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Raising the Number of On-Premise Beer Permits
General (Created: 12/05/2003; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about the number of on-premise beer permits in Rogersville and if that number can be raised.
Real Estate Signs in an Historical District
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/07/2004; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

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

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

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

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

MTAS provided guidance in making a determination on what is a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for a firefighter with diabetes who has a service dog, and wishes to bring the service dog to work with him at the fire station.
Reasonable Court Costs
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/12/2003; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to analyze the question of what are court costs and the conditions under which court costs can be levied in Tennessee.
Recording Abstentions in the Minutes of Meetings
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/30/1997; Reviewed: April 19, 2010 )

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

Job description for the position of Records Clerk / Dispatcher.
Records Management Plan, Manual, and Resolution
General (Created: 09/01/2005; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked for a records retention schedule for police in-car video equipment, as well as videos recorded from body-worn cameras.
Recovering the Cost of Emergency Fire Calls
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/12/1994; Reviewed: November 7, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can recover the cost of emergency fire calls at automobile wrecks where occupants have to be cut out of the vehicle or there is a danger of fire from spilled gasoline.
Recovery of Illegally Disposed of City Real Property
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/28/1996; Reviewed: October 28, 2009 )

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MTAS asked six cities and counties whether they paid to have their recyclables diverted or if they were paid for them.
Reduction of Health Benefits by the Utility Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/20/1998; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the utility board can reduce the health benefits of the management team members to the same level it reduces the health benefits of utility board members.
Referenda on Bond Issues
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/29/2002; Reviewed: March 3, 2006 )

MTAS was asked to analyze the law governing referenda on bond issues.
Referendum on Annexation for One Voter
Legal Opinion (Created: 10/05/2004; Reviewed: May 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a referendum on annexation can be held when only one voter lives on the land.
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.
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.
Refuse Fees Based on Considerations Other Than the Cost of Providing the Service
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/07/2009; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

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

MTAS asked nine cities about the salaries paid for operators of specific collection equipment.
Regulating Day Trucks on City Streets
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/03/2001; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked several questions related to regulating day trucks on city streets.
Regulating Hunting in the City by Private Act
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/17/1998; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

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

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

MTAS was asked whether there is a way to regulate parking through limitations on the definition of 'family' in a zoning ordinance.
Regulating the Exterior Appearance of Mobile Homes
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/29/2007; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

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

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

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

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

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

MTAS was asked to review an ordinance dealing with transient vendors.
Regulation of Cemeteries
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/14/2008; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS analyzed the question of whether cemeteries are subject to zoning regulations or regulation by the city council.
Rehiring a Police Officer Who Resigned Earlier This Year
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/21/1995; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

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

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

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

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

MTAS was asked to analyze the question of what is the lowest and best bid.
Relationship of Volunteer Fire Department to the Town
General (Created: 10/28/2002; Reviewed: May 24, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked to analyze a wide range of questions related to the city's public utility operations.
Relative Powers of the Utilities Board
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/22/2008; Reviewed: December 21, 2018 )

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

Should the Mayor be considered a "public employee" for the purposes of determining whether or not his personal information (home phone number, address, etc.) should be released as an open record?
Relocation of City Hall
General (Created: 08/09/2002; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about moving City Hall from one county to another.
Removal by City of Abandoned, Junked, or Wrecked Vehicles
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/17/2006; Reviewed: May 12, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to review the city junk and abandoned vehicle ordinance and explain the conflict with Tennessee law, the need for a court order before entering private property to remove cars, and the due process issue.
Removal of Board and Commission Members for Excessive Absences
General (Created: 11/11/2015; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

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

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

MTAS was asked about monetary obligations and health insurance owed to the city attorney if the city terminates his contract.
Removing an Alderman from the Office of Housing -- Authority Commissioner
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/16/1999; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked to analyze questions about the right of the city to remove police and fire chiefs from the classified service.
Renting City Equipment and Raising the Salaries of City Commissioners
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/12/2000; Reviewed: April 19, 2010 )

MTAS was asked about the renting of city equipment by the city and the legality of raising the salaries of city commissioners during current terms of office.
Repealing the Prohibition of Manufacturing or Wholesaling Intoxicating Liquors
General (Created: 02/28/2014; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

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

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

MTAS was asked who can become the mayor upon the resignation of the current mayor.
Report on Public Employee Unions in Tennessee
(Created: 01/31/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

