Chapter 1.05


1.05.010    Definitions.

1.05.020    Prohibited acts include causing and permitting.

1.05.030    Repeal shall not revive any ordinances.

1.05.040    Interpretation of language.

1.05.050    Grammatical interpretation.

1.05.060    Acts by agents.

1.05.070    Construction.

1.05.010 Definitions.

The following words and phrases, wherever used in the ordinances of the town of Hunts Point, Washington, shall be construed as defined in this section unless from the context a different meaning is intended or unless a different meaning is specifically defined and more particularly directed to the use of such words or phrases:

(1) “City” and “town” mean the town of Hunts Point, Washington, or the area within the territorial limits of the town of Hunts Point, Washington and such territory outside of the town over which the town has jurisdiction or control by virtue of any constitutional or statutory provision.

(2) “Computation of time” means the determination of the time within which an act is to be done. It is computed by excluding the day of the act, event, or default from which the designated period of time begins to run and including the last day of the period so computed; and if the last day is Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, that day shall be excluded, in which event the period runs until the end of the next day which is neither a Saturday, a Sunday nor a legal holiday.

(3) “Council” means the town council of the town of Hunts Point, Washington. “All its members,” or “all council members” means the total number of council members provided by the general laws of the state of Washington and/or all persons currently holding such title.

(4) “County” means the county of King.

(5) “Law” denotes applicable federal law, the constitution and statutes of the state of Washington, the ordinances of the town of Hunts Point, and when appropriate, any and all rules and regulations which may be promulgated thereunder.

(6) “May” is permissive.

(7) “Month” means a calendar month.

(8) Must and Shall. Each is mandatory.

(9) “Oath” is construed to include an affirmation or declaration in all cases in which, by law, an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in such cases the words “swear” and “sworn” are equivalent to the words “affirm” and affirmed”.

(10) “Ordinance” means a law of the town; provided, that a temporary or special law, administrative action, order or directive may be in the form of a resolution.

(11) “Owner” applied to building or land, includes any part owner, tenant in common, joint tenant or tenant by the entirety, of the whole or part of such building or land.

(12) “Person” means natural person, joint venture, joint stock company, partnership, association, club, company, corporation, business, trust, organization or the manager, lessee, agent, servant, officer or employee of any of them.

(13) “Personal property” includes money, goods, chattels, causes of action, things in action and evidences of debt.

(14) “Property” includes real and personal property.

(15) “Real property” includes lands, tenements and hereditaments.

(16) “Sidewalk” means that portion of a street between the curb line and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians.

(17) “State” means the state of Washington.

(18) “Street” includes all streets, highways, avenues, lanes, alleys, courts, places, squares, curbs or other public ways in this town which have been or may hereafter be dedicated and open to public use, or such other public property so designated in any law of this state.

(19) “Tenant” and “occupant”, applied to a building or land, includes any person who occupies the whole or a part of such building or land, whether alone or with others.

(20) Title of Office. Use of the title of any officer, employee, department, board or commission means that officer, employee, department, board or commission of the town. [Ord. 283 § 1, 1994]

1.05.020 Prohibited acts include causing and permitting.

Whenever in the ordinances of the town any act or omission is made unlawful, it includes causing, allowing, permitting, aiding, abetting, suffering or concealing such act or omission. [Ord. 283 § 2, 1994]

1.05.030 Repeal shall not revive any ordinances.

The repeal of an ordinance shall not repeal the repealing clause of such ordinance or revive any ordinance which has been repealed thereby. [Ord. 283 § 3, 1994]

1.05.040 Interpretation of language.

All words and phrases shall be construed according to the common and approved usage of the language, but technical words and phrases and such others as may have acquired a peculiar and appropriate meaning in the law shall be construed and understood according to such peculiar and appropriate meaning. [Ord. 283 § 4, 1994]

1.05.050 Grammatical interpretation.

The following grammatical rules shall apply in the ordinances of the town of Hunts Point, unless it is apparent from the context that a different construction is intended:

(1) Each gender includes the masculine, feminine and neuter genders.

(2) The singular number includes the plural and the plural includes the singular.

(3) Words used in the present tense include the past and future tenses and vice versa, unless manifestly inapplicable. [Ord. 283 § 5, 1994]

1.05.060 Acts by agents.

When act is required by any ordinance which may be done as well by an agent as a principal, such requirement shall be construed to include all acts performed by any authorized agent. [Ord. 283 § 6, 1994]

1.05.070 Construction.

The provisions of the ordinances of the town of Hunts Point shall be construed with a view to effect their objects and to promote justice. [Ord. 283 § 7, 1994]