Prepared by the
MUNICIPAL TECHNICAL ADVISORY SERVICE
INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
in cooperation with the
TENNESSEE MUNICIPAL LEAGUE
CITY OF LENOIR CITY, TENNESSEE
Charles T. Eblen
Thomas A. McNabb
Curtis A. Williams
The Lenoir City Municipal Code contains the codification and revision of the ordinances of the City of Lenoir City, Tennessee. By referring to the historical citation appearing at the end of each section, the user can determine the origin of each particular section. The absence of a historical citation means that the section was added by the codifier. The word "modified" in the historical citation indicates significant modification of the original ordinance.
The code is arranged into titles, chapters, and sections. Related matter is kept together, so far as possible, within the same title. Each section number is complete within itself, containing the title number, the chapter number, and the section of the chapter of which it is a part. Specifically, the first digit, followed by a hyphen, identifies the title number. The second digit identifies the chapter number, and the last two digits identify the section number. For example, title 2, chapter 1, section 6, is designated as section 2-106.
By utilizing the table of contents and the analysis preceding each title and chapter of the code, together with the cross references and explanations included as footnotes, the user should locate all the provisions in the code relating to any question that might arise. However, the user should note that most of the administrative ordinances (e.g. Annual Budget, Zoning Map Amendments, Tax Assessments, etc...) do not appear in the code. Likewise, ordinances that have been passed since the last update of the code do not appear here. Therefore, the user should refer to the city's ordinance book or the city recorder for a comprehensive and up to date review of the city's ordinances.
Following this preface is an outline of the ordinance adoption procedures, if any, prescribed by the city's charter.
The code has been arranged and prepared in loose-leaf form to facilitate keeping it up to date. MTAS will provide updating service under the following conditions:
(1) That all ordinances relating to subjects treated in the code or which should be added to the code are adopted as amending, adding, or deleting specific chapters or sections of the code (see section 8 of the adopting ordinance).
(2) That one copy of every ordinance adopted by the city is kept in a separate ordinance book and forwarded to MTAS annually.
(3) That the city agrees to reimburse MTAS for the actual costs of reproducing replacement pages for the code (no charge is made for the consultant's work, and reproduction costs are usually nominal).
When the foregoing conditions are met MTAS will reproduce replacement pages for the code to reflect the amendments and additions made by such ordinances. This service will be performed at least annually and more often if justified by the volume of amendments. Replacement pages will be supplied with detailed instructions for utilizing them so as again to make the code complete and up to date.
The able assistance of Sandy Selvage, the MTAS Sr. Word Processing Specialist who did the typing on this project, and Tracy G. Gardner, Administrative Services Assistant, is gratefully acknowledged.
ORDINANCE ADOPTION PROCEDURES PRESCRIBED BY THE
Sec. 10. Be it further enacted, That the duties and powers of the Mayor shall be as follows: He shall...approve, sign, and return all ordinances passed by the City Council before the next meeting thereof; unless he vetoes same, which he as the power to do; and if he vetoes any ordinance, he shall return same to the City Council at its next meeting, with his reason, or reasons, therefor, in writing, and such ordinance shall not become valid unless passed over his veto by the affirmative vote of four of the Aldermen; but if he fails to return an ordinance, with his approval or disapproval, to the next meeting of the City Council after its passage, it shall be valid without his signature.