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A Resolution of the Town of Bean Station, Tennessee Amending Their Personnel Policies to Provide Insurance for Certain Long-Term Employees
Resolution (Created: 2019-04-25; Reviewed: 2021-07-12 )

Bean Station, wanting to retain and motivate the best employees and provide incentives for them to stay with the city, passed a resolution granting a benefit to those who stay at least 20 years.
A Resolution of the Town of Bluff City, Tennessee Amending Their Personnel Policies by Adding a Section on the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) Devices in Town Vehicles
Resolution (Created: 2019-04-23; Reviewed: 2020-04-22 )

This resolution, authored by Pat Hardy, allows the Town of Bluff City, Tennessee to amend their personnel policies in order to add a section about the use of GPS devices in town vehicles.
A Review of Selected Tennessee Municipal Food Truck Ordinances
Survey (Created: 2021-04-06; Reviewed: 2021-06-25 )

In April 2021, the MTAS Research and Information Center compiled a listing of municipal food truck ordinances across the state of Tennessee.
Abandoned or Suspended Construction
General (Created: 2013-12-20; Reviewed: 2020-04-21 )

When construction on a residential structure fails inspection and the contractor chooses to walk away from the job, what action can the City take to have the structure either (1) removed, or (2) brought up to code and is the action against the contractor who pulled the permit and/or the property owner for which the contractor is employed?
Ability of City Recorder to Serve as City Manager
General (Created: 2002-12-20; Reviewed: 2021-04-15 )

MTAS was asked whether the City Recorder may serve concurrently as City Manager.
Abolishing the City School System
Legal Opinion (Created: 2007-04-25; Reviewed: 2021-07-08 )

MTAS was asked how the city school system can be abolished.
Acceptance of Gifts
Legal Opinion (Created: 2007-02-27; Reviewed: 2021-04-30 )

MTAS was asked how cities accept and refuse gifts.
Accepting Land, Gifts, or Donations from Property Owners to the City for Parks
General (Created: 2014-07-30; Reviewed: 2021-04-30 )

MTAS was asked several questions about property owners transferring property to the city for open space and parks.
Accepting Property to be Used as a Park Exclusively for Senior Citizens
Legal Opinion (Created: 1993-03-04; Reviewed: 2021-05-07 )

MTAS was asked whether the City can accept a grant of property to be used as a park with the condition that it be exclusively a park for senior citizens.
Accepting the Resignation of a Council Member
General (Created: 2005-04-22; Reviewed: 2021-07-20 )

MTAS was asked about the procedure for accepting the resignation of a council member and for the appointment of a new council member.
Accepting the Second Lowest Bid on a Construction Project
Legal Opinion (Created: 2006-07-12; Reviewed: 2020-05-13 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can reject the low bid and accept the second lowest bid on a certain construction project.
Accountant-Financial Reporting and Cash Management
Job Description (Created: 2002-08-19; Reviewed: 2021-05-04 )

Job description for the position of Accountant with an emphasis on financial reporting and cash management.
Accounting Clerk
Job Description (Created: 2002-08-19; Reviewed: 2021-05-04 )

Job description for the position of Accounting Clerk.
Achieving a Quorum at a City Council Meeting at Which the Resignations of Aldermen are Accepted
Legal Opinion (Created: 1997-08-14; Reviewed: 2021-07-20 )

MTAS was asked several questions about achieving a quorum at the meeting at which the resignations of aldermen are accepted.
Acquiring a Utility District
Legal Opinion (Created: 2001-10-22; Reviewed: 2021-04-23 )

MTAS was asked how a municipality can acquire a utility district.
Actuarial Services Resource List
General (Created: 2021-08-06; Reviewed: 2021-09-15 )

A list of contact information for companies that provide actuarial services in Tennessee. This list is provided for the user's convenience but does not indicate an endorsement of any listed firm.
ADA Reasonable Accommodation
General (Created: 2012-08-29; Reviewed: 2021-07-12 )

MTAS was asked about reasonable accommodation for an employee who has typing duties and develops carpal tunnel syndrome.
Addition of Documents to the Minutes of the Commission
Legal Opinion (Created: 1996-03-13; Reviewed: 2021-07-20 )

MTAS was asked whether a commissioner, without the approval of the city commission, can add printed or written material to the minutes of the commission.
Addressing Dilapidated Structures and Saving Historic Buildings
Ordinance (Created: 2014-05-14; Reviewed: 2021-07-27 )

