Legislation # 08-0302 Enactment Number none
Type Ordinance - Coded Effective Date none
Introduction Date 7/16/2008
Title AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, SECTIONS 5-2, 5-42, 5-77 AND 5-88 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF HAMPTON, VIRGINIA, ENTITLED "ANIMALS."
 
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8/21/2008 Enactment Number 08-0014
8/20/2008 Approved items 1 through 14 and 17 on the consent agenda.
7/16/2008 Approved items 1 through 14 on the consent agenda.
7/3/2008 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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City of Hampton, Virginia

Ordinance - Coded

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 08-0302

 

Enactment Number: 08-0014

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, SECTIONS 5-2, 5-42, 5-77 AND 5-88 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF HAMPTON, VIRGINIA, ENTITLED "ANIMALS."

 

 

 

Sec. 5-2.  Definitions.

 

Unless otherwise expressly stated or the content clearly indicates a different intention, the following words and terms shall, for the purposes of this chapter, have the meaning indicated in this section:

 

Abandon  means to desert, forsake, or absolutely give up an animal without having secured another owner or custodian for the animal or by failing to provide the elements of basic care as set forth in Virginia Code 3.1-796.68 for a period of five (5) consecutive days. 

 

Adequate care  or  care  means the responsible practice of good animal husbandry, handling, production, management, confinement, feeding, watering, protection, shelter, transportation, treatment, and, when necessary, euthanasia, appropriate for the age, species, condition, size and type of the animal and the provision of veterinary care when needed to prevent suffering or impairment of health. 

 

Adequate exercise or  exercise  means the opportunity for the animal to move sufficiently to maintain normal muscle tone and mass for the age, species, size, and condition of the animal. 

 

Adequate food  or  feed  means access to and the provision of food that is of sufficient quantity and nutritive value to maintain each animal in good health; is accessible to each animal; is prepared so as to permit ease of consumption for the age, species, condition, size and type of each animal; is provided in a clean and sanitary manner; is placed so as to minimize contamination by excrement and pests; and is provided at suitable intervals for the species, age, and condition of the animal, but at least once daily, except as prescribed by a veterinarian or as dictated by naturally occurring states of hibernation or fasting normal for the species. 

 

Adequate shelter  means provision of and access to shelter that is suitable for the species, age, condition, size, and type of each animal; provides adequate space for each animal; is safe and protects each animal from injury, rain, sleet, snow, hail, direct sunlight, the adverse effects of heat or cold, physical suffering, and impairment of health; is properly lighted; is properly cleaned; enables each animal to be clean and dry, except when detrimental to the species; and, for dogs and cats, provides a solid surface, resting platform, pad, floormat, or similar device that is large enough for the animal to lie on in a normal manner and can be maintained in a sanitary manner. Under this chapter, shelters whose wire, grid, or slat floors (i) permit the animals' feet to pass through the openings, (ii) sag under the animals' weight, or (iii) otherwise do not protect the animals' feet or toes from injury are not adequate shelter. 

 

Adequate space  means sufficient space to allow each animal to (i) easily stand, sit, lie, turn about, and make all other normal body movements in a comfortable, normal position for the animal and (ii) interact safely with other animals in the enclosure. When an animal is tethered, adequate space means a tether that permits the above actions and is appropriate to the age and size of the animal; is attached to the animal by a properly applied collar, halter, or harness configured so as to protect the animal from injury and prevent the animal or tether from becoming entangled with other objects or animals, or from extending over an object or edge that could result in the strangulation or injury of the animal; and is at least three (3) times the length of the animal, as measured from the tip of its nose to the base of its tail, except when the animal is being walked on a leash or is attached by a tether to a lead line. When freedom of movement would endanger the animal, temporarily and appropriately restricting movement of the animal according to professionally accepted standards for the species is considered provision of adequate space. 

 

Adequate water  means provision of and access to clean, fresh, potable water of a drinkable temperature that is provided in a suitable manner, in sufficient volume, and at suitable intervals appropriate for the weather and temperature, to maintain normal hydration for the age, species, condition, size and type of each animal, except as prescribed by a veterinarian or as dictated by naturally occurring states of hibernation or fasting normal for the species; and is provided in clean, durable receptacles that are accessible to each animal and are placed so as to minimize contamination of the water by excrement and pests or an alternative source of hydration consistent with generally accepted husbandry practices. 

