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  • What is a Fire Protection Service District?

  • What areas are included in the Fire Protection Service District?

  • Who will get the fire tax revenues? What will the fire tax revenues be used for?

  • When will the Fire Protection Service District go into effect?

  • How much will my tax bill go up?

  • How much is the fire tax rate?

  • I am a City resident. How will my tax be bill be affected?

  • I am a County resident. How will my tax bill be affected?

  • Can the fire tax rate change?

  • What happens if I don’t pay my fire tax bill?

  • Where can I go to learn more about the fire tax and review a copy of the map?

  • How can I share my opinion on the fire tax with the county commissioners?

  • I own vacant land. Why do I have to pay the fire tax?

  • Will my fire service improve? Will my home insurance rate decrease?

  • Will business equipment be taxed?

  • Who can I call to learn more about the fire tax?

  • How can I view the resolution and report of need for the fire tax?

  • What 2+2

  • How do I appeal my stormwater fee?

  • Where do I apply for a stormwater credit or appeal my stormwater credit application?

  • Where can I find additional information on the Falls Rules?

  • What is the outlook of the Falls Lake Rules?

  • How have the rules affected Person County?

  • If I combine two adjacent lots into one, can I now disturb 1 acre, since each lot was allowed a 1/2 acre?

  • What is the status of the Falls Lake Rules?

  • What stormwater rules do surrounding counties have? How does it affect building?

  • How do I know if I am building inside of the Falls Watershed?

  • Why is it necessary to have a stormwater permit?

  • Who can create a stormwater management plan for me?

  • Do I have to complete a stormwater application for an accessory building that will disturb less than 1/2 acre?

  • How much does a stormwater application and permit cost?

  • Where can I get a stormwater application and permit?

  • If a property owner leases wooded land to a farmer who chooses to clear it for crops, will the cleared area count towards the property owner’s threshold?

  • Will gardens, landscaping and seeding count towards the threshold?

  • What if a new homeowner purchases a property that is in violation?

  • How will violations be monitored and enforced?

  • What are the fines for violating the ordinance?

  • We own 40 acres in the Neuse/Falls watershed. How will the stormwater ordinance impact the price of our property? Will the county reappraise the property, considering the impact of the ordinance?

  • If you are installing a small shed on a residential property, do you still need to have a survey done?

  • If you have an existing commercial property that is completely paved, how will the Stormwater Ordinance impact the property?

  • How will the threshold be calculated for parcels with existing structures?

  • When does the ordinance become effective?

  • Do I need a zoning permit?

  • What steps are involved in obtaining a zoning permit?

  • What efforts are being made by the stormwater utility to educate citizens impacted?

  • Why does the ordinance focus on nutrient levels? What are the nutrient requirements?

  • What if we have a forestry plan that recommends cutting?

  • What does BMP stand for?

  • For real estate agents, who can answer a client’s questions about purchasing property in the Falls Lake Watershed?

  • What kinds of professionals would be best to consult to help develop a plan?

  • When will the stormwater utility be operating?

  • What is the definition of “disturbed?”

  • Who is qualified to submit a report on the accounting tool? i.e. surveyor, engineer, etc.

  • If our property is in both the Neuse and Falls, which regulations will be enforced?

  • Will a foundation location be required between steps four and five?

  • When an easement has been granted across an existing parcel to serve others and new construction takes place in the easement, is the responsible party the land owner or the person who was granted

  • As development disturbance is cumulative, will calculations always go back to and include the parent tract?

  • Will erosion control plans be required for projects that disturb between one half acre and one acre?

  • What is the high density option listed on page 4 and 5 of the stormwater permit application?

  • The stormwater application requires us to obtain data “within 50 feet of the property line.” How can we obtain off-site data without trespassing on adjoining property?

  • If trees are cut and the stumps are removed for non-foresty purposes, does this count as disturbance?

  • Does clear cutting forest count as disturbance?

  • How much does stormwater cost Person County?

  • If a property owner leases wooded land to a farmer who chooses to clear it for crops, will the cleared area count towards the property owner’s threshold?

  • Are you a no kill shelter?

  • Are you open on Saturdays?

  • If I find an animal, what do I do?

  • What if I lose my pet?

  • How long are you going to keep my animal?

  • Do you have a vet on staff?

  • How do I know my adopted pet is healthy?

  • Do I have to get my adopted pet spayed/neutered?

  • Why can't you come out to my house today?

  • What if I can't keep my adopted pet?

  • Is there a leash law in Person County?

  • What does it mean when my area is under a Rabies Alert?

  • When is my animal supposed to be vaccinated for rabies?

  • Who is your supervisor?

  • Who do I call?

  • I let my Concealed Handgun permit expire - what do I need to do?

  • How do I get a Concealed Handgun Permit?

  • Where can I get a copy of my criminal history?

  • Where can I get a copy of my driver's history?

  • I'm a convicted felon, can I serve on a Jury?

  • I got a notice for Jury Duty. Can I speak to the Sheriff about getting out of serving?

  • How can I get a permit to purchase a handgun?