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Chief Accountant
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: July 18, 2018)

Job description for the position of Chief Accountant under the Utilities Department.
Chief of Police (1)
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Chief of Police.
Chief of Police (2)
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Chief of Police.
Chief of Police (3)
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Chief of Police.
Chief Wastewater Plant Operator
Job Description (Created: 08/16/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of chief wastewater plant operator.
Citizens Information Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 17, 2017)

Job description for the position of Citizens Information Manager.
Citizens Information Services Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Citizens Information Services Coordinator.
Citizens Information Services Office Assistant
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Citizens Information Services Office Assistant.
Citizens Information Television Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 17, 2017)

Job description for the position of Citizens Information Television Manager.
Citizens Information Television Voice Mail Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Citizens Information Television Voice Mail Coordinator.
City Administrator
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

Job description for the position of City Administrator.
City Attorney
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: June 23, 2017)

Job description for the position of City Attorney.
City Manager of Irving: Classification Specification
Job Description (Created: 08/16/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Job description for City Manager for the City of Irving.
City of Elizabethton Municipal Golf Course Study
(Created: 12/18/2012; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

This study includes golf data from all Tennessee municipal golf operations, a literature review, and an examination of the organizational structure, operations, and finance of the Elizabethton golf operation.
City of Murfreesboro Fleet Service Evaluation
(Created: 06/01/2001; Reviewed: June 14, 2017)

MTAS' assistance was sought on developing an implementation plan for fleet management.
City Planner
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of City Planner.
City Recorder
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: June 20, 2017)

Job description for the position of City Recorder.
Civic Center Event Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Civic Center Event Coordinator.
Civic Center Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Civic Center Manager.
Clerk
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Clerk.
Clerk III - Accountant
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: August 9, 2018)

Job description for the position of Clerk III Accountant.
Community Development Director
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 9, 2017)

Job description for the position of Community Development Director.
Community Improvements Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 9, 2017)

Job description for the position of Community Improvements Coordinator.
Community Planner II
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 9, 2017)

Job description for the position of Community Planner II.
Convention Center Management Agreement Among the Convention Center Corporation and John Q. Hammons Hotels, Inc.
General (Created: 08/17/2001; Reviewed: June 26, 2017)

Contract regarding convention center management.
Customer Records Clerk
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: January 30, 2017)

Job description for the position of Customer Records Clerk in Water Systems Services.
Customer Service Supervisor
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

Job description for the position of Customer Service Supervisor for Utilities and Public Works.
Development and Impact Fees in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 01/10/2020; Reviewed: January 29, 2020)

A survey of selected cities regarding development or impact fees.
Director of Development Services
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 9, 2017)

Job description for the position of Director of Development Services.
Director of Finance
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: October 3, 2018)

Job description for the position of Director of Finance.
Director of Golf/Head Professional
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

Job description for the position of Director of Golf/Head Professional.
Director of Health
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: October 12, 2016)

Job description for the position of Director of Health.
Director of Human Resources
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 1, 2017)

Job description for the position of Director of Human Resources.
Dispatcher
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: November 7, 2016)

Job description for the position of Dispatcher.
Dispatcher, Lead
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: February 8, 2017)

Job description for the position of Lead Dispatcher.
Dispatcher/Computer Supervisor
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: February 8, 2017)

Job description for the position of Dispatcher/Computer Supervisor.
Dispatcher/Records Clerk
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: November 7, 2016)

Job description for the position of Records Clerk/Dispatcher.
Drug Task Force Financial Officer
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Drug Task Force Financial Officer.
Electrical Operating Superintendent
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: January 13, 2017)

Job description for the position of Electrical Operating Superintendent.
Electrical Technician
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: January 13, 2017)

Job description for the position of Electrical Technician.
Engineer Codes Official
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: April 17, 2017)

Job description for the position of Engineer/Codes Official.
Engineering Assistant
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: January 13, 2017)

Job description for the position of Engineering Assistant.
Equipment Operator (1)
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Equipment Operator.
Equipment Operator (2)
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Equipment Operator.
Executive Secretary City Manager's Office
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

Job description for the position of Executive Secretary City Manager's Office.
Executive Secretary II
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Executive Secretary II for Engineering and Development Services.
Executive Secretary II Administrative Assistant
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Executive Secretary II/Administrative Assistant.
Fire Chief (1)
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 23, 2017)

Job description for the position of Fire Chief.
Fire Chief (2)
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 23, 2017)

Job description for the position of Fire Chief.
Fire Department Schedule
(Created: 08/01/2001; Reviewed: May 23, 2017)

Proposed 28-day schedule for a fire department working a 24/48 shift pattern, including meal time deduction and kelly day.
Firefighter
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 23, 2017)

Job description for the position of Firefighter.
Firefighter Driver
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 23, 2017)

Job description for the position of Firefighter/Driver.
Firefighter Mechanic
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 23, 2017)

Job description for the position of Firefighter/Mechanic.
Fitness Facility Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

Job description for the position of Fitness Facility Manager.
Fleet and Materials Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: June 19, 2017)

Job description for the position of Fleet and Materials Manager.
Grant Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 08/18/2017; Reviewed: August 18, 2017)

Job description for the position of Grant Coordinator.
Groundskeeper (Assistant)
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

Job description for the position of Groundskeeper, Assistant.
Groundskeeper (Head)
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

Job description for the position of Groundskeeper (Head).
Health Insurance Benefits to Family Following a Line of Duty Death
Survey (Created: 10/18/2016; Reviewed: February 14, 2017)

Thirty-five cities responded to an MTAS survey asking whether the city provides health insurance benefits to qualifying survivors in the event of a line of duty death.
Heavy Equipment Operator
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Heavy Equipment Operator.
Heavy Equipment Operator (2)
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: October 27, 2016)

Job description for the position of Heavy Equipment Operator.
Information Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

Job description for the position of Information Coordinator.
Internal Audit Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: October 21, 2016)

Job description for the position of Internal Audit Manager.
Janitor
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Janitor.
Job Analysis Questionnaire
Job Description (Created: 08/24/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Questionnaire used to define jobs, based on equipment used, essential functions, activities performed, supervisory responsibilities, qualifications, and knowledge required.
Job Description Form
Job Description (Created: 08/24/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Short form used to describe jobs, taking into consideration equipment used, essential functions, activities performed, knowledge required, and qualifications.
Kitchen Manager Working Chef
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

Job description for the position of Kitchen Manager/Working Chef.
Laborer
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Laborer.
Laborer, Skilled
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: October 27, 2016)

Job description for the position of Skilled Laborer.
Landfill Operator
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: March 29, 2017)

Job description for the position of Landfill Operator.
Lead Lineworker
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: January 13, 2017)

Job description for the position of Lead Lineworker.
Line Supervisor
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: January 13, 2017)

Job description for the position of Line Supervisor.
Lineworker
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: January 13, 2017)

Job description for the position of Lineworker.
Maintenance Worker
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

Job description for the position of Maintenance Worker.
Mechanic
Job Description (Created: 08/24/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Mechanic.
Meter Reader
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: January 30, 2017)

Job description for the position of Meter Reader.
Model Municipal Debt Policy
General (Created: 10/31/2011; Reviewed: June 24, 2011)

The purpose of this debt policy is to establish a set of parameters by which debt obligations will be undertaken by the City. (NOTE: Bold language or similar statements are required by the State of TN Comptroller's Office. Italicized language is recommended along with other components in GFOA's Model Debt Policy.)
Model Resolution Directing Payment of Tax Equivalents
Resolution (Created: 04/02/2004; Reviewed: October 26, 2016)

MTAS was asked to create a resolution for payment in lieu of taxes.
Mount Juliet City Manager Resume Review Worksheet
Form (Created: 08/03/2001; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

Resume review form for position of city manager.
MTAS Comprehensive Management Review Checklist
Form (Created: 07/31/2003; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

A model for the MTAS comprehensive management review (CMR).
Municipal Court Clerk
Job Description (Created: 09/24/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Municipal Court Clerk.
Oak Hill 2020 Neighborhood Meetings: Report to the Commission
(Created: 03/19/2014; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

The purpose of the meetings was to help establish priorities for future city services and to identify options regarding the city's future finances.
Office Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

Job description for the position of Office Manager for the Department of Parks and Recreation.
Office Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Office Manager under the Department of Utilities.
Ordinance Amending Title 1, General Administration of the Town of Kimball Municipal Code by Adding Chapter 4, City Board Meetings
Ordinance (Created: 06/19/2002; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

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

Ordinance establishing parking limits on designated streets of Dandridge.
Ordinance Authorizing Employees of the Town of Centerville to Contribute Accumulated Sick Leave to Employees Who Have Experienced Serious Illness or Injury and Regulating Such Contributions
Ordinance (Created: 08/03/2001; Reviewed: May 11, 2017)

Ordinance authorizing employees to contribute accumulated sick leave to other employees.
Ordinance Disbanding the Town of Oakdale Fire Department
Ordinance (Created: 08/24/2001; Reviewed: January 13, 2017)

An ordinance disbanding the Town of Oakdale fire department by repealing Title 7 Sections 301 through 307 of the Town of Oakdale's Code of Ordinances.
Ordinance Establishing a Fire Department for the City of Columbia, Tennessee, and Repealing Title 7 Chapter 1 of the Columbia Municipal Code
Ordinance (Created: 08/03/2001; Reviewed: January 13, 2017)

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

This guide, which was revised in 2017, is to be used in writing an ordinance to create a fire department.
Ordinance Establishing a Policy for the Placement of Streetlights in the Town of Woodbury
Ordinance (Created: 11/06/2001; Reviewed: June 15, 2017)

An ordinance which regulates the placement of streetlights.
Ordinance of the City of Clinton, Tennessee Amending Title 11, Chapter 2 Pertaining to Alcohol
Ordinance (Created: 11/06/2001; Reviewed: June 19, 2017)

Purchasers of beer and alcoholic beverages must furnish photographic identification with a birth date to the seller.
Ordinance Regarding Water and Sewer Main Extensions for the Town of Mountain City, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 08/03/2001; Reviewed: January 27, 2017)

Ordinance regarding water and sewer main extensions for Mountain City.
Ordinance Regulating False Fire Alarms
Ordinance (Created: 06/14/2001; Reviewed: February 8, 2017)

