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(1) Word Construction: Any word in any section of this code signifying the plural number when used to describe or refer to any matter shall be deemed to include the singular number. Any word referred to in this code by the singular number only shall be deemed to include the plural number. If wording indicates the masculine gender, females as well as males and bodies corporate shall be deemed to be included; provided, that this shall not be applied to any wording of this code which contains any express information making this information invalid.
The word "ordinance" contained in the ordinances of the county may have been changed in the content of this code to chapter, article, section or even subsection for clarification purposes only. Such change to county ordinances is not meant to be a wording nor a penalty amendment.
(2) General Definitions:
AGENT: A person acting on behalf of another.
CODE (this code or county code, too): The code of the County of Canyon, State of Idaho.
COUNTY EMPLOYEES: Whenever reference is made in this code to a county employee by title only, this shall be construed as though followed by the words of Canyon County.
FEE: A sum of money charged by the county for the carrying on of a business or endeavor.
INFRACTION: Shall be as defined in the Idaho Code.
LICENSE: Written permission from the county for the carrying on of a business or endeavor.
MISDEMEANOR: Any offense not defined as a felony or infraction under State law 1 .
NUISANCE: Anything of extreme inconvenience, considered offensive or obnoxious to the inhabitants of the county. Also, any act or thing repugnant to, or creating a hazard to, or having a detrimental effect on the property of another person or to the community.
OCCUPANT: As applied to a building or land, shall include any person who occupies the whole or any part of such building or land whether alone or with others.
OFFENSE: Any act forbidden by any provision of this code or the omission of any act required by the provisions of this code.
OFFICERS: Whenever reference is made in this code to a county officer by title only, this shall be construed as though followed by the words of Canyon County.
OPERATOR: The person who is in charge of any business or endeavor.
OWNER: As applied to a building or land, shall include any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, joint tenant or lessee of the whole or of a part of such building or land.
PERSON: Any public or private corporation, firm, partnership, association, organization, government or any other group acting as a unit, as well as a natural person.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: Every description of money, goods, chattels, effects, evidence of rights in action and all written instruments by which any pecuniary obligation, right or title to property is created, acknowledged, transferred, increased, defeated, discharged or diminished and every right or interest therein.
RETAILER: Unless otherwise specifically defined, shall be understood to relate to the direct sale of goods, merchandise, articles or things in small quantities to consumers.
RIGHT OF WAY: The privilege of the immediate use of the roadway or other property.
STREET: Shall include alleys, lanes, courts, boulevards, public ways, public squares, public places and sidewalks.
TENANT: As applied to a building or land, shall include any person who occupies the whole or any part of such buildings or land, whether alone or with others.
WHOLESALER: The term "wholesaler" and "wholesale dealer" as used in this code, unless otherwise specifically defined, shall be understood to relate to the sale of goods, merchandise, articles or things in quantity to persons who purchase such items for the purpose of resale.
WRITTEN, IN WRITING: May include printing and any other mode of representing words and letters, but when the written signature of any person is required by law to any official or public writing or bond, it shall be in the proper handwriting of such person, or in case he is unable to write, by his proper mark. (1996 Code)
1. Idaho Code, section 18-111.