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  • Can I pay my fines online?

  • What if I can't pay my fines?

  • Can someone else pay my fines?

  • Is there a minimum payment?

  • What do I need to do if my license has been suspended?

  • What is the maximum sentence the Judge can impose?

  • How many points will I get for my speeding ticket?

  • Is there a way to keep the points from going on my record?

  • In what order is the docket called?

  • When can I pay my fine?

  • What methods of payment are accepted?

  • Where is the Municipal Court located?

  • Do I have to get an attorney?

  • What should I bring to Court?

  • What if I can't be there on my court date?

  • What time does Court start?

  • What is a planner?

  • What is AICP?

  • How should I position my trash cart so the automated truck can pick it up?

  • What do I do if I have more trash than the new cart will hold?

  • What can I do with large items that do not fit in my trash cart, such as furniture or appliances?

  • Can I place a bag outside or on top of my trash cart?

  • What is the General Fund?

  • When I shop in Maryland Heights, does the sales tax revenue go straight to the city?

  • Where does the money from the casino go?

  • Why is my property tax bill so high?

  • How long are job applications retained?

  • Can the plastic bags inside cereal boxes be recycled?

  • Do large cardboard boxes need to be broken down, even if they'll fit in the cart?

  • If a plastic is labeled (other than #6), can it be recycled, even though it isn't listed on the flyers and literature?

  • With microwaveable dinners, can the plastic trays be recycled and the boxes be recycled?

  • If I put my recycled materials in a black plastic trash bag, will it be picked up if it's inside the recycling cart or tub?

  • To keep shredded paper from blowing all over, can it be put in plastic grocery bags or transparent plastic bags so it's obvious it contains paper?

  • Do staples have to be removed from catalogs, magazines and stapled papers?

  • Do I have to remove the plastic insert from tissue boxes?

  • Do plastic handles on cardboard litter boxes need to be removed?

  • Do metal spouts have to be removed from dishwashing detergent boxes?

  • Do pump sprayers have to be removed from spray bottles?

  • Do aseptic containers such as juice boxes need to be rinsed out?

  • Do paper labels have to be removed from cans?

  • Do the plastic caps have to be removed from bottles, jugs and gabled cartons?

  • Do sticky labels have to be removed from water bottles and milk jugs?

  • What types of containers are made of #6 plastics?

  • Who is included in this program?

  • How much do residents pay in other cities?

  • Do other cities offer sewer lateral insurance?

  • Can other city revenues fund this project?

  • How much does this insurance cost?

  • Who pays to repair a damaged yard or pavement?

  • Is there a one-time repair for the homeowner or will the homeowner be covered for multiple breaks?

  • What is the process?

  • How much would I have to pay to replace a sewer lateral?

  • What are the health risks if my lateral breaks?

  • Would this cover a sewer break inside my house?

  • Will my homeowners' insurance pay for repairs?

  • How do I know if my sewer lateral breaks?

  • Who owns the lateral?

  • What is a sewer lateral?

  • Who can help me understand what is planned for a particular property or area?

  • Where can I get a copy of the Comprehensive Plan?

  • Can the Comprehensive Plan be changed?

  • Who can tell me how the vacant land near my property can be used?

  • Who can tell me what public or road improvements are planned near my property/community?

  • Where can I get information about the planning and funding process for public improvements?