An ordinance to establish a process for discouraging false emergency alarms.
Ordinance to Amend Title 13, Chapter 1, of the Cleveland Municipal Code by Adding Thereto a New Section 13-107
Ordinance (Created: 11/06/2001; Reviewed: December 18, 2018)

The removal from property of unsafe and unhealthy man-made and natural materials may be made at owner's expense.
Ordinance to Repeal and Amend a Portion of ... the Personnel Policy Regarding Workers' Compensation
Ordinance (Created: 08/03/2001; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

Ordinance regarding workers' compensation.
Park Maintenance Specialist I Greenhouse/Chemicals
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

Job description for the position of Park Maintenance Specialist I Greenhouse/Chemicals.
Parks and Recreation Director (1)
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

Job description for the position of Parks and Recreation Director.
Parks and Recreation Director (2)
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: January 11, 2017)

Job description for the position of Recreation and Parks Director.
Planner I
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Planner I.
Planner II
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Planner II.
Planning Director
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Planning Director.
Plant Operator Trainee
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: January 27, 2017)

Job description for the position of Plant Operator Trainee in Water and Wastewater.
Police Captain
Job Description (Created: 08/24/2001; Reviewed: May 4, 2017)

Job description for the position of Police Captain.
Police Captain (1)
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Police Captain.
Police Captain (2)
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Police Captain.
Police Detective
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Police Detective.
Police Lieutenant
Job Description (Created: 08/27/2001; Reviewed: May 4, 2017)

Job description for the position of Police Lieutenant.
Police Major
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Police Major.
Police Officer
Job Description (Created: 08/27/2001; Reviewed: May 4, 2017)

Job description for the position of Police Officer.
Police Officer (1)
Job Description (Created: 09/26/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Police Officer.
Principal Clerk
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Principal Clerk.
Private Sewage Disposal Regulations
Ordinance (Created: 09/21/1999; Reviewed: January 10, 2017)

An ordinance regulating private sewage disposal and requiring use of public sewers when available.
Producer
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 26, 2017)

Job description for the position of Program Producer for Citizens Information Television.
Project Checklist
Form (Created: 05/03/2004; Reviewed: December 18, 2018)

A checklist designed for utility construction projects.
Public Arts Sample Contracts
Form (Created: 04/08/2015; Reviewed: April 21, 2017)

Several examples of public art contracts between the city and the artist.
Public Works Director
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: June 5, 2017)

Job description for the position of Public Works Director.
Public Works Supervisor
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: October 27, 2016)

Job description for the position of Public Works Supervisor.
Purchasing Assistant
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: November 16, 2017)

Job description for the position of Purchasing Assistant.
Purchasing Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: November 16, 2017)

Job description for the position of Purchasing Manager.
Purchasing Specialist
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: November 16, 2017)

Job description for the position of Purchasing Specialist.
Records Clerk / Dispatcher
Job Description (Created: 08/27/2001; Reviewed: May 4, 2017)

Job description for the position of Records Clerk / Dispatcher.
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 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.
Refuse Collection Driver
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: March 29, 2017)

Job description for the position of Refuse Collection Driver.
Refuse Collector
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: March 20, 2017)

Job description for the position of Refuse Collector.
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.
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.
Secretary, Public Works, Maintenance
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: October 27, 2016)

Job description for the position of Secretary, Public Works, Maintenance.
Senior Accounting Clerk
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2019)

Job description for the position of Senior Accounting Clerk.
Senior Administrative Secretary
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 4, 2017)

Job description for the position of Senior Administrative Secretary.
Senior Clerk
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

Job description for the position of Senior Clerk in Parks and Recreation.
Senior Planner
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Senior Planner.
Service Department Supervisor
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: January 13, 2017)

Job description for the position of Service Department Supervisor working with electric meters.
Service Order Clerk
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Job description for the position of Service Order Clerk.
Skilled Laborer
Job Description (Created: 12/10/1991; Reviewed: June 30, 2017)

Job description for the position of Skilled Laborer.
Streets, Sanitation and Parks, Superintendent
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: October 27, 2016)

Job description for the position of Superintendent of Streets, Sanitation, and Parks.
Superintendent of Stores
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: April 17, 2017)

Job description for the position of Superintendent of Stores in Utilities.
Superintendent of Water and Sewer
Job Description (Created: 11/02/2001; Reviewed: May 4, 2017)

Job description for the position of Superintendent of Water and Sewer.
Support Services Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: February 24, 2010)

Job description for the position of Support Services Manager in Finance.
Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project FY2002
(Created: 01/01/2003; Reviewed: June 7, 2017)

FY2002 annual report to compare the relative cost, efficiency and effectiveness of a set of municipal services by using a collaborative approach with the participating cities, and to set standards and identify "best practices" in municipal government for use and comparison by all Tennessee cities.
Tennessee Municipal Growth Policy Survey
Survey (Created: 08/01/2006; Reviewed: April 21, 2017)

Eighty cities responded to several questions about annexation within their urban growth area (UGA).
Thirty Ways to Leave Incivility Behind and to Improve Governing Body Discussion
General (Created: 09/16/2008; Reviewed: March 22, 2010)

This document has been included in the Elected Officials Academy section on City Council at Work.
Town Center Manager
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

Job description for the position of Town Center Manager.
Town of Erwin Public Works Laborer and Equipment Operator Job Description
Job Description (Created: 07/18/2019; Reviewed: July 18, 2019)

A sample job description from the Town of Erwin, Tennessee for a public works laborer and equipment operator.
Traffic Engineer
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: June 20, 2017)

Job description for the position of Traffic Engineer.
Transparency Toolbox: Using a Website to Facilitate Access to Public Information
General (Created: 03/18/2020; Reviewed: March 18, 2020)

This MTAS City Byte, a short online tutorial, explains the requirements of the Tennessee Public Records and Open Meetings Acts, suggests records to be made available on a city or county website, and includes information on how to provide such information on a website. Sections include: Public Meetings Act, Public Records, Website, Types of Records, and Transferring Documents. (MTAS City Byte series)
Transportation Director
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: October 27, 2016)

Job description for the position of Transportation Director.
Truck Driver Operator
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: August 14, 2017)

Job description for the position of Truck Driver Operator in the Solid Waste Department.
Use of Translators in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 01/10/2020; Reviewed: January 10, 2020)

A survey of selected cities regarding the use of translators and the offering of translation services.
Utilities and Public Works, Director
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2019)

Job description for the position of Director of Utilities and Public Works.
Utilities Distribution and Collection Supervisor
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: January 11, 2017)

Job description for the position of Utilities Distribution and Collection Supervisor.
Utilities Superintendent
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2019)

Job description for the position of Utilities Superintendent.
Utility Worker
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: April 17, 2017)

Job description for the position of Utility Worker.
Utility Worker Helper
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: April 17, 2017)

Job description for the position of Utility Worker Helper.
Volunteer Firefighter
Job Description (Created: 03/08/1999; Reviewed: May 23, 2017)

Job description for the position of Volunteer Firefighter.
Wastewater Plant Operator
Job Description (Created: 11/02/2001; Reviewed: May 4, 2017)

Job description for the position of Wastewater Plant Operator.
Wastewater Plant Operator (1)
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: June 2, 2017)

Job description for the position of Wastewater Plant Operator.
Wastewater Plant Operator (2)
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: June 2, 2017)

Job description for the position of Wastewater Plant Operator.
Wastewater Plant Operator, Chief
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: July 25, 2017)

Job description for the position of Chief Wastewater Plant Operator.
Wastewater Plant Worker
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: August 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Wastewater Plant Worker.
Water & Wastewater Superintendent
Job Description (Created: 09/30/2002; Reviewed: January 20, 2017)

Job description for the position of Water & Wastewater Superintendent.
Water and Sewer, Assistant Superintendent
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: January 9, 2017)

Job description for the position of Assistant Superintendent of Water and Sewer.
Water and Wastewater Foreman
Job Description (Created: 09/30/2002; Reviewed: January 11, 2017)

Job description for the position of Water and Wastewater Foreman.
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, Superintendent
Job Description (Created: 09/30/2002; Reviewed: January 11, 2017)

Job description for the position of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants Superintendent.
Water Impact Fees in Select Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 01/10/2020; Reviewed: January 10, 2020)

A survey of selected cities regarding the collection/assessment of water impact fees.
Water Plant Operator (2)
Job Description (Created: 09/30/2002; Reviewed: January 10, 2017)

Job description for the position of Water Plant Operator.
Water Plant Operator, Chief (2)
Job Description (Created: 09/30/2002; Reviewed: January 11, 2017)

Job description for the position of Chief Water Plant Operator.

Author: Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Fire Department 2010 Annual Report
(Created: 02/04/2011; Reviewed: January 13, 2017)

An example of an annual report from the Murfreesboro Fire Department.

Author: Nashville and Davidson County

Internal Audit Manager
Job Description (Created: 08/18/2008; Reviewed: October 21, 2016)

Job description for the position of Internal Audit Manager.

Author: National Fire Protection Association

Third Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service: Tennessee
(Created: 10/30/2011; Reviewed: January 13, 2017)

This assessment was conducted in 2010 and includes comparisons to the 2001 and 2005 needs assessment surveys. The complete assessment and a fact sheet are also included.

Author: Neill, Ronnie

Costs of Multiple Charges
General (Created: 05/12/2003; Reviewed: June 26, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether an offender charged with two different charges on the same ticket is charged with two court costs or just one.
Full Time Police Officer Wishes to Be Hired As Part Time Recreation Director
General (Created: 05/08/2003; Reviewed: May 9, 2017)

An employee works 43 hours a week as a police officer and wants to be hired for an additional 20 hours a week as the recreation director.
New Youth Sports Concussion and Head Injury Law Effective January 1, 2014
General (Created: 12/11/2013; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

Public Chapter 148 passed by the Tennessee General Assembly in April 2013 and effective on January 1, 2014, requires all cities that have 'youth athletic activities' to comply with guidelines issued by the Tennessee Department of Health concerning risk and symptoms of concussion and head injuries.
Performing Criminal Background Checks on Potential Employees
General (Created: 07/02/2004; Reviewed: May 16, 2017)

MTAS was asked how to perform criminal background checks on potential employees of the Town.
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.

