In the construction of this code and of all ordinances, the following definitions and rules of construction shall be observed, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
   CHARTER.  The Charter of the Town of Palm Shores, Florida, printed at the beginning of this code.
   CODE.  Whenever the term CODE is used without further qualification, it shall mean the Code of Ordinances, Town of Palm Shores, Florida, as designated in § 10.01.
   COMPUTATION OF TIME.  Whenever a notice is required to be given or an act to be done a certain length of time before any proceeding shall be had, the day on which notice is given or an act is done shall not be counted in computing the time, but the day on which the proceeding is to be had shall be counted.
   CORPORATE LIMITS.  Whenever in this code an act is prohibited, declared unlawful, required to be performed, directly or by implication, the references shall imply “within the corporate limits of the Town of Palm Shores.”
   COUNTY.  The County of Brevard.
   DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY.  Whenever a provision appears requiring the head of a department or some other town officer or employee to do some act or perform some duty, it shall be construed to authorize the head of the department or other officer or employee to designate, delegate and authorize subordinates to perform the required act or perform the duty unless the terms of the provision or section specify otherwise.
   F.S.  The latest edition or supplement of the Florida Statutes.
   GENDER.  A word importing the masculine gender only shall extend and be applied to females and to firms, partnerships and corporations, as well as to males.
   JOINT AUTHORITY.  Words purporting to give authority to three or more officers or other persons shall be construed as giving authority to a majority of the officers or other persons, unless it is otherwise declared.
   MONTH.  A calendar month.
   NUMBER.  A word importing the singular number only may extend and be applied to several persons and things, as well as to one person or thing.
   OATH.  Construed to include an affirmation in all cases in which, by law, an affirmation may be substituted for an oath; and in those cases, the terms SWEAR and SWORN shall be equivalent to the terms AFFIRM and AFFIRMED.
   OFFICER, EMPLOYEE, DEPARTMENT, BOARD, COMMISSION or OTHER AGENCY.  Whenever any officer, employee, department, board, commission or other agency is referred to by title only, the reference shall be construed as if followed by the words “of the Town of Palm Shores, Florida.”
   OWNER.  Applied to a building or land, shall include any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, tenant in partnership, joint tenant or tenant by the entirety, of the whole or of a part of a building or land.
   PERSON.  Shall include and be applied to associations, clubs, societies, firms, partnerships and bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals.
   STATE.  The State of Florida.
   TENSE.  Words used in the present or past tense include the future, as well as the present and past.
   TOWN.  The term TOWN shall be construed as if the words “of Palm Shores, Florida” followed it and shall extend to and include its several officers, agents and employees.
   TOWN COUNCIL or COUNCIL.  The Town Council of the Town of Palm Shores, Florida.
(2000 Code, § 1-2)
Statutory reference:
   Boundaries of Brevard County, see F.S. § 7.05
   Computation of time, see Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 1.090(a)
   Definitions of terms, see F.S. § 1.01