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1. Can I burn within the city limits?
2. What is the process for filling a swimming pool?
3. How do I obtain a copy of a fire report?
4. What is the City of Ocean Springs Fire safety insurance rating?
5. Does the Fire Department check the levels and efficiency of fire extinguishers?
6. How often do commercial business need to have their extinguishers recertified?
7. Why is my water brown?
8. Does the Fire Department install child safety seats?
9. How frequently should I change the battery in my residential smoke detectors?
10. How frequently should I change out the smoke detector unit?
11. Which agencies offer assistance to victims after a fire?

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1. Can I drive my cart on HWY 90?
2. Can children ride on a golf cart?
3. Can I get a DUI on a golf cart?
4. Can I register a utv?
5. How much does it cost to register my cart?
6. Can children drive golf carts?
7. I live in the East end of town can I drive my golf cart to the downtown area?

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1. Where are you located?
2. I feel that I am not guilty of this offense? What do I do?
3. Can I speak with the Judge/Prosecutor about my case before my court date?
4. Is Defensive Driving School an option for Juveniles or Adults?
5. How much is my ticket?
6. My license is suspended. How can I get my driver’s license reinstated?
7. What are the acceptable forms of payment?

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1. When should I call 911?
2. Where is the Ocean Springs Police Department and when is it open?
3. How much is my OSPD ticket/fine, and how can I pay it?
4. How do I file a Police Report?
5. What should I do if I’m involved in a collision?
6. What should I do when I see flashing lights behind me?
7. Can a Police Officer require me to exit my car?
8. Can a Police Officer search my car without my permission?
9. May I record a Police Officer who has stopped me for a traffic violation?
10. What documents am I required to provide an officer on a traffic stop?
11. If I have a legally-owned firearm in my car, what should I do when stopped by a Police Officer?
12. Can I get my fingerprints done at the Police Department?
13. How do I get a copy of my Incident Report or Accident Report? Is there a fee?
14. Do you do background checks or criminal history checks? How much do they cost?
15. Can I get a TPO (Temporary Protective Order) at the Ocean Springs Police Department?
16. How do I obtain information through open records?
17. How do I deal with theft?
18. How can I speak to the detective/investigator assigned to my case?
19. Is it possible to get an extra patrol while away on vacation?

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1. What are your normal hours of operation?
2. Where is your office located?
3. Who do I call if I have an after-hours emergency or problem?
4. Who do I call to report a problem or submit a Work Order Request?
5. Who do I call about my Water/Sewer bill or to Set-up/Transfer/Disconnect Service?
6. How much does it cost for a new water/sewer tap?
7. How is garbage service handled in the City of Ocean Springs?
8. What day is my garbage collected?
9. Where can I place trash that I would like to be picked up?
10. Where can I dispose of hazardous items/materials?
11. There is a dead animal in the road or on City Right-of-Way. Who do I call?
12. How do I dispose of grease?
13. Who do I call for street light outages?
14. Who do I call if I will be digging or excavating?
15. How is the trash service handled in the City of Ocean Springs?
16. Do you have sandbags?
17. My address is listed as Ocean Springs. Do you serve my area?

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1. What is the city’s urban renewal project?
2. Ways to achieve goals under the Urban Renewal Plan?
3. How does the city determine the Urban Renewal Area?
4. Is the city going to take my property?
5. Who will achieve the goals stated in the Urban Renewal Plan?
6. Will Mayor Kenny Holloway financially gain from the urban renewal plan?
7. Does the plan include spaces for mixed income/affordable housing?
8. What specific criteria was used to determine which properties would be included in the Urban Renewal Plan?
9. Will all Aldermen and/or Mayor who own (individually or as part of a corporation) property within the areas recuse themselves from voting of this plan?
10. What is the plan for the Ryan Youth Center?
11. Could more properties within map areas be identified as needed for Urban Renewal development at later date?
12. What is going to happen to the Juke Joint property? Will the trees be protected?
13. What about overall requirements in the Urban Renewal Plan for green spaces, protection of our beautiful trees, requirements of new businesses to provide landscaping in front of businesses?
14. Are environmental concerns being addressed and monitored by this plan?
15. Why is the Carter-Calloway House that is listed on the National Historic Register, on the city’s list for acquisition?
16. What is the city going to do to help the current owners improve their property?

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1. How do I apply for a new water service?
2. Which forms of payment does the Water Department take?
3. How do I get a garbage cart and/or recycling bin?
4. What is the purpose of an irrigation meter?
5. Can the deposit be waived if I am in the military?
6. If I plan to travel, how can I pay my bill to avoid late fees?
7. What if I have a water leak? Can my bill be adjusted?
8. How are the meters read?
9. What do I do if my water is discolored or has a strange smell?
10. What do I do if I need my water lines marked before I start to dig?
11. Who do I call if I have an emergency leak after business hours?
12. What if I need my water temporarily turned off to make repairs at my home?