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Oak Hill 2020 Neighborhood Meetings: Report to the Commission
(Created: 03/19/2014; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

The purpose of the meetings was to help establish priorities for future city services and to identify options regarding the city's future finances.
Oak Ridge Charter Revisions
General (Created: 05/19/2004; Reviewed: March 11, 2010 )

MTAS was asked to assist the City of Oak Ridge with its charter revisions.
Oath of Office for a Codes Inspector
Form (Created: 12/05/2013; Reviewed: April 17, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for an example of a form to be completed at the swearing in of a codes inspector.
Oath of Office for Municipal Planning Commission Members
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/11/2007; Reviewed: October 29, 2018 )

MTAS was asked whether members of a municipal planning commission must take an oath of office.
Obese Employee Is Unable to Perform the Major Functions of the Job
General (Created: 08/13/2013; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked what to do when an obese employee is unable to perform the major functions of the job.
Obion County Tax Revenue Information
(Created: 12/08/2011; Reviewed: October 24, 2016 )

MTAS was asked to assist with determining resources that are available to fund a rural fire department for Obion County.
Obligation of Mayor to Countersign Payroll Checks
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/07/1993; Reviewed: June 2, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the mayor has any discretion to refuse to countersign payroll checks.
Obligation of Town to Honor Renewal Provision in a Lease
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/02/2007; Reviewed: May 25, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the Town is obligated to honor a renewal provision in a lease.
Obligation to Provide Water
General (Created: 08/21/2002; Reviewed: January 20, 2006 )

A town is required by law to provide water to customers outside the town limits where a water line exists, unless there is a reasonable basis for not providing the water.
Obligation to Stabilize Riverbank and Street
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/15/2001; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the City has an obligation to stabilize a certain part of a riverbank and a closed street that is also being eroded.
Obtaining Credit Reports for Police & Fire Applicants: An MTAS Survey
Survey (Created: 08/08/2014; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

MTAS asked 15 cities whether they obtain credit reports during the hiring process for police officers and firefighters.
Obtaining Utility Payments from a Bankrupt Mobile Home Court
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/18/2007; Reviewed: May 17, 2017 )

MTAS was asked what remedy the city has against the owner of a single-metered mobile home court with 80 mobile homes who owes a water bill of $16,000 and who has filed for bankruptcy.
Off-Duty Responsibility of Police Officers
General (Created: 01/11/2002; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

A statement of the off-duty responsibility of police officers.
Off-Premises Beer Sales Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 06/16/2003; Reviewed: July 5, 2017 )

An ordinance to continue to provide for off-premises beer sales and to create two classifications for consumption on-premises.
Office Efficiency Review
(Created: 03/31/2015; Reviewed: May 18, 2017 )

MTAS was engaged to conduct an office efficiency review for the purpose of identifying enhancements to office processes and procedures.
Office Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 3, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Office Manager under the Department of Utilities.
Office Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Office Manager for the Department of Parks and Recreation.
On Premise Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages
Ordinance (Created: 05/02/2003; Reviewed: July 5, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to assist in developing ordinances for on premise consumption of alcoholic beverages as permitted by state law and approved by referendum.
On Premise Liquor and Beer Hours with Privilege Tax Statute
General (Created: 11/10/2014; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked how the successful referendum to authorize liquor by the drink will affect the hours when beer may be sold for on-premises consumption in an establishment holding both a city beer permit and Tennessee ABC liquor by the drink license.
On the job injury and police/fire recruits survey
Survey (Created: 07/18/2017; Reviewed: July 18, 2019 )

A survey of selected cities regarding on the job injuries related to police and fire recruits.
On-Boarding Software Survey
Survey (Created: 10/01/2017; Reviewed: May 15, 2020 )

Twenty-one Tennessee cities were surveyed to find out if they use onboarding software for new employee orientation.
On-Call Duty for Water Department Employees: a Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 02/01/2000; Reviewed: January 20, 2006 )

Cities were asked how many on-call personnel their water departments had and how they paid for on-call time.
One City Lending Money to Another City
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/26/1996; Reviewed: April 9, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether one city could lend money to another city.
One Way Street Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 05/05/2015; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

An ordinance template to convert Smith Street into a one-way street, in the town of Volopolis City, Tennessee.
One-on-One Meetings and the Tennessee Open Meetings Act
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/14/1996; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether it is a violation of the Tennessee Open Meetings Act for one alderman to contact another alderman for the purpose of discussing city business or to attempt to influence the other alderman's vote.
One-Way Street in Front of School
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/01/1997; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the one-way street in front of the school can be made a 'not through street,' so that the business owner and the two or three other property owners whose access to their property is inconvenienced when school starts and when it ends each day can drive against the one way traffic to reach their property.
Oneida and Winfield Collection System
(Created: 09/12/2005; Reviewed: February 23, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for assistance in the possible takeover of the Winfield sewer system by Oneida.
Online Data Backup (2012)
(Created: 12/19/2012; Reviewed: January 2, 2013 )

This publication describes how city data may be lost or compromised and practical ways to protect data with a backup.
Online Training in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 03/22/2019; Reviewed: March 22, 2019 )

Twelve Tennessee cities were contacted to find out if they provide employee training online and what types are offered.
Onsite Medical Clinic Survey Results
Survey (Created: 05/03/2007; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS and TPMA were asked to conduct a survey of jurisdictions currently offering or planning to offer onsite medical services to their employees.
Open Burning Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 11/08/2006; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

A sample open burning ordinance.
Open Meetings Act Question
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/09/2003; Reviewed: March 19, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether an "intervention" meeting of board of mayor and aldermen, in which focus is team building and better relations among board members, is subject to the Open Meetings Act.
Open Meetings and Making Council Decisions as a Body
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/02/2000; Reviewed: February 25, 2006 )

MTAS was asked for advice on several pieces of correspondence written by council members.
Open Meetings in Tennessee: Compliance with the Public Meetings Law
(Created: 12/08/2005; Reviewed: )

The Tennessee Public Meetings Law declares that all public policy and public business decisions must be made in meetings that are open to the public and requires adequate public notice and thorough minutes of such meetings.
Open Meetings in Tennessee: Compliance with the Public Meetings Law (2007)
(Created: 01/08/2008; Reviewed: January 8, 2008 )

The Tennessee Public Meetings Law declares that all public policy and public business decisions must be made in meetings that are open to the public and requires adequate public notice and thorough minutes of such meetings.
Open Meetings in Tennessee: Compliance with the Public Meetings Law (2008)
(Created: 01/12/2009; Reviewed: )

The Tennessee Public Meetings Law declares that all public policy and public business decisions must be made in meetings that are open to the public and requires adequate public notice and thorough minutes of such meetings.
Open Meetings in Tennessee: Compliance with the Public Meetings Law (2009)
(Created: 12/21/2009; Reviewed: December 21, 2009 )

The Tennessee Public Meetings Law declares that all public policy and public business decisions must be made in meetings that are open to the public and requires adequate public notice and thorough minutes of such meetings.
Open Meetings Law
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/27/2001; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether it would be proper for the City Commission to meet in executive session with the City Attorney to be briefed on a potential legal action.
Open Meetings Law and Discussions Among the Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/23/1995; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether certain members of the board of mayor and aldermen violated the Open Meetings Law by discussing among themselves which among them would be a candidate for mayor, when such discussions were conducted before they were sworn in as councilpersons.
Open Records and Federal Livable Wage Survey
Survey (Created: 02/20/2015; Reviewed: May 22, 2017 )

Fourteen cities and organizations were asked questions about the open records administrator and what wage standard is used in their city or organization.
Open Records Application to Director of Schools Position
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/20/2011; Reviewed: October 29, 2018 )

MTAS was asked to advise the city on several issues related to the unauthorized posting of the position of director of schools.
Open Records Custody and Control
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/08/2000; Reviewed: September 13, 2006 )

