For the purpose of this title certain grammatical forms used herein are construed as follows, unless the context of a particular provision clearly requires a different construction:
   (A)   The present tense includes the past and future, and the future includes the present.
   (B)   The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.
   (C)   The singular number includes the plural, and the plural includes the singular.
   (D)   The general includes the particular, but the particular controls the general.
   (E)   "Shall" denotes a mandatory provision, and "may" a permissive provision. (Ord. 1474, 1-8-1991)