For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   MUNICIPALITY. The City of Waseca.
   LODGER. The person obtaining lodging from an operator.
   LODGING. The furnishing for a consideration of lodging by a hotel, motel, campgrounds or rooming house, except where the lodging shall be for continuous period of 30 days or more to the same lodger(s). The furnishing of rooms by religious, educational or non-profit organizations shall not constitute LODGING for the purposes of this chapter.
   OPERATOR. A person who provides lodging to others or any officer, agent or employee of the person.
   PERSON. Any individual, corporation, partnership, association, estate, receiver, trustee, executor, administrator, assignee, syndicate or any other combination of individuals. Whenever the term PERSON is used in any provision of this chapter prescribing and imposing a penalty, the term as applied to a corporation, association or partnership, shall mean the officers or partners thereof, as the case may be.
   RENT. The total consideration valued in money charged for lodging whether paid in money or otherwise, but shall not include any charges for services rendered connection with furnishing lodging other than the room charge itself.
   TAX ADMINISTRATOR. The person or entity selected by the City Council to perform tax administrator duties.
(Ord. 788, passed 2-19-02)