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We've tried to anticipate any question you could have about Nappanee government. Look through the list of frequently asked questions below. Or, in case we missed something, you can always call City Hall or email us. We want to hear from you!

General questions
Election information
Archived Minutes
Emergency situations
Trash, brush, recyclables and hazardous waste
Garage sales or other types of sales
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Frequently asked questions

General
1. What are your hours?
2. Where is City Hall?
3. Are city meetings open to the public?
4. Where do I pay my bill?
5. What do I do when my street light is out?
6. What holidays does city government observe?

Election information
1. Where do I vote?
2. Who is my representative?
3. How can I register to vote?
4. When are the elections?

Emergency situations
1. Where do I go during a tornado warning?
2. When do you test tornado sirens?
3. How can I report a crime?
4. Who can I call if I have a sewer or water problem?
5. What should I do if a tree is in the road?

Trash, brush, recyclables and hazardous waste
1. Who do I call if my trash wasn't picked up?
2. What can I leave at the curb for trash pickup?
3. When are brush and leaves collected?
4. Where do I put my recyclables?
5. Does the city have a hazardous waste pickup?
6. When does the city take large items?

Garage sales or other types of sales
1. Do I need a permit to have a sale?
2. Who do I need to notify if I'm having a sale?
3. How often can I have a garage sale?

 

 

Answers

General
1. What are your hours?
City Hall is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM weekdays. At times, the building will be open after those hours for public meetings of the city council, plan commission and other boards. Please see the community calendar for a list of events at city hall and around Nappanee.
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2. Where is City Hall?
The Nappanee Municipal Building is located at 300 W. Lincoln St. The fire department is in an adjoining building, and the police and EMS stations are located across the street at 301 W. Lincoln St. City Hall - 574-773-2112 Fax: 574-773-5878, Police - 574-773-8400, EMS - 574-773-5658, Fire - 574-773-4000
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3. Are city meetings open to the public?
Yes, Nappanee city government strongly endorses Indiana's Open Door Law. During many meetings, public comment is taken on any issue; Plan Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals have guidelines for accepting comments at public hearings on specific land-use requests. Click here for a list of meeting schedules.
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4. Where do I pay my bill?
Residents may visit City Hall to pay on water and sewer bills, as well as city permits.

The city does not collect property taxes — landowners should contact the Elkhart County treasurer's office, (574) 535-6759, for more information and payment locations.
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5. What do I do when my street light is out?
Please call City Hall at (574) 773-2112 to report a problem. Please be sure to have the pole number or the nearest physical address for the light that's out.
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6. What holidays does city government observe?
City government will observe the following holidays in 2013. On these days, City Hall will be closed and issues needing immediate response, such as sewer backups and water leaks, should be reported to the emergency services dispatch center, (574) 773-8400.

Holiday schedule for 2014:
Jan. 1 - New Year's Day
Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King Day
Feb. 17 - President's Day
April 18- Good Friday
May 26 - Memorial Day
July 4 - Independence Day
Sept. 1 - Labor Day
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
Nov. 27-28 - Thanksgiving
Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve
Dec. 25 - Christmas
Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve
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Election information
1.Where do I vote?
Elkhart County has 25 voting centers throughout the county. Nappanee's center is located at the First Brethren Church, 1600 N. Main St.

Please call the county's election supervisor, (574) 535-6469, to inquire about absentee or early voting. The county's voter registration office, (574) 535-6774 or -6775, can answer specific questions about where to vote.

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2. Who is my representative?
All city residents registered to vote may cast a ballot for mayor, clerk-treasurer, judge and the council at-large position. Additionally, registered city voters al