MTAS was asked how to handle requests for public records.
Open Records Law
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/27/1991; Reviewed: September 13, 2006 )

MTAS was asked about the confidentiality of business tax records and whether employee medical insurance claims forms are confidential.
Open Records: A Guide for Municipal Officials (2007)
(Created: 09/17/2007; Reviewed: September 20, 2007 )

This guide summarizes Tennessee's open records laws as of July 2007 and includes practical applications for municipal officials and employees.
Open Records: A Guide for Municipal Officials (2008)
(Created: 12/31/2008; Reviewed: January 12, 2009 )

This guide summarizes Tennessee's open records laws as of October 2008 and includes practical applications for municipal officials and employees.
Open Records: A Guide for Municipal Officials (2010)
(Created: 05/27/2010; Reviewed: )

This guide summarizes Tennessee's open records laws as of the end of the 2009 legislative session and includes practical applications for municipal officials and employees.
Open Records: A Guide for Municipal Officials (2011)
(Created: 07/25/2011; Reviewed: July 29, 2011 )

This guide summarizes Tennessee's open records laws as of the end of the 2010 legislative session and includes practical applications for municipal officials and employees.
Open-Air Fires and Unattended Fires
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/12/1999; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for an opinion on brush burning operations.
Opening and Closing of Municipal Streets in Tennessee and Selected Legal Potholes and Patches in Between
(Created: 01/25/2005; Reviewed: February 24, 2006 )

This publication analyzes the law governing a number of questions that apply to municipal streets in Tennessee.
Opening Mail by Municipal Offices and Officers
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/02/2011; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can adopt a policy of having one person or office open all mail that comes to the city or city offices before it is routed to the addressee.
Operating All Terrain Vehicle (ATV's) on City Streets
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/08/2007; Reviewed: September 29, 2008 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can make it legal for persons to operate ATV's on city streets.
Operating an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on City Streets
General (Created: 08/29/2008; Reviewed: June 2, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the legality of operating ATVs on city streets.
Operation of Emergency Vehicles and Personal Property Taxes
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/19/1991; Reviewed: February 23, 2006 )

MTAS was asked for information on the operation of emergency vehicles and whether a municipality can levy personal property taxes.
Opt-In for Residential Inspections to Save Money and Lives
(Created: 10/06/2011; Reviewed: October 5, 2011 )

The Tennessee Clean Energy Future Act of 2009 adopted energy efficiency standards and broadened statewide building standards to cover newly constructed one- and two-family dwellings in addition to municipal, county, state and certain private buildings.
Options Open to the City Relative to the Hotel-Motel Tax Revenue
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/04/1992; Reviewed: September 13, 2006 )

MTAS was asked what options are open to the city relative to the hotel-motel tax revenue.
Oral Interview Questions for Entry Level Firefighter
General (Created: 05/19/2006; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide sample oral interview questions for an entry level firefighter.
Ordinance Abandoning Part of a City Street in Smithville
Ordinance (Created: 06/02/2004; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to review proposed changes to accommodate a drive through for a drug store.
Ordinance Abolishing the Beer Board
Ordinance (Created: 04/28/2004; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

An ordinance abolishing the beer board and appointing the board of mayor and aldermen as the beer board.
Ordinance Adopting a Corrective Action Plan to Correct and Prevent the Unauthorized Transfer of Utility Revenues
Ordinance (Created: 07/30/2012; Reviewed: July 15, 2017 )

A draft ordinance for repaying the water fund for illegal use of funds transferred to the city's general fund.
Ordinance Adopting by Reference State Traffic Offenses and Rules of the Road
Ordinance (Created: 02/19/2007; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

An ordinance of the Town of Bean Station adopting by reference state traffic offenses and rules of the road.
Ordinance Adopting New Peddler Regulations
Ordinance (Created: 03/21/2007; Reviewed: April 9, 2008 )

An ordinance amending the Cumberland Gap municipal code relative to peddlers and transient vendors.
Ordinance Adopting Personnel Policies and Procedures
Ordinance (Created: 06/30/2014; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked who is responsible for hiring a new firefighter; includes consanguinity/affinity relationship chart and ordinance adopting personnel policies and procedures.
Ordinance Adopting Regulations for Extending Sewer Services
Ordinance (Created: 05/19/2004; Reviewed: February 1, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to prepare a sewer extension ordinance.
Ordinance Adopting State Misdemeanor Laws as Offenses Against the Peace and Dignity of the City
Ordinance (Created: 02/14/2005; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

An ordinance to mirror or adopt state misdemeanor laws to more effectively enforce offenses against the peace and dignity of the city.
Ordinance Adopting the Annual Budget and Tax Rate
Ordinance (Created: 10/04/2002; Reviewed: October 29, 2018 )

MTAS was asked to write an ordinance for adopting a municipal budget and levying a property tax.
Ordinance Adopting the International Building Code
Ordinance (Created: 10/08/2004; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

An ordinance of the Town of Mountain City adopting the 2003 edition of the International Building Code.
Ordinance Adopting the Property Tax Freeze Program
Ordinance (Created: 06/19/2008; Reviewed: October 26, 2016 )

An ordinance adopting the property tax freeze program for elderly low-income homeowners as authorized in state law.
Ordinance Allowing Leashed Dogs on a Particular Section of the Tusculum Linear Trail
Ordinance (Created: 04/24/2019; Reviewed: May 12, 2020 )

The City of Tusculum has developed a Linear Trail Project and has previously prohibited animals of all kinds from being on the trail. This ordinance allows leashed dogs to be on a certain section of the Linear Trail.
Ordinance Amending an Ordinance Changing Election Dates to November
Ordinance (Created: 05/29/2007; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

An ordinance to amend an ordinance regarding the number of seats up for election in an ordinance changing the election dates.
Ordinance Amending Chapter 1, of Title 12, Building Code, of the White House Municipal Code by Adding a New Section12-105
Ordinance (Created: 09/24/2001; Reviewed: April 17, 2017 )

An ordinance created for the city of White House that limits the size of a building being constructed without a full sprinkler system.
Ordinance Amending Historic Zoning Regulations
Ordinance (Created: 12/11/2007; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

An ordinance to amend the Cumberland Gap Code regarding historic zoning regulations.
Ordinance Amending Section 10-204, Vicious Dogs, of the Lebanon Municipal Code
Ordinance (Created: 06/26/2002; Reviewed: February 10, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to write an ordinance for the treatment of vicious dogs.
Ordinance Amending the Beer Ordinance Regulating the Sale of Beer
Ordinance (Created: 07/01/2009; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to create a new license class and review a proposed ordinance amendment to allow a hotel to serve, but not sell, beer.
Ordinance Amending the Decherd Municipal Code Title 8, Chapter 2, Beer, Sections as Indicated
Ordinance (Created: 02/21/2003; Reviewed: June 15, 2017 )

An ordinance to amend the distance from businesses licensed for on premises consuption of beer to churches and other places of public gathering.
Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year Budget
Ordinance (Created: 09/15/2010; Reviewed: July 15, 2017 )

An ordinance of the City of Townsend, Tennessee amending the fiscal year 2009-2010 budget.
Ordinance Amending the Property Tax Rate to a New Certified Rate
Ordinance (Created: 09/05/2006; Reviewed: September 28, 2006 )

An ordinance amending the property tax rate to a new certified rate for the same fiscal year as established by the 2006 reappraisal.
Ordinance Amending the Winchester Municipal Code
Ordinance (Created: 05/19/2004; Reviewed: September 23, 2010 )

An ordinance separating the department of safety into a police and fire department.
Ordinance Amending the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Morrison
Ordinance (Created: 12/03/2002; Reviewed: March 5, 2006 )

