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Cudahy, Wisc., Code of Ordinances § 6-159(8) (current through June 26, 2019)
Brief 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.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Make
State: Wisconsin
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Cudahy
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. This policy establishes adequate heating requirements for communal kitchens in rental housing. Rental housing is a very common form of multi-unit housing.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
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.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
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.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 6-154.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
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.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource 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.