This Code constitutes a complete recodification of the
ordinances of the City of Hopewell, Virginia, of a general and
permanent nature. As expressed in the Adopting Ordinance, the Code
supersedes all such ordinances not included herein or recognized as
continuing in force by reference thereto.
Source materials used in the preparation of the Code
were the 1963 Hopewell City Code as supplemented through July 8, 1975,
and ordinances subsequently adopted by the council. The source of each
section is included in the history note appearing in parentheses at the
end thereof. The absence of such a note indicates that the section is
new and was adopted for the first time with the adoption of the Code.
By use of the Comparative Tables appearing in the back of the volume,
the reader can locate any section of the 1963 Code and any subsequent
ordinance included herein. Appendix C of the Code lists the ordinances
adopted since July 8, 1975, which have not been codified.
The chapters of the Code are arranged in alphabetical
order and the sections within each chapter are catchlined to facilitate
usage. Footnotes which tie related sections of the Code together and
which refer to relevant provisions of the state law have been included.
A table listing the state law citations and setting forth their
location within the Code is included at the back of the volume.