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2014 Goals Planning Retreat: City of Fayetteville, Tennessee
(Created: 02/15/2014; Reviewed: June 22, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to facilitate a strategic planning retreat for the City of Fayetteville.
Abandoned or Suspended Construction
General (Created: 12/20/2013; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

When construction on a residential structure fails inspection and the contractor chooses to walk away from the job, what action can the City take to have the structure either (1) removed, or (2) brought up to code and is the action against the contractor who pulled the permit and/or the property owner for which the contractor is employed?
Abandonment by the City of Certain Service Drives
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/02/1993; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether, upon the abandonment by the city of certain service drives, the city has the obligation to restore the property, including removal of the pavement.
Ability of City Recorder to Serve as City Manager
General (Created: 12/20/2002; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the City Recorder may serve concurrently as City Manager.
Accepting Property to be Used as a Park Exclusively for Senior Citizens
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/04/1993; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the City can accept a grant of property to be used as a park with the condition that it be exclusively a park for senior citizens.
Accountant
Job Description (Created: 08/19/2002; Reviewed: October 31, 2016 )

Job description for the position of Accountant.
Accounting Clerk
Job Description (Created: 08/19/2002; Reviewed: October 31, 2016 )

Job description for the position of Accounting Clerk.
Addition of Documents to the Minutes of the Commission
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/13/1996; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether a commissioner, without the approval of the city commission, can add printed or written material to the minutes of the commission.
Addressing Dilapidated Structures and Saving Historic Buildings
Ordinance (Created: 05/14/2014; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

When demolition is not a desired outcome, adoption of a slum clearance ordinance or adoption of a demolition by neglect ordinance may allow the city to address dilapidated structures in the downtown and save historic buildings.
Addressing Tall Weeds and Grass
General (Created: 08/21/2014; Reviewed: December 20, 2016 )

MTAS provided several documents to assist the city in enhancing its code enforcement program for tall weeds and grass.
Administrative Assistant (1)
Job Description (Created: 08/19/2002; Reviewed: April 17, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Administrative Assistant under supervision of Utilities Superintendent.
Administrative Assistant to the City Manager
Job Description (Created: 12/06/2002; Reviewed: May 2, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Administrative Assistant to the City Manager.
Administrative Assistant/Accountant
Job Description (Created: 08/19/2002; Reviewed: July 25, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Administrative Assistant/Accountant.
Administrative Secretary
Job Description (Created: 08/19/2002; Reviewed: May 2, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Administrative Secretary.
Administrative Secretary for Public Safety
Job Description (Created: 08/19/2002; Reviewed: May 2, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Administrative Secretary for Public Safety in the Police Dept.
Administrative Secretary I for the Department of Development Services
Job Description (Created: 08/19/2002; Reviewed: May 2, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Administrative Secretary I for Development Services.
Adopting a Plan of Services before Annexation
General (Created: 10/02/2014; Reviewed: June 11, 2017 )

MTAS provided several examples of plans of services for a city.
Adopting an Annexation Ordinance to Repeal a Previous One
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/14/1997; Reviewed: June 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a city may adopt an ordinance repealing its previous annexation ordinance.
Adult Oriented Establishment License and Permit
Form (Created: 12/04/2008; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide an example of a license and permit for adult oriented establishments.
Advertising at City Ball Parks: a Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 12/01/2001; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Cities were asked if they allow advertising signs at ball parks, and, if so, how they are regulated and what fees are charged.
Advisability of Installing Speed Bumps on Some City Streets
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/12/1997; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether it is advisable for the city to install "speed bumps" on some city streets.
Affidavit of Code Official
Form (Created: 08/14/2003; Reviewed: December 20, 2016 )

MTAS was asked to create a form for an affidavit of a code official.
AIDS in the Workplace
General (Created: 01/22/2008; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

If an employee is suspected on having AIDS, what are the employee and employer notification responsibilities?
Airport Manager Position Survey for the City of Lebanon: A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 12/01/2002; Reviewed: April 21, 2017 )

Ten cities were asked several questions about the position of Airport Manager.
Alcoholic Beverages On Premises Consumption
General (Created: 01/05/2002; Reviewed: June 18, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide information and technical assistance in developing ordinances for on premise consumption of alcoholic beverages as permitted by state law and approved by referendum.
Alderman Operating a Municipal Vehicle as a Police Car and Stopping Citizens
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/19/1991; Reviewed: March 15, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether an alderman is authorized to make traffic and other stops in a vehicle equipped with flashing blue lights.
Alderman's Use of Appointing Power
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/10/1997; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether an alderman nominated to the position of vice-mayor can vote for himself and whether the board of mayor and aldermen can appoint its members to act as department heads.
All Consumers of Publicly-Provided Utilities Must Pay for What They Receive at the Same Rate Charged to Others for a Like Service
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/13/1999; Reviewed: December 5, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the utility is precluded from collecting back charges, even though the failure to collect is due to the utility's inadvertence.
Allocation of the First One-Half of the Local Option Sales Tax by the County to the City
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/17/1992; Reviewed: December 20, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the first half of the sales tax must be apportioned among the school system and whether the county could allocate these funds to school debt retirement.
Allowing Non-Resident Property Owners to Vote by Absentee Ballot
General (Created: 02/06/2014; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether there are Tennessee cities that prevent property rights voters from voting on election day.
Amending an Annexation Ordinance Between Second and -- Third Readings to Add Territory to the Ordinance
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/21/1992; Reviewed: June 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can amend an annexation ordinance between second and third readings to add territory to the ordinance.
Analysis of the Need For a City Administrator: City of Centerville, Tennessee
(Created: 01/30/2001; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

The City of Centerville should hire a city administrator to manage the everyday operation of city government.
Analysis of the Need for a City Manager
(Created: 06/16/2003; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to demonstrate the need for a City Manager for the City of Harriman.
Animal Control and Animal Shelter Regulatory Information
General (Created: 08/17/2001; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Resources to answer questions regarding animal control and animal shelter regulations.
Animal Control Attendant
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Animal Control Attendant.
Animal Control Officer
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Animal Control Officer.
Animal Control Operations: a Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS -- Library
Survey (Created: 09/01/1999; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Cities were asked who is in charge of their animal control operations.
Animal Control Service and Shelters
Survey (Created: 07/01/2001; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Southeastern cities were asked about animal shelters and their staffing.
Annexation of Contiguous Properties
General (Created: 09/29/2014; Reviewed: June 11, 2017 )

MTAS explains that land proposed for annexation must be adjoining the existing city, without intervening space between the land proposed for annexation and the existing city.
Annexation Study for the Town of Bell Buckle
(Created: 12/16/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

An annexation study and plan of services, where a developer has agreed to pay for line extensions.
Annual Benchmarks, Public Works & Utilities, FY 2014
Survey (Created: 03/16/2015; Reviewed: January 27, 2017 )

MTAS surveyed eight cities about solid waste collection, streets and drainage maintenance, fleet maintenance, water treatment, wastewater treatment, water distribution, and wastewater collection.
Annual Contract for Mowing Developed and Vacant City-Owned and Abandoned Property (Re-Bid)
RFP (Created: 07/13/2011; Reviewed: January 20, 2012 )

An example of an annual mowing contract.
Annual Contract for Mowing Privately-Owned Developed and Vacant Property (Re-Bid)
RFP (Created: 07/13/2011; Reviewed: January 20, 2012 )

An example of an annual mowing contract.
Annual Publication of Notice under the Open Meetings Law
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/12/1997; Reviewed: July 15, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether one annual publication of notice of the regular monthly meetings can serve as sufficient notice under the Open Meetings Law.
Anonymous Complaints of Code Violations
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/27/2003; Reviewed: October 3, 2017 )

A better policy than simply not investigating anonymous complaints would be to respond to them on a case by case basis depending on the indicia of reliability in the complaint.
Appeals by City Employees Regarding Disciplinary Action or Termination -- A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 09/01/2001; Reviewed: May 11, 2017 )

Cities were asked about the appeals process for employees who are disciplined or terminated.
Applicant for Beer Permit at Site in Proximity to Church
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/03/1996; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked this question: Where a church located itself within 300 feet of an establishment selling beer and that establishment subsequently went out of business, is an applicant for a beer permit at the same establishment entitled to the permit.
Application for Adult Entertainment Permit and License
Form (Created: 02/06/2004; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to develop applications for an adult entertainment permit and license.
Application for Building Permit, City of Loudon, Tennessee
Form (Created: 01/02/1993; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

An example of a building permit application that includes a schedule of fees and diagram of the proposed building.
Application for Wastewater Service
Form (Created: 07/14/2004; Reviewed: February 23, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for an application form for wastewater service.
Application of FLSA to Police Academy Training
General (Created: 02/24/2003; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

The Wage and Hour office of the Department of Labor has determined that all time spent in training at the police academy is compensable time.
Applying City Zoning and Building Code Regulations to County Buildings
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/24/1994; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the City can apply its zoning and building code regulations, including that requirement that the county obtain a building permit and pay building permit fees, to county buildings.
Apprentice Lineworker
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Apprentice Lineworker.
Appropriation Agreement and Resolution Providing Funding for a Non-Profit Charitable Organization
General (Created: 09/08/2014; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

MTAS provided an agreement based on T.C.A. ' 6-54-111 that authorizes the city to appropriate funds for the financial aid of nonprofit charitable or civic organizations, as well as a resolution providing funding for a non-profit charitable organization.
Arborist
Job Description (Created: 07/01/2001; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Arborist.
Assessment Center Job Analyis Form
Form (Created: 06/27/2000; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

MTAS created a job analysis form to complement the Assessment Center process.
Assessment Center Process
General (Created: 06/01/2000; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

An Assessment Center is not a place--it is a method of evaluating candidates using standardized techniques under controlled conditions.
Assistant Chief of Police (1)
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Assistant Chief of Police.
Assistant Chief of Police (2)
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Assistant Chief of Police.
Assistant Chief of Police (3)
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Assistant Chief of Police.
Assistant City Manager
Job Description (Created: 08/19/2002; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Assistant City Manager.
Assistant City Manager for Development Services
Job Description (Created: 03/03/2008; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Assistant City Manager for Development Services.
Assistant City Manager: Development Services
Job Description (Created: 08/19/2002; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Assistant City Manager in Development Services.
Assistant Civil Engineer
Job Description (Created: 07/31/2002; Reviewed: October 12, 2016 )

