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Raising Local Option Sales Tax
Ordinance (Created: 06/04/2003; Reviewed: October 28, 2016 )

MTAS was asked about the process of raising a local option sales tax; includes ordinance.
Raising the Number of On-Premise Beer Permits
General (Created: 12/05/2003; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the number of on-premise beer permits in Rogersville and if that number can be raised.
Ratifying Additional Salaries Illegally Paid to City Council Members in Lieu of Insurance
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/05/2006; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city council can ratify the illegal payments made to city council members in lieu of insurance, thereby making such payments legal.
Reading All Business Voted on by Council
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/01/1991; Reviewed: July 18, 2006 )

MTAS received a question regarding the need to read and approve all bills and accounts in each council meeting.
Real Estate Signs in an Historical District
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/07/2004; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can require real estate signs to contain notation that property indicated for sale is in an historical district and that special zoning restrictions apply to the use of the property.
Reappointing the City Recorder
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/22/1997; Reviewed: April 19, 2010 )

MTAS was asked how to rehire the city recorder after she resigned and then changed her mind.
Reapportionment
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/31/2002; Reviewed: May 22, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether all municipalities that elect city council members from districts are required to reapportion the districts after each federal census.
Reasonable Accommodation
General (Created: 08/29/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about reasonable accommodation for an employee who has typing duties and develops carpal tunnel syndrome.
Reasonable Accommodations for Firefighter with Service Dog
General (Created: 04/24/2017; Reviewed: May 26, 2017 )

MTAS provided guidance in making a determination on what is a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for a firefighter with diabetes who has a service dog, and wishes to bring the service dog to work with him at the fire station.
Reasonable Accommodations for Summer Camp Attendees
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/24/2017; Reviewed: April 24, 2017 )

A legal opinion concerning reasonable accommodations for summer camp attendees.
Reasonable Court Costs
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/12/2003; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to analyze the question of what are court costs and the conditions under which court costs can be levied in Tennessee.
Reasonable Use of Water from a Stream
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/21/2003; Reviewed: January 10, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to analyze the law governing the right of abutting property owners to use water from watercourses in Tennessee relative to upstream and downstream abutting property owners.
Reasonableness of Plan of Services
General (Created: 01/29/2008; Reviewed: June 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for advice on 'reasonableness' as it relates to a plan of services that is in an annexation proposal.
Recent Attorney General Opinion and Its Effect on the Availability of Development Taxes and Impact Fees to Municipalities
(Created: 02/27/2007; Reviewed: February 28, 2007 )

The attorney general's opinion confirms that the new law nullifies the authority of cities to levy adequate facilities taxes after the effective date.
Recognition of Union as Exclusive Bargaining Agent
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/31/2002; Reviewed: April 17, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the utility system or the City may recognize and bargain with a union as the exclusive bargaining agent for utility employees.
Reconsidering a City Ordinance
General (Created: 09/04/2001; Reviewed: January 25, 2006 )

The city board of the City of Monteagle may reconsider a city ordinance.
Recording Abstentions in the Minutes of Meetings
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/30/1997; Reviewed: April 19, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether the recorder should record abstentions in the minutes of meetings.
Records Clerk / Dispatcher
Job Description (Created: 08/27/2001; Reviewed: May 4, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Records Clerk / Dispatcher.
Records Management for Municipal Government: A Reference Guide for City Officials and Municipal Public Records Custodians (2007)
(Created: 05/31/2008; Reviewed: March 12, 2010 )

A basic summary of laws, regulations and practices regarding records management by city governmental offices.
Records Management for Municipal Government: A Reference Guide for City Officials and Municipal Public Records Custodians (2009)
(Created: 01/31/2009; Reviewed: March 11, 2011 )

A basic summary of laws, regulations and practices regarding records management by city governmental offices.
Records Management for Municipal Governments: A Reference Guide for City Officials and Municipal Public Records Custodians
(Created: 04/05/2005; Reviewed: March 15, 2006 )

A basic summary of laws, regulations and practices regarding records management by city governmental offices.
Records Management for Municipal Governments: A Reference Guide for City Officials and Municipal Public Records Custodians
(Created: 07/01/2002; Reviewed: April 5, 2005 )

A basic summary of laws, regulations and practices regarding records management by city governmental offices.
Records Management Plan, Manual, and Resolution
General (Created: 09/01/2005; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

A records management plan with accompanying manual and resolution
Records Retention for Police In-Car Video Systems and Body-Worn Cameras
General (Created: 10/14/2015; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for a records retention schedule for police in-car video equipment, as well as videos recorded from body-worn cameras.
Records: What to Save, What to Toss...and When
(Created: 06/18/1992; Reviewed: April 17, 2007 )


Recovering the Cost of Emergency Fire Calls
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/12/1994; Reviewed: November 7, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can recover the cost of emergency fire calls at automobile wrecks where occupants have to be cut out of the vehicle or there is a danger of fire from spilled gasoline.
Recovery of Alleged Illegal Payments to the Mayor
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/07/2003; Reviewed: April 17, 2020 )

MTAS was asked to research the issue of suit by alderman to recover illegal payments to mayor in lieu of health insurance premiums.
Recovery of Illegally Disposed of City Real Property
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/28/1996; Reviewed: October 28, 2009 )

MTAS was asked whether the mayor had the authority to dispose of the property for the city.
Recovery of Utility Extension Costs Front-Ended by Developers
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/16/2005; Reviewed: December 21, 2018 )

MTAS was asked several questions related to city policies governing the recovery of utility extension costs front-ended by developers.
Recreation Advertisements
General (Created: 12/11/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can sell advertisements at recreation facilities and if the revenue can be held in a special fund for recreation purposes.
Recreation Aide
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Recreation Aide (part-time).
Recreation Center Attendant (1)
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Recreation Center Attendant.
Recreation Center Attendant (2)
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Recreation Center Attendant.
Recreation Centers
General (Created: 10/18/2001; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

The City of Morristown asked MTAS for a comparison of eleven community and recreation centers.
Recreation Maintenance Superintendent
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Recreation Maintenance Superintendent.
Recreation Program Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Recreation Program Coordinator.
Recreation Specialist
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Recreation Specialist.
Recyclables Disposal
Survey (Created: 02/05/2016; Reviewed: October 27, 2016 )

Fifteen cities were asked several questions about their residential recycling programs and how the collected materials are disposed.
Recycling Program Costs in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 08/11/2015; Reviewed: October 27, 2016 )

MTAS asked six cities and counties whether they paid to have their recyclables diverted or if they were paid for them.
Recycling Services in Cities that Offer Curbside Pickup for Recyclables: A Survey Conducted for the City of Cookeville
Survey (Created: 04/01/2005; Reviewed: September 23, 2010 )

Seven cities were asked several questions about the collection, cost, and resale of recyclables.
Redistricting and the Cities
(Created: 01/22/1991; Reviewed: October 15, 2008 )

Redistricting is a process that ensures each voting district within a political entity will contain substantially equal populations.
Reducing Health Insurance Costs in Tennessee Cities
(Created: 09/25/2007; Reviewed: September 25, 2007 )

The best way for cities to affect health insurance cost favorably is to do a better job managing their existing programs and using all of the resources available.
Reducing Health Insurance Costs in Tennessee Cities
(Created: 10/20/2008; Reviewed: April 26, 2010 )

The best way for cities to affect health insurance cost favorably is to do a better job managing their existing programs and using all of the resources available.
Reducing Health Insurance Costs in Tennessee Cities 2007
(Created: 02/13/2007; Reviewed: April 2, 2007 )

The best way for cities to affect health insurance cost favorably is to do a better job managing their existing programs and using all of the resources available.
Reducing Potential Conflicts of Interest in the City Charter and Adding Charter Provisions Related to Civil Rights
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/20/2010; Reviewed: May 25, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to analyze several questions related to conflicts of interest provisions in the city charter and questions about the right of city to add charter provisions related to civil rights.
Reduction of Health Benefits by the Utility Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/20/1998; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the utility board can reduce the health benefits of the management team members to the same level it reduces the health benefits of utility board members.
Reduction of the Recorder's Salary by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/18/1997; Reviewed: March 5, 2006 )

MTAS was asked whether the board of mayor and aldermen can take away the recorder's judicial duties and reduce his salary commensurate with the reduction in his duties.
Referenda on Bond Issues
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/29/2002; Reviewed: March 3, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to analyze the law governing referenda on bond issues.
Referendum on Alternative Utility Services
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/11/2009; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city could hold referendum on alternative utility services, and the conditions under which the city could obtain water services from water provider other than utility district serving the city.
Referendum on Annexation for One Voter
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/05/2004; Reviewed: May 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a referendum on annexation can be held when only one voter lives on the land.
Referendum on Beer Sales
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/15/1993; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a city council may call a referendum election on beer sales.
Referendum on Sales Tax
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/08/2002; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for information on the law governing referendum on sales tax increase
Refinancing a Leased Building
General (Created: 04/06/2011; Reviewed: April 25, 2011 )

MTAS was asked whether the City can refinance a leased building at a lower interest rate in order to reduce the City's interest expense.
Refunding Erroneously Paid Taxes
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/14/2007; Reviewed: October 24, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the city is obligated to pay back to holders of beer permits the difference between the amount the city charged them for the annual privilege tax and the $100 privilege tax authorized by T.C.A.
Refunding Fees and Taxes Collected in the Case of Annexation Being Declared Void
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/24/2017; Reviewed: May 26, 2017 )

