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ICMA Model Employment Agreement 2003
General (Created: 01/01/2003; Reviewed: May 12, 2017 )

Sample of a model employment agreement.
ID Required for Hotel Guests
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/21/2000; Reviewed: February 28, 2006 )

MTAS was asked for sample ordinances compelling hotels and motels to obtain certain information of registrants, including an ID.
Immigration Reform and Control Act (I-9), E-Verify and Tennessee Employers (2013)
(Created: 02/22/2013; Reviewed: February 22, 2013 )

Employers are required to verify the identity and employment eligibility of any person employed by the organization. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service is responsible for the documentation of alien employment authorization, for Form I-9 itself, and for the E-Verify employment eligibility verification program.
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.
Impact fees under Mayor-Aldermen Charter
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/04/1995; Reviewed: October 30, 2006 )

MTAS was asked whether a city has authority under its charter to pass an ordinance establishing impact fees on new development within the city for major road, parks and recreation, police protection, and fire protection facilities.
Impact Fees, Development Taxes, and Adequate Facilities Taxes
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/30/2006; Reviewed: August 17, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to address a question about impact fees and levying an adequate facilities tax.
Implementing GASB 34
General (Created: 07/08/2004; Reviewed: October 18, 2018 )

MTAS was asked for help in estimating the life expectancy of buildings and equipment.
Implied Dedication and Acceptance of a City Street
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/22/1999; Reviewed: August 31, 2006 )

MTAS was asked whether there has been an implied dedication and acceptance of a city street.
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.
Important Notice of Changes to P.O.S.T. Commission Rules
(Created: 11/04/2002; Reviewed: July 14, 2006 )

The Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission recently enacted several rule changes, several of which will have a significant impact on local law enforcement agencies.
Imposing a Lien on Property for Its Clean-Up
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/31/1991; Reviewed: January 30, 2006 )

MTAS was asked how to impose a lien on property for its clean-up.
Imposing Fines for Pretreatment Violations
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/27/2004; Reviewed: October 18, 2018 )

MTAS was asked whether a municipality can impose fines of $1,000 for pretreatment violations.
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.
Imposing Property Maintenance Regulations Through a Zoning Ordinance
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/13/2004; Reviewed: October 18, 2018 )

MTAS was asked whether a municipality can impose property maintenance regulations through its zoning ordinance.
Imposing Special Assessments on Property Owners to Help Fund Parks and Fire Department Improvements
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/09/2012; Reviewed: April 16, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether the city could use the special assessment provision of the General Law Mayor-Aldermanic Charter to impose special assessments for park and fire hall improvements.
Imposition of Court Costs
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/17/2000; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide information on governing the imposition of court costs.
In Lieu of Tax from the City Hospital
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/24/1997; Reviewed: October 26, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the city is entitled to an in lieu of tax from the City Hospital.
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.
In the Case of a Tie Vote to Fill the Vacant Office of a City Council Member, How is the Fifteen Days Provided for in the Charter Calculated?
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/27/1998; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

The time within which any act provided by law is to be done shall be computed by excluding the first day and including the last, unless the last day is a Saturday, a Sunday, or a legal holiday, and then it shall also be excluded.
In the Sales Tax Referendum Proposed for the City, Residents of Only the Portion of the City Lying in the County Are Entitled to Vote
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/05/1992; Reviewed: October 26, 2016 )

MTAS was asked, in the sales tax referendum proposed for the city, are the residents of only the portion of the city lying in the county, or the residents of the entire city, entitled to vote.
In-House Billing by City Utilities: A Telephone Survey -- Conducted by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 07/18/2002; Reviewed: March 2, 2010 )

Ten cities were asked how their city utilities are billed.
Incentive Pay for City Employees Who Attain Certification : An Updated Survey Conducted by MTAS
Survey (Created: 06/01/2017; Reviewed: May 18, 2020 )

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.
Incentive Pay in Selected Cities: A Survey by the MTAS Library for the City of Maryville
Survey (Created: 05/01/2004; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

Six cities were asked if they pay annual supplements to employees who have bachelor's and master's degrees.
Incentive/Disincentive Contracts
General (Created: 06/12/2006; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether other cities use incentive contracts.
Incentives for ASE and EVT Certifications for Fleet Technicians
Survey (Created: 12/04/2018; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

