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2022 ADOPTED ORDINANCES


Below is a list of ordinances that have been approved by City Council for the 2022 calendar year.

Ordinance No.Description Effective Date Date of Enforcement 
1-2022                     

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 7, TITLED “FIRE PROTECTION AND FIREWORKS,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, C

01/20/202201/20/2022
2-2022

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 6.1, TITLED "WORK PERIOD," SUBSECTIONS C AND D, AND SECTION 6.2 TITLED "OVERTIME," SUBSECTION B, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CHANGING THE WORK PERIODS FOR EMPLOYEES WHO ARE ENGAGED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES AND FIRE PROTECTION ACTIVITIES. 


 01/28/2022 01/28/2022
 3-2022AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 27-85, TITLED “A PERSONNEL PLAN FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE,” AS AMENDED, SECTION 11.2, TITLED “EMERGENCY LEAVE,” SUBSECTION B, TITLED “USE OF EMERGENCY LEAVE,” BY ADDING A NEW SUBPART TO GIVE THE CITY MANAGER AUTHORITY, IN UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES, TO IMPLEMENT TEMPORARY POLICIES ALLOWING EMPLOYEES TO IMMEDIATELY USE EMERGENCY LEAVE.

 2/24/2022 2/24/2022
 4-2022

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION H (ROYAL TROON) OF THE RIVERS RUN PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) MASTER PLAN TO ELIMINATE THE OPEN SPACE COMMON AREA REQUIREMENT OF LOT T-1.


 2/24/2022 2/24/2022
 5-2022AN 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 ANDERSON COUNTY TAX MAP 106G, GROUP B, PARCEL 007.00, LOCATED AT 114 UNION VALLEY ROAD, CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 5 ACRES, FROM IND-2, INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT, TO UB-2, UNIFIED GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT.  03/10/2022 03/10/2022
 6-2022AN 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 ANDERSON COUNTY TAX MAP 105C, GROUP A, PARCEL 002.00, LOCATED AT 100 TULSA ROAD, CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 1.4 ACRES, FROM O-2, OFFICE DISTRICT, TO B-2, GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT.
 04/21/2022 04/21/2022
 7-2022AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING CERTAIN INFRASTRUCTURE AT THE PRESERVE AT CLINCH RIVER (FORMERLY RARITY RIDGE) FOR PERPETUAL MAINTENANCE BY THE CITY.  04/21/2022 04/21/2022
 8-2022AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 2, TITLED “BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, ETC.,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, BY DELETING CHAPTER 2, TITLED “ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ADVISORY BOARD,” AND CHAPTER 3, TITLED “TREE BOARD,” WITHOUT REPLACEMENT TO REMOVE THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ADVISORY BOARD AND TREE BOARD AS ORDINANCE-CREATED BOARDS THEREBY ALLOWING THEIR CREATION AS RESOLUTION-CREATED BOARDS. 04/21/2022 04/21/2022 
  9-2022AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 15, TITLED “MOTOR VEHICLES, TRAFFIC AND PARKING,” CHAPTER 5, TITLED “SPEED REGULATIONS,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, TO CREATE A NEW SECTION 15-515, TITLED “MAXIMUM SPEED LIMITS ON SPECIFIC STREETS - TWENTY MILES PER HOUR,” TO ESTABLISH A TWENTY MILE PER HOUR SPEED LIMIT FOR SPECIFIC STREETS WITHIN THE CITY.  05/19/2022 05/19/2022
 10-2022AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE REVENUE FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2022, BY IMPOSING A TAX ON ALL PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY, FIXING THE RATE OF THE TAX, ADOPTING A BUDGET, AND ADOPTING APPROPRIATIONS.  06/23/2022 06/23/2022
 11-2022APPROPRIATIONS FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR WHICH BEGAN ON JULY 1, 2021, BY ADOPTING A BUDGET AND ADOPTING APPROPRIATIONS, BY AMENDING SAID APPROPRIATIONS.  06/23/202206/23/2022 
 12-2022AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING CERTAIN INFRASTRUCTURE AT THE SUMMIT TOWNHOUSES FOR PERPETUAL MAINTENANCE BY THE CITY.  06/23/2022 06/23/2022
 13-2022AN 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 ANDERSON COUNTY TAX MAP 104N, GROUP A, PARCEL 002.01, LOCATED ALONG OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE, CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 20.56 ACRES, FROM UB-2, UNIFIED GENERAL BUSINESS, TO R-3/PUD, MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT WITH A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT OVERLAY. 06/23/2022  06/23/2022
 14-2022AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE MAIN STREET PHASE II PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) FINAL MASTER PLAN AND PRELIMINARY MASTER PLAN FOR ANDERSON COUNTY TAX MAP 099N., GOURP B, PARCEL 003.00, AN APPROXIMATE 6.5 ACRE LOT AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTH ILLINOIS AVENUE AND SOUTH TULANE AVENUE, WITH NO CHANGE TO THE ZONING DISTRICT WHICH REMAINS UB2/PUD, UNIFIED GENERAL BUSINESS WITH A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT OVERLAY.   
 15-2022  AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 2, TITLED “THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE,” BY AMENDING SECTION 14.07, TITLED “SIGNS FOR RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS,” SECTION 14.09, TITLED “SIGNS FOR EDUCATION
DISTRICTS,” AND SECTION 14.22, TITLED “MOVING COPY (ELECTRONIC MESSAGE CENTER (EMC)) SIGNS,” TO EXPAND THE USE OF ELECTRONIC SIGNS IN RESIDENTIAL AND EDUCATION DISTRICTS AND TO MODIFY SIGN CONDITIONS IN EDUCATION
DISTRICTS REGARDING MAXIMUM SIZE AND ILLUMINATION TIME WHEN NEAR PARKS OR RESIDENCES.
  
