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The following rules of construction apply to the text of this Ordinance:
(a) The particular shall control the general.
(b) In case of any difference of meaning or implication between the text of this Ordinance and any caption or illustration, the text shall control.
(c) The word “shall” is always mandatory and not discretionary. The word “may” is permissive.
(d) Words used in the present tense shall include the future; and used in the singular number shall include the plural, and the plural the singular, unless the context clearly indicates the contrary.
(e) A “building” or structure includes any part thereof.
(f) The phrase “used for” includes “arranged for,” “designed for,” “intended for,” “maintained for,” or “occupied for.”
(g) The word “person” includes an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an incorporated association, or any other similar entity.
(h) Unless the context clearly indicates the contrary, where a regulation involves two or more items, conditions, provisions, or events connected by the conjunction “and,” “or,” “either....or,” the conjunction shall be interpreted as follows:
(1) “And” indicates that all connected items, conditions, provisions, or events shall apply.
(2) “Or” indicates that the connected items, conditions, provisions, or events may apply singly or in any combination.
(3) “Either...or” indicates that the connected items, conditions, provisions or events shall apply singly but not in combination.
(i) Terms not herein defined shall have the meaning customarily assigned to them.
(Ord. 01-50. Passed 12-6-02.)