A legal opinion regarding whether a city is responsible for refunding (1) beer license fees, (2) beer sales tax, and (3) city property tax in the case of an annexation being declared void.
Refusal of an Employee to Work Overtime
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/31/1993; Reviewed: May 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether an employee can refuse to work overtime because he wants to be paid, instead of receiving compensated time off.
Refuse and Brush Collection Study
(Created: 03/23/2004; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

This project provides research, information, analyses and recommendations for collection of refuse and brush.
Refuse Collection Driver
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: March 29, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Refuse Collection Driver.
Refuse Collection Survey
Survey (Created: 05/11/2011; Reviewed: May 23, 2011 )

Seven cities were asked several questions regarding their refuse collection and fees.
Refuse Collector
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Refuse Collector.
Refuse Fees Based on Considerations Other Than the Cost of Providing the Service
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/07/2009; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a city could give low income property owners reduced solid waste collection fees.
Refuse/Sanitation Collection Survey
Survey (Created: 04/27/2015; Reviewed: March 29, 2017 )

MTAS asked nine cities about the salaries paid for operators of specific collection equipment.
Registered Voters Taken into a Municipality by Annexation
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/27/1990; Reviewed: June 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether registered voters taken into a municipality by annexation are required to be permitted to vote when the deadline for their "registration" to vote in municipal elections has passed.
Regulating Adult Entertainment Establishments
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/28/1996; Reviewed: February 28, 2006 )

MTAS was asked about regulating adult entertainment establishments.
Regulating Adult-oriented Businesses
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/09/2001; Reviewed: February 28, 2006 )

The number of adult establishments a city can have may not be limited by a city's ordinances or legal statutes.
Regulating and Enforcing the Hours of Beer Sales
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/28/1993; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the City may regulate the hours of beer sales and enforce those regulations against existing establishments.
Regulating Day Trucks on City Streets
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/03/2001; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked several questions related to regulating day trucks on city streets.
Regulating EMFs in TVA Power Line Easements
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/07/1991; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the legality of an ordinance regulating EMFs in TVA power line easements.
Regulating Fortune Telling
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/24/2005; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a municipality can regulate fortune-telling
Regulating Hunting in the City by Private Act
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/17/1998; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can by private act regulate hunting in the city.
Regulating Mailboxes in Rights-of-Way
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/18/2003; Reviewed: December 21, 2018 )

MTAS was asked whether a municipality can, through subdivision regulations, regulate construction of masonry-type mailboxes outside city but within municipality's regional planning area.
Regulating Parking Through a Zoning Ordinance
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/11/2001; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether there is a way to regulate parking through limitations on the definition of 'family' in a zoning ordinance.
Regulating So-Called Jake Brakes (2006)
(Created: 11/10/2006; Reviewed: April 5, 2010 )

Tennessee cities may regulate, but not prohibit, the use of engine compression braking devices by ordinance; includes sample ordinance.
Regulating So-Called Jake Brakes (2010)
(Created: 05/26/2010; Reviewed: May 26, 2010 )

Tennessee cities may regulate, but not prohibit, the use of engine compression braking devices by ordinance; includes sample ordinance.
Regulating the Exterior Appearance of Mobile Homes
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/29/2007; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a city can require that double-wide mobile homes placed in the city have roof overhangs and gutters.
Regulating the Installation and Operation of Sand Filtration Wastewater Systems in Developments Located Outside City Limits
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/19/2003; Reviewed: June 2, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the city's ability to regulate sand filtration wastewater systems being constructed outside the city in developments located in the regional planning commission's jurisdiction.
Regulating the Minimum Size of a Residential Dwelling
General (Created: 07/27/2015; Reviewed: June 22, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether it is lawful to regulate the minimum size of a residential dwelling through zoning or subdivision regulation.
Regulating the Practice of an Individual Buying and Offering Used Cars for Sale
General (Created: 10/01/2015; Reviewed: June 2, 2017 )

MTAS was asked how to regulate an unlicensed auto dealer offering vehicles for sale in his yard.
Regulating the Weight and Route of Trucks Travelling on City Streets
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/15/2002; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the ability of a city to regulate the weight and route of trucks travelling on city streets.
Regulating Transient Vendors
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/09/2000; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to review an ordinance dealing with transient vendors.
Regulation of Adult Businesses: City Planning Commission
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/09/1996; Reviewed: February 28, 2006 )

MTAS was asked for a presentation to the planning board regarding the regulation of adult businesses.
Regulation of Brown-Bagging
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/29/2002; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to analyze the law under which cities could regulate brown bagging.
Regulation of Cemeteries
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/14/2008; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS analyzed the question of whether cemeteries are subject to zoning regulations or regulation by the city council.
Regulation of Nude Dancing
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/03/1997; Reviewed: February 28, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to provide information on the regulation of nude dancing.
Regulation of Nudity in Places That Sell Alcoholic Beverages
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/18/1994; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide material on the regulation of nudity in places that sell alcoholic beverages.
Regulation of the Opening and Closing Hours for the Sale of Beer on Sunday
General (Created: 06/03/2014; Reviewed: August 10, 2018 )

MTAS was asked whether the sale of beer on Sunday was regulated by state law or if it was up to each individual town.
Regulations Prohibiting Fortune-Telling
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/08/1997; Reviewed: February 28, 2006 )

MTAS was asked about the legality of regulations prohibiting fortune-telling.
Rehiring a Police Officer Who Resigned Earlier This Year
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/21/1995; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the Town may rehire a police officer who resigned earlier this year.
Rehiring an Employee Who Was Fired
General (Created: 07/19/2004; Reviewed: October 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked if the Mayor has the authority to rehire an employee who was fired by the previous City Administrator.
Reimbursing a Property Owner Who Has Piped and Covered the Natural Drainage Easement
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/03/1996; Reviewed: June 14, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city is required to reimburse a property owner who has "piped" and covered the natural drainage easement that runs though his property
Reimbursing Travel Expenses of Board Members
General (Created: 05/06/2005; Reviewed: May 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about certain payments to Board members and the verification of expenses related to those payments.
Rejecting Any And All Bids
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/15/2004; Reviewed: March 26, 2010 )

MTAS was asked to analyze the question of what is the lowest and best bid.
Relationship Between the Mayor and the City Council
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/29/1992; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether the mayor can block the payment of municipal employees by refusing to approve municipal payroll expenditures and whether the city council is entitled to call a special meeting.
Relationship of State Laws to City Ordinances Regulating Beer Sales and Packaged Liquor Stores
General (Created: 12/03/2004; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about State laws and their relationship to city ordinances regulating beer sales and also packaged liquor stores.
Relationship of Volunteer Fire Department to the Town
General (Created: 10/28/2002; Reviewed: May 24, 2017 )

MTAS was asked how the volunteer fire department should relate to the Town of Huntland.
Relative Personnel Powers of the Electric Power Board and the Water, Sewer, and Gas Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/11/2009; Reviewed: December 21, 2018 )

MTAS was asked to analyze a wide range of questions related to the city's public utility operations.
Relative Powers of the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen in Personnel Matters
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/03/1993; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked what the relative powers of the mayor and the board of aldermen are in personnel matters.
Relative Powers of the Utilities Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/22/2008; Reviewed: December 21, 2018 )

MTAS was asked about a number of questions related to distribution of authority between utility board and utility superintendent.
Releasing the Mayor's Personal Information as an Open Record
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/20/2010; Reviewed: October 4, 2017 )

Should the Mayor be considered a "public employee" for the purposes of determining whether or not his personal information (home phone number, address, etc.) should be released as an open record?
Relocation Expenses Survey
Survey (Created: 06/08/2009; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

Twelve cities were asked about policies and expenses for relocating or moving expenses.
Relocation of City Hall
General (Created: 08/09/2002; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about moving City Hall from one county to another.
Relocation of City Utilities on a State Highway Project (2006)
(Created: 11/15/2006; Reviewed: November 20, 2006 )

State statutes allow cities a maximum of 120 days to mark the drawings and develop a time schedule for relocation.
Relocation of City Utilities on a State Highway Project (2009)
(Created: 10/29/2009; Reviewed: October 29, 2009 )

State statutes allow cities a maximum of 120 days to mark the drawings and develop a time schedule for relocation.
Relocation of Utilities for State Highway Construction (2011)
(Created: 08/10/2011; Reviewed: August 10, 2011 )

State statutes allow cities a maximum of 120 days to mark the drawings and develop a time schedule for relocation of utilities.
Relocation of Utilities for State Highway Construction (2012)
(Created: 06/26/2012; Reviewed: June 27, 2012 )

State statutes allow cities a maximum of 120 days to mark the drawings and develop a time schedule for relocation of utilities.
Reminder of Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
(Created: 08/27/2007; Reviewed: October 20, 2009 )

