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Chapter 70 Adult-Oriented Businesses. Amendments noted where applicable. Adult-oriented establishments located in the Town of Old Saybrook require special supervision from the Town's public safety agencies in order to protect and preserve the health, safety and welfare of the patrons of such establishments, as well as the health, safety and welfare of the Town's citizens.
Statistics and studies performed by a substantial of cities and towns in the United States indicate that:. The continued unregulated operation of adult-oriented establishments including, without limitation, those specifically cited at Subsection B 1 hereof, is and would be detrimental to the general welfare, health and safety of the citizens of Old Saybrook. The Constitution and laws of the State of Connecticut grant to the Town powers, especially police power, to enact reasonable legislation and measures to regulate and supervise adult-oriented establishments as hereinafter defined in order to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
For the purpose of this chapter, the words and phrases used herein shall have the following meanings, unless otherwise clearly indicated by the context:. Female breasts below a point immediately above the top of the areola; and. Human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely opaquely covered. Human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal.
Acts of human masturbation, sexual intercourse, or sodomy.
Fondling or erotic touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttock or female breasts. No operator or employee of an adult-oriented establishment shall allow or permit any minor to enter into such establishment or to loiter upon the grounds and parking lot of such establishment. Each adult-oriented establishment shall display a outside each entrance bearing the words "Adult-oriented establishment - Persons under 18 not admitted" in letters two inches high.
No adult-oriented establishment shall be conducted in such a manner that permits the observation of any material depicting specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas from the outside of the building that houses the adult-oriented establishment. Every adult-oriented establishment doing business in the Town on and after the effective date of this chapter shall be well lighted at all times and be physically arranged in such a manner that the entire interior portion of the booths, cubicles, rooms or stalls, wherein adult entertainment is provided, shall be clearly visible from the common areas of the premises.
Visibility into such booths, cubicles, rooms or stalls shall not be blocked or obscured by doors, curtains, partitions, drapes, or any other obstruction whatsoever. After the effective date of this chapter, it shall be unlawful to install enclosed booths, cubicles, rooms or stalls within adult-oriented establishments for the purpose of viewing adult entertainment. On and after the effective date of this chapter, the operator of each adult-oriented establishment shall be responsible for and shall provide that any room or other area used for the purpose of viewing adult entertainment shall be well lighted and readily accessible at all times and shall be continuously open to view in its entirety.
The premises shall be equipped with overhead lighting fixtures of sufficient intensity to illuminate every place to which patrons are permitted access at an illumination of not less than 1. It shall be the duty of the operator and its agents to ensure that the illumination described above is maintained at all times that any patron is present in the premises. Every act or omission by an employee constituting a violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed the act or omission of the operator if such act or omission occurs either with the the authorization, knowledge or approval of the operator, or as a result of the operator's negligent failure to supervise the employee's conduct, and the operator shall be punishable for such act or omission in the same manner as if the operator committed the act or caused the omission.
An operator shall be responsible for the conduct of all employees while on the d premises, and any act or omission of any employee constituting a violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed the act or omission of the operator for purposes of determining whether the operator shall be subject to the penalties imposed by this chapter. All adult-oriented establishments shall be open to inspection at all reasonable times by inspectors or such other persons as the Town Meeting may deate. No adult-oriented establishment shall be permitted on a site that is less than feet from an area zoned residential.
The feet shall be the straight horizontal distance from any part of a building housing an adult-oriented establishment to any boundary of a zoning district that is zoned for residential use. No adult-oriented establishment shall be permitted on a site that is less that 1, feet from an existing adult-oriented establishment.
The 1, feet shall be the straight horizontal distance from any part of a building housing an adult-oriented establishment to any part of the other building housing an adult-oriented establishment. No adult-oriented establishment shall be permitted on a site that is less than 1, feet from a preexisting school or place of worship. The 1, feet shall be the straight horizontal distance from any part of the building housing an adult-oriented establishment to any part of a building housing a school or place of worship. The provisions of Subsections IJ and K shall not be deemed to prohibit any use preexisting the enactment of this chapter.
Any preexisting use which shall be discontinued for a period of 30 days and shall thereafter conform to I, J and K. Each violation of this chapter shall be considered a separate offense, and any violation continuing more than one hour of time shall be considered a separate offense for each hour of violation.Old Saybrook fuck Old Saybrook
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