2019 ADOPTED ORDINANCES


Below is a list of ordinances that have been approved by City Council for the 2019 calendar year.

Ordinance No.Description Effective Date Date of Enforcement 
1-2019AN 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 008.00 AND 010.00, ANDERSON COUNTY TAX MAP 100G, GROUP A, APPROXIMATELY 6.24 ACRES, FROM IND-1, INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT, TO O-2, OFFICE  DISTRICT, SAID PARCELS BEING LOCATED AT 715 AND 723 EMORY VALLEY ROAD.1/24/191/24/19
  2-2019AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE MASTER PLAN AND SUBAREA D PLAN FOR THE  PRESERVE AT CLINCH RIVER (FORMERLY RARITY RIDGE), AS WELL AS ADOPT A  NEW “TABLE II”; SAID AMENDMENTS DO NOT CHANGE THE ZONING DESIGNATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT WHICH REMAINS TND, TRADITIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT.
1/24/19 1/24/19
3-2019AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 2, TITLED “THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE,” BY AMENDING ARTICLE II, TITLED “DEFINITIONS,” TO ADD A DEFINITION FOR MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT; BY  AMENDING  SECTION 6.02, TITLED “O-2, OFFICE DISTRICT,” SECTION 7.03, TITLED “B- 2, GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT,” AND SECTION 7.04, TITLED “UB-2, UNIFIED GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT,” TO ADD MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT AS A PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USE; AND BY AMENDING SECTION 11.02, TITLED “REQUIRED  OFF-STREET PARKING,” TO UPDATE THE PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENTS.1/24/191/24/19
4-2019AN 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 AN APPROXIMATE 1.14 ACRE PORTION OF PARCEL 002.00, ANDERSON COUNTY TAX  MAP 099N, GROUP B, FROM 0-2, OFFICE DISTRICT, TO UB-2, UNIFIED GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, AND AN APPROXIMATE 10.00 ACRE PORTION OF PARCEL  002.00, ANDERSON COUNTY TAX MAP 099N, GROUP B, FROM O-2, OFFICE DISTRICT, TO UB-2/PUD, UNIFIED GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT WITH A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT OVERLAY, AND APPROVING THE ASSOCIATED PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT PRELIMINARY MASTER PLAN; SAID PARCEL BEING LOCATED AT 300 SOUTH TULANE AVENUE AND ALSO REFERRED TO AS LOT 482.2/21/20192/21/2019
5-2019AN 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 A PORTION OF PARCEL 018.00, ANDERSON COUNTY TAX MAP 100J, GROUP A, APPROXIMATELY 0.4 ACRES, FROM RG-1, RESIDENTIAL, OPEN SPACE,   AND RESERVED DISTRICT, TO R-1-C, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT; SAID PARCEL BEING LOCATED AT 110 HOLLBROOK LANE.2/21/2019 2/21/2019
 6-2019 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 025.00, ANDERSON COUNTY TAX MAP 099P, GROUP C, APPROXIMATELY 44 ACRES,  FROM R-2, LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, TO  R-3, MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT; SAID PARCEL BEING LOCATED AT 320 ROBERTSVILLE ROAD. 2/21/2019 2/21/2019
 7-2019 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SUBAREA F OF THE MASTER PLAN FOR THE PRESERVE AT CLINCH RIVER (FORMERLY RARITY RIDGE); SAID AMENDMENTS DO NOT CHANGE THE ZONING DESIGNATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT WHICH REMAINS TND, TRADITIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT. 3/21/2019  3/21/2019
8-2019  AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 12, TITLED “BUILDING, UTILITY, ETC. CODES,” CHAPTER 2, TITLED “BUILDING CODE,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, BY DELETING SECTION 12-201, TITLED “BUILDING CODE ADOPTED,” IN ITS ENTIRETY AND SUBSTITUTING THEREFOR A NEW SECTION 12-201, TITLED “BUILDING CODE ADOPTED,” TO ADOPT THE 2018 EDITION INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-202, TITLED “AMENDMENTS,” SUBSECTION (12), TITLED “SECTION 903, AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEMS,” TO CHANGE THE SQUARE FOOTAGE REQUIREMENTS. 3/21/2019 3/21/2019
 9-2019 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 7, TITLED “FIRE PROTECTION AND FIREWORKS,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, BY DELETING SECTION 7-101, TITLED “INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE ADOPTED,” AND SUBSTITUTING THEREFOR A NEW SECTION 7-101, TITLED “INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE ADOPTED,” TO ADOPT THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE, 2018 EDITION, AND TO AMEND THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS TO PROVIDE FOR THE NECESSARY AMENDMENTS: SECTION 7-104, TITLED “REVISIONS”; SECTION 7-105, TITLED “REPLACEMENTS”; SECTION 7-107, TITLED “GEOGRAPHIC LIMITS,” SUBSECTION (1); SECTION 7-109, TITLED “FIREWORKS – DISCHARGE PROHIBITED WITHOUT PERMIT”; AND SECTION 7-110, TITLED “VIOLATIONS.” 3/21/2019 3/21/2019
 10-2019 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 12, TITLED “BUILDING, UTILITY, ETC. CODES,” CHAPTER 4, TITLED “ELECTRICAL CODE,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, BY DELETING SECTION 12-405, TITLED “ELECTRICAL CODE ADOPTED,” IN ITS ENTIRETY AND SUBSTITUTING THEREFOR A NEW SECTION 12-405, TITLED “ELECTRICAL CODE ADOPTED; AMENDMENTS,” IN ORDER TO ADOPT THE 2017 EDITION OF THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE AND ANY NECESSARY AMENDMENTS THERETO. 3/21/2019 3/21/2019