The rule applies to any community or nontransient, noncommunity water system that adds or delivers water that is treated with a primary or residual disinfectant other than ultraviolet light.
Removal by City of Abandoned, Junked, or Wrecked Vehicles
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/17/2006; Reviewed: May 12, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to review the city junk and abandoned vehicle ordinance and explain the conflict with Tennessee law, the need for a court order before entering private property to remove cars, and the due process issue.
Removal of a Police Officer Who Is Disabled
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/31/1995; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a police officer, who has been on leave for over a year and is still unable to return to work, may be terminated from the police department.
Removal of Board and Commission Members for Excessive Absences
General (Created: 11/11/2015; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about removing board members for non-attendance.
Removal of Members of Limited Purpose Appointed Boards and Commissions for the Purpose of Promoting Racial Balance
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/12/1996; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can remove all members of present boards and replace them with membership more reflecting the minority population of the city.
Removal of the City Attorney
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/21/2007; Reviewed: May 17, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about monetary obligations and health insurance owed to the city attorney if the city terminates his contract.
Removal of the City Recorder Position
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/16/1995; Reviewed: December 21, 2018 )

MTAS was asked about removing the position of City Recorder.
Removing an Alderman from the Office of Housing -- Authority Commissioner
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/16/1999; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked how a housing authority commissioner who was elected to the board of mayor and aldermen can be removed from the office of housing authority commissioner.
Removing Police and Fire Chiefs from the Classified Service
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/20/2007; Reviewed: May 12, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to analyze questions about the right of the city to remove police and fire chiefs from the classified service.
Renaming and Renumbering Streets
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/12/2001; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

This city does have the authority to rename streets and renumber addresses on those streets.
Renewal of CATV Franchise Agreement
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/03/2004; Reviewed: May 17, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the rights of a city when renewing its cable franchise agreement, specifically the right to require channels designated for public, educational and governmental use, as well as requiring better customer service and capital improvement.
Renting City Equipment and Raising the Salaries of City Commissioners
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/12/2000; Reviewed: April 19, 2010 )

MTAS was asked about the renting of city equipment by the city and the legality of raising the salaries of city commissioners during current terms of office.
Reorganization of Electric System
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/25/2005; Reviewed: January 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked what the relationship of the mayor is with respect ot the city's electrical system, which was organized under Municipal Electrical Plant Law of 1935.
Repealing an Earlier Annexation Ordinance Currently -- Being Challenged in a Quo Warranto Lawsuit
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/19/1996; Reviewed: June 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a city may pass an ordinance to repeal an earlier annexation ordinance currently being challenged in a quo warranto lawsuit.
Repealing the Prohibition of Manufacturing or Wholesaling Intoxicating Liquors
General (Created: 02/28/2014; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about updating a municipal code that currently prohibits distilleries and wholesaling.
Replacing Fire Hose
General (Created: 06/19/2013; Reviewed: May 12, 2017 )

NFPA requires a fire department to have a replacement schedule, but stops short of establishing a maximum number of years of service, leaving that up to the authority having jurisdiction. Even though a section of 15-year old fire hose may still pass an annual test, the fire chief should consider a 10-year maximum service life under normal operating conditions. The 2013 edition of NFPA 1962 has a requirement that calls for hose manufactured before July 1987 to be removed from service. The ISO FSRS also addresses the testing of fire hose. For maximum points, the fire department must test all fire hose annually. The FSRS states: The Hose Service Test Program shall be in accordance with the general criteria of NFPA 1962, which requires that test pressures are a minimum of 300 psi for attack hose, and a minimum of 200 psi for supply hose. As long as the fire hose passes an annual test, ISO will give the fire department credit for the hose.
Replacing the Mayor
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/28/2012; Reviewed: June 14, 2017 )

MTAS was asked who can become the mayor upon the resignation of the current mayor.
Report for the City of Knoxville Office of Redevelopment and Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association
Report/Study (Created: 04/09/2018; Reviewed: December 12, 2019 )

MTAS was asked to research successful relationships between chambers of commerce, merchants associations and their local universities or colleges.
Report of the Fayetteville Utility Task Force Committee
(Created: 06/07/2001; Reviewed: September 1, 2006 )

Report of meetings to provide greater customer convenience in paying utility bills and obtaining new services.
Report on Public Employee Unions in Tennessee
(Created: 01/31/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

Cities need to deal with municipal practices that often create in city employees the desire to organize and join a union.
Report on the Carter County Tomorrow Strategic Planning Sessions
(Created: 12/12/2014; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to facilitate the strategic planning sessions for a joint economic development board.
Report on the Dandridge 2004 Board and Staff Retreat
(Created: 04/27/2004; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to assist with the Dandridge council and staff retreat design and facilitation.
Report on the Dandridge Staff Retreat of 2005
(Created: 01/25/2005; Reviewed: January 25, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to assist with the Dandridge staff retreat design and facilitation.
Report on the Greeneville Strategic Planning Retreat
(Created: 12/16/2010; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to assist with a strategic planning retreat that focused on charter changes.
Report on the Johnson City Fire Department Employee Survey 2016
(Created: 01/18/2017; Reviewed: January 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to conduct a survey of Fire Department employees in order to determine their views regarding various aspects of their work. More than 75 percent, 86 of the 112 eligible employees, completed an instrument that consisted of 38 questions, 8 of which were open-ended.
Report on the Johnson City Fire Department Organizational Development and Leadership Retreats
(Created: 06/17/2005; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

MTAS led three retreats for strategic planning and team building for the fire department.
Report on the Nashville Transportation Authority and Alternatives for Planning
(Created: 09/19/2002; Reviewed: February 24, 2006 )

MTAS was asked by the Nine Counties-One Committee in the Knoxville Area to prepare a report on the Nashville Transportation Authority and provide alternatives for transportation planning.
Report on the Newport Comprehensive Management Review
(Created: 01/23/2004; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to prepare a CMR for the Town of Newport.
Report to the City of Bristol on Methods Used by Cities to Make Appointments to Advisory Boards
General (Created: 08/12/2016; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to look at the advisory board appointment practices of other cities, in order to improve the process used by Bristol; includes a survey about the appointment practices of fourteen cities.
Reporters and the News Media: What Tennessee Officials Need to Know
(Created: 05/01/1995; Reviewed: January 17, 2007 )

Cooperation with the media should be just one link in a chain of strategies to reach citizens with information they need about their government.
Repossessed Water Taps
General (Created: 07/26/2011; Reviewed: January 12, 2017 )

MTAS was asked several questions about dead tap policies.
Request for Computer System Proposals
RFP (Created: 03/24/1999; Reviewed: December 5, 2019 )

This RFP is offered to request proposals for computer hardware and maintenance, software, and software training and support for the town of Signal Mountain, Tennessee.
Request for Computer System Proposals
RFP (Created: 09/14/2001; Reviewed: September 23, 2010 )

Request for Computer System Proposals
Request for Proposal Document Imaging Services
RFP (Created: 09/14/2001; Reviewed: May 22, 2017 )

Request for proposal document imaging services for City of Columbia, TN
Request for Proposal Financial and Compliance Audit Bid Packet
RFP (Created: 03/01/2003; Reviewed: March 26, 2010 )

The City of Harriman has issued this RFP to interested auditors, who are qualified under state law and regulations, for the performance of a financial and compliance audit of the city.
Request for Proposal for Financial Advisor Services (Generic)
RFP (Created: 09/17/2001; Reviewed: June 19, 2018 )

This RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified companies to serve as financial advisor.
Request for Proposal for General Contractor Services to the Water and Street Departments
RFP (Created: 05/14/2002; Reviewed: January 20, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to prepare a request for proposal for general contractor services to the Town of Baxter's Water and Street Departments.
Request for Proposal Group Health Plan
RFP (Created: 02/25/2008; Reviewed: February 19, 2010 )

A sample RFP template for a group health plan that includes health insurance, pharmacy benefit management, and disease management services.
Request for Proposal Interlocal Solid Waste Authority
RFP (Created: 12/31/2001; Reviewed: October 25, 2016 )

The ISWA is accepting proposals for processing and removing wood waste.
Request for Proposal Purchasing Cards
RFP (Created: 02/09/2009; Reviewed: November 16, 2017 )

The purpose of this RFP is to enter into a contract with a qualified commercial financial institution for the provision of purchasing card (credit card) services for all agencies of the city.
Request for Proposal: Banking Services for City's Payroll Account
RFP (Created: 09/15/2010; Reviewed: September 15, 2010 )

A sample RFP for a city's payroll account.
Request for Proposals Classification & Compensation Study Winchester Utilities Commission
RFP (Created: 02/24/2003; Reviewed: June 7, 2017 )

MTAS recommended that the utility request proposals for a salary classification and compensation study.
Request for Proposals for Curbside Recycling, Transporting and Processing Services
RFP (Created: 05/01/2008; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

An RFP for curbside recycling for the City of Bristol.
Request for Proposals for Professional Realty Services
RFP (Created: 05/01/2001; Reviewed: March 26, 2010 )

RFP to sell the property known as the City/County Hospital.
Request for Proposals for Professional Realty Services
RFP (Created: 01/01/2001; Reviewed: March 26, 2010 )

An RFP for realty firms for services relative to the marketing and sale of the City/County Hospital.
Request for Proposals for Real Estate Broker Services
RFP (Created: 10/20/2009; Reviewed: October 22, 2009 )

Jefferson City is seeking proposals from local real estate brokers/firms to sell real property owned by the city.
Request for Public Records Form
Form (Created: 04/30/2003; Reviewed: May 2, 2003 )

A form for accessing and copying open public records.
Request for Qualifications and Costs : Website Development and Maintenance
RFP (Created: 01/07/2019; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

