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1. What is the role of the Assessor?
2. How is your property value estimated?
3. What causes property values to change?
4. What is the 20% parcel review?
5. What is a State Equalized Value?
6. What is Capped Value?
7. What is Taxable Value?
8. Why isn't my new assessment 50% of my purchase price?
9. Sales prices are going down in my neighborhood, why hasn't my assessment gone down?
10. When can I appeal my assessment?
11. What happens if I'm not happy with the decision of the March Board of Review?
12. How do I qualify for the Principal Residence Exemption?

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1. When may I register to vote?
2. Where can I register to vote?
3. Can I vote by absentee ballot?
4. May I pick up an absentee ballot for my spouse?
5. I have power of attorney for my spouse, can I pick up an absentee ballot for him/her?
6. I'm on the permanent absentee voter list, why didn't I receive a ballot?
7. Do you have any cemetery plots available?
8. How do I purchase a cemetery plot?
9. What does the cost cover?

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1. When I call 911 for a medical emergency, why does the Fire Department show up?
2. Can I burn leaves, brush, or other yard waste on my property?
3. Why do I sometimes see an emergency vehicle go through an intersection with lights and sirens on, and then, after they go through, turn them off and slow down?
4. Sometimes I see a car, pickup truck, or other every-day vehicle with flashing red lights and a siren coming down the street. Is this a fire department vehicle? What do I do?
5. Why do some fire trucks park down the street from an incident?
6. Why do firefighters cut holes in the roof of a building during a fire? Doesn't this do even more damage to the house?
7. What is the Texas Township Fire Department radio frequency?
8. What is the Township's Fire Insurance Protection Class?
9. Where should I install smoke detectors in my home?
10. My smoke detector emits a small beep every few minutes. Does this mean it needs to be replaced?
11. I'm replacing my old smoke detectors with new ones. What can I do with the old ones?
12. My carbon monoxide detector's alarm is sounding. What should I do?
13. I've stopped by the fire station several times, and nobody seems to be there. Where is everyone?
14. How many firefighters work for the Texas Township Fire Department?
15. What kind of schedule do firefighters work?
16. Why are Texas Township Fire/Rescue vehicles lime-green/yellow instead of red?
17. How do I request a copy of an incident report?
18. Do you offer CPR classes?
19. Do you inspect child car safety seats?
20. Can I use an outdoor grill (gas, propane, charcoal) on my apartment deck or patio?
21. Do you fill swimming pools or pump out basements?
22. Do you repair fire extinguishers, or recharge fire extinguishers that have been used?
23. Who do I call to schedule Texas Township Fire Truck, Firefighter, or Fire Safety Class at my function, or to schedule a tour of a Fire Station?
24. How can I get a fire inspection for my business?
25. Does Texas Township have Tornado Warning Sirens?
26. Does Texas Township provide fire services to the City of Portage, Oshtemo Township or Village of Mattawan?

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1. What are the Texas Township office hours?
2. How do I request an absentee ballot?
3. When are my taxes due?
4. How do I apply for a burn permit?
5. Where can I view my property assessment and tax information?
6. Who is responsible for the road maintenance and snow plowing for my street?
7. How do I apply for a passport?
8. When do I appeal my property assessment?
9. Where do I take oil, paint, batteries, computers, and other hazardous materials?
10. Who should I report a burned out streetlight to?

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1. How many burials is each burial site designed for?
2. Can I sell my burial space to someone else?
3. What does the cost of a burial site cover?
4. Where can I place a marker?
5. Am I allowed to plant any trees, shrubs, etc. at a grave site?

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1. What is the width of the road right-of-way?
2. What happens if my mailbox is damaged by a snowplow?
3. Who is responsible for the removal of dead/dying trees in the right-of-way?
4. Am I allowed to plant trees along the road?
5. Does RCKC remove dead animals from the road or side of the road?
6. Why am I assessed for the Road Maintenance Assessment if I live on a private road?

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1. Why is a new Township Hall needed?
2. Where will the new Township Hall be located?
3. What will happen to the existing structure?
4. How will the project be funded?
5. Will there be any impact on the Farmers' Market?

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1. When may I register to vote?
2. Where can I register to vote?
3. Can I vote by absentee ballot?
4. May I pick up an absentee ballot for my spouse?
5. I have power of attorney for my spouse. Can I pick up an absentee ballot for him/her?
6. How can I vote by absentee ballot in every election?
7. I'm on the permanent absentee voter list, why didn't I receive a ballot?
8. Why do I need my photo I.D. at the polls?