Job description for the position of Assistant Civil Engineer.
Assistant Golf Pro
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Assistant Golf Pro.
Assistant Purchasing Manager
Job Description (Created: 08/19/2002; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Assistant Purchasing Manager.
Assistant Superintendent of Water and Sewer
Job Description (Created: 08/16/2001; Reviewed: May 2, 2017 )

Job description for the position of assistant superintendent of water and sewer.
Athens Rain Garden Program and Grant
General (Created: 04/08/2010; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

A brochure on building a rain garden and how public works can help with excavation and bedding materials.
Authority of City to Levy Whatever Tax Rate It Considers Necessary to Fund Municipal Purposes
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/12/1999; Reviewed: October 26, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can levy a property tax above $1.75 when the city's charter limits the levy to that amount.
Authority of City to Prohibit Ticket Sales Along City Streets Leading to Speedway
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/14/1998; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can prohibit the 'scalping' of tickets on city streets.
Authority of City to Prohibit Volunteer Firement From Running Red Lights and Using Sirens
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/31/1995; Reviewed: November 7, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the city has the authority to prohibit volunteer firemen from using sirens on their automobiles and from running red lights and violating other traffic laws during the course of responding to fire calls.
Authority to Call Special Meetings
General (Created: 06/24/2004; Reviewed: July 17, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the Mayor, City Administrator, or other Aldermen can call a special meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
Authority to Issue Arrest and Search Warrants
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/26/1999; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked who may legally issue a search or arrest warrant.
Authority to Set and Collect a City Litigation Tax After the Enactment of the Municipal Court Reform Act
General (Created: 08/22/2014; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether or not a city still has the authority to set and to collect a city litigation tax after the enactment of the Municipal Court Reform Act.
Authorization of a Sealed Bid for the Purchase of Property to be Done at Public Meetings
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/18/1995; Reviewed: July 15, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the authorization of a sealed bid for the purchase of property would have to be done by ordinance of the board of mayor and aldermen at public meetings.
Basic Benefit Survey: MTAS Survey
Survey (Created: 11/20/2007; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

Eleven cities were asked several questions about their employee benefit plans.
Beer and Tobacco Store Wants to Sell Alcohol
General (Created: 09/29/2014; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked how the new wine in grocery stores law relates to the ability of a beer and tobacco store to commence the sale of alcohol and what items may be offered for sale in a liquor store.
Beer Board Information
General (Created: 03/11/2014; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

A collection of materials on beer boards and bylaws, including: sample codes provisions establishing a beer board (Bristol, Kingsport, and Nashville); sample beer board rules and procedures (Kingsport, Nashville, and Oak Ridge); a sample beer board handbook (Bristol); and a sample beer board set of bylaws (Bristol).
Beer License Renewal
General (Created: 01/28/2002; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked if the City Recorder has the authority to renew an annual beer license.
Beer Permit Applicants and U. S. Citizenship
General (Created: 10/30/2013; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether applicants for beer permits must be U.S. citizens.
Beer Permit Change of Ownership
General (Created: 09/09/2014; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS provided guidance in the process to be followed for a beer permit issued to two owners when one owner desires to be removed from the permit.
Beer Permit for a Grocery Store in a Shopping Center
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/02/1993; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a certain grocery store in a shopping center located in the city is entitled to a beer permit since the boundary line of the city divides the shopping center and a large piece of county property upon which is located the county jail and a public soccer complex.
Beer Permits for a City Festival
General (Created: 05/19/2015; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide sample temporary beer permits for a city festival in the downtown area.
Beer Permits for Golf Courses
General (Created: 10/22/2002; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to identify several options for allowing beer sales on golf courses.
Beer Permits, Workers Compensation, and Street Damage -- Caused by Trucks
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/07/1994; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked a distance regulation question for a beer permit, whether it is the city's responsibility to insure that a contractor has workers' compensation prior to issuing a building permit, and whether cities can recover damages to streets from truck owners and operators.
Beer Sales and Alcohol Awareness Training: A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library for the City of Morristown
Survey (Created: 01/01/2004; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

Ten cities were asked about alcohol awareness training and permits for establishments selling beer.
Bid Specifications for Residential Garbage Collection
RFP (Created: 06/16/2003; Reviewed: January 10, 2010 )

MTAS was asked to compile a list of qualifications for a contractor to manage residential garbage collection.
Body Armor Policy
General (Created: 03/25/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

The city will provide personal body armor (bulletproof vest) to each full-time police officer and provide guidance in the use of the equipment.
Borrowing Funds for School Construction
General (Created: 04/09/2002; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a municipality could borrow money to help finance the construction of a new county elementary school.
Building Codes Employee Classification System
Job Description (Created: 08/03/2017; Reviewed: August 3, 2017 )

A building codes employee classification system that includes job descriptions and pay grades with minimums and maximums for each position.
Building Codes Inspector
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

Job description for the position of Building/Codes Inspector.
Burning Permit Sample Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 02/04/2004; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for assistance in revising an open burning permit program.
Business Office Supervisor
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 2, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Business Office Supervisor.
Cable Television Coordinator : A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS -- Library
Survey (Created: 04/01/2002; Reviewed: May 17, 2017 )

Cities were asked if they have a cable television coordinator and the salary range for that position.
Calculating Call Waiting Bonuses and Premiums for Overtime Compensation Purposes
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/10/1996; Reviewed: May 4, 2017 )

MTAS was asked how call waiting bonuses and premiums are calculated for overtime compensation purposes under the FLSA.
Can a Municipality Require Double Wides in Residential Areas to Have a Foundation?
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/20/1993; Reviewed: March 6, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a municipality can require double wides in residential areas to have a foundation.
Can the City Attorney Also Serve as the City Judge?
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/06/1993; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city attorney can also serve as the city judge.
Can the City Either Prohibit or Regulate Blasting by a Certain Rock Quarry?
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/03/1993; Reviewed: April 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the City can either prohibit or regulate blasting by a certain rock quarry for the purpose of preventing damage to houses within the vicinity of the quarry.
Can the City Enact Term Limits on Aldermen by Ordinance?
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/13/1994; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether the City can enact term limits on aldermen by ordinance.
Can the City Make Appropriations to Nonprofit Organizations?
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/08/1994; Reviewed: October 28, 2009 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can make appropriations to nonprofit organizations and, if so, what is the proper procedure.
Can the County Sheriff Increase the Cost of Housing Prisoners Arrested by the City?
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/01/1996; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the county sheriff can, on his own initiative, increase the cost of housing prisoners arrested by the city for the violation of state law or municipal ordinances.
Candidates for School Board Seats Must Be Residents of the District They Represent
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/12/2012; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

Members of county and city school boards of education must be residents of and elected from the districts they represent.
Canine Team Policy
General (Created: 01/10/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

The purpose of this policy is to establish the mission of the canine team, establish procedures for the use of the canine team, and outline the responsibilities of the canine handler.
Caught in the Middle of Leadership
General (Created: 07/31/2003; Reviewed: January 12, 2017 )

Middle management in the fire service can be quite a balancing act.
Certain Employee Records Subject to the Open Records Act
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/26/2000; Reviewed: October 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether an employee's medical information contained in a first injury report was confidential and therefore not subject to disclosure.
Certificate of Compliance: Retail Package Store
Form (Created: 04/20/2011; Reviewed: October 3, 2017 )

A sample of the Certificate of Compliance form that most cities/towns use for their Certificate of Compliance.
Certificate of Occupancy
Form (Created: 05/05/1993; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

An example of a certificate of occupancy from the City of Shelbyville.
Certification Pay: a Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 04/01/1999; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

Cities were asked if incentive pay was given to employees who attained certification in a job-related or other field, or for earning an associate or Bachelor's degree.
Certified Population of Tennessee Incorporated Municipalities
General (Created: 07/01/2005; Reviewed: September 14, 2017 )

For use in the distribution of state shared taxes to incorporated municipalities.
Changing the Mayor's Salary
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/23/1991; Reviewed: June 12, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a municipality may set the mayor's salary by amending the current budget (approved on July 1), and making the amendment retroactive to July 1.
Charging Non-Users a Garbage Collection Fee and Requiring Garbage Collection Recipients to Use Only the City Garbage Collection Service
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/16/1993; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can charge garbage collection service recipients a garbage collection fee even if they do not use the service and whether the city can require garbage collection recipients to use only city garbage collection service.
Charging the Inside Tax Rate with Respect to Property in One City in the County and the Outside Rate with Respect to Property in Another City in the County
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/07/1992; Reviewed: October 24, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the county can charge the inside tax rate with respect to property in one city in the county, and the outside rate with respect to property in another city in the county.
Chief Accountant
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: October 31, 2016 )

Job description for the position of Chief Accountant under the Utilities Department.
Chief Mechanic
Job Description (Created: 08/16/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of chief mechanic of the water and wastewater treatment plants for the City of Smyrna.
Chief of Police (1)
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Chief of Police.
Chief of Police (2)
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Chief of Police.
Chief of Police (3)
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Chief of Police.
Chief of Police Insists He Is Entitled to a Leave of Absence to Run for Office
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/13/1998; Reviewed: August 18, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city is legally required to give the chief of police a leave of absence to run for office of sheriff of the county.
Chief Wastewater Plant Operator
Job Description (Created: 08/16/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of chief wastewater plant operator.
Citation Form for Offenses That Are Not Traffic Related
Form (Created: 07/01/2003; Reviewed: December 20, 2016 )

MTAS was asked to prepare a citation form to be used by the city for offenses that are not traffic related.
Citations in Lieu of Arrest and Ordinance Summonses
General (Created: 10/28/1999; Reviewed: December 20, 2016 )

MTAS was asked to prepare citations in lieu of arrest and ordinance summonses.
Cities May Confer Employee Status for Purposes of the Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act to Another City Pursuant to a Valid Interlocal Agreement
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/01/1996; Reviewed: January 12, 2017 )

