If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or a part of this chapter, or the application thereof to any person, firm, corporation, or circumstance, shall be adjudged by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section or a part of this chapter or in its application to the person, individual, firm or corporation or circumstance directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment or order shall have been rendered.
General. This chapter shall be interpreted in such a way, wherever possible, so that the meaning of the words and phrases and sections herein shall make them valid and legal in their effect. Whenever the requirements of this chapter are at variance with the requirements of other lawfully adopted rules, regulations or laws, the law with the most restrictive provisions or those imposing the higher standards shall govern.
Figures, illustrations and/or diagrams. Figures, illustrations and/or diagrams are provided for convenience and reference only and do not define or limit the scope of any provision of this chapter. In case of any difference of meaning or implication between the text of this chapter and any figure, the text shall govern.
This chapter shall be operative immediately, and effective upon being filed with the NYS Secretary of State pursuant to § 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the NYS.