§ 153.003  RULES OF CONSTRUCTION; LANGUAGE.
   The language set forth in the text of this chapter shall be interpreted in accordance with the following rules of construction.
   (A)   Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the use of either singular or plural shall include the other.
   (B)   Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the use of past, present or future tense shall include the other tenses.
   (C)   Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the use of a gender-specific pronoun shall include the other genders.
   (D)   Unless otherwise defined in this chapter, meanings of words and phrases shall be used in their plain, ordinary meaning.
   (E)   Unless otherwise clearly stated, where this chapter refers to a section number, it is deemed to be a section within this chapter.
   (F)   As they appear in this chapter, the words “shall” and “must” are mandatory and the word “may” is permissive.
   (G)   All measured distances expressed in feet shall be to the nearest tenth of a foot.
(Ord. passed 10-11-1963)