MTAS was asked questions regarding a sample Interlocal/Mutual Aid Agreement.
Cities Providing Civil Leave and Paid Leave for Organ and Blood Donors: A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 05/01/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

Ten cities were asked their policies for granting leave for organ and blood donors.
Cities That Operate Gas Departments
General (Created: 03/12/2014; Reviewed: January 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for information about cities that operate gas departments and the Tennessee Energy Acquisition Corporation (TEAC).
Citizens Information Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 17, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Citizens Information Manager.
Citizens Information Services Office Assistant
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Citizens Information Services Office Assistant.
Citizens Information Television Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 17, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Citizens Information Television Manager.
Citizens Information Television Voice Mail Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Citizens Information Television Voice Mail Coordinator.
City Administrator
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Job description for the position of City Administrator.
City as a Landlord Pending the Termination of Leases
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/23/1996; Reviewed: April 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can be a landlord pending the termination of leases on certain land it is considering buying in the vicinity of the glide path for the airport.
City Attorney
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: June 23, 2017 )

Job description for the position of City Attorney.
City Cemetery Policies and Charges: A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 06/01/2003; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Ten cities were asked what their policies and charges are for cremains and infant burial plots.
City Constructs Its Own Building and Uses Volunteer Labor
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/06/1995; Reviewed: February 13, 2017 )

MTAS was asked what the legal implications are of the city building a fire hall, partly with volunteer labor, and partly through subcontracting out particular jobs.
City Council Meetings
Ordinance (Created: 04/03/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to develop a policy for the city council of Madisonville to regulate and manage its meetings as an amendment to the municipal code.
City Council Vote
General (Created: 05/14/2003; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked the effect of a vote of the city council on a resolution in which three members voted 'yes,' two members voted 'no,' and one member abstained from voting.
City Donations to Non-Profit Organizations
Survey (Created: 01/28/2015; Reviewed: January 28, 2015 )

Twenty-two cities were asked if they had stopped making donations to non-profit organizations and whether there is a written policy supporting this decision.
City Employee Positions (Grant Writing, Grant Administration, Risk Management): A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library for the City of Bristol
Survey (Created: 07/01/2003; Reviewed: December 8, 2009 )

Ten cities were asked several questions about the positions of grant writer and risk manager.
City Employee Volunteering as a Reserve Police Officer
General (Created: 03/16/2001; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the legality of a city employee 'volunteering' his/her time as a reserve police officer.
City Entering into a Contract with the YMCA to Allow City Residents to Use Their Pool
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/23/1995; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city may enter into a fifteen year contract with the YMCA to allow city residents to use their pool.
City Establishes a Public Sanitary Sewer System
Ordinance (Created: 09/02/2014; Reviewed: August 3, 2017 )

MTAS provided an ordinance to adopt wastewater regulations and an agreement between the city and a utility district.
City Gas Department Wishes to Loan the General Revenue Fund an Amount Necessary to Construct a Municipal Garage
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/04/1993; Reviewed: December 5, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the city gas department could loan the general revenue fund an amount necessary to construct a municipal garage.
City Issues a Building Permit for a Project Which Causes a Drainage Problem
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/17/1996; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city is liable when it issues a building permit when the project to which the building permit pertains causes a drainage problem.
City Judge Appointment Procedures
General (Created: 04/17/2009; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

The City of Brentwood developed a procedure for appointing a city judge.
City Judge Compensation and Benefits Survey
Survey (Created: 08/20/2007; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

Fifteen cities were asked several questions about the compensation and benefits package for their municipal judge.
City Liability for Liquidated Damages on a Terminated Contract
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/17/1991; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the Town is required to pay $10,000 in liquidated damages when it terminated a contract with a company.
City Manager
Job Description (Created: 05/14/1998; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Job description for the position of City Manager
City Manager
Job Description (Created: 10/19/2004; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Job description for the position of City Manager.
City Manager Employment Agreements and Severance Pay
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/10/1997; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked what the former city manager's rights to severance pay are under the contract.
City Manager Evaluation
Form (Created: 06/01/2000; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide a form for the evaluation of a city manager.
City Manager Evaluation Cover Letter
General (Created: 07/13/2001; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Information to aid in completing an evaluation of a city manager.
City Manager Evaluation Forms
Form (Created: 04/03/2015; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide several examples of evaluation instruments for the position of city manager.
City Manager of Irving: Classification Specification
Job Description (Created: 08/16/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for City Manager for the City of Irving.
City Manager Performance Evaluation
Form (Created: 01/09/2009; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to assist in developing a format agreeable to all council members and use it complete a performance evaluation of the city manager.
City Manager Serving as Ex Officio Member of the City's -- Utility Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/26/1999; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city manager can serve as an ex officio member of the city's utility board.
City Manager's Authority Over Personnel Administration
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/04/1996; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city council has the authority to require the city manager to 'hire back' a fireman who resigned, ostensibly on the grounds that the city manager refused to permit him to 'moonlight' as a building inspector for a city when he was already moonlighting as a building inspector for the county.
City May Purchase Insurance from the Municipal Liability Pool
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/24/1998; Reviewed: February 22, 2010 )

When the city requests bid proposals for insurance, is it required to accept the lowest bid, or can it purchase the insurance from the Municipal Liability Pool?
City Noise Ordinance
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/15/1996; Reviewed: June 15, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city's noise ordinance is "vague."
City Obtains a Certificate of Public Purpose and Necessity Before Borrowing Funds to Buy Land for an Industrial Park
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/11/2000; Reviewed: July 24, 2007 )

MTAS was asked whether a city must obtain a certificate of public purpose and necessity before borrowing funds to buy land for an industrial park.
City of Brentwood Fire Department Annual Report FY2004
(Created: 08/20/2004; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

An example of an annual report from the Brentwood Fire Department.
City of Chattanooga Division of Codes & Inspection
(Created: 01/18/2002; Reviewed: December 20, 2016 )

MTAS was asked to do an inspection and codes division organizational study.
City of Chattanooga Fleet Study
(Created: 06/01/2002; Reviewed: June 14, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to conduct a study of the city's fleet operations.
City of Chattanooga Procurement Instruction Manual
General (Created: 03/13/2014; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

This manual establishes the policies and procedures required to be followed by the City of Chattanooga's (City) departments and agencies in fulfilling procurement and related logistical responsibilities within the delegated limits when performing procurement functions. The manual as written, serves as a user's guide for City employees and officials when implementing authorized purchasing procedures.
City of Cleveland Finance Department Banking Service Proposal
RFP (Created: 02/28/2001; Reviewed: March 26, 2010 )

The initiation of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process is intended to result in the selection of a financial institution that can provide the City of Cleveland with the highest quality and most flexible services for the lowest cost to the public.
City of East Ridge Solid Waste Collection Study
(Created: 04/02/2002; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide an evaluation of a solid waste collection system with recommendations for modifying collection frequency, methodology, and funding.
City of Harrogate Purchasing Procedures
General (Created: 04/05/2002; Reviewed: March 26, 2010 )

Puchasing procedures with the mayor acting as the purchasing agent for the city.
City of Jackson Fire Department: Past, Present, Future [Fire Department Annual Report]
(Created: 12/31/2009; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

An example of an annual report from the Jackson Fire Department.
City of Knoxville Division of Building Permit Review and Inspections Operations Assessment
(Created: 08/04/2004; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

This assessment review will focus on organization and staffing; adopted codes and appeal boards; licensing and fees; operating and permitting procedures; plan review and inspection services; comparison with other cities and the survey reviews.
City of Knoxville, Request for Proposals, Basic Life, AD&D, Basic Dependent Life, Supplemental Life and Long Term Disability Insurance
RFP (Created: 04/26/2006; Reviewed: February 22, 2010 )

An RFP for the City of Knoxville to provide life and disability insurance to all eligible employees.
City of Lewisburg Water & Wastewater: MTAS Management and Operational Assessment
(Created: 01/10/2014; Reviewed: January 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to conduct a management assessment of water and wastewater operations, note any cost-saving opportunities, conduct a review of water and wastewater rates, and make recommendations.
City of Manchester Board Evaluation
Form (Created: 08/14/2001; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

This evaluation form is designed to help the Board understand the expectations of the city administrator in his relationship to the Board.
City of Manchester City Administrator Evaluation 2001
Form (Created: 08/14/2001; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

This evaluation form is designed to determine the effectiveness of the city administrator.
City of McMinnville 2013 Strategic Goals
(Created: 01/25/2013; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

The purpose of this retreat was to learn about municipal governmental resources and develop four (4) goals for 2013.
City of Mount Juliet Planning Commission Annexation Study: Royal Oaks Service Area
(Created: 03/01/2001; Reviewed: June 11, 2017 )

Study regarding the feasibility of Mt. Juliet's annexation of the Royal Oaks Service Area.
City of Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 12/03/2001; Reviewed: January 9, 2017 )

An ordinance authorizing residents of existing dwelling units within the city to make monthly payments as a means of paying the cost of tap fees for connecting to the city's sanitary sewer service and providing for a method of collection.
City of Murfreesboro Fleet Service Evaluation
(Created: 06/01/2001; Reviewed: June 14, 2017 )

MTAS' assistance was sought on developing an implementation plan for fleet management.
City of Niota Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Agreement
General (Created: 08/15/2017; Reviewed: October 3, 2017 )

A contract between city of Niota and the Environmental Management Group to provide personnel to operate and maintain the wastewater plant.
City of Oak Ridge Citizen Satisfaction Survey
Survey (Created: 10/01/2000; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Citizens of Oak Ridge were asked questions about their quality of life and city services.
City of Oak Ridge Strategic Plan Update Issues
(Created: 09/28/2004; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

This report discusses strategic planning, identifies a group of comparable cities, reviews property tax rate percentiles, and presents an analysis of basic services in the City of Farragut with those provided by the City of Oak Ridge from public funds.
City of Smithville, Tennessee: A Resolution
General (Created: 10/17/2001; Reviewed: May 8, 2017 )

