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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
DWELLING UNIT. A single unit providing complete, independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation.
EXTERIOR PROPERTY. The open space on the premises and on adjoining property under the control of owners or operators of such premises.
EXTERMINATION. The control and elimination of insects, rats or other pests by eliminating their harborage places; by removing or making inaccessible materials that serve as their food; by poison spraying, fumigating, trapping or by any other approved pest elimination methods.
GARBAGE, RUBBISH, WASTE and REFUSE. Scrap copper, brass, iron, steel or other metals, or materials including, but not limited to, tires, household appliances, furniture, rope, boxes, barrels, rags, batteries, glass, rubber debris, construction debris, plumbing fixtures and all other articles customarily considered trash or junk and which are not housed in a building.
GRAFFITI. Pictures or words painted or drawn on an exterior wall or surface of a structure.
INFESTATION. The presence, within or contiguous to, a structure or premises of insects, rates, vermin or other pests.
OCCUPANCY. The purpose for which a building or portion thereof is utilized or occupied.
OCCUPANT. Any individual living or sleeping in a building or having possession of a place within a building.
OWNER. Any person, agent, operator, firm or corporation having a legal or equitable interest in the property; or recorded in the official records of the state, county or municipality as holding title to the property; or otherwise having control of the property, including the guardian of the estate of any such person, and the executor or administrator of the estate of such person if ordered to take possession of real property by a court.
PERSON. An individual, corporation, partnership or any other group acting as a unit.
PREMISES. A lot, plot or parcel of land, easement or public way, including any structures thereon.
STRUCTURE. That which is built or constructed or a portion thereof.
TENANT. A person, corporation, partnership or group, whether or not the legal owner of record, occupying a building or portion thereof as a unit.
YARD. An open space on the same lot with a structure.
(Prior Code, § 93.70) (Ord. G-13-18, passed 11-26-2013)