City of Creve Coeur, MO
St. Louis County
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Cross Reference — As to zoning regulations regarding sexually oriented businesses, §405.1000.

Section 617.010 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 5132 §1, 4-26-2010; Ord. No. 5167 §1, 12-13-2010; Ord. No. 5485 §1, 8-8-2016]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them by this Section:
ADULT ARCADE
Any place to which the public is permitted or invited wherein money-operated or slug-operated or electronically, electrically, or mechanically controlled still or motion picture machines, projectors, or other image-producing devices are regularly maintained to show images to five or fewer persons per machine at any one time, and where the images so displayed are characterized by their emphasis upon matter exhibiting specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas.
ADULT BOOKSTORE ADULT VIDEO STORE
A commercial establishment which as one of its principal business activities offers for sale or rental for any form of consideration any one or more of the following: books, magazines, periodicals, or other printed matter, or photographs, films, motion pictures, videocassettes, compact discs, digital video discs, slides, or other visual representations which are characterized by their emphasis upon the display of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas.
ADULT CABARET
A nightclub, bar, juice bar, restaurant, bottle club, or other commercial establishment which regularly features persons who appear semi-nude.
ADULT ENTERTAINER
Any person who provides entertainment distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on the exhibiting of specific sexual activities or specified anatomical areas, or who appears in a semi-nude condition, whether or not a fee is charged or accepted.
ADULT MEDIA
Magazines, books, videotapes, movies, slides, compact discs or other devices used to record computer images, or other media that are distinguished or characterized by their emphasis on matter depicting, describing, or relating to hard-core material.
ADULT THEATER
A commercial establishment where films, motion pictures, videocassettes, slides, or similar photographic reproductions, which are characterized by their emphasis upon the display of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas, are regularly shown to more than five persons for any form of consideration.
CHARACTERIZED BY
Describing the essential character or dominant theme of an item.
EMPLOY, EMPLOYEE, EMPLOYMENT
Refers to performance of services on the premises of a sexually oriented business, on a full-time, part-time, or contract basis, whether or not the person involved is denominated an employee, independent contractor, agent or otherwise, but excluding a person exclusively on the premises for repair or maintenance of the premises or for the delivery of goods to the premises.
GROSS PUBLIC FLOOR AREA
The total interior area accessible or visible to the public, including showrooms, motion picture theaters, motion picture arcades, service areas, behind-counter areas, storage areas visible from such other areas, restrooms (whether or not labeled "public"), areas used for cabaret or similar shows (including stage areas), plus aisles, hallways, and entryways serving such areas.
HARD-CORE MATERIAL
Media characterized by sexual activity that includes one (1) or more of the following: erect male organ; contact of the mouth of one (1) person with the genitals of another; penetration with a finger or male organ into any orifice in another person; open female labia; penetration of a sexually oriented toy or novelty into an orifice; male ejaculation, or the aftermath of male ejaculation.
INFLUENTIAL INTEREST
Any of the following:
1. 
The actual power to operate a business or legal entity or control the operation, management, or policies of a business or legal entity;
2. 
Ownership of a financial interest of thirty percent (30%) or more of a business or any class of voting securities of a business; or
3. 
Holding an office such as president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, managing member, or managing director of a business or legal entity.
MEDIA
Anything printed or written, or any picture, drawing, photograph, motion picture, film, videotape or videotape production, or pictorial representation, or any electrical or electronic reproduction of anything that is or may be used as a means of communication. Media includes but shall not necessarily be limited to books, newspapers, magazines, movies, videos, sound recordings, compact discs, other magnetic media, and undeveloped pictures.
NUDITY or STATE OF NUDITY
The showing of the human genitals, pubic area, vulva, anus, anal cleft or the female breast with less than a fully opaque fabric or leather covering of any part of the nipple or areola. Body paint shall not qualify as fabric or leather.
OPERATOR
Any person on the premises of a sexually oriented business who causes the business to function, puts or keeps the business in operation, or is authorized to manage the business or exercise overall operational control of the business premises, whether or not an owner or licensee of the business.
PREMISES