The City of Jefferson City, Tennessee is seeking a qualified website vendor to design, implement, and possibly maintain a new City website. Such website should provide ease of access to information about the City and its services, as well as access to resources commonly requested and used by citizens and businesses.
Request for Qualifications for City Attorney/Legal Services for the City of Sevierville, Tennessee
RFP (Created: 08/03/2004; Reviewed: June 24, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to write an RFQ for legal services.
Request for Qualifications for City Attorney/Legal Services for the Town of Kingston Springs
RFP (Created: 03/25/2015; Reviewed: June 24, 2017 )

Example of an RFQ for a city attorney.
Request for Qualifications: Energy Savings Performance Contracting Services
RFP (Created: 04/01/2008; Reviewed: October 6, 2010 )

An RFQ for the City of Knoxville related to hiring a contractor to conduct an energy audit of all City-owned facilities.
Request for the City to Compute Paid Vacation Days for Overtime Pay Purposes
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/09/1992; Reviewed: May 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city is required to compute paid vacation days as part of the work period for overtime pay purposes under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Required Federal and State Employment Posters
General (Created: 05/15/2012; Reviewed: June 2, 2017 )

Compilation of Federal and State Employment Posters
Requirement of a Commercial Driver License (CDL) for Municipal Employees
Survey (Created: 12/10/2019; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

A survey of selected cities regarding Commercial Driver License (CDL) licensing requirements for employees.
Requirement That Property Owners Build Sidewalks
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/04/2002; Reviewed: August 24, 2006 )

MTAS was asked whether a town can effectuate the authority it has under its charter to require property owners to construct sidewalks along the street abutting their property.
Requirement That Two Developers Build an Emergency Road to Connect Two Subdivisions
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/02/1991; Reviewed: April 19, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether a requirement that two certain developers build an emergency road to connect two subdivisions would constitute a compensable taking.
Requirement That Vendors Pay Higher Fees and Post Bonds
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/19/2006; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a city may pass an ordinance levying higher fees on vendors and requiring that vendors post bonds.
Requirements for a Civil Warrant
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/24/2003; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to research the requirements for warrants executed by a municipal court.
Requirements for Certification as a City Clerk/Recorder
General (Created: 08/04/2003; Reviewed: March 5, 2006 )

MTAS was asked for information on the requirements for certification as a city clerk/recorder.
Requirements for Making a Fire Chief Position a Salaried Position
General (Created: 08/13/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for information regarding the requirements for making a fire chief position a salaried position.
Requirements for Non-Metered Water Usage (2010)
(Created: 05/27/2010; Reviewed: May 27, 2010 )

Recent changes in state law have mandated that all city-owned water systems that experience water loss must measure and account for it by predetermined categories.
Requirements for Operator Certification
General (Created: 02/20/2003; Reviewed: January 20, 2006 )

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation requires that all operating personnel making process control/system integrity decisions about water quality or quantity that affect public health must be certified.
Requirements of Fingerprint Law
(Created: 09/13/2001; Reviewed: July 19, 2002 )

The requirements of the 1997 Fingerprint Law are clarified. Model fingerprinting agreements are also included.
Requiring a Certain Salvage Yard to Conform to the City's Zoning Ordinance
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/12/1994; Reviewed: December 21, 2018 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can require a certain salvage yard to conform to the city's zoning ordinance.
Requiring a Preexisting Nonconforming Use to Build a Fence around City Property
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/18/2011; Reviewed: December 21, 2018 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can require a preexisting nonconforming use to build a fence around its property, basing the fence on the police powers of the city.
Requiring a State Park to Hook Onto the Town's Sewer Line If the Park Territory Was Annexed Into the Town
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/28/1996; Reviewed: December 21, 2018 )

MTAS was asked whether a town could require a nearby state park to hook onto the town's sewer line if the park territory was annexed into the town.
Requiring Additional Conditions after Tentative Plat Approval before Final Subdivision Plat Approval
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/08/2003; Reviewed: December 21, 2018 )

MTAS was asked whether the Planning Commission may add additional conditions to a tentatively approved subdivision plat before it can be given final approval by the Commission.
Requiring an Applicant for a Retail Liquor Permit to Pay TBI the Investigation Fee
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/29/2007; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city could legally require that an applicant for a retail liquor permit pay the TBI investigation fee.
Requiring an Employee to Sign an Agreement Releasing the City from Liability
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/03/1995; Reviewed: May 18, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city could require auxilary police officers to sign waivers releasing the city from any liability for their negligent conduct or omissions.
Requiring Annexation as a Condition for Extending a Utility Outside the City
General (Created: 01/26/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

MTAS was asked about the city entering into an agreement with a land owner/developer requiring annexation as a condition for extending a utility outside the city.
Requiring Annexation as a Condition for Extending a Utility Outside the City
General (Created: 01/26/2012; Reviewed: February 29, 2012 )

MTAS was asked inquired about the city entering into an agreement with a land owner/developer requiring annexation as a condition for extending a utility outside the city.
Requiring Developers to Construct Sidewalks in Developments in the County
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/10/2008; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the regional planning commission could require developers to construct sidewalks in developments in the county.
Requiring Developers to Pay the City's Sewer Connection Charges
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/03/2002; Reviewed: April 17, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether developers can be required to pay the city's sewer connection charge, in cases where the development's sewer lines have been accepted by the city.
Requiring Employees to Use Their Health Insurance to Pay for Physicals and Shots
General (Created: 09/26/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about employees using their health insurance annual exam benefit to cover the cost of required annual physicals and required shots that are free under their health insurance.
Requiring Municipal Employees to be Residents of the City with a Grandfather Provision for Existing Employees
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/17/1992; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked several questions regarding a proposal by the governing body to require municipal employees to be residents of the City with a grandfather provision for existing employees.
Requiring Municipal Employees to be Residents of the City with a Grandfather Provision for Existing Employees
General (Created: 02/05/2007; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about a proposal to require municipal employees to be residents of the City with a grandfather provision for existing employees.
Requiring Property Owners to Build or Repair Sidewalks
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/02/2006; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether property owners can be compelled to construct sidewalks abutting their property.
Requiring Property Owners to Construct and Maintain Sidewalks Adjacent to Their Property
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/25/1990; Reviewed: August 24, 2006 )

MTAS was asked whether a municipality has the authority to require property owners to construct and maintain sidewalks adjacent to their property.
Requiring Social Security Numbers for Utility Service
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/11/2006; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

MTAS was asked about requiring social security numbers for utility service, collection fee for delinquent bills and code enforcement against current utility customers.
Requiring the User of Streets to Obtain a Bond to Cover Damages to the Streets
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/24/1996; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a city can require the user of streets to obtain a bond to cover damages to the streets.
Rescinding an Appointment to the Utility Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/07/2007; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

MTAS was asked whether the city's governing body could rescind an appointment to the utility board.
Research and/or Budget Analyst Positions in Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 10/01/2001; Reviewed: February 25, 2006 )

Cities were asked if they have the position of Research Analyst, Budget Analyst, or an equivalent position and the salary range for that position as of July 2000 and July 2001.
Residency and Ownership Limitations for a Retail Alcoholic Beverage License
General (Created: 02/17/2016; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS responded to a question about state residency and ownership limitations for a retail alcoholic beverage license (package store) and a retail food store wine license.
Residency of a Person Whose Property Extends Within the Corporate Limits But Whose House is Outside of Them
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/10/1993; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked whether a person whose property extends within the corporate limits but whose house is outside of them would be considered a resident.
Residency of City Attorney
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/12/1996; Reviewed: June 24, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the position of city attorney is an elected official and, therefore, has to be a resident of the town.
Residency Requirement
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/11/2014; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked what time period is covered by the one-year residency requirement of T. C. A. ' 6-3-103 for candidates for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
Residency Requirement
General (Created: 09/02/2014; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS provided information on what constitutes residency as it relates to a member of the governing body.
Residency Requirement
Resolution (Created: 03/20/2000; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the continuance in, or removal from office, of an Alderman, who has moved outside of the town limits. Includes a resolution to declare a vacancy on the board.
Residency Requirement for an Alderman Whose Residence Sits Astride a Property Line
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/21/1991; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked in which jurisdiction is the domicile of a person whose residence sits astride a property line.
Residency Requirement for City Judge
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/31/1993; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a city judge has to be a resident of the city in which he exercises concurrent jurisdiction with the court of general sessions.
Residency Requirement for Mayor and Aldermen
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/11/2002; Reviewed: May 8, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the one year durational residency requirement for mayor (and aldermen) contained in the general law mayor-aldermanic charter is legal?
Residency Requirements and Resigning to Run for Office
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/15/2008; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked how residency requirements are determined and whether a council member must resign from the office to run for the office of mayor.
Residency Requirements for Aldermen
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/24/1994; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

MTAS was asked if an Alderman, who married a person from another town and bought a house there, still meets residency requirements by renting a residence in the town in which he holds office.
Residency Requirements for Applicants of Liquor Permit
General (Created: 08/03/2006; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether applicants for a liquor permit should be required to have resided within the city limits at least two consecutive years preceding the date when the application is filed.
Residency Requirements for City Officers and Employees
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/06/2010; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether residency requirements for city officers and employees are legal.
Residency Requirements for the Mayor
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/26/1996; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the mayor can remain the mayor if he has moved out of the city.
Residency Requirements for Utility Board Members
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/03/2006; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

