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A. Minimum Requirements: In interpreting and applying the provisions of this title, they shall be held to be minimum requirements, adopted for the promotion of the public health, safety, and general welfare. It is not intended by this title to interfere with or revoke or invalidate any easement, covenant, or other agreement between parties.
B. Greater Restrictions: When the provisions of this title impose greater restrictions than are imposed by other applicable city, Pierce County, state, and federal regulations, the provisions of this title shall control.
C. Ambiguities Or Differences: In case of any ambiguity or difference of meaning or inconsistencies between the text and any illustrations or other graphics, the text throughout this title shall control.
D. Construction Of Words: Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, words in the present tense can include the future tense, and words in the singular can include the plural, or vice versa. Except for words and terms defined in the beginning of each chapter of this title and in chapter 2 of this title, all words and terms used in this title shall have their customary meanings.
E. Shall, Should, May: The words "shall" and "should" are always mandatory and not discretionary. The word "may" is discretionary. (Ord. 792, 7-29-2004)