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Administration

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1. Can I use or rent the Commissioners meeting room for a meeting or program?
2. Can I request a public record(s) from Manheim Township?
3. I sustained an injury / damage and the Township is responsible, what do I do?
4. What's the mailing address for the Township Municipal Office?
5. What is the Township fax number?
6. What are your hours of operation?
7. What is the population of Manheim Township?
8. Where can I find an archive of current and past newsletters?
9. How can I stay informed on what is happening in the community?
10. How do I sign up for news and alert notifications?
11. How many square miles does Manheim Township encompass?
12. I would like to serve on a board, how do I get started?
13. Where do I register to vote?
14. Who do I call if I have an issue with a school bus?
15. How is the Township real estate tax raised and lowered?
16. What can I do about limbs from my neighbors tree hanging over onto my property?
17. Where do I go to license my dog?
18. What can we do about hundreds or thousands of crows roosting on our property?
19. What can I do about feral cats near my home and in my neighborhood?
20. What is a trap/neuter/release program for feral cats?
21. When is Trick or Treat Night in the Township?
22. Does the Township handle feral cat problems in the Township?

Code Compliance (Building and Fire Codes)

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1. What is a building permit?
2. When is a residential building permit required?
3. Is a permit required for a roof replacement?
4. Why can't I find a permit application on-line?
5. Do I need a permit to replace my water heater, furnace, heat pump and/or boiler, etc.?
6. What is a Certificate of Use and Occupancy?
7. How can I obtain a copy of a valid certificate of use and occupancy for my residential property?
8. Is the burning of refuse, leaves and trimmings permitted in Manheim Township?
9. Are recreational fires permitted in Manheim Township?
10. Do I need a permit to install a fire alarm, and/or burglary, panic or robbery alarm system in my home or business?
11. How do I hire a reputable contractor for my construction project and must my contractor be licensed?
12. Do you have any information on decks and deck safety?
13. Do you have any tips on saving energy in our home?
14. What is a radon control system and how do they work?
15. Where can I find information on housing assistance for owners, landlords or developers?
16. Do you have a mosquito complaint?
17. Who are the third-party, non-residential, electrical inspectors contracted by the Township?
18. How do I sign up for news and alert notifications?
19. What are the regulations for posting an "issue sign" (i.e. political signs)?
20. Does the Township require an inspection of a property before the property is sold or title transferred?
21. If I file a complaint with the Township, will it remain confidential?

Finance

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1. What are the requirements for filing local earned income taxes?
2. Where do I pay my water bill?
3. Where do I pay my sewer bill?
4. Can you help me with my Comcast Cable questions/concerns?
5. How is the Township real estate tax raised and lowered?

Fire Rescue and Emergency Management

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1. Can I get involved and volunteer as a fire fighter?
2. Do I need a permit to install a burglary, panic or robbery alarm system in my home or business?
3. What do I have to do to "open burn?"
4. What should I do during a drinking water advisory?
5. How long do I have to remove snow?

Home Page FAQ

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1. Do you have a mosquito complaint?
2. What is an F.A.Q.?
3. Can I sign up for news and alert information?
4. Where do I go to request a public record or document?
5. What facilities and amenities are available in Manheim Township?
6. Is there a Township calendar available on the website?
7. Am I able to search the website for information?
8. Are there any job openings at Manheim Township?
9. How do I submit a comment or suggestion?
10. How long do I have to remove snow?

Library Services

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1. What is the address of the new Manheim Township Public Library?

Overlook Golf Course

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1. What are the golf course hours of operations?
2. Where can I schedule a tee time?
3. How do I schedule a golf lesson with the golf professional?

Planning and Zoning

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1. If I file a complaint with the Township, will it remain confidential?
2. Can I change the zoning district designation of my property?
3. What are setbacks?
4. Where can I find a zoning permit?
5. What is a building permit?
6. What is a Certificate of Use and Occupancy?
7. What is a comprehensive plan?
8. Do I need a permit to re-pave my driveway?
9. Where can I find information on housing assistance for owners, landlords or developers?
10. Where can I get 2010 US Census data?
11. What exactly is zoning?
12. What is a zoning ordinance?
13. What is a permitted use?
14. What is a special exception?
15. What is the Zoning Hearing Board?
16. What is a variance?
17. What is a conditional use?
18. What is a Planned Residential Development (PRD)?
19. What is a Cluster Development?
20. What is a Transferable Development Right (TDR)?
21. What is the Transferable Development Right Program and Origin in Manheim Township?
22. How many Transferable Development Rights are assigned to property in Manheim Township?
23. What is the Municipalities Planning Code, Act 247 (MPC)?
24. What is a Designated Growth Area?
25. What is an Urban Growth Area?
26. What is a Village Growth Area?
27. What is Growing Together?
28. What is the Lancaster Inter-Municipal Committee?
29. What is a Home Occupation?
30. What is an easement?
31. What is riparian buffer?
32. What are prime agricultural soils?
33. What is a floodplain?
34. What are Best Management Practices (BMPs)?
35. What is the Land Use Advisory Board (LUAB)?
36. What is the Planning Commission?
37. What is an Official Map?
38. What is a Historic Resource?
39. What is a Codified Ordinance?

