Ordinances for Council's Consideration

 
Before an ordinance is adopted by City Council, it must be approved on two readings taking place at separate City Council meetings. Generally speaking, an ordinance becomes effective ten (10) days after adoption on second reading. 

Below is a list of ordinances currently under review by City Council. The first category - First Reading of Ordinances - is a list of ordinances that are either up for City Council's consideration at the next meeting or have been recently approved by City Council. The second category - Final Adoptions of Ordinances - is a list of ordinances that will be considered by City Council at an upcoming City Council meeting.  

Ordinances can be on a variety of issues such as amendments to the City Code or the Zoning Ordinance, rezonings of real property, or approval of the budget. Each item listed contains a link to the ordinance document as presented to City Council. 

The following Ordinances will be considered by City Council at a later date:      

PUBLIC HEARING AND FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES



FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES

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. 
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AN 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. 
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AN 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.
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