When demolition is not a desired outcome, adoption of a slum clearance ordinance or adoption of a demolition by neglect ordinance may allow the city to address dilapidated structures in the downtown and save historic buildings.
Addressing Tall Weeds and Grass
General (Created: 2014-08-21; Reviewed: 2021-05-04 )

MTAS provided several documents to assist the city in enhancing its code enforcement program for tall weeds and grass.
Administrative Assistant (1)
Job Description (Created: 2002-08-19; Reviewed: 2021-04-15 )

Job description for the position of Administrative Assistant under supervision of Utilities Superintendent.
Administrative Assistant (3)
Job Description (Created: 2002-08-19; Reviewed: 2021-04-15 )

Job description for the position of Administrative Assistant to the City Manager.
Administrative Assistant to the City Manager
Job Description (Created: 2002-12-06; Reviewed: 2021-04-09 )

Job description for the position of Administrative Assistant to the City Manager.
Administrative Powers of the Mayor
Legal Opinion (Created: 2009-11-13; Reviewed: 2021-06-14 )

MTAS was asked whether the mayor can temporarily move personnel from the parks and recreation department to the public works department without the prior approval of the board of mayor and aldermen.
Administrative Secretary
Job Description (Created: 2002-08-19; Reviewed: 2021-04-09 )

Job description for the position of Administrative Secretary.
Administrative Secretary for Public Safety
Job Description (Created: 2002-08-19; Reviewed: 2021-04-09 )

Job description for the position of Administrative Secretary for Public Safety in the Police Dept.
Administrative Secretary I for the Department of Development Services
Job Description (Created: 2002-08-19; Reviewed: 2021-04-09 )

Job description for the position of Administrative Secretary I for Development Services.
Adopting a Plan of Services before Annexation
General (Created: 2014-10-02; Reviewed: 2021-04-13 )

MTAS provided several examples of plans of services for a city.
Adult Business Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 2006-09-08; Reviewed: 2021-06-14 )

A sample ordinance providing for the licensing and regulation of adult-oriented businesses.
Adult Oriented Establishment License and Permit
Form (Created: 2008-12-04; Reviewed: 2021-06-14 )

MTAS was asked to provide an example of a license and permit for adult oriented establishments.
Adult Use Ordinance
Legal Opinion (Created: 2002-03-05; Reviewed: 2021-06-14 )

Review of an adult use ordinance.
Adventures in Annexation: Adventure Guide to Annexation for a Municipality
General (Created: 2018-12-01; Reviewed: 2021-04-13 )

This MTAS online "Adventure Guide" provides instruction on each step of the annexation process for Tennessee municipalities. (MTAS Adventure Guide series)
Advertising on Police Cars
Legal Opinion (Created: 2002-11-12; Reviewed: 2021-05-12 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can sell advertising on city police cars.
Advisory Committees and the Open Meetings Law
Legal Opinion (Created: 2009-07-21; Reviewed: 2021-07-20 )

MTAS was asked whether persons or committees appointed by the city manager to advise him fall under the Open Meetings Law.
Affidavit of Code Official
Form (Created: 2003-08-14; Reviewed: 2021-05-07 )

MTAS was asked to create a form for an affidavit of a code official.
After Incident Citizen Satisfaction Survey Program
Survey (Created: 2016-12-14; Reviewed: 2021-05-20 )

A template for a program to measure customer satisfaction with the emergency service provided by the fire department. The program package includes a sample survey form, an Excel spreadsheet to compile the results, directions on entering the survey results into the Excel spreadsheet, and a sample memo to announce the program to fire department personnel.
After-Hours Reconnect Service for Water and Electric Service: MTAS Library Survey
Survey (Created: 2008-07-23; Reviewed: 2021-04-22 )

Ten utilities were asked questions about after hours reconnect services on the topics of staffing, dispatcher, trucks, and charges.
Age Limit on Mobile Homes
Legal Opinion (Created: 2009-08-18; Reviewed: 2021-07-29 )

MTAS was asked whether it is legal to restrict the mobile homes that come into the city to a certain age.
Agreement for Operations, Maintenance and Management Services of Wastewater System
Form (Created: 2010-06-25; Reviewed: 2021-04-07 )

MTAS was asked to review and revise contract between town and utility district for wastewater system operations.
Agreement for Reimbursement for Cost of Training and Equipment in the Event of Employment Termination
General (Created: 2019-08-21; Reviewed: 2021-05-21 )