Zoning ordinance amendment permitting a $50 non-refundable fee.
Ordinance Amending Title 1, General Administration of the Town of Kimball Municipal Code by Adding Chapter 4, City Board Meetings
Ordinance (Created: 06/19/2002; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

An ordinance that limits the time citizens may speak at a board meeting.
Ordinance Amending Title 15, Chapter 6 of the Municipal Code of the Town of Dandridge to Establish Two Hour Parking Limits on Designated Streets and at Designated Times
Ordinance (Created: 08/03/2001; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

Ordinance establishing parking limits on designated streets of Dandridge.
Ordinance Amending Title 15, Motor Vehicles, -- Traffic and Parking, Chapter 7
Ordinance (Created: 06/26/2002; Reviewed: April 17, 2020 )

This ordinance prohibits any motor freight vehicle from driving or parking on any street that is not designated for the use of motor freight vehicles.
Ordinance Amending Travel Policies
Ordinance (Created: 07/22/2008; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

An ordinance amending the Town of Bell Buckle's travel policies to be based on the Federal reimbursement rate schedule.
Ordinance Amending Vacation and Sick Leave to Account for Shift Workers
Ordinance (Created: 07/17/2006; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

A city asked for help in creating equitable benefit schedules for shift employees.
Ordinance and Certificate of Compliance for Selling Package Liquor
Ordinance (Created: 05/11/2011; Reviewed: November 14, 2018 )

MTAS was asked to assist the city in the process for selling package liquor.
Ordinance and permit regulating short-term rentals in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 12/10/2019; Reviewed: December 10, 2019 )

An ordinance and permit form regulating short-term rentals in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.
Ordinance Authorizing City Employees to Run for Elected Office in the City of Lebanon.
Ordinance (Created: 05/25/2001; Reviewed: May 8, 2017 )

An ordinance which gives city personnel the right to seek and hold public office, as a member of City Council.
Ordinance Authorizing Employees of the Town of Centerville to Contribute Accumulated Sick Leave to Employees Who Have Experienced Serious Illness or Injury and Regulating Such Contributions
Ordinance (Created: 08/03/2001; Reviewed: May 11, 2017 )

Ordinance authorizing employees to contribute accumulated sick leave to other employees.
Ordinance Authorizing Governing Bodies to Appropriate Revenues from Natural Gas Utility System to Chambers of Commerce or Economic and Community Organizations for Economic Development Purposes
Ordinance (Created: 06/15/2018; Reviewed: July 18, 2018 )

These can be used by municipal governing bodies that have natural gas utility systems or a board that has control over a municipal natural gas utility system for purposes of appropriating money to a chamber of commerce or economic and community organization. The legislation does not allow money to be appropriated for these purposes in Knoxville, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Metro Nashville.
Ordinance Authorizing the City of Bristol to Provide Ambulance Service to the City
Ordinance (Created: 07/23/2003; Reviewed: November 7, 2016 )

An ordinance authorizing the City of Bristol, Tennessee, to provide and maintain and do all things necessary to continue providing ambulance service as a public service to the city; includes a proposal for the fire department to assume this responsibility.
Ordinance Changing the City Election Date to the August Primary Election Date
Ordinance (Created: 04/12/2007; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

An ordinance changing the city election date to the August primary election date and continue to provide for 4 year staggered terms for the board of mayor and aldermen.
Ordinance Changing the Official Depository of City Funds
Ordinance (Created: 11/13/2007; Reviewed: February 16, 2010 )

An ordinance to amend the city's code regarding the town's official depository for town funds.
Ordinance Changing the Regular Municipal Election Date
Ordinance (Created: 06/17/2010; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

An ordinance changing the city election date to the August election date and continue to provide for 4 year staggered terms for the board of mayor and aldermen.
Ordinance Changing Vacation and Sick Leave Accrual Amounts
Ordinance (Created: 05/27/2008; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

An ordinance to amend the town's code, relative to sick leave and vacation leave accruals.
Ordinance Citations and Summonses
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/09/2002; Reviewed: May 18, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to explain the differences and similarities between ordinance citations and summonses.
Ordinance Closing a 10-1/2 Foot Wide Alley
Ordinance (Created: 05/01/2001; Reviewed: September 8, 2006 )

An ordinance closing an alley.
Ordinance Contracting the Town Limits of Palmer, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 09/28/2004; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to prepare a de-annexation or contraction ordinance.
Ordinance Correcting Minor Errors
Ordinance (Created: 12/02/2013; Reviewed: June 15, 2017 )

MTAS was asked how to correct ordinances adopted with minor numbering or typographical errors.
Ordinance Creating a Library Board
Ordinance (Created: 09/26/2003; Reviewed: April 17, 2020 )

An ordinance which establishes a public library through the creation of a library board.
Ordinance Creating a Real and Personal Property Tax
Ordinance (Created: 08/27/2004; Reviewed: October 26, 2016 )

An ordinance to adopt a real and personal property tax.
Ordinance Creating the Position of Town Marshall
Ordinance (Created: 06/08/2004; Reviewed: March 23, 2010 )

An ordinance to rename the position of Chief of Police to also include the designation of 'Town Marshal.'
Ordinance Creating the Walnut Grove Municipal Planning Commission
Ordinance (Created: 10/01/1999; Reviewed: March 5, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to provide an ordinance for the creation of a municipal planning commission.
Ordinance Designating the City Officials Authorized to Declare a State of Emergency
Ordinance (Created: 01/12/2005; Reviewed: November 7, 2016 )

An ordinance that states which officials may declare a state of emergency.
Ordinance Directing and Authorizing the Closing of the Street at the Railroad Crossing Intersecting Greening Street
Ordinance (Created: 10/20/1998; Reviewed: January 25, 2006 )

An ordinance to close a street at a railroad crossing.
Ordinance Disbanding the Town of Oakdale Fire Department
Ordinance (Created: 08/24/2001; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

An ordinance disbanding the Town of Oakdale fire department by repealing Title 7 Sections 301 through 307 of the Town of Oakdale's Code of Ordinances.
Ordinance Drafting and Enactment: Issues and Recommendations
(Created: 04/07/2006; Reviewed: )

This publication addresses the issues underlying common challenges of drafting ordinances.
Ordinance Drafting and Enactment: Issues and Recommendations
(Created: 10/15/2008; Reviewed: October 15, 2008 )

This publication contains a discussion of legal issues relevant to ordinance drafting, with sample charter provisions, as well as a summary of issues and an ordinance-drafting guide.
Ordinance Drafting and Enactment: Issues and Recommendations (2007)
(Created: 11/06/2007; Reviewed: November 13, 2007 )

This publication addresses the issues underlying common challenges of drafting ordinances.
Ordinance Enacting an Ethics Policy
Ordinance (Created: 09/07/2006; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

An ordinance enacting an ethics policy for the officers, employees, and advisory board members of the City of Union City, Tennessee.
Ordinance Establishing a Code of Conduct for Participants and Spectators Using City of Loudon Recreation Facilities or Services
Ordinance (Created: 07/23/2002; Reviewed: June 15, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to prepare an ordinance establishing a code of conduct for participants and spectators using City of Loudon recreation facilities or services.
Ordinance Establishing a Code of Conduct for Participants and Spectators Using City of Loudon Recreation Facilities or Services
Ordinance (Created: 02/11/2002; Reviewed: January 14, 2009 )

MTAS was asked to provide a policy on rules and regulations for the use of recreational facilities, including a means of discipline.
Ordinance Establishing a Debt Policy for the Town of Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 02/21/2012; Reviewed: February 22, 2012 )

The purpose of this debt policy is to establish a set of parameters by which debt obligations will be undertaken by the Town of Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee.
Ordinance Establishing a Driver Education Course and Providing for Its Operation
Ordinance (Created: 05/12/2005; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

