General Provisions - 1.04

1.04.010 Definitions

The following words and phrases, whenever used in the ordinances of the Town of Rangely, Colorado, shall be construed as defined in this section unless from the context a different meaning is intended or unless a different meaning is specifically defined and more particularly directed to the use of such words or phrases:

  1. “Board” means the board of trustees, consisting of one mayor and six trustees of the Town of Rangely. The term “council“ or “town council” consisting of one (1) mayor and six (6) council members may be used interchangeably with the term “board”. “All its members” or “all board members” mean the total number on the board entitled to vote in any particular circumstance upon any question, as provided by the general laws of the State.
  2. “Code” or “this Code” means the municipal code of the Town of Rangely, Colorado, or the Rangely Municipal Code.
  3. “Computation of Time”. In computing any period of time prescribed within the Code the day of the act, event, or default from which the designated period of time begins to run shall not be included. The last day of the period so computed shall be included, unless it is a Saturday, a Sunday, or a legal holiday, in which event the period runs until the end of the next day which is not a Saturday, a Sunday, or a legal holiday.
  4. “County” means the County or Rio Blanco, Colorado.
  5. “Law” denotes applicable federal law, the Constitution and statutes of the State of Colorado, the ordinances of the Town of Rangely, Colorado, and when appropriate, any and all rules and regulations, which may be, promulgated thereunder. C.R.S. means the Colorado Revised Statutes.
  6. “May” is permissive.
  7. “Month” means a calendar month.
  8. “Must” and “shall” are mandatory.
  9. “Oath” shall be construed to include an affirmation 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”.
  10. “Ordinance” means a permanent law of the Town of Rangely, Colorado. A temporary or special law, administrative action, order or directive, or declaration of intent may be in the form of a resolution.
  11. “Owner”, as applied to land or a building, includes any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, or joint tenant of the whole or of a part of such land or building.
  12. “Person” means natural person, joint venture, joint stock company, partnership, association, firm, club, company, corporation, business, trust, organization, or the manager, lessee, agent, servant, officer, or employee of any of them.
  13. “Personal property” includes money, goods, chattels, choses in action, and evidences of debt.
  14. “Preceding” and “following” mean next before and next after, respectively.
  15. “Property” includes real and personal property.
  16. “Real property” includes lands, tenements, and hereditaments.
  17. “State” means the State of Colorado.
  18. “Street” means any street, avenue, boulevard, road, land, parkway, viaduct, alley, or other way for the movement of vehicular traffic which is an existing street, county or municipal roadway, or a street or way shown upon a plat, heretofore recorded, pursuant to law; and includes the land between street lines, whether improved or unimproved, and may comprise pavement, shoulders, gutters, sidewalks, parking areas, and other areas within the right-of-way.
  19. “Tenant” and “occupant, applied to a building or land, includes any person who occupies the whole or a part of such building or land, whether alone or with others.
  20. “Title of Office”. Use of the title of any officer, employee, department, board, or commission means that officer, employee, department, board, or commission of the Town.
  21. “Town” means the Town of Rangely, Colorado, or the area within the territorial limits of the Town of Rangely, Colorado, and such territory outside the Town over which the Town has jurisdiction or control by virtue of any constitutional or statutory provision.
  22. “Town manager” means the chief administrative officer of the Town or any officer or employee designated or assigned by him to act on this behalf. The term “Town administrator” may also be used interchangeably with the term “Town manager”.
  23. “Written” includes printed, typewritten, mimeographed, or multigraphed.
  24. “Year” means a calendar year.
1.04.020 Grammatical interpretation

The following grammatical rules shall apply in this code:

  1. “Gender” designation in the form of any gender includes the masculine, feminine, and neuter genders.
  2. Singular and Plural. The singular number includes the plural, and the plural includes the singular.
  3. Tenses. Words used in the present tense include the past and future tenses. Words used in the future tense include the present and past tenses. Words used in the past tense include the future and present tenses.
  4. Use of Words and Phrases. Words and phrases not specifically defined shall be construed according to the context and approved usage of the language.
1.04.030 Prohibited acts include causing and permitting

Whenever in this Code any act or omission is made unlawful, it is also unlawful to cause allow, permit, aid, abet, suffer, conceal, or aid in concealing such unlawful act or omission.

1.04.040 Repeal shall not revive any ordinances

The repeal of an ordinance shall not repeal the repealing clause of such ordinance or revive any ordinance that has been repealed thereby.

1.04.050 General penalty designated

I shall be unlawful for any person to violate any provision or to fail to comply with any of the requirements of this code.

Except in cases where a different penalty or punishment is prescribed by any specific chapter or section, any person who violates any of the provisions of this code shall be punished by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars (0), or by imprisonment not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

  1. Each such person shall be guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during any prtion of which any violation of any provision of this code is committed, continued, or permitted by such person, and shall be punished accordingly.
  2. In addition to the penalties hereinabove provided, any condition caused or permitted to exist in violation of the provisions of this code shall be deemed a public nuisance and may be by this code, summarily abated as such.
  3. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this code, any minor offender or juvenile who violates any of the provisions of this code shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of subsection D Penalty of Section 3.04.090 Juveniles--Procedure--Penalty of Chapter 3.04 Municipal Court of Title 3 Municipal Court.