§ 150.01 PURPOSE.
   (A)   The language set forth in the text of this title shall be interpreted in accordance with the following rules of construction:
      (1)   The singular number includes the plural and plural the singular;
      (2)   The present tense includes the past and the future tenses and the future the present;
      (3)   The word "shall" is mandatory while the word "may" is permissive; and
      (4)   The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.
   (B)   For the purpose of this title, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning. Words not defined have the meaning given by the latest edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
(Ord. 879, passed 10-28-2020)