An ordinance that establishes a traffic school.
Ordinance Establishing a Driver Education Program
Ordinance (Created: 08/13/2008; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for assistance in adopting a driver education course.
Ordinance Establishing a Fee for Duplication of City Records
Ordinance (Created: 06/20/2003; Reviewed: September 8, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to prepare an ordinance establishing a fee for copying records.
Ordinance Establishing a Fire Department for the City of Columbia, Tennessee, and Repealing Title 7 Chapter 1 of the Columbia Municipal Code
Ordinance (Created: 08/03/2001; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

Ordinance establishing Columbia, Tennessee's, fire department.
Ordinance Establishing a Fire Department for the Town of Anytown, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 09/21/2001; Reviewed: June 2, 2017 )

This guide, which was revised in 2017, is to be used in writing an ordinance to create a fire department.
Ordinance Establishing a Health Insurance Cash Allowance Option in Lieu of Family Health Insurance
Ordinance (Created: 01/03/2003; Reviewed: July 2, 2010 )

An ordinance offering a health insurance allowance in lieu of insurance to help cut health insurance cost.
Ordinance Establishing a Policy for the Placement of Streetlights in the Town of Woodbury
Ordinance (Created: 11/06/2001; Reviewed: June 15, 2017 )

An ordinance which regulates the placement of streetlights.
Ordinance Establishing a Processing Fee and Other Charges for Utility Customers Paying with Credit or Debit Cards
Ordinance (Created: 07/08/2008; Reviewed: August 16, 2018 )

An ordinance establishing processing charges for using a credit or debit card for paying utility charges.
Ordinance Establishing a Public Arts Commission
Ordinance (Created: 10/29/2008; Reviewed: November 2, 2016 )

An ordinance of the Town of Linden establishing a public arts commission.
Ordinance Establishing a Vehicle and Equipment Replacement Program (three versions)
Ordinance (Created: 09/09/2002; Reviewed: August 22, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to write ordinances that would provide equipment replacement program alternatives.
Ordinance Establishing an Office of Administrative Hearing Officer
Ordinance (Created: 10/11/2011; Reviewed: November 14, 2018 )

An ordinance to create the office of Administrative Hearing Officer to hear certain building and property code violations.
Ordinance Establishing City Court Costs
Ordinance (Created: 03/29/2005; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

An ordinance to raise the court costs to $100.00, including the state litigation tax.
Ordinance Establishing Compensation for Members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen
Ordinance (Created: 05/01/2006; Reviewed: May 11, 2017 )

An ordinance of the the Town of Mountain City, Tennessee establishing compensation for the members of the board of mayor and aldermen.
Ordinance Establishing Procedures and Requirements for the Carrying of Pagers or Other Electronic Communications Devices
Ordinance (Created: 01/26/2006; Reviewed: October 31, 2016 )

An ordinance and accompanying letter addressing the procedures and requirements for carrying electonic communications devices, including pagers.
Ordinance Establishing Regulations for Mobile Vendors
Ordinance (Created: 10/18/2004; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

An ordinace to provide for the regulation of street and sidewalk vending activities in downtown Alamo.
Ordinance Establishing Robert's Rules of Order
Ordinance (Created: 12/14/2006; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

An ordinance establishing Robert's Rules of Order as the official set of procedures for conducting business at meetings of the board of mayor and aldermen.
Ordinance Establishing Rules and Regulations at the Samburg Ball Park
Ordinance (Created: 07/03/2003; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

An ordinance to prohibit alcoholic beverages, beer, fireworks, fires, and firearms in the Samburg Ball Park.
Ordinance Establishing Speed Limits in a Certain Area
Ordinance (Created: 08/31/2005; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

An ordinance establishing the speed limit in a certain area and lowering the speed limit on a particular street.
Ordinance Establishing Standards and Limits Regarding the Adjustment of Utility Bills Due to Leaks and Filling Pools
Ordinance (Created: 08/22/2011; Reviewed: January 20, 2017 )

This ordinance allows up to two billing adjustments per calendar year relating to leaks and swimming pools.
Ordinance Establishing the Ability and Procedure for Nonresident Property Owners to Vote
Ordinance (Created: 06/17/2014; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

An ordinance of the Town of Mosheim, Tennessee, establishing the ability and procedure for nonresident property owners to vote.
Ordinance Establishing the Position of City Administrator
Ordinance (Created: 01/02/2015; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

An ordinance of the Town of Unicoi, Tennessee, establishing the position of city administrator and delineating duties therein.
Ordinance Establishing Wastewater Service Connection Fees
Ordinance (Created: 07/14/2005; Reviewed: February 23, 2017 )

An ordinance establishing wastewater service connection fees based upon water consumption.
Ordinance for Invasive Plant Management
Ordinance (Created: 06/19/2003; Reviewed: October 12, 2016 )

Exotic invasive plants are to be controlled and managed through encouragement and involvement of citizens and builders.
Ordinance for Removal of Vegetation and Debris from Overgrown and Dirty Lots
Ordinance (Created: 11/06/2007; Reviewed: December 20, 2016 )

An ordinance to amend the town's code by adding regulations for removal of vegetation and debris from overgrown and dirty lots.
Ordinance Granting a Franchise to Construct, Maintain, and Operate a System of Gas Mains, Service Pipes and Other Necessary Equipment and Facilities for the Purpose of Transmitting and Distributing Gas
Ordinance (Created: 08/05/2002; Reviewed: January 19, 2017 )

A franchise agreement with United Cities Gas for natural gas distribution in Kingsport.
Ordinance in Conflict with Charter and General Law
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/16/2003; Reviewed: October 24, 2016 )

An ordinance limiting the power of taxation conflicts with the charter and general law.
Ordinance Increasing Membership in Municipal Planning Commission
Ordinance (Created: 05/27/2008; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

An ordinance regarding the creation and membership of the municipal planning commission.
Ordinance Increasing the Local Option Sales Tax from 1.75% to 2.75% in the Town of Woodbury, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 09/05/2002; Reviewed: June 15, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide an ordinance increasing the local option sales tax.
Ordinance Increasing the Local Option Sales Tax from 2.25% to 2.75% in the Town of Estill Springs, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 08/07/2002; Reviewed: November 14, 2018 )

MTAS was asked to provide an ordinance increasing the local option sales tax.
Ordinance Increasing the Pay for the Office of Aldermen of the City of Sparta, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 08/02/2002; Reviewed: March 8, 2010 )

An ordinance to increase the pay of Aldermen in the City of Sparta.
Ordinance Levying a Litigation Tax for the City of Cowan, Tennessee.
Ordinance (Created: 10/17/2003; Reviewed: October 25, 2016 )

A sample ordinance for levying a municipal litigation tax.
Ordinance Levying a Litigation Tax for the City/Town of _________
Ordinance (Created: 02/25/2002; Reviewed: March 3, 2010 )

Includes a litigation ordinance and a letter explaining the application of the litigation tax.
Ordinance of the City of Clinton, Tennessee Amending Title 11, Chapter 2 Pertaining to Alcohol
Ordinance (Created: 11/06/2001; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

