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1. I’m going to be in the Ponca City area and wanted to know what there is to do for entertainment?
2. I’m considering moving to Ponca City and would like to obtain information about the community.
3. Who can I visit with about relocating my business to Ponca City?

AMBUC Pool

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1. When do the pools open?
2. What are "Good Citizenship" passes?

Ambulance

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1. Why does a fire engine sometimes accompany an ambulance on medical emergencies?
2. What is a File of Life packet?
3. What personnel respond to ambulance calls?

Animal Control

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1. In general, what does the Spay Neuter Ordinance No. 6086 mean?
2. Are there exemptions to the Spay Neuter Ordinance requirement?
3. When do I have to purchase a Whelping Permit?

Building Services

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1. When do I need a building permit?
2. How do I get a building permit?
3. How much does a permit cost?
4. What is the Uniform Building Code Commission?
5. Can I do my own work?
6. How do I know if a contractor is licensed and registered?

Citizen Advisory Boards

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1. How can I apply to serve on a citizen advisory board?
2. What do citizen advisory boards do?
3. How many different citizen advisory boards exist?

City Clerk / Finance

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1. Is the City in good financial condition?
2. How much is sales tax in Ponca City?
3. Have sales tax receipts declined with the current economic climate?

City Commission

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1. When are the Mayor and Commission elections held?
2. Where can I register to vote?
3. Can I speak during a City Commission meeting?

City Hall

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1. When was the current City Hall building first constructed?
2. What was the first name of City Hall?
3. When was the City Hall renovation completed?

City Manager

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1. Can a citizen put an item on the City Commission meeting agenda?
2. Where can I get a copy of the agenda for a City Commission meeting?
3. When does this fiscal year begin for the City of Ponca City?

City of Character

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1. How did Ponca City become a City of Character?
2. What is a City of Character?
3. What is the Ponca City Character Council?

Communications 9-1-1

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1. How many calls does the Communications Center handle a day?
2. For whom does the Ponca City Communications Center receive and dispatch calls?
3. Can the Enhanced 9-1-1 system identify cellular phone calls?

Development Services

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1. What is the current population of Ponca City?
2. When will the next census be taken?
3. Where can I find out about Ponca City’s development regulations?

Emergency Management

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1. How many lightning strikes occur in Oklahoma per year?
2. What do I do when a severe storm or tornado threatens?
3. What is the number one weather-related killer in the United States?

Engineering

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1. What are the permit, bonding, and insurance requirements to work in rights of way in Ponca City?
2. What other regulations or permits are required for construction in Ponca City?

Fire

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1. How can I learn more about the services provided by the Ponca City Fire Department?
2. Are fireworks permitted within the City limits of Ponca City?
3. How do I obtain a burn permit?

Founding History

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1. I think my great-grandfather was raised in Ponca City, how can I find out for sure?
2. Who was B.S. Barnes?
3. Where can I find out more historical information on Ponca City?

Grant Administration

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1. What is the Homebuyer Assistance Program?
2. How do I apply for a grant or special services through the City of Ponca City?
3. How much grant funding was received in 2012?

Human Resources

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1. How many days of vacation are provided?
2. What health insurance is provided?
3. How many holidays are provided?
4. Can I apply for a position any time I wish?
5. How do I file my application?
6. If I've previously completed an application, will I automatically be considered for other positions?
7. Does the City of Ponca City have any prerequisite to employment other than the essential functions and qualifications described by the job posting and job description?

Hutchins Memorial Auditorium

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1. How many can be seated in the Hutchins Memorial Auditorium?
2. When is the Hutchins Memorial Auditorium available to rent?
3. Are there other rooms available for rent at the Hutchins Memorial Auditorium?

L.A. Cann Estate

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1. Who puts out the Christmas light displays at Cann Gardens?
2. When is the Herb Festival held?
3. Who donated the gazebos on Cann Gardens?

Landfill

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1. What can I do to reduce the amount of trash that goes to the Landfill?
2. What are the Landfill’s hours of operation?
3. What is the life expectancy of Ponca City’s landfill?
4. What is a Landfill?
5. Why do landfills exist?
6. How is a landfill constructed?
7. How is a cell filled?
8. What’s a working face?

Lew Wentz Golf Course

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1. How can I host a corporate outing or small tournament?
2. What are your hours of operation?
3. Do you offer lessons?
4. When can I make a tee time?

Library

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1. What do I need to get a library card?
2. What constitutes proof of address?
3. Can I get a Ponca City Library card if I don't live within your service area?
4. How many items may I check out?
5. How long can I keep items from the Ponca City Library?
6. Can I renew items?
7. Does the Ponca City Library have any rules regarding unattended children?
8. Is there an outside bookdrop available at the Ponca City Library?
9. Have you read any good books lately?
10. Does the Library have any outreach programs?
11. What are the hours for Story Time?

