For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   APPROVED. Approved by the Code Official.
   BASEMENT. The portion of a building, which is partly or completely below grade.
   BLIGHTING. An impairing or frustrating influence; a deteriorated condition.
   BUILDING. Any structure occupied or intended for supporting or sheltering any occupancy.
   BUILDING CODE. The Building Code officially adopted by the legislative body of this jurisdiction, or other such codes officially designated by the legislative body of the jurisdiction for the regulation of construction, alteration, addition, repair, removal, demolition, location, occupancy, and maintenance of buildings and structures.
   CODE OFFICIAL. The Village Manager or his or her designee who is charged with the administration and enforcement of this code.
   CONDEMN. To adjudge unfit for occupancy.
   CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS. All the written, graphic, and pictorial documents prepared or assembled for describing the design, location, and physical characteristics of the elements of the project necessary for obtaining a building permit. The construction drawings shall be drawn to an appropriate scale.
   DISABLED MOTOR VEHICLE. Any used vehicle propelled or intended to be propelled by power other than human power and which is in an inoperative or partially dismantled condition. Portions of disabled motor vehicles, including, but not limited to, hoods, fenders, radiators, rims, or motor parts not being utilized for the repair of a motor vehicle, shall be considered junk.
   DORMITORY. A space in a building where group-sleeping accommodations are provided in one room, or in a series of closely associated rooms, for persons not members of the same family group.
   DWELLING. Any building, which contains one or two “dwelling units” used, intended, or designed to be built, used, rented, leased, let or hired out to be occupied, or which is occupied for living purposes.
   DWELLING UNIT. A single unit providing complete, independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation.
   EXTERIOR PROPERTY. The open space on the premises and on adjoining property under the control of owners or operators of such premises.
   EXTERMINATION. The control and elimination of insects, rats, or other pests by eliminating their harborage places; by removing or making inaccessible materials that serve as their food; by poison spraying, fumigating, trapping, or by any other approved pest elimination methods.
   FAMILY. An individual or married couple and the children thereof with not more than two other persons related directly to the individual or married couple by blood or marriage; or a group of not more than five unrelated persons, living together as a single housekeeping unit in a dwelling unit.
   GARBAGE. The animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, and consumption of food.
   HABITABLE SPACE. Space in a structure for living, sleeping, eating, or cooking. Bathrooms, toilet rooms, closets, halls, storage or utility spaces, and similar areas are not considered HABITABLE SPACES.
   HOTEL. Any building containing six or more guestrooms, intended or designed to be occupied, or which are rented or hired out to be occupied, for sleeping purposes by guests.
   INFESTATION. The presence, within or contiguous to, a structure or premises of insects, rats, vermin, or other pests.
   INSPECTION CERTIFICATE. Identification applied on a product by an approved agency containing the name of the manufacturer, the function and performance characteristics, and the name and identification of an approved agency which indicates that the product or material has been inspected and evaluated by an approved agency.
   JUNK. Any worn out, cast off, or discarded article or material which is ready for destruction or has been collected or stored for salvage or conversion to some other use. Any article of material which, unaltered or unchanged and without further reconditioning, can be used for its original purpose as readily as when new shall not be considered JUNK.
   LABEL. An identification applied on a product by the manufacturer which contains the name of the manufacturer, the function and performance characteristics of the product or material, and the name and identification of an approved agency and which indicates that the representative sample of the product or material has been tested and evaluated by an approved agency (see § 1704.0 of the Building Code, and also MARK, MANUFACTURER’S DESIGNATION, and INSPECTION CERTIFICATE.)
   LET FOR OCCUPANCY or LET. To permit, provide, or offer possession or occupancy of a dwelling, dwelling unit, rooming unit, building, premise, or structure by a person who is or is not the legal owner of record thereof, pursuant to a written or unwritten lease, agreement or license, or pursuant to a recorded or unrecorded agreement of contract for the sale of land.
   MANUFACTURER’S DESIGNATION. An identification applied on a product by the manufacturer indicating that a product or material complies with a specified standard or set of rules (see also MARK, LABEL, and INSPECTION CERTIFICATE).