Author: Nevad, Warren

Alexandria Water/Wastewater Board Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 11/28/2016; Reviewed: September 24, 2018)

An ordinance establishing a regional water/wastewater advisory board for the Town of Alexandria and surrounding counties.
Analysis of the Need for a City Manager
(Created: 06/16/2003; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

MTAS was asked to demonstrate the need for a City Manager for the City of Harriman.
Beer Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 06/21/2016; Reviewed: June 21, 2016)

This ordinance amends a previous ordinance pertaining to alcoholic beverages and beer.
Bid Specifications for Residential Garbage Collection
RFP (Created: 06/16/2003; Reviewed: January 10, 2010)

MTAS was asked to compile a list of qualifications for a contractor to manage residential garbage collection.
City of McMinnville 2013 Strategic Goals
(Created: 01/25/2013; Reviewed: May 9, 2017)

The purpose of this retreat was to learn about municipal governmental resources and develop four (4) goals for 2013.
City of South Pittsburg Position Paper
(Created: 06/07/2001; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

MTAS was asked to assess the current condition and prepare for the future of the City of South PIttsburg, using the SWOT model.
Gallatin Golf Course CMR
(Created: 07/20/2007; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

A comprehensive management review of the Gallatin Golf Course.
Gallatin Leisure Services Study
(Created: 08/14/2007; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

An evaluation and recommendations for the Dept. of Leisure Services of the City of Gallatin.
Green Waste Questionnaire
Form (Created: 03/14/2014; Reviewed: October 26, 2016)

Several counties and cities entered into Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) to participate in a feasibility study to determine best options for addressing green waste. The purpose of this questionnaire is to collect information about green waste volume and current management practices for use in the feasibility study; includes preliminary response data.
Increasing Environmental Efficiency of Crossville's Fleet
(Created: 10/04/2007; Reviewed: October 18, 2018)

A PowerPoint presentation on biofuels.
Kingston Green Technology Committee Goals and Objectives
General (Created: 11/09/2009; Reviewed: October 12, 2016)

MTAS was asked to facilitate a meeting of the Kingston Green Technology Committee.
Livingston's Community Visioning Process
(Created: 10/19/2012; Reviewed: May 9, 2017)

MTAS was asked to facilitate a community visioning process for the City of Livingston.
Mayoral Proclamation
General (Created: 06/23/2016; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

A proclamation of the City of Dunlap Mayor and Board of Commissioners Declaring June 9, 2016, as Dakota Hudson Day in the City of Dunlap, Tennessee.
Off-Premises Beer Sales Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 06/16/2003; Reviewed: July 5, 2017)

An ordinance to continue to provide for off-premises beer sales and to create two classifications for consumption on-premises.
Ordinance Establishing Standards and Limits Regarding the Adjustment of Utility Bills Due to Leaks and Filling Pools
Ordinance (Created: 08/22/2011; Reviewed: January 20, 2017)

This ordinance allows up to two billing adjustments per calendar year relating to leaks and swimming pools.
Ordinance of the Town of Monterey, Tennessee, Prohibiting Heavy Truck Traffic
Ordinance (Created: 05/22/2014; Reviewed: June 20, 2017)

An ordinance of the Town of Monterey, Tennessee, prohibiting heavy truck traffic on Crossville Street during school days from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Orientation Workshop Agenda
General (Created: 05/08/2003; Reviewed: May 12, 2017)

MTAS was asked to prepare an orientation workshop for the Town of Huntsville. Full text available in the MTAS library (City of Pikeville Orientation Booklet).
Performance Correction Notice
Form (Created: 01/13/2004; Reviewed: May 11, 2017)

MTAS was asked to provide a performance correction notice for the City of Dunlap.
Police Feasibility Study : Town of Huntsville, Tennessee
(Created: 03/01/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

The Town of Huntsville inquired about the feasibility of establishing police services to its residents.
Public Works Contract Requirements
Ordinance (Created: 08/01/2005; Reviewed: June 5, 2017)

MTAS was asked to research and recommend other municipal requirements relating to the administration of contracts for public works or improvements; includes resolution and ordinance.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Safety Policy
(Created: 06/16/2003; Reviewed: February 26, 2020)

MTAS was asked to create a safety policy for the Town of Jasper.
SECOPA 2011: Waste to Energy Options for Local Governments
General (Created: 09/22/2011; Reviewed: October 12, 2016)

A presentation for the annual Southeastern Conference for Public Administration.
Smyrna Community Services, Town Centre, and Golf Course
(Created: 11/01/2007; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

MTAS was asked to evaluate and make recommendations for Smyrna's Community Services, which oversees the Smyrna Town Center and the Smyrna Golf Course.
Smyrna Parks and Recreation Department Study
(Created: 12/05/2006; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

MTAS was asked to evaluate and make recommendations for the Parks and Recommnedations Dept. of the Town of Smyrna.
Town of Baxter, Tennessee 2005-2006 Budget Goal Setting Session
(Created: 05/11/2005; Reviewed: June 30, 2017)

The purpose of this session was to prioritize key issues confronting the Town's 2005-2006 budget.
Urban Forestry Workshop Course Material
General (Created: 08/21/2007; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

A course manual, lesson plan, and PowerPoint presentation on urban forestry.
Website Disclaimer
General (Created: 03/14/2011; Reviewed: March 16, 2011)

MTAS was asked to assist with wording a disclaimer to be used on a city's Website so that the city would not be liable for any misinterpretations of the zoning map.
Working Papers for Cleveland Recreation Services
(Created: 03/01/2000; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

MTAS was asked to conduct a study of the city of Cleveland's leisure services in order to analyze, evaluate and recommend improved and well-coordinated service deliveries, programs and facilities to the citizens of Cleveland.

Author: New England Interstate Water Pollution Control

Northeast Guide for Estimating Staffing at Publicly and Privately Owned Wastewater Treatment Plants
(Created: 06/29/2009; Reviewed: April 4, 2017)

The guide and Excel spreadsheet may be downloaded from: http://www.neiwpcc.org/technicalguides.asp

Author: Norris, Margaret

Ability of City Recorder to Serve as City Manager
General (Created: 12/20/2002; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether the City Recorder may serve concurrently as City Manager.
Adult Oriented Establishment License and Permit
Form (Created: 12/04/2008; Reviewed: May 5, 2017)

MTAS was asked to provide an example of a license and permit for adult oriented establishments.
Alcoholic Beverage Distance Requirements
Survey (Created: 06/24/2005; Reviewed: August 15, 2018)

Twenty-three cities were asked about their codes pertaining to distance requirements on sale of alcoholic beverages.
Animal Control and Animal Shelter Regulatory Information
General (Created: 08/17/2001; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

Resources to answer questions regarding animal control and animal shelter regulations.
Charter Question about Property Taxes and Enforcing Ordinances
General (Created: 06/03/2004; Reviewed: October 26, 2016)

MTAS was asked for a written explanation about the Town's authority to enforce its ordinances in relation to assessing or not assessing a property tax.
City Manager Evaluation Cover Letter
General (Created: 07/13/2001; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

Information to aid in completing an evaluation of a city manager.
City Manager Evaluation Form
Form (Created: 01/01/2012; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

This form allows the city manager to be rated on leadership, fiscal management and budgeting, service delivery and administration, citizen and community relations, personal and professional qualities, and city council relations.
Code of Ethics Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 12/08/2006; Reviewed: May 16, 2017)

MTAS was asked to put the model ethics policy into ordinance format for the Town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.
Contract for Consolidated Law Enforcement
General (Created: 11/02/2004; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

MTAS was asked to review a police services contract with the county sheriff's office and created a new one.
Contractual Agreement for Wastewater Testing
Form (Created: 07/16/2006; Reviewed: June 9, 2017)

MTAS was asked to write a contract to perform wastewater testing.
Effective Council Meetings Course Manual
General (Created: 11/11/2003; Reviewed: June 19, 2017)

Course manual for City University Course.
HIPAA Training Acknowledgment Form
Form (Created: 08/27/2003; Reviewed: May 16, 2017)

A form to acknowledge the receipt of a copy of the Town's HIPAA policy and training on that policy.
Hiring a City Manager
Form (Created: 02/01/2009; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

MTAS was asked for assistance in hiring a replacement city manager. Includes an evaluation system for council members to review the cover letters and resumes.
Is an Individual Working in the Library an Employee of the City?
General (Created: 08/09/2006; Reviewed: September 5, 2006)

MTAS was asked whether an individual is an employee of the city or an independent contractor.
Jeopardy Game for Council Orientation
General (Created: 05/09/2007; Reviewed: June 19, 2017)

An orientation activity developed for Blaine.
MTAS on Robert's Rules of Order
General (Created: 05/17/2019; Reviewed: May 17, 2019)

A series of brief, instructive articles explaining the use Robert's Rules of Order for cities and towns in Tennessee. The series starts with the history of the Robert's Rules parliamentary procedures and delves into everything from making a motion to adjourning a meeting.
Norris Citizen Survey
Survey (Created: 07/18/2008; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

An example of a citizen survey on the topics of annexation, taxation, and growth.
Norris City Manager Evaluation
Form (Created: 02/01/2009; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

MTAS was asked to create an evaluation form based on requirements from the city's charter and code.
Number of Board Members in Selected Cities
General (Created: 02/27/2008; Reviewed: June 19, 2017)

A listing of the number of board members in eighty cities with populations between 2,400 and 7,600.
Ordinance Adopting by Reference State Traffic Offenses and Rules of the Road
Ordinance (Created: 02/19/2007; Reviewed: June 30, 2017)

An ordinance of the Town of Bean Station adopting by reference state traffic offenses and rules of the road.
Ordinance Amending Historic Zoning Regulations
Ordinance (Created: 12/11/2007; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

An ordinance to amend the Cumberland Gap Code regarding historic zoning regulations.
Ordinance Amending the Beer Ordinance Regulating the Sale of Beer
Ordinance (Created: 07/01/2009; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

MTAS was asked to create a new license class and review a proposed ordinance amendment to allow a hotel to serve, but not sell, beer.
Ordinance Changing the Official Depository of City Funds
Ordinance (Created: 11/13/2007; Reviewed: February 16, 2010)

An ordinance to amend the city's code regarding the town's official depository for town funds.
Ordinance for Removal of Vegetation and Debris from Overgrown and Dirty Lots
Ordinance (Created: 11/06/2007; Reviewed: December 20, 2016)

An ordinance to amend the town's code by adding regulations for removal of vegetation and debris from overgrown and dirty lots.
Ordinance Increasing Membership in Municipal Planning Commission
Ordinance (Created: 05/27/2008; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

