2018 ADOPTED ORDINANCES


Below is a list of ordinances that have been approved by City Council for the 2018 calendar year.

Ordinance No.Description Effective Date Date of Enforcement 
1-2018AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 2, TITLED “THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE,” BY AMENDING THE ZONING MAP WHICH IS MADE A PART OF THE ORDINANCE BY CHANGING THE ZONING DISTRICT OF PARCEL 001.00, ANDERSON COUNTY TAX MAP 100A, GROUP C, (APPROXIMATELY 1.1 ACRES) FROM O-2, OFFICE DISTRICT, TO B-2, GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, SAID PARCEL BEING LOCATED AT 101 BUS TERMINAL ROAD.2/22/20182/22/2018
  2-2018AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 15, TITLED “MOTOR VEHICLES, TRAFFIC AND PARKING,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, BY DELETING SECTION 15-209, TITLED “RESTRICTION OF RED LIGHTS VISIBLE FROM  FRONT,” AND SUBSTITUTING THEREFOR A NEW SECTION 15-209, TITLED "RESTRICTION OF STEADY-BURNING LIGHTS VISIBLE FROM FRONT”; BY DELETING SECTION 15-210, TITLED “RESTRICTION OF BLUE LIGHTS VISIBLE FROM FRONT,” AND SUBSTITUTING THEREFOR A NEW SECTION 15-210, TITLED “RESTRICTION OF FLASHING LIGHTS VISIBLE FROM FRONT”; BY CREATING SECTION 15-301, TITLED “PROHIBITED USE OF HAND-HELD MOBILE TELEPHONE  IN MARKED SCHOOL ZONE; PROHIBITED USE OF MOBILE TELEPHONE WITH  HANDS-FREE DEVICE BY PERSON UNDER 18,” WHICH SECTION WAS PREVIOUSLY RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE; AND BY ADDING VARIOUS SUBPARTS TO SECTION 15-349, TITLED “TEXTING WHILE DRIVING PROHIBITED”; ALL FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADDING NEW STATE LAW PROVISIONS INTO THE CITY CODE WHICH TOOK EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2018 AND FOR STATE LAW COMPLIANCE.
3/22/20183/22/2018
 3-2018AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 27-85, TITLED “A PERSONNEL PLAN  FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE,” AS AMENDED, BY DELETING SECTION 5.3, TITLED “ENTRY LEVEL SALARY RATES,” SUBSECTIONS 
 C.2. AND D, AND SUBSTITUTING THEREFOR NEW SUBSECTIONS C.2. AND D, AND  BY DELETING SECTION 6.9, TITLED “TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT/ACTING PAY,” AND SUBSTITUTING THEREFOR A NEW SECTION 6.9 WITH THE SAME TITLE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF UPDATING THE PERSONNEL PLAN.
 3/22/2018  3/22/2018
 4-2018 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 12, TITLED “BUILDING, UTILITY, ETC. CODES,” CHAPTER 12, TITLED “ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, BY DELETING SECTION 12-1201, TITLED “ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE ADOPTED,” IN ITS ENTIRETY AND  SUBSTITUTING THEREFOR A NEW SECTION 12-1201, TITLED “ENERGY  CONSERVATION CODE ADOPTED,” AND BY CREATING A NEW SECTION 12-1202, TITLED AMENDMENTS,” ALL FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADOPTING THE 2018 EDITION  OF THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND INSURANCE, DIVISION OF FIRE  PREVENTION, REQUIREMENTS. 3/22/2018  3/22/2018
 5-2018 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 10, TITLED “ANIMAL CONTROL,” CHAPTER 1, TITLED “GENERAL PROVISIONS,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK  RIDGE, TENNESSEE, BY DELETING SECTION 10-118, TITLED “IMPROPER CARE OF ANIMALS PROHIBITED,” IN ITS ENTIRETY AND SUBSTITUTING THEREFOR A NEW SECTION 10-118, TITLED “IMPROPER CARE OF ANIMALS PROHIBITED,” TO SET FORTH SPECIFICATIONS FOR DOGHOUSES AND SIMILAR SHELTERS TO PROVIDE  INSULATION AND PROTECTION FROM THE ELEMENTS. 4/19/2018  4/19/2018
6-2018 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 2, TITLED “BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, ETC.,” CHAPTER 1, TITLED “MISCELLANEOUS,” SECTION 2-101, TITLED “MEMBERSHIP TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS; RESIDENCY REQUIRED,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, TO WAIVE THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR THE TRADE LICENSING BOARD UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS. 4/19/2018  4/19/2018
 7-2018AN ORDINANCE ABANDONING A PORTION OF WEST MADISON LANE RIGHT-OF-WAY UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS BEING MET BY THE ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER.
 4/19/2018  4/19/2018
 8-2018 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 2, TITLED “THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE,” BY AMENDING THE ZONING MAP WHICH IS MADE A PART OF THE ORDINANCE BY CHANGING THE ZONING DISTRICT OF PARCEL 1.30, TAX MAP 30, (APPROXIMATELY 5.88 ACRES) FROM FIR, FEDERAL INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH DISTRICT, TO IND-2, IMDO INDUSTRIAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT OVERLAY, SAID PARCEL BEING LOCATED AT 615 AMERICUS AVENUE.  4/19/2018  4/19/2018
 9-2018AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 2, TITLED “THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE,” BY AMENDING THE ZONING MAP   WHICH IS MADE A PART OF THE ORDINANCE BY CHANGING THE ZONING DISTRICT OF PARCEL 9.00, TAX MAP 106, FORMERLY KNOWN AS PARCEL G APPROXIMATELY 20.96 ACRES), FROM FIR, FEDERAL INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH DISTRICT, TO IND-2, IMDO INDUSTRIAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT OVERLAY, SAID PARCEL BEING LOCATED ON BETHEL VALLEY ROAD SOUTH OF COMMERCE PARK.

