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(A) It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dwelling or dwelling unit, including abandoned, vacant, or neglected residential structures, to fail, neglect or refuse to repair, alter or improve the dwelling or dwelling unit or to vacate and close and remove or demolish the dwelling or dwelling unit, upon order of the inspector duly made and served as provided in this chapter, within the time specified in such order, and each day that any such failure, neglect or refusal to comply with such order continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dwelling or dwelling unit, with respect to which an order has been issued pursuant to §§ 160.51 - 160.53 to occupy or permit the occupancy of the dwelling or dwelling unit after the time prescribed in such order for its repair, alteration or improvement or its vacation and closing, and each day that such occupancy continues after such prescribed time shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
(B) Responsibility for violations. Every owner shall remain ultimately responsible for violations of responsibilities imposed upon him by this chapter or any other ordinance, although a similar responsibility may also be imposed upon the occupant and although the occupant may have agreed to bear the responsibility imposed by ordinance upon the owner.
(Ord. 16-12, passed 11-15-16)