Chapter 1.05


1.05.010    Definitions and rules of construction.

1.05.020    Violation – Penalty.

1.05.010 Definitions and rules of construction.

In the construction of this code and all ordinances of the town, the following definitions and rules of construction shall be observed, unless they are inconsistent with the manifest intent of the town council or the context clearly requires otherwise:

    For definitions and rules of construction for statutes generally, see WS, 1977, 8-1-102 and 8-1-103. NOTE: Statutes referred to have been corrected.

Computation of Time. The time within which an act is to be done shall be computed by excluding the first and including the last day unless the last day is a Saturday, a Sunday or a legal holiday, in which case the period shall run until the end of the next day which is not a Saturday, a Sunday or a legal holiday.

    For state law as to legal holidays, see WS, 1977, 8-4-101 to 8-4-104.

“County” shall mean Platte County, Wyoming.

Gender. Words importing the masculine gender include the feminine and neuter.

“Governing body” shall mean the council constituting the elected legislative body of the town.

“In the town” or “in the corporate limits of the town” shall mean and include any territory within the corporate limits of the town, the police jurisdiction thereof and any other territory over which regulatory power has been conferred on the town by general or special act.

Joint Authority. All words giving a joint authority to three or more persons shall be construed as giving such authority to a majority of such persons.

“Month” shall mean a calendar month.

Number. Words used in the singular include the plural and words used in the plural include the singular.

“Oath” includes an affirmation 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.”

“Owner,” when applied to a building or land, shall include not only the owner of the whole but also any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common or joint tenant of the whole or a part of such building or land and shall include any agent of such owner, and where such owner is a body corporate, it shall include the managing agent or officer within the town.

“Person” includes a firm, partnership, association of persons, corporation, organization or any other group acting as a unit, as well as an individual.

    For similar state law, see WS, 1977, 15-1-101.

“Personal property” includes every species of property, except real property.

“Preceding” and “following” shall mean next before and next after, respectively.

“Property” includes real and personal property.

“Real property” includes lands, tenements and hereditaments.

Shall, May. The word “shall” is mandatory and the word “may” is permissive.

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

“State” shall mean the state of Wyoming.

State Law. References to “state law” and “Wyoming Statutes” shall mean the Wyoming Statutes of 1977, as amended. References to “rules of civil procedure” and “rules of criminal procedure” shall mean the Wyoming Rules of Civil Procedure as amended and the Wyoming Rules of Criminal Procedure as amended.

“Street” shall mean and include public streets, avenues, highways, roads, alleys, lanes, bridges and the approaches thereto and all other public thoroughfares in the town.

Tenant, Occupant. The words “tenant” and “occupant,” when applied to a building or land, shall mean any person who occupies the whole or a part of such building or land, whether alone or with others.

Tense. Words used in the past or present tense include the future as well as the past and present.

“Town” shall mean the town of Wheatland, Wyoming.

    For state law definitions of “city or town,” and “town,” see WS, 1977, 15-1-101.

The “town council” shall consist of the elected or appointed councilpersons and, together with the mayor, shall constitute the legislative body of the town.

    For similar state law, see WS, 1977, 15-1-101.

“Written” or “in writing” shall include printing, lithographing or other modes of representing words and letters; provided, that, in all cases where the written signature of a person is required, the proper handwriting of such person, or his mark, shall be required.

“Year” shall mean a calendar year. [Formerly § 1-2 of 1984 supplementation. 1996 Code § 1-5.]

1.05.020 Violation – Penalty.

Whenever in the supplement of the code adopted by the ordinance codified in this chapter any act is prohibited or the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, where no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any such provision shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $750.00.

Except where otherwise provided, every day any violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense. [Ord. 650 § 5, 1996.]