§ 150.03  RESPONSIBILITY OF OWNERS AND OCCUPANTS.
   (A)   No owner or other person shall occupy or let to another person any dwelling or dwelling unit unless it and the premises are clean, sanitary, fit for human occupancy, and comply with all applicable legal requirements of the state and the city.
   (B)   Every owner of a dwelling containing two or more dwelling units shall maintain or shall cause to be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition the shared or public area of the dwelling and premises thereof.
   (C)   Every occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall maintain in a clean and sanitary condition that part or those parts of the dwelling, dwelling unit, and premises thereof that occupies and controls.
   (D)   Every occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall store and dispose of all his or her rubbish in a clean, sanitary, and safe manner.
   (E)   (1)   Every occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall store and dispose of all his or her garbage, refuse, and any other organic waste which might provide food for insects and/or rodents in a clean, sanitary, safe manner. All garbage cans and refuse containers shall be rat-proof, insect-proof, water-tight, structurally strong to withstand handling stress, easily filled, emptied and cleaned; shall be provided with tight-fitting covers or similar closures; and shall be maintained at all times in a clean, sanitary condition. Plastic bags may be used as garbage and refuse container liners, but shall not be used without the container for on-site storage of garbage or refuse.
      (2)   Bulk storage containers which are used for the storage of garbage, refuse, and/or other putrescible waste shall be placed on concrete platforms which are constructed to minimize spillage onto the adjacent areas and shall be equipped with drains properly connected to an approved sewer system. In the immediate vicinity of the bulk storage container, there shall be a water faucet for use in cleaning each bulk storage container at the site of storage or there shall be provided some other means approved by the city for the cleansing of the container. All bulk storage containers shall be equipped with self-closing lids.
   (F)   The total capacity of all provided garbage and/or refuse cans and bulk storage containers shall be sufficient to meet the needs of the occupants of the dwelling.
   (G)   The owner of a dwelling unit shall be responsible for providing and hanging all screens and double or storm doors and windows whenever the same are required under the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, except where there is a written agreement between the owner and occupant. In the absence of such an agreement, maintenance, or replacement of screens, storm doors, and windows, once installed in any one season becomes the responsibility of the occupant.
   (H)   Every occupant of a dwelling containing a single dwelling unit shall be responsible for the extermination of insects and/or rats on the premises; and every occupant of a dwelling unit in a dwelling containing more than one dwelling unit shall be responsible for such extermination whenever his or her dwelling unit is the only one infested. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, whenever infestation is caused by failure of the owner to maintain a dwelling in a rat-proof or reasonable insect-proof condition, extermination shall be the responsibility of the owner. Whenever infestation exists in two or more of the dwelling units in any dwelling, or in the shared or public parts of any dwelling containing two or more dwelling units, extermination thereof shall be the responsibility of the owner.
   (I)   No occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall accumulate rubbish, boxes, lumber, scrap metal, or any other materials in such a manner that may provide a rat harborage in or about any dwelling or dwelling unit.
   (J)   No owner of a dwelling containing three or more dwelling units shall accumulate or permit the accumulation of rubbish, boxes, lumber, scrap metal, or any other materials in such a manner that may provide a rat harborage in or about the shared or public areas of a dwelling or its premises.
   (K)   No owner or occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall store, place, or allow to accumulate any materials which may serve as food for rats in a site accessible to rats.
   (L)   All supplied fixtures and facilities in a dwelling unit shall be kept in a clean, sanitary, and operable condition.
   (M)   In every dwelling unit and/or rooming unit when the control of the supplied heat is the responsibility of a person other than the occupant, a temperature of at least 68°F shall be maintained in all habitable rooms, bathroom, and water closet compartments at a distance of 36 inches above the floor level.
   (N)   Every owner of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall provide and maintain the dwelling or dwelling unit free from hazards to health due to the presence of toxic substances (e.g., lead-based paint) as determined by the Housing Authority.
   (O)   No owner or occupant shall apply a lead-based paint to any surface in any dwelling, dwelling unit, rooming house, and/or rooming unit.
(2003 Code, § 15.04.030)  (Ord. 1977-10, passed - -)  Penalty, see § 150.99