§ 15.1.090  GENERAL REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO THE SAFE AND SANITARY MAINTENANCE OF PARTS OF DWELLINGS AND DWELLING UNITS.
   No person shall occupy as owner-occupant or let to another for occupancy any dwelling or dwelling unit, for the purpose of living therein which does not comply with the following:
   (A)   Every foundation, floor, wall, ceiling and roof shall be reasonably weather-tight, water-tight, and rodent-proof, shall be capable of affording privacy, and shall be kept in good repair.
   (B)   Every window skylight, exterior door, and basement hatchway shall be reasonably weather-tight, water-tight and rodent-proof, and shall be kept in sound working condition and good repair.
   (C)   Every inside and outside stair, every porch and every appurtenance thereto shall be so constructed as to be safe to use and capable of supporting any load that normal use may cause to be placed thereon; and shall be kept in sound condition and good repair.
   (D)   Every plumbing fixture and water waste pipe shall be properly installed and maintained in good sanitary working condition, free from defects, leaks and obstructions.
   (E)   Every water closet compartment floor surface and bathroom floor surface shall be constructed and maintained so as to be reasonably impervious to water and as to permit such floor to be easily kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
   (F)   Every supplied facility, piece of equipment, or utility which is required under this subchapter shall be so constructed or installed that will function safely and effectively, and shall be maintained in satisfactory working condition.
   (G)   No owner, operator or occupant shall cause any service facility, equipment or utility which is required under this subchapter to be removed from or shut off from or  discontinued for any occupied dwelling let or occupied by him, except for such temporary interruption as may be necessary while actual repair or alterations are in progress, or during temporary emergencies or when discontinuance of service is approved by the Health Officer or the Building Inspector.
   (H)   No owner shall occupy or let to any other occupant any vacant dwelling unit unless it is clean, sanitary and fit for human occupancy.
   (I)   (1)   All buildings shall have weather-resistant, exterior finish. Tar paper, house wrap, insulation board, or similar material is not acceptable.
      (2)   All properties in non-compliance as of the effective date of this section shall be notified in writing by the Building Inspector and the owner shall have six months from the date of the letter to bring the exterior finish into compliance with this section.
      (3)   Building permits issued by the Building Inspector shall carry a time frame for compliance for exterior finish related projects of one year for existing structures and two years for new construction projects.
      (4)   Disputes.  After the effective date of this division (I), property owners affected by this division (I) may present written requests to the Plan Commission for consideration. The Plan Commission shall have the final decision in granting time extensions or other relief from this section.
(Ord. 308, passed 8-21-68; Am. Ord. 885, passed 6-7-05)  Penalty, see § 1.1.99