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Back Pay for Former City Police Officer
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/09/2001; Reviewed: April 9, 2010 )

Is a former city police officer entitled to back pay from the city in an amount equal to the insurance premiums that the city would have paid toward his health insurance?
Backing Up Heavy Equipment: MTAS Research and Information Center Survey
Survey (Created: 08/31/2011; Reviewed: April 21, 2020 )

Fifteen cities were asked about the safety methods they employ to reduce risks associated with backing up heavy equipment.
Bad Check Procedure
General (Created: 07/29/2002; Reviewed: May 1, 2007 )

MTAS was asked to write a procedure for collecting on bad checks.
Ballot Question Used for a Referendum for -- Annexation
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/20/1993; Reviewed: May 19, 2020 )

MTAS was asked to supply a ballot question to use for a referendum for annexation.
Band Uniforms
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/26/2000; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked if it would be proper for a city to make an appropriation to the local public high school for the purchase of band uniforms.
Baneberry Purchasing Limits Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 12/18/2015; Reviewed: December 18, 2015 )

This ordinance sets purchasing limits for a city with a general law manager-commission charter.
Banking Services: A Survey by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 05/16/2008; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

Nine cities were asked about banking services, including issuing an RFP and the number of accounts in their contract.
Bargaining with Unions by Tennessee municipalities
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/05/2000; Reviewed: April 15, 2020 )

What can and what cannot the city do with respect to negotiating, or entering into, agreements with, firefighter unions?
Barring Aerial Spraying within the City Limits
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/16/1991; Reviewed: March 15, 2010 )

MTAS was asked how to bar aerial spraying within the city limits.
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.
Basic Benefits for Police Officers in Selected West Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 01/10/2014; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

Four cities and counties were asked several questions about their compensation and benefits for their police officers.
Basics of Marriage in Tennessee
General (Created: 08/01/2010; Reviewed: July 6, 2016 )

This publication outlines the statutory provisions relative to who can marry, issuance of the marriage license, who can perform a marriage ceremony, how to perform a marriage ceremony, and other related matters. Includes many sample forms, such as application for license, marriage license, certificate of marriage, as well as a sample marriage ceremony.
Basing the Award of Bids on Local Preferences
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/23/2005; Reviewed: February 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether it is lawful for the city to base the award of competitive bids on the preference for local contractors or providers of goods and services.
Bay County Launches Website about Half-Cent Sales Tax Projects
General (Created: 09/26/2016; Reviewed: June 7, 2017 )

This website provides a good example of what happens when a county or city wants to have a referendum that raises the limit; plus, the local government wants to know how to publicize the referendum without paying to support one side or the other.
Bean Station Sewer System
General (Created: 09/14/2001; Reviewed: March 16, 2010 )

MTAS was asked to provide assistance with decisions related to a new sewer system for the Town of Bean Station.
Bed and Breakfast Regulation: MTAS Survey
Survey (Created: 08/31/2011; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

MTAS asked five cities how they regulate bed and breakfast establishments through zoning ordinances, parking and signage regulations, and fire safety.
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 Authority to Suspend or Revoke Beer Permit
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/23/2006; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the beer board has the authority to suspend or revoke a beer permit when an officer's actions are in question.
Beer Board Information
General (Created: 03/11/2014; Reviewed: May 19, 2020 )

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 Board Member Holding a Beer Permit
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/13/1992; Reviewed: March 15, 2006 )

MTAS was asked whether a beer board member may hold a beer permit.
Beer Board Questions
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/23/2002; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS responded to questions posed by beer board concerning decision to be made after permit holder charged with offense.
Beer Definition Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 01/05/2017; Reviewed: January 11, 2017 )

An ordinance changing the city's definition of beer to coincide with state definitions and altering distance regulations for beer sales.
Beer Establishments in Annexed Areas
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/11/2002; Reviewed: April 15, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether a municipality can permit beer establishments in annexed areas to continue selling beer without jeopardizing its general prohibition against the sale of beer.
Beer License and Proximity to Day Care Center
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/23/2001; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked if a beer license would be granted to an establishment that is in close proximity to a day care center.
Beer License for a Liquor Store
General (Created: 06/19/2014; Reviewed: May 19, 2020 )