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

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

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

MTAS was asked to assist with a strategic planning retreat that focused on charter changes.
Report to the City of Bristol on Methods Used by Cities to Make Appointments to Advisory Boards
General (Created: 08/12/2016; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to look at the advisory board appointment practices of other cities, in order to improve the process used by Bristol; includes a survey about the appointment practices of fourteen cities.
Request for Computer System Proposals
RFP (Created: 03/24/1999; Reviewed: March 26, 2010 )

This RFP is offered to request proposals for computer hardware and maintenance, software, and software training and support for the town of Signal Mountain, Tennessee.
Request for Proposal Financial and Compliance Audit Bid Packet
RFP (Created: 03/01/2003; Reviewed: March 26, 2010 )

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

This RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified companies to serve as financial advisor.
Request for Proposal Group Health Plan
RFP (Created: 02/25/2008; Reviewed: February 19, 2010 )

A sample RFP template for a group health plan that includes health insurance, pharmacy benefit management, and disease management services.
Request for Proposal Purchasing Cards
RFP (Created: 02/09/2009; Reviewed: November 16, 2017 )

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

A sample RFP for a city's payroll account.
Request for Proposals for Curbside Recycling, Transporting and Processing Services
RFP (Created: 05/01/2008; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

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

RFP to sell the property known as the City/County Hospital.
Request for Proposals for Real Estate Broker Services
RFP (Created: 10/20/2009; Reviewed: October 22, 2009 )

Jefferson City is seeking proposals from local real estate brokers/firms to sell real property owned by the city.
Request for Qualifications for City Attorney/Legal Services for the City of Sevierville, Tennessee
RFP (Created: 08/03/2004; Reviewed: June 24, 2017 )

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

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

An RFQ for the City of Knoxville related to hiring a contractor to conduct an energy audit of all City-owned facilities.
Required Federal and State Employment Posters
General (Created: 05/15/2012; Reviewed: June 2, 2017 )

Compilation of Federal and State Employment Posters
Requirement That Vendors Pay Higher Fees and Post Bonds
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/19/2006; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked to research the requirements for warrants executed by a municipal court.
Requirements for Making a Fire Chief Position a Salaried Position
General (Created: 08/13/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked for information regarding the requirements for making a fire chief position a salaried position.
Requiring a Certain Salvage Yard to Conform to the City's Zoning Ordinance
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/12/1994; Reviewed: December 21, 2018 )

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

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

MTAS was asked whether a town could require a nearby state park to hook onto the town's sewer line if the park territory was annexed into the town.
Requiring an Employee to Sign an Agreement Releasing the City from Liability
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/03/1995; Reviewed: May 18, 2017 )

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

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

MTAS was asked whether the regional planning commission could require developers to construct sidewalks in developments in the county.
Requiring Employees to Use Their Health Insurance to Pay for Physicals and Shots
General (Created: 09/26/2012; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about employees using their health insurance annual exam benefit to cover the cost of required annual physicals and required shots that are free under their health insurance.
Requiring Municipal Employees to be Residents of the City with a Grandfather Provision for Existing Employees
General (Created: 02/05/2007; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked whether property owners can be compelled to construct sidewalks abutting their property.
Requiring Social Security Numbers for Utility Service
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/11/2006; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

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

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

MTAS was asked whether the city's governing body could rescind an appointment to the utility board.
Residency and Ownership Limitations for a Retail Alcoholic Beverage License
General (Created: 02/17/2016; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS responded to a question about state residency and ownership limitations for a retail alcoholic beverage license (package store) and a retail food store wine license.
Residency of City Attorney
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/12/1996; Reviewed: June 24, 2017 )

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

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

MTAS provided information on what constitutes residency as it relates to a member of the governing body.
Residency Requirement for City Judge
Legal Opinion (Created: 08/31/1993; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked whether the one year durational residency requirement for mayor (and aldermen) contained in the general law mayor-aldermanic charter is legal?
Residency Requirements for Aldermen
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/24/1994; Reviewed: March 22, 2010 )

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

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

MTAS was asked whether residency requirements for city officers and employees are legal.
Residency Requirements for Utility Board Members
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/03/2006; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

MTAS was asked whether members of the city's utility board are required to be residents of the city.
Residential Fire Sprinklers and ISO Increased Fire Flow Requirements for Large Homes
General (Created: 06/19/2013; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

