For the purpose of this Zoning Code, certain rules of construction apply to the text, as follows:
   (a)   Words used in the present tense include the future tense; and the singular includes the plural, unless the context clearly indicates the contrary.
   (b)   The word "person" includes a corporation or firm as well as an individual.
   (c)   The word "building" includes the word "structure."
   (d)   The word “lot” includes the word “plot,” “tract” or “parcel.”
   (e)   The term "shall" is always mandatory and not discretionary; the word "may" is permissive.
   (f)   The word "used" or "occupied,"  as applied to any land or building, shall be construed to include the words "intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied."
   (g)   Any word or term not interpreted or defined by this chapter shall be used with a meaning of common or standard utilization.
(Ord. 89.  Passed 4-10-72.)