MTAS was asked about the new wine in grocery stores law and what actions are required of the city to allow a package liquor store to commence the sale of beer as of July 1, 2014.
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 Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 06/21/2016; Reviewed: June 21, 2016 )

This ordinance amends a previous ordinance pertaining to alcoholic beverages and beer.
Beer Permit
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/13/2002; Reviewed: April 15, 2020 )

MTAS was asked to analyze the law governing the issuance of beer permits to an establishment which violates the distance regulation by virtue of the movement of a church, school, etc. into the prohibited distance after the establishment was issued a beer permit.
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 Permit Regulations in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 01/25/2018; Reviewed: May 19, 2020 )

Tennessee cities with a population of 10,000 or more were surveyed to find out what distance regulations they have for approving a permit to sell beer.
Beer Permit Revocation
General (Created: 11/08/2004; Reviewed: March 19, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether a city could revoke a beer permit for a business.
Beer Permits and Fees in All Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 02/17/2017; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

MTAS researched the beer permit fees and privilege tax for beer that may be charged to municipalities in Tennessee.
Beer Permits and Fees in All Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 02/23/2016; Reviewed: May 13, 2020 )

The MTAS Research and Information Center collected beer permit and fees information for all of the cities in Tennessee.
Beer Permits for a City Festival
General (Created: 05/19/2015; Reviewed: May 19, 2020 )

MTAS was asked to provide sample temporary beer permits for a city festival in the downtown area.
Beer Permits for Contiguous Serving Areas and Use of One Permit for Two Businesses
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/04/2011; Reviewed: May 19, 2020 )

MTAS was asked about beer permits for contiguous serving areas and the use of one permit for two businesses located in the same building.
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: April 21, 2020 )

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 Permits: Restrictions on Fees, Taxes, Charges
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/01/2000; Reviewed: May 19, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether there are any limitations on the fees, charges, and costs a city beer board can levy on applicants for licenses.
Beer Regulations
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/01/2002; Reviewed: May 19, 2020 )

An analysis of the law governing the age of persons authorized to sell beer or loiter in establishments that sell beer.
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: May 19, 2020 )

Ten cities were asked about alcohol awareness training and permits for establishments selling beer.
Benchmarking Projects
(Created: 01/31/2009; Reviewed: June 7, 2017 )

Includes 13 municipal benchmarking studies, plus links to 10 additional studies.
Benefits Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 07/25/2005; Reviewed: May 2, 2017 )

A job description for the position of Benefits Coordinator.
Bereavement Policies: an MTAS Survey
Survey (Created: 06/29/2010; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

Six cities were asked their bereavement policies for municipal employees.
Bicycle Patrol Policy and Training Topics
General (Created: 05/17/2007; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

A policy for establishing a police bicycle patrol and lesson plans for ten training topics.
Bid Data on Current Municipal Public Works Projects
(Created: 08/01/2002; Reviewed: October 2, 2006 )

This publication is intended as a reference for city officials, public works engineers, purchasing agents, consulting engineers, and architects who need cost information on Tennessee public works and construction projects.
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.
Bidding for Contract Meter Reading
General (Created: 04/28/2005; Reviewed: April 21, 2017 )

Two questions related to bidding for contract meter reading.
Bidding Requirements
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/12/2002; Reviewed: April 21, 2020 )

MTAS was asked to review a law on bid acceptance.
Bids for Fire Truck
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/25/2002; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the legality of the bidding process the city used to purchase a fire truck.
Bill of Rights for Water Quality Control Act Permit Applicants
(Created: 06/19/2008; Reviewed: March 19, 2010 )

The Tennessee Legislature recently enacted protections for permit applicants under the Water Quality Control Act.
Billing and Collection Agreement
General (Created: 08/05/2011; Reviewed: April 17, 2017 )

An agreement that allows the utility district to bill and collect sewer charges and to terminate service for nonpayment.
Billing for Emergency Services When There Is No Contract
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/12/2009; Reviewed: November 7, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the city could bill for emergency services rendered to persons outside its municipal limits when there is no contract between the city and the county and no contract between the city and the person receiving the emergency services.
Biofuels Toolbox
General (Created: 03/27/2008; Reviewed: August 20, 2018 )

