"We're trying to eliminate problems by updating terminology," said James LeGay, chief code enforcement officer for the county.
"Things have changed since we last revisited (the ordinance), in 1995, I think."
Part of the new amendment states that if any item in the adult sexually oriented stock is 20 percent or more of the business sales, that business must apply for a permit for a sexually oriented business.
"The business owners have found loopholes in the current law," he
said."One store ... sells pipes, cigars, pipe cleaners and adult videos."
In addition to getting permits, the businesses would be affected by zoning requirements such as locating 800 feet from churches and schools, LeGay
The ordinance now does not cover lingerie shops.The term "adult lingerie shop" was added to adult modeling studio since it adds and clarifies another type of adult establishment and activity related to the ordinance.
This applies to any business that offers or advertises the use of its premises for the modeling and/or the sale of lingerie accompanied by specific sexual activities or the exhibition of certain body parts.
The current ordinance says businesses with viewing booths must have overhead lighting fixtures.
"It does not say they have to be turned on," LeGay
said.With viewing booths, there must be a direct line of sight from the managers' stations to the booths.Installing video monitoring does not constitute an unobstructed view.
Viewing booths legally established before the effective date of the amendment and not in compliance must conform or be removed within 90 days of the date of the amendment.
The current code does not identify specific "stock items," nor does it limit the percentage of individual stock items for sale or for rent.