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

The purpose of the meetings was to help establish priorities for future city services and to identify options regarding the city's future finances.
Oath of Office for a Codes Inspector
Form (Created: 12/05/2013; Reviewed: April 17, 2017 )

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

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

MTAS was asked what to do when an obese employee is unable to perform the major functions of the job.
Obligation of Mayor to Countersign Payroll Checks
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/07/1993; Reviewed: June 2, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked whether the Town is obligated to honor a renewal provision in a lease.
Obligation to Stabilize Riverbank and Street
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/15/2001; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MTAS was asked how the successful referendum to authorize liquor by the drink will affect the hours when beer may be sold for on-premises consumption in an establishment holding both a city beer permit and Tennessee ABC liquor by the drink license.
One Way Street Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 05/05/2015; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

An ordinance template to convert Smith Street into a one-way street, in the town of Volopolis City, Tennessee.
One-Way Street in Front of School
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/01/1997; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked for assistance in the possible takeover of the Winfield sewer system by Oneida.
Online Training in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 03/22/2019; Reviewed: March 22, 2019 )

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

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

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

MTAS was asked whether an "intervention" meeting of board of mayor and aldermen, in which focus is team building and better relations among board members, is subject to the Open Meetings Act.
Open-Air Fires and Unattended Fires
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/12/1999; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for an opinion on brush burning operations.
Opening Mail by Municipal Offices and Officers
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/02/2011; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can adopt a policy of having one person or office open all mail that comes to the city or city offices before it is routed to the addressee.
Operating an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on City Streets
General (Created: 08/29/2008; Reviewed: June 2, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the legality of operating ATVs on city streets.
Oral Interview Questions for Entry Level Firefighter
General (Created: 05/19/2006; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

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

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

An ordinance abolishing the beer board and appointing the board of mayor and aldermen as the beer board.
Ordinance Adopting by Reference State Traffic Offenses and Rules of the Road
Ordinance (Created: 02/19/2007; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

An ordinance of the Town of Bean Station adopting by reference state traffic offenses and rules of the road.
Ordinance Adopting Personnel Policies and Procedures
Ordinance (Created: 06/30/2014; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked to prepare a sewer extension ordinance.
Ordinance Adopting the Annual Budget and Tax Rate
Ordinance (Created: 10/04/2002; Reviewed: October 29, 2018 )

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

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

An ordinance adopting the property tax freeze program for elderly low-income homeowners as authorized in state law.
Ordinance 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 Amending the Decherd Municipal Code Title 8, Chapter 2, Beer, Sections as Indicated
Ordinance (Created: 02/21/2003; Reviewed: June 15, 2017 )

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

An ordinance of the City of Townsend, Tennessee amending the fiscal year 2009-2010 budget.
Ordinance Amending Title 1, General Administration of the Town of Kimball Municipal Code by Adding Chapter 4, City Board Meetings
Ordinance (Created: 06/19/2002; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

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

Ordinance establishing parking limits on designated streets of Dandridge.
Ordinance Amending Travel Policies
Ordinance (Created: 07/22/2008; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

An ordinance amending the Town of Bell Buckle's travel policies to be based on the Federal reimbursement rate schedule.
Ordinance Authorizing Employees of the Town of Centerville to Contribute Accumulated Sick Leave to Employees Who Have Experienced Serious Illness or Injury and Regulating Such Contributions
Ordinance (Created: 08/03/2001; Reviewed: May 11, 2017 )

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

These can be used by municipal governing bodies that have natural gas utility systems or a board that has control over a municipal natural gas utility system for purposes of appropriating money to a chamber of commerce or economic and community organization. The legislation does not allow money to be appropriated for these purposes in Knoxville, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Metro Nashville.
Ordinance 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 Contracting the Town Limits of Palmer, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 09/28/2004; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked how to correct ordinances adopted with minor numbering or typographical errors.
Ordinance Designating the City Officials Authorized to Declare a State of Emergency
Ordinance (Created: 01/12/2005; Reviewed: November 7, 2016 )

An ordinance that states which officials may declare a state of emergency.
Ordinance 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 Enacting an Ethics Policy
Ordinance (Created: 09/07/2006; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked to prepare an ordinance establishing a code of conduct for participants and spectators using City of Loudon recreation facilities or services.
Ordinance Establishing a Debt Policy for the Town of Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 02/21/2012; Reviewed: February 22, 2012 )

