§ 150.04  MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR BASIC EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES.
   No person shall occupy as owner, occupant, or let to another for occupancy any dwelling or dwelling unit, for the purposes of living, sleeping, cooking or eating therein, which does not comply with the following requirements.
   (A)   Every dwelling unit shall have a room or portion of a room in which food may be prepared and/or cooked, which shall have adequate circulation area, and which shall be equipped with the following:
      (1)   A kitchen sink in good working condition and properly connected to a water supply system and which is connected to a sewer system approved by the Housing Authority.
      (2)   A stove or similar device for cooking food, and a refrigerator or similar device for the safe storage of food at temperatures less than 45°F but more than 32°F under ordinary maximum summer conditions, which are properly installed with all necessary connections for safe, sanitary, and efficient operation; provided, that such stove, refrigerator, and/or similar devices need not be installed when a dwelling unit is not occupied and when the occupant is expected to provide same on occupancy, and that sufficient space and adequate connections for the safe and efficient installation and operation of said stove, refrigerator, and/or similar devices are provided.
   (B)   Within every dwelling unit there shall be a non-habitable room which affords privacy to a person within said room and which is equipped with a flush water closet in good working condition. Said flush water closet shall be equipped with easily cleanable surfaces, be properly connected to a water system that at all times provides an adequate amount of running water under pressure to cause the water closet to be operated properly, and be properly connected to a sewer system which is approved by the Housing Authority.
   (C)   Within every dwelling unit there shall be a lavatory sink. Said lavatory sink may be in the same room as the flush water closet or, if located in another room, the lavatory sink shall be located in close proximity to the door leading directly into the room in which said water closet is located. The lavatory sink shall be in good working condition and properly connected to a water supply system which is approved by the appropriate authority and which provides at all times an adequate amount of heated and unheated running water under pressure, and which is properly connected to a sewer system approved by the appropriate authority. Water inlets for lavatory sinks shall be located above the overflow rim of these facilities.
   (D)   Within every dwelling unit there shall be a room which affords privacy to a person within said room and which is equipped with a bathtub or shower in good working condition. Said bathtub or shower may be in the same rooms as the flush water closet or in another room and shall be properly connected to a water supply system which is approved by the appropriate authority and which provides at all times an adequate amount of heated and unheated water under pressure, and which is connected to a sewer system approved by the appropriate authority. Water inlets for bathtubs shall be located above the overflow rim of these facilities.
   (E)   Structurally sound handrails shall be provided on any steps containing four risers or more. Porches, patios, and/or balconies located more than three feet higher than the adjacent area shall have structurally sound protective guardrails or handrails.
   (F)   Each dwelling unit shall have facilities for the safe storage of drugs and household poisons.
   (G)   Access to or egress from each dwelling unit shall be provided without passing through any other dwelling unit.
   (H)   No person shall let to another for occupancy any dwelling or dwelling unit unless all exterior doors of the dwelling or dwelling unit are equipped with functioning locking devices.
(2003 Code, § 15.04.040)  (Ord. 1977-10, passed - -)  Penalty, see § 150.99