Mayor and Borough Council

Hopewell Borough operates under the Borough form of government and has done so since 1891. The major components to this system of government are the Mayor/Council and a Borough Administrator. The Borough Council is the legislative body, establishing town policies, while the Borough Administrator is designated to carry out the directives of the Mayor and Council. Our Borough Council consists six at large Council members who serve 3 year terms. The Mayor is separately elected and serves a 4 year term.  The Borough Council generally meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00pm. 

COVID-19 Meeting Changes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the until further notice, all Borough Council meeting will be held electronically using the Zoom video platform.

The Hopewell Borough Council generally meets on the first Thursday of each month. Meetings are open to the public.  Information on how to attend meetings via the online zoom platform and agendas will be posted here prior to the meetings when available, generally two days prior to the meeting time.

Looking for the Borough’s codified ordinances?  The town code is now online and can be at the eCode360 website

Sunshine / Zoom information

Looking to view or participate in the next Borough Council meeting? Currently the meetings are being held online using the zoom platform and can be accessed from your computer, tablet or smartphone using with the zoom client, or by phone. Information needed to access the meeting included at the top of the meeting agenda or for all of the regularly scheduled council meetings in 2021, you can use link also posted below.

Webinar ID: 897 1066 4176 Passcode: 908433

Dial – US: +1 929 205 6099

Meeting Participation Rules:

  • All participants will be set to “listen only.”
  • If a participant would like to comment during the portion of the meeting set aside for public participation, they must click the “Raise Hand” button and the host will recognize the participant to allow for comment.
  • If a participant who has dialed into the Zoom meeting by phone would like to comment during the portion set aside for public participation, they must dial *9 to raise their hand and the host will recognize and unmute them to allow for comment. 
  • Unless connecting by phone, please download and install the zoom software client prior to joining the meeting at
Upcoming Borough Council Meeting Dates