MTAS was asked whether members of the city's utility board are required to be residents of the city.
Residential Developer Incentives in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 12/01/2017; Reviewed: May 19, 2020 )

The MTAS Research and Information Center conducted a survey of eleven Tennessee cities to find out if the city offers incentives to developers in order to encourage residential development.
Residential Fire Sprinklers and ISO Increased Fire Flow Requirements for Large Homes
General (Created: 06/19/2013; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

The consequences of insufficient fire flows are significant, and include increased risk to trapped occupants in rescue operations, a reduced ability to extinguish the fire, an increase in property damage, and increased risk to firefighters. An option for your community is passing an ordinance requiring residential fire sprinklers. The revised Insurance Services Office (ISO) Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) takes effect in Tennessee on July 1, 2013. The new ISO Fire Suppression Rating Schedule has increased fire flow requirements for large homes (homes exceeding 4,800 square feet), but recognizes sprinklers and reduces the needed fire flow (NFF) accordingly.
Residential Garbage Collection and Water Rates for Thirteen Tennessee Cities: MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 04/01/2001; Reviewed: January 11, 2010 )

Cities were asked their base charges for municipal garbage services and municipal water systems.
Residential Recruiter
General (Created: 08/03/2005; Reviewed: February 24, 2006 )

MTAS was asked whether any other Tennessee cities employed a residential recruiter.
Residential refuse collection and recycling services in selected Tennessee cities and towns
Survey (Created: 08/05/2019; Reviewed: March 23, 2020 )

A survey of selected Tennessee cities and towns regarding residential refuse and recycling collection services including rates and charges for the services.
Residential refuse collection and recycling services in selected West Tennessee cities and towns
Survey (Created: 01/15/2019; Reviewed: May 15, 2020 )

A survey of selected West Tennessee cities and towns regarding residential refuse and recycling collection services including rates and charges for the services.
Residential Refuse Collection Technologies
(Created: 09/01/2002; Reviewed: February 27, 2007 )

Proper planning, training, manning, maintenance and methodology are key to any residential refuse collection technologies.
Residential Refuse Collection Technologies
(Created: 02/27/2007; Reviewed: January 25, 2010 )

Proper planning, training, staffing, maintenance, and methodology are key to the success of all residential refuse collection technologies.
Residential Sprinkler Code: A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 09/01/2002; Reviewed: July 27, 2010 )

Ten cities were asked if and when they adopted a residential sprinkler code.
Residential Sprinklers ISO Fact Sheet
General (Created: 10/09/2019; Reviewed: October 9, 2019 )

This fact sheet from the Insurance Services Office discusses discounts available to homes protected by a residential sprinkler system and includes discount examples in Tennessee from a 2008 study.
Residents of a Municipality Do Not Have a Choice with Respect to Providers of Gas, Water, Electric, or Sewer Systems
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/12/1997; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

MTAS was asked whether municipalities can mandate certain utility (sewer, water, electric, gas) hookups.
Resignation of Alderman
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/21/2001; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a vacancy occurs if an alderman submits his resignation from the city council and later withdraws the resignation before the council accepts it.
Resisting or Interfering with an Officer
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/04/1998; Reviewed: April 19, 2010 )

MTAS was asked about the offense of resisting or interfering with an officer found in a municipal code.
Resolution Accepting a Bid for Mowing Equipment and Authorizing the Execution of a Lease Agreement
Resolution (Created: 08/05/2010; Reviewed: August 19, 2010 )

A resolution of the City of Pigeon Forge accepting a bid for mowing equipment and authorizing the execution of a lease agreement.
Resolution Accepting the Non-Smoker Protection Act
Resolution (Created: 05/27/2008; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

A resolution affirming compliance by the Loudon Utility Board with the Non-Smoker Protection Act.
Resolution Acknowledging the Fiery Gizzard Sportsman's Club
Resolution (Created: 11/03/2004; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to prepare a resolution acknowledging the existence and contributions of the Fiery Gizzard Sportsman's Club.
Resolution Adding an Option to the City's Personnel Policy for Advertising Position Vacancies in the Local Newspaper and/or on the City's Website
Resolution (Created: 04/08/2014; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

This resolution allows the city to change the recruitment requirement to include the use of either the local newspaper or the city's website, or both.
Resolution Adopting a City Seal
Resolution (Created: 05/17/2010; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

A resolution adopting the official city seal of the City of Clifton.
Resolution Adopting Board General Rules of Order
Resolution (Created: 12/05/2003; Reviewed: March 12, 2010 )

A resolution adopting general rules of order for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of Blaine.
Resolution Affording Council Members Certain Privileges Regarding Access to Public Records
Resolution (Created: 05/01/2012; Reviewed: May 22, 2017 )

A resolution allowing each council member up to fifty copies of non-routine city information per month without charge.
Resolution Amending the Charter of the City of Decherd
Ordinance (Created: 02/11/2004; Reviewed: January 26, 2006 )

A resolution to set forth the qualifications for office, calling of special meetings, defining a quorum, and prescribing procedures for legislative action.
Resolution Approving a Charter Rewrite
Resolution (Created: 05/27/2008; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

A resolution approving the rewriting of the charter of the Town of Cumberland Gap.
Resolution Authorizing a Credit Card in the Name of the Town of Jasper
Ordinance (Created: 08/03/2001; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

Ordinance authorizing a credit card issued in the name of the town of Jasper.
Resolution Authorizing a Floating Gate Rate Structure for Residential and Small Commercial Gas Customers of the City of South Pittsburg / Marion County Utilities
Ordinance (Created: 12/01/2000; Reviewed: January 23, 2006 )

A resolution for the City of South Pittsburg that creates a retail rate structure which tracks changes in the market price for natural gas.
Resolution Authorizing a New Employer Contribution Rate for the Employee Retirement Program
Resolution (Created: 06/28/2004; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

A resolution to increase the employer contribution to the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System from 13.8% to 14.41%.
Resolution Authorizing and Establishing an Auxiliary Police Program
Resolution (Created: 08/31/2005; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

A resolution to adopt guidelines to establish an Auxiliary Police force to supplement the existing Police Department.
Resolution Authorizing Governing Bodies to Appropriate Revenues from Natural Gas Utility System to Chamber of Commerce or Economic and Community Organization
(Created: 06/15/2018; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

This is a resolution that can be used by municipal governing bodies with natural gas utility systems or a board that has control over a municipal natural gas utility system to appropriate money to a chamber of commerce or economic and community organization for the purpose of economic development. The legislation does not allow money to be appropriated for these purposes in Knoxville, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Metro Nashville.
Resolution Authorizing MTAS to Conduct a CMR of the City Departments
Resolution (Created: 06/16/2003; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

A resolution authorizing MTAS to conduct a comprehensive management review (CMR) of the departments of the City of Kingston, establishing procedures for maintaining the objectivity of the study, and requiring its presentation in a work session before the mayor and city council.
Resolution Authorizing MTAS to Facilitate a Strategic Planning Session
Resolution (Created: 05/27/2008; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

A resolution authorizing The University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service to facilitate a strategic planning session for a city and to require its presentation in a report for the city council.
Resolution Authorizing Sale to the Public of Certain Property
Ordinance (Created: 12/26/2002; Reviewed: February 27, 2006 )

A resolution authorizing the sale of surplus property, including abandoned vehicles, at public auction.
Resolution Authorizing the City Recorder/Budget Officer to Transfer Moneys from One Appropriation to Another within the Same Fund
Resolution (Created: 02/18/2013; Reviewed: July 15, 2017 )

A sample resolution authorizing the city recorder/budget officer to transfer moneys from one appropriation to another within the same fund.
Resolution Authorizing the City to Pay the Privilege Tax for the City Engineer(s)
Resolution (Created: 03/26/2004; Reviewed: October 26, 2016 )

MTAS was asked to write a resolution on paying the privilege tax for city engineer(s).
Resolution Authorizing the Establishment of a Police Department
Resolution (Created: 10/02/2006; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

A resolution of the City of Baneberry, Tennessee authorizing the establishment of a police department.
Resolution Changing the City's Purchasing Limit
Resolution (Created: 03/27/2003; Reviewed: March 12, 2010 )

A resolution changing the city's purchasing limit.
Resolution Changing the Date of the City's Election
Resolution (Created: 03/27/2003; Reviewed: May 8, 2017 )

A resolution changing the date of the Jefferson City election.
Resolution Complying with New HIPAA Privacy Policy Regulations
Resolution (Created: 04/17/2003; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

A resolution to establish standards, requirements and implementation specifications to protect the confidentiality of health information since the Department of Health and Human Services issued modifications to HIPAA Rules (45 CFR Part 160 AND 164).
Resolution Concerning the Proposed Sale of the Cable Television Service
Resolution (Created: 07/30/2007; Reviewed: May 17, 2017 )

A resolution concerning the proposed sale of the cable television service operated by the board of public utilities and providing for a referendum of the voters to approve such a sale.
Resolution Creating the Office of Administrator
Ordinance (Created: 04/03/2003; Reviewed: January 26, 2006 )

A resolution creating the office of Administrator for the City of Monterey.
Resolution Declaring a Public Necessity for a Competing Local Telecommunications Company
Resolution (Created: 10/12/2016; Reviewed: October 12, 2016 )

