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Unless the provisions of this Code otherwise specifically provide, or the context of this Code indicates to the contrary, the general provisions, rules of construction and definitions set forth in this Chapter shall govern the construction of this Code. The provisions of this Code, and all proceedings under it, are to be construed with a view to effect their objects and to promote justice.
A. Effect Of Headings: The title, chapter, article and section headings contained in this Code shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or in any manner affect the scope, meaning or intent of the provisions of any title, chapter, article or section of this Code.
B. Meaning Of Section And Subsection: "Section" shall mean a section of this Code, unless some other source is specifically set forth. "Subsection" shall mean a subsection of the section in which the term occurs, unless some other section is expressly set forth.
C. Acts By Deputies: Whenever a power is granted to, or a duty is imposed upon, a public officer or employee, the power may be exercised or the duty may be performed by a deputy of such officer or employee or by a person otherwise duly authorized pursuant to law or ordinance, unless this Code expressly provides otherwise.
D. Writing: "Writing" includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. Whenever any notice, report, statement or record is required or authorized by this Code, such notice, report, statement or record shall be made in writing in the English language, unless this Code expressly provides otherwise.
E. References To Ordinances; Application To Amendments: Whenever any reference in this Code is made to an ordinance, the reference shall apply to such ordinance of the Town, unless this Code expressly provides otherwise. Whenever any reference is made to any portion of this Code, or to any ordinance of this Town, the reference shall apply to all amendments, corrections and additions heretofore, now or hereafter added to this Code.
F. Statute Of Limitations: When a limitation or period of time prescribed in any existing ordinance or statute for acquiring a right or barring a remedy, or for any other purpose, has begun to run before this Code goes into effect, the time which has already run shall be deemed a part of the time prescribed in such limitation. (Ord. 3, 11-27-1991)