The real property upon which a sexually oriented business is located, and all appurtenances thereto and buildings thereon, including but not limited to the sexually oriented business, the grounds, private walkways, parking lots, and parking garages.
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS ACTIVITY
Exists where the commercial establishment:
1. 
Has a substantial portion [as used in this definition, at least thirty percent (30%)] of its displayed merchandise which consists of the pertinent items; or
2. 
Has a substantial portion of the wholesale value of its displayed merchandise which consists of the pertinent items; or
3. 
Has a substantial portion of the retail value of its displayed merchandise which consists of the pertinent items; or
4. 
Derives a substantial portion of its revenues from the sale or rental of the pertinent items; or
5. 
Maintains a substantial section of its interior business space for the sale or rental of the pertinent items; or
6. 
Maintains an adult arcade.
REGULARLY
Consistent and repeated.
SADOMASOCHISTIC PRACTICES OR ABUSE
Flagellation or torture by or upon a person, or the conditions of being fettered, bound, or otherwise physically restrained, as an act of sexual stimulation or gratification.
SEMI-NUDE MODEL STUDIO
A place where persons regularly appear in a state of semi-nudity for money or any form of consideration in order to be observed, sketched, drawn, painted, sculptured, photographed, or similarly depicted by other persons, but excluding a modeling class operated by a college, junior college, or university supported entirely or partially by taxation, by a private college or university which maintains and operates educational programs in which credits are transferable to a college, junior college or university supported entirely or partially by taxation, or in a structure which has no sign visible from the exterior of the structure or other advertising that indicates a semi-nude person is available for viewing and students must enroll at least three (3) days in advance to participate in the class.
SEMI-NUDE OR STATE OF SEMI-NUDITY
The showing of the human female breast below a horizontal line across the top of the areola and extending across the width of the breast at such point, or the showing of the human male or female buttocks. Such definition includes the lower portion of the human female breast, but shall not include any portion of the cleavage of the human female breasts exhibited by a bikini, dress, blouse, skirt, leotard, or similar wearing apparel, provided the areola is not exposed in whole or in part. Coverage by other than opaque fabric or leather shall still constitute "showing" for purposes hereof, and body paint shall not qualify as fabric or leather.
SERVER
Any person who serves food or drink at a sexually oriented business.
SEX SHOP
A commercial establishment offering goods for sale or rent that meets any of the following tests:
1. 
The establishment offers for sale items from any two (2) of the following categories:
a. 
Adult media;
b. 
Lingerie; or
c. 
Leather goods marketed or presented in a context to suggest their use for sadomasochistic practices or abuse; and the combination of such items constitutes more than ten percent (10%) of its stock in trade or occupies more than ten percent (10%) of its gross public floor area.
2. 
More than ten percent (10%) of its stock in trade consists of sexually oriented toys or novelties.
3. 
More than ten percent (10%) of its gross public floor area is devoted to the display of sexually oriented toys or novelties.
SEXUAL ENCOUNTER CENTER
A commercial establishment that, as one of its principal business activities, offers for any form of consideration physical contact in the form of wrestling or tumbling between two or more persons where one (1) or more of the persons is semi-nude.
SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESS
An inclusive term used to describe, individually and collectively, adult cabaret; adult bookstore; adult video store, adult theater, semi-nude model studio, sexual encounter center, and/or sex shop as defined by City ordinance as well as any sexually oriented business as defined by State law, including Section 573.010, RSMo.
SEXUALLY ORIENTED TOYS OR NOVELTIES
Instruments, devices, or paraphernalia either designed as representations of human genital organs or female breast, or designed or marketed primarily for use to stimulate human genital organs, or for sadomasochistic practices or abuse.
1. 
Less than completely and opaquely covered (by fabric or leather, not body paint) human genitals, pubic region, buttock, and female breast below a point immediately above the top of the areola; and
2. 
Human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely and opaquely covered.
SPECIFIED SEXUAL ACTIVITIES
Intercourse, oral copulation, masturbation, sodomy, or excretory functions as a part of or in connection with any of the foregoing. Human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal or acts of human masturbation, sexual intercourse, oral copulation, sodomy, or fondling or other erotic touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttock, or female breast, and any related excretory functions, or any sadomasochistic practices or abuse, or bestiality.