The consequences of insufficient fire flows are significant, and include increased risk to trapped occupants in rescue operations, a reduced ability to extinguish the fire, an increase in property damage, and increased risk to firefighters. An option for your community is passing an ordinance requiring residential fire sprinklers. The revised Insurance Services Office (ISO) Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) takes effect in Tennessee on July 1, 2013. The new ISO Fire Suppression Rating Schedule has increased fire flow requirements for large homes (homes exceeding 4,800 square feet), but recognizes sprinklers and reduces the needed fire flow (NFF) accordingly.
Residential refuse collection and recycling services in selected Tennessee cities and towns
Survey (Created: 08/05/2019; Reviewed: August 5, 2019 )

A survey of selected Tennessee cities and towns regarding residential refuse and recycling collection services including rates and charges for the services.
Residential refuse collection and recycling services in selected West Tennessee cities and towns
Survey (Created: 08/05/2019; Reviewed: August 5, 2019 )

A survey of selected West Tennessee cities and towns regarding residential refuse and recycling collection services including rates and charges for the services.
Resolution Accepting a Bid for Mowing Equipment and Authorizing the Execution of a Lease Agreement
Resolution (Created: 08/05/2010; Reviewed: August 19, 2010 )

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

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

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

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

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

A resolution adopting general rules of order for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of Blaine.
Resolution Authorizing a Credit Card in the Name of the Town of Jasper
Ordinance (Created: 08/03/2001; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

Ordinance authorizing a credit card issued in the name of the town of Jasper.
Resolution Authorizing and Establishing an Auxiliary Police Program
Resolution (Created: 08/31/2005; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

A resolution to adopt guidelines to establish an Auxiliary Police force to supplement the existing Police Department.
Resolution Authorizing Governing Bodies to Appropriate Revenues from Natural Gas Utility System to Chamber of Commerce or Economic and Community Organization
(Created: 06/15/2018; Reviewed: July 18, 2018 )

This is a resolution that can be used by municipal governing bodies with natural gas utility systems or a board that has control over a municipal natural gas utility system to appropriate money to a chamber of commerce or economic and community organization for the purpose of economic development. The legislation does not allow money to be appropriated for these purposes in Knoxville, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Metro Nashville.
Resolution Authorizing MTAS to 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 Authorizing the Establishment of a Police Department
Resolution (Created: 10/02/2006; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

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

A resolution changing the city's purchasing limit.
Resolution Concerning the Proposed Sale of the Cable Television Service
Resolution (Created: 07/30/2007; Reviewed: May 17, 2017 )

A resolution concerning the proposed sale of the cable television service operated by the board of public utilities and providing for a referendum of the voters to approve such a sale.
Resolution Designating the City Administrator to Counter Sign Checks in the Absence or Disability of the Mayor or City Clerk
Resolution (Created: 09/08/2003; Reviewed: March 11, 2010 )

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

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

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

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

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

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

MTAS was asked to draft a resolution to establish a policy by which to evaluate the suitability of donations and other gifts prior to acceptance by the Town.
Resolution Establishing Rules and Procedures for Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meetings
Resolution (Created: 03/04/2005; Reviewed: March 12, 2010 )

A resolution establishing rules and procedures for Board of Mayor and Aldermen meetings and establishing a format for Board study sessions.
Resolution Establishing the Use of an Interview Panel
Resolution (Created: 01/13/2016; Reviewed: May 15, 2017 )

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

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

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

A resolution of the Town of Huntsville, Tennessee, declaring its intent to participate in the Tennessee Adventure Tourism and Rural Development Act of 2011 by developing an adventure tourism district plan.
Resolution for Codification
Resolution (Created: 11/15/2004; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

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

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

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

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

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

MTAS was asked about accepting the resignation of the mayor and a procedure for appointing a mayor pro tempore.
Resolution Ratifying an Amendment to the County Growth Plan
Resolution (Created: 03/27/2006; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

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

A resolution requesting legislation to amend TCA to allow municipalities to permit the sale of alcohol by local option election.
Resolution to Accept an Agreement for a Turn Lane
Resolution (Created: 03/23/2004; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

A resolution for a city accepting an agreement with the state for a Hazard Elimination Program.
Resolution to Adopt a Youth Sports Concussion Policy
Resolution (Created: 01/13/2014; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

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

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

A resolution to change the election date to coincide with the regular county primary elections.
Resolution to Create the Office of Administrator
Resolution (Created: 06/16/2003; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

