2006 Code of Virginia § 15.2-3903 - Notice of motion; service and publication; answer
15.2-3903. Notice of motion; service and publication; answer.
At least thirty days before instituting a proceeding under the provisions ofthis chapter, a county shall serve notice on the attorney for theCommonwealth, or on the city or county attorney, if there is one, and on thechairman of the board of supervisors of each adjoining county and the mayorof each city and town within the county instituting proceedings that it will,on a given day, petition the circuit court for an order declaring the countyeligible for city status. The notice served on each official shall include acertified copy of the ordinance. A copy of the notice and ordinance, or adescriptive summary of the notice and ordinance and a reference to the placewithin the county where copies of the notice and ordinance may be examined,shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks in somenewspaper having general circulation in the county seeking eligibility forcity status. The notice and ordinance shall be returned after service to theclerk of the circuit court. Certification from the owner, editor or managerof the newspaper publishing the notice and ordinance shall be proof ofpublication.
(1979, c. 85, 15.1-977.3; 1997, c. 587.)
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