 

Adoption  means the transfer of ownership of a dog or a cat, or any other companion animal, from a releasing agency to an individual. 

 

Agricultural animals  means all livestock and poultry. 

 

Ambient temperature  means the temperature surrounding the animal. 

 

Animal  means any nonhuman vertebrate species except fish. For the purposes of section 5-77 of the Hampton City Code, animal means any species susceptible to rabies. For the purposes of Article VI of the Hampton City Code, animal means any nonhuman vertebrate species including fish except those fish captured and killed or disposed of in a reasonable and customary manner. 

Animal control officer  means a person appointed as an animal control officer or deputy animal control officer as provided in Va. Code 3.1-796.104. 

 

Animal shelter means a facility, other than a private residential dwelling and its surrounding grounds, which is used to house or contain animals and which is owned, operated, or maintained by a nongovernmental entity including, but not limited to, a humane society, animal welfare organization, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, or any other organization operating for the purpose of finding permanent adoptive homes for animals. 

 

At large  shall mean roaming, running or self-hunting off the property of its owner or custodian and not under its owner's or custodian's immediate control, except that a dog shall not be considered at large if it is on a bona fide hunt in the city in the company of the hunter. 

 

Boarding kennel  or  establishment  means a place or establishment, other than a pound or shelter, where companion animals not owned by the proprietor are sheltered, fed and watered in exchange for a fee, but shall not include training or show kennels. 

 

Collar  means a well-fitted device, appropriate to the age and size of the animal, attached to the animal's neck in such a way as to prevent trauma or injury to the animal. 

 

Companion animals  means dogs, both domestic and feral; cats, both domestic and feral; monkey and all members of the monkey family or other nonhuman primates; guinea pigs; hamsters; rabbits not raised for human food or fiber; exotic or native animals; reptile; exotic and native birds; or any feral animal or any animal under the care, custody, or ownership of a person or any animal that is bought, sold, traded, or bartered by any person. Agricultural animals, game species, or any animals regulated under federal law as research animals shall not be considered companion animals for the purpose of this chapter. 

 

Dealer  means any person who, in the regular course of business for compensation or profit, buys, sells, transfers, exchanges or barters companion animals. The following shall not be considered dealers: (i) any person who transports companion animals in the regular course of business as a common carrier or (ii) any person or organization whose primary purpose is to find permanent adoptive homes for companion animals. 

 

Direct and immediate threat  means any clear and imminent danger to an animal's health, safety or life. 

 

Emergency veterinarian treatment  means veterinary treatment to stabilize a life-threatening condition, alleviate suffering, prevent further disease transmission, or prevent further disease progression. 

 

Enclosure  means a structure used to house or restrict animals from running at large.

 

Euthanasia  means the humane destruction of an animal accomplished by a method that involves instantaneous unconsciousness and immediate death or by a method that involves anesthesia, produced by an agent which causes painless loss of consciousness, and death during such loss of consciousness. 

 

Exotic bird  means any bird that is not a species native to the United States. 

 

Feral animal  means any domesticated animal that was formerly owned or has been abandoned and is no longer socialized, or any animal born outdoors that has not been socialized. 

Foster care provider  means an individual who provides care or rehabilitation for companion animals through an affiliation with a pound, animal shelter, or other releasing agency. 

 

Foster home  means a private residential dwelling and its surrounding grounds at which site through an affiliation with a pound, animal shelter, or other releasing agency care or rehabilitation is provided for companion animals. 

 

Home-based rescue  or  animal rescue organizations  means any person or organization that accepts (i) more than twelve (12) companion animals or (ii) more than nine (9) companion animals and more than three (3) unweaned litters of companion animals in a calendar year for the purpose of finding permanent adoptive homes for the companion animals and houses the companion animals in a private residential dwelling or uses a system of housing companion animals in private residential foster homes. 

 

Housing facility  or  facility  means a building, other than a private residential dwelling and its surrounding grounds, used to contain a primary enclosure or enclosures in which animals are housed or kept. 

