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1. When and where do the commissioners meet?
2. Can I come?
3. Can I speak/participate?
4. Where can I find the meeting agenda/find out what happened?

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1. Do I need an excuse or special circumstance to vote by mail?
2. Can I sign up to receive a ballot for every election held?
3. Can someone request an absentee ballot for me?
4. What are acceptable ways to include my signature on my absentee ballot request form?
5. Do I need to include a copy of a photo ID with my absentee request form?
6. Are organizations allowed to send absentee request forms to voters?
7. How do I return my absentee request to the board of elections?
8. Can I pick up my ballot in person or does it have to be mailed to me?
9. What if a voter in a hospital, nursing home or other facility needs assistance voting by mail?
10. If I’ve received my ballot by mail, may I still vote in person?
11. May two people return their ballots in the same envelope?
12. May I return my friends’ and neighbors’ absentee ballots?
13. May I hand-deliver my voted absentee ballot?
14. If I drop off a sealed absentee ballot at an early voting site, do I have to wait in line?
15. How much does it cost to mail my ballot in?
16. Will I be notified if my absentee ballot is rejected? Will I have a chance to remedy any deficiencies?
17. What prevents someone from voting absentee and then voting again in-person?
18. What happens when my absentee ballot is received in the board of elections office?
19. If I have returned my voted absentee ballot, can I change my vote or go in person on election day instead?
20. What if my signature does not match my signature on file?

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1. Where can I find more information about campaign finance?
2. When do I need to file paperwork to organize my political committee?
3. Who can I appoint as my treasurer and what is required of that person?
4. I will not take any contributions for my campaign. Do I still need to open a committee?
5. What are the rules for contributions to my candidate committee?
6. If I plan to stay under the $1,000 reporting threshold, do I need to keep track of the money I receive and spend?
7. Can I keep the money I raise for the campaign in my personal bank account?
8. What is an in-kind contribution?
9. I am planning a fundraiser and will sell plates of food. Do I need to keep track of how much each person buys?

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1. How do I make changes to my registration?
2. What are my options if I missed the voter registration deadline?
3. How do I remove my registration or that of a deceased person?
4. May I keep my voter registration information private?

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1. How do I know what contests and candidates are on my ballot?
2. Where do I find qualifications and platforms of the candidates?
3. Can I vote in the municipal election?
4. If I am registered unaffiliated, can I vote in a primary?
5. What is the difference between absentee voting and universal vote-by-mail?
6. What is provisional voting?

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1. Can I wear my candidate paraphernalia when I go vote?
2. What is the buffer zone?
3. What if I am unable to enter the polling place due to age or physical disability?
4. I plan to bring a voter to vote curbside. May I sit in the car and vote curbside too?
5. Can someone help me cast my ballot?
6. What is provisional voting?

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1. How do I know the voting system recorded my vote the same way I cast it?
2. What if I change my mind or make a mistake on my ballot?
3. What if I don’t want to vote in a particular race?
4. What if I accidentally vote twice in a race? Will my vote be discarded?
5. How do I know that my vote has been cast and counted?
6. If the power fails or if there is some other system failure, will my vote be lost?
7. Does this system have paper backup?

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1. Can the County Attorney advise private citizens in legal matters?
2. Who do I contact concerning a business complaint (I.e. Questions regarding licensing, problems with a business transaction, complaints about unsatisfactory services or repairs)?
3. How can I receive a copy of a particular county ordinance?

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1. Who is the County Manager?
2. How do I contact your office?
3. Where is your office located?
4. When is your office open?
5. When is county government closed for holidays?
6. Do you have any job openings?
7. When do the commissioners meet and how do I add an item to the agenda?
8. What is the best way to communicate with the commissioners?
9. If I'm interested in serving on a board or committee, what process do I follow?
10. How can I find the department or agency I need that provides a particular service?
11. I have a complaint regarding a county department and an employee. What should I do?
12. What ordinances do we have in Brunswick County?
13. What is the population of Brunswick County?
14. What is the current tax rate?
15. I need an attorney, but can't afford one. Can the County Attorney help me or can you recommend someone?
16. How do I contact the District Attorney's Office or the Clerk of Court's Office?
17. Who do I contact about jury duty?
18. Who do I contact about my court date?
19. Who should I contact for replacement of a road sign?
20. Who should I contact about road maintenance?
21. My road is not a state road. How do I get my road maintained or paved?
22. Who should I contact about obtaining a business license?
23. Who should I contact about public housing?
24. When are the solid waste convenience centers and the landfill open?
25. How can I find my garbage collection day?
26. I am new the area. How do I obtain a garbage can for roadside pickup?
27. How do I register to vote?
28. How can I obtain a building permit?
29. Where do I obtain a marriage license?
30. Where can I get a copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate?
31. Where can I get a passport?
32. How can I get on your bidder's list?
33. Is there a social security office located at the Government Center in Bolivia?