An ordinance regarding the creation and membership of the municipal planning commission.
Ordinance Opting Out of Mandatory Planning Commission Training
Ordinance (Created: 05/27/2008; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

An ordinance relative to the training and continuing education of members of the planning and zoning commission.
Ordinance Pertaining to the Location Restriction of Stores Selling Alcoholic Beverages at Retail
Ordinance (Created: 06/17/2005; Reviewed: July 5, 2017)

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

MTAS was asked for assistance in amending a purchasing ordinance to increase bid amounts.
Ordinance Regarding the Regulation of Cats and Dogs
Ordinance (Created: 06/30/2009; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

An ordinance to amend Chapter 1 of Title 10 of the New Tazewell Code Book regarding the regulation of cats and dogs.
Ordinance Regulating Junk Vehicles
Ordinance (Created: 11/09/2007; Reviewed: June 11, 2017)

An ordinance to amend the city's code, Title 13, by adding regulations of junk vehicles.
Ordinance Restricting Failed Motions from Reintroduction
Ordinance (Created: 01/07/2008; Reviewed: June 15, 2017)

An ordinance to amend the Town of Decatur Code pertaining to the re-introduction of failed motions to adopt ordinances and resolutions.
Ordinance to Amend the Meeting Time for the Board
Ordinance (Created: 02/08/2008; Reviewed: July 15, 2017)

An ordinance to amend the New Tazewell code book pertaining to the meeting time for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
Ordinance to Change the Town Election Date
Ordinance (Created: 05/29/2007; Reviewed: May 25, 2017)

An ordinance to change the town election date to the November general election date.
Ordinance to Establish Impound Lot Regulations and Fees for Impounded and/or Seized Vehicles
Ordinance (Created: 01/08/2011; Reviewed: November 28, 2016)

An ordinance to establish impound lot regulations and fees for impounded and/or seized vehicles for the City of Blaine.
Ordinance to Increase the City Court Fees
Ordinance (Created: 08/02/2005; Reviewed: June 26, 2017)

An ordinance that increased city court costs from $80 to $120.
Ordinance to Prohibit Large Vehicles from Entering/Exiting Intersection
Ordinance (Created: 07/01/2009; Reviewed: June 20, 2017)

An ordinance to prohibit trucks and other large vehicles from entering/exiting the intersection of State Route 33 and Little River Road.
Organizational Retreat for Parks and Recreation Department
(Created: 09/03/2009; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

MTAS was asked to assist with an organizational retreat for staff.
OSHA Foot Protection Requirements
General (Created: 08/13/2003; Reviewed: August 14, 2017)

OSHA standards that apply to steel toe shoe requirements.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
Sample City Code Provisions Restricting the Number of Alcoholic Beverage Permits
General (Created: 12/11/2009; Reviewed: June 19, 2017)

MTAS was asked to compile a list of cities with restrictions on the number of alcoholic beverage and beer permits that can be issued.
Sample Rejection Letters
General (Created: 04/09/2008; Reviewed: May 16, 2017)

MTAS was asked to provide sample application rejection letters.
Samples of City Codes Regarding Chickens
Ordinance (Created: 04/08/2010; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

MTAS was asked to compile some chicken ordinances that have regulatory provisions in them.
Samples of City Codes Regulating Noise Decibels
General (Created: 06/07/2010; Reviewed: April 21, 2017)

MTAS was asked what other cities were doing as far as permissible decibel levels of noise.
Samples of Fowl and Chicken Regulations in Tennessee Cities
Ordinance (Created: 05/13/2014; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

MTAS was asked for examples of fowl and chicken ordinance regulations in Tennessee cities.
Survey of City Managers with Employment Contracts
Survey (Created: 07/11/2007; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

Fifty cities were asked whether they have employment contracts with their city managers.
Title VI Compliance Manual
General (Created: 01/23/2002; Reviewed: February 8, 2017)

A policy to put city into compliance with Title VI and TEMA requirements, so that it would be eligible for financial assistance, in the event of a disaster.

Author: North Kansas City

Customer Service Technician
Job Description (Created: 10/01/2009; Reviewed: June 21, 2018)

A job description for the position of Customer Service Technician
Marketing & Operations Manager
Job Description (Created: 10/01/2009; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

A job description for the position of Marketing & Operations Manager
Network Technician
Job Description (Created: 10/01/2009; Reviewed: October 29, 2018)

A job description for the position of Network Technician from North Kansas City, Kansas.

Author: O'Hara, Stephanie Allen

Alcoholic Beverage Sales on Election Days
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/23/2020; Reviewed: March 23, 2020)

A Tennessee city requested information on whether or not it is legal to sell alcoholic beverages on election day. The author responded to the question letting the city know that neither the General Assembly nor the ABC have restricted sales on election days.
Annexation and Amending an Urban Growth Boundary
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/10/2015; Reviewed: May 26, 2017)

MTAS was asked several questions about annexation and amending a UGB.
Employee Firearms Resolution Model
Resolution (Created: 01/24/2020; Reviewed: April 3, 2020)

This document is a sample resolution Tennessee cities can use with regards to employees carrying a firearm.
Maximum Fee For Bad Checks
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/24/2017; Reviewed: April 25, 2017)

A legal opinion on the maximum that a city can charge for a bad check.
MTAS/CTAS ADA Compliance Officer Training 2018
(Created: 06/19/2018; Reviewed: June 19, 2018)

Materials from an MTAS/CTAS statewide class designed for those city and county staff with ADA compliance responsibilities. Information resources includes the extensive class handout as well as the class slide presentation.
Newly Elected Official’s Guide to Taking Office
General (Created: 11/14/2019; Reviewed: November 14, 2019)

You just won an election for your municipal office. Now what? We address some common questions of when and how you take office, who may administer your oath, and what information should be included the oath of office in this document. Sample oath templates for boards, judges and other offices are included for Tennessee municipal use.
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.
Retailer Giving Away Beer without a Permit
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/23/2020; Reviewed: March 31, 2020)

MTAS was asked whether a retailer may give beer away without a permit.
Sample Resolution Adopting a Public Records Policy
Form (Created: 11/02/2017; Reviewed: November 2, 2017)

MTAS created a sample resolution for Tennessee municipalities to use in order to adopt a public records policy that will provide economical and efficient access to public records as provided under the Tennessee Public Records Act ('TPRA') in Tenn. Code Ann. ' 10-7-501, et seq. by July 1, 2017. The sample resolution adopting a public records policy includes a public records policy, a public records request form, and a public record request response form. (updated 11/2/2017)

Author: Oak Ridge

City of Oak Ridge Citizen Satisfaction Survey
Survey (Created: 10/01/2000; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

Citizens of Oak Ridge were asked questions about their quality of life and city services.

Author: Ocala

Emergency Debris Removal RFQ
RFP (Created: 09/14/2004; Reviewed: November 7, 2016)

The City of Ocala issued a request for quotation for debris removal.

Author: Ogle-Graham, Laura

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project FY2016 (Annual Report)
(Created: 04/06/2017; Reviewed: June 7, 2017)

In this FY2016 annual report of the Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project (TMBP), there are a total of eleven services measured and analyzed: building code enforcement, employment benefits, finance, fire, human resources, information technology, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, police, property maintenance code enforcement, and refuse collection, disposal, and recycling. This PDF is the latest version available and includes any updated and corrected information.
Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project FY2017 (Annual Report)
(Created: 05/01/2018; Reviewed: May 1, 2018)

In this FY2017 annual report of the Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project (TMBP), there are a total of eleven services measured and analyzed: building code enforcement, employment benefits, finance, fire, human resources, information technology, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, police, property maintenance code enforcement, and refuse collection, disposal, and recycling. This PDF is the latest version available and includes any updated and corrected information.

Author: Oglesby, Abb

Suspending a Driver's License
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/03/2016; Reviewed: May 19, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether a municipal court may suspend a person's driver's license for non-driving violations.

Author: Park City, Utah

Outdoor Display of Works of Art on City-Owned Property
Form (Created: 01/28/2004; Reviewed: November 2, 2016)

A conditional use permit for displaying works on city-owned property.

Author: Pearland

Urban Forester
Job Description (Created: 08/02/2002; Reviewed: May 23, 2017)

Job description for the position of Urban Forester.

Author: Pearland, Tex.

Urban Forester
Job Description (Created: 06/24/2010; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

Job description for the position of Urban Forester.

Author: Pearson, James

City of Jackson Fire Department: Past, Present, Future [Fire Department Annual Report]
(Created: 12/31/2009; Reviewed: January 13, 2017)

An example of an annual report from the Jackson Fire Department.

Author: Petree, Gary

City Manager Performance Evaluation
Form (Created: 01/09/2009; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

MTAS was asked to assist in developing a format agreeable to all council members and use it complete a performance evaluation of the city manager.

Author: Phebus, Dick

Clarification of Provisions of the Municipal Finance Officer Certification and Education Act of 2007
General (Created: 07/07/2010; Reviewed: July 23, 2010)

MTAS was asked to explain CMFO options for the Town of Oakland.
In Lieu of Tax Payment Calculator
General (Created: 03/14/2006; Reviewed: October 26, 2016)

MTAS has developed a worksheet to assist local governments in calculating in lieu of tax payments.
Infrastructure Assets Reporting
General (Created: 03/06/2003; Reviewed: October 18, 2018)

MTAS was asked whether the modified approach for reporting infrastructure assets could be used in the Water & Sewer Fund or other enterprise fund operations.
Schedule of Capital Assets
General (Created: 06/30/2004; Reviewed: January 3, 2019)

MTAS was asked to prepare a report of capital assets for the general fund.
Shelby County Trustee Property Tax Proposal
General (Created: 07/18/2005; Reviewed: December 5, 2016)

MTAS was asked to review the trustee's tax collection proposal.
State Aid Resolution
Resolution (Created: 05/19/2003; Reviewed: January 3, 2019)

A Resolution to Authorize the City Recorder of the Town of Vonore to Account for All Municipal Street Aid Funds in the Town's General Fund.

Author: Piercey, Jon

Three Star Fire Department: Revised SOGs April 2007
(Created: 04/30/2007; Reviewed: May 23, 2017)

The intent of this Standard Operating Guidelines and Training Manual is to provide an administrative, operational, and training framework to better manage emergency response personnel.

Author: Pinellas County, Fla.

