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Tennessee Public Acts 2014: Summaries Of Interest To Municipal Officials, Mtas Sep 2014

Tennessee Public Acts 2014: Summaries Of Interest To Municipal Officials, Mtas

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This publication summarizes the year's public acts that have the most significant impact on municipal operations. Users of this publication are cautioned that much judgment is involved in determining which Public Acts to summarize and how to summarize them. Before taking action or giving advice based upon any Public Act summarized here, one should consult the act itself and not rely on the summary.


Annexation Handbook For Cities And Towns In Tennessee Iii, Sid Hemsley Jan 2014

Annexation Handbook For Cities And Towns In Tennessee Iii, Sid Hemsley

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

Annexation Handbook III is divided into 11 chapters, each of which discusses a discrete subject in the area of annexation. Following those chapters are a number of appendices that contain various annexation forms, including a joint MTAS-CTAS publication on how comprehensive growth plans are amended (as modified by Public Acts 2014, Chapter 707). Annexation Handbooks I and II contained a copy of the annexation laws found in Tennessee Code Annotated; Annexation Handbook III omits that copy because current copies of the annexation law are generally available from numerous local sources and because Tennessee’s annexation law has changed significantly in ...


Tennessee Public Acts 2013: Summaries Of Interest To Municipal Officials, Josh Jones Aug 2013

Tennessee Public Acts 2013: Summaries Of Interest To Municipal Officials, Josh Jones

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This publication summarizes the year's public acts that have the most significant impact on municipal operations. Users of this publication are cautioned that much judgment is involved in determining which Public Acts to summarize and how to summarize them. Before taking action or giving advice based upon any Public Act summarized here, one should consult the act itself and not rely on the summary.

A black-and-white version of this document is available for download as an "Additional File" below.


Municipal Handbook, Josh Jones Mar 2013

Municipal Handbook, Josh Jones

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

A comprehensive manual on municipal government in Tennessee. Updated through July 2012.


The Immigration Reform And Control Act (I-9), E-Verify And Tennessee Employers, Richard Stokes Feb 2013

The Immigration Reform And Control Act (I-9), E-Verify And Tennessee Employers, Richard Stokes

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Employers are required to verify the identity and employment eligibility of any person employed by the organization. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service is responsible for the documentation of alien employment authorization, for Form I-9 itself, and for the E-Verify employment eligibility verification program.


The Fair Labor Standards Act: Revised And Updated (2012), Richard Stokes Dec 2012

The Fair Labor Standards Act: Revised And Updated (2012), Richard Stokes

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This document details the specifics of the act: what the act requires, who is covered and who is not covered, hours worked and compensation, overtime pay, record keeping, and penalties.


Fleet Management Tips For Municipal Decision Makers, Sharon Rollins Nov 2012

Fleet Management Tips For Municipal Decision Makers, Sharon Rollins

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This publication informs municipal decision makers on how to manage and fund fleet operations; includes a sample vehicle replacement plan.


Fair Credit Reporting Act (2012), Richard Stokes Nov 2012

Fair Credit Reporting Act (2012), Richard Stokes

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The FCRA requires employers who use outside agencies to perform credit or other background checks (including criminal, reference, or driving record checks) to comply with comprehensive notice, consent, and disclosure obligations both prior to doing the checks and after the results are reported.


Municipal Court Appeals In Tennessee, Melissa Ashburn Nov 2012

Municipal Court Appeals In Tennessee, Melissa Ashburn

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This publication answers several questions about city court appeals and includes a sample appeal bond form.


Municipal Courts Manual, Rex Barton, Melissa Ashburn, Karen Beyke Oct 2012

Municipal Courts Manual, Rex Barton, Melissa Ashburn, Karen Beyke

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This guide was developed for municipal courts with the authority to enforce municipal ordinances.


The Iso Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule, Jody Dwyer Oct 2012

The Iso Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule, Jody Dwyer

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

ISO works with municipal building-code authorities to assess and enforce building codes through its Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) program. The BCEGS program assesses the building codes in effect in a community and how that community enforces them, with special emphasis on mitigating losses from natural hazards.


Finding Money (2012), Sharon Rollins Oct 2012

Finding Money (2012), Sharon Rollins

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This guide provides an overview of various financing programs available to Tennessee's local governments for water, wastewater, solid waste, and other project needs.


Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Of 2008 (Gina), Bonnie Jones Oct 2012

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Of 2008 (Gina), Bonnie Jones

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

The purpose of GINA is to prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment.


Good Service Requests Keep Customers Happy (2012), Justin O'Hara, Steve Wyatt Oct 2012

Good Service Requests Keep Customers Happy (2012), Justin O'Hara, Steve Wyatt

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

Automated service request systems are proven to be cost-effective, labor-saving devices that greatly enhance management efficiency. By using the chief components outlined in this report, your city can develop an efficient automated request system.


