For the purposes of this chapter the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein.  When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future; words in the plural number include the singular number; and words in the singular number include the plural number.  The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
   (a)   "Building" means a structure designed, built or occupied as a shelter or roofed enclosure for persons, animals or property, and used for residential business, mercantile, storage, commercial, industrial, institutional, assembly, educational or recreational purposes.
   (b)   "City" means the City of Springfield, Ohio.
   (c)   "Person" means an individual, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, or organization of any kind.
   (d)   "Chief Building Official" means the director of the Inspection Services Division and/or his authorized assistants.
      (Ord. 80-18.  Passed 1-15-80.)