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How To Conduct A City Council Meeting Based On Roberts' Rules Of Order, Mtas Jun 2015

How To Conduct A City Council Meeting Based On Roberts' Rules Of Order, Mtas

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This pamphlet discusses calling a council meeting to order; keeping council minutes; handling motions and amendments to change motions; and the recorder's job and mayor's duties.


Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2012, Sarah Young, Frances Adams-O'Brien, John Crawford, Erin Thompson Mar 2013

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2012, Sarah Young, Frances Adams-O'Brien, John Crawford, Erin Thompson

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project

In this FY2012 annual report, there are a total of nine services measured and analyzed: police, fire, refuse collection and disposal, employment benefits, human resources, financial services, and building code enforcement, property maintenance code enforcement, and planning and zoning.


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.


Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2011, Frances Adams-O'Brien, Rick Whitehead, Sarah Young Mar 2012

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2011, Frances Adams-O'Brien, Rick Whitehead, Sarah Young

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project

In this FY2011 annual report, there are a total of seven services measured and analyzed: police, fire, refuse collection and disposal, employment benefits, human resources, financial services, and code enforcement/building inspection/planning and zoning.


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.


Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2010, Frances Adams-O'Brien, Rick Whitehead, Nurgul Aitalieva, Matthew Marshall, David Folz Jul 2011

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2010, Frances Adams-O'Brien, Rick Whitehead, Nurgul Aitalieva, Matthew Marshall, David Folz

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project

FY2010 annual report to compare the relative cost, efficiency and effectiveness of a set of municipal services by using a collaborative approach with the participating cities, and to set standards and identify "best practices" in municipal government for use and comparison by all Tennessee cities. Per capita average costs of providing police, fire and residential refuse services are presented.


Directory Of Tennessee Municipal Officials (2011), Mtas Jul 2011

Directory Of Tennessee Municipal Officials (2011), Mtas

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

A directory of Tennessee cities that includes personnel and municipal data, such as number of employees, population, charter form, size in square miles, and election date.


Technical Bulletins: Amendments To The General Law Mayor-Aldermanic Charter (2010), Stephanie Allen, Steve Lobertini May 2011

Technical Bulletins: Amendments To The General Law Mayor-Aldermanic Charter (2010), Stephanie Allen, Steve Lobertini

MTAS Publications: Technical Bulletins

On July 1, 1991, municipalities operating under the general law mayor-aldermanic charter received a completely revised charter. Since that revision, there have been several amendments to the charter, which are summarized in this publication.


Municipal Handbook (2010), Josh Jones Mar 2011

Municipal Handbook (2010), Josh Jones

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

A comprehensive manual on municipal government in Tennessee. Updated through July 2010.


Hot Topic: Legislature Declares When Ordinances, Resolutions To Be Used, Stephanie Allen, Dennis Huffer Feb 2011

Hot Topic: Legislature Declares When Ordinances, Resolutions To Be Used, Stephanie Allen, Dennis Huffer

MTAS Publications: Hot Topics

The General Assembly passed a new law that sets out enactments by municipal governing bodies that must be done by ordinance.


Surveying Citizens: A Handbook For Municipal Officials Who Want To Know What Their Citizens Think, David H. Folz Phd Nov 2010

Surveying Citizens: A Handbook For Municipal Officials Who Want To Know What Their Citizens Think, David H. Folz Phd

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This handbook describes the process getting valid and reliable information from a citizen survey. It's intended for readers who don't have a substantial background in survey research or statistics. The basic premise is simple: Do it right or don't bother to do it at all. The necessary steps to "do it right" allow for few shortcuts in planning, designing and implementing a high-quality citizen survey or in analyzing responses. Following the procedures and suggestions described here should yield questions that are valid (measures what you want to measure), reliable (consistent), and useful (results that relate to the ...


Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2009, Melanie Purcell, Christopher Shults, Seth Sumner Jul 2010

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2009, Melanie Purcell, Christopher Shults, Seth Sumner

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project

FY2009 annual report to compare the relative cost, efficiency and effectiveness of a set of municipal services by using a collaborative approach with the participating cities, and to set standards and identify "best practices" in municipal government for use and comparison by all Tennessee cities. Per capita average costs of providing police, fire and residential refuse services are presented.


Directory Of Tennessee Municipal Officials (2010), Mtas Jan 2010

Directory Of Tennessee Municipal Officials (2010), Mtas

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

A directory of Tennessee cities that includes personnel and municipal data, such as number of employees, population, charter form, size in square miles, and election date.


Municipal Handbook (2008), Dennis Huffer Aug 2009

Municipal Handbook (2008), Dennis Huffer

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

A comprehensive manual on municipal government in Tennessee. Updated through July 2008.


