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For the purpose of this code the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ACTION. Includes all proceedings in any court of this state.
AND. May be read OR, and OR may be read AND, if the sense requires it.
ANIMAL. Includes every warm-blooded living creature except a human being.
AVIS. The Automated Vehicle Information System established and maintained by the Transportation Cabinet to collect titling and registration information on vehicles and boats and information on holders of motor vehicle operator's licenses and personal identification cards.
CITY, MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, or MUNICIPALITY. When used in this code shall denote the City of Madisonville irrespective of its population or legal classification.
COMPANY. May extend and be applied to any corporation, company, person, partnership, joint stock company, or association.
CORPORATION. May extend and be applied to any corporation, company, partnership, joint stock company, or association.
COUNCIL. The city legislative body.
COUNTY. Hopkins County, Kentucky.
CRUELTY. As applied to animals, includes every act or omission whereby unjustifiable physical pain, suffering, or death is caused or permitted.
DIRECTORS. When applied to corporations, includes managers or trustees.
(KRS 446.010 (13))
DOMESTIC. When applied to a corporation, partnership, business trust, or limited liability company, means all those incorporated or formed by authority of this state.
DOMESTIC ANIMAL. Any animal converted to domestic habitat.
EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY. The Mayor.
EXECUTIVE ORDER. An order issued by the mayor which is binding upon the officers and employees of the city and any governmental agency over which the city has jurisdiction.
FEDERAL. Refers to the United States.
KRS. Kentucky Revised Statutes.
FOREIGN. When applied to a corporation, partnership, business trust, or limited liability company, includes all those incorporated or formed by authority of any other state.
KEEPER or PROPRIETOR. Includes all persons, whether acting by themselves or as a servant, agent, or employee.
LAND or REAL ESTATE. Includes lands, tenements, and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interest therein, other than a chattel interest.
LEGISLATIVE BODY. The City Council.
LEGISLATIVE BODY MEMBER. A City Councilman.
LIVESTOCK. Cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, alpacas, llamas, buffaloes, or any other animals of the bovine, ovine, porcine, caprine, equine, or camelid species.
MAY. The act referred to is permissive.
MISDEMEANOR. An offense for which the criminal fine can not exceed the amount set forth in KRS 534.040(2)(a), or a term of imprisonment not to exceed the periods set forth in KRS 532.090(1) or both.
MONTH. Calendar month.
MUNICIPAL ORDER. An official act of the City Council which is binding upon the officers and employees of the city and any governmental agency over which the municipality has jurisdiction.
MUNICIPALITY. The City of Madisonville, Kentucky.
OATH. Includes AFFIRMATION in all cases in which an affirmation may be substituted for an oath.
OFFICER. Any person elected to a position by the voters or any person appointed to a position which:
(a) is created by the Constitution, the General Assembly, or a city;
(b) possesses a delegation of a portion of the sovereign power of government;
(c) has powers and duties to be discharged which are conferred directly or by implication by the city;
(d) has duties performed independently and without control of a superior power other than the law;
(e) has some permanency;
(f) requires an official oath;
(g) is assigned by a commission or other written authority; and
(h) provides for an official bond if required by proper authority.
ORDINANCE. An official act of the Council, which is a regulation of a general and permanent nature and enforceable as a local law or is an appropriation of money.
PARTNERSHIP. General and limited partnerships.
PEACE OFFICER. Includes sheriffs, constables, coroners, jailers, metropolitan and urban-county government correctional officers, marshals, policemen, and other persons with similar authority to make arrests.
PERSON. May extend and be applied to bodies-politic and corporate, societies, communities, the public generally, individuals, partnerships, and limited liability companies.
PERSONAL PROPERTY. Includes all property except real.
PREMISES. As applied to property, includes land and buildings.
PROPERTY. Includes real, personal, mixed estates and interests.
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.
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.
REAL PROPERTY. Includes lands, tenements, and hereditaments.
REGULAR ELECTION. The election in even numbered years at which members of Congress are elected and the election in odd numbered years at which state officers are elected.
RESOLUTION. A resolution is a less formal mechanism for dealing with matters of a special or temporary character. While an ordinance, and to a large extent a municipal order, involves a distinctly legislative act, a resolution is simply an expression of the opinion, will or policy of the legislative body on some matter of ministerial business which has come before the body.
SHALL. The act referred to is mandatory.
SIDEWALK. That portion of the street between the curb line and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians.
STATE. The State of Kentucky.
STREET. Includes alleys, avenues, boulevards, lanes, roads, highways, viaducts, and all other public thoroughfares within the city.
SUBCHAPTER. A division of a chapter, designated in this code by a bold and italicized heading in the chapter analysis and a capitalized heading in the body of the chapter, setting apart a group of sections related by the subject matter of the heading. Not all chapters have subchapters.
SWORN. Includes AFFIRMED in all cases in which an affirmation may be substituted for an oath.
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.
VACANCY IN OFFICE. Such as exists when there is an unexpired part of a term of office without a lawful incumbent therein, or when the person elected or appointed to an office fails to qualify according to law, or when there has been no election to fill the office at the time appointed by law; it applies whether the vacancy is occasioned by death, resignation, removal from the state, county, or district, or otherwise.
VIOLATE. Includes failure to comply with.
VIOLATION. An offense for which the criminal fine can not exceed the amount set forth in KRS 534.040(2)(c).
YEAR. Calendar year.