A presentation on biofuels, ethanol, and hybrids.
Biomonitoring for the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit
(Created: 10/01/2002; Reviewed: January 20, 2006 )

Biomonitoring is one requirement of the NPDES permit for a large number of publicly owned treatment works.
Biomonitoring for the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDES) (2008)
(Created: 05/15/2008; Reviewed: March 9, 2010 )

Biomonitoring is one requirement of the NPDES permit for a large number of publicly owned treatment works.
Blending or Infusing Beer with Other Non-Alcoholic Beverages
General (Created: 06/05/2014; Reviewed: May 19, 2020 )

MTAS was asked if the state regulates the blending or infusing of beer with other non-alcoholic beverages.
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan
General (Created: 08/06/2018; Reviewed: May 15, 2020 )

The following Exposure Control Plan (ECP) has been developed to eliminate or minimize occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens according to OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1030, “Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens.” This exposure control plan is an element of our safety and health program and complies with TOSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens, 1910.1030, requirements. The information contained in this publication is not considered a substitute for the OSH Act or any provisions of OSHA standards. It provides general guidance on a particular standard-related topic but should not be considered a definitive interpretation for compliance with OSHA requirements. The reader should consult the OSHA standard in its entirety for specific compliance requirements.
Blount County Emergency Management Multi-Agency Table Top Exercise Terrorism Event
(Created: 11/30/2005; Reviewed: December 8, 2009 )

MTAS was asked to assist Alcoa Fire Department with EMA table top exercise to meet Homeland Security grant acceptance requirements.
Blue Lights on Personal Cars
General (Created: 02/27/2001; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the propriety and legality of a city's police officers' use of blue lights on their personal cars when acting in their off-duty capacity as sworn peace officers.
Bluff City Comparison/Proposed Range System
(Created: 01/05/2004; Reviewed: May 4, 2017 )

Example of a new pay plan for a small city.
Board and Committee Term Limits in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 06/01/2019; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

Tennessee cities were surveyed to find out whether or not boards and committees have term limits and what are the limits for those committees.
Board Appointments or Dismissal Confirmations for Certain Staff Positions
General (Created: 12/13/2013; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the Board of Mayor and Aldermen should play an increased role (hiring or dismissal) in one or more staff positions in order to provide employee protection for 'whistleblower' actions.
Board Member Responsibilities and Job Description
General (Created: 02/06/2008; Reviewed: February 24, 2010 )

MTAS was asked questions relating to an alderman's responsibilities and job description.
Board of Mayor and Aldermen Has the Power to Correct the Minutes
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/23/2002; Reviewed: February 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether it is within the authority of the board of mayor and aldermen to delete from the recorder's minutes certain language before the board adopts the minutes.
Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meeting with the City Attorney to Discuss Pending Litigation in a Closed Session
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/18/1992; Reviewed: March 15, 2006 )

MTAS was asked whether the Board of Mayor and Aldermen may meet with the City Attorney to discuss pending litigation in a closed session.
Board of Mayor and Aldermen Serving as the Beer Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/12/2004; Reviewed: May 19, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether the board of mayor and aldermen may also serve as the beer board.
Board of Zoning Appeals Grants Variances for Mobile Homes That It Does Not Have Authority to Grant
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/29/1995; Reviewed: August 20, 2018 )

MTAS was asked what recourse the city has when the board of zoning appeals grants variances for mobile homes that it does not have authority to grant.
Board Restricted to the Discussion of Business Stated in the Call of a Special Called Meeting
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/14/1994; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether, in a special called meeting of the board called by the mayor, the board is restricted to the discussion of business stated in the call.
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.
Bond Resolution Repeal
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/24/2001; Reviewed: February 22, 2010 )

Right of the city to repeal bond resolution following the filing of petition for an election on the bonds but before the election is held.
Bonding of Mayor and Town Recorder
General (Created: 02/09/2018; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

