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A Resolution of the Town of Bean Station, Tennessee Amending Their Personnel Policies to Provide Insurance for Certain Long-Term Employees
Resolution (Created: 04/25/2019; Reviewed: April 22, 2020 )

Bean Station, wanting to retain and motivate the best employees and provide incentives for them to stay with the city, passed a resolution granting a benefit to those who stay at least 20 years.
A Resolution of the Town of Bluff City, Tennessee Amending Their Personnel Policies by Adding a Section on the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) Devices in Town Vehicles
Resolution (Created: 04/23/2019; Reviewed: April 22, 2020 )

This resolution, authored by Pat Hardy, allows the Town of Bluff City, Tennessee to amend their personnel policies in order to add a section about the use of GPS devices in town vehicles.
A Resolution of the Town of White Pine, Tennessee Adopting an Updated Set of Personnel Policies and Procedures
Resolution (Created: 04/23/2019; Reviewed: April 22, 2020 )

The Town of White Pine, Tennessee has adopted a set of Personnel Polices and Procedures as required by the State of Tennessee and as necessary for the hiring, retention and management of a quality workforce.
A Short Review of Water and Wastewater Rates and Fees
General (Created: 05/12/2020; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

A review of important variables that influence the setting of rates and fees associated with water and wastewater services in Tennessee municipalities.
Abandoned or Suspended Construction
General (Created: 12/20/2013; Reviewed: April 21, 2020 )

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?
Ability of City Recorder to Serve as City Manager
General (Created: 12/20/2002; Reviewed: April 22, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether the City Recorder may serve concurrently as City Manager.
Acceptance of Gifts
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/27/2007; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

MTAS was asked how cities accept and refuse gifts.
Accepting Land, Gifts, or Donations from Property Owners to the City for Parks
General (Created: 07/30/2014; Reviewed: June 21, 2018 )

MTAS was asked several questions about property owners transferring property to the city for open space and parks.
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.
Accepting Streets in a Subdivision
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/22/2010; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether a city could use special assessments to pay for streets in a subdivision in a city where the builder of the subdivision defaulted on his street bond and the city had not accepted the streets.
Accepting the Resignation of a Council Member
General (Created: 04/22/2005; Reviewed: April 21, 2020 )

MTAS was asked about the procedure for accepting the resignation of a council member and for the appointment of a new council member.
Accepting the Second Lowest Bid on a Construction Project
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/12/2006; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can reject the low bid and accept the second lowest bid on a certain construction project.
Accountant
Job Description (Created: 08/19/2002; Reviewed: July 18, 2018 )

Job description for the position of Accountant.
Accounting Clerk
Job Description (Created: 08/19/2002; Reviewed: August 15, 2018 )

Job description for the position of Accounting Clerk.
Accruing Leave While on Workers' Comp Leave
General (Created: 07/18/2012; Reviewed: May 1, 2018 )

MTAS was asked about an employee accumulating other leave time while on workers' comp leave.
Acquiring a Utility District
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/22/2001; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

MTAS was asked how a municipality can acquire a utility district.
Acquiring Insurance for the City
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/03/2011; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether the city is required to competitively bid the purchase of insurance for its employees and officers and whether the city can hire the services of a financial advisor or insurance broker to acquire the insurance.
Actuarial Services Resource List
General (Created: 06/25/2017; Reviewed: August 15, 2018 )

A list of vendors performing actuarial work for GASB 45 benefits.
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 12, 2020 )

Job description for the position of Administrative Assistant to the City Manager.
Administrative Powers of the Mayor
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/13/2009; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether the mayor can temporarily move personnel from the parks and recreation department to the public works department without the prior approval of the board of mayor and aldermen.
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: May 13, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether a city may adopt an ordinance repealing its previous annexation ordinance.
Adult Business Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 09/08/2006; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

A sample ordinance providing for the licensing and regulation of adult-oriented businesses.
Adult Oriented Establishment License and Permit
Form (Created: 12/04/2008; Reviewed: May 12, 2020 )

MTAS was asked to provide an example of a license and permit for adult oriented establishments.
Adult Use Ordinance
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/05/2002; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

Review of an adult use ordinance.
Adventures in Annexation: Adventure Guide to Annexation for a Municipality
General (Created: 12/01/2018; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

This MTAS online "Adventure Guide" provides instruction on each step of the annexation process for Tennessee municipalities. (MTAS Adventure Guide series)
Advertising on Police Cars
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/12/2002; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can sell advertising on city police cars.
Advisory Committees and the Open Meetings Law
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/21/2009; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether persons or committees appointed by the city manager to advise him fall under the Open Meetings Law.
Affidavit of Code Official
Form (Created: 08/14/2003; Reviewed: May 12, 2020 )

