CODE OF ORDINANCES  


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  • CITY OF

    NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA

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    VOLUME I

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    Adopted: August 14, 1978
    Effective: October 16, 1978

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    Published by Order of the City Council, 1978
    Republished by Order of the City Council, 1989
    Republished by Order of the City Council, 2005

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    OFFICIALS

    of the

    CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS

    AT THE TIME OF RECODIFICATION

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    Joseph C. Ritchie

    Mayor

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    Jessie M. Rattley

    Aubrey H. Fitzgerald

    William F. Haskins, Jr.

    Mary Sherwood Holt

    Jerome M. Hogge

    Donald Neal Patten

    Council Members

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    Frank Smiley

    City Manager

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    Robert V. Beale

    City Attorney

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    Bernice I. Berry

    City Clerk

    CURRENT OFFICIALS

    of the

    CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS

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    McKinley L. Price, DDS

    Mayor

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    Tina L. Vick

    Vice Mayor

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    Saundra N. Cherry, D.Min.

    Marcellus L. Harris, III

    David H. Jenkins

    Sharon P. Scott

    Patricia P. Woodbury

    Council Members

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    Cynthia D. Rohlf

    City Manager

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    Collins L. Owens, Jr.

    City Attorney

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    Mabel Washington Jenkins

    City Clerk

    PREFACE

    As adopted in 1978, this Code constitutes a complete recodification of the ordinances of the City of Newport News 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. The Code was republished in the 8½ by 11 format in 1989, and included ordinances through Ordinance No. 3906-89, enacted June 27, 1989. Subsequently, the Code was republished in 2005 and included ordinances through Ordinance No. 6143-05, enacted July 12, 2005.

    Source materials used in the preparation of the recodification were the 1961 Newport News Code, as supplemented through September 27, 1976, 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 1961 Code and any subsequent ordinance included herein.

    Chapter and Section Numbering System

    The chapter and section numbering system used in this Code is the same system used in many state and local government codes. Each section number consists of two parts separated by a dash. The figure before the dash refers to the chapter number, and the figure after the dash refers to the position of the section within the chapter. Thus, the second section of chapter 1 is numbered 1-2, and the first section of chapter 6 is 6-1. Under this system, each section is identified with its chapter, and at the same time new sections can be inserted in their proper place by using the decimal system for amendments. For example, if new material consisting of one section that would logically come between sections 6-1 and 6-2 is desired to be added, such new section would be numbered 6-1.5. New articles and new divisions may be included in the same way or, in the case of articles, may be placed at the end of the chapter embracing the subject, and, in the case of divisions, may be placed at the end of the article embracing the subject. The next successive number shall be assigned to the new article or division. New chapters may be included by using one of the reserved chapter numbers. Care should be taken that the alphabetical arrangement of chapters is maintained when including new chapters.

    Page Numbering System

    The page numbering system used in this Code is a prefix system. The letters to the left of the colon are an abbreviation which represents a certain portion of the volume. The number to the right of the colon represents the number of the page in that portion. In the case of a chapter of the Code, the number to the left of the colon indicates the number of the chapter. In the case of an appendix to the Code, the letter immediately to the left of the colon indicates the letter of the appendix. The following are typical parts of codes of ordinances, which may or may not appear in this Code at this time, and their corresponding prefixes:

    CHARTER CHT:1
    CHARTER COMPARATIVE TABLE CHTCT:1
    RELATED LAWS RL:1
    RELATED LAWS COMPARATIVE TABLE RLCT:1
    CODE CD1:1
    CODE APPENDIX CDA:1
    CODE COMPARATIVE TABLES CCT:1
    STATE LAW REFERENCE TABLE SLT:1
    CHARTER AND RELATED LAWS INDEX CHTi:1
    CODE INDEX CDi:1

     

    Index

    The general index of the Code has been prepared with the greatest of care. Each particular item has been placed under several headings, some of the headings being couched in lay phraseology, others in legal terminology and still others in language generally used by city officials and employees. There are numerous cross references within the index itself which stand as guideposts to direct the user to the particular item in which he is interested.

