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For the purpose of this article, the following words shall have the following meanings:
(A) CAMPING SITE - A space designed and promoted for the purpose of locating a trailer, tent, tent trailer, pickup camper, or other similar device used for camping.
(B) EXEMPT HOTEL - A hotel that charges room rents not exceeding maximum rentals of $10 per day for single and $15 per day for double occupancy on the effective date of this section.
(C) HOTEL - Any commercial establishment or any portion of any commercial establishment that provides for the occupancy of transients for dwelling, lodging or sleeping purposes, whether by the day, week or month, and includes any hotel, inn, motel or commercial establishment of similar nature.
(D) OCCUPANCY - The use or possession or the right to the use or possession of a room or rooms or other living space, thereof in any hotel, timeshare estate rental or other lodgings for dwelling, lodging or sleeping purposes.
(E) OPERATOR - The proprietor or managing agent of a hotel, timeshare estate rental or other lodgings whether in the capacity of owner, lessee, sublessee, mortgagee in possession, licensee or any other capacity.
(F) OTHER LODGINGS - A camping site or a space at a campground or recreational vehicle park not including any facilities operated by a local government entity or any campsite owned and operated by the State.
(G) PERSON - Any individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, social club, fraternal organization, joint stock company, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, trustee, syndicate or any other group or combination acting as a unit.
(H) RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK - A property that is designed and promoted for the purpose of locating a recreational vehicle whether for a day, week or month.
(I) RENT - The consideration charged, whether or not received, for the occupancy of space in a hotel, timeshare rental or other lodgings valued in money, whether to be received in money, goods, labor or otherwise, including all receipts, cash, credits and property and services of any kind or nature, without any deductions therefrom whatsoever.
(J) TAX COLLECTOR - The finance director of the city or designee.
(K) TIMESHARE ESTATE - A right of occupancy in a timeshare project which is coupled with an estate in the real property.
(L) TIMESHARE ESTATE RENTAL - The renting of any timeshare estate to transients, unaccompanied by the timeshare estate owner, for dwelling, lodging or sleeping purposes, whether by day, week or month.
(M) TRANSIENT - A person who exercises occupancy or is entitled to occupancy by reason of concession, permit, right of access, license or other agreement for a period of 30 consecutive days or less, counting portions of calendar days as full days unless there is an agreement in writing between the operator and the occupant providing for a period of occupancy longer than 30 days.
(`64 Code, Sec. 29-5) (Ord. No. 2469)