Marland Estate

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1. Did there really used to be a Ponca City polo team?
2. How did the City of Ponca City come to own the Marland Mansion?
3. Did Lydie Marland really destroy her statue?

Marland's Grand Home

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1. What is the Louise Fluke Flag Plaza?
2. Where was the 101 Ranch located?
3. What tribes are represented at the Indian Museum located in Marland’s Grand Home?

Municipal Court

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1. What methods of payment are available for paying fines?
3. What are the curfew hours for juveniles?
4. What happens if I do not pay my fine(s)?
5. How much is my citation?
6. I received a citation for No Insurance, I had insurance at the time of the citation. What do I do?
7. What is the Alive at 25 program?

Park Maintenance

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1. Who maintains the Pioneer Women Museum grounds?
2. What features does the Lake Ponca Recreational Area include?
3. Where is the Lake Ponca Campground located?
4. Where is Lake Ponca Park located?
5. How do I reserve a shelter house?

Police

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1. Is there a curfew in Ponca City?
2. What is the maximum speed in a school zone?
3. Do police officers in Ponca City carry tasers?

Ponca City Energy

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1. How does the Wind Energy Program work?
2. What is the Heat Pump Rebate Program?
3. Do Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs) have poor light quality?

Ponca City Regional Airport

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1. How long is the Ponca City Regional Airport runway?
2. Does the Airport have fueling operations?
3. Does the Airport have a restaurant?

Recreational Programs

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1. How old do you have to be to get a fishing license?
2. Where are the disc golf courses located?

Senior Center

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1. How does the meal program work at the Senior Center?

Solid Waste Collection

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1. How can I find out when my residential refuse will be picked up?
2. Where is the Recycling Center located?
3. What can I do to reduce my household waste?

Stormwater

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1. What stormwater detention requirements and discharge permits apply in Ponca City?
2. What type of drainage system maintenance procedures can homeowners perform?
3. What can I do to prevent stormwater run-off pollution?
4. Hasn't the City always had storm drains? Nothing has changed at my home/business. Why am I being charged now when I wasn't several years ago?
5. Why are the storm water and sanitary sewer systems separate?

Street

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1. What are the marking standards for street address numbers?
2. What does “chip and seal” mean?
3. What does “crack seal” mean?

Technology Services

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1. If I want fiber optics for my business to increase my internet speed, who do I talk to?
2. If I want to add something to Cable Channel 22, who do I contact?
3. How do I get items on the City Calendar?

Traffic Engineering

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1. What is the general maximum speed limit in Ponca City?
2. What is the White Cane ordinance?
3. Does there have to be an accident before a stop sign is put up?
4. What can I do about speeders on my street?
5. How are speed limits established?

Utility Billing

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1. What is the Wind Power Program?
2. How is the sewer portion of my bill calculated?
3. How often is residential refuse collected?

Wastewater Collection

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1. What is FOG?
2. How does FOG clog the sewer?
3. What can I do to prevent FOG in my drain at home?

Wastewater Treatment

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1. What stimulus funds did the Environmental Services Department receive?
2. How much does the Wastewater Treatment Plant treat a day?
3. What happens to the sludge that is produced at the Wastewater Treatment Plant?

Water Distribution

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1. Is there lead in my drinking water?
2. What makes water hard?
3. What’s my water footprint?

Water Production

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1. Where does Ponca City get its water?
2. How can I conserve water?
3. Is Ponca’s drinking water safe to drink?

Wentz Camp

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1. When do the pools open?
2. Is Wentz Camp open year round?
3. How many steps does it take to get to the top of Wentz Tower?

Wireless Free Internet (Wi-Fi)

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1. Who do I contact with questions about free public wireless (Wi-Fi)?
2. What is Ponca City Wifi?
3. How do I connect?
4. How do I use this service?
5. What if I'm unable to receive the Wi-Fi signal?
6. What type of customer support will be available?
7. How will you handle any network abuse?
8. What kind of email can I use?
9. Will Ponca City Free WiFi always be free?
10. Will the Wi-Fi work inside my home or office?
11. What data speeds should I expect?
12. Will Ponca City Free WiFi grant Ponca City access to my computer?
13. Why is a WiFi modem different?
14. How do I setup my Pepwave?
15. How do I secure my Pepwave?
16. How do I reset my Pepwave?
17. Can I access WiFi with my current wireless router?
18. How much does this cost?
19. What type of Wi-Fi wireless network card do I need?
20. Is this service affected by weather changes?
21. What can I do if I have a virus on my computer? What are the risks?
22. Is Ponca City Free WiFi a secure network?

516 E. Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601
PO Box 1450, Ponca City, OK 74602
Ph. (580) 767-0339
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