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Gas Tax Distribution
General (Created: 01/16/2018; Reviewed: July 2, 2021 )

MTAS responds to questions regarding how the city will receive the new "gax tax" fund.
GASB 34 Forms
Form (Created: 05/07/2004; Reviewed: April 22, 2021 )

MTAS was requested to provide assistance to Morrison on the implementation of GASB 34; includes a resolution and forms for keeping records.
General Fund: Fund Balance Policy
General (Created: 09/15/2010; Reviewed: July 1, 2021 )

The Fund Balance Policy is intended to provide guidelines during the preparation and execution of the annual budget to ensure that sufficient reserves are maintained for unanticipated expenditures or revenue shortfalls. The sample policy contains percentages and dollar thresholds for illustrative purposes thus each city should determine the levels of fund balance which best suit their government operations.
General Questions Regarding ADA Compliance
General (Created: 07/16/2018; Reviewed: April 15, 2021 )

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?"
General Sessions Judge Serving as City Attorney
General (Created: 10/23/2014; Reviewed: July 27, 2021 )

MTAS was asked whether a general sessions judge in the county may also serve as an attorney for a town in that jurisdiction.
General Sessions Judge Serving as the City Judge for Additional Compensation
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/25/1993; Reviewed: July 27, 2021 )

MTAS was asked whether the general sessions judge can serve as the city judge for a salary in addition to his general sessions judge salary.
Germantown Fire Department Standard Operating Procedures
Report/Study (Created: 07/08/2010; Reviewed: July 22, 2021 )

An SOP from the Germantown Fire Department.
Getting an Issue on the Ballot
General (Created: 07/07/2004; Reviewed: June 21, 2021 )

MTAS was asked how a citizen goes about getting an issue on the ballot.
Gift and Gratuities Acceptance Policies
General (Created: 07/26/2015; Reviewed: July 20, 2021 )

MTAS was asked for examples of gift policies or acceptance of gratuities policies.
Gift of City Property to an Employee
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/26/2000; Reviewed: July 20, 2021 )

MTAS was asked whether the City may give a retiring city official the vehicle he was using for department purposes, as a retirement present.
GIS Manager Salary and Job Description Survey
Survey (Created: 12/15/2018; Reviewed: April 15, 2021 )

This survey was conducted to gather salary information and job descriptions for GIS staff in selected cities. Responses from 10 cities are included as well as sample job descriptions.
GIS Use for Public Works Management
Report/Study (Created: 03/30/2010; Reviewed: April 15, 2021 )

This report examines public works entities' use of GIS, budgets, funding, resources, technical support and other pertinent information, broken down by both size of entity and region.
Giving a Fire Truck to a Citizen and the Right of a Citizen to Vote at a Commission Meeting
General (Created: 04/10/2012; Reviewed: July 28, 2021 )

MTAS was asked about the legality of the city commission giving a fire truck to a citizen and the right of a citizen to vote at a commission meeting.
Giving Adequate Public Notice of a Open Meeting
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/17/1999; Reviewed: May 12, 2021 )

MTAS was asked about giving adequate public notice of a open meeting.
Giving or Selling City Property to a Private Cemetery Association
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/25/2007; Reviewed: July 27, 2021 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can give to a private nonprofit cemetery organization, property to be used as a cemetery.
Goals and Objectives Plan for the Town of Bell Buckle
General (Created: 06/13/2014; Reviewed: July 23, 2021 )

MTAS was asked to assist with strategic planning, focusing on four areas: protect health and safety and maintain basic services; enhance community attractiveness and charm; support economic growth and community sustainability; maintain fiscal integrity and administrative efficiency.
Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Comprehensive Fire Management Overview
Report/Study (Created: 08/31/2012; Reviewed: July 22, 2021 )

Goodlettsville requested a comprehensive management overview of many city departments including the fire department. This report provides an outside perspective of the city's fire services and future needs.
Graffiti Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 10/28/2006; Reviewed: July 1, 2021 )

An ordinance prepared by the Town of Smyrna defining graffiti, dealing with its removal, authorization to use municipal funds, and violations.
Grandfathering Fireworks Stands Annexed into the City
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/14/1994; Reviewed: July 16, 2021 )

MTAS was asked whether a city can "grandfather" fireworks stands annexed into the city?
Grant Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 08/18/2017; Reviewed: May 12, 2021 )

Job description for the position of Grant Coordinator.
Grant Writers in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 03/31/2018; Reviewed: April 23, 2021 )

Thirteen Tennessee cities were surveyed to find out if they employ a full-time grant writer.
Grants Analyst 2
Job Description (Created: 09/11/2017; Reviewed: May 12, 2021 )

Job description for the position of Grants Analyst 2 from the State of Tennessee.
Grants Specialist, Senior
Job Description (Created: 11/01/2007; Reviewed: May 12, 2021 )

Job description for the position of Senior Grants Specialist.
Gratuitous Payment for Increased Price of Gasoline Under Garbage Collection Contract
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/20/2006; Reviewed: May 27, 2021 )

MTAS was asked whether a city can compensate a contractor for the increased price of gasoline it has taken for the contractor to perform a contract for the city.
Grievance Hearings and Rights of At Will Employees
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/21/2011; Reviewed: May 18, 2021 )

MTAS was asked what rights at will employees have to a grievance hearing on adverse employment actions, and what right such employees have to be represented by counsel.
Groundskeeper (Assistant)
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2021 )

Job description for the position of Groundskeeper, Assistant.
Groundskeeper (Assistant)
Job Description (Created: 08/23/2001; Reviewed: April 28, 2021 )

Job description for the position of Groundskeeper (Assistant) for the City of Smyrna.
Groundskeeper (Head)
Job Description (Created: 09/25/2002; Reviewed: June 21, 2021 )

Job description for the position of Groundskeeper (Head).
Groundskeeper (Head)
Job Description (Created: 08/23/2001; Reviewed: April 28, 2021 )

Job description for the position of Groundskeeper (Head) for the City of Smyrna.
Gruetli-Laager Police Department
General (Created: 11/22/2002; Reviewed: July 1, 2021 )

MTAS was asked whether the Town of Gruetli-Laager that operates under the general law Mayor-Alderman Charter is required to have a police department.
Guide to Alcohol and Beer Laws in Tennessee
General (Created: 11/04/2020; Reviewed: April 21, 2021 )

MTAS frequently receive questions related to alcohol and beer laws in Tennessee. In an effort to assist municipal officials and employees with these questions, MTAS developed this guide that includes many of the relevant statutory provisions related to alcohol and beer in Tennessee. This guide does not include every statutory provision related to alcohol or beer, so the Tennessee Code will still need to be reviewed as questions arise.
Guidelines for Taking Minutes at Meetings of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen
General (Created: 05/13/2011; Reviewed: July 20, 2021 )

MTAS was asked about who should take meeting minutes and how minutes may be amended.
Guidelines Governing Municipal Truck Regulations
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/21/1998; Reviewed: October 7, 2020 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can amend its truck weight ordinance to prohibit through truck traffic from using Road A to Road B inside the city, and exempt from the ordinance trucks leaving the landfill, delivery and pick-ups at a certain business.

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