Town of Somerset, MD
Montgomery County
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In the construction of this Code and of all ordinances, the following definitions and rules shall be observed, unless such definitions and rules would be inconsistent with the manifest intent of the Town Council:
CHARTER
The Charter of the Town of Somerset.
COMPUTATION OF TIME
The time within which an act is to be done shall be computed by excluding the first day and including the last day; and if the last day is Sunday or a legal holiday, that day shall be excluded.
COUNTY
Montgomery County, Maryland.
EMPLOYEE
All salaried employees of the Town of Somerset other than public officials.
GENDER
Words importing masculine gender shall include the feminine and neuter.
JOINT AUTHORITY
All words giving a joint authority to three or more persons or officers shall be construed as giving such authority to a majority of such persons or officers.
KEEPER AND PROPRIETOR
Includes persons, firms, associations, corporations, clubs and copartnerships, whether acting by themselves or through a servant, agent or employee.
MONTH
A calendar month.
NUMBER
Words used in the singular include the plural number; and the plural includes the singular number.
OATH
Shall be 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" shall be equivalent to the words "affirm" and "affirmed."
OWNER
As applied to a building or land, shall include any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, joint tenant or tenant by the entirety, of the whole or a part of such building or land.
PERSON
Includes persons, firms, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts, associations, and government institutions or agencies.
PROPERTY
Includes real and personal property.
PUBLIC OFFICIAL
The Mayor, members of the Town Council, and any and all other persons appointed to their position by the Mayor with the approval of the Town Council, whether or not compensated.
SIDEWALK
A path or way, paved or unpaved, whether publicly or privately owned, intended for public use by pedestrians.
SIGNATURE OR SUBSCRIPTION
Includes a mark when the person cannot write, his name being written near it and witnessed by a person who writes his own name as witness.
STATE
The State of Maryland.
STREET
Includes any public ways, roads, highways, and avenues within the Town.
TENANT; OCCUPANT
As applied to a building or land, shall include any person who occupies the whole or a part of such building or land, whether alone or with others.
TIME
Words used in the past or present tense include the future as well as the past and present.
TOWN
The Town of Somerset, in the County of Montgomery and State of Maryland, except as otherwise provided.
TOWN ATTORNEY
The attorney retained by the Town to serve as the Town's chief legal advisor. The Mayor shall appoint the Town Attorney with the approval of the Town Council.
TOWN PARK
The property owned by the Town and designated as a Town park under this Code.
[Ord. No. 2-89, eff. 4-24-1989; amended by Res. No. 5-19, 10-7-2019, eff. 12-12-2019 (formerly Ch. 1, § 1-106, of the 1989 Code)]