Section 617.020 License Required for Sexually Oriented Businesses, No Alcohol.

[Ord. No. 5132 §1, 4-26-2010; Ord. No. 5167 §1, 12-13-2010; Ord. No. 5485 §1, 8-8-2016]
A. 
It is unlawful for any person to operate a sexually oriented business at any location in the City at any time without a sexually oriented business license issued by the City in effect for such business at such location.
B. 
It is unlawful for any adult entertainer, employee or manager to knowingly perform any work, service or entertainment at an unlicensed sexually oriented business within the City.
C. 
If a sexually oriented business within the City fails at any time to have posted on its premises, in the manner required by ordinance, an effective sexually oriented business license, such failure shall be prima facie evidence that the business does not have such a license in effect for such location. In addition, the absence of such a properly posted effective license shall be prima facie evidence that an adult entertainer, employee or manager who performs any work, service or entertainment at the sexually oriented business had knowledge that such business was not licensed.
D. 
All required zoning, building and occupancy permits must be separately applied for and obtained, in addition to the license required by this Section.
E. 
No license may be issued under Chapter 600 to a sexually oriented business and no intoxicating liquor shall be sold, served or consumed on the premises of a sexually oriented business.

Section 617.030 License Required for Managers, Servers and Adult Entertainers.

[Ord. No. 5132 §1, 4-26-2010; Ord. No. 5167 §1, 12-13-2010]
It is unlawful for any person to work as an adult entertainer, server or manager at a sexually oriented business within the City at any time without an effective license issued by the City.

Section 617.040 License Year, Location and Fees.

[Ord. No. 5132 §1, 4-26-2010; Ord. No. 5167 §1, 12-13-2010]
A. 
The license year for licenses required under this Chapter shall run from each March 16 to the subsequent March 15.
B. 
An application for a license under this Chapter shall be accompanied by payment in full of the license tax due under Chapter 605 of the Code of Ordinances and annual inspection fees of three hundred sixty dollars ($360.00), and no application shall be considered complete until such fees have been paid.
C. 
All licenses under this Chapter shall be issued solely for a specific person or entity at a specific location and shall be non-refundable and non-transferable.

Section 617.050 License Application.

[Ord. No. 5132 §1, 4-26-2010; Ord. No. 5167 §1, 12-13-2010]
A. 
Sexually Oriented Business License Application. Any person desiring to secure a license to operate a sexually oriented business within the City shall submit a notarized application to the Chief of Police. Such application shall be submitted in the name of the person proposing to conduct or operate the sexually oriented business. Incomplete applications shall not be processed. All applications shall be submitted on a form supplied by the City and shall require the following information:
1. 
The name, residence address, home telephone number, occupation, date and place of birth and social security number of the applicant.
2. 
The name of the business, a description of the activities to be performed on the licensed premises and the name of the owner of the premises to be licensed.
3. 
The names, residence addresses, social security numbers and dates of birth of all partners, if the applicant is a partnership; and if the applicant is a corporation or limited liability company, the same information for all corporate officers and directors, stockholders, managers or members who own more than ten percent (10%) or greater interest in the corporation or limited liability company, and for any other person with an influential interest in the business.
4. 
The addresses of the applicant and of all partners or of all corporate officers, directors, managers, and members and other persons with an influential interest for the five (5) years immediately prior to the date of application.
5. 
A description of the sexually oriented business history of the applicant and of all partners or of all corporate officers, directors, managers, and members and other persons with an influential interest; and whether any such person or entity, in previously operating such a business in this City or elsewhere, has had a business license revoked or suspended, the reason therefor and the activity or occupation subjected to such action, suspension or revocation.
6. 
A statement of the business, occupation or employment history of the applicant and of all partners, or of all corporate officers and directors, managers and members and other persons with an influential interest, for the three (3) years immediately preceding the date of the application.
7. 
A statement from the applicant and from each partner, corporate officer and director, manager and member, and any other person with an influential interest in the business that each such person has not been found guilty of any of the following specified offenses for which less than eight (8) years has elapsed since the date of conviction or the date of release from confinement for the conviction, whichever is later:
a. 
Rape and sexual offenses;
b. 
Sexual offenses involving minors;
c. 
Offenses involving prostitution;
d. 
Obscenity offenses;
e. 
Offenses involving money laundering;
f. 
Offenses involving tax evasion;
g. 
Any attempt, solicitation, or conspiracy to commit one of the offenses listed in Subsection (A)(7)(a) through (f); or
h. 
Any offense committed in another jurisdiction which if committed in Missouri would have constituted an offense listed in Subsection (A)(7)(a) through (g).
8. 
A full set of fingerprints and a photograph, to be taken by the Police Department, of the applicant or of all partners if the applicant is a partnership or of all corporate officers, directors, managers or members if the applicant is a corporation or other entity and all other persons with an influential interest.
9. 
A certificate of good standing issued by the Missouri Secretary of State, if applicable.
10. 
A statement signed under oath that the applicant has personal knowledge of the information contained in the application and that the information contained therein is true and correct and that the applicant has read the provisions of this Chapter regulating sexually oriented businesses.
B. 
Adult Entertainment Manager, Server Or Entertainer License. All persons desiring to secure a license under the provisions of this Chapter to be a manager, server or adult entertainer at a sexually oriented business shall submit a notarized application to the Chief of Police. All applicants shall be submitted in the name of the person proposing to be a manager, server or adult entertainer. Incomplete applications shall not be processed. All applications shall be submitted on a form supplied by the City and shall require the following information:
1. 
The applicant's name, home address, home telephone number, date and place of birth, social security number and any stage names or nicknames used in entertaining.
2. 
The name and address of each sexually oriented business within the City where the applicant intends to work as a manager, server or adult entertainer and an "intent to hire" statement from a sexually oriented business that is licensed or that has applied for a license, under the provisions of this Chapter, indicating the sexually oriented business intends to hire the applicant to manage, serve or entertain on its premises.
3. 
A statement from the applicant that the applicant has not been found guilty of any of the following specified offenses for which less than eight (8) years has elapsed since the date of conviction or the date of release from confinement for the conviction, whichever is later:
a. 
Rape and sexual offenses;
b. 
Sexual offenses involving minors;
c. 
Offenses involving prostitution;
d. 
Obscenity offenses;
e. 
Offenses involving money laundering;
f. 
Offenses involving tax evasion;
g. 
Any attempt, solicitation, or conspiracy to commit one (1) of the offenses listed in Subsection (B)(3)(a) through (f); or
h. 
Any offense committed in another jurisdiction which if committed in Missouri would have constituted an offense listed in Subsection (B)(3)(a) through (g).
4. 
A full set of fingerprints and a photograph, to be taken by the Police Department, of the applicant.
5. 
The applicant shall present to the Police Department which shall thereupon copy documentation that the applicant has attained the age of eighteen (18) years at the time the application is submitted. Any of the following shall be accepted as documentation of age:
a. 
A motor vehicle operator's license issued by any State bearing the applicant's photograph and date of birth;
b. 
A State-issued identification card bearing the applicant's photograph and date of birth;
c. 
An official and valid passport issued by the United States of America;
d. 
An immigration card issued by the United States of America; or
e. 
Any other form of identification deemed reliable by the Police Department.

