For purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings ascribed to them respectfully:
(a)   "Dock" means any structure or surface, such as a pier, wharf, slip, boathouse or boat storage rack, alongside of which, or within which a watercraft may lie.
(b)   "Boat storage rack" means a framework, stand or structure, or other assemblage on or in which a watercraft may be placed for keeping or storage.
(c)   "Structure" means anything constructed or erected that requires location on or in the ground or attachment to something having a location on or in the ground.
(d)   "Watercraft" has the same meaning as is set forth in Ohio R.C. 1547.01.
(e)   "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, social club, fraternal organization, joint stock company, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, trustee, syndicate, any body politic with the exception of the United States, the State of Ohio and the City of Sandusky, or any other group or combination acting as a unit.
   (f)   "Marina” means a boat basin that has docks or moorings for seven or more watercraft.
   (g)   “Owner of watercraft” includes any person who claims lawful possession of a watercraft by virtue of legal title or equitable interest therein which entitles him to such possession.
(h)   “Boat storage rack facility” means every establishment kept, used, maintained, advertised or held out to the public to be a place where watercraft may be stored or kept in a boat storage rack, on a temporary or permanent basis.
(i)   "Operator" means the person who is the proprietor of a boat storage rack facility, whether in the capacity of owner, lessee, mortgagee in possession, licensee or in any other capacity. Where the operator performs his functions through a managing agent of any type or character, other than an employee, the managing agent shall also be deemed an operator for the purposes of this chapter and shall have the same duties and liabilities as his principal. Compliance with the provisions of this chapter by either the principal or the managing agent shall, however, be considered to be compliance by both.
(j)   "Finance Director" means the Finance Director of the City of Sandusky.
   (Ord. 05-107. Passed 6-27-05.)