CH1 1 .12 - Construction of Code

  1. This Code shall be construed by the following rules unless such construction is plainly repugnant to the legislative intent or context of the provision.  
  2. Words and phrases shall be taken in their plain, ordinary, and usual sense. Technical words and phrases having a peculiar and appropriate meaning in law shall be understood according to their technical import.
  3. Words imputing joint authority to three (3) or more persons shall be construed as imputing authority to a majority of such persons, unless otherwise declared in the section giving such authority.
  4. The work "Board" means the Board of Trustees of the Town of Lapel, Indiana.
  5. The words "Clerk-Treasurer" means the Clerk-Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Lapel, Indiana.
  6. The word "highway" includes bridges, roads, and streets unless otherwise expressly provided.
  7. The word "month" means one (1) calendar month, and the word "year" means one (1) calendar year, unless otherwise expressly provided.
  8. The words "Police Department" means the Police Department of the Town of Lapel, Indiana.
  9. The words "preceding" and "following" referring to sections or subsections in this Code, refer to the sections or subsections next following or next preceding that in which the words occur, unless some other section is designated.
  10. The word "Town" means the Town of Lapel, Indiana.
  11. The words "written" and "in writing" included lithographing, printing, or other modes of representing words and letters. Where the written signature of a person is required, the proper handwriting of that person, or his or her mark, shall be valid for that purpose.
  12. Where a section requires an act to be done which, by law, an agent or deputy may perform in addition to the principal, the performance of the act by an authorized deputy or agent is valid.

Further Information

'82 Code, Ord. No. 9-1982
Indiana Code 1-1-1-5(h) 
Date Passed: 12/22/1982
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