§ 16.08.010  INTERPRETATION.
   The language set forth in the text of this Ordinance is interpreted in accordance with the following rules of construction:
   A.   The singular number includes the plural, and the plural the singular.
   B.   The present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future tense includes the present.
   C.   The words “must” and “shall” are mandatory. The term “may” is permissive.
   D.   The terms “must not,” “shall not” and “may not” are prohibiting.
   E.   The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.
   F.   Whenever a defined word or term appears in the text of this Ordinance, its meaning is construed as set forth in the definition.  Any word appearing in parenthesis, between a word and its definition herein, is construed in the same sense as that word. Words not defined are interpreted in accordance with the definitions considered to be normal dictionary usage.
   G.   If a definition contains limiting criteria and the use is inconsistent with that criteria, the use is prohibited.
(Ord. O-201410-10-035, passed 10-14-2014; Ord. O-201601-ZBA-006, passed 1-19-2016; Ord. O-201603-ZBA-010, passed 3-17-2016, § 2.1; Ord. O-201803-ZBA-10-08, passed 3-19-2018; Ord. O-201808-10-033, passed 8-21-2018)