The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Tennessee County Municipal Advisory Service

What Can MORe do for You?

MTAS Online Resource (MORe) is a comprehensive electronic database of municipal research and information. 

Think of MORe as an online municipal encyclopedia. MORe takes all of our publications and other information and combines them into a single, searchable database available through our website.

Users can browse MORe's 17 categories and their numerous subcategories using drop-down menus or search the entire database through the search engine.

All municipalities in face the same challenge, which is how to stretch tax dollars, grants, and other sources of funding to provide the best municipal services possible.  This is a particularly tough challenge for smaller municipalities with limited sources of funding, and for non-profit volunteer or combination fire departments.  Personnel costs account for 85% to 95% of the operating budget in cities with fully paid public safety departments.  Even in combination fire departments personnel costs represent a large portion of the budget.  Fire chiefs, city staff, and elected officials shoul

Search for a PHRASE ("train regulations") if you want to return documents with  the exact phrase "train regulations" anywhere in the document, instead of documents with either "train" or "regulations," or with "training," "regulation," etc.

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