For the purpose of this subchapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   "DWELLING UNIT." Any group of rooms located within a building and forming a single housekeeping unit with facilities which are used or designed to be used for living, sleeping, cooking, or eating.
   "DWELLING." Any building which contains one or more dwelling units or any rooming unit, rooms, or area designated or used for sleeping purposes, either as a primary use or use on casual occasions. "DWELLING" shall include a rooming house, motels, tourist homes, school dormitories, apartment buildings, and condominiums but not to the exclusion of other dwelling units.
   "OWNER." Any person or legal entity who alone, jointly, or severally with others:
      (1)   Shall have all or part of the legal title to any dwelling or dwelling unit, with or without accompanying actual possession thereof, or shall have all or part of the beneficial ownership of any dwelling or dwelling unit and a right to present use and enjoyment thereof, including a mortgage in possession; or
      (2)   Shall have charge, care, or control of any dwelling or dwelling unit as owner, or as executor, administrator, trustee, guardian of the estate, or duly authorized agent of the owner. Any such person thus representing the actual owner shall be bound to comply with the owner's obligations under this section.
   "ROOMING UNIT." Any room which is designed or used for sleeping purposes. A rooming unit may include a room in a rooming house, a hotel, a motel, a tourist home, a school dormitory, or an apartment building which may or may not have some additional facilities for eating or cooking contained therein.
(Ord. 1-1-87, passed 2-12-87)