A sample agreement for fire departments to use as part of the on-boarding process. An understanding between the department and the employee in the event of a termination within the first two years, the city will be reimbursed for training and equipment provided during this time.
Agreement for Reimbursement for Cost of Training, Salary and Transportation in Event of Resignation
Form (Created: 2007-04-09; Reviewed: 2021-05-12 )

A sample contract for recovering the cost of training officers when they leave the police department.
Agreement for Sewer Service Outside Corporate Limits
General (Created: 2007-06-26; Reviewed: 2021-04-28 )

MTAS was asked to provide a model sewer service agreement for areas outside the city limits.
Airport Authority and City Roles
General (Created: 2010-12-22; Reviewed: 2021-06-14 )

MTAS was asked about clarifying the roles of the city and the airport authority.
Airport Manager Position Survey for the City of Lebanon: A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
Survey (Created: 2002-12-01; Reviewed: 2021-06-14 )

Ten cities were asked several questions about the position of Airport Manager.
Alcoholic Beverage Sales on Election Days
Legal Opinion (Created: 2018-06-01; Reviewed: 2021-04-14 )

A Tennessee city requested information on whether or not it is legal to sell alcoholic beverages on election day. The author responded to the question letting the city know that neither the General Assembly nor the ABC have restricted sales on election days.
Alcoholic Beverages Sold Near Residential Property
Legal Opinion (Created: 2001-07-06; Reviewed: 2021-08-19 )

MTAS was asked if an unoccupied house qualifies as residential property related to the sale of beer within 300 feet of the building.
Alderman Declines Salary
General (Created: 2015-02-09; Reviewed: 2021-04-09 )

MTAS was asked whether an alderman may decline a salary.
Aldermen Decline to Accept Salary and Then Demand Payment of Salary
Legal Opinion (Created: 2010-11-15; Reviewed: 2021-07-20 )

MTAS was asked whether the aldermen of the city can decline to accept the salary prescribed for them by the municipal code and then subsequently demand the payment of that salary.
Alexandria Water/Wastewater Board Ordinance
Ordinance (Created: 2016-11-28; Reviewed: 2021-07-01 )

An ordinance establishing a regional water/wastewater advisory board for the Town of Alexandria and surrounding counties.
All Consumers of Publicly-Provided Utilities Must Pay for What They Receive at the Same Rate Charged to Others for a Like Service
Legal Opinion (Created: 1999-01-13; Reviewed: 2021-04-22 )

MTAS was asked whether the utility is precluded from collecting back charges, even though the failure to collect is due to the utility's inadvertence.
All-Terrain Vehicle Park Advisory Committee
Resolution (Created: 2019-12-12; Reviewed: 2021-04-27 )

This is a sample resolution to help cities create a citizens' advisory committee to serve in an advisory capacity to the town commission and as a research and discovery entity devoted to the proposed all-terrain vehicle park in an effort to benefit the community.
Allocation of the First One-Half of the Local Option Sales Tax by the County to the City
Legal Opinion (Created: 1992-12-17; Reviewed: 2021-06-21 )

MTAS was asked whether the first half of the sales tax must be apportioned among the school system and whether the county could allocate these funds to school debt retirement.
Allowing Non-Resident Property Owners to Vote by Absentee Ballot
General (Created: 2014-02-06; Reviewed: 2021-06-14 )

MTAS was asked whether there are Tennessee cities that prevent property rights voters from voting on election day.
Alteration of Election Dates
Legal Opinion (Created: 2001-12-13; Reviewed: 2021-07-20 )

May the election cycle be changed, so that City and County elections are held on the same days?
Altering Mayor's Salary Before End of Term
Legal Opinion (Created: 2002-03-06; Reviewed: 2021-06-22 )

The Tennessee Constitution has a provision prohibiting the General Assembly from adopting a local or private act that would alter a local officer's salary before the end of the term.
Alternative Hostile Work Environment Policy Language
General (Created: 2021-01-05; Reviewed: 2021-01-06 )

Sample policy language for use when a complaint of hostile work environment, workplace harassment, or sexual harassment is lodged against a city manager by a city employee. Language provides an alternative process for handling the compliant.
Ambulance Bill for Injured Prisoner
Legal Opinion (Created: 2007-03-21; Reviewed: 2021-06-29 )

