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Rain Gauge Usage in Tennessee Cities and Towns
Survey (Created: 2021-06-15; Reviewed: 2021-09-01 )

A number of Tennessee city and towns were surveyed to find out if they use a rain gauge network and if so, how they obtain the data gathered.
Raising the Number of On-Premise Beer Permits
General (Created: 2003-12-05; Reviewed: 2021-07-23 )

MTAS was asked about the number of on-premise beer permits in Rogersville and if that number can be raised.
Reappointing the City Recorder
Legal Opinion (Created: 1997-08-22; Reviewed: 2021-07-21 )

MTAS was asked how to rehire the city recorder after she resigned and then changed her mind.
Reapportionment
Legal Opinion (Created: 2002-01-31; Reviewed: 2021-07-07 )

MTAS was asked whether all municipalities that elect city council members from districts are required to reapportion the districts after each federal census.
Reasonable Accommodations for Firefighter with Service Dog
General (Created: 2017-04-24; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

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 Accommodations for Summer Camp Attendees
Legal Opinion (Created: 2017-04-24; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

A legal opinion concerning reasonable accommodations for summer camp attendees.
Reasonable Court Costs
Legal Opinion (Created: 2003-05-12; Reviewed: 2021-07-28 )

MTAS was asked to analyze the question of what are court costs and the conditions under which court costs can be levied in Tennessee.
Recommended Guidance to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Minimum Monitoring Requirements for NPDES MS4 Program Effectiveness and Compliance
Report/Study (Created: 2008-03-14; Reviewed: 2020-09-30 )

This publication provides guidance to TDEC's minimum monitoring requirements for NPDES MS4 program effectiveness and compliance.
Recording Abstentions in the Minutes of Meetings
Legal Opinion (Created: 1997-09-30; Reviewed: 2021-07-21 )

MTAS was asked whether the recorder should record abstentions in the minutes of meetings.
Records Clerk / Dispatcher
Job Description (Created: 2001-08-27; Reviewed: 2021-05-14 )

Job description for the position of Records Clerk / Dispatcher.
Records Management Plan, Manual, and Resolution
General (Created: 2005-09-01; Reviewed: 2021-07-20 )

A records management plan with accompanying manual and resolution
Records Retention for Police In-Car Video Systems and Body-Worn Cameras
General (Created: 2015-10-14; Reviewed: 2021-07-06 )

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: 1994-10-12; Reviewed: 2021-07-23 )

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: 1996-02-28; Reviewed: 2021-07-12 )

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: 2005-02-16; Reviewed: 2021-04-23 )

MTAS was asked several questions related to city policies governing the recovery of utility extension costs front-ended by developers.
Recreation Advertisements
General (Created: 2002-12-11; Reviewed: 2021-06-29 )

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: 2002-09-25; Reviewed: 2021-06-29 )

Job description for the position of Recreation Aide (part-time).
Recreation Center Attendant (1)
Job Description (Created: 2002-09-25; Reviewed: 2021-06-29 )

Job description for the position of Recreation Center Attendant.
Recreation Center Attendant (2)
Job Description (Created: 2002-09-25; Reviewed: 2021-06-29 )

Job description for the position of Recreation Center Attendant.
Recreation Maintenance Superintendent
Job Description (Created: 2002-09-25; Reviewed: 2021-06-29 )

Job description for the position of Recreation Maintenance Superintendent.
Recreation Program Coordinator
Job Description (Created: 2002-09-25; Reviewed: 2021-06-29 )

Job description for the position of Recreation Program Coordinator.
Recreation Specialist
Job Description (Created: 2002-09-25; Reviewed: 2021-06-29 )

Job description for the position of Recreation Specialist.
Referenda on Bond Issues
Legal Opinion (Created: 2002-05-29; Reviewed: 2021-04-23 )

MTAS was asked to analyze the law governing referenda on bond issues.
Referendum on Annexation for One Voter
Legal Opinion (Created: 2004-10-05; Reviewed: 2021-07-23 )

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: 2017-04-24; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

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: 2002-09-27; Reviewed: 2021-04-15 )

Job description for the position of Refuse Collection Driver.
Refuse Collector
Job Description (Created: 2002-09-27; Reviewed: 2021-04-15 )

Job description for the position of Refuse Collector.
Refuse Fees Based on Considerations Other Than the Cost of Providing the Service
Legal Opinion (Created: 2009-12-07; Reviewed: 2021-05-28 )