MTAS was asked to create a form for an affidavit of a code official.
After Incident Citizen Satisfaction Survey Program
Survey (Created: 12/14/2016; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

A template for a program to measure customer satisfaction with the emergency service provided by the fire department. The program package includes a sample survey form, an Excel spreadsheet to compile the results, directions on entering the survey results into the Excel spreadsheet, and a sample memo to announce the program to fire department personnel.
After-Hours Reconnect Service for Water and Electric Service: MTAS Library Survey
Survey (Created: 07/23/2008; Reviewed: May 12, 2020 )

Ten utilities were asked questions about after hours reconnect services on the topics of staffing, dispatcher, trucks, and charges.
Age Limit on Mobile Homes
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/18/2009; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether it is legal to restrict the mobile homes that come into the city to a certain age.
Agencies to Notify Following Annexation in Tennessee
General (Created: 08/15/2017; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

MTAS responded to a question from Eagleville regarding who must be notified following the annexation of territory into the corporate city limits.
Agreement for Operations, Maintenance and Management Services of Wastewater System
Form (Created: 06/25/2010; Reviewed: May 12, 2020 )

MTAS was asked to review and revise contract between town and utility district for wastewater system operations.
Agreement for Reimbursement for Cost of Training and Equipment in the Event of Employment Termination
General (Created: 08/21/2019; Reviewed: May 19, 2020 )

A sample agreement for fire departments to use as part of the on-boarding process. An understanding between the department and the employee in the event of a termination within the first two years, the city will be reimbursed for training and equipment provided during this time.
Agreement for Reimbursement for Cost of Training, Salary and Transportation in Event of Resignation
Form (Created: 04/09/2007; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

A sample contract for recovering the cost of training officers when they leave the police department.
Agreement for Sewer Service Outside Corporate Limits
General (Created: 06/26/2007; Reviewed: June 9, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide a model sewer service agreement for areas outside the city limits.
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 Authority and City Roles
General (Created: 12/22/2010; Reviewed: April 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about clarifying the roles of the city and the airport authority.
Airport Manager Position Survey for the City of Lebanon: A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 12/01/2002; Reviewed: May 12, 2020 )

Ten cities were asked several questions about the position of Airport Manager.
Alcoholic Beverage Distance Requirements
Survey (Created: 06/24/2005; Reviewed: August 15, 2018 )

Twenty-three cities were asked about their codes pertaining to distance requirements on sale of alcoholic beverages.
Alcoholic Beverage Sales on Election Days
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/01/2018; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

A Tennessee city requested information on whether or not it is legal to sell alcoholic beverages on election day. The author responded to the question letting the city know that neither the General Assembly nor the ABC have restricted sales on election days.
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.
Alcoholic Beverages Sold Near Residential Property
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/06/2001; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

MTAS was asked if an unoccupied house qualifies as residential property related to the sale of beer within 300 feet of the building.
Alderman Declines Salary
General (Created: 02/09/2015; Reviewed: May 4, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether an alderman may decline a salary.
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 Salaries : Mandatory vs. Optional
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/27/2000; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether the salaries of aldermen are mandatory or optional.
Alderman Vacancy
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/08/2002; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

Is a vacancy created on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen when an alderman moves outside the city?
Alderman Voting for Himself as Mayor
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/05/2001; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether an alderman who the board of mayor and aldermen intends to appoint the mayor, can vote for himself for that position.
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.
Aldermen Decline to Accept Salary and Then Demand Payment of Salary
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/15/2010; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether the aldermen of the city can decline to accept the salary prescribed for them by the municipal code and then subsequently demand the payment of that salary.
Alexandria Water/Wastewater Board Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 11/28/2016; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

An ordinance establishing a regional water/wastewater advisory board for the Town of Alexandria and surrounding counties.
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: September 24, 2018 )

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.
All-Terrain Vehicle Park Advisory Committee
Resolution (Created: 12/12/2019; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

This is a sample resolution to help cities create a citizens' advisory committee to serve in an advisory capacity to the town commission and as a research and discovery entity devoted to the proposed all-terrain vehicle park in an effort to benefit the community.
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.
Alteration of Election Dates
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/13/2001; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

May the election cycle be changed, so that City and County elections are held on the same days?
Ambulance Bill for Injured Prisoner
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/21/2007; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

City asks who must pay ambulance bill for prisoner who was injured when getting out of city's patrol car when being transported to county jail for booking.
An Ordinance Establishing Qualifications for the Position of City Judge for the Town of New Market, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 08/01/2018; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