Purchasers of beer and alcoholic beverages must furnish photographic identification with a birth date to the seller.
Ordinance of the City of Cowan Designating the City Council as the Beer Board
Ordinance (Created: 03/12/2003; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to prepare an ordinance designating the city council as the beer board.
Ordinance of the City of Harrogate, Tennessee Providing for the Licensing and Regulation of Adult-Oriented Businesses
Ordinance (Created: 08/29/2002; Reviewed: September 11, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to write an ordinance providing for the licensing and regulation of adult-oriented business establishments.
Ordinance of the City of Harrogate, Tennessee Providing for the Licensing and Regulation of Massage Parlors
Ordinance (Created: 08/29/2002; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to write an ordinance providing for the licensing and regulation of massage parlors.
Ordinance of the City of Harrogate, Tennessee, Providing for the Licensing and Regulation of Adult-Oriented Businesses
Ordinance (Created: 11/13/2002; Reviewed: September 11, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to update an adult-oriented establishment ordinance for Harrogate.
Ordinance of the City of Loudon, Tennessee Regulating Vicious or Potentially Dangerous Dogs
Ordinance (Created: 07/23/2002; Reviewed: September 11, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to provide an ordinance regulating vicious or dangerous dogs.
Ordinance of the City of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Eliminating the Requirement for a Public Hearing When Amending the City's Personnel Policies
Ordinance (Created: 04/08/2014; Reviewed: April 9, 2014 )

It is no longer necessary to hold a public hearing when amending the City's Personnel Policies because amendments can only be changed by the City Commission in a duly called public meeting, and amendments are required in writing through adoption of a resolution or, in some cases, an ordinance.
Ordinance of the City of Rutherford, Tennessee to Prohibit the Practice of Nepotism in the Recruitment or Employment of Municipal Employees
Ordinance (Created: 02/14/2003; Reviewed: May 2, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide a sample nepotism ordinance.
Ordinance of the Town of Baileyton, Tennessee to Adjust Sewer Rates
Ordinance (Created: 12/10/2019; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

The Town of Baileyton, Tennessee passed an ordinance to adjust sewer rates.
Ordinance of the Town of Monterey, Tennessee, Prohibiting Heavy Truck Traffic
Ordinance (Created: 05/22/2014; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

An ordinance of the Town of Monterey, Tennessee, prohibiting heavy truck traffic on Crossville Street during school days from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ordinance of the Town of Sneedville Relative to the Establishment of a General Curfew for Minors
Ordinance (Created: 08/02/2002; Reviewed: April 17, 2020 )

MTAS was asked to prepare a curfew ordinance.
Ordinance of the Town of Sneedville, Tennessee, Prohibiting Heavy Truck Traffic
Ordinance (Created: 01/05/2010; Reviewed: March 29, 2017 )

An ordinance of the Town of Sneedville, Tennessee, prohibiting heavy truck traffic on New Jail Street.
Ordinance Opting Out of Mandatory Planning Commission Training
Ordinance (Created: 05/27/2008; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

An ordinance relative to the training and continuing education of members of the planning and zoning commission.
Ordinance Passed on Second Reading in Violation of Rules of Procedure
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/19/2006; Reviewed: June 15, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the validity of an ordinance passed on the second and final reading in violation of the rules of procedure adopted by the City Council and what should be done to adopt the ordinance validly if this was not done.
Ordinance Pertaining to the Location Restriction of Stores Selling Alcoholic Beverages at Retail
Ordinance (Created: 06/17/2005; Reviewed: July 5, 2017 )

An ordinance changing the distance restriction on liquor stores.
Ordinance Pertaining to the Maximum Amount for Purchases Without Public Advertisement and Competitive Bidding
Ordinance (Created: 09/18/2006; Reviewed: March 26, 2010 )

MTAS was asked for assistance in amending a purchasing ordinance to increase bid amounts.
Ordinance Prescribing the Powers and Duties of the City Administrator
Ordinance (Created: 02/11/2004; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

An ordinance for the City of Decherd, which gives the powers and duties of the city administrator.
Ordinance Prohibiting Animals or Skateboards on the Tusculum Linear Trail Project
Ordinance (Created: 07/11/2003; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

An ordinance prohibiting animals or skateboards on a linear trail.
Ordinance Prohibiting Heavy Vehicle Traffic on Most Streets
Ordinance (Created: 05/15/2008; Reviewed: March 29, 2017 )

An ordinance prohibiting tractor-trailor or trucks over 10,000 pounds in weight.
Ordinance Prohibiting Horses on Public Trails and Sidewalks
Ordinance (Created: 10/08/2004; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

An Ordinance of the Town of Mountain City, Tennessee prohibiting horses on public trails and sidewalks within the city.
Ordinance Prohibiting Placing Leaves within the Storm Sewerage System
Ordinance (Created: 07/03/2003; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

An ordinance prohibiting the placement of tree leaves, grass clippings, and other yard wastes within the storm sewerage system.
Ordinance Prohibiting the Defacing of Covered Bridges
Ordinance (Created: 04/26/2004; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to write an ordinance prohibiting the defacing of covered bridges.
Ordinance Prohibiting the Sale and Regulating the Hours of Use of Fireworks within the Town
Ordinance (Created: 08/14/2008; Reviewed: May 25, 2017 )

An ordinance limiting the use of fireworks to the 4th of July holiday and New Year's Eve.
Ordinance Prohibiting the Use of Tobacco Products in Designated Areas of City Buildings
Ordinance (Created: 11/06/2001; Reviewed: June 22, 2012 )

Use of tobacco products in non-smoking areas of municipal buildings is prohibited.
Ordinance Providing for Investigative Fee Assessments for Beer Permit Applications
Ordinance (Created: 09/17/2009; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

An ordinance authorizing the city to charge beer permit background fees.
Ordinance Providing for Private Collection of Bulk Refuse
Ordinance (Created: 05/27/2011; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

An ordinance for solid waste permits.
Ordinance Providing for the Maintenance of Public Street Rights-of-Ways Abutting Private Property within the City
Ordinance (Created: 09/24/2007; Reviewed: December 20, 2016 )

An ordinance making it the responsibility of property owners or occupants of property adjacent to public street rights-of-way to keep that property clean and mowed.
Ordinance Providing for the Re-reading of Water Meters and the Cost Thereof
Ordinance (Created: 06/19/2012; Reviewed: January 9, 2017 )

An ordinance allowing for an additional meter reading charge when vicious dogs require a re-reading of the water meter.
Ordinance Providing for the Regulation of Adult-Oriented Businesses
Ordinance (Created: 11/08/2004; Reviewed: September 11, 2006 )

An ordinance of the Town of Mountain City providing for the regulation of adult-oriented businesses
Ordinance Providing for the Use of a Collection Agency to Collect Unpaid Fines Owed to the City
Ordinance (Created: 08/10/2010; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

An ordinance of the Town of White Pine, Tennessee providing for the use of a collection agency to collect unpaid fines owed to the city.
Ordinance Providing for the Use of a Collection Agency to Collect Unpaid Fines Owed to the City
Ordinance (Created: 07/23/2010; Reviewed: August 19, 2010 )

An ordinance of the City of Tusculum, Tennessee providing for the use of a collection agency to collect unpaid fines owed to the city.
Ordinance Publication Requirement
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/08/1996; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether an ordinance must be published if the city's charter contains no ordinance publication requirement.
Ordinance Regarding Qualifications of the Town Judge
Ordinance (Created: 05/28/2008; Reviewed: May 29, 2008 )

An ordinance changing the residency requirements for the town judge.
Ordinance Regarding the Regulation of Cats and Dogs
Ordinance (Created: 06/30/2009; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

An ordinance to amend Chapter 1 of Title 10 of the New Tazewell Code Book regarding the regulation of cats and dogs.
Ordinance Regarding Water and Sewer Main Extensions for the Town of Mountain City, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 08/03/2001; Reviewed: January 27, 2017 )

Ordinance regarding water and sewer main extensions for Mountain City.
Ordinance Regulating Adult-Oriented Businesses
Ordinance (Created: 08/03/2001; Reviewed: September 11, 2006 )

Ordinance establishing regulations to prevent the deleterious location and concentration of adult-oriented businesses within the city of Smithville.
Ordinance Regulating Animal Waste
Ordinance (Created: 03/25/2010; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

An ordinance of the City of Lobelville regulating animal waste.
Ordinance Regulating False Fire Alarms
Ordinance (Created: 01/13/2005; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

