[Adopted 8-27-1974 as §§ 1-2 to 1-5 and 2-138 of the 1974 Code]
In the construction of this Code and of all ordinances, the following rules shall be observed, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
- The Town Council of the Town of Newington.
- The County of Hartford in the State of Connecticut.
- DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY
- Whenever a provision appears requiring the head of a department or an officer of the Town to do some act or make certain inspections, it is to be construed to authorize the head of the department or officer to designate, delegate and authorize subordinates to perform the required act or make the required inspections unless the terms of the provision or section designate otherwise.
- KEEPER AND PROPRIETOR
- Includes persons, firms, associations, corporations, clubs and copartnerships, whether acting by themselves or through a servant, agent or employee.
- OFFICERS; EMPLOYEES
- The title of any officer or employee used herein shall be construed as if the words "of the Town" followed it and shall include his duly authorized representative.
- Applied to a building or land, includes any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, joint tenant, or tenant by the entirety of the whole or of a part of such building or land.
- Includes a park, reservation, playground, playfield, building, swimming pool, beach, recreation center and any other area in the Town owned, leased, controlled or administered by the Town and used for or devoted to active or passive recreation.
- Shall extend and be applied to associations, firms, partnerships and bodies politic and corporate as well as to individuals.
- PERSONAL PROPERTY
- Includes every species of property except real property, as herein defined.
- Includes real and personal property.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any and all streets, highways and boulevards, alleys or other publicly owned or controlled ways and any and all publicly owned or controlled parks, squares, spaces, grounds and buildings.
- REAL PROPERTY
- Lands, tenements and hereditaments.
- Any portion of a street between the curbline and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians, excluding parkways.
- The State of Connecticut.
- STATE LAW, GENERAL LAW or GENERAL STATUTES
- The General Statutes of Connecticut, as amended.
- Streets, avenues, boulevards, roads, alleys, lanes, viaducts and all other public ways.
- TENANT; OCCUPANT
- Applied to a building or land, includes any person holding a written or oral lease of, or who occupies, the whole or a part of such building or land, either alone or with others.
- The Town of Newington in the County of Hartford and the State of Connecticut.
Gender. A word importing the masculine gender only shall extend and be applied to females and to firms, partnerships and corporations as well as to males.
Number. A word importing the singular number only may extend and be applied to several persons and things as well as to one person and thing.
Tense. Words used in the past or present tense include the future as well as the past and present.
The catchlines of the several sections of this Code printed in boldface type are intended as mere catchwords to indicate the contents of the sections and shall not be deemed or taken to be titles of such sections, nor as any part of the sections, nor, unless expressly so provided, shall they be so deemed when any of such sections, including the catchlines, are amended or reenacted.
All ordinances passed subsequent to this Code of Ordinances which amend, repeal or in any way affect this Code of Ordinances may be numbered sequentially and shall make reference to the portion of this Code intended to be affected and shall be printed for inclusion herein. In the case of repealed chapters, articles, divisions, sections and subsections, or any part thereof, by subsequent ordinances, such repealed portions may be excluded from the Code by omission from reprinted pages affected thereby.
The repeal of an ordinance shall not revive any ordinance in force before or at the time the ordinance repealed took effect, unless expressly stated. The repeal of an ordinance shall not affect any punishment or penalty incurred before the repeal took effect, nor any suit, prosecution or proceeding pending at the time of the repeal, for an offense committed under the ordinance repealed.
In construing this Code, feminine or neuter pronouns shall be substituted for those of masculine form and vice versa, and the plural of the singular and singular of the plural shall be substituted in any case in which the context may require.