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The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this chapter:
(a) “Basement” means a portion of a building located partly underground but having less than half its clear floor-to-ceiling height below the average grade of the adjoining ground.
(b) “Building Official” shall be the name of the official appointed to enforce this chapter.
(c) “Cellar” means a portion of a building located partly or wholly underground and having half or more than half of its clear floor-to-ceiling height below the average grade of the adjoining ground.
(d) “Dwelling” means any building which is wholly or partly used or intended to be used for living or sleeping by human occupants, except dormitories owned by Antioch College, provided that temporary housing as hereinafter defined shall not be regarded as a dwelling.
(e) “Dwelling unit” means any room or group of rooms located within a dwelling and forming a single habitable unit with facilities which are used or intended to be used for living, sleeping, cooking or eating, except those units within dormitories owned by Antioch College.
(f) “Extermination” means the control and elimination of insects, rodents or other pests by eliminating their harborage places; by removing or making inaccessible materials that may serve as their food; or by poisoning, spraying, fumigating, trapping or other recognized and legal pest elimination methods approved by the Building Official.
(g) “Garbage” means the animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
(h) “Habitable room” means a room or enclosed floor space used or intended to be used for living, sleeping, cooking or eating purposes, excluding bathrooms, water closet compartments, laundries, pantries, foyers or communicating corridors, closets, storage spaces and recreation rooms.
(i) “Infestation” means the presence, within a dwelling or on its premises, of any insects, rodents or other pests.
(j) “Multiple dwelling” means any dwelling containing more than two dwelling units.
(k) “Occupant” means any person living, sleeping, cooking or eating in, or having actual possession of, a dwelling unit or rooming unit.
(l) “Operator” means any person who has charge, care or control of a building, or part thereof, in which dwelling units or rooming units are let.
(m) “Ordinary minimum winter conditions” means the temperature fifteen degrees Fahrenheit above the lowest recorded temperature for the previous ten-year period.
(n) “Owner” means any person who, alone or jointly or severally with others:
(1) Has legal title to any dwelling or dwelling unit with or without accompanying actual possession thereof; or
(2) Has charge, care or control of any dwelling or dwelling unit, as owner or agent of the owner, or as executor, executrix, administrator, administratrix, trustee or guardian of the estate of the owner. Any such person thus representing the actual owner shall be bound to comply with the provisions of this chapter, and of rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter, to the same extent as if he or she were the owner.
(o) “Plumbing” means and includes all of the following supplied facilities and equipment, gas pipes, gas-burning equipment, water pipes, garbage disposal units, waste pipes, water closets, sinks, installed dishwashers, lavatories, bathtubs, shower baths, installed clothes-washing machines, catch basins, drains, vents and any other similar supplied fixtures, together with all connections to water, sewer or gas lines.
(p) “Rooming house” means any dwelling, or that part of any dwelling, containing two or more rooming units, in which space is let by the owner or operator to two or more persons who are not husband and wife, son or daughter, mother or father, or sister or brother of the owner or operator.
(q) “Rooming unit” means any room or group of rooms forming a single habitable unit used or intended to be used for living and sleeping, but not for cooking or eating purposes.
(r) “Rubbish” means combustible and noncombustible waste materials, except garbage. The term includes the residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke and other combustible material, paper, rags, cartons, boxes, wood, excelsior, rubber, leather, tree branches, yard trimmings, tin cans, metals, mineral matter, glass crockery and dust.
(s) “Supplied” means paid for, furnished or provided by or under the control of the owner or operator.
(t) Whenever the words “dwelling,” “dwelling unit,” “rooming house,” “rooming unit” and “premises” are used in this chapter they shall be construed as though they were followed by the words “or any part thereof.”
(Ord. 1966-4. Passed 9-13-66.)