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Policy Summary

This policy establishes a minimum heating standard for communal kitchens, in addition to other dwelling units, in rental housing locations. A minimum temperature of 68 degrees F shall be maintained at all all times.

Background Information

State Wisconsin
Jurisdiction Name Cudahy
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Make;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

This policy establishes adequate heating requirements for communal kitchens in rental housing. Rental housing is a very common form of multi-unit housing.

Health-related goal?
Yes

The law itself doesn't mention health, but the intent and purpose section lists among the housing code's purposes, "to protect, preserve, and promote the physical and mental health and social well-being of the people." § 6-153.

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"[T]he purpose of this article is to protect, preserve, and promote the physical and mental health and social well-being of the people, to prevent and control the incidence of communicable diseases, to reduce environmental hazards to health, to regulate privately and publicly owned dwellings for the purpose of maintaining adequate sanitation and public health, and to protect the safety of the people and to promote the general welfare by legislation..." § 6-153.

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 6-154

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

Sec. 6-168 Penalties and fees states that violators are subject to penalties provided by sec. 1-15, which include fines between $5 and $2,000. § 6-168 and § 1-15.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

This policy is located in Cudahy, Wisconsin Code of Ordinances, Chapter 6 Buildings and Construction, Article V Housing and Property Maintenance Code. History: Code 2004, § 19.07; Ord. No. 1472, 10-17-1989; Ord. No. 1894, 7-6-1999; Ord. No. 2397, 2-19-2014; Ord. No. 2440 , § 1, 10-18-2016.