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1. What is a DNR Order?
2. Where can a DNR Order be obtained?
3. Where can the DNR Order be used?
4. What care will ems offer to a patient with a DNR Order?
5. What are the patient’s rights in obtaining a DNR Order?
6. Who is involved in completing a DNR Order?
7. Is a DNR Order the same as a living will, health care power of attorney, or other advance directive?
8. What should the patient, family, or friends do if someone wants to call Emergency Medical Services (EMS)?
9. Where can I get additional information about DNR Orders?

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1. When are water and sewer capital recovery fees due?
2. When will water and/or sewer be available in my area?
3. Are there any county streets and is the county responsible for any street repairs?
4. Are county stormwater permits required in Brunswick County?
5. What is required on Water and Sewer Asbuilt Drawings?

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1. Do you manage or enforce air quality issues?
2. Do you manage or enforce water quality issues?
3. Do you manage stray animals, wild animals, or household pests?
4. Do you regulate the use of wetlands?
5. Do you monitor or test recreational water and shellfish?
6. Do you manage or enforce solid waste issues?
7. Do you manage or enforce hazardous waste issues?
8. Do you oversee wastewater treatment plants?

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1. How do I access the training? I registered in Eventbrite and I don’t see the training!
2. How do I log in to take the training?
3. Who is this training for?
4. Does this satisfy NC’s requirement for a certified food manager?
5. Which training should I take?
6. How long does the training take to complete?
7. Can I take the training on my phone?
8. Can I start the training and then come back to it at a later time?
9. What information do I need to provide to take the training?
10. I completed the training and have my certificate, now what?
11. What can I display inside my businesses or establishment to show I’m a Count on Me NC business?
12. I did the training, how do I get the logos and social media images?
13. Can I adjust the logo images in size, color, etc.?
14. I work at more than one restaurant, can I make copies of my certificate?
15. Does the certificate expire? Or when do I have to take this training again?
16. How does a participating business get listed on the Count on Me NC website?

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1. What is a Public Swimming Pool?
2. What type of training is required for public pool operators?
3. What is an artificial swimming lagoon?

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1. Is a permit required for artists who apply permanent makeup or do microblading?
2. Is anyone exempt from permitting requirements?
3. How old does a person have to be to get a tattoo?
4. Are there any health conditions which would prevent an artist from providing a tattoo?
5. Is a permit required for body piercing?
6. Is a permit required for body piercing?

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1. Will Brunswick County cut off my water? If so, when?
2. If I evacuate, should I turn off my water?
3. Will my grinder tank fill up during a storm?
4. What if the power stays out for an extended period after a storm?
5. What if I use a generator?
6. Will my grinder pump “dead head” (be incapable of pumping) due to high pressures in the system during a storm?
7. What do I do with my storm debris - and when?

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1. What is PFAS?
2. What are the health advisory levels for PFAS compounds?
3. What is the difference between an interim and final health advisory level?
4. Will EPA release an enforceable regulation for GenX in drinking water?
5. How do I know if my drinking water contains PFAS?
6. PFAS (PFOA, PFOS, GenX, PFBS) has been detected in my water. Is it safe to drink?
7. PFAS (PFOA, PFOS, GenX, PFBS) has been detected in my water supply. Can I shower, bathe, wash clothes/dishes, water my plants, etc.?
8. Can I use my water to mix my babies’ formula?
9. PFAS (PFOA, PFOS, GenX, PFBS) has been detected in my water supply. Is it safe for pets or animals?
10. What health effects should I be worried about?
11. How can I be exposed to PFAS?
12. What can I do to reduce my exposures to PFAS?
13. Is there one location where PFAS studies are summarized?