The Town of New Market, Tennessee required an ordinance establishing qualifications for the position of city judge.
Analysis of the Lien Provisions of TCA
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/01/2007; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether the city or county can refuse to accept tax payments or payments on delinquent property taxes, if liens it has against the property are not paid at the same time.
Analysis of the Need For a City Administrator for the City of Centerville, Tennessee
(Created: 01/30/2001; Reviewed: May 12, 2020 )

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 12, 2020 )

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 in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 05/15/2018; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

Seven Tennessee cities were surveyed to find out how animal control is managed.
Animal Control in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 05/15/2018; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

The MTAS Research and Information Center contacted several Tennessee cities to find out if they have animal control and how it is handled.
Animal Control in Wartrace, Tennessee: A Review
(Created: 11/21/2008; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to review ordinances and regulations relating to the control of dogs and make recommendations to improve enforcement of the town's animal control program.
Animal Control Officer
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Animal Control Officer.
Animal Control Services Contracting: an MTAS Library Survey
Survey (Created: 05/16/2007; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Six cities were asked about contracting out their animal control services; includes sample contracts.
Animal Regulations
General (Created: 08/21/2013; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the number of dogs that may be lawfully maintained and the corresponding sections of city codes, as well as examples of dog licensing regulations.
Animal Shelter Operations Update
Survey (Created: 08/15/2018; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

The Research and Information Center team surveyed three selected cities to update a survey requested by the city of Cleveland, Tennessee.
Annexation and Amending an Urban Growth Boundary
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/10/2015; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

MTAS was asked several questions about annexation and amending a UGB.
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 Questions Pertaining to Notice Provisions Related to School Systems and Recording Minutes
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/06/2006; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

TCA requires 30 days notice to the county school system in advance of the public hearing on the plan of services; the Open Meetings Law requires a record of the persons present.
Annexation Study Update
General (Created: 07/05/2011; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to prepare an updated annexation study for the Town of Bell Buckle.
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.
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 of Building Code Violations
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/22/2000; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether a person appealing a fine for a building code violation needs to pay the fine during the pendency of the appeal.
Applicant for Beer Permit at Site in Proximity to Church
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/03/1996; Reviewed: May 19, 2020 )

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.
Applicant tracking system survey
Survey (Created: 05/09/2019; Reviewed: July 18, 2019 )

A survey of selected cities to determine the use of applicant tracking systems, software/platform in place, and the method used to procure the system in use.
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: May 13, 2020 )

MTAS was asked for an application form for wastewater service.
Application of FLSA to Police Academy Training
General (Created: 02/24/2003; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

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.
Application of Jackson Law to Private Landfill
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/02/2007; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the Jackson Law applies to a landfill developed by private companies and used for the disposal only of solid waste generated by the companies.
Application of Municipal Budget Law of 1982
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/24/2002; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether the Municipal Budget Law of 1982 applies to a city.
Application of Nepotism Policy to Employee Whose Brother is Elected to Council
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/05/2003; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether a Town's nepotism policy applies to an employee whose brother is elected to the City Council.
Application of Sunshine Law to Certain Personnel Processes
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/06/2002; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

MTAS was asked if certain procedures in the process of hiring a police chief are subject to the state's Open Meetings Law or Sunshine Law.
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.
Appointed Board Members Voting for Mayor and Vice-Mayor Where These Positions are Elected Among the Board Members
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/05/2018; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

MTAS addresses a request for information concerning whether or not appointed aldermen can vote to elect the mayor and vice mayor when these positions are elected from among the board members.
Appointing a New Mayor
General (Created: 05/24/2011; Reviewed: May 19, 2020 )

MTAS was asked who will be Mayor if the current Mayor resigns his seat.
Appointing Members to Boards and Commissions
General (Created: 09/20/2010; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the appointment process for various boards and agencies of the city.
Appointive City Offices
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/07/2008; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to analyze the question of what city and county positions were offices for the purposes of a charter provision prohibiting a city officer from holding other offices.
Appointment of City Judge
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/05/2000; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether it would be proper for a City to appoint a new City Judge who is not a resident of the County in which the City is located.
Appointment of Temporary Judge
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/06/2006; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