Section 617.060 Examination of Application — Issuance of License — Disapproval.

[Ord. No. 5132 §1, 4-26-2010; Ord. No. 5167 §1, 12-13-2010]
A. 
Upon receipt of a complete application for a sexually oriented business license or a manager, server or adult entertainer license, it shall be the duty of the Chief of Police or his designee to investigate such application to determine whether the information contained in the application is accurate and whether the applicant is qualified to receive the license. The Chief of Police shall report the results of the investigation to the Finance Director not later than thirty (30) days from the date the complete application is received. If an application for a sexually oriented business license or a manager, server or adult entertainer license is in proper form and accompanied by the appropriate license fee, and if the applicant is qualified, the Chief of Police shall recommend issuance of a license by the Finance Director, who shall then issue the license.
B. 
The license shall state that it is not transferable and is only in effect for the period for which it is issued. The license shall be kept posted in a conspicuous place in the place of business that is licensed or where the licensee is working, publicly visible upon entry by means of the main entrance to the premises.
C. 
If an application for a license is disapproved, the applicant shall be immediately notified by the Police Chief by certified mail to the applicant's last known address, and the notification shall state the basis for such disapproval.

Section 617.070 License Ineligibility and Disqualification.

[Ord. No. 5132 §1, 4-26-2010; Ord. No. 5167 §1, 12-13-2010]
A. 
No person is eligible nor shall a license be issued to:
1. 
A sexually oriented business applicant if one (1) or more of the following conditions exist:
a. 
The applicant failed to supply all of the information requested on the application.
b. 
The applicant gave materially false, fraudulent or untruthful information on the application.
c. 
The applicant or any partner, corporate officer, director, manager, and member or person with an influential interest has been found guilty of any of the offenses specified in Section 617.050 for which less than eight (8) years has elapsed since the date of conviction or the date of release from confinement for the conviction, whichever is later.
d. 
The applicant has had a similar license revoked or suspended in this or any other political subdivision during the past five (5) years.
2. 
An applicant for a manager, server or adult entertainer license if one (1) or more of the following conditions exists:
a. 
The employer for whom the applicant intends to work does not have or is ineligible to receive a sexually oriented business license for any of the reasons stated in Subsection (A)(1) above.
b. 
The applicant has been found guilty of any of the offenses specified in Section 617.050 for which less than eight (8) years has elapsed since the date of conviction or the date of release from confinement for the conviction, whichever is later.
c. 
The applicant failed to provide all of the information required on the application.
d. 
The applicant gave materially false, fraudulent or untruthful information on the application.
e. 
The applicant has had a similar license revoked or suspended in this or any other political subdivision during the past five (5) years.