An ordinance defining false alarms and providing a schedule of notices, warnings, penalties, and costs.
Ordinance Regulating False Fire Alarms
Ordinance (Created: 06/14/2001; Reviewed: February 8, 2017 )

An ordinance to establish a process for discouraging false emergency alarms.
Ordinance Regulating Junk Vehicles
Ordinance (Created: 11/09/2007; Reviewed: June 11, 2017 )

An ordinance to amend the city's code, Title 13, by adding regulations of junk vehicles.
Ordinance Regulating Junked Vehicles on Public and Private Property
Ordinance (Created: 06/04/2012; Reviewed: June 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to prepare a junked vehicle ordinance for the Town of Estill Springs.
Ordinance Regulating Open Burning Within the City
Ordinance (Created: 07/15/2004; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

An ordinace for the open burning of materials not produced or used on the property.
Ordinance Regulating Telecommunication Towers
Ordinance (Created: 11/05/2007; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

An ordinance to amend the zoning ordinance to regulate telecommunication towers.
Ordinance Regulating the Discharge of Firearms Within the City
Ordinance (Created: 03/25/2010; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

An ordinance of the City of Lobelville to regulate the discharge of firearms with the exception of hunting, regulated by the TWRA.
Ordinance Regulating the Placement and Installation of Cable and Video Service Provider Facilities
Ordinance (Created: 10/22/2008; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

An ordinance expressing power of city to require boxes or cabinets installed by cable companies to be screened to lessen visual impact.
Ordinance Regulating the Placement of Infectious Waste in Garbage Collection Containers
Ordinance (Created: 06/02/2003; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

This ordinance makes it unlawful to discard needles and sharps and imposes a penalty for violation.
Ordinance Regulating the Placement or Construction of Buildings or Structures over Utility Mains and Stormwater Drains
Ordinance (Created: 08/28/2009; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

An ordinance regulating the placement or construction of buildings or structures over utility mains and stormwater drains.
Ordinance Regulating the Sale, Distribution for Sale, and Manufacturing of Beer Within the Town of Woodbury
Ordinance (Created: 10/27/2004; Reviewed: November 14, 2018 )

An ordinance prepared to assist Woodbury in considering the regulation and sale of beer.
Ordinance Repealing the Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquor Sales on Premise
Ordinance (Created: 11/08/2004; Reviewed: July 5, 2017 )

An ordinance repealing the prohibition of intoxicating liquor sales on premise and adopting a privilege tax on retail sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premise.
Ordinance Repealing the Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquor Sales on Premise and Adopting a Privilege Tax on Retail Sale of Alcoholic Beverages for Consumption on the Premise
Ordinance (Created: 09/07/2011; Reviewed: July 5, 2017 )

An ordinance of the City of Decherd, Tennessee, repealing the prohibition of intoxicating liquor sales on premise and adopting a privilege tax on retail sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premise.
Ordinance Requiring Vehicles to Stop for Pedestrians Who Are Crossing City Streets Where Lined and Marked Pedestrian Crossings Are Indicated
Ordinance (Created: 04/13/2004; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

An ordinance requiring vehicles to stop for pedestrians at pedestrian crossings.
Ordinance Restricting Failed Motions from Reintroduction
Ordinance (Created: 01/07/2008; Reviewed: June 15, 2017 )

An ordinance to amend the Town of Decatur Code pertaining to the re-introduction of failed motions to adopt ordinances and resolutions.
Ordinance Restricting Political Activity of Employees and the Hatch Act
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/07/1995; Reviewed: September 8, 2006 )

MTAS was asked whether an ordinance restricting political activity of employees violates the Hatch Act.
Ordinance Submitting Certain Questions in Referendum
Ordinance (Created: 08/11/2004; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide staff support to the charter review committee of Lenoir City.
Ordinance Summons Form
Form (Created: 12/10/2004; Reviewed: December 23, 2016 )

MTAS was asked for guidance in preparing an ordinance summons.
Ordinance Terminating City-Provided Refuse Collection Services
Ordinance (Created: 12/09/2015; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

An ordinance of the City of Tusculum, Tennessee, terminating city-provided refuse collection services.
Ordinance to Adopt a Code of Ethics
Ordinance (Created: 08/29/2006; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

An ordinance to amend the municipal code and adopt a code of ethics for the town's officers and employees.
Ordinance to Adopt the International Building Code
Ordinance (Created: 07/30/2004; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

An ordinance to adopt the International Building Code of 2003 with SEISMIC deletions.
Ordinance to Adopt Wastewater Regulations
Ordinance (Created: 06/20/2014; Reviewed: April 4, 2017 )

An ordinance adopting wastewater regulations, including: general wastewater regulations; fat, oil, and grease abatement; and enforcement and abatement.
Ordinance to Allow for the Partial Payment of Real Property Taxes
Ordinance (Created: 09/15/2010; Reviewed: October 26, 2017 )

A sample ordinance which allows a municipality to accept partial payment of local real property taxes.
Ordinance to Amend Ordinance Relative to Terms of Office
Ordinance (Created: 05/28/2008; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

An ordinance amending an ordinance relative to election dates, setting the terms for those elected in April 2007.
Ordinance to Amend the Budget
Ordinance (Created: 02/28/2007; Reviewed: July 15, 2017 )

An ordinance to amend the budget ordinance regarding a lawsuit.
Ordinance to Amend the Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy of the Town of Bluff City, Tennessee by Adding Sworn Police Officers to the List of Those Who May Be Randomly Tested
Ordinance (Created: 05/21/2015; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to create an ordinance that adds safety sensitive positions to random drug testing.
Ordinance to Amend the Meeting Time for the Board
Ordinance (Created: 02/08/2008; Reviewed: July 15, 2017 )

An ordinance to amend the New Tazewell code book pertaining to the meeting time for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
Ordinance to Amend the Smithville Municipal Code to Make It Unlawful to Park in a Properly Established and Designated Fire Lane
Ordinance (Created: 08/30/2002; Reviewed: July 2, 2010 )

MTAS was asked to research whether the city could enforce fire lane parking restrictions on private property and draft an ordinance.
Ordinance to Amend Title 13, Chapter 1, of the Cleveland Municipal Code by Adding Thereto a New Section 13-107
Ordinance (Created: 11/06/2001; Reviewed: December 18, 2018 )

The removal from property of unsafe and unhealthy man-made and natural materials may be made at owner's expense.
Ordinance to Change Beer Regulations
Ordinance (Created: 02/06/2007; Reviewed: April 9, 2008 )

An ordinance to amend several sections of Chapter 2 of Title 8 of the Town of Cumberland Gap's Municipal Code regarding beer regulations.
Ordinance to Change City Election Date
Ordinance (Created: 12/05/2006; Reviewed: June 21, 2010 )

An ordinance to change the city election date to the November general election date and continue to provide for four year staggered terms for the Board of Commissioners.
Ordinance to Change City Election Date from May to November
Ordinance (Created: 02/10/2010; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

An ordinance to change the city election date to the November general election date and continue to provide for four year staggered terms for the Board of Commissioners.
Ordinance to Change City Election Date in November
Ordinance (Created: 02/12/2010; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

An ordinance to change the city election date from the first Thursday in November to the November general election date and to extend the terms of incumbent board members to coincide with the November general election date.
Ordinance to Change the City Election Date to the November General Election Date
Ordinance (Created: 06/21/2010; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

An ordinance to change the city election date to the November general election date and continue to provide for 4 year staggered terms for the board of commissioners.
Ordinance to Change the City Election Date to the November General Election Date
Ordinance (Created: 06/10/2004; Reviewed: December 6, 2006 )