Pain Management Clinic Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 05/04/2010; Reviewed: June 9, 2017)

An ordinance requiring the registration of Pain Management Clinics in Pinellas County, Florida.

Author: Platteville, Wis.

Employment Contract City Manager
General (Created: 01/01/1997; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

An employment contract for the position on City Manager.

Author: Powells Crossroads

Setting Up a Municipal Court
Ordinance (Created: 05/22/2009; Reviewed: June 26, 2017)

Three ordinances and one resolution used by Powells Crossroads to set up a municipal court.

Author: Pullen, Mark

Advisability of Installing Speed Bumps on Some City Streets
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/12/1997; Reviewed: June 19, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether it is advisable for the city to install "speed bumps" on some city streets.
Authority of Mayor in Relation to the Industrial Development Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/20/1992; Reviewed: August 20, 2018)

MTAS was asked whether the Mayor has any authority conferred upon him by the City Code in relation to the Industrial Development Board.
Can the City Make Appropriations to Nonprofit Organizations?
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/08/1994; Reviewed: October 28, 2009)

MTAS was asked whether the city can make appropriations to nonprofit organizations and, if so, what is the proper procedure.
Does the City Have to Pay the County to Incarcerate Prisoners Arrested and Prosecuted for State Law Violations by the City?
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/29/1996; Reviewed: June 30, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether the city has to pay the county to incarcerate prisoners arrested and prosecuted for state law violations by the city.
Equipment Purchases by the Joint City/County E-911 Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/25/1993; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether the board could accept one of two offers to furnish equipment or if it must advertise and accept bids.
Extending Contract Terms
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/26/1994; Reviewed: June 26, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether a city can renew their contract with a solid waste disposal company without having to open it up to competitive bidding.
Extending Fire Service on a Contract Basis Outside Corporate Limits
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/02/1993; Reviewed: April 9, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether the Town could extend fire service on a contract basis outside corporate limits and, if so, whether this would increase the town's liability exposure.
Issuance of a Beer Permit When One of the Partners Has -- a Felony Conviction for Burglary
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/18/1993; Reviewed: June 19, 2017)

MTAS was asked about the issuance of a beer permit where a partnership has applied for a beer permit and one of the partners has a felony conviction for burglary.
Issuance of Beer Permits Under Beer Ordinance
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/13/1994; Reviewed: June 19, 2017)

MTAS was asked if the beer board was correct in denying a beer permit for two brothers, after the board learned that a third brother, who has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, was also going to be a partner in the business.
Legality of a Garbage Contract by City with One Company
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/14/1995; Reviewed: May 25, 2017)

MTAS was asked about the legality of a garbage contract by city with one company.
Mayor Can Vote to Break a Tie or to be a Member of the Quorum
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/29/1993; Reviewed: June 30, 2017)

MTAS was asked, if four alderman are required to make a quorum and several resign, leaving only three, whether the mayor may act as an alderman.
Municipal Purchasing Act
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/25/1993; Reviewed: March 26, 2010)

MTAS was asked whether the city can enlarge or reduce the project size by up to 25% with the same unit price.
Police Officers Who Have Not Been Certified Should Be Strictly Limited to Twenty Hours a Week
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/29/1996; Reviewed: June 2, 2017)

MTAS was asked, where several police officers have not attended the Peace Officers Standard Training (POST) course, exactly how many hours can these officers work under Tennessee law.
Potential Tort Liability Due to a Street Design
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/30/1996; Reviewed: May 18, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether the town has potential tort liability due to a street design.
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.
Solid Waste Disposal Fees
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/31/1993; Reviewed: March 20, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether the citizens of the city are subject to the solid waste disposal fees, even if a private disposal service is used.
Structure and Powers of the City's Utility Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/25/1992; Reviewed: January 3, 2019)

MTAS was asked several questions about the structure and powers of the City's utility board.
Surrender of a City Charter
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/05/1995; Reviewed: May 16, 2017)

MTAS was asked several questions concerning the surrender of a city's charter.
Tax Incentives to Tenants in an Industrial Park
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/30/1993; Reviewed: October 24, 2016)

MTAS was asked whether or not the City could provide tax incentives to tenants in its industrial park.
Using Special Assessments for Sidewalk Construction
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/10/1996; Reviewed: July 25, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether special assessments can be used for sidewalk construction.

Author: Purcell, Melanie

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project FY2008
(Created: 04/30/2009; Reviewed: June 7, 2017)

FY2008 annual report to compare the relative cost, efficiency and effectiveness of a set of municipal services by using a collaborative approach with the participating cities, and to set standards and identify "best practices" in municipal government for use and comparison by all Tennessee cities. Per capita average costs of providing police, fire and residential refuse services are presented.
Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project FY2009
(Created: 07/19/2010; Reviewed: June 7, 2017)

FY2009 annual report to compare the relative cost, efficiency and effectiveness of a set of municipal services by using a collaborative approach with the participating cities, and to set standards and identify "best practices" in municipal government for use and comparison by all Tennessee cities. Per capita average costs of providing police, fire and residential refuse services are presented.

Author: Rogers, Honna

E-mail Distribution By City and City-Wide Wifi Analytics Disclosure
General (Created: 01/12/2017; Reviewed: December 13, 2019)

MTAS responds to questions regarding emails distributed by the city to residents and the legal risks of installing wireless internet connections in a downtown area of the city.
Purchasing Card Policy
General (Created: 02/05/2014; Reviewed: February 10, 2014)

A purchasing card policy that is appropriate for smaller cities.
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.
Sample Resolution to Name a Bridge
Resolution (Created: 01/10/2020; Reviewed: January 10, 2020)

A resolution created for Estill Springs which can be adapted by other cities for the use of naming a bridge.
Wrecker Inspections in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 01/23/2020; Reviewed: January 23, 2020)

Nine Tennessee cities were surveyed to find out who handles inspection for wreckers called to the scene following a motor vehicle accident.

Author: Rollins, Sharon

Agreement for Operations, Maintenance and Management Services of Wastewater System
General (Created: 06/25/2010; Reviewed: June 9, 2017)

MTAS was asked to review and revise contract between town and utility district for wastewater system operations.
Agreement for Sewer Service Outside Corporate Limits
General (Created: 06/26/2007; Reviewed: June 9, 2017)

MTAS was asked to provide a model sewer service agreement for areas outside the city limits.
City of Morristown, Tennessee, Contract Documents & Specifications for Brush Pick-up, Transporting and Processing/Disposal Services
RFP (Created: 11/30/2010; Reviewed: October 27, 2016)

This project provides an RFP for brush collection and disposal.
Contract Documents & Specifications for Wood Waste Pick-Up, Transporting and Processing/Disposal Services
RFP (Created: 05/31/2010; Reviewed: October 27, 2016)

This project develops an RFP and investigates sources of disposal of wood waste from electrical line trimming operations.
Converting Two Way Streets to One Way Streets
General (Created: 03/19/2007; Reviewed: June 19, 2017)

MTAS was asked to evaluate city streets for conversion from two way to one way and to provide guidance on traffic flow, signage, and parking.
Development of a Proposed Sewer System for Estill Springs
(Created: 08/06/2001; Reviewed: January 10, 2017)

Recommendation that Estill Springs connect with a neighboring town's sewer system.
Drainage Culverts and Ditches
(Created: 05/12/2011; Reviewed: June 19, 2017)

MTAS was asked to review drainage structures, specifically stone lined ditches along city streets.
Engineer/Sewer/Codes Official
Job Description (Created: 06/26/2003; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

A job description for the position of Engineer/Sewer/Codes Official.
Engineering Fees
General (Created: 06/13/2006; Reviewed: October 25, 2016)

MTAS was asked for information on determining engineering fees.
Evaluating Solid Waste Collection for Commercial Refuse and Cardboard Collection
(Created: 09/29/2006; Reviewed: March 20, 2017)

MTAS was asked to evaluate commercial garbage collection and cardboard collection and evaluate sanitation rates.
Fleet Maintenance and Operations Schedules
Form (Created: 07/12/2012; Reviewed: June 19, 2017)

Seven checklists for preventive maintenance and inspections.
General Questions Regarding ADA Compliance
General (Created: 07/16/2018; Reviewed: December 12, 2019)

MTAS was asked the following questions: "How the city’s utilities – gas, electric, water/wastewater – should handle ADA compliance?" and "What does the city need in regards to procurement procedures, zoning ordinance and municipal codes?"
Incentive/Disincentive Contracts
General (Created: 06/12/2006; Reviewed: June 20, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether other cities use incentive contracts.
Invitation to Bidders for Demolition
RFP (Created: 09/23/2003; Reviewed: January 8, 2010)

MTAS was asked to develop a bid package for demolition of a structure containing asbestos materials.
Municipal Bonds
General (Created: 09/11/2012; Reviewed: September 11, 2012)

Local governments generally should consider using bond issues for large, long-term debt of more than $1 million and for longer than 12 years. The various types of municipal bonds include general obligation bonds, special tax bonds and special assessments, revenue bonds, industrial revenue bonds, and double-barrel bonds.
Ordinance Providing for Private Collection of Bulk Refuse
Ordinance (Created: 05/27/2011; Reviewed: March 20, 2017)

An ordinance for solid waste permits.
Ordinance to Establish Refuse Collection Fees
Ordinance (Created: 03/30/2007; Reviewed: March 20, 2017)

An ordinance to establish refuse collection fees in Title 17 of the municipal code.
Organizational Structure of Municipal Public Works Departments
(Created: 02/28/2001; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

Letter detailing the organizational structure of a municipal public works department.
Public Works Department Model SOP Outline
General (Created: 08/16/2007; Reviewed: June 5, 2017)

An outline of a model operating procedure (SOP) for a public works department.
Public Works Performance Evaluation Forms
Form (Created: 04/05/2006; Reviewed: October 22, 2018)

Sample performance evaluation forms for truck drivers and operators, mechanics, and skilled laborers. Note that the basic parts of the form are the same for all employees. 'Factor K - Essential Function of Employee Position is the factor that is unique to each position.
Public Works Permit Applications
Form (Created: 07/08/2011; Reviewed: October 26, 2016)

MTAS was asked to provide permit applications for the Public Works Dept. of Fayetteville.
Qualification Based Selection: A guide for procuring design professional services in Tennessee
General (Created: 07/02/2019; Reviewed: December 11, 2019)

This guide for procuring professional design services was created through the cooperative effort of the Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) Working Group, a group consisting of representatives from various State agencies, professional societies, and private individuals. The purpose of the QBS Working Group was to create a document outlining the process for the procurement of professional design services using Qualifications Based Selection in a manner that complies with state law and benefits both design professionals and public bodies alike. Through five public meetings from April to December, 2018, the QBS Working Group considered its goal of providing guidance. Working from a document created by Sharon Rollins for the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) (an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service that assists municipalities with technical consulting, training and field services) as a guide, the QBS Working Group adopted the attached document as its final product for the purpose of achieving its goal of providing guidance to design professionals and public bodies. A second document is attached. This is the appendices of the QBS document which provides sample forms to used in the process of acquiring the services of design professionals.
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.
Town of Greeneville Organizational Structure Study
(Created: 11/30/2005; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

MTAS was asked to evaluate the organizational structure, roles, and responsibilities for the departments of engineering, environment, public works, building codes, and planning.
Traffic Calming
(Created: 05/31/2007; Reviewed: June 20, 2017)

MTAS was asked for information on applying traffic calming measures.
Utility Systems and In Lieu of Tax Payments
(Created: 02/26/2001; Reviewed: October 26, 2016)

Report on the authorization of tax equivalency payments for utility systems.
Water and Sewer Line Extension Policies
Survey (Created: 11/30/2005; Reviewed: January 3, 2019)

MTAS was asked for examples of water and sewer line extension policies in use in cities in Tennessee.