 

Humane  means any action taken in consideration of and with the intent to provide for the animal's health and well-being. 

 

Humane care and treatment  shall include, but not be limited to, the protection of animals from direct sun rays in the summer and freezing cold in the winter and the maintenance of food and water bowls in a separate and clean manner. The bowls shall be sufficiently secured so that they cannot be easily overturned. 

 

Humane investigator  means a person who has been appointed by a circuit court as a humane investigator as provided in Virginia Code 3.1-796.106. 

 

Humane society  means any incorporated, nonprofit organization that is organized for the purposes of preventing cruelty to animals and promoting humane care and treatment or adoptions of animals. 

 

Kennel  means any establishment in which five (5) or more canines, felines, or hybrids of either are kept for the purpose of breeding, hunting, training, renting, buying, boarding, selling, or showing. 

 

Law enforcement officer  means any person who is a full-time or part-time employee of a police department or sheriff's office that is part of or administered by the commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof and who is responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of the penal, traffic or highway laws of the commonwealth. Part-time employees are compensated officers who are not full-time employees as defined by the employing police department or sheriff's office. 

 

Livestock  includes all domestic or domesticated: bovine animals; equine animals; ovine animals; porcine animals; cervidae animals; capradae animals; animals of the genus Lama; ratites; fish or shellfish in aquaculture facilities, as defined in Virginia Code 3.1-73.6 enclosed domesticated rabbits or hares raised for human food or fiber; or any other individual animal specifically raised for food or fiber, except companion animals. 

 

Local ordinance  means any law, rule, regulation, or ordinance promulgated by the governing body of any county, city, or town. 

 

Locality  or  local government  means a county, city, or town, as the context may require. 

Nuisance pertaining to dogs  means excessive, continuous or untimely barking, howling, molesting of passersby, chasing vehicles, attacking other domestic animals, or unwelcome trespassing upon school grounds, private or public property. Nuisance pertaining to cats means excessive, continuous or untimely caterwauling, a sound made during courtship, and/or destructive trespassing on the property of another. 

 

Other officer  includes all other persons employed or elected by the people of Virginia or by any municipality, county, or incorporated town thereof, whose duty it is to preserve the peace, to make arrests or to enforce the law. 

 

Owner  means any person who has a right of property in an animal, keeps or harbors an animal, has an animal in his care or acts as custodian of an animal. 

Person  means any individual, partnership, firm, joint-stock company, corporation, association, trust, estate or other legal entity. 

 

Pet shop  means an establishment where companion animals are bought, sold, exchanged or offered for sale or exchange to the general public. 

 

Poultry  includes all domestic fowl and game birds raised in captivity. 

 

Pound  means a facility operated by the commonwealth or any locality for the purpose of impounding or harboring seized, stray, homeless, abandoned or unwanted animals, or a facility operated for the same purpose under a contract with any county, city, town, or incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. 

 

Primary enclosure  means any structure used to immediately restrict an animal or animals to a limited amount of space, such as a room, pen, cage, compartment or hutch. For tethered animals, the term includes the shelter and the area within reach of the tether. 

Research facility  means any place, laboratory or institution licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at which scientific tests, experiments or investigations involving the use of living animals are carried out, conducted or attempted. 

 

Sanitize  means to make physically clean and to remove and destroy, to a practical minimum, agents injurious to health. 

 

Treasurer  means the city treasurer and his assistants or other officer designated by law to collect taxes in the city. 

 

Treatment  or  adequate treatment  means the responsible handling or transportation of animals in the person's ownership, custody or charge, appropriate for the age, species, condition, size and type of the animal. 

 

Veterinary care  or  treatment  means treatment by or on the order of a duly licensed veterinarian and shall include, but not be limited to, immunization of animals against distemper, hepatitis, leptospira (DHL), rabies and parvo virus, and a periodic check for tape, round, hook, whip and heart worms. 

 

(Ord. No. 735, 4-2, 11-10-82; Ord. No. 1385, 10-13-04; Ord. No. 1437, 11-15-06)

State law references:  Similar definitions, Code of Virginia, 3.1-796.66. 