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

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

MTAS was asked for assistance in adopting a driver education course.
Ordinance Establishing a 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 Establishing a Public Arts Commission
Ordinance (Created: 10/29/2008; Reviewed: November 2, 2016 )

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

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

An ordinance to create the office of Administrative Hearing Officer to hear certain building and property code violations.
Ordinance Establishing Compensation for Members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen
Ordinance (Created: 05/01/2006; Reviewed: May 11, 2017 )

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

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

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

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

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

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

This ordinance allows up to two billing adjustments per calendar year relating to leaks and swimming pools.
Ordinance Establishing the Position of City Administrator
Ordinance (Created: 01/02/2015; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

An ordinance of the Town of Unicoi, Tennessee, establishing the position of city administrator and delineating duties therein.
Ordinance 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 in Conflict with Charter and General Law
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/16/2003; Reviewed: October 24, 2016 )

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

An ordinance regarding the creation and membership of the municipal planning commission.
Ordinance Increasing the Local Option Sales Tax from 2.25% to 2.75% in the Town of Estill Springs, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 08/07/2002; Reviewed: November 14, 2018 )

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

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

A sample ordinance for levying a municipal litigation tax.
Ordinance of the City of Clinton, Tennessee Amending Title 11, Chapter 2 Pertaining to Alcohol
Ordinance (Created: 11/06/2001; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked to prepare an ordinance designating the city council as the beer board.
Ordinance of the City of Harrogate, Tennessee Providing for the Licensing and Regulation of Massage Parlors
Ordinance (Created: 08/29/2002; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to write an ordinance providing for the licensing and regulation of massage parlors.
Ordinance of the City of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Eliminating the Requirement for a Public Hearing When Amending the City's Personnel Policies
Ordinance (Created: 04/08/2014; Reviewed: April 9, 2014 )

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

MTAS was asked to provide a sample nepotism ordinance.
Ordinance of the Town of Monterey, Tennessee, Prohibiting Heavy Truck Traffic
Ordinance (Created: 05/22/2014; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

An ordinance of the Town of Monterey, Tennessee, prohibiting heavy truck traffic on Crossville Street during school days from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ordinance of the Town of Sneedville, Tennessee, Prohibiting Heavy Truck Traffic
Ordinance (Created: 01/05/2010; Reviewed: March 29, 2017 )

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An ordinance prohibiting the placement of tree leaves, grass clippings, and other yard wastes within the storm sewerage system.
Ordinance Prohibiting the Sale and Regulating the Hours of Use of Fireworks within the Town
Ordinance (Created: 08/14/2008; Reviewed: May 25, 2017 )

An ordinance limiting the use of fireworks to the 4th of July holiday and New Year's Eve.
Ordinance Providing for Private Collection of Bulk Refuse
Ordinance (Created: 05/27/2011; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

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

An ordinance making it the responsibility of property owners or occupants of property adjacent to public street rights-of-way to keep that property clean and mowed.
Ordinance Providing for the Use of a Collection Agency to Collect Unpaid Fines Owed to the City
Ordinance (Created: 08/10/2010; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked whether an ordinance must be published if the city's charter contains no ordinance publication requirement.
Ordinance Regarding the Regulation of Cats and Dogs
Ordinance (Created: 06/30/2009; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

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

Ordinance regarding water and sewer main extensions for Mountain City.
Ordinance Regulating Animal Waste
Ordinance (Created: 03/25/2010; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

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

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

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

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

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

An ordinace for the open burning of materials not produced or used on the property.
Ordinance Regulating the Discharge of Firearms Within the City
Ordinance (Created: 03/25/2010; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

An ordinance of the City of Lobelville to regulate the discharge of firearms with the exception of hunting, regulated by the TWRA.
Ordinance Regulating the Placement of Infectious Waste in Garbage Collection Containers
Ordinance (Created: 06/02/2003; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

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

An ordinance regulating the placement or construction of buildings or structures over utility mains and stormwater drains.
Ordinance Requiring Vehicles to Stop for Pedestrians Who Are Crossing City Streets Where Lined and Marked Pedestrian Crossings Are Indicated
Ordinance (Created: 04/13/2004; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

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

An ordinance to amend the Town of Decatur Code pertaining to the re-introduction of failed motions to adopt ordinances and resolutions.
Ordinance Summons Form
Form (Created: 12/10/2004; Reviewed: December 23, 2016 )