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

A resolution requesting the General Assembly to change the City's charter to create the position of vice mayor.
Resolution to Establish a Personnel Policy for the City of Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Resolution (Created: 12/09/2010; Reviewed: May 15, 2017 )

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

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

A a resolution to opt out of the statewide building codes enforced by the State Fire Marshal pursuant to the 2009 energy code legislation.
Resolution to Remove the Municipality from the Application of Mandatory Allowance of the Manufacture of Alcoholic Beverages
Resolution (Created: 07/09/2013; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

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

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

MTAS was asked which city is responsible for correcting the sinking pavement problem along a sewer line.
Responsibility of Rental Property Owner for City Utility Payments Left Unpaid by Tenant
General (Created: 11/17/2015; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

MTAS was asked about the legality of requiring the owner of rental property to sign an agreement making the owner responsible for city utility payments left unpaid by the tenant.
Restricted Entry Access Systems
Ordinance (Created: 08/10/2000; Reviewed: January 12, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked whether bid specifications can be restricted only to name brand items.
Restricting Parking on City Streets to Customers of Businesses
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/07/1993; Reviewed: June 19, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a municipality can restrict parking on city streets in certain areas to customers of businesses in those areas.
Retail Liquor Licenses Certificate of Compliance Determined by Lottery or Drawing
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/15/2009; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether, under the state law governing retail liquor licenses, a city can use a lottery or drawing to determine who receives a certificate of compliance.
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.
Retro-Reflectivity Programs Survey: an MTAS Survey
Survey (Created: 02/21/2013; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

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

MTAS was asked what rights the city has to require that a police officer, who checked himself into a detoxification center and who now wants to return to work, prove that he is capable of performing his duties without risk to the public.
Returning a Share of the Sales Tax to the City
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/17/2005; Reviewed: October 28, 2016 )

MTAS was asked whether the contract between the county and the city for the distribution of the city's share of a certain sales tax has terminated, the effect of which would be to return that share of the sales tax to the city.
Revitalizing the Downtown Area
General (Created: 04/18/2007; Reviewed: May 5, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to advise the city about methods for revitalizing the downtown area.
Revoking Beer Permit for Gambling Offenses
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/21/1996; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the beer board may suspend or revoke the permit of someone who has been convicted of gambling offenses where the gambling took place at the beer establishment.
Rezoning and Spot Zoning Question
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/04/2003; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

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

An RFP for physicians to perform annual physicals for fire fighters.
RFP for Building Demolition
RFP (Created: 04/08/2008; Reviewed: January 8, 2010 )

MTAS was asked to develop a bid package for demolition of a structure that may or may not contain asbestos materials.
RFP for Website Design and Maintenance
RFP (Created: 07/28/2015; Reviewed: July 29, 2015 )

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

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

MTAS was asked whether the city has the right to sue a carrier for damages to city streets.
Right of Cities to Monopolize Garbage Services
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/20/2008; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

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

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

MTAS was asked whether the City Judge serves at the will of the City Council and may be the City Judge of more than one city.
Right of City to Excavate Ditch Adjacent to City Street
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/10/2001; Reviewed: June 14, 2017 )

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

A form letter granting representatives of the City the right of entry to private property to collect water samples from streams.
Right of Municipalities to Require Hook-Ups to the City Sewer System and/or Be Charged a Sewer Availability Fee
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/01/1994; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

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

Five cities responded to an MTAS survey that was sent to 20 cities in the region about public use of right of way.
Rights and Powers of a County Library Board Member
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/26/1999; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

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

MTAS was asked who has the power to appoint and to remove certain municipal employees and whether municipal employees who have a property right in their employment under a charter lose that property right if the charter is changed to revoke that right.
Rights-of-Way Management Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 08/23/2004; Reviewed: October 27, 2016 )

MTAS was asked to develop a rights-of-way management ordinance; includes appropriate permits and forms.
Ripley, Tennessee, Fire Station Location Study
(Created: 06/30/2012; Reviewed: May 23, 2017 )

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

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

MTAS was asked to research, design, and deliver a Robert's Rules of Order workshop for the Council and other advisory board members.
Rounding Up the Certified Tax Rate
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/24/1993; Reviewed: October 24, 2016 )

Rounding-up on the certified tax rate
Rutherford County Correctional Work Center General Orders
General (Created: 06/17/2010; Reviewed: June 30, 2017 )

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

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