Whenever the following words or terms are used in this code they shall have the meanings herein ascribed to them, unless the content makes such meaning repugnant thereto:
CITY: Shall mean the city of Tombstone, in the county of Cochise, in the state of Arizona, except as otherwise provided.
CODE: Unless otherwise specifically stated shall mean this city code.
COMPUTATION OF TIME: The time within which any act provided by law is to be done shall be computed by excluding the first day and including the last, unless the last day is Sunday or a legal holiday, and then it shall also be excluded. If the day succeeding such Sunday or holiday is also a holiday or a Sunday, then such succeeding day shall also be excluded.
EMPLOYEES: Whenever reference is made in this code to a city employee by title only, this shall be construed as though followed by the words "of the city of Tombstone".
KNOWINGLY: Imports only a knowledge that the facts exist which brings the act or omission within the provisions of this code. It does not require any knowledge of the unlawfulness of such act or omission.
MUNICIPALITY: Tombstone, Arizona
NEGLIGENT: As well as "neglect", "negligence", and "negligently" imports a want of such attention to the nature or probable consequences of the act or omission as a prudent man ordinarily bestows in acting in his own concern.
OFFICER: Shall include elected officers and such other appointees as set forth in this code.
OWNER: Applied to a building or land shall include any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, and joint tenant or lessee of the whole or of a part of such building or land.
PERSON: Shall be deemed to include any "person, firm, association, or corporation" or any organization of any kind.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: Includes every description of money, goods, chattels, effects, evidence of rights in action and all written instruments by which any pecuniary obligation, right or title to property is created, acknowledged, transferred, increased, defeated, discharged or diminished and every right or interest therein.
STREETS: Includes alleys, lanes, courts, boulevards, public ways, public squares, public places and sidewalks.
TENANT OR OCCUPANT: Applied to a building or land shall include any person who occupies the whole or any part of such building or land whether alone or with others.
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 law, or to injure another, or to acquire an advantage.
WRITTEN, IN WRITING: May include printing and any other mode of presenting words and letters, but when the written signature of any person is required by law to any official or public writing or bond required by law, it shall be in the proper handwriting of such person, or in case he is unable to write, by his proper mark.
Words prohibiting anything being done, except in accordance with a license or permit or authority from a board or officer, shall be construed as giving such board or officer power to license or permit or authorize such thing to be done. (1972 Code; amd. Ord. 07-1986, 10-20-1986)