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16.04.015. Day Care homes for 1 to 6 clients

            (1)        A family day-care home is a day-care home in which one (1) to six (6) clients receive care, maintenance, and supervision by other than their relative(s) or legal guardian(s) for less than twenty-four (24) hours per day (generally within a dwelling unit).

            (2)        Minimum construction requirements.  Day-care home must meet construction requirements as per Uniform Building Code for R-3 occupancy or the equivalent.

            (3)        Number of exits.  Every story occupied by clients shall have not less than two (2) remotely located means of escape.  Every room used for sleeping shall have at least two (2) means of escape.

            (4)        Detection and alarm systems.  Smoke detectors shall be installed in accordance with Uniform Building Code.  In existing homes, battery operated smoke detectors may be used.

            (5)        Fire extinguishers.  A minimum of one (1) fire extinguisher with a rating of 2A-10BC must be provided.

            (6)        Special protective covers for electrical receptacles shall be installed in all receptacles accessible to children.

            (7)        Heating equipment shall be provided with a protective guard when in areas accessible to children.

Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 972, Amended, 12/3/1992
Ord. No. 96-11, Amended, 3/21/1996
Ord. No. 98-60, Amended, 12/3/1998

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