   MARK. An identification applied on a product by the manufacturer indicating the name of the manufacturer and the function of a product or material (see also MANUFACTURER’S DESIGNATION, LABEL, and INSPECTION CERTIFICATE.)
   OCCUPANCY. The purpose for which a building or portion thereof is utilized or occupied.
   OCCUPANT. Any person living or sleeping in a building; or having possession of a space within a building.
   ONE-FAMILY DWELLING. A building containing one dwelling unit with not more than five lodgers or boarders.
   OPERATOR. Any person who has charge, care, or control of a structure or premises which is let or offered for occupancy.
   OWNER. The owner or owners of the deed or freehold of the premises or lesser estate therein, contract buyer, a mortgagee or vendee in possession, assignee of rents, receiver, executor, administrator, trustee, lessee, or other person, firm, or corporation in control of a premises; or their duly authorized agents. Any such person thus representing the OWNER shall be bound to comply with the provisions of this chapter to the same extent as if he or she were the OWNER.
   PERSON. An individual, corporation, partnership, or any other group acting as a unit.
   PREMISES. A lot, plot, or parcel of land including any structures thereon.
   PUBLIC NUISANCE. Includes any of the following;
      (1)   The physical condition or occupancy of any premises regarded as a public nuisance at common law;
      (2)   Any physical condition or occupancy of any premises or its appurtenances considered an attractive nuisance to children, including, but not limited to, abandoned wells, shafts, basements, excavations, and unsafe fences or structures;
      (3)   Any premises that has unsanitary sewerage or plumbing facilities;
      (4)   Any premises designated as unsafe for human habitation;
      (5)   Any premises that is manifestly capable of being a fire hazard, or are manifestly unsafe or unsecured so as to endanger life, limb, or property;
      (6)   Any premises from which the plumbing, heating, or facilities required by this code have been removed, or from which utilities have been disconnected, destroyed, removed, or rendered ineffective, or the required precautions against trespassers have not been provided;
      (7)   Any premises that is unsanitary, or that is littered with rubbish or garbage, or that has an uncontrolled growth of weeds; or
      (8)   Any structure that is in a state of dilapidation, deterioration or decay; faulty construction; overcrowded; open, vacant, or abandoned; damaged by fire to the extent so as not to provide shelter; in danger of collapse or failure; and dangerous to anyone on or near the premises.
   REGISTERED DESIGN PROFESSIONAL. An architect or engineer registered or licensed to practice professional architecture or engineering, as defined by the statutory requirements of the professional registration laws of the State of Ohio.
   ROOMING HOUSE. A building arranged or occupied for lodging, with or without meals, for compensation and not occupied as a one-family dwelling or a two-family dwelling.
   ROOMING UNIT. Any room or group of rooms forming a single habitable unit occupied or intended to be occupied for sleeping or living, but not for cooking purposes.
   RUBBISH. Combustible and noncombustible waste materials, except garbage; the term shall include ashes, plastics, paper, paper circulars, handbills, boots, shoes, rags, cartons, boxes, wood, excelsior, rubber, leather, metals, tin, wire, chips, shavings, tree branches, stumps, trunks, yard trimmings, brush, dead weeds, dead vegetation, tin cans, mineral matter, bottles, glass, broken glass, hoses, tires, piles of dirt, sand or rocks, crockery and dust and other similar materials, home appliances stored outdoors, furniture not intended for outdoor use, discarded parts and equipment or any item not used for its intended purpose, items that in quantities could create a blighting influence of decreased property values, or any waste material other than garbage or offal.
   STRUCTURE. That which is built or constructed or a portion thereof.
   TENANT. A person, corporation, partnership, or group, whether or not the legal owner of record, occupying a building or portion thereof as a unit.
   TWO-FAMILY DWELLING. A building containing two dwelling units with not more than five lodgers or boarders per family.
   WORKMANLIKE. Executed in a skilled manner (such as generally plumb, level, square, in line, undamaged, and without marring adjacent work).
   YARD. An open space on the same lot with a structure.
(Ord. 2004-038, passed 12-20-2004)