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City Attorney

Roger Baker
Tooele City Attorney

90 North Main Street
Tooele, UT 84074

Phone: 435.843.2120
Fax: 435.843.2129

 

Title 1. Chapter 3. Definitions

1-3-1. Definitions, general.

Whenever the following words or terms are used in this Code they shall have the meaning herein ascribed to them, unless the content makes such meaning repugnant thereto, and unless otherwise more specifically defined elsewhere in this Code:

AGENT: The word “Agent” as used in this Code shall mean a person acting on behalf of another.

CITY: The word “City” as used in this Code shall mean the City of Tooele.

CODE: The word “Code” unless otherwise specifically stated, shall mean the Tooele City Code.

EMPLOYEES: Whenever reference is made in this Code to a City employee by title, this shall be construed as though followed by the words, “of the City of Tooele,” and shall include authorized designees of the referenced employee.

FEE: The word “Fee” as used in this Code shall mean a sum of money charged by the City for the City services rendered or for activities regulated.

KNOWINGLY: The word “Knowingly” imports only a knowledge that the fact exists which brings the act or omission within the provisions of this Code. It does not require any knowledge of the unlawfulness of such act or omission.

LICENSE: The word “License” as used in this Code shall mean the permission granted for the carrying on of a business, profession or occupation.

MISDEMEANOR: The word “Misdemeanor” shall mean any offense deemed a violation of the provisions of this Code which is a lesser offense than a felony and a greater offense than an infraction, both as defined by State law.

NEGLIGENT: The word “Negligent”, as well as “Neglect”, Negligence”, and “Negligently” imports a want of such attention to the nature of probable consequences of the act or omission as a prudent person ordinarily bestows in acting in his or her own concern.

OCCUPANT: The word “Occupant” applied to a building or land shall include any person who occupies the whole or any part of such building or land whether alone or with others.

OFFENSE: The word “Offense” shall mean any act forbidden by any provision of this Code or the omission of any act required by the provisions of this Code.

OFFICERS: Whenever reference is made in this Code to a City officer by title only, this shall be construed as though followed by the words of the City of Tooele, and shall include authorized designees of the referenced officer.

OPERATOR: The word “Operator” as used in this Code shall mean the person who is in charge of any operation, business, or profession.

OWNER: The word “Owner” applied to a building or land shall include any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, joint tenant, or lessee of the whole or of a part of such building or land.

PERSON: The word “Person” shall include the singular and the plural and shall also mean and include any person, firm, corporation, association, partnership, or any other form of association or organization.

PERSONAL PROPERTY: The term “Personal Property” shall include every description of money, goods, chattels, effects, evidence of rights in action and all written instruments by which any pecuniary obligation, right, or title to property is created, acknowledged, transferred, increased, defeated, discharged, or diminished and every right or interest therein.

RETAILER: The word “Retailer” as used in this Code, unless otherwise specifically defined shall be understood to relate to the sale of goods, merchandise articles or things in small quantities directly to the consumer.

STREET: The word “Street” shall include alleys, lanes, courts, boulevards, public ways, roads and road rights-of-way, public squares, public places, and sidewalks.

TENANT: The word “Tenant” applied to a building or land shall include any person who occupies the whole or any part of such building or land whether alone or with others.

WHOLESALER: The word “Wholesaler” and “Wholesale Dealer” as used in this Code, unless otherwise specifically defined, shall be understood to relate to the sale of goods, merchandise, articles, or things in quantity to persons who purchase for the purpose of resale or retail sales.

WILFULLY: The term “Wilfully” when applied to the intent with which an act is done or omitted, implies simply a purpose or willingness to commit the act or make the omission referred to. It does not require any intent to violate law, or to injure another, or to acquire an advantage.

(Ord. 2014-17, 11-05-2014) (Ord. 2004-15, 10-20- 2004) (Ord. 1997-14, 03-19-1997) (Ord. 1987-24, 01- 02-1988) (Ord. 1978-17, 07-13-1978) (Ord. 1976-26, 11-11-1976) (Ord. 1967-3, 08-14-1967)

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Please Note:  Every attempt has been made to keep this online Tooele City Code up-to-date; however, there may be discrepancies between this online code and that which is actually adopted.  If you have questions about the Tooele City Code or for the most recent update, please call (435) 843-2120 or email attorney@tooelecity.org.

 

 

 

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