MTAS was asked whether a city could give low income property owners reduced solid waste collection fees.
Regulating Day Trucks on City Streets
Legal Opinion (Created: 2001-07-03; Reviewed: 2020-05-06 )

MTAS was asked several questions related to regulating day trucks on city streets.
Regulating Hunting in the City by Private Act
Legal Opinion (Created: 1998-11-17; Reviewed: 2021-08-19 )

MTAS was asked whether the city can by private act regulate hunting in the city.
Regulating Mailboxes in Rights-of-Way
Legal Opinion (Created: 2003-07-18; Reviewed: 2021-04-28 )

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: 2001-10-11; Reviewed: 2020-05-06 )

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: 2007-01-29; Reviewed: 2021-07-29 )

MTAS was asked whether a city can require that double-wide mobile homes placed in the city have roof overhangs and gutters.
Regulating the Minimum Size of a Residential Dwelling
General (Created: 2015-07-27; Reviewed: 2021-04-28 )

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: 2015-10-01; Reviewed: 2021-07-28 )

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: 2002-07-15; Reviewed: 2020-05-06 )

MTAS was asked about the ability of a city to regulate the weight and route of trucks traveling on city streets.
Regulating Transient Vendors
Legal Opinion (Created: 2000-06-09; Reviewed: 2021-06-25 )

MTAS was asked to review an ordinance dealing with transient vendors.
Regulation of Cemeteries
Legal Opinion (Created: 2008-03-14; Reviewed: 2021-07-21 )

MTAS analyzed the question of whether cemeteries are subject to zoning regulations or regulation by the city council.
Rehiring an Employee Who Was Fired
General (Created: 2004-07-19; Reviewed: 2021-05-24 )

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: 1996-07-03; Reviewed: 2020-05-06 )

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
Relationship of Volunteer Fire Department to the Town
General (Created: 2002-10-28; Reviewed: 2021-05-21 )

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: 2009-08-11; Reviewed: 2021-04-23 )

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: 2008-09-22; Reviewed: 2021-07-23 )

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: 2010-07-20; Reviewed: 2021-07-20 )

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: 2002-08-09; Reviewed: 2021-07-23 )

MTAS was asked about moving City Hall from one county to another.
Removal by City of Abandoned, Junked, or Wrecked Vehicles
Legal Opinion (Created: 2006-03-17; Reviewed: 2021-05-07 )

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: 2015-11-11; Reviewed: 2021-06-28 )

MTAS was asked about removing board members for non-attendance.
Removing Police and Fire Chiefs from the Classified Service
Legal Opinion (Created: 2007-06-20; Reviewed: 2021-05-14 )

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: 2000-01-12; Reviewed: 2021-06-09 )

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: 2014-02-28; Reviewed: 2021-07-27 )

MTAS was asked about updating a municipal code that currently prohibits distilleries and wholesaling.
Replacing Fire Hose
General (Created: 2013-06-19; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

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.
Report for the City of Knoxville Office of Redevelopment and Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association
Report/Study (Created: 2018-04-09; Reviewed: 2021-06-25 )

MTAS was asked to research successful relationships between chambers of commerce, merchants associations and their local universities or colleges.
Report on the Carter County Tomorrow Strategic Planning Sessions
Report/Study (Created: 2014-12-12; Reviewed: 2021-06-25 )

MTAS was asked to facilitate the strategic planning sessions for a joint economic development board.
Report on the Greeneville Strategic Planning Retreat
Report/Study (Created: 2010-12-16; Reviewed: 2021-07-27 )

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: 2016-08-12; Reviewed: 2021-06-28 )

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 Proposal Purchasing Cards
RFP (Created: 2009-02-09; Reviewed: 2021-07-29 )

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: 2010-09-15; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

A sample RFP for a city's payroll account.
Request for Proposals for Real Estate Broker Services
RFP (Created: 2009-10-20; Reviewed: 2021-05-28 )

Jefferson City is seeking proposals from local real estate brokers/firms to sell real property owned by the city.
Request for Qualifications and Costs : Website Development and Maintenance
RFP (Created: 2019-01-07; Reviewed: 2021-07-08 )

The City of Jefferson City, Tennessee is seeking a qualified website vendor to design, implement, and possibly maintain a new City website. Such website should provide ease of access to information about the City and its services, as well as access to resources commonly requested and used by citizens and businesses.
Request for Qualifications for City Attorney/Legal Services for the City of Sevierville, Tennessee
RFP (Created: 2004-08-03; Reviewed: 2021-07-29 )

