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No person shall occupy as owner-occupant or let to another for occupancy any dwelling, dwelling unit, or building, which does not comply with the following requirements.
(A) Every foundation, floor, wall, ceiling and roof shall be reasonably weather tight, water tight, and rodent-proof; shall be capable of affording privacy; and shall be kept in good repair.
(B) Every window, exterior door, and basement hatchway shall be reasonably weather tight, water tight, and rodent-proof; and shall be kept in sound working condition and good repair.
(C) Every inside and outside stair, every porch, and every appurtenance thereto shall be so constructed as to be safe to use and capable of supporting any load that normal use may cause to be placed thereon; and shall be kept in sound condition and good repair.
(D) Every plumbing fixture and water waste pipe shall be properly installed and maintained in good sanitary working condition, free from defects, leaks, and obstructions.
(E) Every water closet compartment floor surface, restroom, and bathroom floor surface shall be constructed and maintained so as to be reasonably impervious to water and so as to permit such floor to be easily kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
(F) Every supplied facility, piece of equipment, or utility which is required under this chapter shall be so constructed or installed that it will function safely and effectively, and shall be maintained in satisfactory working condition.
(G) No owner, operator, or occupant shall cause any service facility, equipment, or utility which is required under this chapter to be removed or shut off from or discontinued for any occupied dwelling or building let or occupied by him, except for such temporary interruption as may be necessary while actual repairs or alterations are in process, or during temporary emergencies or when discontinuance of service is approved by the Health Officer or Building Superintendent.
(H) No owner shall occupy or let to any other occupant any vacant dwelling unit or building unless it is clean, sanitary, and fit for human occupancy.
(I) Every roof of a dwelling, dwelling unit, or building shall be equipped with adequate gutters and downspouts capable of carrying off normal rainfall and be connected to a storm sewer where available. If no storm sewer is available, storm water shall be run on the ground surface away from all structures. Such gutters and downspouts shall be kept in good repair and free from obstruction.
(J) Sump pumps can be run into the storm sewer where available upon review by the City. Otherwise, sump pumps are to be run on the ground surface away from all structures.
(Ord. 2019-19, passed 11-4-2019) Penalty, see § 151.999