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Waiting Periods for Health Coverage under PPACA
General (Created: 03/31/2014; Reviewed: July 15, 2021 )

MTAS was asked whether, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), it is legal to offer group health coverage but have a waiting period on health benefits of six months.
Waiver of Salary of Public Official
Legal Opinion (Created: 05/08/2002; Reviewed: June 28, 2021 )

MTAS was asked whether an alderman can refuse to accept the salary proscribed in the charter.
Walking Horse Museum
General (Created: 04/29/2011; Reviewed: July 16, 2021 )

MTAS was asked about funding possibilities for assisting with locating the National Walking Horse Museum in Wartrace.
Waste Collection Fees in Selected Cities
Survey (Created: 03/31/2016; Reviewed: May 28, 2021 )

Eight cities responded to an MTAS survey about their commercial collection fees.
Wastewater Plant Operator
Job Description (Created: 11/02/2001; Reviewed: June 3, 2021 )

Job description for the position of Wastewater Plant Operator.
Wastewater Plant Operator (Certified Operator)
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: July 16, 2021 )

Job description for the position of Wastewater Plant Operator.
Wastewater Plant Operator (entry level)
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: July 16, 2021 )

Job description for the position of entry level Wastewater Plant Operator.
Wastewater Plant Worker
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: July 16, 2021 )

Job description for the position of Wastewater Plant Worker.
Wastewater Pre-Treatment Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: July 16, 2021 )

Job description for the position of Wastewater Pre-Treatment Coordinator.
Wastewater Service Connection Fees
Report/Study (Created: 12/11/2006; Reviewed: July 20, 2021 )

This report outlines the procedure for assessing a wastewater service connection fee, sometimes referred to as a tap fee, based upon equity, the actual cost of making the connection, and usage of the system.
Wastewater Treatment Facilities Management Agreement
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/12/2005; Reviewed: July 16, 2021 )

MTAS was asked to review wastewater facilities management agreement and state law governing wastewater treatment authorities, and determined that Authority is responsible for maintaining all sewer lines, including lateral lines.
Water & Sewer Tap Fees in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 02/19/2021; Reviewed: February 19, 2021 )

Fifteen Tennessee cities responded to a request for information having to do with residential water and sewer tap fees.
Water and Wastewater Management: A Training Manual for Board Members (2019 Update)
General (Created: 12/20/2019; Reviewed: April 19, 2021 )

The purpose of this manual is to provide a resource for both new and experienced water board members and municipal officials who have little or no formal training for the job. 2019 update.
Water Main Extensions on Private Property
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/06/2007; Reviewed: July 20, 2021 )

MTAS was asked several questions related to the construction of water mains inside a gated residential complex by city forces.
Water Treatment Plant Chief Operator
Job Description (Created: 11/02/2001; Reviewed: June 3, 2021 )

Job description for the position of City of Smyrna Water Treatment Plant Chief Operator.
Water/Sewer Customer Complaint Log
Form (Created: 12/01/2004; Reviewed: April 29, 2021 )

A generic complaint form for a water/sewer department.
What Happens to a Motion That Has Not Been Seconded
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/18/2003; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

When the city's zoning ordinance prohibits amendments to the zoning ordinance from coming up for one year after being defeated, does the failure of a motion to amend the zoning ordinance to receive a second constitute a 'denial' of the amendment of the zoning ordinance?
When a Covenant Runs with the Land
General (Created: 02/15/2011; Reviewed: May 14, 2021 )

MTAS was asked to analyze when and how covenants run with the land,both generally, and for specific purpose of stormwater regulations.
Who Is Mayor If the Mayor's Resignation Is Not Accepted?
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/12/2010; Reviewed: July 16, 2021 )

MTAS was asked whether the mayor had resigned and, if he had, whether the vice-mayor became the mayor.
Who Performs Duties of the Mayor When the Office of the Mayor Is Vacant?
Legal Opinion (Created: 07/27/2011; Reviewed: July 16, 2021 )

MTAS was asked several questions related to the duties of the mayor and vice mayor.
Wholesale Liquor Inspection Fee
General (Created: 11/26/2014; Reviewed: July 27, 2021 )

A city asked about the wholesale liquor inspection fee and the amounts levied by cities of similar size.
Wine in Grocery Stores Law
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/15/2014; Reviewed: July 27, 2021 )

This law does much more than permit grocery stores to sell wine, as it vastly expands the merchandise package stores may sell and services they may offer beginning July 1, 2014.
Wine Tasting in Liquor Stores
General (Created: 01/16/2014; Reviewed: July 27, 2021 )

MTAS was asked whether a retail liquor store may conduct wine tastings.
Work on Private Property
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/21/2001; Reviewed: April 21, 2020 )

MTAS was asked about a city doing drainage work on private property.
Worker's Compensation Survey
Survey (Created: 05/01/2019; Reviewed: July 15, 2021 )

Seventeen Tennessee cities responded to a request for information regarding their Worker's Compensation policies.
Workers' Compensation Benefits for Volunteer Workers
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/22/2004; Reviewed: July 15, 2021 )

The city housing authority asked if community service workers would be eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
Workers' Compensation Change
Survey (Created: 08/01/2014; Reviewed: June 3, 2021 )

Eighteen cities were asked questions about compensating employees on Workers' Compensation with 66-2/3% of their salary, rather than 100% of their salary.
Workplace Harassment Policy
General (Created: 06/09/2005; Reviewed: June 3, 2021 )

A generic policy dealing with workplace harassment.
Wrecker Inspections in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 07/01/2019; Reviewed: May 12, 2021 )

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

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