Author: Rutherford County Correctional Work Center

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.

Author: San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Public Art Policy and Procedures
General (Created: 09/27/2005; Reviewed: June 30, 2017)

Guidelines and procedures for public art adopted by the City of San Luis Obispo; includes ordinance and resolutions.

Author: Santa Barbara, Calif.

Arborist
Job Description (Created: 07/01/2001; Reviewed: May 23, 2017)

Job description for the position of Arborist.
Landscape Architect/Project Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 02/01/2000; Reviewed: May 23, 2017)

Job description for the position of Landscape Architect / Project Coordinator.

Author: Sedona, AZ

Policy Against Harassment and Bullying
General (Created: 04/26/2011; Reviewed: May 12, 2017)

The purpose of this policy is to reaffirm the City of Sedona's policy against any form of harassment including sexual harassment, harassment based upon race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. It also affirms the City of Sedona's zero tolerance policy towards bullying.

Author: Sevierville

Police Department 12-Hour Shift Proposal
(Created: 12/05/2011; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

A proposal for the Police Department's request to transition to a 12-hour shift.

Author: Shechter, Leslie

Accepting Property to be Used as a Park Exclusively for Senior Citizens
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/04/1993; Reviewed: December 19, 2016)

MTAS was asked whether the City can accept a grant of property to be used as a park with the condition that it be exclusively a park for senior citizens.
Allocation of the First One-Half of the Local Option Sales Tax by the County to the City
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/17/1992; Reviewed: December 20, 2016)

MTAS was asked whether the first half of the sales tax must be apportioned among the school system and whether the county could allocate these funds to school debt retirement.
Changing the Mayor's Salary
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/23/1991; Reviewed: June 12, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether a municipality may set the mayor's salary by amending the current budget (approved on July 1), and making the amendment retroactive to July 1.
City Gas Department Wishes to Loan the General Revenue Fund an Amount Necessary to Construct a Municipal Garage
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/04/1993; Reviewed: September 24, 2018)

MTAS was asked whether the city gas department could loan the general revenue fund an amount necessary to construct a municipal garage.
City Liability for Liquidated Damages on a Terminated Contract
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/17/1991; Reviewed: June 26, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether the Town is required to pay $10,000 in liquidated damages when it terminated a contract with a company.
City's Ability to Condemn an Easement Across Railroad Tracks to Construct a Street
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/17/1992; Reviewed: May 17, 2017)

The authority granted to municipalities to condemn property to establish streets and highways also allows condemnation across railroad tracks so long as use of the land for railroad purposes is not destroyed.
City's Responsibility to Maintain Private Drives That Were Annexed into the City
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/19/1993; Reviewed: June 19, 2017)

MTAS was asked about the city's responsibility to maintain private drives that were annexed into the city in 1969.
Compensation for Serving on Committees
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/12/1992; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether the Board of Mayor and Aldermen can compensate aldermen and others appointed to committees for their service as committee members.
Composition and Authority of the City Beer Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/11/1992; Reviewed: June 19, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether the composition of the board can be changed and whether the board has the authority to deny a beer permit to an applicant that meets the requirements set out in the beer ordinance
Discretion of Town to Refuse to Allow New Taps
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/03/1994; Reviewed: October 3, 2018)

MTAS was asked whether the Board of Mayor and Aldermen may refuse to allow new taps to the municipal water system outside the corporate limits.
Does an Employee Have a Right to a Salary Increase by Virtue of Provisions Made in the Budget for Salary Increases
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/23/1992; Reviewed: July 15, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether an employee has a right to a salary increase by virtue of provisions made in the budget for salary increases.
Eminent Domain Proceedings to Acquire Property for a Maintenance Garage When the Property Is Owned by a Member of the City Commission
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/12/1993; Reviewed: May 17, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether a municipality may institute eminent domain proceedings to acquire property for a maintenance garage when the property is owned by a member of the city commission.
Employing Minors in Establishments That Sell Beer
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/31/1992; Reviewed: June 19, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether minors may be employed in establishments that sell beer.
Employment Contracts between City Manager and Department Heads
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/20/1993; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether the Commissioners of the City may enter into an "employment agreement" with the Chief of Police.
Enforcement of Building Code on a Project under Construction -- at Time of Annexation
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/23/1992; Reviewed: June 11, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether newly annexed property is subject to the city's building code.
Expending Municipal Funds to Relocate Sewer, Water, and Gas Mechanical Equipment at the Request of a Property Owner
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/11/1995; Reviewed: June 5, 2017)

MTAS was asked about the legality of expending municipal funds to relocate sewer, water and gas mechanical equipment at the request of a property owner who wishes to backfill his property.
Forcing the City to Accept and Maintain Private Streets Located in Privately Owned Residential Developments
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/15/1991; Reviewed: June 19, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether the City can be forced to accept the dedication and ongoing maintenance responsibility for private streets, street lights and storm sewers located within condominium and planned unit developments.
Lease with Airport and Appointment to Electric System Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/09/1993; Reviewed: April 21, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether a lease with a "fixed base operator" at the municipal airport that is due to expire must be publicly bid and how members to the Electric System board are appointed.
Mayor Refuses to Take an Oath of Office
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/01/1991; Reviewed: May 8, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether, if the mayor refuses to take an oath of office, his seat is considered vacant.
Mayor's Obligation to Carry Out the Will of the Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/11/1993; Reviewed: October 28, 2009)

MTAS was asked whether the Mayor can refuse to sign a contract that the Board of Aldermen have voted to approve.
Notification Necessary to Advertise Meetings of the Solid Waste Planning Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/24/1992; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

MTAS was asked about the Tennessee Open Meetings Law and the kind of notification necessary to advertise meetings of the Solid Waste Planning Board since they will be meeting in several locations.
Obligation of Mayor to Countersign Payroll Checks
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/07/1993; Reviewed: June 2, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether the mayor has any discretion to refuse to countersign payroll checks.
Passing a Resolution Authorizing Volunteers to Provide Fire Protection Within the City Limits
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/12/1993; Reviewed: June 27, 2017)

MTAS was asked about the advisability of some residents of the City forming a volunteer fire department and contracting with the City to provide services.
Pay for Seasonal Employees
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/19/1993; Reviewed: September 11, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether the City could pay umpires, scorekeepers, and others working just the summer months by the game rather than hourly wages or a specific salary.
Rounding Up the Certified Tax Rate
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/24/1993; Reviewed: October 24, 2016)

Rounding-up on the certified tax rate
Speed Limits in and Around Schools
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/03/1994; Reviewed: June 20, 2017)

MTAS was asked about speed limits in and around schools located within the City.
TVA Power Contracts
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/07/1991; Reviewed: December 5, 2016)

MTAS was asked to address several issues related to power contracts with TVA.

Author: Shelbyville

Certificate of Occupancy
Form (Created: 05/05/1993; Reviewed: December 19, 2016)

An example of a certificate of occupancy from the City of Shelbyville.

Author: Shults, Chris

Certified Municipal Finance Officer Program: An Impact Analysis
(Created: 01/29/2016; Reviewed: November 7, 2016)

This study examines whether the CMFO program improved municipal financial practices. The results indicate that the CMFO program has improved municipal financial practices by reducing the number of municipal financial errors in Tennessee cities.
Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project FY2014
(Created: 04/30/2015; Reviewed: June 7, 2017)

In this FY2014 annual report, there are a total of ten services measured and analyzed: building code enforcement, employment benefits, finance, fire, human resources, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, police, property maintenance code enforcement, and refuse collection, disposal, and recycling.
Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project FY2015
(Created: 04/13/2016; Reviewed: June 7, 2017)

In this FY2015 annual report, there are a total of eleven services measured and analyzed: building code enforcement, employment benefits, finance, fire, human resources, information technology, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, police, property maintenance code enforcement, and refuse collection, disposal, and recycling. This PDF is the latest version available and includes any updated and corrected information.

Author: Signal Mountain

Fowl Ordinance Comparison
Survey (Created: 04/01/2010; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

The Town of Signal Mountain asked twenty-four cities whether they had an ordinance regulating chickens within the city limits.

Author: Sims, Steve

Court Comparative Data 2012 and 2013
Survey (Created: 05/13/2013; Reviewed: June 26, 2017)

The City of Franklin surveyed seventeen cities about the frequency of court sessions, staffing, monthly average of citations, court costs, fees, and fines, payment methods, and software used.

Author: Smeltzer, Becky

Learning Projects of Municipal Elected Officials: an Executive Summary
(Created: 03/02/2017; Reviewed: March 2, 2017)

The researcher, supported by the Municipal Technical Advisory Service, interviewed 41 municipal elected officials in East Tennessee to determine what they learned about during CY2015 in order to fulfill their role as a mayor, vice-mayor, or city councilmember/alderman.

Author: Smithville

Municipal Code Citation
Form (Created: 07/26/2007; Reviewed: December 23, 2016)

A citation form to be used by the City of Smithville for offenses that are not traffic related.