Selected Tennessee cities were surveyed to find out if they offer incentives to their fleet technicians for getting an ASE or CVT certificates.
Incident Initiated Public Fire Safety Education Encounter
Form (Created: 07/01/2018; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

This form should be used to document any fire safety education interaction with the public as a result of the fire department's response to a home or business.
Inclement Weather Notification in Select Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 09/11/2018; Reviewed: May 15, 2020 )

Thirteen cities in Tennessee were surveyed to find out if their municipality closes during inclement weather and if so, how do they communicate that to non-emergency employees who do not have to report to work.
Including Garbage Collection Charges on the Municipal Water Bill Where Non-Payment Will Result in Termination of Water Service
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/12/1992; Reviewed: July 7, 2010 )

MTAS was asked about the legality of including garbage collection charges on the municipal water bill and providing that non-payment of these charges will result in termination of water service.
Incompatible Offices
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/28/2001; Reviewed: June 29, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether it would be proper for the board of aldermen to hire one its members as the new chief of police.
Incompatible Offices
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/06/2007; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city manager may appoint a member of the board of commissioners to the position of police officer in the city.
Incompatible Offices
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/08/2000; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

An alderman currently serving on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen (for which he receives a salary) may not hold a paid position with the County at the same time.
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.
Incorporation and Annexation Question on Disputed Property
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/25/1994; Reviewed: May 17, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether two cities could enter into an agreement dismissing an appeal to the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Incorporation Process
General (Created: 02/01/2016; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS provided some information on the incorporation process in Tennessee.
Increasing Environmental Efficiency of Crossville's Fleet
(Created: 10/04/2007; Reviewed: October 18, 2018 )

A PowerPoint presentation on biofuels.
Increasing the 10% Voter Petition Threshold
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/05/2009; Reviewed: May 25, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a home rule city could increase the 10% voter participation threshold.
Increasing the Number of Commissioners and Providing for the Mayor to be Popularly Elected
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/13/1996; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether the city could increase the number of commissioners and provide for the mayor to be popularly elected.
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.
Incumbent Officers Continue to Hold Office until the Newly -- Elected Officials are Sworn In
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/01/1996; Reviewed: March 19, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether board members who are not running for re-election may vote at the next board meeting, which is after the city election.
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.
Indemnifying Board Members for Costs of Ouster Suit Where Board Member Prevailed
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/26/1996; Reviewed: March 3, 2006 )

MTAS was asked whether the city could pass an ordinance to indemnify board members for costs of ouster suit where board member prevailed.
Independent Contractor vs. Employee
(Created: 03/13/2008; Reviewed: October 27, 2009 )

The IRS provides guidance in determining the classification of the employment relationship by evaluating three factors: behavioral control, financial control, and relationship of parties.
Industrial Park Deed Restrictions
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/22/2009; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether deed restrictions agreed to by city with respect to industrial park could be changed or abrogated by the city.
Industry In-Lieu of Tax Programs
General (Created: 06/14/2002; Reviewed: February 26, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to provide information on an in-lieu-of-tax payment for an industrial board and special assessment district.
Information Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Information Coordinator.
Information on Liquor-by-the-Drink Ordinances
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/21/1991; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for information on liquor-by-the-drink ordinances and whether the hours for package beer sales have to correspond to the hours for liquor-by-the-drink sales.
Information Technology Evaluation and Recommendation
(Created: 05/17/2007; Reviewed: October 31, 2016 )

MTAS was asked to evaluate the Town of McMinnville's current IT status and make recommendations for future planning and growth.
Information Technology Job Descriptions
Job Description (Created: 02/28/2017; Reviewed: February 28, 2017 )

Several IT job descriptions from the City of Chattanooga, including: Assistant Director IT Operations, Assistant Director IT Security, IT Computer Technician, IT Specialist, IT Support Services Supervisor, and Manager IT Operations.
Information Technology Manager
Job Description (Created: 12/06/2002; Reviewed: December 24, 2009 )

Job description for the position of Information Technology Manager.
Infrastructure Assets Reporting
General (Created: 03/06/2003; Reviewed: October 18, 2018 )

