This Code constitutes a complete re-codification 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.