Hot Topic: Legislature Declares When Ordinances, Resolutions To Be Used (2009), Dennis Huffer Jun 2009

Hot Topic: Legislature Declares When Ordinances, Resolutions To Be Used (2009), Dennis Huffer

MTAS Publications: Hot Topics

The General Assembly passed a new law that sets out enactments by municipal governing bodies that must be done by ordinance.


Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2008, Melanie Purcell, Al Major, Randy Gustafson Apr 2009

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2008, Melanie Purcell, Al Major, Randy Gustafson

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project

FY2008 annual report to compare the relative cost, efficiency and effectiveness of a set of municipal services by using a collaborative approach with the participating cities, and to set standards and identify "best practices" in municipal government for use and comparison by all Tennessee cities. Per capita average costs of providing police, fire and residential refuse services are presented.


Records Management For Municipal Government: A Reference Guide For City Officials And Municipal Public Records Custodians (2009), Dennis Huffer Jan 2009

Records Management For Municipal Government: A Reference Guide For City Officials And Municipal Public Records Custodians (2009), Dennis Huffer

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

A basic summary of laws, regulations and practices regarding records management by city governmental offices.


Directory Of Tennessee Municipal Officials (2008), Mtas Sep 2008

Directory Of Tennessee Municipal Officials (2008), Mtas

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

A directory of Tennessee cities that includes personnel and municipal data, such as number of employees, population, charter form, size in square miles, and election date.


Getting To Know And Maybe Love Your Municipal Charter, Sid Hemsley Jun 2008

Getting To Know And Maybe Love Your Municipal Charter, Sid Hemsley

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

This publication explains what a municipal charter is, what it does, and how it may be changed.


Records Management For Municipal Government: A Reference Guide For City Officials And Municipal Public Records Custodians (2007), Dennis Huffer May 2008

Records Management For Municipal Government: A Reference Guide For City Officials And Municipal Public Records Custodians (2007), Dennis Huffer

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

A basic summary of laws, regulations and practices regarding records management by city governmental offices.


Municipal Handbook (2007), Dennis Huffer, Sid Hemsley, Mike Tallent Apr 2008

Municipal Handbook (2007), Dennis Huffer, Sid Hemsley, Mike Tallent

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

A comprehensive manual on municipal government in Tennessee.


Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2007, Al Major, Randy Gustafson Mar 2008

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2007, Al Major, Randy Gustafson

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project

FY2007 annual report to compare the relative cost, efficiency and effectiveness of a set of municipal services by using a collaborative approach with the participating cities, and to set standards and identify "best practices" in municipal government for use and comparison by all Tennessee cities. For the first time, this FY 2007 report contains trend analysis of several benchmark measures. Per capita average costs of providing police, fire and residential refuse services are presented.


Technical Bulletins: Should Your City Consider Privatization? (2008), David Angerer Mar 2008

Technical Bulletins: Should Your City Consider Privatization? (2008), David Angerer

MTAS Publications: Technical Bulletins

Many cities have come to see privatization as a means of saving money and improving the quality of the services they provide to the public.


Directory Of Tennessee Municipal Officials (2007), Mtas Dec 2007

Directory Of Tennessee Municipal Officials (2007), Mtas

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

A directory of Tennessee cities that includes personnel and municipal data, such as number of employees, population, charter form, size in square miles, and election date.


Tennessee City Recorder Handbook, Ronnie Neill Aug 2007

Tennessee City Recorder Handbook, Ronnie Neill

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

An in-depth publication on the duties of a city recorder in Tennessee.


Municipal Handbook 2006, Sid Hemsley, Dennis Huffer, Mike Tallent Apr 2007

Municipal Handbook 2006, Sid Hemsley, Dennis Huffer, Mike Tallent

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

A comprehensive manual on municipal government in Tennessee.


Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2006, Janet Kelly Apr 2007

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2006, Janet Kelly

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project

FY2006 annual report to compare the relative cost, efficiency and effectiveness of a set of municipal services by using a collaborative approach with the participating cities, and to set standards and identify "best practices" in municipal government for use and comparison by all Tennessee cities.


Municipal Handbook 2005, Sid Hemsley, Dennis Huffer, Mike Tallent Oct 2006

Municipal Handbook 2005, Sid Hemsley, Dennis Huffer, Mike Tallent

MTAS Publications: Full Publications

A comprehensive manual on municipal government in Tennessee.


Technical Bulletins: Should Your City Consider Privatization?, David Angerer Jun 2006

Technical Bulletins: Should Your City Consider Privatization?, David Angerer

MTAS Publications: Technical Bulletins

Many cities have come to see privatization as a means of saving money and improving the quality of the services they provide to the public.


Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2005, Al Major Apr 2006

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project Fy2005, Al Major

Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project

FY2005 annual report to compare the relative cost, efficiency and effectiveness of a set of municipal services by using a collaborative approach with the participating cities, and to set standards and identify "best practices" in municipal government for use and comparison by all Tennessee cities.