MTAS was asked whether the modified approach for reporting infrastructure assets could be used in the Water & Sewer Fund or other enterprise fund operations.
Infrastructure Investment Gap Facing Drinking Water -- and Wastewater Systems
(Created: 10/24/2000; Reviewed: November 19, 2009 )

The gap between infrastructure spending and infrastructure needs is an enormous problem and it is growing.
Initiative and Referendum Provision in a Home Rule Charter
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/03/2009; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether an initiative and referendum provision can be put in a city's home rule charter.
Inoperable Bus as Violation of Town Ordinance
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/24/2002; Reviewed: June 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether an inoperable bus that is maintained by a business owner on the lot on which the business is located would be considered a 'building' since it is used for storage.
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.
Installation and Repair of Railroad Grade Crossings
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/24/1992; Reviewed: June 9, 2017 )

MTAS was asked several questions concerning the installation and repair of railroad grade crossings within the City.
Insurance for Officers and Employees
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/21/2003; Reviewed: April 16, 2020 )

MTAS was asked to analyze the law governing the authority of a municipality to provide insurance to its officers and employees.
Insurance Portability Act
(Created: 11/05/1999; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is designed to protect workers from losing their health insurance coverage in cases where they want to change jobs, lose their jobs, or want to become self-employed
Integrating Emergency Medical Services in the Fire Department
(Created: 05/01/2007; Reviewed: July 27, 2010 )

The first responder concept is proven to save lives, and many fire departments are seeing the benefits of providing this valuable service.
Inter-Fund Transfers: Draft Policy of the City of Morristown
General (Created: 01/04/2010; Reviewed: October 18, 2018 )

MTAS was asked to assist with a policy for transferring money from one fund to another.
Inter-Fund Transfers: Draft Policy of the City of Morristown
General (Created: 12/02/2009; Reviewed: December 10, 2009 )

MTAS was asked to assist with a policy for transferring money from one fund to another.
Inter-Local Agreement Across State Boundary
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/29/1992; Reviewed: May 22, 2006 )

MTAS was asked whether a city could enter into an inter-local agreement with a city in Kentucky.
Interest Earned on Utility Deposit
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/17/2006; Reviewed: October 18, 2018 )

MTAS was asked whether the interest earned on the utility deposit charged by the city for certain utility services belongs to the utility or to the customer.
Interest Rate Currently 10 Percent on Delinquent Taxes Collected or Administered by the State of Tennessee
(Created: 07/08/2005; Reviewed: July 11, 2006 )

The interest rate in effect for delinquent taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005, and ending June 30, 2006, has been set at 10 percent, an increase from last year's rate of 8 percent.
Interest Rate Currently 8.75% on Delinquent Taxes Collected or Administered by the State of Tennessee
(Created: 11/11/2002; Reviewed: July 8, 2005 )

Finance personnel should make sure the interest rate they use, either in manual calculations or in those generated by computer software, is 8.75 percent for the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2003.
Interest Rate Set at 12 Percent Effective July 1, 2006, on Delinquent Taxes Collected or Administered by the State of Tennessee
(Created: 06/28/2006; Reviewed: June 25, 2007 )

The rate of interest effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007, has been set at 12 percent, which is an increase from last year.
Interest Rate Set at 12.25 Percent Effective July 1, 2007, on Delinquent Taxes Collected or Administered by the State of Tennessee
(Created: 06/21/2007; Reviewed: )

The rate of interest effective July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008, has been set at 12.25 percent, which is an increase from last year.
Interest Rate Set at 7.25 Percent Effective July 1, 2009, on Delinquent Taxes Collected or Administered by the State of Tennessee
(Created: 06/18/2009; Reviewed: November 2, 2009 )

The rate of interest effective July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010, has been set at 7.25 percent, which is a decrease from last year.
Interest Rate Set at 7.25 Percent Effective July 1, 2010, on Delinquent Taxes Collected or Administered by the State of Tennessee
(Created: 06/30/2010; Reviewed: June 29, 2010 )

The rate of interest effective July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011, has been set at 7.25 percent, which is the same as for the current year (FY 2011).
Interest Rate Set at 7.25 Percent Effective July 1, 2011, on Delinquent Taxes Collected or Administered by the State of Tennessee
(Created: 08/19/2011; Reviewed: August 19, 2011 )

