§ 00053-13. Miscellaneous environmental sanitary regulations  


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  • (A) The use of common towels or common drinking cups in any place frequented by the general public is prohibited, except for a religious ceremony.

    (B) It shall be unlawful for any person to spit on the floor of any factory, store, office, or other structure used as a workroom or as a dwelling place.

    (C) The owner or operator of any theater, movie theater, stadium, park, amusement resort, factory, workroom, hotel, rooming house, or other place where employees or the public assembles shall maintain such places in a clean and sanitary condition, and shall provide adequate clean handwashing and toilet facilities that include soap, paper towels or hand dryer, toilet paper, and a waste can for each facility.

    (D) The owner of any unoccupied building, shed, or other structure shall keep such structure closed at all times to prevent unauthorized entry of persons who may enter and "commit a nuisance" therein.

    (E) No person shall urinate, defecate, or "commit any nuisance" whatsoever in any doorway, hall, stairway, alleyway, street, passageway, breezeway, yard, cellar, attic, or other place other than in a regular sanitary toilet fixture.

    (F) The owner of any car or vehicle used for the transportation of the public shall maintain such cars or vehicles in a clean, sanitary condition and shall provide good and sufficient ventilation in them.

    (G) The owner of any lot or vacant land on which pools of water stagnate, or become a breeding place for mosquitoes, shall fill or drain the depressions or otherwise abate the condition.

    (H) No person shall burn or permit to be burned on any lot within the city any garbage, bones, refuse, rubbish, or other substances which give rise to offensive odors or gases.

    (I) It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge, or permit to be discharged, any dust, smoke, fumes, steam, vapor, other gas, or volatized material into the air so as to be a menace to the health of the community.

    (J) It shall be unlawful for any person to boil, heat, cook, steam, evaporate, dry, render, or reduce any dead animals, bones, fat, grease, feathers, blood, hair, or other organic substance unless sufficient apparatus is employed to contain or destroy odors.

    (K) No mat, carpet, rug, cloth, mop, or duster shall be shaken, beaten, agitated, or exposed in the open air so that dust or dirt will pass into any dwelling, house, store, or into any yard where clothes are being dried, or fall upon persons using the public sidewalks or streets.

    (L) It shall be the duty of every person who shall have contracted or undertaken to furnish heat for any building or portion thereof, occupied as a home or place of residence of one or more persons, to heat, or to furnish heat for every occupied room in such building, or portion thereof, so that a minimum temperature of 70 F (21C) may be maintained as measured at a distance of thirty-six (36)inches above the floor whenever the outer or street temperature shall fall below 60�1/21/21/21/21/21/21/21/21/21/21/21/21/21/2F (16�1/21/21/21/21/21/21/21/21/21/21/21/21/21/2C) for twenty-four (24) consecutive hours.

    Wherever a building is heated by means of a furnace, boiler or other apparatus under control of the owner, agent or lessee of such building, such owner, agent or lessee, shall be conclusively presumed to have contracted, undertaken, or bound himself or herself to furnish heat in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(Amended, Nov. 27, 1973; a. Jan. 24, 1984; a. March 22, 2011, § 1)