 5/24/2018  5/24/2018
 10-2018 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 27-85, TITLED “A PERSONNEL PLAN FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE,” AS AMENDED, BY UPDATING THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS: SECTION 5.1, TITLED “COMPENSATION PHILOSOPHY AND POLICY”; SECTION 6.10, TITLED “LONGEVITY PAYMENTS”; SUBSECTION 11.1.B, TITLED  “CREDITING GENERAL LEAVE”; SUBSECTION 11.1.D, TITLED “MAXIMUM ACCUMULATION OF GENERAL LEAVE”; SUBSECTION 11.1.F, TITLED “BUY-BACK OF EXCESS GENERAL LEAVE”; SUBSECTION 11.2.A, TITLED “EMERGENCY LEAVE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT”; AND 11.4, TITLED “INJURY LEAVE”;  AND BY DELETING SUBSECTION 11.2.D, TITLED “TRANSFER OF EMERGENCY LEAVE CREDITS TO GENERAL LEAVE,” AND REPLACING IT THEREFOR WITH A NEW SUBSECTION 11.2.D, TITLED “MAXIMUM ACCUMULATION OF EMERGENCY LEAVE”;  ALL FOR THE PURPOSES OF UPDATING THE PERSONNEL PLAN AS SET FORTH BELOW. 6/1/2018 6/1/2018
 11-2018AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE REVENUE FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2018, BY IMPOSING A TAX ON ALL PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY, FIXING THE RATE OF THE TAX, ADOPTING A BUDGET, AND ADOPTING APPROPRIATIONS.
 6/21/2018  6/21/2018
 12-2018 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 2, TITLED “THE ZONING ORDINANCE  OF THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE,” BY AMENDING THE ZONING MAP WHICH IS MADE A PART OF THE ORDINANCE BY CHANGING THE ZONING DISTRICT 
OF PARCELS 1.31, 1.32, 1.33, 1.34, 1.35, AND 1.37, ROANE COUNTY TAX MAP 30, (APPROXIMATELY 17.97 ACRES) FROM FIR, FEDERAL INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH DISTRICT, TO IND-2, IMDO INDUSTRIAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT OVERLAY, SAID 
PARCELS BEING BOUNDED BY ZIRCONIUM STREET, AMERICUS AVENUE,  TITANIUM STREET, AND HERITAGE CENTER BOULEVARD.
 6/21/2018  6/21/2018
13-2018  AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 2, TITLED “THE ZONING ORDINANCE  OF THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE,” BY AMENDING THE ZONING MAP  WHICH IS MADE A PART OF THE ORDINANCE BY CHANGING THE ZONING DISTRICT OF PARCELS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, and 10.15, ROANE COUNTY TAX MAP 29, (APPROXIMATELY 185.1 ACRES) FROM FIR, FEDERAL INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH DISTRICT, TO IND-2, IMDO INDUSTRIAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT OVERLAY, SAID PARCELS BEING BOUNDED BY PERIMETER ROAD AND POPLAR CREEK. 6/21/2018 6/21/2018
 14-2018 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 2, TITLED “THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, ARTICLE XIV, TITLED “SIGN REGULATIONS,” BY AMENDING SECTION 14.07, TITLED “SIGNS FOR RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS”; SECTION 14.09, TITLED “SIGNS FOR EDUCATION DISTRICTS”; SECTION 14.10, TITLED “SIGNS FOR OFFICE-INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS”; SECTION 14.11, TITLED “SIGNS FOR NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS DISTRICTS”; 14.12, TITLED “SIGNS FOR COMMUNITY BUSINESS DISTRICTS”; AND SECTION 14.13, TITLED “SIGNS FOR BUSINESS PARK AND GENERAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS;” ALL FOR THE PURPOSE OF CORRECTING A CONFLICT REGARDING WALL SIGNS FOR BUILDINGS WITH STREET FRONTAGE ON MORE THAN ONE STREET AND TO LIMIT THE HEIGHT OF WALL SIGNS.

