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  • City Clerk

    • How do I get an item on the agenda for a City Commission meeting?

  • City Manager

  • Fire Department

    • Does the Fire Department do blood pressure checks?

    • Are portable outdoor fireplaces and chimineas allowed?

    • Does the City of Garden City pay for the firefighters' groceries or furnish their meals?

    • Where do I get my fire extinguisher(s) serviced?

    • Reporting fire hydrant problems?

    • Do I need a permit to use my portable outdoor fireplace or chiminea?

    • What Fire Code is used by the Fire Department

    • Am I allowed to use my barbecue grill on my apartment/condo balcony or deck?

    • Does the Fire Department fill swimming pools?

    • What should I do with old paint and other household hazardous materials?

  • Human Resources

    • How do I apply for a job with the City of Garden City?

    • What are the benefits for the City of Garden City employees?

  • Neighborhood & Development

    • How can I get involved?

    • What happens if I see a neighbor, or know of someone who’s dumping trash, oil, or other harmful items into a gutter or storm drain?

    • I have seen markers on the storm drains. What do they mean? How can I get one for an unmarked drain?

    • What is the city doing about illegal dumping into storm drains?

    • What can I do to make a difference?

    • Why should I care about what goes down the storm drain?

    • Is it okay to leave pet waste on the ground?

    • Is it okay to wash out paintbrushes and similar items in the gutter?

    • Is it okay to wash or sweep leaves, grass, soil, and/or natural elements down the storm drain?

    • Is it okay to wash my car on the driveway?

    • What kind of educational programs or informational materials about storm water are available?

    • Why doesn’t the city build a storm water treatment facility?

    • What is NPDES?

    • What solutions exist to solve storm water pollution issues?

    • What kinds of pollutants are found in the storm drain systems?

    • Are sewers and storm drains the same thing?

    • Isn’t stormwater runoff natural and harmless because it only consists of rainwater?

    • What is runoff?

  • Public Utilities

    • What is the procedure if the City discovers blockage in my service connection?

    • What can cause the tap water to be cloudy or milky?

    • I received a leak detection notice on my door. What does that mean?

    • Will the City clean/inspect my residential sewer line?

    • What is the cause/remedy for sewer odor in my home or business?

    • How can I prevent sewer backflow into my home?

    • What can I do to prevent blow-back into my home when the City is performing sewer line maintenance?

    • Are Bio-Solids available for purchase by members of the public?

    • Who can I call with questions about the sewer charges on my utility bill?

    • How do I report an electrical problem?

    • How can I inquire about my electric bill?

    • Who do I call before I dig?

  • Public Works

    • When is spring and/or fall cleanup?

    • I have limbs and/or debris that needs to be hauled off. Will the City dispose of it?

  • Service & Finance

    • How do I obtain a Kansas ID or driver's license?

    • Where do I obtain a marriage license?

    • Where do I pay for my car tags / vehicle registration and/or property taxes?