Article 12.1 - Rules of Construction

For the purposes of these regulations, the following rules of construction apply.

.1 These regulations will be construed to achieve the purposes for which they are adopted. Interpretations shall be guided by statements of intent.

.2 In the event of any conflict in standards applying to a project, the standard more consistent with the Plan shall apply.

.3 The words "shall," "must," and "will" are mandatory in nature, implying an obligation or duty to comply with the particular provision.

.4 The word "may" is permissive in nature except when used in the negative.

.5 The word “should,” whether used in the positive or the negative, is a suggested guideline.

.6 References to "days" will always be construed to be working days, excluding weekends and holidays, unless the context of the language clearly indicates otherwise.

.7 For purposes of interpreting this ordinance, certain words, concepts, and ideas are defined below.  Except as defined herein, all other words used in this ordinance shall have their everyday dictionary definition.

.8 Whenever a conflict exists between the text of this ordinance and any graphic representation herein, the text shall prevail.

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