(a)   Words used in the singular shall include the plural, and the plural shall include the singular unless the content clearly indicates the contrary.
   (b)   Words used in the present tense include the future tense.
   (c)   The word "shall" is mandatory, implying an obligation or duty to comply, and the word "may" is permissive.
   (d)   The word "person" includes a firm, association, organization, partnership, trust, company or corporation, as well as an individual.
   (e)   The word "lot" includes the words "plot" or "parcel".
   (f)   The words “used” or “occupied” include the words “intended, designed, or arranged to be used or occupied”.
   (g)   Words and terms not defined herein should be interpreted in accord with their normal dictionary meanings and customary usage.
   (h)   The provisions of this Code shall be construed to achieve the purposes and intent for which they are adopted.
   (i)   Nothing in this Code is intended to abrogate any easement, covenant, deed restriction or other private agreement; however, where the regulations of this Code are more restrictive or impose higher standards or requirements than such easement, covenant, deed restriction or other private agreement, the requirements of this Code shall govern.
   (j)   In the event of a conflict between the text of this Code and any caption, figure, illustration, table, or map, the text of this Code shall control.  In the event of a conflict between a chart and an illustration, the chart shall control.  All illustrations included in this Code are for illustrative purposes only.
   (k)   In the event of any conflict in limitations, restrictions, or standards applying to an individual use or structure, the more restrictive provisions shall apply.
   (l)   The word “herein” means “this Code”.
   (m)   Any act authorized by this Code to be carried out by a specific official or agency of the City is impliedly authorized to be carried out by a designee of such official or agency.
   (n)   Computation of time.  The time within which an act is to be done shall be computed by excluding the first and including the last day; if the last day is a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, that day shall be excluded.
   (o)   Any reference to the Ohio Revised Code or to other state or federal statues or rules shall be construed to be a reference to the most recent enactment of such statute or rule, and shall include any amendments as may from time to time be adopted.
(Ord. 2000-143. Passed 6-26-00.)