MTAS responds to an inquiry regarding whether the mayor and town recorder must be bonded.
Bonuses for Board Members
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/18/2002; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether city may give board members bonuses.
Booking Persons Charged with Crimes Before They Are Released
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/26/2007; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether police could always book persons charged with crimes before they are released.
Borrowing Funds for School Construction
General (Created: 04/09/2002; Reviewed: April 22, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether a municipality could borrow money to help finance the construction of a new county elementary school.
Bradley County and the City of Cleveland Fire Protection Study
(Created: 02/20/1996; Reviewed: September 22, 2014 )

This fire study analyzes the possibility of a functional consolidation of fire protection services between the Bradley County Volunteer Fire Department and the City of Cleveland Fire Department.
Breaking a Tie in the Election of an Alderman
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/09/1997; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked how a tie in the election of an alderman is broken.
Breaking a Tie in the Election of an Alderman
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/20/2014; Reviewed: December 17, 2014 )

MTAS was asked how a tie vote in the election of an alderman is broken.
Breaking a Tie Vote for Two of the Commissioners
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/04/1990; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked several questions related to breaking a tie vote for two of the commissioners.
Brentwood Assessment Center: Library Director
(Created: 03/20/2000; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to help develop procedures to be used in the selection of a Library Director for the city's public library.
Bringing Swimming Pool and Swimming Pool Restrooms into Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/07/1994; Reviewed: August 7, 2018 )

MTAS was asked whether the city should bring its swimming pool and swimming pool restrooms into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act by the installation of a swimming pool lift and certain restroom facilities.
Bristol Library Director Job Description
Job Description (Created: 05/11/2015; Reviewed: May 11, 2015 )

An information profile for the position of library director; includes a description of the library and its services, plus the position advertisement.
Bristol, Tennessee Subdivision Incentives Review
(Created: 10/01/2001; Reviewed: September 1, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to review incentives related to subdivision development for the City of Bristol.
Broad Emergency Powers Given to Any Fire Chiefs
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/26/1992; Reviewed: February 27, 2006 )

MTAS was asked if broad emergency powers are given to county as well as city fire chiefs.
Brown-Bagging Regulations
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/15/2002; Reviewed: May 19, 2020 )

MTAS was asked where the city has no brown bagging regulations can a restaurant that does not hold a beer license allow brown bagging.
Brush and Debris Pickup in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 05/08/2018; Reviewed: March 8, 2019 )

Seven Tennessee cities responded to an MTAS request for information regarding brush and debris pick up.
Brush Chipping Interlocal Agreements
General (Created: 05/07/2002; Reviewed: May 8, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to create an amendment to interlocal agreements for brush chipping, shredding, and/or grinding wood, brush, and other yard waste.
Brush Collection Policies: an MTAS Survey
General (Created: 03/28/2008; Reviewed: October 27, 2016 )

Examples of brush collection policies from various cities.
Budget and Charitable Contributions in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 03/20/2019; Reviewed: May 26, 2020 )

Eleven Tennessee cities were contacted to find out what their general fund operating budget and planned charitable contributions were in fiscal year 2019.
Budget Manual: An MTAS Guide for Municipal Budget Development and Execution
(Created: 03/01/2003; Reviewed: February 17, 2010 )

This manual gives a "big picture" look at budgets.
Budget Officer
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: August 20, 2018 )

Job description for the position of Budget Officer
Budgets, Telephone Services and Legal Services Expenditures: A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library for the City of South Pittsburg
Survey (Created: 03/01/2003; Reviewed: March 15, 2010 )

Eight cities were asked about their total budget, how much was spent on telephone and legal services, and when a telephone system was last installed in City Hall.
Building a Fire Hall in an R-1 Area
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/26/1990; Reviewed: April 20, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether the local volunteer fire department can build a fire hall in an R-1 area.
Building Access/Security and Employee Time & Attendance Policies, Procedures and Products Survey
Survey (Created: 01/17/2017; Reviewed: May 26, 2017 )

Fourteen cities were asked questions about safety policies and procedures relating to office doors and access points; the use of flex-time; and, methods, products, and vendors for capturing employee time and attendance.
Building and Property Maintenance Code Enforcement: The Nuts and Bolts
(Created: 09/17/2012; Reviewed: November 2, 2012 )