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: 2015-03-25; Reviewed: 2021-07-29 )

Example of an RFQ for a city attorney.
Request for Qualifications: Energy Savings Performance Contracting Services
RFP (Created: 2008-04-01; Reviewed: 2021-05-28 )

An RFQ for the City of Knoxville related to hiring a contractor to conduct an energy audit of all City-owned facilities.
Requirement of a Commercial Driver License (CDL) for Municipal Employees
Survey (Created: 2019-12-10; Reviewed: 2021-05-12 )

A survey of selected cities regarding Commercial Driver License (CDL) licensing requirements for employees.
Requirement That Vendors Pay Higher Fees and Post Bonds
Legal Opinion (Created: 2006-04-19; Reviewed: 2021-06-25 )

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: 2003-11-24; Reviewed: 2021-07-28 )

MTAS was asked to research the requirements for warrants executed by a municipal court.
Requiring a Certain Salvage Yard to Conform to the City's Zoning Ordinance
Legal Opinion (Created: 1994-05-12; Reviewed: 2021-04-19 )

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: 2011-08-18; Reviewed: 2021-05-04 )

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: 1996-03-28; Reviewed: 2021-04-23 )

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: 1995-04-03; Reviewed: 2021-05-10 )

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: 2012-01-26; Reviewed: 2021-04-23 )

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: 2008-12-10; Reviewed: 2020-05-06 )

MTAS was asked whether the regional planning commission could require developers to construct sidewalks in developments in the county.
Requiring Property Owners to Build or Repair Sidewalks
Legal Opinion (Created: 2006-05-02; Reviewed: 2020-05-06 )

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: 2006-01-11; Reviewed: 2021-04-23 )

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: 1996-10-24; Reviewed: 2020-05-06 )

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: 2007-05-07; Reviewed: 2021-04-23 )

MTAS was asked whether the city's governing body could rescind an appointment to the utility board.
Reserve Leave in Select Tennessee Cities
Survey (Created: 2021-01-07; Reviewed: 2021-06-25 )

Ten Tennessee cities responded to a request for information regarding the maximum amount of leave given to personnel who serve in the military reserves.
Residency of City Attorney
Legal Opinion (Created: 1996-02-12; Reviewed: 2021-07-30 )

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: 2014-02-11; Reviewed: 2021-07-21 )

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: 2014-09-02; Reviewed: 2021-07-21 )

MTAS provided information on what constitutes residency as it relates to a member of the governing body.
Residency Requirement for Mayor and Aldermen
Legal Opinion (Created: 2002-01-11; Reviewed: 2021-07-07 )

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: 1994-01-24; Reviewed: 2021-07-19 )

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 City Officers and Employees
Legal Opinion (Created: 2010-12-06; Reviewed: 2021-05-18 )

MTAS was asked whether residency requirements for city officers and employees are legal.
Residency Requirements for Utility Board Members
Legal Opinion (Created: 2006-04-03; Reviewed: 2021-04-23 )

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: 2013-06-19; Reviewed: 2021-05-20 )

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: 2019-08-05; Reviewed: 2021-04-14 )

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 Services in Selected West Tennessee Cities and Towns
Survey (Created: 2019-01-15; Reviewed: 2021-07-30 )

A survey of selected West Tennessee cities and towns regarding residential refuse service rates and charges.
Residential Sprinklers ISO Fact Sheet
General (Created: 2019-10-09; Reviewed: 2021-05-21 )

This fact sheet from the Insurance Services Office discusses discounts available to homes protected by a residential sprinkler system and includes discount examples in Tennessee from a 2008 study.
Resolution Accepting a Bid for Mowing Equipment and Authorizing the Execution of a Lease Agreement
Resolution (Created: 2010-08-05; Reviewed: 2021-07-28 )

A resolution of the City of Pigeon Forge accepting a bid for mowing equipment and authorizing the execution of a lease agreement.
Resolution Acknowledging the Fiery Gizzard Sportsman's Club
Resolution (Created: 2004-11-03; Reviewed: 2021-07-16 )

MTAS was asked to prepare a resolution acknowledging the existence and contributions of the Fiery Gizzard Sportsman's Club.
Resolution Adopting a City Seal
Resolution (Created: 2010-05-17; Reviewed: 2021-07-27 )

A resolution adopting the official city seal of the City of Clifton.
Resolution Adopting Board General Rules of Order
Resolution (Created: 2003-12-05; Reviewed: 2021-06-09 )