A Resolution Declaring a Public Necessity for a Competing Local Telecommunications Company in the City of _______ Tennessee and Requesting the Tennessee Regulatory Authority to Certify a Competing Local Telecommunications Provider to Operate Within the Corporate Limits; includes a sample letter to commence telecommunications service.
Resolution Designating the City Administrator to Counter Sign Checks in the Absence or Disability of the Mayor or City Clerk
Resolution (Created: 09/08/2003; Reviewed: March 11, 2010 )

A resolution authorizing additional co-signers for city checks.
Resolution Enacting a Web Design Work Scholarship Program
Resolution (Created: 10/03/2005; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

A resolution to pay students a stipend to work on a city's Web site.
Resolution Establishing a Fraud Action Plan for theTown of Mountain City, Tennessee
Resolution (Created: 06/22/2004; Reviewed: March 12, 2010 )

MTAS was asked to develop an anti-fraud policy.
Resolution Establishing a Mandatory Retirement Program for All Police Officers Who Have Attained the Age of Sixty-Two (62) Years of Age
Resolution (Created: 06/05/2005; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

A resolution requiring the retirement of police officers who are members of TCRS and have reached the age of 62.
Resolution Establishing a Records Management System
Resolution (Created: 12/06/2007; Reviewed: October 4, 2017 )

A resolution establishing a records management system based on the MTAS reference guide for records management.
Resolution Establishing a Section 125 Cafeteria Plan for Employees
Resolution (Created: 01/03/2006; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

A resolution of the Town of Pittman Center, Tennessee, authorizing the establishment of a Section 125 cafeteria plan for employees
Resolution Establishing a Uniform Policy on the Acceptance of Gifts and Other Donations by the Town of Rutherford
Resolution (Created: 09/28/2004; Reviewed: November 28, 2016 )

MTAS was asked to draft a resolution to establish a policy by which to evaluate the suitability of donations and other gifts prior to acceptance by the Town.
Resolution Establishing Procedures for Public Inspection of, Access to and Duplication of Public Records under the Tennesseee Open Records Law
(Created: 11/06/2008; Reviewed: November 5, 2008 )

This sample resolution establishes procedures for public records under T.C.A. 10-7-504.
Resolution Establishing Rules and Procedures for Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meetings
Resolution (Created: 03/04/2005; Reviewed: March 12, 2010 )

A resolution establishing rules and procedures for Board of Mayor and Aldermen meetings and establishing a format for Board study sessions.
Resolution Establishing the Mandatory Retirement of Certain Police and Fire Personnel at the Age of 62
Resolution (Created: 06/08/2004; Reviewed: April 17, 2020 )

TCA authorizes the mandatory retirement of certain police and fire personnel at the age of 62 for cities who participate in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System.
Resolution Establishing the Use of an Interview Panel
Resolution (Created: 01/13/2016; Reviewed: May 15, 2017 )

A resolution amending the employee handbook personnel rules and regulations for the Town of Pittman Center, Tennessee, regarding the candidate interview panel.
Resolution Establishing Work Hours for Town Personnel and Accompanying Memo from the Mayor
Resolution (Created: 09/19/2011; Reviewed: September 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to assist with establishing work hours for the personnel of the Town of Huntland.
Resolution Extending Group Medical Insurance Benefits to the Board of Commissioners
Resolution (Created: 08/23/2013; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide a resolution extending group medical benefits to the board of commissioners.
Resolution for Adventure Tourism
Resolution (Created: 06/20/2013; Reviewed: June 9, 2017 )

A resolution of the Town of Huntsville, Tennessee, declaring its intent to participate in the Tennessee Adventure Tourism and Rural Development Act of 2011 by developing an adventure tourism district plan.
Resolution for Charter Amendment in Decherd
Ordinance (Created: 01/22/2003; Reviewed: January 26, 2006 )

A resolution requesting a charter amendment concerning pay of Mayor and aldermen and changing the date of the regular city election to the first Thursday in August of odd years.
Resolution for Charter Change Regarding Election Dates and Competitive Bidding
Resolution (Created: 05/27/2008; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

A resolution to change the date of the general city election and to require formal sealed bids for transactions of $2,000 or more.
Resolution for Codification
Resolution (Created: 11/15/2004; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

A resolution to have MTAS codify and revise the ordinances of a city.
Resolution Honoring Former Mayor for Distinguished Service
Resolution (Created: 07/09/2003; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to prepare a resolution honoring the former mayor of Morrison for his years of distinguished service.
Resolution Naming a Veterans Facility
Resolution (Created: 02/12/2015; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to provide the Town with a resolution naming the Sevier County Veterans Facility in honor of Mr. Dannie Carr.
Resolution of the Town of Pittman Center, Tennessee, Designating Signatures for the Issuance of Checks in Accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Resolution (Created: 01/19/2017; Reviewed: January 19, 2017 )

This resolution states that all checks issued by the town shall contain the signatures of both the City Administrator and the Mayor.
Resolution Providing for a Town Court Clerk
Resolution (Created: 06/04/2012; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

A resolution providing for the appointment of a court clerk for the Town of Tracy City.
Resolution Providing for an Emergency Interim Successor to the Town Mayor
Resolution (Created: 07/02/2012; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about accepting the resignation of the mayor and a procedure for appointing a mayor pro tempore.
Resolution Providing for the Maintenance, Preservation and Protection of Public Records
Ordinance (Created: 01/09/2006; Reviewed: October 3, 2006 )

A resolution providing for the maintenance, preservation and protecton of public records, and establishing procedures for accessing and copying open public records; includes request form
Resolution Providing for the Maintenance, Preservation, and Protection of Public Records, and Establishing Procedures for Accessing and Copying Public Records
(Created: 06/26/2002; Reviewed: April 5, 2010 )

MTAS was asked to provide a procedure for accessing and copying public records and create a form to be used.
Resolution Providing for the Maintenance, Preservation, and Protection of Public Records, and Establishing Procedures for Accessing and Copying Public Records
(Created: 03/05/2004; Reviewed: October 3, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to create a resolution and policies governing the inspection and copying of open public records.
Resolution Providing for the Maintenance, Preservation, and Protection of Public Records, and Establishing Procedures for Accessing and Copying Public Records
(Created: 02/23/2007; Reviewed: February 28, 2007 )

MTAS was asked to create a resolution and policies governing the inspection and copying of open public records.
Resolution Ratifying an Amendment to the County Growth Plan
Resolution (Created: 03/27/2006; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

A resolution of the Town of Huntsville ratifying the coordinating committee's 2006 amendment to the 2000 Scott County growth plan.
Resolution Regarding the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors in Municipalities
Resolution (Created: 05/27/2008; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

A resolution requesting legislation to amend TCA to allow municipalities to permit the sale of alcohol by local option election.
Resolution Requesting That the Blount County Election Commission Conduct an Election for the City of Friendsville on August 2, 2012
Resolution (Created: 01/11/2012; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

A resolution whereby the city may call on the county election commission to conduct both general and special elections, in this case, to fill two commission seats.
Resolution Requesting the University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) to Conduct a Management Review of the City of Winchester
Resolution (Created: 08/29/2003; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

A resolution in which the Winchester City Board requests that MTAS undertake a management review of city operations.
Resolution to Accept an Agreement for a Turn Lane
Resolution (Created: 03/23/2004; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

A resolution for a city accepting an agreement with the state for a Hazard Elimination Program.
Resolution to Adopt a Continuing Appropriation and Budget
Resolution (Created: 08/11/2014; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about budget adoption, the levying of property taxes, and adopting a continuing appropriation and budget.
Resolution to Adopt a Youth Sports Concussion Policy
Resolution (Created: 01/13/2014; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

This sample resolution accompanies the policy required by Public Chapter 148 passed by the Tennessee General Assembly in April 2013 and effective on January 1, 2014.
Resolution to Adopt the National Incident Management System
Resolution (Created: 08/30/2005; Reviewed: February 8, 2017 )

A resolution allowing a city to adopt the NIMS concept of emergency planning and incident command.
Resolution to Amend Charter Regarding Election Date
Resolution (Created: 07/17/2006; Reviewed: May 8, 2017 )

A resolution to change the election date to coincide with the regular county primary elections.
Resolution to Amend the City Charter
Ordinance (Created: 06/16/2003; Reviewed: January 26, 2006 )

A resolution to amend the city charter of the Town of Gainesboro related to the powers of the Board and duties of various municipal officials.
Resolution to Change Charter to Allow Nonresident Voters
Resolution (Created: 03/07/2003; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to write a resolution to submit to the General Assembly to amend a charter pertaining to voters signing multiple petitions, length of residency requirement and non-resident voters.
Resolution to Create the Office of Administrator
Resolution (Created: 06/16/2003; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

A resolution creating the office of Administrator, providing for the appointment of said Administrator, and defining the duties of the office.
Resolution to Create the Position of Vice Mayor
Resolution (Created: 05/27/2008; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

A resolution requesting the General Assembly to change the City's charter to create the position of vice mayor.
Resolution to Enact Real Property Tax Deferral Program
Resolution (Created: 06/27/2005; Reviewed: October 26, 2016 )

A resolution authorizing the city to offer a real property tax deferral program for persons aged 65 or older and for persons who are disabled.
Resolution to Enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Lawrenceburg for the Joint and Cooperative Operation and Maintenance of a Public Library
Resolution (Created: 01/26/1994; Reviewed: April 17, 2020 )