This ordinance changes the city election date to the November general election date and continues to provide for 4 year staggered terms for the board of mayor and aldermen.
Ordinance to Change the City Election Date to the November General Election Date and Continue to Provide for 4 Year Staggered Terms for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen
Ordinance (Created: 11/13/2002; Reviewed: January 2, 2007 )

MTAS was asked to provide an election change ordinance under the general mayor-alderman charter.
Ordinance to Change the City Election Date to the November General Election Date and Continue to Provide for Four Year Staggered Terms for the Board of Commissioners
Ordinance (Created: 04/20/2011; Reviewed: June 6, 2011 )

MTAS was asked to assist with the development of an election change ordinance.
Ordinance to Change the Town Election Date
Ordinance (Created: 05/29/2007; Reviewed: May 25, 2017 )

An ordinance to change the town election date to the November general election date.
Ordinance to Change the Wording of Meter Deposits to Non-Refundable Connection Fees in Titles 18 and 19 of the Municipal Code
Ordinance (Created: 11/14/2002; Reviewed: January 30, 2017 )

The Town of Linden wanted to change the meter deposit policy to a non-refundable connection fee.
Ordinance to Close to Public Travel a Portion of Arnold Avenue
Ordinance (Created: 08/21/2003; Reviewed: September 8, 2006 )

An ordinance to close a portion of a street.
Ordinance to Control the Operation of Vehicles for Hire in the City of Erwin
Ordinance (Created: 08/18/2003; Reviewed: December 18, 2018 )

An ordinance and permit forms for operating taxicabs.
Ordinance to Create a Class of Beer Permits Which Can Be Granted to Caterers
Ordinance (Created: 05/13/2008; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

An ordinance amending the beer ordinance of the City of Martin to create a class of beer permits which can be granted to caterers.
Ordinance to Create the Position of City Administrator
Ordinance (Created: 02/06/1995; Reviewed: January 26, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to write an ordinance to create the position of City Administrator.
Ordinance to Establish a Charge for False Emergency Alarms
Ordinance (Created: 08/04/2004; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

An ordinance to establish a charge for false emergency alarms which were not caused by a violent act of nature.
Ordinance to Establish a Purchasing Policy for the City of Rutherford, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 05/17/2002; Reviewed: June 15, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to write an ordinance that would establish policies and procedures for the procurement of equipment, services, materials, and supplies for the operation of municipal government.
Ordinance to Establish a Temporary Water Rate Increase
Ordinance (Created: 07/15/2010; Reviewed: April 21, 2017 )

An ordinance was needed to increase the utility rates on an emergency basis while a rate study can be conducted.
Ordinance to Establish Complete Personnel Policies and Regulations for the City of Copperhill, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 10/22/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide an ordinance to amend the municipal code of the City of Copperhill and provide for personnel policies and regulations.
Ordinance to Establish Impound Lot Regulations and Fees for Impounded and/or Seized Vehicles
Ordinance (Created: 01/08/2011; Reviewed: November 28, 2016 )

An ordinance to establish impound lot regulations and fees for impounded and/or seized vehicles for the City of Blaine.
Ordinance to Establish Parking Limits on Designated Streets and at Designated Times
Ordinance (Created: 08/12/2015; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

An ordinance to establish parking limits on designated streets at designated times to allow city sanitation vehicles to collect solid waste.
Ordinance to Establish Personnel Rules and Regulations -- for Employees of the Town of Dover, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 06/19/2002; Reviewed: June 15, 2017 )

These rules and regulations serve as the primary source document of personnel policies.
Ordinance to Establish Refuse Collection Fees
Ordinance (Created: 03/30/2007; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

An ordinance to establish refuse collection fees in Title 17 of the municipal code.
Ordinance to Establish Rules and Regulations for the Parks and Greenways -- of the City of Harrogate
Ordinance (Created: 04/16/2002; Reviewed: June 15, 2017 )

An ordinance establishing rules and regulations for the parks and greenways of the City of Harrogate.
Ordinance to Establish Uniform Purchasing and Property Disposal Policies for the Town of Rutherford, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 02/14/2003; Reviewed: March 26, 2010 )

MTAS was asked to provide a uniform purchasing ordinance.
Ordinance to Increase the City Court Fees
Ordinance (Created: 08/02/2005; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

An ordinance that increased city court costs from $80 to $120.
Ordinance to Make It an Offense to Fail or Refuse to Pay the Sewer Bill
Ordinance (Created: 04/25/2003; Reviewed: February 28, 2006 )

This ordinance provides remedies for failing or refusing to pay sewer bills.
Ordinance to Prohibit Brown-Bagging Alcoholic Beverages and Beer
Ordinance (Created: 05/05/2003; Reviewed: January 25, 2006 )

An ordinance to prohibit the practice of brown bagging alcoholic beverages and beer.
Ordinance to Prohibit Large Vehicles from Entering/Exiting Intersection
Ordinance (Created: 07/01/2009; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

An ordinance to prohibit trucks and other large vehicles from entering/exiting the intersection of State Route 33 and Little River Road.
Ordinance to Prohibit the Use of Tobacco Products, Alcoholic Beverages and Illegal Drugs in the Town of Greenback's Community Center
Ordinance (Created: 02/15/2007; Reviewed: July 2, 2010 )

An ordinance prohibiting the use of tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, and illegal drugs in the town's community center.
Ordinance to Prohibit Weapons on Public Property
Ordinance (Created: 08/03/2009; Reviewed: February 9, 2016 )

An ordinance to prohibit weapons on public property and in buildings owned and operated by the town/city.
Ordinance to Provide for Order, Safety, and Tranquility in the Streets of the Town of New Tazewell During Parades
Ordinance (Created: 10/03/2002; Reviewed: June 9, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to write an ordinance which would allow the town to recover security costs during parades and rallies.
Ordinance to Provide for Residential Garbage Collection -- Fees
Ordinance (Created: 05/17/2002; Reviewed: June 15, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to write an ordinance that would provide for residential garbage collection fees.
Ordinance to Provide Updated Personnel Policies
Ordinance (Created: 10/08/2003; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to update personnel policies for the Town of Morrison.
Ordinance to Provide Updated Personnel Policies and Procedures for the Town of Wartrace
Ordinance (Created: 10/07/2002; Reviewed: June 15, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to write an ordinance which would update the personnel policies and procedures for the Town of Wartrace.
Ordinance to Raise the Sales and Use Tax in the City of Dunlap from 2.25% to 2.75% and to Request a Referendum of the People to Approve the Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 03/05/2010; Reviewed: October 26, 2016 )

The ordinance is one that increases the City of Dunlap's portion of the local option sales tax to the maximum 2.75% upon a successful referendum.
Ordinance to Raise the Sales and Use Tax in the Town of Centerville from ______% to 2.75% and to Request a Referendum of the People to Approve the Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 03/07/2003; Reviewed: October 28, 2016 )

The ordinance is one that increases the Town of Centerville's portion of the local option sales tax to the maximum 2.75% upon a successful referendum.
Ordinance to Regulate Junked Vehicles
Ordinance (Created: 07/03/2003; Reviewed: June 11, 2017 )

An ordinance prohibiting the keeping of junked, abandoned, dilapidated, or discarded motor vehicles inside the corporate limits of the Town.
Ordinance to Regulate Junked Vehicles on Public and Private Property
Ordinance (Created: 07/08/2004; Reviewed: June 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to prepare a junked car ordinance.
Ordinance to Repeal and Amend a Portion of ... the Personnel Policy Regarding Workers' Compensation
Ordinance (Created: 08/03/2001; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

Ordinance regarding workers' compensation.
Ordinance to Require Private Inspection of Cross Connections
Ordinance (Created: 08/30/2004; Reviewed: April 21, 2017 )

An ordinance relating to the placement and installation of new cross connection protection devices.
Ordinance to Set the Property Tax Rate above the Certified Tax Rate
Ordinance (Created: 10/02/2012; Reviewed: October 26, 2016 )

