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For the purposes of this subchapter, all words, terms and expressions contained herein shall be interpreted in accordance with the following rules of construction, unless the context requires otherwise.
(A) The particular controls the general.
(B) The word SHALL is mandatory, the word MAY is permissive.
(C) The present tense includes the future tense, the singular number includes the plural, and the plural number includes the singular.
(D) The words PERSON includes a firm, association, organization, partnership, trust, company or corporation, as well as an individual.
(E) (1) Any words, terms or phrases not defined herein shall be used with a meaning of common standard use.
(2) Any words, terms or phrases not defined herein, shall be construed according to their common, ordinary and accepted meaning.
(Ord. 2003-2, passed 12-17-2003)