 16-2022AN ORDINANCE TO SUBMIT A CHANGE TO THE CITY CHARTER TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE XI, SECTION 9, OF THE TENNESSEE CONSTITUTION AS A HOME RULE MUNICIPALITY, TO AMEND CITY CHARTER ARTICLE II, SECTION 8, TO REQUIRE A SUMMARY OF COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS TO BE PUBLISHED ON THE CITY’S WEBSITE INSTEAD OF REQUIRING PUBLICATION IN THE NEWSPAPER.  08/26/2022 08/26/2022
17-2022 AN ORDINANCE TO SUBMIT A CHANGE TO THE CITY CHARTER TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE XI, SECTION 9, OF THE TENNESSEE CONSTITUTION AS A HOME RULE MUNICIPALITY, TO AMEND CITY CHARTER ARTICLE III, SECTION 12, TO AUTHORIZE CITY COUNCIL TO DESIGNATE AN OFFICIAL CITY NEWSPAPER AND TO EXPAND THE DEFINITION OF OFFICIAL CITY NEWSPAPER TO INCLUDE AN ONLINE PUBLICATION OR CITY WEBSITE.  08/26/2022 08/26/2022
 18-2022AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE SOUTH HILLS DEVELOPMENT, NOW KNOWN AS THE GROVES PARK COMMONS, TRADITIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT (TND) MASTER PLAN FOR ANDERSON COUNTY TAX MAP 105K, GROUP A, PARCEL 001.00, CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 75.13 ACRES; SAID AMENDMENT DOES NOT CHANGE THE ZONING DISTRICT, WHICH REMAINS TND, TRADITIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT.
 09/22/2022 09/22/2022
 19-2022AN 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 ROANE COUNTY TAX MAP 021, PARCEL 002.00, ALSO KNOWN AS HORIZON CENTER DEVELOPMENT AREA/LOT 6A, CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 110 ACRES, FROM IND-2, INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT, TO IND-3, INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT
 09/22/202209/22/2022 
 20-2022AN 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 ANDERSON COUNTY TAX MAP 100P, GROUP C, PARCEL 001.11, LOCATED ALONG THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE WOODLAND NEIGHBORHOOD ABUTTING LAFAYETTE DRIVE, CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 1.17 ACRES, FROM R-1-C/MDO, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT WITH A MANHATTAN DISTRICT OVERLAY, TO R-3/MDO, MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT WITH A MANHATTAN DISTRICT OVERLAY.
 11/24/2022 11/24/2022
 21-2022

AN 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 DEFINITIONS FOR A DATA CENTER AND A HIGH-INTENSITY DATA CENTER; BY AMENDING SECTION 8.01, TITLED “IND-1, INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS,” SECTION 8.02, TITLED “IND-2, INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS,” AND SECTION 8.03, TITLED “IND-3, INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS,” TO PERMIT THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AS PART OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION; BY AMENDING SECTION 8.02, TITLED “IND-2, INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS” AND SECTION 8.03, TITLED “IND-3, INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS,” TO ADD A DATA CENTER AS A PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USE; BY AMENDING SECTION 8.03, TITLED “IND-3, INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS,” TO ADD A HIGH-INTENSITY DATA CENTER BY A SPECIAL EXCEPTION AND TO PERMIT ALL USES CURRENTLY PERMITTED IN THE IND-2 DISTRICT AS PRINCIPAL USES.