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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
BASEMENT. A space of full story height below the first floor which is not designed or used primarily for year round living accommodations. Space, partly below grade, which is designed and finished as habitable space is not defined as basement space. (Ref. See page 14 - F.H.A. # 300 dated 1/1960). This shall be referred to throughout this report.
BUILDING INSPECTOR. The Building Inspector of the City of Medford or his duly authorized representative.
CELLAR. A portion of a building located partly or wholly underground, and having 2/3 or more of its clear floor-to-ceiling height below the average grade of the adjoining ground. (See the definition for "basement" for reference).
DWELLING. Any building which is wholly or partly used or intended to be used for living or sleeping by human occupants; provided that temporary housing as hereinafter defined shall not be regarded as a dwelling.
DWELLING UNIT. Any room or group of rooms located within a dwelling and forming a single habitable unit with facilities which are used or intended to be used for living, sleeping, cooking and eating.
EXTERMINATION. The control and elimination of insects, rodents, or other pests by eliminating their harborage places, by removing or making inaccessible materials which may serve as their food, by poisoning, spraying, fumigating, trapping or by other recognized and legal pest elimination methods approved by the Health Officer.
GARBAGE. The animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
HABITABLE ROOM. A room or other enclosed floor space used or intended to be used for living, sleeping, cooking or eating purposes, excluding bathrooms, watercloset compartments, laundries, pantries, foyers or communicating corridors, closets and storage spaces.
HEALTH OFFICER. The Health Officer of Taylor County or his/her duly authorized representative.
INFESTATION. The presence within or around a dwelling of any insects, rodents or other pests.
MULTIPLE DWELLING. Any dwelling containing more than 2 dwelling units.
OCCUPANT. Any person over 1 year of age living, sleeping, cooking or eating in or having actual possession of a dwelling unit or rooming unit.
OPERATOR. Any person who has charge, care or control of a building, or part thereof, in which dwelling units or rooming units are offered for rent.
ORDINARY MINIMUM WINTER CONDITIONS. The temperature which is 15°F above the lowest recorded temperature for the previous 10-year period. (lowest temperature 1957 — 30°F; figure, winter base temperature not less — 15°F with inside room temperature of plus 70°F min, for range.) (Bathroom plus 80°F).
OWNER. Any person who, alone or jointly, or severally with others (a) shall have legal title to any dwelling unit, with or without accompanying actual possession thereof; provided, however, that whenever the dwelling or dwelling unit is subject to conditional sales contract, lease with option to purchase, or any other form of written contract under the terms of which any person is entitled to a conveyance of legal title upon payment of a specified sum, the term OWNER shall mean the person who shall have such a contractual right, rather than the person who is holding the legal title; or (b) shall have charge, care or control of any dwelling or dwelling unit as executor, executrix, trustee, receiver or guardian of the owner as defined in (a) immediately preceding. Any such person thus representing the actual owner shall be bound to comply with the provisions of this subchapter to the same extent as if he were the owner. Any person acting as the agent of the owner shall not be construed to be the owner within the terms of this subchapter, but shall be bound to notify the owner, by means of a registered letter addressed to the owner at his last known address, of any order or notice to be issued by the Health Officer or Building Inspector relating to the property of the owner.
PERSON. Any individual, firm, corporation, association or partnership.
PLUMBING. All of the following supplied facilities and equipment, gas pipes, gas burning equipment, water pipes, garbage disposal equipment, waste pipes, water closets, sinks, installed dishwashers, lavatories, bathtubs, shower baths, installed clothes washing machines, catch basins, drains, vents, floor drains, laundry traps, drinking fountains, gutters, downspouts, area drains, lines, sanitary and storm sewer systems, also subsoil drainage and any other supplied fixtures together with all connections to water, sewer or gas lines.
ROOMING UNIT. Any room or group of rooms forming a single habitable unit used or intended to be used for living and sleeping but not for cooking or eating purposes.
ROOMING HOUSE. Any dwelling or that part of any dwelling containing 1 or more rooming units, in which space is let by the owner or operator to 5 or more persons who are not husband or wife, sister or brother, son or daughter or father or mother of the owner or operators.
RUBBISH. Combustible or non-combustible waste materials, except garbage; and the term shall include the residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke and other combustible material, paper, rags, cartons, boxes, wood excelsior, rubber, leather, tree branches, yard trimmings, leaves, tin cans, metals, mineral matter, glass, crockery or dust.
SUPPLIED. Paid for, furnished or provided by or under the control of the owner or operator.
TEMPORARY HOUSING. Any tent, trailer or other structure used for human shelter which is designed to be transportable and which is not attached to the ground, to another structure or to any utilities system on the same premises for more than 30 consecutive days. Whenever the words "dwelling," "dwelling unit," "rooming house," "rooming unit," or "premises" are used in this subchapter, they shall be construed as though they were followed by the words "or any part thereof."
(Ord. 308, passed 8-21-68)