The rate of interest effective July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012, has been set at 7.25 percent, which is the same as for the current year (FY 2011).
Interest Rate Set at 9.00 Percent Effective July 1, 2008, on Delinquent Taxes Collected or Administered by the State of Tennessee
(Created: 06/20/2008; Reviewed: June 23, 2008 )

The rate of interest effective July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009, has been set at 9.00 percent, which is a decrease from last year.
Intergovernmental Agreement for Ambulance Services
General (Created: 06/11/2007; Reviewed: November 7, 2016 )

An interlocal agreement stating that the county is the exclusive provider of EMS within the corporate limits of the cities.
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 Between the Town of Walden, Tennessee, Hamilton County, Tennessee and the Hamilton County, Tennessee Sheriff's Office for the Provision of Law Enforcement Services
Resolution (Created: 12/04/2014; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

A resolution to create an interlocal agreement between the Town of Walden, Tennessee, Hamilton County, Tennessee and the Hamilton County, Tennessee Sheriff's Office for the provision of law enforcement services.
Interlocal Agreement by and between the Town of Centerville, Tennessee and the E911 Emergency Communications District of Hickman County, Tennessee
General (Created: 05/18/2010; Reviewed: November 7, 2016 )

An agreement for emergency communications services between Centerville and the E911 Emergency Communications District of Hickman County.
Interlocal Agreement for Planning Assistance
General (Created: 06/19/2012; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

Examples of interlocal agreements for planning services.
Interlocal Agreement for Residential Solid Waste Collection Services
General (Created: 05/14/2007; Reviewed: October 26, 2016 )

An interlocal agreement between the Town of Mount Carmel and the City of Kingsport for certain residential solid waste collection services.
Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act Funding
General (Created: 11/12/2002; Reviewed: February 24, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to review a TDOT determination that Sparta does not qualify for ISTEA funds.
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
Internal Control Tool Kit for Municipal Governments
(Created: 02/16/2016; Reviewed: April 6, 2020 )

This toolkit is intended to assist cities in getting started on or reassessing their existing internal control system.
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.
Internet Service Provider Contract
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/04/2001; Reviewed: October 31, 2016 )

Does an internet service provider contract qualify as a professional services contract, for which the bid process may be avoided?
Internet Service Provider Contract (Additional Consideration)
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/04/2002; Reviewed: October 31, 2016 )

Must a city take bids for an internet serivce provider, or does an ISP qualify as a professional service or single source?
Internet Use in Public Libraries: A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 03/01/1999; Reviewed: June 30, 2009 )

Twelve cities were asked questions about access and policies for internet use in their public libraries.
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.
Interrogation of Inmates at County Jail
General (Created: 06/29/2006; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

The county sheriff no longer allows municipal police officers to interrrogate inmates at the county jail.
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.
Interviewing and the Law
(Created: 07/01/1996; Reviewed: June 2, 2008 )

Congress provided Federal legal enforcement for equal employment in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with strengthening amendments added in 1972.
Interviewing and the Law (2008)
(Created: 08/02/2008; Reviewed: August 14, 2008 )

Congress provided Federal legal enforcement for equal employment in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with strengthening amendments added in 1972.
Interviewing and the Law (2009)
(Created: 08/27/2009; Reviewed: March 15, 2010 )

Congress provided federal legal enforcement for equal employment in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with strengthening amendments added in 1972. Unlawful discrimination in the employment process also is enforced through the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Interviewing and the Law (2010)
(Created: 11/30/2010; Reviewed: November 30, 2010 )

Congress provided federal legal enforcement for equal employment in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with strengthening amendments added in 1972. Unlawful discrimination in the employment process also is enforced through the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Interviewing and the Law (2011)
(Created: 08/31/2011; Reviewed: September 1, 2011 )

Congress provided federal legal enforcement for equal employment in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with strengthening amendments added in 1972. Unlawful discrimination in the employment process also is enforced through the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Interviewing and the Law (2012)
(Created: 01/07/2013; Reviewed: January 11, 2013 )

