For the purpose of these Codified Ordinances, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   (a)   “And” may be read “or”, and “or” may be read “and”, if the sense requires it.
   (b)   “Another.”  When used to designate the owner of property which is the subject of an offense, includes not only natural persons but also every other owner of property.
   (c)   “Bond” includes an undertaking and “undertaking” includes a bond.
   (d)   "Bridging documents" means a preliminary set of documents developed by the City, or a design professional or other consultant to the City ("bridging designer") that are used to form the basis of the competitive package. The “bridging documents” may include a performance-based specifications established by the City rather than a specific design as an improvement goal and may contain so much specific design as the City Administrator determines is necessary to produce a request for proposals for design-build services.  (Ord. C14-11.  Passed 4-18-11.)
   (e)   “Child.”  Includes child by adoption.
   (f)   "City Administrator" refers to the City Administrator or his or her designee.  (Ord. C14-11.  Passed 4-18-11.)
   (g)   “Council.”  The Legislative Authority of the municipality.
   (h)   “County.”  The county in which the municipality is located, being Franklin County, Ohio.
   (i)   “Design-Build Contract” means a project delivery system for improvements to real property by which a person or entity is solely responsible contractually as a contractor to the City for both the design and construction of the improvement, which design and construction may include a performance-based specification established by the City rather than a specific design as an improvement goal.  (Ord. C14-11.  Passed 4-18-11.)
   (j)   "Design-builder" means the persons or entity contracting with the City in the design-build contract.  (Ord. C14-11.  Passed 4-18-11.)
   (k)   “Fire Chief.”  Shall include the Chief of a fire department if such fire department has been established in the municipality, and shall include the Fire Prevention Officer if no fire department has been established in the municipality.
   (l)   “Imprisoned.”  Shall have the same meaning as in Ohio R.C. 1.05.
   (m)   “Internet” means the international computer network of both federal and non-federal interoperable packet switched data networks, including the graphical subnetwork known as the world wide web.
   (n)   “Keeper” or “proprietor” includes all persons, whether acting by themselves or as a servant, agent, or employee.
   (o)   “Land” or "real estate" includes rights and easements of incorporeal nature.
   (p)   “Legislative authority” means the legislative authority of the Municipality.
   (q)   “May” is permissive.
   (r)   “Municipality” or “Village,” when used in this Model Ohio Municipal Code, shall denote the Municipality irrespective of its population or legal classification.
   (s)   “OAC” refers to the Ohio Administrative Code.
   (t)   “Oath” includes affirmation; and “swear” includes affirm.
   (u)   “Ohio R.C.,” “ORC” or “Revised Code” refers to the Ohio Revised Code.
   (v)   “Owner,” when applied to property, includes any part owner, joint owner, or tenant in common of the whole or part of such property.
   (w)   “Person” includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association.
   (x)   “Personal property” includes all property except real property.
   (y)   “Plan of sewerage,” “system of sewerage,” “sewer,” and “sewers” includes sewers, sewage disposal works and treatment plants, and sewage pumping stations, together with facilities and appurtenances necessary and proper therefor.
   (z)   “Premises,” as applied to property, includes land and buildings.
   (aa)   “Property” includes real, personal, mixed estates, and interests.
   (bb)   “Public authority” includes boards of education; the Municipal, County, State, or Federal government, its officers, or an agency thereof; or any duly authorized public official.
   (cc)   “Public place” includes any street, sidewalk, park, cemetery, school yard, body of water or watercourse, public conveyance, or any other place for the sale of merchandise, public accommodation, or amusement.
   (dd)   “Real property” includes lands, tenements, and hereditaments.
   (ee)   “Registered mail” includes certified mail; and “certified mail” includes registered mail.
   (ff)   “Shall” is mandatory.
   (gg)   “Sidewalk” means that portion of the street between the curb line and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians.
   (hh)   “State” means the State of Ohio.
   (ii)   “Street” includes alleys, avenues, boulevards, lanes, roads, highways, viaducts, and all other public thoroughfares within the Municipality.
   (jj)   “Tenant” or “occupant,” as applied to premises, includes any person holding a written or oral lease, or who actually occupies the whole or any part of such premises, alone or with others.
   (kk)   “Undertaking” includes a bond.
   (ll)   “Week” means seven consecutive days.
   (mm)   “Whoever” includes all persons, natural and artificial; partners; principals, agents, and employees; and all officials, public or private.
   (nn)   “Writing” includes printing.
   (oo)   “Written” or “in writing” include any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures; this provision does not affect any law relating to signatures.
   (pp)   “Year” means twelve consecutive months.
(ORC 1.02, 1.05, 1.44, 1.59, 701.01)