For purposes of this title, unless otherwise defined in a particular chapter:
   A.   Words used in the present tense include the future.
   B.   Words or phrases used in the singular number include the plural and words used in the plural include the singular.
   C.   The words "shall" and "must" are mandatory and not permissive.
   D.   The word "may" is permissive.
   E.   Where terms are not defined, they have their ordinary accepted meanings within the context in which they are used. (Ord. 3097, 4-7-2008)