Requested that MTAS prepare amendments to the current private act charter as it pertains to a city court.
City of South Pittsburg Position Paper
(Created: 06/07/2001; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to assess the current condition and prepare for the future of the City of South PIttsburg, using the SWOT model.
City of Whitwell Fire Department
General (Created: 10/09/2001; Reviewed: November 7, 2016 )

MTAS was asked the minimum age and physical requirements for volunteer firefighters.
City Parks and Security: A Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 04/01/2002; Reviewed: February 21, 2017 )

Cities were asked to provide information about the number and types of parks they have, as well as budgetary and security information.
City Planner
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of City Planner.
City Recorder
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

Job description for the position of City Recorder.
City Recorder/Finance Director
Job Description (Created: 11/09/2004; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

A job description for a position that combines the duties of City Recorder and Finance Director.
City Regulation of Commercial Poultry Production Houses
General (Created: 11/18/2014; Reviewed: June 22, 2017 )

MTAS provided information regarding city regulation of chicken houses and the domestic use of poultry and foul. A follow-up letter provides an example of a zoning ordinance that bans poultry production houses within the city limits.
City Responsibility for Property Line Pin
General (Created: 11/08/2004; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

MTAS was asked about a situation related to a property-line 'pin' that was covered in a recent street paving.
City School District Admits Children Who Live Outside the City and Charges Tuition
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/08/1996; Reviewed: December 20, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the City School District may admit children who live outside the city and charge tuition.
City Undertaking Drainage Work on Private Property
General (Created: 10/29/2013; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the city undertaking drainage work on private property; includes discussion of public purpose doctrine, waters of the state, and natural flow rule.
City Wishes to Prohibit Double Wide Mobile Homes
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/21/1993; Reviewed: May 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a city could write any ordinance that would permit the city to prohibit double wides.
City's Ability to Condemn an Easement Across Railroad Tracks to Construct a Street
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/17/1992; Reviewed: May 17, 2017 )

The authority granted to municipalities to condemn property to establish streets and highways also allows condemnation across railroad tracks so long as use of the land for railroad purposes is not destroyed.
City's Authority to Pay for Advertising of Businesses Within -- the City
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/16/1996; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city and various merchants can jointly fund billboard space advertising certain private businesses in the city.
City's Gas System Contributing Revenues for the Repair of the City's Streets
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/21/1996; Reviewed: December 5, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the city's gas system can contribute revenues for the repair of the city's streets.
City's Purchase of Automotive Repairs
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/13/1999; Reviewed: November 16, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city's purchase of automotive repairs is a professional service exempt from competitive bidding required by the Municipal Purchasing Law and the city's competitive bidding policies.
City's Responsibility to Maintain Private Drives That Were Annexed into the City
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/19/1993; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the city's responsibility to maintain private drives that were annexed into the city in 1969.
City's Share of the State Beer Tax
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/15/1997; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a city can prohibit the sale of beer and if that decision would jeopardize the city's share of the state beer tax.
Civic Center Event Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Civic Center Event Coordinator.
Civilian Ride-Along Programs
General (Created: 03/25/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

A civilian should meet certain eligibility requirements to participate in a municipal police department's ride-along program.
Clarification of Provisions of the Municipal Finance Officer Certification and Education Act of 2007
General (Created: 07/07/2010; Reviewed: July 23, 2010 )

MTAS was asked to explain CMFO options for the Town of Oakland.
Classifying Employees in Labor and Management Categories
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/27/1991; Reviewed: May 12, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for assistance in classifying employees in labor and management categories.
Clerk
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Clerk.
Clerk III - Accountant
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: July 25, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Clerk III Accountant.
Cleveland Beautification Survey
Survey (Created: 04/28/2011; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

The Tree Board in Cleveland conducted this survey and had 442 responses.
Code Enforcement Notices and Forms
Form (Created: 07/18/2008; Reviewed: December 20, 2016 )

Notices for the inspection of property, for slum clearance, and for overgrown lots.
Code Enforcement on Buildings Partially Within City
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/11/1996; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

Where a building is located partially in the city and partially in the county, does the city's building permit and inspection system apply to the entire building?
Code of Ethics for City Officials and Employees
General (Created: 08/21/2014; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

MTAS provided information on a code of ethics and workplace bullying.
Collecting State and Local Litigation Tax on Actions Filed in Municipal Court
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/12/1995; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked when the city must collect state and local litigation tax on actions filed in municipal court.
Collection of Fines and Costs While Decision is on Appeal
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/02/1993; Reviewed: December 23, 2016 )

MTAS was asked what action the city can take against a pallet manufacturer who is in violation of the fire code.
College Student Voter Registration
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/21/2002; Reviewed: August 18, 2017 )

Analyzes law governing the conditions under which students in colleges in Tennessee can register to vote in cities in the locations of their colleges.
Community Development Director
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Community Development Director.
Community Improvements Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Community Improvements Coordinator.
Community Planner II
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Community Planner II.
Companies Who Can Do Compensation Studies
General (Created: 02/05/2009; Reviewed: June 2, 2017 )

A list of consulting companies in the South/Southeast who can do compensation studies.
Compensation for Serving on Committees
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/12/1992; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the Board of Mayor and Aldermen can compensate aldermen and others appointed to committees for their service as committee members.
Compensation of Police Officers
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/29/1997; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the ten minutes during which police officers attend mandatory roll-call can be calculated for the purposes of overtime compensation and what, if any, is the rate of compensation due non-exempt police officers for work between 160 and 171 hours when their work period is 28 days, and their regular schedule during that work period is 160 hours.
Compensation Policy Required by Law
General (Created: 04/02/2012; Reviewed: May 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether cities are required by law to have a compensation policy.
Composition and Authority of the City Beer Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/11/1992; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the composition of the board can be changed and whether the board has the authority to deny a beer permit to an applicant that meets the requirements set out in the beer ordinance
Comprehensive Fire Management Study Survey Form
Form (Created: 09/06/2011; Reviewed: June 2, 2017 )

A checklist for a CMR of fire organizations.
Condemnation of Property with Deed Restrictions or Covenants
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/06/2017; Reviewed: October 6, 2017 )

MTAS was asked if the city condemns property that has deed restrictions or covenants requiring that the property only be used for residential development, if such restrictions are lifted or nullified by the condemnation.
Conditions of the Deed Abandoning the Street
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/29/1993; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can attach conditions to the abandonment of the street.
Conducted Energy Weapon (M26 Taser) Policy
General (Created: 06/26/2003; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to supply policies and procedures for police use of tasers.
Confidentiality of Certain Internal Investigative Notes/Reports
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/20/1997; Reviewed: October 3, 2017 )

MTAS researched the issue of whether the records of an internal investigation (non-criminal at this point) by the police department of one its employees is subject to the Tennessee Public Records Act or whether it falls within a statutory exception to the Act or is otherwise privileged against disclosure.
Constitutionality of Changes to Home Rule City Charters
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/04/2001; Reviewed: October 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the changes to a City's home rule city charter, which are the product of a referendum by initiative of the voters, legal.
Construction and Sale/Leaseback of Public Works Project by Municipality
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/10/1999; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the proposed school construction is a "public works project" and whether the municipality has ample authority to buy real property for a public works project and then lease such property to another governmental entity.
Continuation of a Nonconforming Commercial Use in a Residential Zoning District
General (Created: 11/14/2014; Reviewed: June 22, 2017 )

A commercial building was constructed prior to the advent of zoning in the town; the proposed commercial use is a used car lot, but the present zoning is R-1.
Contract Documents & Specifications for Residential Recyclable Materials Collection and Delivery
RFP (Created: 03/25/2010; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

Includes an RFP, contractor's proposal, contract, and performance bond for the City of Maryville.
Contract for Consolidated Law Enforcement
General (Created: 11/02/2004; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to review a police services contract with the county sheriff's office and created a new one.
Contract for the County to Maintain the City's Streets in Exchange for Payment
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/12/1990; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the county and the city have the legal right to enter into the contract for the former to maintain the latter's streets in exchange for payment for such maintenance.
Contract Law
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/14/1995; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the board of mayor and aldermen can compel the mayor to sign a certain "contract."
Contraction/Deannexation of Property by Ordinance
General (Created: 02/26/2014; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether there can be spot deannexation of a parcel of land while leaving the other surrounding parcels inside the Town limits.
Contractors Licensing Law and Its Application
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/18/1992; Reviewed: March 6, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to clarify the contractors licensing law.
Contractors Licensing Law and Its Application
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/13/1992; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the city building inspector should issue a building permit for the construction of a certain restaurant in the city.
Controlling Mosquitos in Selected East Tennessee Cities -- A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 04/01/2001; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Cities were asked if they spray chemicals for mosquito control, what equipment is used and what considerations are made for people who are sensitive to chemicals.
Convention Center Management Agreement Among the Convention Center Corporation and John Q. Hammons Hotels, Inc.
General (Created: 08/17/2001; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

Contract regarding convention center management.
Corridor Annexation
General (Created: 10/06/2016; Reviewed: May 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about a possible annexation of a right-of-way connecting the corporate limits to a larger piece of property outside the city, with no other property to be annexed along the right-of-way.
Costs of Multiple Charges
General (Created: 05/12/2003; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether an offender charged with two different charges on the same ticket is charged with two court costs or just one.
Councilmember Running for Mayor
General (Created: 02/12/2003; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether a sitting councilmember can run for the office of Mayor without resigning his current council seat.
Counting of Board Votes
General (Created: 08/10/2004; Reviewed: February 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked how a board vote of two for, one abstention, and one passing is to be recorded.
County Beer Permits
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/13/1991; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a county beer permit issued to beer establishments in the town are valid permits, and whether the town has the authority to regulate the hours of Sunday beer sales
County Funding of Roads
General (Created: 06/29/2016; Reviewed: June 30, 2016 )

