In the construction of this code and of all ordinances of the city, the following rules shall be observed, unless such construction would be inconsistent with the manifest intent of the city council or the context clearly requires otherwise:
   CITY COUNCIL: The city council of South Jordan City, Utah.
   CITY OR THIS CITY: Shall be construed as if followed by the words "of South Jordan City, Utah".
   CODE OR THIS CODE: South Jordan City municipal code.
   COMPUTATION OF TIME: The time in which any act provided by law is to be done is computed by excluding the first day and including the last.
   CORRUPTLY: Imports a wrongful design to acquire or cause some pecuniary or other advantage to the person guilty of the act, established either by proof or by presumption of law.
   COUNTY OR THIS COUNTY: The county of Salt Lake.
   DAY: The period of time between any twelve o'clock (12:00) midnight and the twelve o'clock (12:00) midnight following.
   DAYTIME, NIGHTTIME: "Daytime" means the period of time between sunrise and the sunset. "Nighttime" means the period of time between sunset and sunrise.
   GENDER: The masculine gender includes the feminine and the neuter.
   IN THE CITY: Means and includes all territory over which the city now has, or shall hereafter acquire jurisdiction for the exercise of its police powers or other regulatory powers.
   JAIL: Means and includes the jail or prison in which prisoners of the city are confined.
   JOINT AUTHORITY: All words giving a joint authority to three (3) or more persons or officers shall be construed as giving such authority to a majority of such persons or officers.
   KNOWINGLY: Imports only a knowledge that the facts exist which bring the act or omission within the provisions of these ordinances. It does not require any knowledge of the unlawfulness of such act or omission.
   LAW: Any of the constitutions, statutes, regulations, or court decisions of the United States of America or the state of Utah.
   MONTH: A calendar month.
   NEGLECT, NEGLIGENCE, NEGLIGENT, AND NEGLIGENTLY: Import a want of such attention to the nature or probable consequences of the act or omission as a prudent person ordinarily bestows in acting in his or her own concern.
   NUMBER: The singular number includes the plural, and the plural the singular.
   OATH: Includes an affirmation.
   OFFICERS, DEPARTMENTS, ETC.: Officers, departments, boards, commissions, and employees referred to in this code shall mean the officers, departments, boards, commissions, and employees of South Jordan City, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
   OFFICIAL TIME: Whenever certain hours are named in this code, they mean Mountain Standard Time or Daylight Savings Time as may be in current use in the city.
   ORDINANCES OR THESE ORDINANCES: The ordinances codified in this volume of ordinances.
   OWNER: Applied to a building or land, means and includes 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 such building or land.
   PERSON: Means and includes any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation or company.
   PERSONAL PROPERTY: Means and includes every aspect of property, except real property, as defined in this section.
   PRECEDING, FOLLOWING: Next before and next after, respectively.
   PROCESS: Means and includes a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings of either a civil or criminal nature.
   PROPERTY: Means and includes real and personal property.
   REAL PROPERTY: Means and includes lands, tenements and hereditaments.
   SHALL, MAY: "Shall" is mandatory and "may" is permissive.
   SIGNATURE OR SUBSCRIPTION BY MARK: Means and includes a mark when the signer or subscriber cannot write, such signer's or subscriber's name being written near the mark by a witness who writes his or her own name near the signer's or subscriber's name; but, a signature or subscription by mark can be acknowledged or can serve as a signature or subscription to a sworn statement only when two witnesses so sign their own names thereto.
   STATE OR THIS STATE: The state of Utah.
   TENANT OR OCCUPANT: Applied to a building or land, means and includes any person holding a written or an oral lease of, or who occupies the whole or a part of such building or land, either alone or with others.
   TENSES: The present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future tense includes the present.
   WEEK: A week consists of seven (7) consecutive days.
   WILFULLY: When applied to the intent with which an act is done or omitted, implies simply a purpose or willingness to commit the act or make the omission referred to. It does not require any intent to violate a law, or to injure another, or to acquire any advantage.
   WRITING: Means and includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. Whenever any notice, report, statement or record is required or authorized by this code, it shall be made in writing in the English language, unless it is expressly provided otherwise. Included in this definition shall be magnetically encoded writings.
   YEAR: A calendar year, except where otherwise provided. (Prior code § 1.04.030)