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1211.01 WORD USAGE.
The following rules of word usage apply to the text of this Zoning Ordinance:
A. The particular shall control the general.
B. In case of any difference of meaning or implication between the text of this Zoning Ordinance and any caption, illustration, summary table, or illustrative table, the text shall control.
C. The word “shall” is always mandatory and not discretionary. The word “may” is permissive.
D. Words used in the present tense shall include the future words used in the singular number shall include the plural, and the plural the singular, unless the context clearly indicates the contrary use of gender specific pronouns is literary and shall be interpreted to include both sexes.
E. A “building” or “structure” includes any part thereof.
F. Unless the context clearly indicates the contrary, where a regulation involves two (2) or more items, conditions, provisions, or events connected by the conjunction “and”, “or”, or “either…or”, the conjunction shall be interpreted as follows:
1. “And” indicates that all of the connected items, conditions, provisions, or events shall apply.
2. “Or” indicates that the connected items, conditions, provisions, or events may apply singly or in any combination.
3. “Either…or” indicates that the connected items, conditions, provisions, or events shall apply singly but not in combination.
4. The word “includes” shall not limit a term to the specified examples, but is intended to extend its meaning to all other instances or circumstances of like kind or character.