MTAS was asked three questions: (1) Whether a county highway department is restricted in spending its gas tax revenues to only outside municipalities; (2) Whether a county can legally earmark a portion of county property taxes collected within a municipality to roads outside the municipality; and (3) Whether a county is required to have a public hearing before final passage of the budget.
County Taxing Rental Property Owned by the Utility District
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/26/1996; Reviewed: March 19, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether the county can tax rental property owned by the utility district.
County's Authority to Condemn Territory Within a Municipality's Corporate Boundaries Without Its Consent
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/29/1999; Reviewed: May 17, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a county may condemn property within an incorporated territory, for the purpose of building a road without the city's consent.
Creation of Metropolitan Government
General (Created: 08/18/2004; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked if the Town of Woodbury could stop a proposed effort to implement metropolitan government in Cannon County, Tennessee.
Criminal Background Check Authorization
Form (Created: 03/14/2003; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to develop a criminal background check employment application supplement.
Crossville Water Rate Study
(Created: 07/02/2010; Reviewed: September 21, 2017 )

Rate increases were recommended to cover projected debt and fund higher depreciation costs.
Customer Records Clerk
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: January 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Customer Records Clerk in Water Systems Services.
Customer Service Supervisor
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Customer Service Supervisor for Utilities and Public Works.
Customer Service Supervisor
Job Description (Created: 08/16/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of customer service supervisor for utilities and public works for the City of Smyrna.
Customer Service Technician
Job Description (Created: 10/01/2009; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

A job description for the position of Customer Service Technician
Damages Police Do to Buildings in the Process of Searches in Exigent Circumstances
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/17/2010; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the police are liable for damages done to private property that occur when they obtain entry to a building and seize a person's property under a search warrant or under exigent circumstances.
Data Entry Operator
Job Description (Created: 11/02/2016; Reviewed: March 1, 2017 )

Job description for the position of data entry operator from the city of Memphis.
Dead Animal Pickup on Private Property: A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 09/01/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Ten cities were asked about their policies and procedures for picking up dead animals from private property.
Dedication of Streets That Are Essentially Private Driveways
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/21/1999; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether it would be advisable for the Town to take over the maintenance, or accept the dedication as city streets, certain private driveways.
Deducting Union Dues for Firefighters
General (Created: 03/13/2002; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to research cities' requirements to deduct union dues from firefighters.
Deducting Union Dues from Firefighters' Paychecks
General (Created: 06/25/2002; Reviewed: January 12, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for an opinion regarding the deduction of union dues from firefighter's paychecks.
Defined Benefit Retirement Plans and Benefits
General (Created: 10/20/2014; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS provided examples of retirement plans from several cities and information from TCRS.
Definition of Grandfathering in the Sense of Allowing a Preexisting Use to Continue Despite a Later Regulation
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/23/1996; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

"Grandfathering" is allowing an existing operation or conduct to continue legally when a new operation or conduct would be illegal.
Delinquent Business Tax and Garbage Fees
General (Created: 01/30/2003; Reviewed: December 12, 2016 )

MTAS was asked for assistance in collecting business tax and garbage fees.
Demand by a Former Police Officer for Payment for Unused Vacation and Sick Leave
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/02/1992; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a former police officer is entitled to accumulated vacation and sick leave pay upon leaving the city's employment because of past custom and practice of the Town.
Demolition of Dilapidated and Unsafe Buildings
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/20/1998; Reviewed: December 23, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether there is any legal way to require the local Farmer's Coop to demolish a large cattle feeding bin on its property.
Denying a Business License to a Person Whose Business Establishment is in Violation of the City's Zoning Ordinance
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/08/1996; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can deny a business license to a person whose business establishment is in violation of the city's zoning ordinance.
Department Heads Are At Will Employees Under City Charter
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/03/1997; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city by ordinance can provide a means by which department heads under certain conditions can elect to not be at will employees if those department heads are at will employees under the city charter.
Development of a Proposed Sewer System for Estill Springs
(Created: 08/06/2001; Reviewed: January 10, 2017 )

Recommendation that Estill Springs connect with a neighboring town's sewer system.
Differential Tax Rates and Questions from the Charter Commission
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/17/1996; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether differential tax rates within taxing districts and special services districts authorized under the Charter Government Unification Act would violate the Tennessee Constitution and several other questions by the Charter Commission.
Director of Development Services
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Director of Development Services.
Director of Golf/Head Professional
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Director of Golf/Head Professional.
Director of Golf/Head Professional
Job Description (Created: 08/23/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Director of Golf/Head Professional for the City of Smyrna.
Director of Health
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: October 12, 2016 )

Job description for the position of Director of Health.
Director of Human Resources
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 1, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Director of Human Resources.
Disbanding Oakdale's Fire Department
Ordinance (Created: 05/01/2001; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

An ordinance disbanding the Town of Oakdale's Fire Department.
Discretion of Town to Refuse to Allow New Taps
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/03/1994; Reviewed: December 5, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the Board of Mayor and Aldermen may refuse to allow new taps to the municipal water system outside the corporate limits.
Dispatcher
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: November 7, 2016 )

Job description for the position of Dispatcher.
Dispatcher, Lead
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: February 8, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Lead Dispatcher.
Dispatcher/Computer Supervisor
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: February 8, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Dispatcher/Computer Supervisor.
Dispatcher/Records Clerk
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: November 7, 2016 )

Job description for the position of Records Clerk/Dispatcher.
Disposing of an Abandoned Vehicle
General (Created: 02/03/2016; Reviewed: July 6, 2017 )

MTAS provided information on the process to dispose of a private vehicle that was abandoned.
Disposition of Court Costs, Litigation Tax Revenues, and Fines
General (Created: 12/22/2004; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide a summary of distribution of court costs, fines, and litigation taxes.
Disposition of Seized Cash
General (Created: 06/01/2004; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the proper procedures for storing cash seized by the police department.
Disposition of Unclaimed, Lost, or Abandoned Personal Property in Possession of Police Department
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/17/1996; Reviewed: October 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked what disposition a city can make of unclaimed, lost, or abandoned personal property in the possession of the police department, such as, but not limited to, money, bicycles, automobiles, etc.
Dissolution and Reinstatement of an Industrial Development Board
General (Created: 02/18/2014; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether an IDB is automatically dissolved if they do not meet and how an IDB might be reinstated.
District vs. At-Large Elections
General (Created: 02/23/1995; Reviewed: May 25, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to assist with a presentation on the subject of district vs at-large elections.
Divorced Employee Claimed He Was Married and Entitled to City-Sponsored Family Health Insurance Coverage
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/07/2000; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether it would be appropriate for the city to terminate an employee who falsely claimed that he was still married and therefore, entitled to city-sponsored family health insurance coverage, when, in fact, this employee was divorced.
Does an Employee Have a Right to a Salary Increase by Virtue of Provisions Made in the Budget for Salary Increases
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/23/1992; Reviewed: July 15, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether an employee has a right to a salary increase by virtue of provisions made in the budget for salary increases.
Does the City Have to Operate a City Court?
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/16/1994; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the City has to operate a city court.
Does the City Have to Pay the County to Incarcerate Prisoners Arrested and Prosecuted for State Law Violations by the City?
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/29/1996; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city has to pay the county to incarcerate prisoners arrested and prosecuted for state law violations by the city.
Does the Tennessee Open Records Law Require a City to Mail Any Record to a Newspaper?
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/10/1999; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city is required under the Tennessee Open Records Law to mail to a newspaper information packets it provides to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, or any other city records.
Dog Park Creation and Regulation
Survey (Created: 11/18/2014; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Eight cities were asked several questions about off-leash dog parks, including: use of a feasibility study; funding model; design guidelines; and, regulations or ordinances.
Drafting a Sewer Ordinance
General (Created: 11/05/2004; Reviewed: June 15, 2017 )

Guidelines for ordinance and statute drafting.
Drainage Problems: Private vs. Public
General (Created: 06/20/2003; Reviewed: June 14, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about repairs and improvements to a damaged culvert that would be in order and legitimate use of public funds.
Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy
General (Created: 08/21/2006; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to create a model drug and alcohol testing policy.
Drug Task Force Financial Officer
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Drug Task Force Financial Officer.
Duties and Responsibilities of a Fire Chief
(Created: 11/02/2000; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

Discusses the duties and responsibilities of the Paris, Tennessee, Fire Chief.
E-mail and Open Records Law
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/05/2001; Reviewed: October 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the Open Records Law applies to e-mail sent by a city official.
Economic Development Assessment
Form (Created: 04/01/2009; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

An economic development assessment survey form.
Economic Development Director
Job Description (Created: 01/19/2004; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

A job description for the position of Economic Development Director.
Economic Development Review of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County, Tennessee Joint Industrial Board
(Created: 03/31/2010; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide an economic development review, which is intended to review the organization, operations, and strategies that may assist in promoting economic development.
Education Funding as It Relates to the Distribution of the County Property Tax and Wheel Tax Revenues
General (Created: 06/26/2014; Reviewed: November 28, 2016 )

The county may direct that wheel tax revenues be used to support the county school system, thereby allowing the county to reduce the property tax levy dedicated for school purposes. MTAS was asked about the impact of such a change on county revenues received by the school system and school maintenance of effort issues.
Effective Council Meetings Course Manual
General (Created: 11/11/2003; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

Course manual for City University Course.
Effective Date of the Incorporation of a City
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/03/1999; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked when the incorporation of a city is considered effective.
Electing a Vice-Mayor
General (Created: 06/20/2003; Reviewed: June 12, 2017 )

MTAS was asked how to go about electing a Vice-Mayor.
Election of Municipal Court Clerk
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/28/1992; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether Barrett requires the clerk of a municipal court exercising concurrent jurisdiction to be elected.
Election of Municipal Judges with Concurrent General Sessions Jurisdiction
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/18/1998; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the City can provide for the election of the city judge in the April city election.
Electrical Operating Superintendent
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Electrical Operating Superintendent.
Electrical Technician
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Electrical Technician.
Eliminating the Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements in the 2012 International Building Code and International Residential Code
General (Created: 08/23/2016; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether it is permissible to eliminate the carbon monoxide detector requirements in the 2012 IBC and IRC and if that complies with standards adopted by the State Fire Marshal.
Emergency Call-In Duties
General (Created: 03/27/2000; Reviewed: October 27, 2016 )

