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1. What does “full and fair cash value” mean?
2. Why should I allow the assessors to inspect my property?
3. What are Tax Exemptions?
4. What are tax deferrals and who is eligible?
5. How do assessors determine assessed values?
6. When are tax bills mailed? Can I communicate with the Assessors when I send in my payment?

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1. What is the Blackboard Connect service?
2. How does the service work?
3. Does the Blackboard Connect service replace other systems that have been used to provide time-sensitive information to residents?
4. Is my telephone number included in the notification database?
5. What precautions are being taken to protect personal information?
6. Will there be a way to positively identify incoming calls which are made by Town officials using the system?
7. Will the Blackboard Connect service work if I have a call screening system on my phone?
8. If I have provided more than one phone number, when will they be called?
9. My primary phone or my second listing is a cell phone with a non-local area code. Will the Blackboard Connect service call numbers outside the area?
10. How does the Blackboard Connect system respond to busy signals or no-answer situations?
11. I am receiving notification calls at my fax or my secondary phone line. Can I switch to have the system call my primary phone number?
12. I was not able to listen to the entire call. Is there a way to repeat the message?
13. I answer the phone but the “Hello” message repeats. It then hangs up, calls back, and the same thing happens again. How can I hear the entire message?
14. How do I opt out of the notification system?

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1. What is the Mission of the Carlisle Board of Health?
2. What does the Board of Health do for you?
3. When must I complete a Title 5 inspection?
4. What type of water testing do you require?
5. How often does the Board of Health recommend pumping out my system?

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. What is an ordinary repair?
3. Can I begin work once I submit my application?
4. How long does it take to obtain a permit?

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1. When I obtain my permit, how long do I have to start the work?

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1. If something changes on the job can I receive a refund of the fees paid?

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1. When I start construction, is the work inspected?
2. Where should this card be kept?
3. Do I need to provide anything else to the inspector?
4. How much notice does the inspector need when I am ready for an inspection?
5. Can I call for plumbing and electrical inspections?
6. Does someone have to be home during the inspection?

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1. Can I do the construction myself or do I have to be licensed?
2. What is a homeowner?

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1. Is a plot plan required?
2. I have a mortgage plan that was given to me by the bank when I purchased my home. Can this be used?
3. Can I prepare my own plot plan, if I am certain where my property line is?
4. If I don't have a plot plan, where can I get one?
5. How does Inspectional Services know if the structure was placed in the location proposed?

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1. Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?
2. Are there setback requirements?
3. Is a fence required?

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1. What is the Community Preservation Act?
2. How is the CPA administered in Carlisle?
3. How does one apply for CPA funding?
4. How does the CPC decide whether to recommend a project for funding?
5. What is a Grant Agreement?

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1. What are wetlands, floodplains and riverfronts?
2. Why are wetlands, floodplains and riverfronts protected?
3. How are boundaries of wetlands and floodplains identified?
4. What activities are subject to the Wetlands Protection Act?
5. What if work is planned in or near a resource area?
6. What happens if a violation of the Act occurs?
7. What other wetland related regulations may apply?
8. How can I get more information?

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1. What is a CR?
2. What is a “Grantee” and why is this necessary?
3. Can a CR be removed?
4. Why are CRs put in place by landowners ?
5. What are the tax benefits of a CR?
6. Does a CR mean that the public has access to my land?
7. I want to do some work on my property, and I want to make sure I’m not violating the terms of the CR. Whom should I contact?
8. How common are conservation restrictions?
9. I know someone else who may want to grant a CR on their property. How do they get started?
10. What is CRAC?
11. Why does CRAC inspect properties?

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1. Who do I call if I need Transportation assistance?
2. How can I volunteer to support the COA in providing services & programs to Carlisle Seniors?
3. What is the Council on Aging?

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1. What is the Carlisle Cultural Council?
2. When does the Council meet?
3. Who is on the Council?
4. What are the terms of Membership for the Council?
5. How does my organization apply for a grant?

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1. How do I file a permit application?
2. How do I schedule an inspection?
3. How do I obtain an Open Burning Permit?
4. Is outdoor burning allowed?
5. Are outdoor cooking fires allowed?
6. Can I buy obtain a Fire Department patch?
7. How can I find answers to questions for my home insurance?

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1. How do I know if my property is within the Historic District?
2. What activities are within the jurisdiction of the Historical Commission?
3. What are the three different types of certificates?
4. What activities don’t require an application to the Historical Commission?
5. Do I need to hire an architect or engineer as part of my application?

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1. What should you know about open burning in Massachusetts?
2. Why are there limits on open burning in Massachusetts?
3. What can be burned and under what conditions?
4. What types of open burning are not allowed?
5. What are the open burning guidelines?

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1. What is the schedule of Planning Board meetings ?
2. How can I subdivide my land?
3. What is a special permit and why would I need one?
4. What is site plan approval?
5. Is it possible for me to put an accessory apartment in my house?
6. Is my house on a public way (Town-accepted) or a private way?
7. How do I know if I live on a scenic road, and why does that matter to me?
8. How can I find out in which Zoning District my property is located - Residence A or Residence B?
9. What are the required lot frontages, lot area, and building setbacks in my Zoning District?
10. I am interested in putting a wireless facility on my property. What types of facilities are allowed, and what is the application process?
11. I am interested in going solar, and want to know if I may install a solar facility on my property.
12. Can I put a business in my home?

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1. What is Recreation’s Snow Cancellation Policy?

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1. Can I bring my kids to Town Meeting?
2. What if I need special accommodation to be able to participate?
3. What is the Warrant?
4. Can I propose an amendment to a motion?

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1. How can I contact the Trails Committee?
2. Where should I report a problem with a trail?
3. Does the Trails Committee have any opportunities for community service work?
4. Can I carry out trail maintenance myself?
5. What is the meaning of the signs with numbers and pictures on them?
6. Where can I get the “Trails in Carlisle” book?
7. How can I earn a Trekker Award?
8. How can I help?

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1. I have an outstanding balance. How much do I owe?
2. Did my bank pay my taxes?
3. I never received a bill. Why do I have to pay demand fees and interest?
4. I don't have this motor vehicle anymore; now what do I do?
5. I just bought a new home; when will the tax bill be issued in my name?
6. Can I pay my taxes on-line?

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1. Do I need to register my child for FNL?
2. Does it cost anything to register my child for FNL?
3. Who can attend FNL?
4. Can I bring a friend who is in grades 6 - 8 that does not live in Carlisle?
5. What kind of snacks and drinks do they sell at FNL?
6. What kind of music do the D.J.s play?
7. Is the Dodgeball Tournament part of FNL?
8. How many times to I need to volunteer to chaperone?
9. What happens if I can no longer chaperone on the date that I originally signed up for?

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1. What are the Zoning laws for keeping horses in Carlisle?