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

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

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

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

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

A sample ordinance which allows a municipality to accept partial payment of local real property taxes.
Ordinance to Amend the Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy of the Town of Bluff City, Tennessee by Adding Sworn Police Officers to the List of Those Who May Be Randomly Tested
Ordinance (Created: 05/21/2015; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

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

An ordinance to amend the New Tazewell code book pertaining to the meeting time for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
Ordinance to Amend Title 13, Chapter 1, of the Cleveland Municipal Code by Adding Thereto a New Section 13-107
Ordinance (Created: 11/06/2001; Reviewed: December 18, 2018 )

The removal from property of unsafe and unhealthy man-made and natural materials may be made at owner's expense.
Ordinance to Change 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 Control the Operation of Vehicles for Hire in the City of Erwin
Ordinance (Created: 08/18/2003; Reviewed: December 18, 2018 )

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

An ordinance amending the beer ordinance of the City of Martin to create a class of beer permits which can be granted to caterers.
Ordinance to Establish a Charge for False Emergency Alarms
Ordinance (Created: 08/04/2004; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked to write an ordinance that would establish policies and procedures for the procurement of equipment, services, materials, and supplies for the operation of municipal government.
Ordinance to Establish Impound Lot Regulations and Fees for Impounded and/or Seized Vehicles
Ordinance (Created: 01/08/2011; Reviewed: November 28, 2016 )

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

An ordinance to establish parking limits on designated streets at designated times to allow city sanitation vehicles to collect solid waste.
Ordinance to Establish Refuse Collection Fees
Ordinance (Created: 03/30/2007; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

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

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

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

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

An ordinance to prohibit trucks and other large vehicles from entering/exiting the intersection of State Route 33 and Little River Road.
Ordinance to Provide for Order, Safety, and Tranquility in the Streets of the Town of New Tazewell During Parades
Ordinance (Created: 10/03/2002; Reviewed: June 9, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked to write an ordinance that would provide for residential garbage collection fees.
Ordinance to Raise the Sales and Use Tax in the City of Dunlap from 2.25% to 2.75% and to Request a Referendum of the People to Approve the Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 03/05/2010; Reviewed: October 26, 2016 )

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

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

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

Ordinance regarding workers' compensation.
Ordinance to Vacate a Part or All of a Street
Ordinance (Created: 11/15/2004; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked whether an appeal of an ordinance violation to circuit court by the defendant would be considered a civil or criminal matter.
Organization of Local Library Board
General (Created: 11/25/2002; Reviewed: December 18, 2018 )

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

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

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

MTAS was asked to prepare an orientation workshop for the Town of Huntsville. Full text available in the MTAS library (City of Pikeville Orientation Booklet).
OSHA Foot Protection Requirements
General (Created: 08/13/2003; Reviewed: August 14, 2017 )

OSHA standards that apply to steel toe shoe requirements.
Ouster of Commissioner
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/11/2003; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the City would have to use the procedure in Tennessee Code Annotated, ' 6-20-220, to oust a commissioner or whether the City could use the general ouster law (T.C.A. ' 8-47-101, et seq.).
Out-of-Rank/Class Pay Survey
Survey (Created: 08/31/2004; Reviewed: May 11, 2017 )

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

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

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

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

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

MTAS was asked whether the city's governing body can override the decision of the beer board to grant a beer permit.
Overtime Compensation for E-911 Dispatchers
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/26/1998; Reviewed: January 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether E-911 dispatchers qualify for the 207(k) exemption for the purpose of working them 43 hours a week before they are eligible for overtime compensation.
Overtime Compensation for Police Chief under FLSA
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/03/2007; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

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

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

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

The City of Winchester is authorized to require its workers to work overtime unless the requested overtime would cause a city to violate a Federally protected right, such as FMLA leave.
Overtime Pay in a Holiday-Shortened Workweek
General (Created: 09/08/1999; Reviewed: May 11, 2017 )

MTAS was asked if city employees who work over 8 hours per day in a 4-day, holiday work week would be due overtime pay.
Overturning the Decision of the City Manager in Demoting the Police Chief
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/08/1993; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city commission can overturn the decision of the city manager in demoting the police chief.
Overweight Trucking Permit Systems : a Telephone Survey Conducted by the -- MTAS LIbrary
Survey (Created: 12/01/2001; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

Cities across the southeast were asked if they or their state had a permit system for overweight trucks.

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