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800 MHz Radio Project

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1. What is the length of the migration period from the existing to trunking system?
2. At its implementation, will we be able to choose the manufacturer or make of our radios?
3. Presently we have what we refer to as a private channel. Will we have this capability with 800 MHz?
4. If the answer to the above question is no, will we ever be able to choose the make?
5. After the conclusion of the migration period, will the county utilize conventional interface?
6. How many new towers will be erected with the 800 MHz system?
7. How many channels do you plan on having?
8. What will the price of the radios be?
9. Will the County be able to develop a contract purchasing plan to assist us in acquiring radios?
10. Will the County guarantee that service will be equitable between different services and/or agencies.
11. Will there be enough channels to avoid “wait tones”?
12. Will we have encryption capabilities?
13. Will the system be set for MDT usage?
14. If a site fails, will we be able to utilize another site even with multiple failures?
15. What is the direct unit to unit communications capability, without using a repeater?
16. Will there be a multi-site controller?
17. Has the Fayette County 800 MHz trunking experience been reviewed?
18. Would it be advisable for us to retain some of our current high band radios?
19. Will we be able to program our own radios?

BH/DS

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1. How do I know if my Child is eligible?
2. Who do I contact to start the Early Intervention process?
3. What types of EI Services are available?
4. What Will the Services Cost?
5. Where do Children and Families receive EI services?

Child & Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP)

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1. What is CASSP?
2. What is a CASSP team meeting?
3. How can a CASSP team meeting help schools prevent truancy?
4. What a CASSP meeting cannot do
5. Is there a cost to host a CASSP team meeting?
6. Who attends a CASSP meeting?
7. What is the role of the CASSP school representative?

Children's Bureau

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1. Who can make a child abuse referral?
2. Will my name be revealed if I make a referral?
3. How do I make a referral?
4. Will I be told what the agency does with my referral?
5. How can I become a foster parent?
6. When is physical discipline child abuse?
7. What are the signs of physical abuse?
8. What are the signs of sexual abuse?
9. What is neglect?
10. At what age can children be left unsupervised?
11. What is the legal age one must be to be a babysitter?
12. What are my rights as a grandparent?
13. How can I get a job with Children and Youth?
14. How can I adopt?

Civil Court

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1. Am I able to mail my motion to the judge?
2. What civil cases are filed at the District Judge level?
3. How do I list a case for arbitration?
4. Can the Court Administrator’s Office sign a motion for continuance from arbitration?
5. What is the phone number for the pro bono office?
6. Does the motion need to be filed prior to presentment?
7. What is the notice requirement for presenting motions?
8. When are civil motions heard?
9. How do I put a case on the trial list for jury or non-jury?
10. How many days do I have to file an appeal from an arbitration award?
11. What judge is assigned to my case?

Controller's Bids

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1. How can I determine what Westmoreland County currently has available for competitive bidding?
2. How do I get on your bid list so that future bids and RFPs will be sent to me?
3. Who do I contact with bid questions?
4. How can I request a copy of the bid tabulation on a particular bid?
5. Where do I submit my bid proposal?
6. Can I submit a bid if I am not on the list?
7. What about bonds and insurance requirements?
8. Can I inquire as to what vendors have submitted bids/proposals on a particular bid?
9. Can I withdraw a bid after it has been submitted?

Coroner's Office - Autopsies

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1. Who performs the autopsy?
2. If an autopsy is performed, will the decedent still be able to be viewed at the funeral home?
3. Will an autopsy delay the funeral?
4. Does the Coroner need approval from the next of kin to order an autopsy?
5. The cause of death is listed as "Pending". When will we know the actual cause of death?

Coroner's Office - For Funeral Directors

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1. What is the location of the Westmoreland County Coroner's Office?
2. What is the Westmoreland County Coroner's Office Address, Phone, and Fax number?
3. How do I obtain a Death Certificate?
4. How do I obtain cremation authorization?
5. What is the fee for cremation authorization?
6. How do I retrieve a decedent from the Westmoreland County Coroner's Office?
7. How do I get to the Westmoreland County Coroner's Office?