City asks who must pay ambulance bill for prisoner who was injured when getting out of city's patrol car when being transported to county jail for booking.
An Ordinance Adding Language Regarding Animal Control for Cats
Ordinance (Created: 2020-12-10; Reviewed: 2021-04-15 )

The Town of Baileyton, Tennessee required an update to the Municipal Code in order to change the animal control language to include provisions for cats.
An Ordinance Adopting an Unclaimed Property Policy
Ordinance (Created: 2020-08-21; Reviewed: 2021-04-13 )

A sample ordinance that can be used by any city or town in Tennessee that explains how officials can dispose of unclaimed property.
An Ordinance Establishing Qualifications for the Position of City Judge for the Town of New Market, Tennessee
Ordinance (Created: 2018-08-01; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

The Town of New Market, Tennessee required an ordinance establishing qualifications for the position of city judge.
Analysis of the Lien Provisions of TCA
Legal Opinion (Created: 2007-03-01; Reviewed: 2021-07-27 )

MTAS was asked whether the city or county can refuse to accept tax payments or payments on delinquent property taxes, if liens it has against the property are not paid at the same time.
Analysis of the Need For a City Administrator for the City of Centerville, Tennessee
Report/Study (Created: 2001-01-30; Reviewed: 2021-07-16 )

The City of Centerville should hire a city administrator to manage the everyday operation of city government.
Analysis of the Need for a City Manager
Report/Study (Created: 2003-06-16; Reviewed: 2021-04-15 )

MTAS was asked to demonstrate the need for a City Manager for the City of Harriman.
Animal Control Attendant
Job Description (Created: 2002-09-26; Reviewed: 2021-04-26 )

Job description for the position of Animal Control Attendant.
Animal Control in Selected Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 2018-05-15; Reviewed: 2021-07-16 )

Seven Tennessee cities were surveyed to find out how animal control is managed.
Animal Control Officer
Job Description (Created: 2002-09-26; Reviewed: 2021-03-29 )

Job description for the position of Animal Control Officer.
Animal Regulations
General (Created: 2013-08-21; Reviewed: 2021-04-26 )

MTAS was asked about the number of dogs that may be lawfully maintained and the corresponding sections of city codes, as well as examples of dog licensing regulations.
Animal Shelter Operations Update
Survey (Created: 2018-08-15; Reviewed: 2021-04-26 )

The Research and Information Center team surveyed three selected cities to update a survey requested by the city of Cleveland, Tennessee.
Annexation and Amending an Urban Growth Boundary
Legal Opinion (Created: 2015-12-10; Reviewed: 2021-04-15 )

MTAS was asked several questions about annexation and amending a UGB.
Annexation Questions Pertaining to Notice Provisions Related to School Systems and Recording Minutes
Legal Opinion (Created: 2006-11-06; Reviewed: 2021-04-15 )

TCA requires 30 days notice to the county school system in advance of the public hearing on the plan of services; the Open Meetings Law requires a record of the persons present.
Annual Contract for Mowing Privately-Owned Developed and Vacant Property (Re-Bid)
RFP (Created: 2011-07-13; Reviewed: 2021-04-16 )

An example of an annual mowing contract.
Anonymous Complaints of Code Violations
Legal Opinion (Created: 2003-08-27; Reviewed: 2021-04-19 )

A better policy than simply not investigating anonymous complaints would be to respond to them on a case by case basis depending on the indicia of reliability in the complaint.
Appeals of Building Code Violations
Legal Opinion (Created: 2000-11-22; Reviewed: 2016-12-19 )

MTAS was asked whether a person appealing a fine for a building code violation needs to pay the fine during the pendency of the appeal.
Applicant for Beer Permit at Site in Proximity to Church
Legal Opinion (Created: 1996-04-03; Reviewed: 2021-04-23 )

MTAS was asked this question: Where a church located itself within 300 feet of an establishment selling beer and that establishment subsequently went out of business, is an applicant for a beer permit at the same establishment entitled to the permit.
Applicant tracking system survey
Survey (Created: 2019-05-09; Reviewed: 2021-04-09 )

A survey of selected cities to determine the use of applicant tracking systems, software/platform in place, and the method used to procure the system in use.
Application of FLSA to Police Academy Training
General (Created: 2003-02-24; Reviewed: 2021-06-29 )

