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.
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.view ordinance here>>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,” TO WAIVE THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR THE TRADE LICENSING BOARD UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS. view ordinance here >>AN ORDINANCE ABANDONING A PORTION OF WEST MADISON LANE RIGHT-OF-WAY UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS BEING MET BY THE ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER.view ordinance here >>