1.02    DEFINITIONS. Where words and phrases used in this Code of Ordinances are defined by State law, such definitions apply to their use in this Code of Ordinances and are adopted by reference.  Those definitions so adopted that need further definition or are reiterated, and other words and phrases used herein, have the following meanings, unless specifically defined otherwise in another portion of this Code of Ordinances:

1. “Alley” means a public right-of-way, other than a street, affording secondary means of access to abutting property.

2. “City” means the City of Monticello, Iowa.

3. “Clerk” means the city clerk of Monticello, Iowa.

4. “Code” means the specific chapter of this Code of Ordinances in which a specific subject is covered and bears a descriptive title word (such as the Building Code and/or a standard code adopted by reference).

5. “Code of Ordinances” means the Code of Ordinances of the City of Monticello, Iowa. (Ord. 508 – Mar. 02 Supp.)

6. “Council” means the city council of Monticello, Iowa.

7. “County” means Jones County, Iowa.

8. “Measure” means an ordinance, amendment, resolution or motion.

9. “Month” means a calendar month.

10. “Monticello Code” means the Code of Ordinances of the City of Monticello.

11. “Oath” means an affirmation in all cases in which by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in such cases the words “affirm” and “affirmed” are equivalent to the words “swear” and “sworn.”

12. “Occupant” or “tenant,” 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.

13. “Ordinances” means the ordinances of the City of Monticello, Iowa, as embodied in this Code of Ordinances, ordinances not repealed by the ordinance adopting this Code of Ordinances, and those enacted hereafter.

14. “Person” means an individual, firm, partnership, domestic or foreign corporation, company, association or joint stock association, trust, or other legal entity, and includes a trustee, receiver, assignee, or similar representative thereof, but does not include a governmental body.

15. “Preceding” and “following” mean next before and next after, respectively.

16. “Property” includes real property, and tangible and intangible personal property unless clearly indicated otherwise.

17. “Property owner” means a person owning private property in the City as shown by the County Auditor’s plats of the City.

18. “Public place” includes in its meaning, but is not restricted to, any City-owned open place, such as parks and squares.

19. “Public property” means any and all property owned by the City or held in the name of the City by any of the departments, commissions or agencies within the City government.

20. “Public way” includes any street, alley, boulevard, parkway, highway, sidewalk, or other public thoroughfare.

21. “Sidewalk” means that surfaced portion of the street between the edge of the traveled way, surfacing, or curb line and the adjacent property line, intended for the use of pedestrians.

22. “State” means the State of Iowa.

23. “Statutes” or “laws” means the latest edition of the Code of Iowa, as amended.

24. “Street” or “highway” means the entire width between property lines of every way or place of whatever nature when any part thereof is open to the use of the public, as a matter of right, for purposes of vehicular traffic.

25. “Writing” and “written” include printing, typing, lithographing, or other mode of representing words and letters.

26. “Year” means a calendar year.