SEC. 17-59.  INTERPRETATION OF CHAPTER.
   (A)   Purpose.  The purpose of this section is to facilitate interpretation of the provisions of this chapter by clarifying terms used in this chapter. 
(`64 Code, Sec. 37-5.5.1)
   (B)   Construction.  When used in this chapter, the words "shall," "will," and "is to" are always mandatory and not discretionary.  The words "should" or "may" are permissive.  Present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future tense includes the past.  The singular number includes the plural and the plural the singular. 
(`64 Code, Sec. 37-5.5.2)
   (C)   Time of day.  Whenever a certain hour or time of day is specified in this chapter or any permit, condition of approval, or notice issued or given as set forth in this chapter, such hour shall be standard time or daylight savings time whichever is in current use in the city. 
(`64 Code, Sec. 37-5.5.3)
   (D)   Number of days.  Whenever a number of days is specified in this chapter or any permit, condition of approval, or notice issued or given as set forth in this chapter, such number of days shall be deemed to be consecutive days. 
(`64 Code, Sec. 37-5.5.4)
   (E)   Rounding of quantities.  Whenever this chapter requires consideration of distances, parking spaces or other aspects of development, or the physical environment expressed in numerical quantities which are fractions of whole numbers, such numbers are to be rounded to the nearest highest whole number when the fraction is 0.5 or more and to the next lowest whole number when the fraction is less than 0.5 except as otherwise noted in this chapter.  In the case of the number of dwelling units, the numerical quantities which are fractions of whole numbers shall be rounded to the next lowest whole number in all such instances. 
(`64 Code, Sec. 37-5.5.5)
(Ord. No. 2716)