For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   LODGER. The person obtaining lodging from an operator.
   LODGING. The furnishing for a consideration of lodging by a hotel, motel, campgrounds or rooming house except where lodging shall be for continuous period of 30 days or more to the same lodger(s). The furnishings of rooms by religious, educational or non-profit organizations shall not constitute LODGING for purposes of this subchapter.
   MUNICIPALITY. The City of Hoyt Lakes.
   OPERATOR. A person who provides lodging to others or any officer, agent or employee of that person.
   PERSON. Any individual, corporation, partnership, association, estate, receiver, trustee, executor, administrator, assignee, syndicate or any other combination of individuals. Whenever the term PERSON is used in any provision of this subchapter prescribing and imposing a penalty, the term as applied to a corporation, association or partnership, shall mean the officers, or partners thereof as the case may be.
   RENT. The total consideration valued in money charged for lodging whether paid in money or otherwise, but shall not include any charges for services rendered in connection with furnishing lodging other than the room charge itself.
   TAX ADMINISTRATOR. The person or entity selected by the City Council to perform Tax Administrator duties.
(Ord. 122, passed 9-28-1993)