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   Frequently Asked Questions
  Q: How do I contact Police if it is not an emergency?
  A: If you need police assistance that is not an emergency, you can call the dispatch center at 620-672-5551.


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When are Council meetings held?

  A: Council meetings are usually held the 1st and 3rd Monday each month at 5:00pm at city hall; however if a holiday falls on that date, the Council will reschedule the meeting. The Council also holds study sessions when needed.


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Who do I call about tall weeds or tall grass, trash in yards, abandoned cars, etc. in my neighborhood?

  A: The City's Code Enforcement department handles these types of complaints. Call 620-672-3866.


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What is a mill levy?

  A: A mill is one-thousandth part just as a percent is a one-hundredth part as a unit of measure. A tax levy is the amount of property tax revenue needed to meet the expenditure needs of an adopted budget. The tax levy rate is expressed in mills and is calculated by dividing the tax levy by the assessed value of all properties. For example, for the City of Pratt in 2008, the tax levy is $1,385,889 and the assessed value of all properties in the city is 30,714,999, therefore, $1,385,889 / $30,714,999 = 0.045121. This result multiplied by 1,000 equals 45.121, which is the mill levy rate for the City of Pratt.


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Why does the City keep increasing my taxes?

  A: Actually, the City's mill levy rate has decreased 6.151 mills since 2004 even though the City and it’s services have grown. The County Appraiser may have increased the appraised value of your property, which would result in a tax increase even if the mill levy rate remained the same or decreased. Another factor is the other taxing entities that contribute to the overall mill levy rate that you pay. If the School District or the County, for example, increases their mill levy rate, you will pay higher taxes even if the City's mill levy rate decreases or remains the same. The city mill levy accounts for only 22% of the total assessment.

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Where and how can I pay my city utility bill?
  A: You may pay your City utility bill at the counter in City Hall between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. There is a 24 hour secure drop slot at the front door of City Hall. You may also pay online using the link shown on the left. If you have questions about your water-sewer-refuse bill, call 620-672-5571. The City of Pratt accepts Mastercard, and Visa. You may also set up a direct withdrawal from your bank account.

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Who do I contact if I have power problems after 5:00pm, on holidays or weekends?
  A: The City of Pratt Power Plant has 24 hour dispatch for response to all power problems. (620-672-3831.) For turn on of disconnected service before 9:00pm on weekdays other than holidays, contact the police department (620-672-5551) to make payment arrangements for your outstanding balance plus a $50 after hours turn on fee. A line distribution employee will be dispatched to meet you at your address to turn on your power. The homeowner or renter must be present while the power is being turned back on. If no one is present, the main disconnect will be turned off and the power will be turned on. If there is no outside disconnect, power will not be restored and the next opportunity will be during normal working hours.

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What should I do when the lights dim or flicker and does not stop within 1 minute?
  A: As soon as possible, open your main disconnect.  This will protect our appliances and allow time to call the power plant dispatch to request a lineman to check out the problem.  The city will dispatch a lineman the first time at no charge.  If the problem requires an electrician, the lineman will return during normal working hours as needed.  Try to schedule the electrician so that the work and final inspection can be completed before 4:30pm on week days.

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What is the stormwater fee?
  A: The stormwater fee was created to allow for a program of scheduled maintenance and improvements to our storm sewer system. Recent heavy rains have accentuated the importance of maintaining our storm sewer system.

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How can I obtain a copy of an Ordinance or Resolution?
  A: You can call the City Clerk’s Office at 620-672-5571 and request a copy.

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What is the fuel adjustment on my utility bill?
  A: A fuel cost adjustment is made to all customer billings to the extent that the cost of purchased energy or the average fuel cost of energy exceeds $.03 per kilowatt hour sold.

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If my sewer backs up or is backing up whom do I call?
  A: Generally, it is a good idea to call the City first in this case so it can be determined if the problem is the City sewer main or private lateral connected to the main. City crews can help determine the source of the problem and correct it if it is in the Cities main line without charge. Otherwise if the problem is the private lateral, then the property owner will arrange for a plumber to make the necessary repairs. Please call: 620-672-3191 or 620-672-3866 8pm to 5pm, Mon. – Fri. Or 620-672-3831 after hours.

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How can I get my water shut off at the meter?
  A: During business hours 8pm to 5pm, Mon. – Fri. call 620-672-2111 or 620-672-3866. Or 620-672-3831 after hours (charges may apply after hours.)
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The Main Street bricks that have been stockpiled north of the College in the Business Park are now available to the General Public. The bricks are for use by the citizens of Pratt County only. Bricks shall be loaded by hand, not by loaders or large equipment, to ensure that everyone has a fair opportunity to acquire their share of the bricks for their own use. Contractors and other Cities are not permitted access to the bricks for any reason.


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The City of Pratt would like anyone who has sewer drain problems on the lowest floor of your home to call the City crews first before calling a plumber. City crews will check the sewer mains to determine if the problem is in the main or in your private line at no charge. This may help avoid an unnecessary plumbing bill and prevent damage to your home. Please call 672-3191, 672-3866 or 672-3831 after hours.


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