A resolution adopting general rules of order for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of Blaine.
Resolution Authorizing and Establishing an Auxiliary Police Program
Resolution (Created: 2005-08-31; Reviewed: 2021-07-06 )

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
Resolution (Created: 2018-06-15; Reviewed: 2021-06-28 )

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 Conduct a Stormwater Study
Ordinance (Created: 2021-04-30; Reviewed: 2021-07-20 )

A resolution written for the City of Red Bank, Tennessee, authorizing MTAS to conduct a stormwater fee analysis and rate study.
Resolution Authorizing MTAS to Facilitate a Strategic Planning Session
Resolution (Created: 2008-05-27; Reviewed: 2021-07-21 )

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: 2013-02-18; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

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: 2006-10-02; Reviewed: 2021-07-01 )

A resolution of the City of Baneberry, Tennessee authorizing the establishment of a police department.
Resolution Changing the City's Purchasing Limit
Resolution (Created: 2003-03-27; Reviewed: 2021-06-09 )

A resolution changing the city's purchasing limit.
Resolution Designating the City Administrator to Counter Sign Checks in the Absence or Disability of the Mayor or City Clerk
Resolution (Created: 2003-09-08; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

A resolution authorizing additional co-signers for city checks.
Resolution Enacting a Web Design Work Scholarship Program
Resolution (Created: 2005-10-03; Reviewed: 2021-07-16 )

A resolution to pay students a stipend to work on a city's Web site.
Resolution Establishing a Fraud Action Plan for the Town of Mountain City, Tennessee
Resolution (Created: 2004-06-22; Reviewed: 2021-06-09 )

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: 2005-06-05; Reviewed: 2017-06-21 )

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: 2007-12-06; Reviewed: 2021-07-20 )

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: 2006-01-03; Reviewed: 2021-07-12 )

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: 2004-09-28; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

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: 2005-03-04; Reviewed: 2021-06-09 )

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: 2016-01-13; Reviewed: 2021-05-18 )

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: 2011-09-19; Reviewed: 2021-06-02 )

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: 2013-08-23; Reviewed: 2021-07-12 )

MTAS was asked to provide a resolution extending group medical benefits to the board of commissioners.
Resolution for Adopting Minimum Training Standards for Firefighters
Resolution (Created: 2020-07-29; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

MTAS Fire Consultant Steve Cross authored this resolution that can be used by any Tennessee city regarding the adoption of minimum training standards for firefighters.
Resolution for Adventure Tourism
Resolution (Created: 2013-06-20; Reviewed: 2021-07-23 )

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: 2004-11-15; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

A resolution to have MTAS codify and revise the ordinances of a city.
Resolution Honoring Former Mayor for Distinguished Service
Resolution (Created: 2003-07-09; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

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: 2015-02-12; Reviewed: 2021-06-29 )

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: 2017-01-19; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

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 an Emergency Interim Successor to the Town Mayor
Resolution (Created: 2012-07-02; Reviewed: 2021-07-16 )

MTAS was asked about accepting the resignation of the mayor and a procedure for appointing a mayor pro tempore.
Resolution Regarding the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors in Municipalities
Resolution (Created: 2008-05-27; Reviewed: 2021-07-27 )

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: 2004-03-23; Reviewed: 2020-12-15 )

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: 2014-01-13; Reviewed: 2021-06-29 )

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: 2005-08-30; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

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: 2006-07-17; Reviewed: 2021-07-19 )

A resolution to change the election date to coincide with the regular county primary elections.
Resolution to Create the Office of Administrator
Resolution (Created: 2003-06-16; Reviewed: 2021-06-09 )

A resolution creating the office of Administrator, providing for the appointment of said Administrator, and defining the duties of the office.
Resolution to Establish Written Procedures for the Town of Selmer to Purchase Items at Publicly Advertised Auctions
Resolution (Created: 2003-09-12; Reviewed: 2021-06-09 )

Procedures to allow the Mayor or the Mayor's designated representative to act as the purchasing agent at publicly advertised auctions.
Resolution to Hire Part-time City Manager (General Law Manager-Commission Charter)
Resolution (Created: 2020-10-15; Reviewed: 2021-07-16 )

A sample resolution prepared by MTAS to be used by a board/council for hiring a part-time city manager in a general law manager-commission charter city.
Resolution to Opt Out of the Statewide Building Codes
Resolution (Created: 2016-12-19; Reviewed: 2021-05-06 )