 

 

Sec. 5-42.  Control of dangerous and vicious dogs; penalties.

 

(a)   As used in this section,

"Dangerous dog" means a canine or canine crossbreed that has bitten, attacked, or inflicted injury on a person or companion animal that is a dog or cat or killed a companion animal that is a dog or cat. However, when a dog attacks or bites a companion animal that is a dog or cat, the attacking or biting dog shall not be deemed dangerous (i) if no serious physical injury as determined by a licensed veterinarian has occurred to the dog or cat as a result of the attack or bite, (ii) both animals are owned by the same person, (iii) if such attack occurs on the property of the attacking or biting dog's owner or custodian, or (iv) for other good cause as determined by the court. No dog shall be found to be a dangerous dog as a result of biting, attacking or inflicting injury on another dog or cat while engaged with an owner or custodian as part of lawful hunting or participating in an organized, lawful dog handling event. No dog that has bitten, attacked, or inflicted injury on a person shall be found to be a dangerous dog if the court determines, based on the totality of the evidence before it, that the dog is not dangerous or a threat to the community.

"Vicious dog" means a canine or canine crossbreed that has (i) killed a person; (ii) inflicted serious injury to a person, including multiple bites, serious disfigurement, serious impairment of health, or serious impairment of a bodily function; or (iii) continued to exhibit the behavior which resulted in a previous finding by a court or, on or before July 1, 2006, by an animal control officer as authorized by local ordinance, that it is a dangerous dog, provided that its owner has been given notice of that finding.

(b)   Any law enforcement officer or animal control officer who has reason to believe that a canine or canine crossbreed within his jurisdiction is a dangerous dog or vicious dog shall apply to a magistrate of the jurisdiction for the issuance of a summons requiring the owner or custodian, if known, to appear before a general district court at a specified time. The summons shall advise the owner of the nature of the proceeding and the matters at issue. If a law-enforcement officer successfully makes an application for the issuance of a summons, he shall contact a local animal control officer and inform him of the location of the dog and the relevant facts pertaining to his belief that the dog is dangerous or vicious. The animal control officer shall confine the animal until such time as evidence shall be heard and a verdict rendered. If the animal control officer determines that the owner or custodian can confine the animal in a manner that protects the public safety, he may permit the owner or custodian to confine the animal until such time as evidence shall be heard and a verdict rendered. The court, through its contempt powers, may compel the owner, custodian or harborer of the animal to produce the animal. If, after hearing the evidence, the court finds that the animal is a dangerous dog, the court shall order the animal's owner to comply with the provisions of this section. If, after hearing the evidence, the court finds that the animal is a vicious dog, the court shall order the animal euthanized in accordance with the provisions of Virginia Code, 3.1-796.119. The procedure for appeal and trial shall be the same as provided by law for misdemeanors. Trial by jury shall be as provided in Article 4 ( 19.2-260 et seq.) of Chapter 15 of Title 19.2. The burden of proof shall be beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

(c)   No canine or canine crossbreed shall be found to be a dangerous dog or vicious dog solely because it is a particular breed. No animal shall be found to be a dangerous dog or vicious dog if the threat, injury or damage was sustained by a person who was (i) committing, at the time, a crime upon the premises occupied by the animal's owner or custodian, (ii) committing, at the time, a willful trespass upon the premises occupied by the animal's owner or custodian or (iii) provoking, tormenting, or physically abusing the animal, or can be shown to have repeatedly provoked, tormented, abused, or assaulted the animal at other times. No police dog that was engaged in the performance of its duties as such at the time of the acts complained of shall be found to be a dangerous dog or a vicious dog. No animal that, at the time of the acts complained of, was responding to pain or injury, or was protecting itself, its kennel, its offspring, a person, or its owner's or custodian's property, shall be found to be a dangerous dog or vicious dog.

 

(d)   If the owner of an animal found to be a dangerous dog is a minor, the custodial parent or legal guardian shall be responsible for complying with all requirements of this section.

