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Waiting Periods for Health Coverage under PPACA
General (Created: 03/31/2014; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

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: May 30, 2017 )

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: June 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about funding possibilities for assisting with locating the National Walking Horse Museum in Wartrace.
Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter Review
(Created: 02/26/2015; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to examine the operations of the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter and make recommendations for improvement.
Waste Collection Fees in Selected Cities
Survey (Created: 03/31/2016; Reviewed: March 20, 2017 )

Eight cities responded to an MTAS survey about their commercial collection fees.
Wastewater Contract
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/13/2005; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

MTAS was asked to analyze questions relating to the rights and obligations of two cities relative to the allocation and "ownership" of wastewater plant capacity
Wastewater Extension
General (Created: 03/25/2002; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

MTAS was asked whether a developer can provide and operate a private wastewater system in a new subdivision outside the city if the city is currently providing water and electric service to the area.
Wastewater Plant Operator
Job Description (Created: 11/02/2001; Reviewed: May 4, 2017 )

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

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

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

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

Job description for the position of Wastewater Plant Worker.
Wastewater Service Connection Fees
(Created: 12/11/2006; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

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 surcharges in selected Tennessee cities
Survey (Created: 03/08/2019; Reviewed: March 8, 2019 )

Twelve Tennessee cities responded to a request for information regarding surcharge rates for high-strength wastewater.
Wastewater surcharges in selected Tennessee cities
Survey (Created: 03/08/2019; Reviewed: March 8, 2019 )

Eleven cities across the state were contacted in May 2018 regarding their parameters and rates for wastewater surcharges.
Wastewater Treatment Facilities Management Agreement
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/12/2005; Reviewed: August 3, 2017 )

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.
Wastewater Treatment Project
(Created: 06/09/2005; Reviewed: February 23, 2017 )

An estimate of construction costs and operating expenses for a mechanical, public owned wastewater treatment facility.
Water & Wastewater Superintendent
Job Description (Created: 09/30/2002; Reviewed: January 20, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Water & Wastewater Superintendent.
Water and Sewer Line Extension Policies
Survey (Created: 11/30/2005; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

MTAS was asked for examples of water and sewer line extension policies in use in cities in Tennessee.
Water and Sewer Rate Structures: A Survey by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 03/06/2008; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

Sixteen cities were asked to provide information on their water and sewer rates.
Water and Sewer, Assistant Superintendent
Job Description (Created: 09/27/2002; Reviewed: January 9, 2017 )

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

Job description for the position of Water and Wastewater Foreman.
Water and Wastewater Rate Study for the Town of Spencer
(Created: 08/19/2010; Reviewed: September 21, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to conduct a rate study for the Town of Spencer.
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, Superintendent
Job Description (Created: 09/30/2002; Reviewed: January 11, 2017 )

Job description for the position of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants Superintendent.
Water Main Extensions on Private Property
Legal Opinion (Created: 06/06/2007; Reviewed: January 3, 2019 )

MTAS was asked several questions related to the construction of water mains inside a gated residential complex by city forces.
Water Plant Operator (2)
Job Description (Created: 09/30/2002; Reviewed: January 10, 2017 )

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

Job description for the position of Chief Water Plant Operator.
Water Services Assistant Director
Job Description (Created: 10/26/2004; Reviewed: April 21, 2017 )

Job description for a Water Services Assistant Director.
Water Supply Planning
General (Created: 06/03/2005; Reviewed: January 9, 2017 )

Strategic partnerships with the utility districts, development boards, and fire protection agencies should be developed to provide not only good potable water, but also adequate fire flow capabilities for long range planning.
Water Treatment Plant Chief Operator
Job Description (Created: 11/02/2001; Reviewed: May 4, 2017 )

Job description for the position of City of Smyrna Water Treatment Plant Chief Operator.
Water/Sewer Customer Complaint Log
Form (Created: 12/01/2004; Reviewed: May 16, 2017 )

A generic complaint form for a water/sewer department.
Website Disclaimer
General (Created: 03/14/2011; Reviewed: March 16, 2011 )

MTAS was asked to assist with wording a disclaimer to be used on a city's Website so that the city would not be liable for any misinterpretations of the zoning map.
West Tennessee Planning Commission Salaries: an MTAS Survey
Survey (Created: 09/30/2010; Reviewed: June 21, 2017 )

Twelve cities were asked how their planning commissioners are compensated.
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?
What is the Earliest Date the City Can Terminate the City Manager?
Legal Opinion (Created: 01/07/1997; Reviewed: May 31, 2017 )

MTAS was asked what is the earliest date the city can terminate the city manager.
When a Covenant Runs with the Land
General (Created: 02/15/2011; Reviewed: December 19, 2016 )

MTAS was asked to analyze when and how covenants run with the land,both generally, and for specific purpose of stormwater regulations.
Which Cities Require Motorists to Buy a City Sticker?
Survey (Created: 02/24/2017; Reviewed: February 24, 2017 )

Twenty cities responded to an MTAS survey about vehicle stickers and the associated fees.
Who Is Mayor If the Mayor's Resignation Is Not Accepted?
Legal Opinion (Created: 03/12/2010; Reviewed: June 14, 2017 )

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: June 14, 2017 )

MTAS was asked several questions related to the duties of the mayor and vice mayor.
Who Qualifies as a Magistrate and Can Be Designated to Administer an Oath for Citations?
Legal Opinion (Created: 12/12/2012; Reviewed: June 26, 2017 )

MTAS was asked before whom must a police officer swear an oath for citations.
Wholesale Liquor Inspection Fee
General (Created: 11/26/2014; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

A city asked about the wholesale liquor inspection fee and the amounts levied by cities of similar size.
Wine Coolers
General (Created: 07/23/2001; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

Establishments that sell beer may also sell wine coolers.
Wine in Grocery Stores Law
Legal Opinion (Created: 04/15/2014; Reviewed: June 20, 2017 )

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: June 20, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether a retail liquor store may conduct wine tastings.
Work on Private Property
Legal Opinion (Created: 11/21/2001; Reviewed: June 14, 2017 )

MTAS was asked about a city doing drainage work on private property.
Workers' Compensation Benefits for Volunteer Workers
Legal Opinion (Created: 09/22/2004; Reviewed: January 3, 2017 )

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: May 11, 2017 )

Eighteen cities were asked questions about compensating employees on Workers' Compensation with 66-2/3% of their salary, rather than 100% of their salary.
Working Papers for Cleveland Recreation Services
(Created: 03/01/2000; Reviewed: May 30, 2017 )

MTAS was asked to conduct a study of the city of Cleveland's leisure services in order to analyze, evaluate and recommend improved and well-coordinated service deliveries, programs and facilities to the citizens of Cleveland.
Workplace Harassment Policy
General (Created: 06/09/2005; Reviewed: May 12, 2017 )

A generic policy dealing with workplace harassment.
Wrecker Regulations
Legal Opinion (Created: 02/17/2009; Reviewed: June 2, 2017 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can regulate the number of wreckers that can be on the city's approved towing list.

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