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(A) Meaning and intent. All provisions, terms, phrases, and expressions contained in this chapter shall be construed according to this chapter's stated purpose and intent.
(B) Authority for interpretation. The Zoning Enforcement Officer is responsible for interpreting the text of this chapter in accordance with the standards set forth in this section and applicable ordinance standards and requirements. Interpretations of the Zoning Enforcement Officer may be appealed to the Board of Adjustment.
(C) Delegation of authority. Whenever a provision appears requiring an official or an employee of the town to perform an act or duty, that provision shall be construed as authorizing the official to delegate the responsibility to subordinates, unless the terms of the provision specify otherwise.
(D) Computation of time. References to days are calendar days unless otherwise specified.
(E) Lists and examples. Unless otherwise specifically indicated, lists of items or examples that use the terms "such as," "including," or similar language are intended to provide examples only and should not be construed as exhaustive lists of all possibilities.
(F) Mandatory and discretionary terms. The words "shall," "will," and "must" are mandatory. The words "may" and "should" are advisory and discretionary.
(G) Conjunctions. Conjunctions shall be interpreted as follows: "and" indicates that all connected items, conditions, provisions, or events apply, while "or" indicates that one or more of the connected items, conditions, provisions, or events apply.
(H) Tenses. Words used in one tense (present, past, future) include all other tenses, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. The singular includes the plural and the plural includes the singular.
(Am. Ord. passed 9-14-2016)