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§ 265-201        Language Interpretation

  1. Words used in the present tense shall include the future.
  2. Words used in the singular shall include the plural and the plural shall include the singular.
  3. The word “person” includes a corporation, company, partnership, or association as well as an individual.
  4. The word “lot” includes the word plot or parcel.
  5. The term “shall” is always mandatory.
  6. The word “may” is permissive.
  7. The word “used” or “occupied” as applied to any land or building shall be construed to include the words intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied.
  8. The word “building” includes the word “structure.”
  9. The word “erected” shall include the word constructed. The word “moved” shall include the word “relocated.”
  10. An establishment which includes activities defined as an “adult use” by this Article shall be entirely classified as an adult use as a principal use, subject to all standards, limitations, and requirements imposed on adult uses by this ordinance. 
  11. Where a particular definition of a use or establishment is set forth under Section 265-203 of this ordinance, Use Definitions, it shall be interpreted to be excluded from any use that is more generally or generically defined in said Section.