Village of Sea Cliff, NY
Nassau County
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[Adopted 9-17-1979 as part of L.L. No. 1-1979, effective 10-15-1979]
A. 
As used in this Code, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated unless the context clearly indicates another meaning or unless otherwise specifically provided in other chapters of this Code:
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff.
BUILDING INSPECTOR
The Building Inspector of the Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff.
CODE
The Code of the Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff, as established by this local law.
COUNTY
The County of Nassau in the State of New York.
MAYOR
The Mayor of the Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff.
PERSON
Any natural person or any partnership, firm, association, corporation, utility, governmental agency or other entity capable of being sued. Whenever used in any section prescribing and imposing a penalty, the term "person," as applied to associations, shall include the partners or members thereof, and as applied to corporations, the officers thereof.
PLANNING BOARD
The Planning Board of the Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff.
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
The Superintendent of Public Works of the Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff.
VILLAGE
The Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff, in the County of Nassau and State of New York.
VILLAGE CLERK
The Village Clerk of the Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff.
VILLAGE JUSTICE
The Village Justice of the Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff.
VILLAGE TREASURER
The Village Treasurer of the Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff.
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Zoning Board of Appeals of the Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff.
B. 
Any term not specifically defined in this section or in any other chapter of this Code shall be construed according to its common usage.
In this Code, the following rules of word usage shall apply unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
A. 
"And"; "or." The word "and" may be construed as meaning "or," and the word "or" may be construed as meaning "and," if the sense requires it.
B. 
Gender. Words importing the masculine gender only shall also mean and include the feminine and neuter genders and shall also apply to firms, associations, corporations and other artificial persons.
C. 
Number. Words importing the singular number only shall include the plural number, and words importing the plural number only shall include the singular number.
D. 
"Shall"; "may." The word "shall" is mandatory and the word "may" is permissive.
In interpreting and applying the provisions of this Code, they shall be held to be the minimum requirements for the promotion of the public health, safety, comfort, convenience and general welfare. Where the provisions of this Code impose greater restrictions or requirements than those of any law or other local law, ordinance, rule or regulation, the provisions of this Code shall control. Where the provisions of any law or other local law, ordinance, rule or regulation impose greater restrictions or requirements, the provisions of such law or other local law, ordinance, rule or regulation shall be controlling.