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Definition Reference.
Article 11 contains certain definitions used throughout this Ordinance. These definitions are grouped under "General".
Other definitions are contained in the specific provisions to which the terms relate. These definitions are grouped under the section to which they correspond. The group name will be followed by a section number. 
Undefined words are given their commonly understood meaning in the context used.

Rules of Language and Statutory Construction.
The following general rules of statutory construction apply when interpreting this Ordinance unless otherwise indicated.
A. Words in the present tense include the future. The reverse is also true.
B. Words in the singular number include the plural number. The reverse is also true.
C. The word “building” includes the word “structure.”
D. The word “lot” includes the words “plot” or “tract.”
E. The words “must” and “may not” are mandatory and the word “may” is permissive.
F. The word “district” means zoning district.
G. The word “City” means the City of Joshua, Texas.
H. The text material of this Ordinance controls over illustrative material.
I. Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the use of terms such as “including,” “such as,” or similar language are intended to provide examples, and not intended to be exhaustive lists of all possibilities.
J. All references to other city, county, state or federal regulations in this Ordinance refer to the most current version, or as may be amended, and citation for those regulations, unless expressly indicated otherwise. If the referenced regulations have been repealed and not replaced by other regulations, requirements for compliance are no longer in effect.
K. All references to “days” are to be deemed working days unless otherwise expressly stated. The time in which an act must be completed is computed by excluding the first day and including the last day. If the last day is a Saturday, Sunday or holiday observed by the City, that day is excluded. A day concludes at the close of business (5:00 p.m.), and any materials received after that time will be deemed to have been received the following day.
L. Wherever a provision appears requiring the head of a department or another official or employee of the City to perform an act or duty, that provision is construed as authorizing the department head or official to delegate that responsibility to a designee.

In construing this Ordinance, all provisions are given equal weight, unless the context clearly demands otherwise.