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Assessing

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1. Where can I find information about a piece of property?
2. What do the terms assessed value, state equalized value, and taxable value mean?
3. How does the assessor determine my assessed value?
4. I just bought my property. Why isn’t my assessment exactly half of the sale price?
5. Why doesn’t my assessment appear to reflect current market conditions?
6. How can my taxable value increase when my assessment stays the same or decreases?
7. What is a Principal Residence Exemption?
8. What is personal property?
9. Where and when do I file a personal property statement?
10. What if I don’t file a personal property statement?
11. What type of information do I include on the personal property statement?
12. What if some of my equipment is used equipment?
13. My accountant has fully expended some items of personal property. Do I report it?
14. What if I move or close my business during the year?

Building Services

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1. What is the process for scheduling an inspection for the place I am renting?
2. Who has to pay for an inspection, the tenant or the landlord?
3. How do I get a copy of the Building Department's Fee and Inspection Schedule?
4. Who do I call if I need information about a builder?

Clerk

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1. How do I get an Absentee Ballot?
2. Where can I register to vote?
3. How do I review or get copies of public information?
4. How do I request information under the Freedom of Information Act?
5. How long will it take for me to receive the FOIA Information requested?
6. Where can I get a copy of my Birth Certificate?
7. Where can I apply for a Marriage License?
8. How do I report a street light that is out?
9. Who should I call with concerns about my cable company?
10. Who needs a Transient Merchant License?

Farmers Market

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1. Why Support the Farmers Market?
2. How often is the Market held?
3. Do you accept EBT?
4. Why isn't there more produce in June?
5. How do I find out about the activities taking place on Market Days!

Fire Department

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1. Who would I call for information on Neighborhood Watch?
2. How often should I replace my smoke alarms?
3. Where can I get a fire extinguisher?
4. Where can disabled residents get information on how to be better prepared for emergencies?
5. Can I burn leaves on my own property?
6. Does Pittsfield Charter Township have a Humane Society or Animal Control Officer?
7. Will I get charged if my Fire Alarm goes off but there is no fire?
8. How do I get a copy of a fire report?
9. What is a Knox Box?
10. What kind of work schedule do firefighters work?

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Lohr Textile Greenway

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1. Why is the pathway on the east side of the road?
2. Is there any airport impact?
3. Why not just widen the shoulders?
4. Why not sidewalks instead?
5. Was there a study conducted concerning number of users?
6. Are township tree mitigation funds available?
7. What about security concerns?
8. Who will handle trash and maintenance?
9. Will the pathway protect road expansion?
10. What are the locations of the future paths per the master plan?
11. Why wasn't Maple Road chosen for the pathway?
12. The Platt Road Greenway is close to some houses, have you had any complaints?
13. What are the differences between easements versus right-of-way?
14. What are the funding sources and their amounts for the pathway?
15. What is the easement acquisition process?
16. What about walls, trees, and screening options?
17. Who has liability?
18. Will there be another meeting in the future?
19. Was a use study conducted?
20. What are the utility impacts?
21. Why is the pathway on the south side of Textile Road instead of on the north side of Textile Road from Lohr Road to the Saline Recreation Center?

Main FAQ's

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1. Where are the Township Offices located?
2. What are the Township Office's hours?
3. How can I contact someone at the Township?

Master Plan

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1. What is the “2020 Vision?”
2. What’s in it for me?
3. How can I get involved?
4. Where can I find a copy of the Pittsfield Township Master Plan?
5. Where can I find a copy of the 2010-2015 Parks & Recreation Plan?
6. Who do I contact regarding the 2020 Vision?

Open Burn Ordinance

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1. What changes have been made to the Open Burn Ordinance?
2. Does this apply to me?
3. Is there some type of grill that I can use on my covered patio or porch?
4. What is a wood-burning unit and can it be used at all?
5. Can I have a bonfire?
6. What do I do if a neighbors open burning is a nuisance?
7. Can I burn leaves, brush and tree limbs?
8. If I have a campfire or bonfire what can I burn?

Parks & Recreation

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1. How often are Parks & Recreation brochures mailed?
2. Who do I call for information on Senior Citizen activities?
3. Can I rent or reserve a park pavilion for a group gathering?
4. When and where are the Park Commission meetings held?
5. Will I receive a refund if a class is canceled?
6. Where are the Pittsfield Township Parks located?
7. Where is the Parks & Recreation office located and what are the hours of business?

Planning & Zoning

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1. What's my zoning district?
2. What land uses are permitted in different zoning districts?
3. Do I need a permit to start a new business in the township?
4. What is the Form Based District?
5. What are the township’s sign regulations?
6. Where can I build a fence?
7. Can I place an accessory building (shed) on my property?
8. Can I put an addition on my house / business?
9. Does my proposal require a site plan?
10. How long will the process take?

Public Safety

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1. Who would I call for information on Neighborhood Watch?
2. How often should I replace my smoke alarms?
3. Where can I get a fire extinguisher?
4. Where can disabled residents get information on how to be better prepared for emergencies?
5. Can I burn leaves on my own property?
6. Does Pittsfield Charter Township have a Humane Society or Animal Control Officer?
7. Will I get charged if my Fire Alarm goes off but there is no fire?
8. How do I get a copy of a fire report?
9. What is a Knox Box?
10. What kind of work schedule do firefighters work?

Supervisor

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1. Where can I find Pittsfield Charter Township job postings?
2. Where can I apply for a position with Pittsfield Charter Township?
3. Does Pittsfield Charter Township require a criminal background or credit check before hiring a prospective employee?
4. Is there any public transportation in the Township, and if so, where can I get route and schedule information?
5. Is there any transportation service specifically for disabled individuals available in Pittsfield Charter Township?

Treasurer

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1. When are my property taxes due?
2. What should I do if I didn’t receive my property tax bill?
3. What if I can’t pay my property tax bill when it is due?
4. What are the penalties for late payments for both real estate taxes and personal property taxes?
5. What is the difference between real and personal property taxes?
6. How can I get a mortgage company’s address removed from or added to my tax billing information?
7. Does the Treasurer's Office charge for a duplicate tax bill?

Utilities & Municipal Services

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1. Where can I dispose of leaves and tree trimmings?
2. Who is responsible for repairing roads?
3. Who is responsible for snow removal?
4. Who do I call if there is a water main break in the street?
5. How often are water and sewer bills mailed?
6. What do we do with the old garbage cans and recycling bins?
7. Who provides rubbish collection services?
8. Where can I recycle hazardous materials such as batteries and flammables?
9. How do I report a power outage or downed power line?

Washtenaw Heights Water Main Replacement Project

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1. Can the construction team provide a safety orientation for the school?


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