1-3-2: DEFINITIONS, GENERAL:
Whenever the following words or terms are used in this Code, they shall have such meanings herein ascribed to them, unless the context makes such meaning repugnant thereto:
AGENT: A person acting on behalf of another.
BOARD: Unless otherwise indicated, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Wayne.
CODE: The Village Code of Wayne, Illinois, and amendments thereto.
CORPORATE AUTHORITIES: The President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Wayne.
COUNTY: The County of DuPage or the County of Kane, State of Illinois.
EMPLOYEES: Whenever reference is made in this Code to a Village employee by title only, this shall be construed as though followed by the words "of the Village of Wayne".
FISCAL YEAR: The fiscal year of the Village is hereby established as commencing on May 1 of each year and ending on April 30 of the following year.
LICENSE: The permission granted for the carrying on of a business, profession or occupation.
MAYOR: See definition of Village President.
MISDEMEANOR: Any offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in other than a penitentiary for less than one year may be imposed.
NUISANCE: Anything offensive or obnoxious to the health and welfare of the inhabitants of the Village; or any act or thing repugnant to, or creating a hazard to or having a detrimental effect on the property of another person or to the community.
OCCUPANT: As 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.
OFFENSE: Any act forbidden by any provision of this Code or the omission of any act required by the provisions of this Code.
OFFICERS: Whenever reference is made in this Code to a Village officer by title only, this shall be construed as though followed by the words "of the Village of Wayne".
OPERATOR: The person who is in charge of any operation, business or profession.
OWNER: As applied to a building or land, shall include any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, joint tenant or lessee of the whole or of a part of such building or land.
PERSON: Any public or private corporation, firm, partnership, association, organization, government or any other group acting as a unit, as well as a natural person.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: Shall include 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.
RETAILER: Unless otherwise specifically defined, shall be understood to relate to the sale of goods, merchandise, articles or things in small quantities directly to the consumer.
STATE: The State of Illinois.
STREET: Shall include alleys, lanes, courts, boulevards, public ways, public squares, public places and sidewalks.
TENANT: As 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.
VILLAGE: The Village of Wayne, Counties of DuPage and Kane, State of Illinois.
VILLAGE PRESIDENT: The Village President may be referred to as Mayor of the Village. The term "Village President" as used in any ordinance, resolution, motion or other action of the corporate authorities shall be construed as meaning the Mayor; the term "Mayor" wherever so used shall be construed to mean the Village President; and the title "Mayor" as used in the minutes of the corporate authorities or any other official document shall be construed as meaning "Village President".
WHOLESALER AND WHOLESALE DEALER: Unless otherwise specifically defined, such terms shall be understood to relate to the sale of goods, merchandise, articles or things in quantity to persons who purchase for the purpose of resale.
WRITTEN, IN WRITING: May include printing and any other mode of representing words and letters, but when the written signature of any person is required by law to any official or public writing or bond, it shall be in the proper handwriting of such person, or in case he is unable to write, by his proper mark. (Ord. 60-07, 5-2-1960; amd. 1998 Code)