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The following words and phrases whenever used in this chapter shall be construed as defined in this section unless from the context a different meaning is intended:

A. “Caterer” means a person who prepares food at a business site, for compensation, for consumption on or off the business premises but within the corporate limits of the City.

B. “Combination facility” has the same meaning as defined in OAR 333-150-0000(4)(i) which the State of Oregon Department of Agriculture licenses or inspects under OAR 333-158-0000.

C. “Director” means the Director of Finance of the City of Ashland, or his/her designee.

D. “Food” includes all prepared food items and beverages, excluding alcoholic beverages, served in a restaurant including “takeout,” “to go” or delivered orders.

E. “Open Space Park Program” and “Open Space lands or easements” have the same meaning as used in Article XIX A of the Ashland City Charter.

F. “Operator” means the person who is proprietor of the restaurant, whether in the capacity of owner, lessee, sub-lessee, mortgagee in possession, licensee or any other capacity. Where the operator is a corporation, the term “operator” shall also include each and every member of the Board of Directors of such corporation for the time involved.

G. “Restaurant” means any establishment required to be licensed as a restaurant, mobile unit or pushcart by the State of Oregon Health Division and includes any establishment where food or beverage is prepared for consumption by the public or any establishment where the public obtains food or beverage so prepared in form or quantity consumable then and there, whether or not it is consumed within the confines of the premises where prepared, and also includes establishments which prepare food or beverage in consumable form for service outside the premises where prepared. The term “restaurant” includes, but is not limited to, grocery store delis, coffee shops, and caterers; it also includes establishments where such food or beverage is prepared in a combination facility. The term “restaurant” does not include a restaurant licensed by the State of Oregon Health Division as a limited service restaurant. (Ord. 3133, amended, 08/16/2016; Ord. 2991, amended, 12/01/2009)