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 Permit the Consumption of Alcohol in City Facilities for Certain City-Sponsored Events in the City of Baneberry, Tennessee
Resolution (Created: 2019-12-10; Reviewed: 2021-07-27 )

A resolution to permit the consumption of alcohol in city facilities for certain city-sponsored events in the City of Baneberry, Tennessee
Resolution to Remove the Municipality from the Application of Mandatory Allowance of the Manufacture of Alcoholic Beverages
Resolution (Created: 2013-07-09; Reviewed: 2021-07-27 )

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: 2010-07-02; Reviewed: 2021-07-21 )

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: 2011-08-30; Reviewed: 2020-05-06 )

MTAS was asked which city is responsible for correcting the sinking pavement problem along a sewer line.
Responsibility for Sidewalks
General (Created: 2004-07-15; Reviewed: 2020-10-07 )

A summary of MTAS resources on sidewalk installation, ownership, and maintenance.
Responsibility of Rental Property Owner for City Utility Payments Left Unpaid by Tenant
General (Created: 2015-11-17; Reviewed: 2021-04-23 )

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: 2000-08-10; Reviewed: 2021-05-20 )

An ordinance related to residential developments with restricted entry access.
Restricting Bid Specifications to Name Brand Items
Legal Opinion (Created: 2011-11-28; Reviewed: 2021-07-28 )

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: 1993-06-07; Reviewed: 2020-05-06 )

MTAS was asked whether a municipality can restrict parking on city streets in certain areas to customers of businesses in those areas.
Retailer Giving Away Beer without a Permit
Legal Opinion (Created: 2018-02-28; Reviewed: 2021-07-27 )

MTAS was asked whether a retailer may give beer away without a permit.
Retiree Re-employment and Paperless HR Survey
Survey (Created: 2017-02-13; Reviewed: 2021-06-02 )

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: 2017-08-15; Reviewed: 2021-06-02 )

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: 2017-08-01; Reviewed: 2021-06-02 )

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: 2013-02-21; Reviewed: 2020-05-06 )

Nine cities were asked whether they had contracted for professional services for a retro-reflectivity program or had conducted an in-house program.
Revitalizing the Downtown Area
General (Created: 2007-04-18; Reviewed: 2021-06-28 )

MTAS was asked to advise the city about methods for revitalizing the downtown area.
Revocation of Treatment Licenses
General (Created: 2002-02-12; Reviewed: 2021-06-23 )

A response to the revocation of the certification of a number of water and wastewater operators by the Operator Certification Board.
Revoking Beer Permit for Gambling Offenses
Legal Opinion (Created: 1996-02-21; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

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: 2003-03-04; Reviewed: 2021-04-28 )

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: 1999-04-21; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

An RFP for physicians to perform annual physicals for fire fighters.
RFP for Automated Red Light Enforcement System
RFP (Created: 2005-04-17; Reviewed: 2020-05-07 )

A request for proposals for an automated red light enforcement system.
RFP for Website Design and Maintenance
RFP (Created: 2021-09-02; Reviewed: 2021-09-02 )

Some sample RFPs for website design, development, hosting, and maintenance.
Right of a City to Demote or Dismiss a Police Chief
Legal Opinion (Created: 2007-01-12; Reviewed: 2021-06-02 )

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: 1994-04-08; Reviewed: 2020-05-07 )

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: 2008-05-20; Reviewed: 2021-05-28 )

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: 1998-01-13; Reviewed: 2021-07-30 )

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: 2001-08-20; Reviewed: 2021-07-28 )

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: 2001-12-10; Reviewed: 2020-05-07 )

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: 2007-02-20; Reviewed: 2020-05-07 )

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: 1994-02-01; Reviewed: 2021-04-23 )

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.
Rights of Municipal Department Heads, Their Appointment and Removal
Legal Opinion (Created: 2007-05-09; Reviewed: 2021-06-02 )

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: 2004-08-23; Reviewed: 2021-05-28 )

MTAS was asked to develop a rights-of-way management ordinance; includes appropriate permits and forms.
Ripley, Tennessee, Fire Station Location Study
Report/Study (Created: 2012-06-30; Reviewed: 2021-07-26 )

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: 2002-09-30; Reviewed: 2021-04-23 )

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: 2003-04-01; Reviewed: 2021-07-16 )

MTAS was asked to research, design, and deliver a Robert's Rules of Order workshop for the Council and other advisory board members.