MTAS was asked for a sample ordinance that allows a city to set its property tax rate higher than the certified tax rate.
Ordinance to Vacate a Part or All of a Street
Ordinance (Created: 11/15/2004; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

An ordinance to close all or part of a street.
Ordinance Violation and Appeal as a Civil Rather Than Criminal Proceeding
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/15/2005; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether an appeal of an ordinance violation to circuit court by the defendant would be considered a civil or criminal matter.
Ordinances Compelling Hotels and Motels to Obtain Certain Information of Registrants
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/07/2000; Reviewed: February 28, 2006 )

MTAS was asked for ordinances compelling hotels and motels to obtain certain information of registrants.
Ordinances to Increases the Number of Aldermen and to Change the Election Date
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/21/1999; Reviewed: May 25, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide two ordinances, one of which increases the number of aldermen of the City from two to five, and one of which changes the election date.
Ordinances to Levy a Litigation Tax and to Increase Court Costs
Ordinance (Created: 04/08/2003; Reviewed: June 15, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to assist with developing an ordinance to increase court costs and fines.
Organization of Local Library Board
General (Created: 11/25/2002; Reviewed: December 18, 2018 )

MTAS was asked to assist Monteagle in determining how the local library board is organized, how the board is appointed, who can serve on the board, and to recommend the best way for Monteagle to make sure that its appropriation for library services is used properly.
Organizational Retreat for Parks and Recreation Department
(Created: 09/03/2009; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to assist with an organizational retreat for staff.
Organizational Structure of Municipal Public Works Departments
(Created: 02/28/2001; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

Letter detailing the organizational structure of a municipal public works department.
Orientation Workshop Agenda
General (Created: 05/08/2003; Reviewed: May 12, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to prepare an orientation workshop for the Town of Huntsville. Full text available in the MTAS library (City of Pikeville Orientation Booklet).
OSHA Changes Forms and Procedures for Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (2002)
(Created: 05/22/2002; Reviewed: August 16, 2007 )

The new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping rules require employers, subject to the rules, to record and report work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses.
OSHA Changes Forms and Procedures for Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (2010)
(Created: 11/30/2010; Reviewed: December 2, 2010 )

The 2002 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping rules require employers, subject to the rules, to record and report work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses.
OSHA Changes Forms and Procedures for Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (2011)
(Created: 08/15/2011; Reviewed: August 15, 2011 )

The 2002 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping rules require employers, subject to the rules, to record and report work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses.
OSHA Foot Protection Requirements
General (Created: 08/13/2003; Reviewed: August 14, 2017 )

OSHA standards that apply to steel toe shoe requirements.
OSHA Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 10/07/2004; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked to advise the city on employee safety; prepared an occupational safety and health program and recommended its adoption by the city.
Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) Survey: UT MTAS and the City of Chattanooga
Survey (Created: 02/26/2008; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

Manager-council cities throghout the United States with populations between 100,000 and 500,000 were asked questions about OPEB.
Ouster of Commissioner
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/11/2003; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the City would have to use the procedure in Tennessee Code Annotated, ' 6-20-220, to oust a commissioner or whether the City could use the general ouster law (T.C.A. ' 8-47-101, et seq.).
Ouster of Mayor
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/05/2000; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city council is required to attempt to ouster the mayor who has been indicted for official oppression.
Ousting a Member of the City's Electric Utility Power Board from Office
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/18/1993; Reviewed: March 19, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether a member of the City's Electric Utility Power Board can and should be ousted from office since he plead guilty to, and received a sentence of one year probation for, a federal violation of illegal gambling in U.S. District Court.
Out-of-Rank/Class Pay Survey
Survey (Created: 08/31/2004; Reviewed: May 11, 2017 )

Twenty-three city departments were asked questions about compensating employees who work in a job with a higher classification.
Outdoor Display of Works of Art on City-Owned Property
Form (Created: 01/28/2004; Reviewed: November 2, 2016 )

A conditional use permit for displaying works on city-owned property.
Outside Utility Rate Discrimination
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/19/2009; Reviewed: December 18, 2018 )

MTAS was asked several questions related to charging outside utility customers higher rates than inside utility customers.
Overdue Parking Violations Notice Letter and Statute
Form (Created: 12/07/2011; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the procedure for turning over unpaid parking tickets to a collection agency.
Overpayment of Fines, Taxes, and Costs to Municipal Courts
General (Created: 05/29/2014; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked what the procedure should be whenever a municipal court receives an overpayment of the amount due to a municipal court.
Overriding the Decision of the Beer Board to Grant a Beer -- Permit
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/11/1998; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city's governing body can override the decision of the beer board to grant a beer permit.
Overriding the Mayor's Veto
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/16/1993; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked several questions about overriding the Mayor's veto.
Overtime and the Police: Application of the Overtime Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act on Law Enforcement
(Created: 12/14/2007; Reviewed: December 17, 2007 )

This publication is an overview of the impact of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime provisions on law enforcement agencies.
Overtime Compensation for E-911 Dispatchers
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/26/1998; Reviewed: January 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether E-911 dispatchers qualify for the 207(k) exemption for the purpose of working them 43 hours a week before they are eligible for overtime compensation.
Overtime Compensation for Full-Time Recreational Employees Who Work Four Ten Hour Days
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/05/1995; Reviewed: September 12, 2005 )

MTAS was asked what rules govern overtime compensation for full-time recreational employees who work four ten hour days.
Overtime Compensation for Police Chief under FLSA
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/03/2007; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the police chief was entitled to overtime compensation under the FLSA and the city's personnel policies.
Overtime Compensation for Training Time for Police Officers
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/21/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether cities must pay overtime with respect to police officers attending law enforcement training academy.
Overtime Compensation Response Summary Report
Survey (Created: 03/23/2010; Reviewed: May 11, 2017 )

Twenty-two cities were asked about compensation for overtime in compliance with the FLSA and premiums for on-call.
Overtime in Winchester
General (Created: 08/31/2001; Reviewed: May 2, 2017 )

The City of Winchester is authorized to require its workers to work overtime unless the requested overtime would cause a city to violate a Federally protected right, such as FMLA leave.
Overtime Pay for Ambulance Employees
General (Created: 12/11/2002; Reviewed: September 22, 2005 )

A system of short and long weeks, with part-time help, may be used to avoid overtime payment for ambulance employees.
Overtime Pay in a Holiday-Shortened Workweek
General (Created: 09/08/1999; Reviewed: May 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked if city employees who work over 8 hours per day in a 4-day, holiday work week would be due overtime pay.
Overtime/Holiday Pay
General (Created: 12/27/1997; Reviewed: September 11, 2017 )

Employees who work over forty hours per week, and are not exempt under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, shall be paid at the rate of one and one-half their normal rate of pay.
Overturning the Decision of the City Manager in Demoting the Police Chief
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/08/1993; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city commission can overturn the decision of the city manager in demoting the police chief.
Overview of Municipal Certifications in Tennessee
Survey (Created: 07/01/2019; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

The Research and Information Center acquired information for a number of departments in Tennessee cities that require employees be certified in their fields.
Overweight Trucking Permit Systems : a Telephone Survey Conducted by the -- MTAS LIbrary
Survey (Created: 12/01/2001; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

Cities across the southeast were asked if they or their state had a permit system for overweight trucks.
Ownership of Sidewalks
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/15/1995; Reviewed: September 12, 2006 )

MTAS was asked whether the city owns the sidewalks in the central business district.
Ownership of Water Line and Obligation of City to Provide Water Service When the Water Line Is Too Small
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/27/1994; Reviewed: January 9, 2017 )

MTAS was asked, where the city owns the water line, is the adjacent property owner who wants water service entitled to it.

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