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(A) Meaning of certain words. Whenever the words “BUILDING”, “BUILDING UNIT,” “DWELLING,” “DWELLING UNIT,” “MOBILE HOME,” “PREMISES” and “STRUCTURE” are used in this chapter, they shall be construed as though they are followed by the words "or any part thereof or any premises accessory thereto." Words used in the singular include the plural and the plural the singular.
(B) Undefined words. Words not specifically defined in this chapter shall have the common definition set forth in a standard dictionary, or the city's code of ordinances, the most current version of the International Property Maintenance Code, or the statewide Building Code, or the Fire Safety Code.
(C) Generally. For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
“BUILDING.” A fixed construction with walls, foundation and roof, such as a house, factory, and garage.
“DILAPIDATED.” No longer adequate for the purpose or use for which it was originally intended, or has been deemed blighted by the city.
“DWELLING UNIT.” Any enclosed space wholly or partly used or intended to be used for living and sleeping, whether or not cooking and eating facilities are provided; provided that temporary housing as hereafter defined shall not be classified as a DWELLING UNIT.” Industrialized housing and modular construction, used or intended for use of living and sleeping purposes shall be classified as DWELLING UNIT.” DWELLING UNIT” shall not include hotels, suite hotels, or motels that primarily rent rooms on a daily or weekly basis.
“FIRE SAFETY CODE.” The current NFPA Code (including NFPA 101, Life Safety Code), or any other code (such as electrical code or fire alarm code) adopted by the city and/or Elsmere Fire District.
“HABITABLE ROOM.” A room or enclosed floor area used or intended to be used for living or sleeping purposes, excluding bathrooms, water closet compartments, basement laundries, furnace rooms, utility rooms of less than 50 square feet of floor space, communicating corridors, stairways, closets, storage spaces, unheated areas, and workshops and hobby areas below ground level.
“HOUSEHOLD.” One or more individuals living together in a single dwelling unit; and sharing common living, sleeping, cooking, and eating facilities.
“HOUSING CODE.” The current fire code enforced by the Elsmere Fire District, International Property Maintenance Code, and nuisance ordinance adopted by the city.
“KENTUCKY BUILDING CODE.” The statewide Building Code adopted pursuant to KRS 198B.010 et seq., or other version of the Building Code applicable to the particular structure or building.
“MOBILE HOME.” A structure, transportable in one (1) or more sections, which is eight (8) body feet or more in width and forty (40) body feet or more in length when in the traveling mode; has three hundred twenty (320) or more square feet when erected on site, is built on a permanent chassis, is designed to be used as a dwelling, with or without a permanent foundation, when connected to the required utilities, includes plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems and may be used as a place of residence, business, profession, or trade by the owner, lessee or their assigns, and may consist of one (1) or more units that can be attached or joined together to comprise an integral unit or condominium structure.
“OCCUPANT.” Any individual having possession of a premises or any individual over one year of age, living, sleeping, cooking or eating in or having possession of a dwelling unit or a rooming unit; except that in dwelling units a guest shall not be considered an occupant.
“OPERATOR.” Any person who has ownership, charge, care, control, or management of a building, or part thereof, in which building units are leased.
“OWNER.” Any person who, alone or jointly or severally with others, as of January 1 of each calendar year, beginning on January 1, 2014:
(a) Shall have legal title to any premise, building, or building unit, with or without accompanying actual possession thereof; or
(b) Shall have charge, care, or control of any premise, building unit, as owner or agent of the owner, or any executor, administrator, trustee, or guardian of the estate of the owner. Any such person thus representing the actual owner shall be bound to comply with the provisions of this chapter and of rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto, to the same extent as if he or she were the owner.
“PERSON.” Any individual, firm, corporation, association, partnership, cooperative, trust, or governmental agency.
“PREMISES.” A platted lot or part thereof or unplatted lot or parcel of land or plat of land, either occupied or unoccupied by a dwelling or other structure, and includes any such building or part thereof, accessory structure or other structure thereon.
“RENTAL UNIT INSPECTOR.” Any authorized city employee or contractor, including, but not limited to, the Building Inspector, the City Administrator, Code Enforcement Officer(s), or Elsmere Fire District inspectors.
“RESIDENT.” Any adult residing within the city.
“SAFETY.” The condition of being reasonably free from danger and hazards which may cause accidents or disease.
“SUPPLIED.” Paid for, furnished by, provided by or under the control of the owner, operator, or agent.
“TEMPORARY HOUSING.” Any tent, trailer, mobile home, or any other structure used for human shelter which is designed to be transportable and Which is not attached to the ground, to another structure, or to any utility system and which remains on the same premises for more than 30 consecutive days.
“UNIT.” A room or group of rooms located within a building forming a single habitable unit.
(Ord. 1751-2018, passed 4-10-18)