22.12.005 Applicability – Construction.
A. Definitions, words and terms in this chapter are included because of special or particular meanings as they are used in these regulations.
B. In the construction of these zoning regulations, the definitions contained in this chapter shall be observed and applied, except when the context clearly indicates otherwise.
C. Words used in the present tense shall include the future; words used in the singular shall include the plural, and the plural shall include the singular. The word “shall” is mandatory and not discretionary. The word “may” is permissive.
D. If: (1) in a particular context, any word or term defined in this chapter irreconcilably conflicts with the definition of the same word or term established by an applicable state or federal statute, and (2) the city is preempted from adopting a local definition that differs from the applicable state or federal definition, then the applicable state or federal definition shall control to extent of such conflict. The director shall have exclusive authority to determine any conflict under this subsection. (Ord. 033/2022 § 1 (EXh. A); Ord. 013/2019 § 2)