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1. Can I flush disposable wipes?
2. How long will it take for my new grinder pump to be installed after I have applied for one?
3. I am having work done on my home and need to locate my sewer line. How can that be done?
4. What can I do to prevent sewer overflows?
5. What do I do if the alarm on my grinder pump sounds?
6. What is a smoke test?
7. What is the purpose of smoke testing?
8. Should I do anything to prepare?
9. Could smoke enter my home?
10. Do I have to be home when smoke testing is being performed?

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1. Will the Coronavirus affect my drinking water?
2. What do I do if my water is running brown/murky?
3. When it comes to leaks, what is my responsibility and what is the county’s responsibility?
4. How can I get my water tested?

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1. What is causing this water shortage?
2. How long is the stage 1 conservation effort expected to last?
3. Are residents in danger of running out of water?
4. What triggers the need for water conservation and what are the stages?
5. Has the increased growth in Brunswick County created water shortage issues?

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1. What is Brunswick County doing to remove PFAS contaminates from drinking water?
2. What is the project at the Northwest Water Treatment Plant going to accomplish?
3. What customers will receive reverse osmosis-treated water once the new low-pressure reverse osmosis treatment system at the Northwest Water Treatment System goes online?
4. Why do we need more capacity at the Northwest Water Treatment Plant?
5. Why isn’t Chemours and/or DuPont paying for the reverse osmosis treatment system?
6. Are water rates paying for the reverse osmosis and expansion at the plant?
7. How do County retail customer bills compare with retail bills of utilities of similar size in North Carolina?
8. What is the estimated monthly cost for a county retail customer with a 3/4-inch meter?

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1. What changed?
2. How are fees calculated?
3. Why did Brunswick County request legislation to change the fees?

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1. How Can I Apply for a Burning Permit?
2. Does Brunswick County Fire Marshal's Office Issue Burn Permits?
3. What Is a Burn Ban? And What Agencies Can Issue a Burn Ban?
4. What Is an Air Curtain Burner? What State Agency Regulates Them?
5. How Do I Order a Knox Box, Knox Locking FDC Caps, Knox Pad Lock, or Other Type of Knox Access System?
6. How Do I Schedule a Fire Inspection for a Commerical or Multi-Family Construction Project?
7. How Do I Schedule a Foster Care Inspection?
8. What Are the Most Common Violations Found During a Foster Care Inspection?
9. How Do I Apply for a Fire Construction Permit for a New Construction or Existing Repair, Remodel, Renovation, Addition, or Change of Use?
10. What Is a False Fire Alarm Prevention Ordinance?
11. How Do I Find out About Fire Inspection, Plan Review, and Fire Permit Fee Schedules?
12. Where Do I Mail a Payment for a Fire Inspection?

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1. How do I look up a street name?
2. What is a review officer and what are his or her responsibilities?
3. Do you have aerial photography online? How old are the photos?
4. How much is your data?
5. What kind of maps are available in your office?
6. What kind of instruments need parceling before recordation and when do they need it?
7. What do I need to do to combine my property?
8. What is the difference between a tax map and a recorded survey?
9. Where can I receive property dimensions of my land? Area? Acreage?
10. How can I view a survey online or how do I use the register of deeds screen?
11. Can I get a printout of all property owners along my street? Within a subdivision?
12. Can I get a printout of the most recent sales in a particular area?
13. Do you have a telephone number for a property owner?
14. Are roads maintained by Brunswick County?
15. Who owns the road to my house and can I stop passage?
16. How can I get my road named?
17. How can I change the name of my road?
18. Why is my address number several numbers different than my neighbor's? Shouldn't it be the next sequential number?
19. Do you assign addresses for property within city limits?
20. Where do I get flood zone information? Maps?
21. Do you have soil maps?
22. Can you tell me the zoning for my property?
23. Can I look up property ownership information through your website?

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1. Who should attend this training?
2. What will I learn?
3. What does it cost me to attend?
4. I can't attend but still need and want to help, what are my next step?
5. How can I partner and support enCompass Brunswick?

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1. What is a community health needs assessment?
2. What is a community health improvement plan?
3. Why complete an assessment and improvement plan?
4. What kinds of questions will I be asked?
5. Will my answers to each question become public knowledge?
6. What are the phases of the community health needs assessment?
7. Can I attend a CHA steering committee meeting?
8. How do you collect information for the CHA?

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1. What is the project at the Northwest Water Treatment Plant going to accomplish?
2. Why do we need more capacity at the Northwest Water Treatment Plant?
3. What else is the County doing about PFAS and GenX?
4. When will the expansion and upgrades project at the Northwest Water Treatment Plant finish?
5. How much will the project cost?
6. When will the project start?

