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ARTICLE II

GENERAL PROVISIONS

SECTION 2.1 - SCOPE

Every building and structure erected, every use of any lot, building, or structure established, every structural alteration or relocation of an existing building or structure occurring, and every enlargement of or addition to an existing use, building, or structure occurring after the effective date of this Ordinance shall be subject to all regulations of the Ordinance, which are applicable in the zoning district in which such building, or structure, or lot is located.

To avoid undue hardship, nothing in this Ordinance shall be deemed to require a change in the plans, construction, or designated use of any building or structure on which actual construction was lawfully begun prior to the effective date of adoption or amendment of this Ordinance, provided that construction shall be completed within three hundred sixty-five (365) days of such effective date and be subject thereafter to the provisions of Section 5.12 of this Ordinance.

The adoption of this Ordinance shall not limit the construction of any building or structure for which a zoning permit has been obtained prior to the effective date of adoption or amendment of this Ordi- nance even though such building or structure does not conform to the provisions of this Ordinance, provided that work shall commence and be carried on within thirty (30) days of obtaining such permit and be subject thereafter to the provisions of Section 5.12 of this Ordinance.

SECTION 2.2 - DEFINITIONS

For the purpose of this Ordinance certain terms are herewith defined. When not inconsistent with the context, the present tense includes the future; the words used in the singular number include the plural number, and the plural, the singular. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely suggestive. The word "person" includes a firm, association, organization, partnership, trust, company, or corporation as well as an individual. The words "used" or "occupied" include the words "intended", "designed", or "arranged" to be used or occupied.

2.2.1 Accessory Structure, Building, or Use:

A detached structure, building, or use on the same lot with, and of a nature customarily incidental and subordinate to the principal structure, building, or use.

2.2.2

Alley:

A public or private way not more than thirty-three (33) feet wide which affords only a secondary means of access to abutting property.

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