Coroner's Office - General FAQ

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1. Who is the Coroner?
2. What are the duties of the Coroner?
3. Where is the jurisdiction of the Coroner?
4. Who notifies the Coroner's Office of a death?
5. Are all deaths reported to the Coroner?
6. Are all Coroner records available to the public?
7. How do I obtain a Coroner's Report? Autopsy Report? Toxicology Report?
8. What is the cost for reports?
9. Who can retrieve the personal effects recovered from a decedent?
10. Do I need to identify or can I view my loved one at the Coroner's Office?

Development Council - Marcellus Shale

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1. Where is the Marcellus Shale formation?
2. Why is Marcellus Shale natural gas production important?
3. How can I get labor market information for Marcellus Shale activity?

eServices > Juror Services

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1. I have a pacemaker. What will happen if I go through the metal detector?
2. I am pregnant. Can I go through the metal detector?
3. I have a firearm. What should I do?
4. Will the X-ray machine erase my cassette tapes or disks?
5. Why do I have to put cigarettes with the metal?
6. Will my steel toe shoes set off the detector?
7. Are cameras permitted in the Courthouse facility?
8. Will loose change affect the metal detector?
9. Will my glasses or belt buckle set off the alarm?

Family Court PFA

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1. What is a PFA?
2. What is abuse under the PFA Act?
3. Who can get a PFA?
4. What can a PFA prohibit?
5. How does the PFA Process work?
6. Where do I call or go for assistance to obtain a PFA?
7. What are the steps to get a Final PFA Order?
8. What is an indirect criminal contempt?
9. If a violation occurs, what should be done?
10. What other resources are available to assist with the PFA process and counseling in domestic abuse situations?

Jury Duty

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1. How are jurors selected to serve for jury duty?
2. Why should I serve?
3. What are my duties as a juror?
4. How often can I be summoned for jury duty?
5. How long does jury service last?
6. What should I wear to jury duty?
7. Where should I park?
8. What can I bring with me to Jury Duty?
9. What facilities are available to jurors?
10. May someone accompany me to jury duty?
11. May I send someone else in my place for jury duty?
12. What if I do not appear for jury duty?
13. Will I be compensated for jury duty?
14. Must my employer pay me while I'm on jury duty?
15. Can my employer fire me for performing jury duty?
16. Is there an age limit for serving as a juror?
17. What if I have a medical condition that prohibits me from serving as a juror?
18. I am in the military. Am I excused?
19. I am a college student. Do I have to miss class?
20. What if I have a family vacation or business trip scheduled the same time as my summons date?
21. May I be excused due to my moral or religious beliefs?

Juvenile Probation

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1. Are juvenile adjudications of delinquency public knowledge?
2. Are the hearings in juvenile court open to the public?
3. Are there financial burdens placed on adjudicated children and their families?
4. Can a juvenile adjudication of delinquency affect the ability of a person to obtain a license to carry a firearm?
5. Can a young man or woman enlist in the military if he or she has been adjudicated delinquent of an offense?
6. Does a juvenile adjudication of delinquency mandate that the child submit a DNA sample that will be kept by law enforcement?
7. How can a juvenile adjudication of delinquency be expunged?
8. Is a juvenile adjudication of delinquency a criminal conviction?
9. Will a juvenile adjudication of delinquency affect driving privileges?

Main

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1. How do I contact a city/county department?
2. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?

Open Government Portal > Open Records Request

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1. How do I make a request for information from Westmoreland County?
2. Can Westmoreland County ask why I am requesting records?
3. Can a request be denied because the requestor is not a citizen of Pennsylvania?
4. Can Westmoreland County charge me for copying records?
5. Can Westmoreland County charge additional fees?
6. Are emails public record? [Section 102]
7. Can Westmoreland County limit the number of requests that a citizen can make?
8. Can a requestor ask for records in person?
9. Can a requestor ask for records by telephone?
10. Are itemized cell phone bills public record?

