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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 2, 2014

Two changes made to adult business ordinance

By David Hotle | Jul 02, 2014

When the Washington City Council approved the first reading of the adult entertainment regulations, the requirement that the buildings must be all one color was intact, but the requirements that they must be 1,000 yards from other adult entertainment establishments or any place selling alcohol had been removed.
During the regular meeting Tuesday, council member Jaron Rosien questioned why the proposed ordinance stressed the buildings only be painted one color. He suggested a second color paint could be used for trim. City administrator Brent Hinson and city attorney Kevin Olson both said the reason for the provision was to keep some kind of mural from being painted on the side of a business.
Rosien also said that with the only place an adult oriented business could open being the proposed industrial park,the wording specifying the need for distance between two such businesses or a business that sells liquor should be removed. The council members agreed
The ordinance will move onto its second reading on July 15.

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