In order to maintain the safety and functionality of the City of Athens infrastructure and right-of ways, it will be necessary periodically for public works employees to be called in for duties after regular working hours during emergency or otherwise adverse situations.
Emergency Debris Management RFP
RFP (Created: 11/20/2000; Reviewed: November 7, 2016 )

The City of Fort Lauderdale issued a request for proposals for emergency debris management.
Emergency Debris Removal RFQ
RFP (Created: 09/14/2004; Reviewed: November 7, 2016 )

The City of Ocala issued a request for quotation for debris removal.
Emergency Personnel Annual Physicals and Overtime Pay Questions
General (Created: 09/17/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether annual physicals are mandatory for police and fire personnel and about overtime pay.
Eminent Domain Proceedings to Acquire Property for a Maintenance Garage When the Property Is Owned by a Member of the City Commission
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/12/1993; Reviewed: May 17, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a municipality may institute eminent domain proceedings to acquire property for a maintenance garage when the property is owned by a member of the city commission.
Employee Safety Measures
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/01/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to address several personnel safety issues.
Employing Minors in Establishments That Sell Beer
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/31/1992; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether minors may be employed in establishments that sell beer.
Employment Contract City Manager
General (Created: 01/01/1997; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

An employment contract for the position on City Manager.
Employment Contracts between City Manager and Department Heads
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/20/1993; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the Commissioners of the City may enter into an "employment agreement" with the Chief of Police.
Encryption of Radio Signals
General (Created: 03/29/2001; Reviewed: October 31, 2016 )

Encryption will keep eavesdroppers from being able to listen to radio transmissions as they happen, but official recordings of the transmissions are public records.
Enforcement of Building Code on a Project under Construction -- at Time of Annexation
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/23/1992; Reviewed: June 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether newly annexed property is subject to the city's building code.
Enforcement of Floodplain Zoning Ordinance
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/18/2002; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to research and write an opinion on enforcing a floodplain zoning ordinance.
Enforcing a Residential Zoning Classification on Annexed -- Properties
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/10/1997; Reviewed: June 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about enforcing a residential zoning classification on two parcels of real property that were annexed some time ago by a city.
Enforcing Compliance with Posted Street Numbering
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/18/1991; Reviewed: February 8, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether other cities have ordinances that guarantee posting of street numbers.
Enforcing Municipal Ordinances Outside the City Limits
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/19/1996; Reviewed: December 23, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether it may enforce its ordinances dealing with tall grass, junk cars, and dangerous buildings within one mile of the city limits.
Engineer / Codes Official
Job Description (Created: 08/23/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Engineer / Codes Official for the City of Smyrna.
Engineer Codes Official
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: April 17, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Engineer/Codes Official.
Engineer/Sewer/Codes Official
Job Description (Created: 06/26/2003; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

A job description for the position of Engineer/Sewer/Codes Official.
Engineering Assistant
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Engineering Assistant.
Engineering Technician (1)
Job Description (Created: 08/02/2002; Reviewed: October 12, 2016 )

Job description for the position of Engineering Technician for the City of Belmont.
Enhancing the Economic Vitality of the Central Business District
General (Created: 12/11/2015; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

MTAS provided several approaches that have been successfully employed in other Tennessee cities to accomplish this objective.
Entitlement of the City to In Lieu Of Taxes from an Electric System
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/06/1995; Reviewed: October 26, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the city is entitled to in lieu of taxes from an electric system with respect to the system's property in the city.
Equipment Operator (1)
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Equipment Operator.
Equipment Operator (2)
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Equipment Operator.
Equipment Purchases by the Joint City/County E-911 Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/25/1993; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the board could accept one of two offers to furnish equipment or if it must advertise and accept bids.
Establishing a City Court
General (Created: 08/01/2013; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

Regarding the establishment of a city court, the city should notify the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) in writing. After the names of the judge and clerk are in the AOC system, they will receive notices of conferences and training classes.
Establishing a Planning Commission and Initiating Zoning within the Corporate Limits
General (Created: 09/09/2013; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide information about the requirements for creating a planning commission and initiating zoning.
Establishing an Economic Development Program
General (Created: 03/24/2003; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

The City of Medina requested MTAS to assist in establishing an economic development program.
Example of a Monthly Administrative Report
(Created: 12/11/2013; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for an example of a monthly administrative report that a city manager might present to the mayor and city council.
Examples of Vehicle Use Policies
General (Created: 08/21/2013; Reviewed: May 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide some samples of vehicle use policies.
Excavation Safety Policy Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 10/07/2002; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to write an ordinance establishing an excavation safety policy for the Town of Wartrace.
Excess Funds in Public Improvement Bond
General (Created: 01/08/2014; Reviewed: January 21, 2014 )

MTAS was asked whether excess funds that remained from a public improvement bond called to complete required subdivision work should be returned to the surety company.
Executive Secretary City Manager's Office
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Executive Secretary City Manager's Office.
Executive Secretary II
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Executive Secretary II for Engineering and Development Services.
Executive Secretary II Administrative Assistant
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Executive Secretary II/Administrative Assistant.
Exemption from Application of the State Fire Marshal's Minimum Statewide Standards under T.C.A. '68-120-101
General (Created: 03/27/2014; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the town is authorized to issue building permits and conduct inspections on the new county elementary school.
Expending Municipal Funds to Relocate Sewer, Water, and Gas Mechanical Equipment at the Request of a Property Owner
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/11/1995; Reviewed: June 5, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the legality of expending municipal funds to relocate sewer, water and gas mechanical equipment at the request of a property owner who wishes to backfill his property.
Extending Contract Terms
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/26/1994; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a city can renew their contract with a solid waste disposal company without having to open it up to competitive bidding.
Extending Fire Service on a Contract Basis Outside Corporate Limits
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/02/1993; Reviewed: April 9, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the Town could extend fire service on a contract basis outside corporate limits and, if so, whether this would increase the town's liability exposure.
Facilities Management
(Created: 10/31/2014; Reviewed: April 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to evaluate the city's management structure for facility maintenance because of the city's major capital investment in its facilities and the ongoing operational costs associated with their maintenance and repair.
Facility Naming Policies
General (Created: 06/15/2015; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide some examples of facility naming policies.
Farmers' Markets in Tennessee Cities
General (Created: 04/13/2015; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for information on what a city needs to know to host a farmers' market inside the city limits, including rules, regulations, and vendor applications.
Finance Review of Parks and Recreation Dept. of Chattanooga
(Created: 06/02/2006; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

This review of the Parks and Recreation Department, focuses specifically on three areas of Recreation, the POWERHOUSE, Aquatics, and the Recreation centers.
Financial Review of Non-City Athletic Leagues
General (Created: 02/06/2014; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the City has an obligation to conduct any type of financial review of non-city athletic leagues.
Fire Chief
Job Description (Created: 08/23/2001; Reviewed: August 17, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Fire Chief for the City of Smyrna.
Fire Chief (1)
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Fire Chief.
Fire Chief (2)
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Fire Chief.
Fire chief is in the driver's seat
General (Created: 09/13/2001; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

An article answering the question regarding the responsibility and scheduling of the Fire Chief's position in a fire department.
Fire Department Major
Job Description (Created: 08/27/2003; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

A job description for the position of Fire Department Executive Officer with the rank of Major.
Fire Department Recognition Bill
General (Created: 02/26/2003; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

This information from a TFCA flyer answers questions about the Fire Department Recognition Bill.
Fire Department Schedule
(Created: 08/01/2001; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

Proposed 28-day schedule for a fire department working a 24/48 shift pattern, including meal time deduction and kelly day.
Fire Department Standard Operating Procedure: Fire Department Vehicle Safety, Emergency and Non-Emergency Response, Safe Emergency Operations on Roadways
General (Created: 06/30/2010; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

This procedure identifies requirements for the implementation of a safe Fire Department vehicle operations program.
Fire Department Training Records
General (Created: 08/25/2003; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

Fire Department records for training and personnel are open for inspection upon demand during any reasonable hours.
Fire Hydrant Rental
General (Created: 05/14/2003; Reviewed: May 12, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether it is legal and what is a reasonable fee for the general fund to pay the water fund a 'rental fee' for fire hydrants.
Fire Investigator Mentor Program
General (Created: 11/14/2008; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

This Fire Investigator Mentor Program has been endorsed by the Tennessee Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and recognized by the IAAI as an excellent program in training and qualifying new fire investigators.
Firefighter
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Firefighter.
Firefighter 1 Training
General (Created: 11/03/2003; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

MTAS was asked the requirements for a Firefighter to become certified as a Firefighter 1.
Firefighter Driver
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Firefighter/Driver.
Firefighter Mechanic
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Firefighter/Mechanic.
Fitness Facility Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Fitness Facility Manager.
Fitness Facility Manager
Job Description (Created: 08/23/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Fitness Facility Manager for the City of Smyrna.
Flea Market Dealers
General (Created: 02/03/2003; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

Registering dealers at a multi-vendor open-area flea market that routinely occurs along the Tennessee border and probably has multi-state vendor participation.
Fleet and Materials Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Fleet and Materials Manager.
Fleet Management: an MTAS Survey
Survey (Created: 11/24/2008; Reviewed: June 14, 2017 )

Ten cities were asked several questions about their fleet management practices.
FLSA and Exempt Employees
General (Created: 09/29/2004; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide documentation allowing city to send employees home when they have worked 40 hours in workweek.
Forcing the City to Accept and Maintain Private Streets Located in Privately Owned Residential Developments
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/15/1991; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the City can be forced to accept the dedication and ongoing maintenance responsibility for private streets, street lights and storm sewers located within condominium and planned unit developments.
Forestry Inspector
Job Description (Created: 11/16/2007; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Forestry Inspector
Forestry Supervisor
Job Description (Created: 11/15/2007; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Forestry Supervisor
Form for Operating a Business in the City of Lebanon
Form (Created: 06/15/2000; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

A form to help the city deal with new businesses, providing the applicants with notice to comply with the city's zoning laws.
Form of Government in Tennessee Cities
General (Created: 03/01/2001; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Forty-seven cities are listed, giving information on population, form of government, type of charter, whether ward/district or at-large, election date, and local planning contract.
Forming a New Police Department
General (Created: 07/14/1997; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked several questions about the benefits of forming a new police department versus contracting with the county for police services.
Forms to Accompany Capital Asset Accounting System
Form (Created: 07/02/2003; Reviewed: September 21, 2017 )