An example of a resolution that formalizes the agreement between a city and a county to operate and maintain a public library.
Resolution to Establish a Personnel Policy for the City of Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Resolution (Created: 12/09/2010; Reviewed: May 15, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to create a resolution to adopt revised personnel policies.
Resolution to Establish a Personnel Policy for the Town of New Market, Tennessee
(Created: 07/10/2003; Reviewed: September 23, 2010 )

MTAS was asked to create a resolution to establish personnel policies.
Resolution to Establish Written Procedures for the Town of Selmer to Purchase Items at Publicly Advertised Auctions
Resolution (Created: 09/12/2003; Reviewed: March 12, 2010 )

Procedures to allow the Mayor or the Mayor's designated representative to act as the purchasing agent at publicly advertised auctions.
Resolution to Opt Out of the Statewide Building Codes
Resolution (Created: 12/19/2016; Reviewed: April 17, 2017 )

A a resolution to opt out of the statewide building codes enforced by the State Fire Marshal pursuant to the 2009 energy code legislation.
Resolution to Permit the Consumption of Alcohol in City Facilities for Certain City-Sponsored Events in the City of Baneberry, Tennessee
Resolution (Created: 12/10/2019; Reviewed: December 10, 2019 )

A resolution to permit the consumption of alcohol in city facilities for certain city-sponsored events in the City of Baneberry, Tennessee
Resolution to Protect Public Records
Ordinance (Created: 04/30/2003; Reviewed: January 11, 2006 )

A resolution providing for the maintenance, preservation and protecton of public records, and establishing procedures for accessing and copying open public records.
Resolution to Publicly Censure Councilman
Resolution (Created: 06/13/2014; Reviewed: June 30, 2014 )

MTAS was asked to provide a resolution for the purpose of publicly censuring a councilman who had an improper, verbal altercation with a staff member.
Resolution to Remove the Municipality from the Application of Mandatory Allowance of the Manufacture of Alcoholic Beverages
Resolution (Created: 07/09/2013; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

Any city that wishes to ensure that neither a distillery nor high alcohol content beer manufacturer operates within its jurisdiction should take immediate steps to adopt a resolution removing the city from the application of TCA 57-2-103(d). Failure to complete this action prior to the end of the 45-day grace period could result in your city being precluded from exercising its ability to opt out of the law. This 45-day grace period began to toll upon the effective date of the bill, July 1st, making August 15th the final day to remove your city from application.
Resolutions to Declare a Vacancy and to Fill an Unexpired Aldermanic Term
Resolution (Created: 07/02/2010; Reviewed: July 2, 2010 )

MTAS was asked to assist the city when an alderman died while in office.
Responsibility for Correcting the Sinking Pavement along a Sewer Line
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/30/2011; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked which city is responsible for correcting the sinking pavement problem along a sewer line.
Responsibility for the Replacement of a Bridge
General (Created: 09/17/2004; Reviewed: February 21, 2006 )

MTAS was asked about the Town of Palmer's responsibility for the replacement of a bridge.
Responsibility for Trees Growing in Abandoned Alleys
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/03/1992; Reviewed: March 5, 2006 )

MTAS was asked whether the city has any responsibility for trees growing in abandoned alleys.
Responsibility of Rental Property Owner for City Utility Payments Left Unpaid by Tenant
General (Created: 11/17/2015; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

MTAS was asked about the legality of requiring the owner of rental property to sign an agreement making the owner responsible for city utility payments left unpaid by the tenant.
Responsible Vendor Act of 2006
(Created: 05/31/2007; Reviewed: May 31, 2007 )

The Responsible Vendor Act, which creates a voluntary program for retail vendors, takes effect on July 1, 2007, and some of the regulatory powers of beer boards will be narrowed. Includes a sample ordinance and an updated model code section on beer.
Restricted Entry Access Systems
Ordinance (Created: 08/10/2000; Reviewed: January 12, 2017 )

An ordinance related to residential developments with restricted entry access.
Restricting Bid Specifications to Name Brand Items
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/28/2011; Reviewed: November 28, 2011 )

MTAS was asked whether bid specifications can be restricted only to name brand items.
Restricting of Body-Piercing By Employees
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/04/2000; Reviewed: April 15, 2020 )

Addresses whether public or private employers can restrict or prohibit body-piercing by their employees.
Restricting Parking on City Streets to Customers of Businesses
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/07/1993; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a municipality can restrict parking on city streets in certain areas to customers of businesses in those areas.
Restrictions on the Date, Times and Route of a Planned Civil Rights March/Demonstration Within the City's Corporate Boundaries
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/19/2000; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the City can place any restrictions on the date, times and route of a planned civil rights march/demonstration within the city's corporate boundaries.
Restrictions on the Town Making Contributions to Nonprofit Organizations
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/21/1996; Reviewed: June 9, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether there are restrictions on the town making contributions to nonprofit organizations.
Restrictive Zoning and Methadone Clinics
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/18/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

MTAS was asked whether MTAS has any sample ordinances dealing with restrictive zoning and methadone clinics.
Results of Drug Test
General (Created: 08/25/2003; Reviewed: February 21, 2006 )

MTAS was asked several questions related to a situation in which a city employee called in The Department of Human Services indicating that a citizen was not taking care of his kids and that the citizen was on drugs.
Retail Liquor Licenses Certificate of Compliance Determined by Lottery or Drawing
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/15/2009; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether, under the state law governing retail liquor licenses, a city can use a lottery or drawing to determine who receives a certificate of compliance.
Retail Package Liquor Sales
General (Created: 05/30/2007; Reviewed: July 5, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the enactment of an ordinance providing for retail package liquor sales as approved by a recent referendum.
Retail Package Store Owned and Operated by a Municipality
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/16/1992; Reviewed: April 17, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether a municipality may have a private act passed authorizing it to obtain a retail liquor license and own and operate a retail package liquor store.
Retailer Giving Away Beer without a Permit
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/28/2018; Reviewed: May 14, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether a retailer may give beer away without a permit.
Retired Police Officer Continues to Carry a Gun
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/13/1993; Reviewed: September 11, 2002 )

MTAS was asked whether a retired police officer can continue to carry a gun.
Retiree Healthcare and Random Drug Testing Survey
Survey (Created: 04/01/2018; Reviewed: May 15, 2020 )

Sixteen Tennessee cities responded to a request for information regarding their retiree healthcare plans and random drug testing procedures.
Retiree Re-employment and Paperless HR Survey
Survey (Created: 02/13/2017; Reviewed: February 14, 2017 )

Sixteen cities responded to an MTAS survey about the conditions of re-employing retirees and whether their HR department has gone paperless.
Retirement benefits providers and pension committee structure in selected Tennessee cities and towns
Survey (Created: 08/15/2017; Reviewed: May 15, 2020 )

A survey of retirement benefits providers and pension committee structure in selected Tennessee cities and towns.
Retirement plan options and pension committees in selected Tennessee cities
Survey (Created: 08/01/2017; Reviewed: July 18, 2019 )

A survey of selected cities in Tennessee looking at retirement plans in place and the pension/retirement committee for the cities.
Retreats and the Public Meeting Law
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/16/1995; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a retreat attended by the Mayor and City Council is a violation of the Public Meeting Law.
Retro-Reflectivity Programs Survey: an MTAS Survey
Survey (Created: 02/21/2013; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

Nine cities were asked whether they had contracted for professional services for a retro-reflectivity program or had conducted an in-house program.
Return to Work of Police Officer Who Has Been in a Detoxification Program
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/29/1998; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked what rights the city has to require that a police officer, who checked himself into a detoxification center and who now wants to return to work, prove that he is capable of performing his duties without risk to the public.
Returned Check Fees
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/10/1998; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to research the permissible limits of returned check fees, the criminal statutes concerning what constitutes passing a 'worthless check,' as well as what the Legislature has decreed is the statutory punishment for a conviction of such crime(s).
Returning a Share of the Sales Tax to the City
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/17/2005; Reviewed: October 28, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the contract between the county and the city for the distribution of the city's share of a certain sales tax has terminated, the effect of which would be to return that share of the sales tax to the city.
Returning an Annexation Ordinance to the Agenda
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/19/1990; Reviewed: June 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether there is any legal problem with a city putting back on the agenda an annexation ordinance that has been passed on two readings, but which has been deferred for three or four months for further study.
Revenue Implications of Annexation
General (Created: 09/17/2004; Reviewed: March 3, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to address the revenue implications of annexation and a possible property tax break for newly annexed areas.
Revenue Opportunities for Maintaining and Improving Community Livability in Tennessee
(Created: 12/18/2003; Reviewed: November 28, 2016 )

The charge of this study was to find ten local revenue sources that would give Tennessee cities more options to support the quality of life they desire, and meet their responsibilities and mandates.
Review of a Proposed Drug Policy
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/13/1994; Reviewed: September 12, 2006 )

MTAS was asked whether other cities were adopting policies that mandated random drug testing and offered, as an incentive to participate in employee assistance programs, thirty days paid leave.
Review of Adult Entertainment Ordinance
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/10/1998; Reviewed: February 28, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to review an adult entertainment ordinance.
Review of Legal Requirements for Open Meetings and Records and Conflict of Interest
General (Created: 03/09/2004; Reviewed: June 29, 2017 )

A manual prepared for the City Aldermen by the City Attorneys of the City of Franklin.
Review of Memo on Radio Communications
(Created: 05/08/2000; Reviewed: March 3, 2006 )

