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.
FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCESAN 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.” (No public hearing is required.)View ordinance here >>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. (No public hearing is required.)View ordinance here>>