(a)   Words used in the singular shall include the plural, and the plural shall include the singular unless the content clearly indicates the contrary.
   (b)   Words used in the present tense include the future tense.
   (c)   The word "shall" is mandatory, implying an obligation or duty to comply, and the word "may" is permissive.
   (d)   The word "person" includes a firm, association, organization, partnership, trust, company or corporation, as well as an individual.
   (e)   The word "lot" includes the words "plot" or "parcel".
   (f)   The words "used" or "occupied" include the words "intended, designed, or arranged to be used or occupied".
   (g)   Words and terms not defined herein should be interpreted in accord with their normal dictionary meanings and customary usage.
   (h)   The provisions of these Regulations shall be construed to achieve the purposes and intent for which they are adopted.
   (i)   Nothing in these Regulations is intended to abrogate any easement, covenant, deed restriction or other private agreement; however, where these Regulations are more restrictive or impose higher standards or requirements than such easement, covenant, deed restriction or other private agreement, the requirements of these Regulations shall govern.
   (j)   In the event of a conflict between the text of these Regulations and any caption, figure, illustration, table, or map, the text of these Regulations shall control. In the event of a conflict between a chart and an illustration, the chart shall control. All illustrations included in these Regulations are for illustrative purposes only.
   (k)   In the event of any conflict in limitations, restrictions, or standards, the more restrictive provisions shall apply.
   (l)   The word "herein" means "these Regulations".
   (m)   Any act authorized by these Regulations to be carried out by a specific official or agency of the City is impliedly authorized to be carried out by a designee of such official or agency.
   (n)   The time within which an act is to be done shall be computed by excluding the first and including the last day; if the last day is a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, that day shall be excluded.
   (o)   Any reference to the Ohio Revised Code or to other State or Federal statues or rules shall be construed to be a reference to the most recent enactment of such statute or rule, and shall include any amendments as may from time to time be adopted.
(Ord. 2-2004. Passed 2-23-04.)