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1. What is causing this water shortage?
2. How long is the stage 1 conservation effort expected to last?
3. Are residents in danger of running out of water?
4. What triggers the need for water conservation? What would trigger a stage 2 alert and what would be the effects then?
5. Has the increased growth in Brunswick County created water shortage issues?
6. Can you tell me a bit about where the county gets its water? Is LCFWSA the main source? Are there others?
7. Do you know if drought affects the amount of water LCFWSA can draw from the CF River?
8. Are there any updates on the additional pipeline LCFWSA is adding? When it is scheduled to go online, etc.?

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1. How can we use reclaimed water?
2. What Is Not Allowed?

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1. What are rip currents?
2. Why are rip currents dangerous?
3. How do I know if a rip current is present?
4. What do I do if I'm caught in a rip current?
5. How do I help someone else?
6. Where can I get more information?

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1. What Is the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program? (HCVP)
2. How Does a Person Apply for the HCVP?
3. How Does the Lottery Work?
4. Does It Matter When I Enter the Lottery?
5. What If I Don't Own a Computer?
6. What Are the Qualifications Needed to Receive a Housing Voucher?
7. What Are Current Income Limits for the Voucher Program?
8. What Information Will I Need to Complete My Entry?
9. How Long Will It Take Me to Complete the Entry Form?
10. Once On the Waiting List, Will I Automatically Receive A Voucher?
11. Can A Single Person Qualify for Housing Assistance or Is This Just for Families?
12. If I Have a Job, Can I Qualify for the HCVP?
13. If I Was Terminated from the HCVP or Public Housing, Can I Enter the Lottery?
14. If I Don't Live in Brunswick County, Can I Enter the Lottery?
15. How Will the Lottery Select Entries for the Waiting List?
16. What Happens If My Entry Is Picked in The Lottery?
17. What Happens If My Entry Is Not Picked in the Lottery?
18. How Long Will I Wait to Be Qualified as Eligible?

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1. Where do I pay my water bill?
2. When will county water be available to my property?
3. Where do I take soil samples?
4. Where can I have samples of my private well tested?
5. Where can I have samples of pond water tested?
6. My garden plants seem to be dying. Who can I talk to for advice?
7. I have a tree dying in my yard. Who do I talk to for advice?
8. Where can I get pond stocking information?
9. I have a fish kill in my pond. Who do I talk to for advice?
10. Who do I call to report illegal dumping?

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1. Will Brunswick County cut off my water? If so, when?
2. If I evacuate, should I turn off my water?
3. Will my grinder tank fill up during a storm?
4. If the power stays out for an extended period after a storm, will it affect my grinder pump?
5. What if I use a generator?
6. Will my grinder pump “dead head” (be incapable of pumping) due to high pressures in the system during a storm event?
7. What do I do with my storm debris – and when?

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1. What is a revaluation?
2. Why is Brunswick County revaluing properties?
3. When does the 2023 revaluation go into effect?
4. What does the revaluation process look like?
5. Can I opt out of the revaluation and/or qualify for relief?
6. How will my property value change?
7. How will revaluation affect my tax bill?
8. How can I determine if my new value is correct?
9. After I receive my notice of assessed value, how can I compare my new value to my old value?
10. What if I have questions about my new value?
11. How can I appeal my new value?

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1. What Changed?
2. How are fees calculated?
3. Why did Brunswick County request legislation to change the fees?

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1. What if I don’t agree with my new value?
2. What is the appeal process?
3. When is the deadline to appeal my 2023 assessed value?
4. When is the deadline to appeal my 2023 assessed value?

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1. When is my vehicle tax due?
2. Can I renew my vehicle registration if I do not pay my property tax?
3. Am I paying vehicle property taxes for the coming year or for the preceding year?
4. What if I lease my vehicle? Do I need to pay my property taxes to the leasing company?
5. Is interest charged on late payments?
6. How will I know the amount of vehicle property tax that I owe?
7. How can I obtain a statement of the property taxes I paid?
8. Will I receive a tax refund if I transfer my license plate to another vehicle during the year?
9. When can I apply for a refund of vehicle property taxes paid?
10. Will I have to pay vehicle property tax if I am active duty military?

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1. Who are we?
2. What do we do?
3. Where are you located?
4. What are your hours?
5. Who is considered a veteran?