Author: Smyrna

Chief Mechanic
Job Description (Created: 08/16/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of chief mechanic of the water and wastewater treatment plants for the City of Smyrna.
Customer Service Supervisor
Job Description (Created: 08/16/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of customer service supervisor for utilities and public works for the City of Smyrna.
Director of Golf/Head Professional
Job Description (Created: 08/23/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Director of Golf/Head Professional for the City of Smyrna.
Fire Chief
Job Description (Created: 08/23/2001; Reviewed: August 17, 2017)

Job description for the position of Fire Chief for the City of Smyrna.
Fitness Facility Manager
Job Description (Created: 08/23/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Fitness Facility Manager for the City of Smyrna.
Graffiti Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 10/28/2006; Reviewed: June 30, 2017)

An ordinance prepared by the Town of Smyrna defining graffiti, dealing with its removal, authorization to use municipal funds, and violations.
Groundskeeper (Assistant)
Job Description (Created: 08/23/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Groundskeeper (Assistant) for the City of Smyrna.
Groundskeeper (Head)
Job Description (Created: 08/23/2001; Reviewed: May 3, 2017)

Job description for the position of Groundskeeper (Head) for the City of Smyrna.
Municipal Codes Inspector
Job Description (Created: 04/22/2005; Reviewed: December 20, 2016)

A job description for the position of municipal codes inspector.
Parks and Recreation Director
Job Description (Created: 08/24/2001; Reviewed: May 4, 2017)

Job description for the position of Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Smyrna.
Water Treatment Plant Chief Operator
Job Description (Created: 11/02/2001; Reviewed: May 4, 2017)

Job description for the position of City of Smyrna Water Treatment Plant Chief Operator.

Author: Springfield

City of Springfield Request for Proposals Contract Management of the Legacy Golf Course
RFP (Created: 11/13/2015; Reviewed: May 30, 2017)

The City is seeking proposals from all interested firms to provide management services for the daily operations and maintenance of the golf course.

Author: Stegall, Kay

Internal Control Tool Kit for Municipal Governments
(Created: 02/16/2016; Reviewed: April 6, 2020)

This toolkit is intended to assist cities in getting started on or reassessing their existing internal control system.
Municipal Banking Services Must Now Be Evaluated Every Four Years (Public Chapter 277 of 2019)
General (Created: 10/15/2019; Reviewed: March 18, 2020)

MTAS resources and guidance on Public Chapter 277 of 2019 which requires a contract for banking services be based on the evaluation of proposals, which should be documented for audit purposes. Attached are a Q & A and a sample quote for banking services for use by Tennessee municipalities. Also included here is a link to the MTAS City Byte, an online short course, on the topic.
Municipal Banking Services: Public Chapter 277 of 2019
General (Created: 03/18/2020; Reviewed: March 18, 2020)

This MTAS City Byte, a short online tutorial, reviews Public Chapter of 277 of 2019. This law stipulates that municipal banking services must be evaluated at least every four years and proposals must be from at least two banks. The also statute requires a contract for banking services be based on the evaluation of proposals, which should be documented for audit purposes. The law was effective July 1, 2019 thus banking services must be evaluated within the next four years or when the current contract expires whichever is sooner. (MTAS City Byte series)
New Financial Disclosure Required for Tax Abatements
General (Created: 12/05/2016; Reviewed: October 29, 2018)

A tax abatement per GASB may not be the same as the legal definition of a tax abatement in Tennessee law, but remember that GASB's definition is for external financial reporting purposes.
Summary of the Distribution of State Sales and Use Tax
General (Created: 09/29/2016; Reviewed: January 3, 2019)

MTAS was asked three questions: 1. What factors are used to calculate state shared sales tax?; 2. Do the factors change or stay the same?; 3. What population number is used?

Author: Stokes, Richard

2005/2006 MTAS Salary and Fringe Benefit Survey
(Created: 04/27/2006; Reviewed: April 27, 2006)

The MTAS annual salary and fringe benefit survey for 2005/2006 shows salary increases for city employees rose significantly over 2004/2005 data. This report contains a summary of the findings as well as a means to request specific information. (To request a report from the salary survey, please contact MTAS at the address at the bottom of this page.)
2019 Fair Labor Standards Act final rules released
General (Created: 10/18/2019; Reviewed: October 18, 2019)

The U.S. Department of Labor has set a new standard salary level in the Fair Labor Standards Act of $684 per week/$1,368 biweekly/$1,482 semimonthly/$2,964 month (equivalent of $35,568 per year). The Department has also set the Highly Compensated Employee (HCE) annual compensation amount at a new level of $107,432. The new salary rates are effective January 1, 2020. This hot topic from MTAS reviews the history of the new rules and also discusses discretionary bonuses and incentive payments rule changes.
2019 Projected COLA Adjustment Survey
Survey (Created: 03/24/2020; Reviewed: March 24, 2020)

Seventeen Tennessee cities were surveyed to find out about their proposed 2019 COLA numbers.
Applicant tracking system survey
Survey (Created: 05/09/2019; Reviewed: July 18, 2019)

A survey of selected cities to determine the use of applicant tracking systems, software/platform in place, and the method used to procure the system in use.
Building Access/Security and Employee Time & Attendance Policies, Procedures and Products Survey
Survey (Created: 01/17/2017; Reviewed: May 26, 2017)

Fourteen cities were asked questions about safety policies and procedures relating to office doors and access points; the use of flex-time; and, methods, products, and vendors for capturing employee time and attendance.
Calculating Overtime Pay for Firefighters and Police
General (Created: 05/08/2012; Reviewed: May 4, 2017)

MTAS was asked to clarify how to calculate pay for non-exempt law enforcement and fire protection personnel.
Call-out and overtime compensation for utility workers survey
Survey (Created: 06/09/2017; Reviewed: August 1, 2019)

A survey of selected cities on compensation of utility employees for call-out and overtime work.
Car Allowance Survey
Survey (Created: 01/30/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

Twenty-one cities responded to a survey about whether they have car allowances, who is eligible for car allowances, and the amount of the car allowance.
City Judge Benefits Survey
Survey (Created: 02/10/2017; Reviewed: June 26, 2017)

Seventeen cities responded to an MTAS survey about their city judge, including the number of hours worked, salary, and benefits participation.
City Judge Compensation and Benefits Survey
Survey (Created: 08/20/2007; Reviewed: June 26, 2017)

Fifteen cities were asked several questions about the compensation and benefits package for their municipal judge.
City Mechanic Certification Incentives
Survey (Created: 09/11/2019; Reviewed: September 11, 2019)

MTAS surveyed ten cities to find out if they offer incentive pay to city mechanics for obtaining certification to inspect, maintain and repair emergency vehicles.
City Planner Salary, Contracted Grant Writers, Retirement Plans and Supplemental Bridge Benefits Survey
Survey (Created: 04/27/2018; Reviewed: October 22, 2018)

A survey of selected cities to gather city planner salary information, whether contracted grant writers are in use, and the offerings of retirement plans including supplemental bridge benefits.
City Psychologist Usage
Survey (Created: 12/16/2016; Reviewed: January 11, 2017)

Ten cities were asked about their use of a psychologist in their municipality.
Companies Who Can Do Compensation Studies
General (Created: 02/05/2009; Reviewed: June 2, 2017)

A list of consulting companies in the South/Southeast who can do compensation studies.
Compensation Policy Required by Law
General (Created: 04/02/2012; Reviewed: May 11, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether cities are required by law to have a compensation policy.
Continued Medical Insurance at Retirement in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 08/20/2019; Reviewed: August 20, 2019)

A survey of selected cities regarding whether retired employees are offered continued medical insurance.
Court System Survey Results
Survey (Created: 08/01/2006; Reviewed: June 26, 2017)

Twenty-one cities were asked questions about the court administrator and assistant to judge, as well as the staffing level of the court system.
Department Assistant Directors in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 09/11/2019; Reviewed: September 11, 2019)

MTAS surveyed 11 cities regarding Assistant or Deputy Directors in a number of departments in their cities.
Dependent Healthcare Coverage
General (Created: 05/29/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

MTAS provided information on Healthcare Reform and dependent care.
Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy
General (Created: 08/21/2006; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

MTAS was asked to create a model drug and alcohol testing policy.
Early Retirement Incentives Survey
Survey (Created: 01/30/2014; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

Several cities, housing authorities, and an airport authority were asked about their early retirement incentive programs.
Educational Assistance Survey
Survey (Created: 01/24/2017; Reviewed: January 24, 2017)

Thirteen cities were asked several questions about educational assistance opportunities, tuition reimbursement, and requirements for employees to participate in their educational assistance programs.
Emergency Management Director Survey Results
Survey (Created: 03/29/2016; Reviewed: November 7, 2016)

Twenty-nine cities and organizations were asked whether they have an emergency management director and salary information for that position.
Emergency Personnel Annual Physicals and Overtime Pay Questions
General (Created: 09/17/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether annual physicals are mandatory for police and fire personnel and about overtime pay.
Employee Benefit Survey
Survey (Created: 08/11/2016; Reviewed: May 26, 2017)

Twenty-seven cities were asked questions about pay in lieu of vacation policies, vacation accrual policies, cash payment of unused sick leave at retirement,
Employee Benefits Report
Survey (Created: 12/08/2010; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

Nineteen cities were asked several questions related to annual leave, sick leave, bereavement leave, longevity pay, and education benefits.
Employee Termination Survey Results
Survey (Created: 01/24/2010; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

Thirteen cities were asked the number of full time employees who were separated from their organization in 2009, 2008, and 2007 and their departments.
Employee Testing Survey and Results
Survey (Created: 05/19/2014; Reviewed: May 16, 2017)

MTAS was asked to prepare an employment testing survey to determine if Tennessee cities conduct pre-employment testing for police, fire, and public safety dispatch applicants; includes the responses of the fifteen participants.
Farmer's Market Insurance in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 09/11/2019; Reviewed: September 11, 2019)

Ten cities in Tennessee were surveyed regarding farmer's markets and insurance for the vendors.
Fire Inspectors in the Codes Department
General (Created: 07/17/2012; Reviewed: May 23, 2017)

MTAS was asked whether any municipalities in the state have fire inspectors in the codes department rather than the fire department and, if so, how that works.
Fire shift commanders and assistant chief salary and overtime
Survey (Created: 09/11/2019; Reviewed: September 11, 2019)

