I obtain a building permit?
3. How long does it take to get a building permit?
4. What inspections are required?
5. Do I need a permit for a private alarm system?

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1. What type of water meter does the city use?
2. How does my meter work?
3. How can I check for a leak?
4. How can I test my meter for accuracy?
5. I've conducted my own bucket test and I still don't believe my meter is working properly. What are my options?
6. Do mechanical meters slow down or speed up over a lifespan?
7. What is Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)?
8. How does the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system work with my meter?
9. Is the Meter Transmission Unit (MTU) a meter?
10. How can I test my Meter Transmission Unit (MTU) for accuracy?
11. If the City had irrigation-specific water meters, would it help my sewer bill?
12. Will the City consider extending the leak adjustment application acceptance window to longer than within 30 days of the leak repair?
13. How are water rates established each year through the Water Rate Study?
14. What is a "take or pay" contract?
15. Why use a tiered rate structure?

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1. Who is eligible for free bulk pickup?
2. When is the free monthly bulk pickup?
3. How do I schedule my free bulk pickup?
4. What about holidays? How will they impact bulk pickup?
5. What are the requirements for bulk pickup?
6. Can I request additional pickups?
7. What are the requirements for a Citizen of Melissa to use the 121 Regional Landfill?

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1. Is there a fee for paying via online portal or over the phone/IVR?
2. Do other cities charge this sort of 'fee' to their customers?
3. How can I avoid paying this 'system maintenance fee'?

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1. When do I set out my trash and recycling?
2. Where do I set my cart?
3. What if I have more garbage than the average household?
4. What about holidays? How will that affect my regular trash pickup?