Congress provided federal legal enforcement for equal employment in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with strengthening amendments added in 1972. Unlawful discrimination in the employment process also is enforced through the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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.
Introduction and Formalization of Work Sessions
General (Created: 01/22/2014; Reviewed: January 23, 2014 )

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.
Inverse Condemnation of a Private Driveway
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/26/1997; Reviewed: August 31, 2006 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can cut through a curb that divides a private driveway in a property owned by an individual from a private driveway that runs from a U.S. Highway to a shopping center.
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.
Involvement of City Official in a Business Venture Concerning the Development of Some Property in the City
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/10/1996; Reviewed: June 29, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about a city official becoming involved in a business venture concerning the development of some property in a city.
Iran Divestment Act Affects Purchasing In Tennessee Cities and Towns
General (Created: 07/29/2016; Reviewed: July 29, 2016 )

This article reports that persons or entities determined to be engaged in investment activities with Iran are listed on the state's website and are prohibited from contracting with any political subdivision of this state and any contract entered into shall be void.
IRS Regulations on Personal Use of City-Owned Vehicles: Employer's Guide to Fringe Benefits
(Created: 01/09/2007; Reviewed: January 10, 2007 )

The personal use of a city-owned vehicle is taxable to the employee.
IRS Regulations on Personal Use of City-Owned Vehicles: Employer's Guide to Fringe Benefits
(Created: 01/26/2005; Reviewed: January 9, 2007 )

The personal use of a city-owned vehicle is taxable to the employee.
IRS Regulations on Personal Use of City-Owned Vehicles: Employer's Guide to Fringe Benefits (2007)
(Created: 10/31/2007; Reviewed: November 2, 2007 )

The personal use of a city-owned vehicle is taxable to the employee.
IRS Regulations on Personal Use of City-Owned Vehicles: Employer's Guide to Fringe Benefits (2010)
(Created: 06/01/2010; Reviewed: June 1, 2010 )

The personal use of a city-owned vehicle is taxable to the employee.
IRS Regulations Relating to Taxation of City Employees Utilizing City-Owned Vehicles
General (Created: 01/23/1986; Reviewed: April 24, 2015 )

The personal use of a city-owned vehicle is taxable to the employee.
IRS Releases 2011 Withholding Tables
(Created: 12/21/2010; Reviewed: December 21, 2010 )

The new withholding tables are to be implemented as soon as January 1, 2011, but no later than January 31, 2011.
IRS Rules Change Regarding Diesel Fuel Purchases
(Created: 01/13/1994; Reviewed: October 29, 2001 )

The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (P.L. 103-66), enacted in August 1993, changed the collection point for the excise taxes on diesel fuel to the same as gasoline.
IRS Rules for Diesel Fuel and Gasoline Purchases (2007)
(Created: 11/01/2007; Reviewed: November 2, 2007 )

Gasoline, diesel, and certain other fuels purchased for the exclusive use of a state or local government are exempt from the federal excise taxes on those fuels.
IRS Rules for Diesel Fuel and Gasoline Purchases (2009)
(Created: 10/29/2009; Reviewed: June 1, 2010 )

Gasoline, diesel, and certain other fuels purchased for the exclusive use of a state or local government are exempt from the federal excise taxes on those fuels.
IRS Rules for Diesel Fuel and Gasoline Purchases (2010)
(Created: 11/19/2010; Reviewed: November 29, 2010 )

Gasoline, diesel, and certain other fuels purchased for the exclusive use of a state or local government are exempt from the federal excise taxes on those fuels.
IRS Rules-Diesel Fuel and Gasoline Purchases
(Created: 05/01/2002; Reviewed: March 16, 2006 )

Gasoline, diesel, and certain other fuels purchased for the exclusive use of a state or local government are exempt from the federal excise taxes on those fuels.
Is a 'No U-Turn' Sign a Prerequisite to a 'No U-Turn' Prohibition or Ordinance?
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/03/2010; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a 'No U-Turn' sign is a prerequisite to a 'No U-Turn' prohibition or ordinance.
Is a Certain Contract City Administrator an Employee or an Independent Contractor?
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/22/2006; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the board of mayor and aldermen's delegation of certain administrative functions to the 'Administrative Consultant'Town Operations Supervisor' is legal and if the person holding the position is an employee or an independent contractor.
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 an Individual Working in the Library an Employee of the City?
General (Created: 08/09/2006; Reviewed: September 5, 2006 )

