The following terms wherever used herein or referred to in this Code shall have the respective meanings assigned to them unless a different meaning is indicated clearly by the context:
   (a)   "Accessory structure" means a structure the use of which is incidental to that of the main building and which is attached thereto or located on the same premises.
   (b)   "Building" means a combination of materials to form a construction adapted to permanent or continuous occupancy or use for public, institutional, residence, business or storage purposes.
   (c)   "Building Code" means the Building Code of the City.
   (d)   "Deterioration" means the condition or appearance of a building or part thereof, characterized by holes, breaks, rot, crumbling, cracking, peeling, rusting or other evidence of physical decay, neglect or lack of maintenance.
   (e)   "Dwelling" means any structure designed for use by human occupants for sleeping and living purposes, whether occupied or vacant.
   (f)   "Dwelling unit" means any room or group of rooms located within a dwelling forming a single habitable unit which includes facilities for living, sleeping, cooking, eating, bathing and toilet purposes.
   (g)   "Exposed to public view" means any premises, or any part thereof, or any building or any part thereof which may be lawfully viewed by the public from a sidewalk, street, alleyway, open air parking lot or from any adjoining or neighboring premises.
   (h)   "Exterior of the premises" means those portions of a building which are exposed to public view and the open space of any premises outside of any building erected thereon.
   (i)   "Fire Chief" means the Chief of the Fire Department of the City.
   (j)   "Fire hazard" (also see nuisance) means any thing or act which increases or may cause an increase of the hazard or menace of fire to a greater degree than that customarily recognized as normal by persons in the public service of preventing, suppressing or extinguishing fire; or which may obstruct, delay or hinder or may become the cause of an obstruction, a delay a hazard or a hindrance to the prevention, suppression or extinguishment of fire; or any other fire hazard identified in the Codified Ordinances of the City.
   (k)   "Garbage" (see also refuse and rubbish) means putrescible animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
   (l)   "Immediate neighborhood" means an area separated by no appreciable space and specially denoting a limited number of properties in a very close space relationship to each other, such as properties located within the same block.
   (m)   "Infestation" means the presence of insects, rodents, vermin or other pests on the premises which constitute a health hazard.
   (n)   "Mixed occupancy" means any building containing one or more dwelling units or rooming units and also having a portion thereof devoted to nondwelling uses.
   (o)   "Nuisance" means:
      (1)    Any public nuisance known in equity jurisprudence, or as provided by the statutes of the State or the ordinances of the City;
      (2)   Conditions dangerous to human life or detrimental to health of persons on or near the premises where the conditions exist and where the condition is made perilous by active and negligent operation thereof;
      (3)   Unsanitary conditions or anything offensive to the senses or dangerous to health, in violation of this Code; and
      (4)   Fire hazards.
   (p)   "Operator" means any person who has charge, care or control of a building, structure, dwelling or premises, or a part thereof, with or without the knowledge and consent of the owner.
   (q)   "Owner" means the owner of the premises including the holder of title thereto subject to a contract of purchase, a vendee in possession, a mortgagee or receiver in possession, a lessee or joint lessees of the whole thereof or an agent or any other person, firm, corporation or fiduciary directly in control of the premises.
   (r)   "Premises" means a lot, plot or parcel of land including the buildings or structures thereon.
   (s)   "Property Maintenance Officer" means the Inspector of Buildings of the City.
   (t)   "Refuse" (see also garbage and rubbish) means all putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes, except body wastes, including but not limited to garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals and solid market and industrial wastes.
   (u)   "Registered mail" means registered or certified mail.
   (v)   "Rooming unit" means any room or group of rooms forming a single habitable unit, other than a dwelling unit, which is rented or available for rent for sleeping purposes, with or without cooking facilities.
   (w)   "Rubbish" (see also garbage and refuse) means nonputrescible solid wastes consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, such as paper, wrappings, tin cans, yard clippings, leaves, wood, glass, crockery and similar materials.
   (x)   "Structure" means a combination of any materials, fixed or portable, forming a construction.
   (y)   "Weathering" means deterioration, decay or damage caused by exposure to the elements. (Ord. 1970-44. Passed 6-23-70.)