Americans With Disabilities Act (Ada): An Updated Employer Guide For Tennessee Municipalities, Bonnie Jones Sep 2012

Americans With Disabilities Act (Ada): An Updated Employer Guide For Tennessee Municipalities, Bonnie Jones

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This publication incorporates the MTAS 2011 Technical Bulletin, ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA): Back to Basics; the focus is primarily on the employment and applicant accommodation process.


Local Government Public Works Standards And Specifications, John Chlarson, Sharon Rollins Aug 2012

Local Government Public Works Standards And Specifications, John Chlarson, Sharon Rollins

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This document was developed to provide Tennessee cities with guidelines for construction projects. It includes guidelines for construction standards, materials specifications, design criteria, and contract documents to be used for streets, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and water distribution systems.


Tennessee Public Acts 2012: Summaries Of Interest To Municipal Officials, Josh Jones Aug 2012

Tennessee Public Acts 2012: Summaries Of Interest To Municipal Officials, Josh Jones

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This publication summarizes the year's public acts that have the most significant impact on municipal operations. Users of this publication are cautioned that much judgment is involved in determining which Public Acts to summarize and how to summarize them. Before taking action or giving advice based upon any Public Act summarized here, one should consult the act itself and not rely on the summary.


Utility Manual (2012), Bill Young, Steve Wyatt Aug 2012

Utility Manual (2012), Bill Young, Steve Wyatt

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

The purpose of this manual is to provide cities with a better understanding of funding water and sewer utility operations.


Managing Infiltration Inflow In Wastewater Collection Systems (2012), Sharon Rollins May 2012

Managing Infiltration Inflow In Wastewater Collection Systems (2012), Sharon Rollins

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An overview of I/I problems caused by ground water and surface or rainwater.


How Any City Can Conduct A Utility Rate Study And Successfully Increase Rates (2012), Sharon Rollins, Bill Young Apr 2012

How Any City Can Conduct A Utility Rate Study And Successfully Increase Rates (2012), Sharon Rollins, Bill Young

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A guide to conduct utility rate studies and successfully implement rate increases.


Fire Department Accreditation: A New Way Of Evaluating Efficiency And Effectiveness Of Fire Departments (2012), Dennis Wolf Apr 2012

Fire Department Accreditation: A New Way Of Evaluating Efficiency And Effectiveness Of Fire Departments (2012), Dennis Wolf

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

Accreditation is a way to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of a fire department by determining community risks and fire safety needs, accurately evaluating the organization’s performance, and providing a method for continuous improvement.


Adopting Building Codes And Building Code Amendments By Reference, Stephanie Allen Mar 2012

Adopting Building Codes And Building Code Amendments By Reference, Stephanie Allen

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

Cities adopting building codes by reference must adopt the complete codes by ordinance. Includes sample ordinances and resolution.


Municipal Biodiesel Production Programs (2011), Warren Nevad Mar 2012

Municipal Biodiesel Production Programs (2011), Warren Nevad

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

Small-scale production of biodiesel by municipalities has been conducted successfully by several cities in Alabama and appears to be a concept that can be duplicated in other municipalities across the state and nation.


Municipal Handbook (2011), Josh Jones Feb 2012

Municipal Handbook (2011), Josh Jones

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

A comprehensive manual on municipal government in Tennessee. Updated through July 2011.


Family Medical Leave Act ... An Updated Guide, Bonnie Jones Feb 2012

Family Medical Leave Act ... An Updated Guide, Bonnie Jones

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This publication will attempt to provide your city with an overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) including recent amendments, legislative history and the intersection of FMLA with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act).


Compensation And Employee Status Of Volunteer Firefighters, Dennis Wolf Feb 2012

Compensation And Employee Status Of Volunteer Firefighters, Dennis Wolf

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This publication addresses the complex issues surrounding the rules and opinions on whether a volunteer firefighter is a volunteer or an employee and whether any compensation or remuneration the volunteer firefighter receives for services provided is subject to withholding for income tax, social security, or Medicare.


Finding Money For Municipal Water, Wastewater And Solid Waste Projects In Tennessee (2011), Sharon Rollins Dec 2011

Finding Money For Municipal Water, Wastewater And Solid Waste Projects In Tennessee (2011), Sharon Rollins

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This guide provides an overview of various financing programs available to Tennessee's local governments for water, wastewater, solid waste, and other project needs.


The Fair Labor Standards Act: Revised And Updated (2011), Richard Stokes Dec 2011

The Fair Labor Standards Act: Revised And Updated (2011), Richard Stokes

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This document details the specifics of the FLSA: what the act requires, who is covered and who is not covered, hours worked and compensation, overtime pay, record keeping, and penalties.


Tennessee Public Acts 2011: Summaries Of Interest To Municipal Officials, Josh Jones Aug 2011

Tennessee Public Acts 2011: Summaries Of Interest To Municipal Officials, Josh Jones

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This publication summarizes the year's public acts that have the most significant impact on municipal operations.


An Updated Guide To Cobra (2011), Bonnie Jones Aug 2011

An Updated Guide To Cobra (2011), Bonnie Jones

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This guide is updated to include information about health care reform, also called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as new reporting requirements for employers.