Skip to code content (skip section selection)
(a) No owner shall shut off any utilities furnished, supplied, paid for or under the control of the owner, for any occupied dwelling unit, except where such interruption of utility service is necessary while in the actual process of making repairs or during temporary emergencies for which repairs are being arranged.
(b) It shall be the duty of the owner to provide a safe water supply for each occupied dwelling or dwelling unit.
(c) It shall be the duty of every person who has contracted or undertaken, or is obligated to heat or to furnish heat for any building or portion thereof occupied as a home or place of residence of one or more persons, or as a business establishment when one or more persons are employed, to heat, or to furnish heat for every occupied room in such building or portion thereof, so that a minimum temperature of sixty-eight degrees Fahrenheit may be maintained therein at all such times when so occupied. Whenever a building is heated by means of a heating unit under the control of the owner or his or her agent, such owner or agent, in the absence of a written or verbal contract to the contrary, shall be deemed to have contracted, undertaken or obligated himself or herself to furnish heat in accordance with this section, provided, however, that between the hours commencing at 10:00 p.m. and ending at 6:00 a.m. in a building occupied as a dwelling or place of residence, a minimum temperature shall be maintained of at least fifty degrees Fahrenheit, and provided, further, that nothing herein with respect to heating shall apply to buildings or portions thereof used and occupied by trades, businesses or occupations where high or low temperatures are essential and unavoidable.
(Ord. 8075. Passed 7-16-45.)