 

(e)   The owner of any animal found to be a dangerous dog shall, within ten (10) days of such finding, obtain a dangerous dog registration certificate from the local animal control officer for a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) in addition to other fees that may be authorized by law. The local animal control officer shall also provide the owner with a uniformly designed tag that identifies the animal as a dangerous dog. The owner shall affix the tag to the animal's collar and ensure that the animal wears the collar and tag at all times. All certificates obtained pursuant to this subsection shall be renewed annually for the same fee and in the same manner as the initial certificate was obtained. The animal control officer shall provide a copy of the dangerous dog registration certificate and verification of compliance to the state veterinarian.

 

(f)   All dangerous dog registration certificates or renewals thereof required to be obtained under this section shall only be issued to persons eighteen (18) years of age or older who present satisfactory evidence (i) of the animal's current rabies vaccination, if applicable, (ii) that the animal has been neutered or spayed, and (iii) that the animal is and will be confined in a proper enclosure or is and will be confined inside the owner's residence or is and will be muzzled and confined in the owner's fenced-in yard until the proper enclosure is constructed. In addition, owners who apply for certificates or renewals thereof under this section shall not be issued a certificate or renewal thereof unless they present satisfactory evidence that (i) their residence is and will continue to be posted clearly visible signs warning both minors and adults of the presence of a dangerous dog on the property and (ii) the animal has been permanently identified by means of a tattoo on the inside thigh or by electronic implantation. All certificates or renewals thereof required to be obtained under this section shall only be issued to persons who present satisfactory evidence that the owner has liability insurance coverage, to the value of at least one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00), that covers animal bites. The owner may obtain and maintain a bond in surety, in lieu of liability insurance, to the value of at least one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00).

 

(g)   While on the property of its owner, an animal found by a court to be a dangerous dog shall be confined indoors or in a securely enclosed and locked structure of sufficient height and design to prevent its escape or direct contact with or entry by minors, adults, or other animals. The structure shall be designed to provide the animal with shelter from the elements of nature. When off its owner's property, an animal found to be a dangerous dog shall be kept on a leash and muzzled in such a manner as not to cause injury to the animal or interfere with the animal's vision or respiration, but so as to prevent it from biting a person or another animal.

 

(h)   The owner of any dog found to be dangerous shall register the animal with the Commonwealth of Virginia Dangerous Dog Registry, within forty-five (45) day of such a finding by a court of competent jurisdiction.

The owner shall also cause the local animal control officer to be promptly notified of (i) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all owners; (ii) all of the means necessary to locate the owner and the dog at any time; (iii) any complaints or incidents of attack by the dog upon any person or cat or dog; (iv) any claims made or lawsuits brought as a result of any attack; (v) tattoo or chip identification information or both; (vi) proof of insurance or surety bond; and (vii) the death of the dog.

 

(i)   After an animal has been found to be a dangerous dog, the animal's owner shall immediately, upon learning of same, cause the local animal control authority to be notified if the animal (i) is loose or unconfined; (ii) bites a person or attacks another animal; or (iii) is sold, given away, or dies. Any owner of a dangerous dog who relocates to a new address shall, within ten (10) days of relocating, provide written notice to the appropriate local animal control authority for the old address from which the animal has moved and the new address to which the animal has been moved.

 

(j)   Any owner or custodian of a canine or canine crossbreed or other animal is guilty of a:

 

(1)   Class 2 misdemeanor if the canine or canine crossbreed previously declared a dangerous dog pursuant to this section, when such declaration arose out of a separate and distinct incident, attacks and injures or kills a cat or dog that is a companion animal belonging to another person;

 

(2)   Class 1 misdemeanor if the canine or canine crossbreed previously declared a dangerous dog pursuant to this section, when such declaration arose out of a separate and distinct incident, bites a human being or attacks a human being causing bodily injury.

The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any animal that, at the time of the acts complained of, was responding to pain or injury, or was protecting itself, its kennel, its offspring, a person, or its owner's or custodian's property, or when the animal is a police dog that is engaged in the performance of its duties at the time of the attack.

 

(k)   The owner of any animal that has been found to be a dangerous dog who willfully fails to comply with the requirements of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

 

(l)   All fees collected pursuant to this section, less the costs incurred by the animal control authority in producing and distributing the certificates and tags required by this section, shall be paid into a special dedicated fund in the treasury of the city for the purpose of paying the expenses of any training course required under Virginia Code 3.1-796.104:1.