    Looseleaf Supplements

    A special feature of this Code is the looseleaf system of binding and supplemental servicing. With this looseleaf system, the Code will be kept up-to-date periodically. Upon the final passage of amendatory ordinances, they will be properly edited and the page or pages affected will be reprinted. These new pages will be distributed to the holders of the Codes with instructions for the manner of inserting the new pages and deleting the obsolete pages. Each such amendment, when incorporated into the Code, may be cited as a part thereof, as provided in section 5 of the Adopting Ordinance.

    Successfully keeping this Code up-to-date at all times will depend largely upon the holder of the volume. As revised sheets are received it will then become the responsibility of the holder to have the amendments inserted according to the attached instructions. It is strongly recommended by the publishers that all such amendments be inserted immediately upon receipt to avoid misplacing them and, in addition, that all deleted pages be saved and filed for historical reference purposes.

    The republication of this Code was under the direct supervision of John Dombroski, Vice President, and Anne Wilson, Editor, of the Municipal Code Corporation, Tallahassee, Florida. Credit is gratefully given to the other members of the publisher's staff for their sincere interest and able assistance throughout both the recodification and the republication projects.

    The publishers are most grateful to Mr. Leonard E. Ringler, Deputy City Attorney, for his cooperation and assistance during the progress of the work on the republication project. It is hoped that these efforts and those of the publishers have resulted in a Code of Ordinances which will make the active law of the city readily accessible to all citizens and which will be a valuable tool in the day-to-day administration of the city's affairs.

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    MUNICIPAL CODE CORPORATION

    Tallahassee, Florida

    ORDINANCE NO. 2468

    An Ordinance Adopting and Enacting a New Code for the City of Newport News, Virginia; Establishing the Same; Providing for the Repeal of Certain Ordinances Not Included Therein; Providing for the Manner of Amending and Supplementing Such Code; and Providing When Such Code and This Ordinance Shall Become Effective.

    Be It Ordained by the Council of the City of Newport News, Virginia:

    Section 1. That the Code of Ordinances, consisting of Chapters 1 to 34, each inclusive, is hereby adopted and enacted as the "Code of Ordinances, City of Newport News, Virginia", which Code shall supersede all general and permanent ordinances of the City adopted on or before January 9, 1978, to the extent provided in section 2 hereof.

    Section 2. That all provisions of such Code shall be in full force and effect from and after October 16, 1978, and all ordinances of a general and permanent nature of the City of Newport News, adopted on final passage on or before January 9, 1978, and not included in such Code or recognized and continued in force by reference therein, are hereby repealed from and after the effective date of such Code.

    Section 3. That the repeal provided for in section 2 hereof shall not be construed to revive any ordinance or part thereof that has been repealed by a subsequent ordinance which is repealed by this ordinance.

    Section 4. That any person convicted of a violation of such Code shall be punished as prescribed in section 1-11 thereof, or as provided in any other applicable section of such Code.

    Section 5. That any and all additions and amendments to such Code, when passed in such form as to indicate the intention of the Council to make the same a part of such Code, shall be deemed to be incorporated in such Code so that reference to such Code shall be understood and intended to include such additions and amendments.

    Section 6. That in case of the amendment of any section of such Code for which a penalty is not provided, the general penalty as provided in section 1-11 of such Code shall apply to the section as amended, or in case such amendment contains provisions for which a penalty, other than the aforementioned general penalty, is provided in another section in the same chapter, the penalty so provided in such other section shall be held to relate to the section so amended, unless such penalty is specifically repealed therein.

    Section 7. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed.

    Section 8. This ordinance and the Code adopted hereby, shall become effective October 16, 1978.

     PASSED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS AUGUST 14, 1978.

    (SEAL)

    Bernice I. Berry

      City Clerk

    Joseph C. Ritchie

    Mayor   

    A true copy, teste:

    Bernice I. Berry

      City Clerk