Section 617.080 Standards of Conduct.

[Ord. No. 5132 §1, 4-26-2010; Ord. No. 5167 §1, 12-13-2010]
A. 
The following standards of conduct shall apply to all sexually oriented businesses, their employees, operators, and all managers, servers and adult entertainers and the patrons of sexually oriented businesses, while on or about the premises of the business:
1. 
Interior restrictions.
a. 
Adult entertainers shall perform at a distance of at least ten (10) feet away from any patron and shall not touch or be touched (directly or through clothing) by any patron while performing.
b. 
Adult entertainers shall only perform on a fixed stage that is raised at least two (2) feet above the area on which the patron or patrons sit or stand, in a room of at least six hundred (600) square feet of floor area.
c. 
No one shall be allowed on a stage during business hours besides a licensed adult entertainer, nor shall any employee other than a licensed adult entertainer appear in a semi-nude condition.
2. 
Age restriction. Only persons eighteen (18) years of age or older shall be permitted on the premises of any sexually oriented business.
3. 
Exterior observation. The premises of a sexually oriented business will be so constructed as to include an anteroom, foyer, partition or other physical barrier on all customer entrances and other doors that will assure that the remainder of the interior of the premises is not observable from the exterior of the building when doors are opened. In addition, all windows will be covered to prevent viewing of the interior of the building from the exterior of the building.
4. 
Exterior display. No sexually oriented business will be conducted in any manner that permits the observation of live performers engaged in an erotic depiction or dance or any material or persons depicting, describing or relating to "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas," as defined in this Chapter, from any exterior source by display, decoration, sign, show window or other opening.
5. 
Nudity prohibited. No employee, server or adult entertainer or other person at a sexually oriented business shall appear nude, unclothed, in less than opaque attire (consisting of fabric or leather, not body paint) or in any fashion that exposes to view any "specified anatomical area" as defined in this Chapter.
6. 
Certain acts prohibited.
a. 
No employee, manager, server or adult entertainer shall perform any "specified sexual activities" as defined in this Chapter, wear or use any device or covering exposed to view which simulates any "specified anatomical area" as defined in this Chapter, use artificial devices or inanimate objects to perform or depict any of the "specified sexual activities" as defined in this Chapter or participate in any act of prostitution.
b. 
No employee, manager, server, adult entertainer or patron of a sexually oriented business shall knowingly touch, fondle or caress any "specified anatomical area" as defined in this Chapter of another person or knowingly permit another person to touch, fondle or caress any "specified anatomical area" as defined in this Chapter of such employee, server, adult entertainer or patron, whether such "specified anatomical areas" are clothed, unclothed, covered or exposed. No one in a semi-nude condition shall touch any other person or the clothing of any other person.
c. 
No employee, manager, server or adult entertainer of a sexually oriented business shall be visible from the exterior of the business premises while such person is unclothed or in such attire, costume or clothing as to expose to view any "specified anatomical area" as defined in this Chapter.
d. 
No adult entertainer shall solicit, demand or receive any payment or gratuity from any patron or customer for any act prohibited by this Chapter or other law, and no adult entertainer shall receive any payment or gratuity from any customer for any entertainment except as follows:
(1) 
While such adult entertainer is on a stage or platform, a customer or patron may place such payment or gratuity into a box affixed to the stage or platform; or
(2) 
While such adult entertainer is not on a stage or platform and is clothed so as to not expose to view any "specified anatomical area" as defined in this Chapter, a customer or patron may place such payment or gratuity into the adult entertainer's hand.
e. 
No owner, operator, manager or other person in charge of the premises of a sexually oriented business premises shall:
(1) 
Knowingly permit intoxicating liquor of any type to be brought upon, sold or consumed on the premises;
(2) 
Knowingly allow or permit the sale, distribution, delivery or consumption of any controlled substance or illegal drug or narcotic on the premises;
(3) 
Knowingly allow or permit any person under the age of eighteen (18) years of age to be in or upon the premises;
(4) 
Knowingly allow or permit any act of prostitution or patronizing prostitution on the premises; or
(5) 
Knowingly allow or permit a violation of this Chapter or any other City ordinance or County, State or Federal law.
7. 
Signs required. All sexually oriented businesses shall have conspicuously displayed in the common area inside the principal entrance to the premises a sign, on which uppercase letters shall be at two (2) inches high and lowercase letters shall be at least one (1) inch high, which shall read as follows:
THIS SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESS IS REGULATED AND LICENSED BY THE CITY OF CREVE COEUR
*
No person shall engage in any type of sexual conduct or prostitution on the premises or fondle, caress or touch the breasts, pubic region, buttocks or genitals of any other person or permit any other person to fondle, caress or touch their breasts, pubic region, buttocks or genitals.
*
No person shall be nude, unclothed or in less than opaque attire, costume or clothing so as to expose to view any portion of the breasts below the top of the areola or any portion of the pubic region, buttocks and/or genitals.
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No person shall make or receive any payment or gratuity related to the performance of an adult entertainer, except as follows:
While the entertainer is on the stage, by placement of such payment or gratuity into a box affixed to the stage, or
While the entertainer is not on the stage but is fully clothed, by placement of such payment or gratuity into their hand.
CUSTOMERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE UPON STAGE AT ANY TIME
8. 
Lighting required. The premises of a sexually oriented business shall be equipped with overhead lighting of sufficient intensity to illuminate every place to which customers or patrons are permitted access to an illumination of not less than one (1) footcandle as measured at the floor level, and such illumination must be maintained at all times that any customer or patron is present in or on the premises.
9. 
Closed booth or room prohibited. The premises of a sexually oriented business shall be physically arranged in such manner that the entire interior portions of any booths, cubicles, rooms or stalls are visible from a common area of the premises. Visibility shall not be blocked or obscured by doors, curtains, drapes or any other obstruction whatsoever. In addition, all requirements of State law must be met (see for example Section 573.531.6, RSMo.).
10. 
Ventilation and sanitation requirements. The premises of a sexually oriented business shall be kept in a sanitary condition. Separate dressing rooms and restrooms for men and women shall at all times be maintained and kept in a sanitary condition. No adult media shall be displayed in restrooms.
11. 
Hours of operation. A sexually oriented business may only be open for business or in use by customers between 11:00 A.M. and 11:00 P.M. on any day besides a Sunday. A sexually oriented business shall not be open for business or in use by customers at any other times.
12. 
Breast-feeding. Consistent with Section 191.918, RSMo., notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter, a mother may with discretion breast-feed her child or express breast milk in any public or private place where the mother is otherwise authorized to be, and such conduct shall not constitute sexual conduct or sexual contact or be considered indecent or otherwise prohibited or restricted.