 11-2019
 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 12, TITLED “BUILDING, UTILITY, ETC. CODES,” CHAPTER 13, TITLED “MECHANICAL CODE,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, BY DELETING SECTION 12-1301, TITLED “MECHANICAL CODE ADOPTED,” AND SUBSTITUTING THEREFOR A NEW SECTION 12-1301, TITLED “MECHANICAL CODE ADOPTED,”
TO ADOPT THE 2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE.
 3/21/2019 3/21/2019
12-2019 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 12, TITLED “BUILDING, UTILITY, ETC. CODES,” CHAPTER 7, TITLED “PLUMBING CODE - GENERALLY,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, BY DELETING SECTION 12-705, TITLED “PLUMBING CODE ADOPTED,” IN ITS ENTIRETY AND SUBSTITUTING THEREFOR A NEW SECTION 12-705, TITLED “PLUMBING CODE ADOPTED,” IN ORDER TO ADOPT THE 2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE. 3/21/2019 3/21/2019
13-2019AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 12, TITLED “BUILDING, UTILITY, ETC. CODES,” CHAPTER 11, TITLED “RESIDENTIAL CODE,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, BY DELETING SECTION 12-1101, TITLED “RESIDENTIAL CODE,” IN ITS ENTIRETY AND SUBSTITUTING THEREFOR A NEW SECTION 12-1101, TITLED “RESIDENTIAL CODE,” TO ADOPT THE 2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-1102, TITLED “AMENDMENTS,” TO UPDATE THE NECESSARY AMENDMENTS THERETO BY DELETING THE SUBSECTIONS ON TOWNHOUSES AND ILLUMINATION, AND BY CORRECTING THE SECTION REFERENCE PERTAINING TO SEWER DEPTH.  3/21/2019 3/21/2019
 14-2019 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 8, TITLED “ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES,” CHAPTER 8, TITLED “BEER AND OTHER LIGHT BEVERAGES – PROHIBITIONS,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, TO DELETE SECTION 8-806, TITLED “CURB SERVICE PROHIBITED.” 4/18/2019 4/18/2019
 15-2019
 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 11, TITLED “MUNICIPAL OFFENSES,” CHAPTER 2, TITLED “ALCOHOL, DRUGS, ETC.,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK  RIDGE, TENNESSEE, TO AMEND SECTION 11-201, TITLED “CUSTOMER’S ABILITY TO 
BRING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES INTO A PLACE OF BUSINESS FOR PERSONAL CONSUMPTION,” TO LESSEN THE RESTRICTIONS FOR SUCH ACTIVITY.
 4/18/2019  4/18/2019
 16-2019
 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.
 5/23/2019  5/23/2019
 17-2019 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE MAIN STREET OAK RIDGE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) MASTER PLAN TO REMOVE MULTI-FAMILY USES AND AN EXISTING ACCESS POINT AND TO ADD NEW RETAIL USES, SIDEWALKS, OPEN       SPACE, AND FUTURE PHASES OF DEVELOPMENT; SAID PROPERTY IS BORDERED BY RUTGERS AVENUE, SOUTH ILLINOIS AVENUE, SOUTH TULANE AVENUE, AND OAK       RIDGE TURNPIKE AND CONTAINS PARCELS 003.00, 003.04, 003.05, 003.06, 003.08, 003.09, 003.10, 003.11, 003.12, 003.13, AND 036.00, TAX MAP 099L, GROUP A, (APPROXIMATELY 58.54 ACRES), WITH NO CHANGE TO THE ZONING DISTRICT WHICH REMAINS UB-2/PUD, UNIFIED GENERAL BUSINESS WITH A PLANNED UNIT       DEVELOPMENT OVERLAY. 5/24/2019 6/3/2019
18-2019AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE REVENUE FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2019 BY IMPOSING A TAX ON ALL PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY, FIXING THE RATE OF THE TAX, ADOPTING A BUDGET, AND ADOPTING APPROPRIATIONS. 6/10/2019 6/20/2019
19-2019
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 15, TITLED “MOTOR VEHICLES, TRAFFIC AND PARKING,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, BY DELETING SECTION 15-301, 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,” WITHOUT REPLACEMENT, AND BY DELETING SECTION 15-349, TITLED “TEXTING WHILE DRIVING PROHIBITED,” AND SUBSTITUTING THEREFOR A NEW SECTION 15-349, TITLED “USE OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE PROHIBITED WHILE DRIVING,” TO COMPLY WITH PUBLIC CHAPTER 412, WHICH NEW LAW IS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019.
 08/22/2019 08/22/2019
20-2019AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 14, TITLED “ZONING AND LAND USE CONTROL,” CHAPTER 5, TITLED “STORMWATER MANAGEMENT,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES,  CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, BY AMENDING SECTION 14-509, TITLED “ENFORCEMENT,” SUBSECTION (1)(C) TO ADD A CROSS-REFERENCE FOR CIVIL PENALTIES, AND BY AMENDING SECTION 14-510, TITLED “PENALTIES,” TO  RENUMBER SUBSECTIONS AND CREATE A NEW SUBSECTION ON CIVIL PENALTIES 
AND AN ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE PLAN, ALL FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPLIANCE  WITH THE CITY’S NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES) GENERAL PERMIT FOR MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4) DISCHARGES. 
 08/22/2019  08/22/2019
21-2019AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 1, TITLED “GENERAL ADMINISTRATION,” CHAPTER  2,  TITLED “MISCELLANEOUS,” SECTION 1-203, TITLED “FEES FOR CITY DOCUMENTS,  LABOR AND MATERIAL GENERALLY,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, BY DELETING SUBSECTION (2) IN ITS ENTIRETY AND SUBSTITUTING THEREFOR A NEW SUBSECTION (2) TO UPDATE THE METHOD OF  NOTIFICATION TO THE PUBLIC.  08/22/2019  08/22/2019

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