The Wage and Hour office of the Department of Labor has determined that all time spent in training at the police academy is compensable time.
Application of Jackson Law to Private Landfill
Legal Opinion (Created: 2007-02-02; Reviewed: 2021-05-27 )

MTAS was asked whether the Jackson Law applies to a landfill developed by private companies and used for the disposal only of solid waste generated by the companies.
Application of Municipal Budget Law of 1982
Legal Opinion (Created: 2002-06-24; Reviewed: 2021-04-30 )

MTAS was asked whether the Municipal Budget Law of 1982 applies to a city.
Application of Sunshine Law to Certain Personnel Processes
Legal Opinion (Created: 2002-02-06; Reviewed: 2021-07-16 )

MTAS was asked if certain procedures in the process of hiring a police chief are subject to the state's Open Meetings Law or Sunshine Law.
Applying City Zoning and Building Code Regulations to County Buildings
Legal Opinion (Created: 1994-06-24; Reviewed: 2021-05-07 )

MTAS was asked whether the City can apply its zoning and building code regulations, including that requirement that the county obtain a building permit and pay building permit fees, to county buildings.
Appointed Board Members Voting for Mayor and Vice-Mayor Where These Positions are Elected Among the Board Members
Legal Opinion (Created: 2018-09-05; Reviewed: 2021-07-20 )

MTAS addresses a request for information concerning whether or not appointed aldermen can vote to elect the mayor and vice mayor when these positions are elected from among the board members.
Appointing a New Mayor
General (Created: 2011-05-24; Reviewed: 2021-07-16 )

MTAS was asked who will be Mayor if the current Mayor resigns his seat.
Appointment of City Judge
Legal Opinion (Created: 2000-12-05; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

MTAS was asked whether it would be proper for a City to appoint a new City Judge who is not a resident of the County in which the City is located.
Appointment of the Mayor by Board of Commissioners by Secret Ballot
Legal Opinion (Created: 1993-04-05; Reviewed: 2021-07-20 )

MTAS was asked whether the appointment of the mayor by board of commissioners can be made by secret ballot.
Apprentice Lineworker
Job Description (Created: 2002-09-26; Reviewed: 2021-04-28 )

Job description for the position of Apprentice Lineworker.
Appropriating Funds for the Use of a Recreation Committee
General (Created: 2012-07-30; Reviewed: 2021-04-16 )

MTAS was asked for clarification on appropriating funds for the use of a recreation committee.
Appropriation Agreement and Resolution Providing Funding for a Non-Profit Charitable Organization
General (Created: 2014-09-08; Reviewed: 2021-05-04 )

MTAS provided an agreement based on T.C.A. ' 6-54-111 that authorizes the city to appropriate funds for the financial aid of nonprofit charitable or civic organizations, as well as a resolution providing funding for a non-profit charitable organization.
Asking an Employee to Cover Up Tattoos and Piercings
General (Created: 2014-03-31; Reviewed: 2021-05-07 )

MTAS was asked whether a city can ask an employee to cover up tattoos and piercings.
Assistant Chief of Police (3)
Job Description (Created: 2002-09-26; Reviewed: 2021-05-12 )

Job description for the position of Assistant Chief of Police.
Assistant City Administrator
Job Description (Created: 2008-08-25; Reviewed: 2021-04-15 )

Job description for the position of Assistant City Administrator for the Town of Dandridge.
Assistant City Manager
Job Description (Created: 2002-08-19; Reviewed: 2021-06-14 )

Job description for the position of Assistant City Manager.
Assistant City Manager for Development Services
Job Description (Created: 2008-03-03; Reviewed: 2021-04-26 )

Job description for the position of Assistant City Manager for Development Services.
Assistant City Manager: Development Services
Job Description (Created: 2002-08-19; Reviewed: 2021-06-14 )

Job description for the position of Assistant City Manager in Development Services.
Assistant Civil Engineer
Job Description (Created: 2002-07-31; Reviewed: 2021-04-15 )

Job description for the position of Assistant Civil Engineer.
Assistant Fire Chief & Training Officer Sample Job Description
Job Description (Created: 2018-06-04; Reviewed: 2021-05-21 )

Protects life and property by performing firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials response, and other duties as assigned. Serves as department training officer and department safety officer. Responsible for the overall direction of fire department operations and administration in the absence of the fire chief.
Assistant Fire Chief and Training Officer Job Sample
(Created: 2018-06-04; Reviewed: 2021-05-21 )