MTAS was asked whether an individual is an employee of the city or an independent contractor.
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.
Is Taking the Oath of Office Mandatory?
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/26/2006; Reviewed: May 8, 2017 )

Analyzed the question of whether the oath of office is mandatory and the legal effect the failure of a public officer to take the oath has on his votes and decisions.
Is There Empirical Evidence That Surveillance Cameras Reduce Crime?
(Created: 09/26/2016; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

Based on the papers, articles, and reports reviewed, it seems that CCTV is most effective when combined with other crime reducing/deterring methods such as improved lighting, security guards, and defensible space.
ISO Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule
(Created: 10/09/2012; Reviewed: October 8, 2012 )

ISO works with municipal building-code authorities to assess and enforce building codes through its Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) program. The BCEGS program assesses the building codes in effect in a community and how that community enforces them, with special emphasis on mitigating losses from natural hazards.
ISO Offers Free Services to Fire Chiefs
(Created: 06/05/2012; Reviewed: June 11, 2012 )

ISO uses the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) to evaluate a community's fire protection and establish the Public Protection Classification (PPC) grading. The rating evaluates the capabilities of the communications center, fire department and water supply. Fire chiefs should use the FSRS as a planning tool to assist them in developing a strategic plan for improving fire services and to justify and budget for improvements in fire protection.
ISO Ratings for Tennessee Fire Departments: MTAS Survey
General (Created: 03/22/2019; Reviewed: July 18, 2019 )

This list is not a comprehensive list of all fire departments in the state of Tennessee. The information was provided by the cities/fire departments who responded to MTAS's request for information.
ISO Ratings: Tennessee Fire Departments (9/24/2018)
Survey (Created: 09/24/2018; Reviewed: May 15, 2020 )

This list of ISO ratings is not a comprehensive list of all fire departments in the state of Tennessee.  The information was provided by the cities/fire departments who responded to MTAS's request for ISO rating information.  If you would like a sortable Excel sheet of this ISO rating data or have any questions, please contact Frances Adams-O'Brien (frances.adams-obrien@tennessee.edu).
ISO Ratings: Tennessee Fire Departments (February 24, 2017)
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ISO Ratings: Tennessee Fire Departments (June 2015)
Survey (Created: 06/22/2015; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

This list is not a comprehensive list of all fire departments in the state of Tennessee. The information was provided by the cities/fire departments who responded to MTAS's request for information. If you would like a sortable Excel sheet of this data or have any questions, please contact Frances Adams-O'Brien (frances.adams-obrien@tennessee.edu).
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.
Issues Relating to Construction of Dirt-Bike Track in R-1 Area
General (Created: 07/19/2004; Reviewed: June 22, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a privately owned and operated dirt bike track could be constructed in a residentially-zoned area.
Issuing a Beer Permit to an Illegal Alien
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/02/2010; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether an illegal alien is entitled to a beer permit.
Issuing a Beer Permit to Owner Who is Not a U.S. Citizen
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/06/1991; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the City can issue a beer permit to an owner of a retail establishment who is not a U.S. citizen.
Issuing a Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/11/1992; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the judge can issue a bench warrant for failure to appear on the part of a person cited for violation of a municipal ordinance.
Issuing a Distress Warrant to Collect Delinquent Business Tax
General (Created: 02/11/2003; Reviewed: April 15, 2020 )

It is the duty of the tax collector to issue a distress warrant for the collection of tax, interest and penalty from each delinquent taxpayer.
IT staffing in selected Tennessee cities
Survey (Created: 08/05/2019; Reviewed: January 28, 2020 )

A survey of selected cities and towns in Tennessee regarding whether they have an IT manager on staff, other IT staff positions, and if they contract for any of their IT staff. If respondents have contracted IT staff, they were asked further questions about the contract procurement process. Information on the vendors and one sample RFP are provided.
IT Staffing Survey
Survey (Created: 01/06/2019; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

Eleven Human Resources Directors/Managers were surveyed to find out if their cities have in-house IT staff or contract employees.

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