This report reviews and presents local and state provisions for effective building and property maintenance code enforcement procedures and MTAS recommendations. While this report discusses administrative and enforcement provisions of the various codes, it does not discuss the technical provisions of the various codes.
Building and Property Maintenance Codes Review
(Created: 09/24/2007; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

This study reviews the organization and operation of the City of Columbia's building and property maintenance division.
Building and Property Maintenance Standards Report
(Created: 10/22/2002; Reviewed: January 9, 2006 )

The City of Loudon requested that MTAS review present codes and make recommendations for improvement.
Building and Property Maintenance Standards Review
(Created: 12/31/2003; Reviewed: October 26, 2009 )

This report outlines recommendations for enforcement of standards; codes and recommended inspection and enforcement procedures; and recommended implementation provisions.
Building and Property Maintenance Standards Review
(Created: 07/20/2004; Reviewed: January 23, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to conduct a review of the building and property maintenance codes of Lake City.
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: May 19, 2020 )

Job description for the position of Building/Codes Inspector.
Building Competitive Clusters in Biofuels: The IPS Way
General (Created: 04/06/2011; Reviewed: August 20, 2018 )

A presentation for the 2011 Annual Southern Consortium of University Public Service Organizations (SCUPSO) Conference.
Building Inspection Fees (Commercial and Residential)
Survey (Created: 03/01/2001; Reviewed: February 19, 2006 )

Cities were asked about charges for building inspection.
Building Inspector and Building Permits
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/07/2001; Reviewed: April 15, 2020 )

MTAS was asked several questions relating to building inspectors, building permits, and citing delinquent city water/sewer customers to city court.
Building Inspector Certification
General (Created: 07/28/2003; Reviewed: January 23, 2006 )

If a city has adopted a building code and issues building permits, it must employ a certified building inspector.
Building Inspector Salary Survey
Survey (Created: 01/11/2005; Reviewed: March 9, 2010 )

MTAS was asked for salary information for building inspectors.
Building Officials and Inspectors Salary Information: MTAS Library Survey
Survey (Created: 09/01/2007; Reviewed: May 4, 2017 )

Five cities were asked salary information for several building, codes, and inspection positions.
Building Permit Fees and Plan Review Fees for Gallatin: MTAS Library Survey
Survey (Created: 08/10/2007; Reviewed: October 27, 2009 )

Eight cities were asked about their building permit fees and plan review fees.
Building Permit Issued by Mistake
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/19/2001; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

MTAS was asked if a building permit, issued because of a mistake in a zoning map, may be revoked.
Bulls Gap Dumpster Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 10/05/2017; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

Pat Hardy authored this ordinance for Bulls Gap, Tennessee that limits the amount of time a dumpster can be kept on residential property.
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.
Burying Bodies in the Backyard
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/25/2009; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a person who has died and wanted to be buried in his backyard (in the city) can actually be buried there.
Business Office Supervisor
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 2, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Business Office Supervisor.
Business Tax Collections for FY '04 for Selected Cities
Survey (Created: 03/07/2005; Reviewed: February 19, 2010 )

Ten cities were asked their net revenue for business tax collections for FY '04.
Business Tax Exemption
General (Created: 09/16/2008; Reviewed: October 24, 2016 )

MTAS was asked about business tax exemption and business licenses.
Business Tax Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 03/22/2004; Reviewed: October 24, 2016 )

MTAS was asked to prepare an ordinance levying a business tax for the Town of Spencer.
Business Tax Paid in One County While Operating in a Second County
General (Created: 06/01/2004; Reviewed: May 8, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about an ice cream vendor from Knox County selling ice cream inside the City of Caryville without a Caryville business license.
By Taking the Mayor's Office, an Alderman Has Created a -- Vacancy in the Aldermanic Position That Must be Filled by the -- Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/15/1997; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether by taking the mayor's office, an alderman had created a vacancy in the aldermanic position that must be filled by the board.
Bylaws of the Industrial Development Corporation of the Industrial Development Corporation of the City of _______, Tennessee
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/20/1996; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide bylaws for an IDC.

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