Sample job description for Assistant fire chief and training officer, prepared by Dennis Wolf.
Assistant Golf Pro
Job Description (Created: 2002-09-25; Reviewed: 2021-06-01 )

Job description for the position of Assistant Golf Pro.
Assistant Purchasing Manager
Job Description (Created: 2002-08-19; Reviewed: 2021-06-14 )

Job description for the position of Assistant Purchasing Manager.
Assistant Superintendent of Building Construction and Maintenance
Job Description (Created: 2007-04-01; Reviewed: 2021-06-15 )

Job description for the position of Assistant Superintendent of Building Construction and Maintenance for the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut.
Assistant Superintendent of Water and Sewer
Job Description (Created: 2001-08-16; Reviewed: 2021-04-09 )

Job description for the position of assistant superintendent of water and sewer.
At Will Employees
Legal Opinion (Created: 2009-08-20; Reviewed: 2021-07-20 )

MTAS was asked whether city employees were at will employees or had a property right in their employment under the city's personnel policy.
Athens Rain Garden Program and Grant
General (Created: 2010-04-08; Reviewed: 2020-04-21 )

A brochure on building a rain garden and how public works can help with excavation and bedding materials.
Attempting to Block the School System from Building Ball Fields on the Theory That They Would Be a Nuisance
Legal Opinion (Created: 2011-12-09; Reviewed: 2021-05-05 )

MTAS was asked whether the County School Board is subject to the city's zoning ordinance with respect to the baseball/softball field it wishes to build on school property.
Attorney General Opines Local Regulation of Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine Unlawful
Legal Opinion (Created: 2013-12-18; Reviewed: 2021-05-12 )

Amid a surge of interest in recently-passed local government legislation to require a prescription for the purchase of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine products, the Tennessee Attorney General has opined that such local regulation is in violation of Tennessee law.
Auction Services Request for Proposals
RFP (Created: 2014-04-04; Reviewed: 2021-07-28 )

MTAS was asked to prepare an auction services RFP for the City of Jefferson City.
Authority of Aldermen to Manage Employees
Legal Opinion (Created: 2011-09-09; Reviewed: 2021-07-20 )

MTAS was asked whether aldermen have a legal authority to manage town departments and employees in those departments.
Authority of City to Levy Whatever Tax Rate It Considers Necessary to Fund Municipal Purposes
Legal Opinion (Created: 1999-01-12; Reviewed: 2021-04-30 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can levy a property tax above $1.75 when the city's charter limits the levy to that amount.
Authority of City to Prohibit Ticket Sales Along City Streets Leading to Speedway
Legal Opinion (Created: 1998-01-14; Reviewed: 2020-04-21 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can prohibit the 'scalping' of tickets on city streets.
Authority of City to Prohibit Volunteer Firement From Running Red Lights and Using Sirens
Legal Opinion (Created: 1995-07-31; Reviewed: 2021-06-28 )

MTAS was asked whether the city has the authority to prohibit volunteer firemen from using sirens on their automobiles and from running red lights and violating other traffic laws during the course of responding to fire calls.
Authority of City to Use a Local Referendum in Specific Instances
General (Created: 2011-04-25; Reviewed: 2021-05-20 )

A city's use of a referendum is limited to thirteen specific instances in the State of Tennessee.
Authority of Mayor to Hire Municipal Employees
General (Created: 2014-07-14; Reviewed: 2021-04-26 )

MTAS was asked about the authority of the mayor to hire a part-time police officer without the approval of the city council.
Authority of the City Court to Impose Fines
Legal Opinion (Created: 2012-03-27; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

MTAS was asked to analyze several questions related to the authority of the municipal court to impose fines.
Authority to Issue Arrest and Search Warrants
Legal Opinion (Created: 1999-10-26; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

MTAS was asked who may legally issue a search or arrest warrant.
Authority to Set and Collect a City Litigation Tax After the Enactment of the Municipal Court Reform Act
General (Created: 2014-08-22; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

MTAS was asked whether or not a city still has the authority to set and to collect a city litigation tax after the enactment of the Municipal Court Reform Act.
Authorization of a Sealed Bid for the Purchase of Property to be Done at Public Meetings
Legal Opinion (Created: 1995-04-18; Reviewed: 2021-04-26 )

MTAS was asked whether the authorization of a sealed bid for the purchase of property would have to be done by ordinance of the board of mayor and aldermen at public meetings.