Fifteen Tennessee cities were surveyed regarding their fire departments and the levels of authority in them.
Firefighters as Auxiliary Police Officers and Dispatcher Psychological Assessment Survey
Survey (Created: 01/10/2020; Reviewed: January 10, 2020)

A survey of selected cities and towns regarding allowing firefighters to serve auxiliary police officers and also the psychological assessment of dispatchers.
Firefighters Vacation Accrual Summary Report
Survey (Created: 03/23/2010; Reviewed: May 23, 2017)

Eighteen cities were asked about vacation leave for full-time employees of the fire department.
Fitness Program Survey
Survey (Created: 05/06/2005; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

Twenty-four cities and departments were asked about fitness programs available to their employees; requested by Knox County Personnel.
FLSA and Exempt Employees
General (Created: 09/29/2004; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

MTAS was asked to provide documentation allowing city to send employees home when they have worked 40 hours in workweek.
Grant Writers in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 09/11/2019; Reviewed: September 11, 2019)

Thirteen Tennessee cities were surveyed to find out if they employ a full-time grant writer.
Hair Length and Styles for Female Police Officers
Survey (Created: 11/14/2013; Reviewed: June 21, 2017)

Fourteen cities were asked about their policy on hair length and style for female police officers; includes sample policies.
Health Care Reform and W-2 Reporting Guidance
General (Created: 10/08/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

MTAS was asked for information about Form W-2 for Health Care Reform reporting.
Health Insurance Waiting Periods in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 08/20/2019; Reviewed: August 20, 2019)

A survey of selected Tennessee cities regarding waiting periods for health insurance for municipal employees.
Hiring Minors Age 16 and 17
General (Created: 07/09/2012; Reviewed: May 12, 2017)

MTAS was asked about a city's responsibilities when hiring minors age 16 or 17 for a fulltime seasonal position.
Hiring Questions about Applicant Pool and an Applicant with Known Disabilities
General (Created: 08/13/2012; Reviewed: May 16, 2017)

MTAS was asked for advice when there is a very small applicant pool and one applicant has a known disability that might affect his or her ability to perform the job.
Incentive Pay for City Employees Who Attain Certification : An Updated Survey Conducted by MTAS
Survey (Created: 10/03/2017; Reviewed: October 3, 2017)

Cities were asked if incentive pay was given to employees who attained certification in a job-related or other field, or for earning an associate or Bachelor's degree.
Inclement Weather Notification in Select Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 09/11/2019; Reviewed: September 11, 2019)

Thirteen cities in Tennessee were surveyed to find out if their municipality closes during inclement weather and if so, how do they communicate that to non-emergency employees who do not have to report to work.
Interns in the Workplace Survey
Survey (Created: 01/03/2005; Reviewed: May 26, 2017)

Nineteen cities and counties were asked several questions about their use and pay of interns in city departments.
Lateral Transfer Survey Results
Survey (Created: 05/25/2007; Reviewed: May 16, 2017)

Thirteen jurisdictions responded to a survey asking whether they have a policy for lateral transfers.
Letter of Employment
Form (Created: 10/01/2012; Reviewed: May 12, 2017)

MTAS was asked to develop a letter of employment to give to employees when they are employed. The letter would give the employee basic information about salary, benefits, probationary status and other matters that need to be clear to the employee upon accepting employment with the city.
Locating an Interpreter
General (Created: 06/07/2012; Reviewed: May 18, 2017)

MTAS was asked how to find a Mandarin Chinese interpreter.
Longevity Pay Survey Results
Survey (Created: 02/01/2017; Reviewed: February 1, 2017)

Twenty-two cities and airport authorities were asked about bonuses paid for longevity.
Mental health return to duty evaluation form survey
Survey (Created: 05/26/2017; Reviewed: July 18, 2019)

A survey of selected cities to determine if those cities employ the use of a mental health return to duty evaluation form.
Military Leave and School Patrol Officers in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 09/11/2019; Reviewed: September 11, 2019)

Twelve cities in Tennessee were surveyed regarding employees who deploy on military leave and whether or not they accrue benefits while gone. Those surveyed were also asked about School Crossing Guards and what benefits, if any are available to them.
Model Employment Application (2012)
Form (Created: 05/21/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

An employment application for municipal employees, revised May 2012.
Modified Light Duty Programs
Survey (Created: 12/06/2019; Reviewed: December 6, 2019)

Sixteen Tennessee cities responded to questions about whether or not they have a modified/light duty program in place for employees.
Municipal Court Judge Survey
Survey (Created: 08/17/2011; Reviewed: June 26, 2017)

Seventeen cities were asked several questions about the position of city judge, including salary and number of hours worked.
On the job injury and police/fire recruits survey
Survey (Created: 07/18/2017; Reviewed: July 18, 2019)

A survey of selected cities regarding on the job injuries related to police and fire recruits.
On-Boarding Software Survey
Survey (Created: 12/06/2019; Reviewed: December 6, 2019)

Twenty-one Tennessee cities were surveyed to find out if they use onboarding software for new employee orientation.
Out-of-Rank/Class Pay Survey
Survey (Created: 08/31/2004; Reviewed: May 11, 2017)

Twenty-three city departments were asked questions about compensating employees who work in a job with a higher classification.
Overtime Compensation Response Summary Report
Survey (Created: 03/23/2010; Reviewed: May 11, 2017)

Twenty-two cities were asked about compensation for overtime in compliance with the FLSA and premiums for on-call.
Pay Plan Issues and Salary Adjustments
General (Created: 05/24/2012; Reviewed: May 11, 2017)

MTAS was asked about giving a 2% raise to all employees being paid less than $40,000 and a one-time $500 bonus payment to everyone else.
Performance Evaluation Survey
Survey (Created: 04/01/2005; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

Thirty-six cities, counties, and departments were asked several questions about how they use performance evaluations.
Personnel Information Form
Form (Created: 05/21/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

A sample form to be used for compliance with government record keeping and reporting requirements.
Personnel Policies Regarding the Hiring of Felons
Survey (Created: 01/10/2020; Reviewed: January 10, 2020)

A survey of selected cities regarding policies related to the hiring of felons.
Physical Agility Testing and Holiday Time Off
Survey (Created: 08/03/2015; Reviewed: May 26, 2017)

Thirteen cities were asked questions about physical agility testing for police officers and firefighters, as well as whether the city provides any form of holiday time off when an employee is required to work a holiday.
Police and Fire Department Annual Physical Exam Survey
Survey (Created: 08/11/2006; Reviewed: May 23, 2017)

Twenty-five cities and airport authorities were asked whether their police and fire departments require annual physical exams and if there are rewards or incentives given.
Police Officer Recruitment and Retention
Survey (Created: 11/13/2019; Reviewed: November 13, 2019)

Nineteen Tennessee cities were surveyed to find out about their police department recruitment and retention policies.
Pre-Employment Testing of Clerical/Administrative Support Candidates
Survey (Created: 08/16/2012; Reviewed: May 16, 2017)

Fourteen cities were asked questions about their pre-employment testing of clerical/administrative support candidates.
Pre-Paid Legal Survey
Survey (Created: 08/26/2005; Reviewed: May 31, 2017)

Thirty-one cities, counties, and departments were asked several questions about their use of pre-paid legal services.
Property Acquisition and Manager's Tool Box Survey
Survey (Created: 12/06/2019; Reviewed: December 6, 2019)

Seven Tennessee cities responded to a survey regarding property acquisition and whether or not the city has developed a Manager's Tool Box containing policies, procedures, forms or a purchasing card.
Public Sector Retirement Bridge Supplement Usage in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 08/20/2019; Reviewed: August 20, 2019)

A survey of selected cities regarding the offering of the supplemental bridge benefit for retiring public safety employees (T.C.A. 8-36-211). Questions also cover participation in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) and mandatory retirement ages for public safety employees.
Questions Related to Workers' Compensation
General (Created: 04/20/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

MTAS was asked several questions related to workers' compensation.
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.
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: 01/10/2020; Reviewed: January 10, 2020)

A survey of selected cities regarding Commercial Driver License (CDL) licensing requirements for employees.
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.
Retiree Healthcare and Random Drug Testing Survey
Survey (Created: 12/06/2019; Reviewed: December 6, 2019)

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: 08/05/2019; Reviewed: August 5, 2019)

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.
Safety Incentive Survey Program
Survey (Created: 02/07/2006; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

Fifteen cities were asked several qustions about safety incentive programs.
Sample Codes of Conduct for Public Safety
General (Created: 04/20/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

MTAS was asked for sample codes of conduct for public safety after incidents of police or fire department employees being arrested for DUI, public intoxication, or assault.
Sample Language for Workers' Compensation
General (Created: 08/30/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

MTAS was asked to provide sample language for workers' compensation.
Sample Personnel Forms to Download
Form (Created: 08/08/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

MTAS was asked for information on the I-9 form and sites that provide personnel forms that can be downloaded.
Sick Leave at Retirement Survey (Non-TCRS)
Survey (Created: 08/09/2013; Reviewed: May 15, 2017)

Eleven cities were asked whether their employees are allowed to accrue sick leave; the maximum amount of sick leave employees may accrue; and upon retirement, whether employees may sell their sick leave back to the city, use their sick leave towards retirement, etc.
Substance Abuse Survey in Parks and Recreation
Survey (Created: 12/17/2004; Reviewed: January 31, 2017)

Eight cities were asked how they handle substance abuse for commercial driver license positions and public health and safety positions in Parks and Recreation.
Survey of Promotional Pay Increases and Workers Compensation Policies
Survey (Created: 10/29/2018; Reviewed: October 29, 2018)

Survey looks at how increases related to promotions are applied to the employee's salaries and policies related to workers compensation.
Survey of the Tennessee Personnel Management Association
Survey (Created: 05/28/2002; Reviewed: March 26, 2010)

The membership of the Tennessee Personnel Management Association was surveyed about the use of purchasing agents.
Survey Results on Various Personnel Topics
Survey (Created: 07/21/2014; Reviewed: May 15, 2017)

Eighteen cities and counties were asked about police and fire work schedules, holiday pay, personnel committees, and salaries for pre-treatment technicians and inspectors, park operations supervisor, and head groundskeeper.
Tattoo Policies
Survey (Created: 12/17/2014; Reviewed: January 3, 2017)

Nineteen cities responded to a survey asking whether they have a policy regarding tattoos in the workplace; several cities shared their policies.

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