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1. Can I address the Council at the meeting?

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1. Can I get a ticket for violating a City Ordinance?
2. Can I live in an RV inside the City limits?

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1. Does my remodel or new construction have to meet a certain standard?

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1. How do I rent the Movie House?
2. What are EDC funds used for?
3. What projects have been done with EDC assistance?

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1. Can I burn leaves and brush in the City limits?
2. Can I have a recreational fire pit?
3. Can I burn trash inside the city limits?

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1. Can I take defensive driving?

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1. What are the park hours?
2. What months are the Splash Pad open?
3. What hours are the Splash Pad open?
4. Are there fish in McMillan Park?
5. Are we allowed to swim in the lake at McMillan Park?

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1. Do I need a permit for a garage sale?
2. Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?
3. Do I need a permit to build a fence?
4. Do Food Trucks require a permit?

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1. What day is trash pickup?
2. How do I call for bulk pick up?
3. What if I have large, bulky items?
4. I need to dig a hole or trench, How do I find my water line?
5. When are utility bills due?

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1. What is the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ)?

Extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) means all land situated within one half mile in all directions from the corporate boundary of the city and its extensions, and which is not in conflict with the ETJ of another municipality, or with any duly executed boundary agreement with another incorporated municipality. The distance is based on the population and set be law in Texas.

A city’s ETJ is essentially the area outside a city’s corporate limits but within the ultimate planning area. Generally, it can be thought of as a ring around Van which enables the city to regulate subdivision of land, however, it does not allow for zoning regulation.

The screenshot below is directly from the existing Zoning Ordinance, in effect since 1973. 

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2. Do we already have codes and ordinances in place?
3. Does the CIty have the authority to regulate zoning?