Park Police > Courthouse Visitor Policies

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1. I have a pacemaker. What will happen to me?
2. I am pregnant. Can I go through the detector?
3. I have a firearm. What should I do?
4. Will the X-ray machine erase my cassette tapes or disks?
5. Why do I have to put cigarettes with the metal?
6. Will my steel toe shoes set off the detector?
7. Are cameras permitted in the courthouse facility?
8. I don't have any metal - just loose change.
9. Will my glasses or belt buckle set off the alarm?

Planning

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1. What does the County Planning Department do?
2. Who handles building permits in the County?
3. How does the subdivision and land development approval process work?
4. Where can I find maps of the County?
5. Is there a County zoning ordinance?
6. Where can I find information about public sewage and on-lot septic systems?
7. What are flood insurance rate maps and how do they affect my property?

Prothonotary

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1. Where is the Prothonotary's Office located?
2. What is the mailing address for the Prothonotary's Office?
3. Does the Prothonotary take personal checks?
4. How do I appeal a district judge judgment for money?
5. How do I appeal a district judge judgment for a landlord / tenant judgment for possession?
6. How do I appeal a license suspension or registration suspension?
7. How do I get a satisfied lien off of my credit report?
8. How do I get a lien off of my credit report that is not mine?
9. What types of liens and judgments are filed in the Prothonotary's Office?
10. How do I change my child's last name?
11. How do I change my name?
12. How do I get a passport?
13. How do I apply for a motor vehicle registration for an abandoned vehicle?
14. When is Motion Court?
15. What year do the naturalization records start in your office?

RACW - Brownfield Sites

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1. What are examples of a brownfield?
2. Are brownfields regulated in Pennsylvania?
3. How can the RACW help me redevelop a brownfield?
4. How can I market a property for reuse?

RACW - Community Revitalization

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1. Can the RACW help me demolish a blighted property and is there a cost to me?
2. Will I still own my property after it is demolished?
3. Does the RACW offer a rehab program for home repairs?
4. Can my RACW rehab loan be reviewed?
5. I am a private developer. How can the RACW help me develop my property?
6. Does the RACW accept donated properties?
7. Who are eligible funding recipients for countywide demolition funds?
8. What types of structures are eligible to receive countywide demolition funds?
9. Does my project qualify for demolition and will it be funded?
10. What costs are covered by countywide demolition funds?
11. Is there a restriction on post-demolition use of the cleared site?
12. What is the timeline for demolishing a structure?
13. Does the RACW have the property owner's permission to demolish the property?
14. Why does the RACW need the property owner to sign a "Release and Right of Entry" agreement and complete a "Demolition Application" form?
15. What if I refuse to sign the "Release and Right of Entry" agreement and/or Demolition Application?
16. Will a lien be placed on my property?
17. Will the RACW remove my personal items before the structure is demolished?
18. Do I still need to mow the lawn? Do I still have to pay property taxes?
19. What if I have a blighted property and I do not want to wait to file an application with the RACW?
20. I am a demolition contractor. How can I be added to the RACW contractor listing for upcoming demolition bids?

Sheriff - Sheriff Sale

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1. Where are the sales held?
2. Why does the Sheriff sell real estate?
3. Where are the Sheriff's sales advertised?
4. How much money is required at the time of sale?
5. What methods of payment are accepted?
6. Is any property research required before the Sheriff's sale?
7. When are the sales advertised?

Victim Witness Services

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1. Do I need to be present in court?
2. Do I get reimbursed for coming to court?
3. Can I drop the charges against an offender?
4. How long will the case take to go to trial?
5. When can I expect to receive my restitution?
6. Do I need an attorney?
7. Do have to talk to a defense attorney?
8. Do I have to talk to the media?

Westmoreland Link Network

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1. As I grow older, how may I live as independently as possible?
2. How may I find the information for the help that I need?
3. Are there fees involved?
4. What can I do to evaluate my future long-term living needs?
5. How do I know I will receive effective, dependable information?