(A)   Generally. Words and phrases shall be read in context and construed according to the rules of grammar and common usage. Words and phrases that have acquired a technical or particular meaning, whether by legislative definition or otherwise, shall be construed accordingly.
   (B)   Number, gender and tense. As used in the code, unless the context otherwise requires:
      (1)   The singular includes the plural, and the plural includes the singular.
      (2)   Words of one gender include the other genders.
      (3)   Words in the present tense include the future.
   (C)   Calendar; computation of time.
      (1)   In computing any period of time prescribed or allowed by the state rules of civil procedure, by order of court or by any applicable statute, the day of the act, event or default after which the designated period of time begins to run is not to be included, unless it is a Saturday, Sunday or a state or federal holiday, in which event the period runs until the end of the next day which is neither a Saturday, Sunday nor a holiday. When the period of time prescribed or allowed is less than seven days, intermediate Saturdays, Sundays and holidays shall be excluded in the computation. A half holiday shall be considered as another day and not as a holiday.
      (2)   In all cases where the law requires any act to be done in a reasonable time or reasonable notice to be given, reasonable time or notice shall mean the time as only may be necessary for the prompt performance of the duty or compliance with the notice.
   (D)   Authority. When the law requires an act to be done which may by law as well be done by an agent as by the principal, the requirement shall be construed to include acts when done by an authorized agent.
   (E)   Joint authority. All words purporting to give joint authority to three or more city officers or to other persons shall be construed as giving the authority to a majority of the officers or other persons, unless it is otherwise expressly declared in the law giving the authority or inconsistent with state statute or other provisions.
   (F)   Exceptions. The rules of construction shall not apply to any law which contains any express provision excluding the construction, or when the subject matter or context of the law may be repugnant thereto.