 8/23/2018  8/23/2018
 15-2018AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 2, TITLED “THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, ARTICLE XIV, TITLED “SIGN REGULATIONS,” BY AMENDING SECTION 14.07, TITLED “SIGNS FOR RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS,” AND SECTION 14.09, TITLED “SIGNS FOR EDUCATION DISTRICTS,” TO ESTABLISH A NEW METHOD FOR CALCULATING THE SIZE OF SPONSORED SCOREBOARDS TO ADDRESS FUNCTIONALITY AND READABILITY.

 8/23/2018  8/23/2018
16-2018AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 2, TITLED “THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE,” BY AMENDING THE ZONING MAP WHICH IS MADE A PART OF THE ORDINANCE BY CHANGING THE ZONING DISTRICT OF PARCEL 005.01, ANDERSON COUNTY TAX MAP 106A, GROUP C, FROM IND-2, INDUSTRIAL  DISTRICT TO R-2, LOW-DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, WITH SAID PARCEL BEING BOUNDED BY MITCHELL ROAD, CENTRIFUGE WAY, SOUTH ILLINOIS 
AVENUE, AND MIDWAY LANE CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 32.32 ACRES; AND AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN’S LAND USE PLAN MAP BY CHANGING THE  DESIGNATION OF SAID PARCEL FROM B-P, BUSINESS PARK, TO M, MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL. 
10/18/2018  10/18/2018
 17-2018AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 27-85, TITLED “A PERSONNEL PLAN FOR  EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE,” AS AMENDED, BY DELETING SUBSECTIONS 5.3(B) AND 5.3(C)(1) REGARDING TRANSFERS AND DEMOTIONS WHERE THE ACTION IS NOT FOR CAUSE, AND BY UPDATING SUBSECTION 7.3(C), TITLED “TRANSFERS,” ALL FOR THE PURPOSE OF UPDATING THE PERSONNEL PLAN AS SET FORTH BELOW.
 10/18/2018 10/18/2018
 18-2018 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 1, TITLED “GENERAL ADMINISTRATION,” CHAPTER 2, TITLED “MISCELLANEOUS,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES,  CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, BY DELETING SECTION 1-201, TITLED “ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION OF THE CITY,” IN ITS ENTIRETY AND  SUBSTITUTING THEREFOR A NEW SECTION 1-201, TITLED “ADMINISTRATIVE  ORGANIZATION OF THE CITY,” TO UPDATE THE ORGANIZATION AND  DEPARTMENTAL LIST. 10-18-2018  10-18-2018

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