For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   CLERK-TREASURER.  The Clerk and Fiscal Officer of the Town of Oolitic.
   CODE.  The Oolitic Town Code.
   COMPUTATION OF TIME.  Except when otherwise provided, the time within which an act is required to be done shall be computed by excluding the first day and including the last day, unless the last day be Sunday or a holiday, in which it shall also be excluded.
   COUNCIL.  The Town Council, formerly known as the Board of Trustees.
   COUNTY.  The County of Lawrence, State of Indiana.
   ET SEQ.  The Latin phrase meaning and the following.
   GENDER.  Words used in the masculine gender shall include feminine and neuter.
   I.C.  State law found in the Indiana Code.
   LAW.  Applicable federal law, the Constitution and statutes of the State of Indiana, the ordinances of the Town of Oolitic, and, when appropriate, any and all rules and regulations which may be promulgated thereunder.
   MAY.  The act referred to is permissive.
   MONTH.  A calendar month.
   MUST and SHALL.  The act referred to is mandatory.
   OATH.  Includes an AFFIRMATION or DECLARATION in all cases in which, by law, an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in such cases the words swear and sworn shall be equivalent to the words affirm and affirmed.
   OWNER.  Applied to a building or land, includes any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, joint tenant, tenant by the entirety, of the whole or a part of such building or land.
   PERSON.  Includes a natural person, joint venture, joint stock company, partnership, association, club, company, corporation, business, trust organization, or the manager, lessee, agent, servant, officer, or employee of any of them.
   PERSONAL PROPERTY.  Includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt.
   PRECEDING and FOLLOWING.  Next before and next after, respectively.
   PROPERTY.  Includes real and personal property.
   PUBLIC PLACE.  Any street or highway, sidewalk, park, cemetery, school yard, or open space adjacent thereto and any lake or stream.
   REAL PROPERTY.  Includes lands, tenements, and hereditaments.
   REASONABLE TIME.  In all cases where any provision shall require any act to be done in a reasonable time or reasonable notice to be given any person, such reasonable time or notice shall be deemed to mean such time only as may be necessary in the prompt execution of such duty or compliance with such notice.
   SIDEWALK.  The portion of the street between the curb line and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians.
   SIGNATURE or SUBSCRIPTION.  Includes a mark when the person cannot write.
   STATE.  The State of Indiana.
   STREET.  All streets, highways, avenues, lanes, alleys, courts, squares, places, curbs, or other public ways in the town which have been or may hereafter be dedicated and open to public use, or such other public property so designated in any law of this state.
   SUBSTANTIAL PROPERTY INTEREST.  Any right in real property that may be affected in a substantial way by actions authorized by planning and development laws of the state, including a fee interest, a life estate, a future interest, a present possessory interest, or an equitable interest of a contract purchaser.
   TENANT or OCCUPANT.  Applies to a building or land and shall include any person holding a written or oral lease of, or who occupies the whole or a part of, such building or land whether alone or with others.
   TOWN.  The Town of Oolitic, Indiana, or the area within the territorial limits of the Town of Oolitic, Indiana, and such territory outside of the Town of Oolitic over which the town has jurisdiction or control by virtue of any constitutional or statutory provision.
   TOWN COUNCIL.  Includes all former references to the Board of Trustees.
   WRITTEN.  Includes printed, typewritten, mimeographed, multigraphed, or otherwise reproduced in permanent visible form.
   YEAR.  A calendar year.
(1996 Code, § 1-4)
Statutory reference:
   Definitions, see I.C. 36-1-2-1 through 36-1-2-24, 36-7-9-2