Lists options for radio communications for the City of Manchester.
Review of Proposed City Industrial Development Incentives
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/17/2003; Reviewed: May 9, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to review incentives for proposed city industrial development.
Review of State Statutes on Libraries and a Limited Survey of Library Services in Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 08/11/2011; Reviewed: April 17, 2020 )

MTAS was asked for assistance as a city takes over the funding and operation of the public library.
Review of the City's Proposed Resolution for Full Disclosure of Non-Exempt Public Records
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/20/1995; Reviewed: October 30, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to review the city's proposed resolution for full disclosure of non-exempt public records with respect to the Tennessee Open Records Law.
Review of the General Fund Budget
(Created: 06/16/2005; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

A review of the growth in the Police Department budget and some suggestions for balancing the FY 2006 budget. (Note: please contact report authors before sharing with another municipality.)
Revision to Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 (2008)
(Created: 01/08/2008; Reviewed: January 17, 2008 )

The revision to I-9 removed several documents from the 'List of Acceptable Documents' and added a new form.
Revision to Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 (2010)
(Created: 06/30/2010; Reviewed: June 30, 2010 )

The revision to I-9 removed several documents from the 'List of Acceptable Documents' and added a new form.
Revitalizing the Downtown Area
General (Created: 04/18/2007; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to advise the city about methods for revitalizing the downtown area.
Revocation of Treatment Licenses
General (Created: 02/12/2002; Reviewed: January 12, 2017 )

A response to the revocation of the certification of a number of water and wastewater operators by the Operator Certification Board.
Revoking Beer Permit for Gambling Offenses
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/21/1996; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the beer board may suspend or revoke the permit of someone who has been convicted of gambling offenses where the gambling took place at the beer establishment.
Revoking Beer Permits
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/04/1994; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a city should revoke beer permits it issued under its beer ordinance following the passage of an act.
Rezoning and Spot Zoning Question
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/04/2003; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

MTAS was asked whether rezoning a parcel currently zoned residential, to allow commercial use, would constitute spot-zoning.
RFP for Annual Fire Department Physicals
RFP (Created: 04/21/1999; Reviewed: January 13, 2017 )

An RFP for physicians to perform annual physicals for fire fighters.
RFP for Automated Red Light Enforcement System
RFP (Created: 04/17/2005; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

A request for proposals for an automated red light enforcement system.
RFP for Building Demolition
RFP (Created: 04/08/2008; Reviewed: January 8, 2010 )

MTAS was asked to develop a bid package for demolition of a structure that may or may not contain asbestos materials.
RFP for GASB 34: a Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 03/01/2002; Reviewed: February 28, 2006 )

Cities were asked if they had RFPs for audits that incorporate GASB 34 compliance.
RFP for Solid Waste Transportation and Disposal Service
RFP (Created: 05/03/2004; Reviewed: March 17, 2017 )

Request for proposals for solid waste transportation and disposal service, or solid waste disposal service only, for the Greeneville/Greene County Regional Solid Waste Planning Board.
RFP for Third Party Tax Collection of Delinquent Taxes
RFP (Created: 03/16/2010; Reviewed: March 16, 2010 )

The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County issued an RFP for purchase and assignment of delinquent real property tax receivables.
RFP for Website Design and Maintenance
RFP (Created: 07/28/2015; Reviewed: July 29, 2015 )

MTAS provided a collection of sample RFPs for website design, development, hosting, and maintenance.
Right of a City to Demote or Dismiss a Police Chief
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/12/2007; Reviewed: May 12, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the present chief of police can be dismissed or demoted only for cause.
Right of a City to Sue a Carrier for Damages to City Streets
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/08/1994; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city has the right to sue a carrier for damages to city streets.
Right of a Municpality to Exercise the Power of Eminent Domain in Another Political Entity
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/20/1995; Reviewed: September 12, 2006 )

MTAS was asked questions related to the move by a nearby city (outside the county) to establish an industrial park partially in the county.
Right of Cities to Monopolize Garbage Services
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/20/2008; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether most cities allow independent contractors to contract privately for commercial solid waste services and whether the city can exclude private solid waste collection vendors from operating inside the city limits.
Right of City Attorney to be Sessions Judge
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/13/1998; Reviewed: June 24, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city attorney can hold the position of sessions judge, which, in this case, is a part-time position.
Right of City Council to Appoint and Terminate the City Judge
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/20/2001; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the City Judge serves at the will of the City Council and may be the City Judge of more than one city.
Right of City to Enter into Gas Leases on City Property
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/03/2010; Reviewed: January 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked three questions: (1) Can the city enter into long term contracts for such operations?; (2) Is there any authority for city to explore for natural gas?; (3) Is drilling for natural gas a "professional service?
Right of City to Excavate Ditch Adjacent to City Street
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/10/2001; Reviewed: June 14, 2017 )

Analysis of right of city v. abutting property owner to control ditches beside city streets.
Right of Entry Letter to Monitor Certain Streams
Form (Created: 02/20/2007; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

A form letter granting representatives of the City the right of entry to private property to collect water samples from streams.
Right of Mayor to Veto Appointment by City Council of Person to Fill Vacancy in City Council
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/07/2010; Reviewed: May 25, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the mayor's power to veto ordinances and resolutions give him the power to veto appointments made by the city council to fill vacancies in the city council.
Right of Municipalities to Require Hook-Ups to the City Sewer System and/or Be Charged a Sewer Availability Fee
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/01/1994; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

MTAS was asked about the law governing the right of municipalities to require hook-ups to the city sewer system and/or be charged a sewer availability fee.
Right of Way Survey of Regional Cities
Survey (Created: 11/16/2016; Reviewed: February 16, 2017 )

Five cities responded to an MTAS survey that was sent to 20 cities in the region about public use of right of way.
Right to Rebuild or Repair Nonconforming Uses After Involuntary Damage or Destruction
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/22/1990; Reviewed: April 5, 2006 )

Limitations on the right to rebuild or repair nonconforming uses after involuntary damage or destruction are constitutional and have been regularly upheld.
Right-of-Way Bond
Survey (Created: 07/09/2004; Reviewed: October 27, 2016 )

The municipal codes of six cities were surveyed to identify how the cities handle the right-of-way excavation bond and surety.
Rights and Powers of a County Library Board Member
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/26/1999; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

MTAS was asked about the rights and powers of an ex officio member of the county library board.
Rights of Municipal Department Heads, Their Appointment and Removal
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/09/2007; Reviewed: May 12, 2017 )

MTAS was asked who has the power to appoint and to remove certain municipal employees and whether municipal employees who have a property right in their employment under a charter lose that property right if the charter is changed to revoke that right.
Rights of the City with Respect to Its Contract with Another City
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/28/2004; Reviewed: January 12, 2017 )

MTAS was asked what the rights of the City are with respect to its delivery of water through another City's water system to territory in the vicinity.
Rights of Utility Boards to Set Water and Wastewater Rates
Resolution (Created: 06/19/2002; Reviewed: October 3, 2017 )

This opinion addressing the question of whether this specific city's utility board can set rates for water and wastewater services.
Rights-of-Way Management Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 08/23/2004; Reviewed: October 27, 2016 )

MTAS was asked to develop a rights-of-way management ordinance; includes appropriate permits and forms.
Ripley Utility Report
(Created: 10/01/2004; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

MTAS was asked to do a study, report, and presentation on Ripley Utilities.
Ripley, Tennessee, Fire Station Location Study
(Created: 06/30/2012; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

The study's purpose is to answer three questions: 1. Ripley desires to relocate its fire station to a piece of city-owned property. Is this a good location for a fire station? 2. Where should Ripley place its next fire station(s)? and 3. What is the current status of fire protection in Ripley?
Risk Manager Requests Personnel Records
General (Created: 09/30/2002; Reviewed: May 22, 2017 )

The City's Risk Manager would like to review a variety of employee records, indicating that such a review is needed in order to help manage the City's risk.
Robert's Rules of Order Workshop
General (Created: 04/01/2003; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to research, design, and deliver a Robert's Rules of Order workshop for the Council and other advisory board members.
Roberts Rules: Tabling and Reconsidering a Motion
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/07/1997; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

If an ordinance is amended twice on second reading by motion and is subsequently tabled, what will be the status of those two amendments when the ordinance is taken off the table?
Rogersville Water Commission Rate Study
(Created: 03/31/2010; Reviewed: January 10, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to evaluate current water and wastewater financial statements, to prepare projections for revenues and expenses, and suggest any changes to the city's current water and wastewater rates in order to keep the operations on a sound, self-sufficient financial basis.
Role of City in Collective Bargaining Agreements
General (Created: 05/03/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

Employees are free to join a union, but the City has no authority to enter into collective bargaining agreements.
Rounding Up the Certified Tax Rate
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/24/1993; Reviewed: October 24, 2016 )

Rounding-up on the certified tax rate
Routine Street Maintenance (Repairs): A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library for the City of Henderson
Survey (Created: 03/01/2003; Reviewed: September 12, 2006 )

Nine cities were asked what they spend on routine street maintenance (repairs) per year.
Rules of Conduct
General (Created: 09/02/2003; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

A code of conduct was recommended as a way to improve employee evaluations.
Rutherford County Correctional Work Center General Orders
General (Created: 06/17/2010; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

The Rutherford County Correctional Work Center generated a policy and procedures for their workhouse inmates who qualify to participate in community work projects.

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