Includes a sample capital asset disposal record, a capital asset ledger card, and a model resolution to establish a threshold that dictates when expenditures may be capitalized.
Forms to Accompany the Drug Fund Manual
Form (Created: 07/02/2003; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

Includes sample forms, description of the forms, and a sample drug fund budget.
Four Questions on the Open Meetings Law
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/14/1992; Reviewed: July 15, 2017 )

MTAS was asked what "adequate notice" means under the Open Meetings Law; whether three hours was adequate notice of a meeting; what is the effect of action taken at a meeting in which a violation of the Open Meetings Law occurred; and does an illegal meeting make the minutes illegal.
Fringe Benefit Survey for Selected Cities
Survey (Created: 01/31/2003; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

A city asked how much other cities in Middle Tennessee are paying in fringe benefits.
Full Time Police Officer Wishes to Be Hired As Part Time Recreation Director
General (Created: 05/08/2003; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

An employee works 43 hours a week as a police officer and wants to be hired for an additional 20 hours a week as the recreation director.
Funding Volunteer Fire Departments
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/04/1996; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a county's method of funding volunteer fire departments and contracting with municipal fire departments is illegal.
Gallatin Golf Course CMR
(Created: 07/20/2007; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

A comprehensive management review of the Gallatin Golf Course.
Gallatin Leisure Services Study
(Created: 08/14/2007; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

An evaluation and recommendations for the Dept. of Leisure Services of the City of Gallatin.
Garbage Truck Bid Notice
RFP (Created: 11/21/2003; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to develop bid specifications for manual side and rear loader 14 cubic yard garbage truck.
GASB 34 Forms
Form (Created: 05/07/2004; Reviewed: December 5, 2016 )

MTAS was requested to provide assistance to Morrison on the implementation of GASB 34; includes a resolution and forms for keeping records.
General Sessions Judge Serving as City Attorney
General (Created: 10/23/2014; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a general sessions judge in the county may also serve as an attorney for a town in that jurisdiction.
General Sessions Judge Serving as the City Judge for Additional Compensation
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/25/1993; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the general sessions judge can serve as the city judge for a salary in addition to his general sessions judge salary.
Germantown Fire Department Standard Operating Procedures
(Created: 07/08/2010; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

An SOP from the Germantown Fire Department.
Getting an Issue on the Ballot
General (Created: 07/07/2004; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked how a citizen goes about getting an issue on the ballot.
Gift and Gratuities Acceptance Policies
General (Created: 07/26/2015; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for examples of gift policies or acceptance of gratuities policies.
GIS Use for Public Works Management
(Created: 03/30/2010; Reviewed: October 25, 2016 )

This report examines public works entities' use of GIS, budgets, funding, resources, technical support and other pertinent information, broken down by both size of entity and region.
Giving Adequate Public Notice of a Open Meeting
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/17/1999; Reviewed: July 15, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about giving adequate public notice of a open meeting.
Goals and Objectives Plan for the Town of Bell Buckle
General (Created: 06/13/2014; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to assist with strategic planning, focusing on four areas: protect health and safety and maintain basic services; enhance community attractiveness and charm; support economic growth and community sustainability; maintain fiscal integrity and administrative efficiency.
Grading Permit Policy for the City of Athens
General (Created: 02/19/2002; Reviewed: March 6, 2017 )

The intended purpose of this policy is to safeguard life, limb, property and public welfare by regulating clearing, earthwork, excavation, and other land disturbing activity and by requiring temporary and permanent provisions for its control.
Graffiti Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 10/28/2006; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

An ordinance prepared by the Town of Smyrna defining graffiti, dealing with its removal, authorization to use municipal funds, and violations.
Grant Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 08/18/2017; Reviewed: August 18, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Grant Coordinator.
Grants Analyst 2
Job Description (Created: 09/11/2017; Reviewed: September 11, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Grants Analyst 2 from the State of Tennessee.
Grants Specialist
Survey (Created: 11/01/2007; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Grants Specialist.
Grants Specialist, Senior
Job Description (Created: 11/01/2007; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Senior Grants Specialist.
Groundskeeper (Assistant)
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Groundskeeper, Assistant.
Groundskeeper (Assistant)
Job Description (Created: 08/23/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Groundskeeper (Assistant) for the City of Smyrna.
Groundskeeper (Head)
Job Description (Created: 08/23/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Groundskeeper (Head) for the City of Smyrna.
Groundskeeper (Head)
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Groundskeeper (Head).
Growth Plan Participation
General (Created: 09/04/2001; Reviewed: May 22, 2017 )

The City of Monteagle has the right to participate in the development of a growth plan for Franklin County.
Gruetli-Laager Police Department
General (Created: 11/22/2002; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the Town of Gruetli-Laager that operates under the general law Mayor-Alderman Charter is required to have a police department.
Guidelines Governing Municipal Truck Regulations
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/21/1998; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can amend its truck weight ordinance to prohibit through truck traffic from using Road A to Road B inside the city, and exempt from the ordinance trucks leaving the landfill, delivery and pick-ups at a certain business.
Hamilton County Government Group Health Plan Request for Proposal
RFP (Created: 06/26/2007; Reviewed: February 18, 2010 )

An RFP for proposals for HMO, POS and PPO products, both fully-insured and self-funded; includes certificate of compliance.
Health Benefits Consultant RFPs
RFP (Created: 06/28/2016; Reviewed: June 30, 2016 )

MTAS was asked to provide examples of requests for proposals (RFPs) for a health benefits consultant.
Heavy Equipment Operator
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Heavy Equipment Operator.
Heavy Equipment Operator (2)
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: October 27, 2016 )

Job description for the position of Heavy Equipment Operator.
Heavy Truck Traffic Regulation
General (Created: 07/15/2002; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for information on heavy truck traffic regulation.
HIPAA Training Acknowledgment Form
Form (Created: 08/27/2003; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

A form to acknowledge the receipt of a copy of the Town's HIPAA policy and training on that policy.
Hiring a New Building Inspector
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/12/1996; Reviewed: December 20, 2016 )

Because the building inspector has failed to receive certification from the state fire marshall, MTAS was asked how the city should proceed with regard to inspecting the buildings where construction is in progress and hiring a new inspector.
Hiring New Firefighters and Promoting Firefighters
General (Created: 04/08/2007; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

Includes information on volunteer firefighters.
Historical Commission By-Laws
General (Created: 07/15/2003; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to help prepare by-laws for the LaFollette Historical Commission.
Holding Dual Offices
General (Created: 01/23/2014; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked if there is a prohibition either in the city's charter or in state law that prevents a member of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen from also serving as either a county commissioner or a register of deeds.
Holiday Compensation for Public Safety Employees Survey
Survey (Created: 02/20/2014; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

Eleven cities were asked how they compensate full-time and part-time firefighters for holidays and how these policies compare to police patrol employees.
Holston Business Development Center: A Report to the City of Kingsport, Tennessee
(Created: 09/30/2015; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

MTAS was engaged to conduct a review of the Holston Business Development Center (HBDC) for the purpose of identifying future directions due to the pending retirement of the executive director.
Horticultural Program Assistant
Job Description (Created: 03/01/1995; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Horticultural Program Assistant.
Horticultural Technician
Job Description (Created: 01/01/1991; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Horticultural Technician.
Hotel/Motel Tax from the Residents of Motels Who Rent Their Motel Rooms by the Week or Other Period
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/14/1997; Reviewed: October 25, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the city is entitled to a hotel-motel tax from the residents of motels who rent their motel rooms by the week or other period.
How to Enforce Slum Clearance
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/12/1996; Reviewed: October 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for a summary of a city's slum clearance ordinance.
How to Incorporate a New City in Tennessee
General (Created: 07/01/2000; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

Procedures and forms required for incorporating a new city in Tennessee.
Humboldt Fire Department Salary and Organizational Plan
(Created: 11/06/2001; Reviewed: November 7, 2016 )

Salary scale and organizational plan for the Humboldt Fire Department.
Impact Fees and Adequate Facilities Tax
General (Created: 07/16/2014; Reviewed: November 28, 2016 )

MTAS provided examples from other Tennessee cities on impact fees and adequate facilities tax.
Implementing GASB 34
General (Created: 07/08/2004; Reviewed: December 5, 2016 )

MTAS was asked for help in estimating the life expectancy of buildings and equipment.
Implied Dedication of an Alley
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/27/1994; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a certain alley is a city street.
Imposing New Regulations on the Sale of Beer on Existing Businesses
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/01/1995; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city could impose new regulations on the sale of beer on existing businesses, specifically, prohibiting the sale of beer at drive-in windows.
In Lieu of Tax Payment Calculator
General (Created: 03/14/2006; Reviewed: October 26, 2016 )

MTAS has developed a worksheet to assist local governments in calculating in lieu of tax payments.
Incompetency as a Ground for Dismissal Without the Support of a Job Description
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/19/1994; Reviewed: June 27, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether incompetency will stand as a ground for dismissal without the support of a job description.
Increasing the Salary of the City Judge
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/06/1998; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked several questions about increasing the salary of the city judge.
Indemnification of City Officers, Employees, and Board Members
General (Created: 03/26/2014; Reviewed: May 18, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the importance of adopting language to indemnify city officers, employees, and board members while properly acting in the scope of their official duties.
Infrastructure Assets Reporting
General (Created: 03/06/2003; Reviewed: December 5, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the modified approach for reporting infrastructure assets could be used in the Water & Sewer Fund or other enterprise fund operations.
Inspecting a Private Club That Has a Beer License
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/14/1995; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can inspect a private club that has a beer license.
Inspection/Duplication of Records Request
Form (Created: 06/03/2014; Reviewed: May 22, 2017 )

This public record request form is used by the City of Germantown.
Interim Officer Remains in Office Until Next Regular Election
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/20/1998; Reviewed: May 25, 2017 )

The term of the individual holding the interim position of the previous vacant office shall expire at the next regular election.
Interlocal Agreement for Planning Assistance
General (Created: 06/19/2012; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