Police Department

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1. Can I obtain a record from the Manheim Township Police Department?
2. How do I apply for a job as a police officer?
3. How do I sign up for news and alert notifications?
4. Do I need a permit to sell door to door in the Township?
5. Does Manheim Township have a curfew?
6. Where can I get more information on crime prevention?
7. Where can I get information on identity theft?
8. How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
9. Is there a cost to obtaining a police report?
10. Are scooters allowed in the Township or on Township streets?
11. If I need a police officer, but it's not really an emergency, what number do I call?
12. My neighbor's bushes are too high; grass is too high, who do I call to get something done?
13. My neighbor's house has garbage all around it, who do I call?
14. What is the telephone number for the Police Department?
15. Do I need a permit if I'm going to get into second hand sales?
16. Do I need a permit to install a burglary, panic or robbery alarm system in my home or business?
17. What are Pennsylvania's Dog Laws?
18. Where do I go to license my dog?
19. How do my neighbors and I close our street for a block party?
20. How long do I have to remove snow?

Public Works

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1. Who do I call if a street light is out on our street?
2. How can I obtain a recycling bin for our home?
3. What are the rules for putting my garbage cans out?
4. How do I sign up for news and alert notifications?
5. When will my street be cleaned?
6. Do you have any tips or guidelines on composting?
7. What do I do if I have brown water?
8. Do I need a permit to re-pave my driveway?
9. Where do I go to file a complaint against my utility company?
10. What is the Township doing to help residents with downed tree branches after storms?
11. Can a property owner discharge a foundation drain/sump pump onto a public street?
12. Why are skunks in our yards and neighborhoods?
13. What are some techniques to use in discouraging skunks in my yard or neighorhood?
14. How do I protect my pet from skunks in our yard and neighborhood?
15. My dog was sprayed by a skunk...is there a "de-skunking spray" recipe I can use?
16. Do you have any information on the PPL's Transmission Line Vegetation Management program?
17. Why is PPL Inc. cutting trees and vegetation in its easements and rights-of-way?
18. How will I know when PPL Inc. is coming to do work on trees and vegetation in our area?
19. Is PPL Inc. using herbicides when it is maintaining vegetation near its lines and rights-of way?
20. Is PPL Inc. using the same herbicides on land as it does in water?
21. Why does PPL Inc. sometimes leave cut trees in the right of way?
22. Are farmers permitted to grow crops under a PPL Inc. transmission line?
23. What do I need to do to reduce mosquitoes, bites and the threat of West Nile Virus on our property?
24. Does PPL inc. compensate people for trees they cut down?
25. Do I get free bags for leaves if I live on a State Road?
26. Where can I pick up free leaf bags for my home since I live on a state road?
27. Can I put paper yard bags with whole leaves out and along my street for the Township to pickup?
28. Does the Township have a "call in" yard waste bag pickup service for leaves?
29. Where do I call if I have a flickering lights or a power outage?
30. What can we do about hundreds or thousands of crows roosting on our property?
31. How do my neighbors and I close our street for a block party?
32. What should I do during a drinking water advisory?
33. Do I need approval or a permit to cut down a tree in the public right-of-way?
34. How long do I have to remove snow?

Recreation

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1. How do I register for classes?
2. What classes and camps are currently available?
3. What is the telephone number for Stauffer Mansion?
4. Is there a map of Landis Woods available for hikers?
5. I would like to use the Overlook Dog Park, how do I sign up?
6. What are the pool hours?

The Barn at Overlook

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1. Where is The Barn located?
2. How do I obtain menus and pricing?
3. How do I schedule an event?
4. Can we hire our own caterer?
5. What is included in the rental of the room?
6. What decorating restrictions are there?
7. How many guests does The Barn seat?
8. Can we come and tour the facility?

Treasurer's Office

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1. How do I calculate my real estate tax?
2. What is the telephone number for the Treasurer/Tax Collector?
3. What do I do when I get my real estate tax bill?
4. What should I do about my tax bills if I change my address?
5. What do I do if I wish to challenge my tax assessment?
6. Can I get a receipt when my taxes are paid?
7. What is used to determine whether I paid my taxes on time?
8. Where can I find Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau tax forms?
9. What is the real estate transfer tax?
10. What is the earned income tax?
11. How is the Township real estate tax raised and lowered?

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