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Mayor's voting twice to break tie vote

Can a mayor vote twice to break a tie?

Hemsley, Sid
Legal Opinion
City council--Procedure
Mayor
Internal
07/21/2021
11/20/2000

Unilateral changes in water billing practice

MTAS was asked whether a municipal utility may make a unilateral change in its water billing practice relative to apartment complexes in which there are multiple individual customers.

Huffer, Dennis
Legal Opinion
Water--Finance
Water--Rates and charges
Water--Rates and charges--Tennessee
Water--Administration
Water distribution--Rates and charges
Internal
04/27/2021
09/29/2003

Which two nonresident property owners can vote on a single piece of property?

MTAS was asked which two nonresident property owners are entitled to vote on a single piece of property under TCA 2-2-107.

Hemsley, Sid
Legal Opinion
Elections--Residency requirements
Internal
07/23/2021
10/10/2006

Salary and compensation for mayor and aldermen

MTAS was asked to analyze the law governing the compensation of municipal officers in general and the mayor in particular.

Hemsley, Sid
Legal Opinion
Personnel--Compensation
Mayor
Internal
06/2/2021
11/15/2002

Removal of police chief and city manager by city commission

MTAS was asked to analyze the law governing relative powers of board of commissioners and of city manager to terminate police chief, and certain procedural matters related to that issue.

Hemsley, Sid
Legal Opinion
Boards--Municipal
City manager
City manager--Contracts
Contracts
Contracts--Laws and regulations
Internal
06/28/2021
04/3/2002

City's sewer commission

MTAS was asked to analyze three administrative questions relative to the board of water and sewer commissions.

Hemsley, Sid
Legal Opinion
Sewers
Boards--Municipal
Wastewater--Rates and charges
Internal
05/12/2021
10/14/2004

City entering into a lease/purchase agreement without obtaining approval from the state director of local finance

MTAS was asked whether the city may enter into a lease/purchase agreement for the installation and eventual purchase of certain lighting poles and fixtures without having to obtain approval from the state director of local finance.

Bingham, Pamela
Legal Opinion
Purchasing--Laws and regulations
Purchasing--Lease agreements
Internal
06/28/2021
10/14/1998

Insurance for officers and employees

MTAS was asked to analyze the law governing the authority of a municipality to provide insurance to its officers and employees.

Hemsley, Sid
Legal Opinion
Personnel--Compensation
Personnel--Compensation--Laws and regulations
Insurance--Health
Insurance
Insurance--Health--Finance
Internal
07/29/2021
07/21/2003

Wheel tax

MTAS was asked whether a city may impose a "wheel tax."

Hemsley, Sid
Legal Opinion
Taxes--Motor vehicles
Taxes--Privilege
Tax collection
Internal
07/12/2021
06/14/1994

Court costs that may be charged for expungements by courts with general sessions,juvenile, or criminal jurisdiction

MTAS was asked about costs for expunging records in a municipal court exercising general sessions, juvenile, or criminal jurisdiction.

Beyke, Karen
Legal Opinion
Fines and court costs
Courts--General sessions--Tennessee
Internal
07/27/2021
12/2/2011
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