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For the purposes of this title, all words used in the code shall have their normal and customary meaning, unless specifically defined otherwise in the code.

Words used in the present tense include the future.

The plural includes the singular and vice-versa.

The words “will” and “shall” are mandatory.

The word “may” indicates that discretion is allowed.

The word “used” includes designed, intended or arranged to be used.

The masculine gender includes the feminine and vice versa.

Distances shall be measured horizontally unless otherwise specified.

The word “building” includes a portion of a building or a portion of the lot on which it stands. (Ord. 436 § 1, 2010)