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(A) At least 1 flush water closet, lavatory basin and bathtub or shower in good working condition and properly connected to the water and sewer systems of the city, if available, or to a sewerage system approved by the city, shall be supplied for each 8 persons or fractions thereof residing within a hotel or rooming house, including members of the operator’s family whenever they share the use of the facilities. In a hotel or rooming house where rooms are let to males, flush urinals may be substituted for not more than 1/2 the required number of water closets. All the facilities shall be so located within the building as to be reasonably accessible from a common hall or passageway to all persons sharing the facilities. Every lavatory basin and bathtub or shower shall be supplied with hot water at all times. No facilities shall be located in a basement.
(B) The operator of every hotel or rooming house shall change supplied bed linen and towels therein at least once each week, and prior to the letting of any room to any occupant. The operator shall be responsible for the maintenance of all supplied bedding in a clean and sanitary manner.
(C) Every room occupied for sleeping purposes by one person shall contain at least 70 square feet of floor space, and every room occupied for sleeping purposes by more than 1 person shall contain at least 50 square feet of floor space for each occupant thereof.
(Ord. 3695, passed 8-31-1970)
(D) Every rooming unit shall have safe, unobstructed means of egress leading to a safe and open space at ground level, as required by the laws of the state and this code or other ordinances of the city.
(E) The operator of every hotel or rooming house shall be responsible for the sanitary maintenance of all walls, floors and ceiling, and the maintenance and sanitary condition in every other part of the hotel or rooming house; he or she shall further be responsible for the sanitary maintenance of the entire premises where the entire structure or building is leased or occupied by the operator.
(Prior Code, § 96.57) (Ord. 3337, passed 8-7-1961) Penalty, see § 10.99