Examples of interlocal agreements for planning services.
Internal Audit Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: October 21, 2016 )

Job description for the position of Internal Audit Manager.
Internal Audit Manager
Job Description (Created: 08/18/2008; Reviewed: October 21, 2016 )

Job description for the position of Internal Audit Manager.
Internal Auditor
Job Description (Created: 11/25/2013; Reviewed: October 21, 2016 )

Several examples of job descriptions for the position of Internal Auditor
Internet Forum for Williamson County, Tennessee, Terms of Use Agreement and Resolution
General (Created: 06/01/2011; Reviewed: March 22, 2012 )

An example of a Terms of Use Agreement and a Resolution as submitted by Williamson County for a public Internet forum for use by its County Commissioners.
Interns in the Workplace Survey
Survey (Created: 01/03/2005; Reviewed: May 26, 2017 )

Nineteen cities and counties were asked several questions about their use and pay of interns in city departments.
Interview Questions for a Children's Programs Librarian
General (Created: 02/21/2003; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked to provide sample questions to be used when interviewing for a children's programs librarian.
Introduction and Formalization of Work Sessions
General (Created: 02/07/2014; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

Work sessions should be used to provide an opportunity to review complex or involved projects or issues, or to introduce topics requiring special attention and discussion by the board before the matter is placed on a future agenda for formal action.
Invitation to Bid: Mowing Services
RFP (Created: 10/05/2009; Reviewed: April 21, 2017 )

An invitation to bid mowing services for the City of Johnson City.
Invitation to Bidders for Demolition
RFP (Created: 09/23/2003; Reviewed: January 8, 2010 )

MTAS was asked to develop a bid package for demolition of a structure containing asbestos materials.
Is a Meeting of a Committee Appointed by the Mayor Subject to the Requirements of the Tennessee Open Meeting Act?
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/31/1999; Reviewed: July 15, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a meeting of a committee appointed by the Mayor is subject to the requirements of the Tennessee Open Meeting Act.
Is a Recall Election a General Election?
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/09/2006; Reviewed: October 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a recall election is a general election.
Is DUI Grounds for Removing an Alderman?
General (Created: 08/19/2004; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the City has the legal authority to remove an alderman who has been arrested for DUI.
Issuance of a Beer Permit When One of the Partners Has -- a Felony Conviction for Burglary
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/18/1993; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the issuance of a beer permit where a partnership has applied for a beer permit and one of the partners has a felony conviction for burglary.
Issuance of Beer Permits Under Beer Ordinance
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/13/1994; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked if the beer board was correct in denying a beer permit for two brothers, after the board learned that a third brother, who has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, was also going to be a partner in the business.
Janitor
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Janitor.
Job Analysis Questionnaire
Job Description (Created: 08/24/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Questionnaire used to define jobs, based on equipment used, essential functions, activities performed, supervisory responsibilities, qualifications, and knowledge required.
Job Description Form
Job Description (Created: 08/24/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Short form used to describe jobs, taking into consideration equipment used, essential functions, activities performed, knowledge required, and qualifications.
Job Protection for City's Employees
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/22/1992; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked what legal right do city employees have to continued employment under a newly-elected board of mayor and aldermen.
Judge Interim Appointment
General (Created: 11/24/2014; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about an upcoming leave of absence of the town judge on a planned one-year sabbatical.
Judges' and Mayors' Authority to Perform Marriages
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/02/1999; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked who has the authority to solemnize/perform marriages.
Junked Car Notice
Form (Created: 08/09/2004; Reviewed: June 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to create a standardized notice to be used to deal with violators of the city's junked car ordinance.
Keeping the City Payroll Records Secret and Accepting the Resignation of an Aldermen
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/18/1993; Reviewed: October 4, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city secretary can keep city payroll records secret and whether the city has to accept the resignation of an aldermen before it is effective.
Keeping the Proceeds of Utility Overbillings
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/18/1997; Reviewed: December 5, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can refund $20,000 in sewer and water capacity fees paid by a certain developer, who decided not to develop the property for which he paid the fees.
Kitchen Manager Working Chef
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Kitchen Manager/Working Chef.
Knox County Term Life Insurance Services RFP
RFP (Created: 08/01/2007; Reviewed: February 22, 2010 )

An RFP for the provision of group term life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment services.
Laboratory Technician
Job Description (Created: 07/10/2003; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Laboratory Technician at a wastewater plant.
Laborer
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Laborer.
Laborer, Skilled
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: October 27, 2016 )

Job description for the position of Skilled Laborer.
Lakeland, Tennessee, Fire Station Location Study
(Created: 09/30/2011; Reviewed: May 12, 2017 )

The study's purpose is to answer two questions: 1) Where should Lakeland place its next fire station? and 2) How many fire stations might Lakeland need in the long term?
Landfill Application and Service Agreement
Form (Created: 10/03/2013; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

An example of a landfill application and service agreement from the Town of Greeneville, Tennessee; includes rates for landfill tipping fees, roll off rental and pull charges, and solid waste "garbage" collection.
Landfill Operator
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: March 29, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Landfill Operator.
Landscape Architect
Job Description (Created: 04/15/1970; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job descriptions for Landscape Architect, Associate Landscape Architect, Senior Landscape Architect, Supervising Landscape Architect.
Landscape Architect/Project Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 02/01/2000; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Landscape Architect / Project Coordinator.
Landscape Ordinance Manual
Ordinance (Created: 07/01/2005; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

The purpose and intent of this manual are the following: to promote the scenic quality of the community; to improve the appearance of parking areas and property abutting public rights of way; to protect property values; to reduce stormwater runoff and improve water quality; to provide transition between incompatible land uses; and to provide relief from traffic, noise, heat, glare, dust, and debris.
Landscape Technician
Job Description (Created: 10/01/2000; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Landscape Technician.
Lead Lineworker
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Lead Lineworker.
Lease with Airport and Appointment to Electric System Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/09/1993; Reviewed: April 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a lease with a "fixed base operator" at the municipal airport that is due to expire must be publicly bid and how members to the Electric System board are appointed.
Leave Equivalency Schedules for Employees Working Different Schedules
General (Created: 10/20/2014; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS provided equivalency schedules for employees with different work schedules and total annual hours.
Leave Request Form
Form (Created: 03/10/2003; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

The Town of Spencer requested a form for leave requests.
Lebanon Mayoral Powers Under City Charter
General (Created: 11/26/2001; Reviewed: May 8, 2017 )

The City of Lebanon requested an ordinance requiring the Mayor's appointments to require Council approval for dismissal.
Legal Requirement for an Architect to Design Public Buildings
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/26/1994; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether it is necessary for a licensed architect or engineer to draft the plans for a new fire hall.
Legal Services Employment Agreement
Form (Created: 10/25/2004; Reviewed: May 17, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to develop a model contract for a city attorney employment agreement.
Legality of a Business Owner to Put Iron Rods on the Edge of a Highway
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/18/2011; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether it is legal for the owner of a certain business to have put several iron rods into the pavement on the edge of a highway, which, presumably, the owner of the business thinks is the eastern limit of that highway, when the right of way is undoubtedly wider than the pavement.
Legality of a Combination Design-Build Contract
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/22/1996; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked questions related to "design-build" proposals to convert a building to a city hall.
Legality of a Garbage Contract by City with One Company
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/14/1995; Reviewed: May 25, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the legality of a garbage contract by city with one company.
Legality of a Separation Allowance Made to a Police Officer
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/07/1990; Reviewed: September 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether it is legal for the board of mayor and aldermen to approve the payment of a "separation allowance" to a police officer.
Legality of City Contracting with Utility District Water System to Collect City's Sewer Charges
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/20/1990; Reviewed: June 27, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city and the utility district can contract for the utility district to cut off the water of the city's delinquent sewer customers without the contract also providing for the utility district to handle the city's sewer service billing.
Legality of City in Accepting a Certain Street
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/23/1994; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city acted legally in accepting a certain street.
Legality of City-County Sales Tax Allocation Agreement
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/13/1992; Reviewed: June 27, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to determine whether there is any way for the city to get out of the contract under which the city waived its share of the sales tax to the county for a term ending upon the payment of a 2.4 million bond issue.
Legality of Open-Ended Sales Tax Sharing Agreement with -- County
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/16/1995; Reviewed: June 27, 2017 )

MTAS was asked the term of the contract between the City and County for the distribution of the city's share of the sales tax.
Legality of Requiring Police Officer Candidates to Move into the City If They Are Hired
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/02/1998; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether it is legal to require police officer candidates to move into the city if they are hired.
Legality of the County Charging a Tipping Fee
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/20/1994; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether it is illegal "double taxation" for the county to charge a tipping fee.
Legality of Utility Service Contract Between State and City
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/28/1997; Reviewed: December 5, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the contract between the Tennessee Department of Corrections and the City under which the latter provides the former's prison with water, sewer, and gas services is invalid because the state turned over the operation of the prison to a private company.
Levying an Amusement Tax
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/04/1994; Reviewed: October 24, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the Town can levy an amusement tax.
Levying Personal Property Taxes on Privately-Owned Property at the Airport
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/20/1995; Reviewed: October 26, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether a city may assess personal property taxes against property at an airport outside city limits.
Levying Taxes to Fund the Operation of City Schools and the Methods of School Consolidation
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/24/1991; Reviewed: April 9, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether the City Council can give the school board the authority to levy taxes to fund the operation of city schools and what the methods of school consolidation are in Tennessee.
Liability and Ownership of Sidewalks
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/03/1998; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked if the city owns the sidewalks and is liable for damages and injuries caused from their disrepair.
Liability for Codes Inspections
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/23/1996; Reviewed: February 13, 2017 )

MTAS received questions regarding the adoption of plumbing codes in a city.
Liens for Demolition and Clean Up
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/18/1991; Reviewed: December 20, 2016 )

A clean-up lien that followed behind the first lien would also put the former ahead of mortgagees and any other lien holder.
Liens for Slum Clearance and Clean Up
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/24/1991; Reviewed: December 20, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether a municipality has to file a lien for slum clearance and clean up.

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