 

(m)   This section is enacted pursuant to Virginia Code 3.1-796.93:1(M).

 

(Ord. No. 1437, 11-15-06; Ord. No. 1476, 5-24-07; Ord. No. 1495, 10-25-07)

 

 

Sec. 5-77.  Cruelty to animals generally.

 

A. Any person who (i) overrides, overdrives, overloads, tortures, ill-treats, abandons, willfully inflicts inhumane injury or pain not connected with bona fide scientific or medical experimentation, or cruelly or unnecessarily beats, maims, mutilates, or kills any animal, whether belonging to himself or another; (ii) deprives any animal of necessary food, drink, shelter or emergency veterinary treatment; (iii) sores any equine for any purpose or administers drugs or medications to alter or mask such soring for the purpose of sale, show, or exhibition of any kind, unless such administration of drugs or medications is within the context of a veterinary client-patient relationship and solely for therapeutic purposes; (iv) willfully sets on foot, instigates, engages in, or in any way furthers any act of cruelty to any animal; (v) carries or causes to be carried in or upon any vehicle, vessel or otherwise any animal in a cruel, brutal, or inhumane manner, so as to produce torture or unnecessary suffering; or (vi) causes any of the above things, or being the owner of such animal permits such acts to be done by another, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

B. In addition to the penalties provided in subsection A, the court may, in its discretion, require any person convicted of a violation of subsection A to attend an anger management or other appropriate treatment program or obtain psychiatric or psychological counseling. The court may impose the costs of such a program or counseling upon the person convicted.

C. Any person convicted of violating this section may be prohibited by the court from possession or ownership of companion animals.

 

Sec. 5-88.  Procedure after impoundment under section 5-87.

 

(a)   Petition for hearing; notice to owner.  When an animal is impounded pursuant to section 5-87, the person who seized the animal or an animal control officer shall forthwith petition a judge of the general district court of the city for a hearing, which shall be not more than ten business days from the date of the seizure of the animal, to determine whether the owner, if known, is able to adequately provide for such animal and is a fit person to own such animal. Such petitioner shall cause to be served upon the owner, if known and residing within the city, written notice, at least five (5) days prior to such hearing, of the time and place of such hearing. If the owner is known but residing out of the city, written notice by any method shall be given. If the owner is not known, the petitioner shall cause to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city notice of such hearing at least one (1) time prior to the hearing and shall further cause notice of the hearing to be posted, at least five (5) days prior to the hearing, at the place provided for such public notices at the City Hall or Courthouse wherein such hearing shall be had. 

 

(b)   Provision for animals pending adjudication of owner's fitness; authority to sell or destroy.  The person who seized the animal or the an animal control officer may provide for such animal until the owner is adjudged by the court able to adequately provide for the animal and a fit person to own the animal, in which case the animal shall be forthwith returned to such owner, but if the owner is adjudged by the court unable to adequately provide for the animal or not a fit person to own the animal, the court shall order that the animal be sold at public auction, placed for adoption in a suitable home or humanely destroyed, as deemed proper by the court, but in no case shall the person adjudged unable to adequately provide for such animal or adjudged an unfit person to own such animal be allowed to purchase such animal at such sale. 

 

(c)   Consideration of owner's past record.  The court, in determining under this section whether the owner is able to adequately provide for such animal or is a fit person to own such animal, may take into consideration, among other things, the owner's past record of convictions under this article or one similar thereto prohibiting cruelty to animals and the owner's mental and physical condition. 

 

(d)   Disposition of proceeds.  The proceeds from the sale of an animal under this section shall first be applied to the costs of the sale then to the expenses for the care and provision of such animal and the remaining proceeds, if any, shall be paid over to the owner of such animal. If the owner of such animal cannot be found, the proceeds remaining shall be paid into the Literary Fund of the State Treasury. 

 

(e)   Destruction of critically injured or ill animals.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the destruction of a critically injured or ill animal for humane purposes. 

(Ord. No. 735, 4-44, 11-10-82; Ord. No. 1437, 11-15-06)

 

 

Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on August 20, 2008.

 

 

 

Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor

 

 

 

 

Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass

Clerk of the Council