MTAS was asked who appoints a judge to serve while the city judge is temporarily absent and whether the quailfications for the temporary city judge and the permanent judge are the same.
Appointment of the Mayor to the Office of City Administrator
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/30/2001; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether the mayor can assume, or be appointed to, the office of city administrator.
Apprentice Lineworker
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Apprentice Lineworker.
Appropriating Funds for the Use of a Recreation Committee
General (Created: 07/30/2012; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for clarification on appropriating funds for the use of a recreation committee.
Appropriation Agreement and Resolution Providing Funding for a Non-Profit Charitable Organization
General (Created: 09/08/2014; Reviewed: April 21, 2020 )

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.
Appropriation Agreement with the Bristol Chamber of Commerce for Program Support
General (Created: 01/30/2014; Reviewed: January 30, 2014 )

An agreement based on T.C.A. ' 6-54-111 that authorizes the city to appropriate funds for the financial aid of nonprofit civic organizations and that sets forth guidelines specifying the purpose for which the funds may be used by the organization.
Asking an Employee to Cover Up Tattoos and Piercings
General (Created: 03/31/2014; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a city can ask an employee to cover up tattoos and piercings.
Assessment Center Job Analysis Form
Form (Created: 06/27/2000; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

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 Administrator
Job Description (Created: 08/25/2008; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Assistant City Administrator for the Town of Dandridge.
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 Fire Chief & Training Officer Sample Job Description
Job Description (Created: 06/04/2018; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

Protects life and property by performing firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials response, and other duties as assigned. Serves as department training officer and department safety officer. Responsible for the overall direction of fire department operations and administration in the absence of the fire chief.
Assistant Fire Chief and Training Officer Job Sample
(Created: 06/04/2018; Reviewed: May 15, 2020 )

Sample job description for Assistant fire chief and training officer, prepared by Dennis Wolf.
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 Building Construction and Maintenance
Job Description (Created: 04/01/2007; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

Job description for the position of Assistant Superintendent of Building Construction and Maintenance for the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut.
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.
At Large Elections of School Boards
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/28/2001; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether school board members may be elected at large under a private act amendment to the city's charter.
At Will Employees
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/20/2009; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether city employees were at will employees or had a property right in their employment under the city's personnel policy.
Athens Rain Garden Program and Grant
General (Created: 04/08/2010; Reviewed: April 21, 2020 )

A brochure on building a rain garden and how public works can help with excavation and bedding materials.
Attempting to Block the School System from Building Ball Fields on the Theory That They Would Be a Nuisance
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/09/2011; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether the County School Board is subject to the city's zoning ordinance with respect to the baseball/softball field it wishes to build on school property.
Attorney General Opines Local Regulation of Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine Unlawful
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/18/2013; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

Amid a surge of interest in recently-passed local government legislation to require a prescription for the purchase of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine products, the Tennessee Attorney General has opined that such local regulation is in violation of Tennessee law.
Auction Services Request for Proposals
RFP (Created: 04/04/2014; Reviewed: April 7, 2014 )

MTAS was asked to prepare an auction services RFP for the City of Jefferson City.
Authority of Aldermen
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/09/2011; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether aldermen have a legal authority to manage town departments and employees in those departments.
Authority of an E-911 Board Regarding Towing
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/11/2000; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

Does the E-911 board have the authority to establish the rules and regulations under which wreckers will be dispatched within the city?
Authority of City Official or Commission to Appoint Volunteer Fire Chief
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/30/2007; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether the city commission or the city manager may appoint the volunteer fire chief and volunteer fire-fighters under a general law manager-commission charter.
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: April 21, 2020 )

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 of City to Use a Local Referendum in Specific Instances
General (Created: 04/25/2011; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

A city's use of a referendum is limited to thirteen specific instances in the State of Tennessee.
Authority of County Relative to Rural Self-Contained Wastewater Systems
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/13/2006; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

MTAS was asked what authority a County has relative to self-contained wastewater systems located in the county but outside the City and other incorporated municipalities.
Authority of Interim City Manager
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/05/2002; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

MTAS was asked if an interim city manager has the authority to appoint a police chief.
Authority of Mayor in Relation to the Industrial Development Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/20/1992; Reviewed: August 20, 2018 )

MTAS was asked whether the Mayor has any authority conferred upon him by the City Code in relation to the Industrial Development Board.
Authority of the City Court to Impose Fines
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/27/2012; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

MTAS was asked to analyze several questions related to the authority of the municipal court to impose fines.
Authority to Call Special Meetings
General (Created: 06/24/2004; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

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 Carry Firearms
General (Created: 10/20/2006; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about an alderman serving as commissioner of safety or police and carrying a firearm in that capacity.
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.
Authority to Suspend Driver License
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/07/2003; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether a municipal court, without concurrent general sessions jurisdiction, has the authority to confiscate or suspend a person's driver license.
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.

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