A.   Whenever any word used in any section of this code importing the plural number is used in describing or referring to any matters, parties or persons, any single matter, party or person shall be deemed to be included, although distributive words may not have been used. Whenever a particular gender is referred to in this code, several matters, parties or persons and the opposite gender and bodies corporate shall be deemed to be included; provided, that these rules of construction shall not be applied to any section of this code which contains any express provision excluding such construction or where the subject matter or context may be repugnant thereto.
   B.   The word "ordinance" contained in the ordinances of the village has been changed in the content of this code to "title", "chapter", "section" and/or "subsection" or words of like import for organizational and clarification purposes only. Such change to the village's ordinances is not meant to amend passage and effective dates of such original ordinances.
   C.   All general provisions, terms, phrases and expressions contained in this code shall be liberally construed in order that the true intent of the president and board of trustees may be fully carried out. (1997 Code)