The policy requires that single-room occupancy housing units have either a kitchen in each individual unit with a designated minimum clear work space for safety or a community kitchen on the same floor as the unit.
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This law relates to kitchen facility standards for a form of multi-unit housing, specifically single-room occupancy housing units. § 6-133.
See reference to "reduc[ing] and prevent[ing] hazards of health, sanitation or fire." § 6-133(2).
"The purpose of this article is to protect the public health, safety and welfare, to prevent deterioration of existing structures and to contribute to vital neighborhoods by ...[r]egulating and abating dangerous and derelict buildings ...[and e]stablishing and enforcing standards for buildings and other structures regarding basic equipment, facilities, sanitation, safety, and maintenance." § 6-85.
Violations of this policy are punished with a fine between $500 and $1000. § 6-134 and § 1-22.
This policy is located in Independence, Oregon Code of Ordinances, Chapter 6 Buildings and Construction, Article III Property Maintenance Regulations, Division II Standards. History: History: Ord. No. 1533, § 1(Exh. A), 8-12-2014.