Section 617.090 Manager on Premises.

[Ord. No. 5132 §1, 4-26-2010; Ord. No. 5167 §1, 12-13-2010]
A. 
A licensed manager shall be on duty at a sexually oriented business at all times the premises is open to the public. The name of the manager on duty shall be prominently posted so as to be publicly visible upon entering the main entrance during business hours.
B. 
It shall be the responsibility of the manager to verify that any person who works as an adult entertainer or as a server within the premises possesses a current and valid adult entertainer's license or server's license and that all required licenses are prominently posted as required by ordinance.

Section 617.100 Inspector and Inspections.

[Ord. No. 5132 §1, 4-26-2010; Ord. No. 5167 §1, 12-13-2010]
All sexually oriented businesses shall permit representatives of the Police Department or any other City Official acting in their official capacity to inspect portions of the premises accessible to the public on a monthly basis to insure the business is complying with all applicable regulations and laws.

Section 617.110 Suspension, Revocation or Non-Renewal — License.

[Ord. No. 5132 §1, 4-26-2010; Ord. No. 5167 §1, 12-13-2010]
A. 
The Police Chief shall notify the Finance Director whenever the Police Chief has information that:
1. 
The owner or operator of a licensed sexually oriented business or a holder of a manager, server or adult entertainer license has violated or knowingly allowed or permitted the violation of any of the provisions of the City Code; or
2. 
There have been recurrent violations of provisions of this Chapter that have occurred under such circumstances that the owner or operator of a sexually oriented business knew or should have known that such violations were committed; or
3. 
A sexually oriented business license or manager, server or adult entertainer license was obtained through false statements in the application for such license or renewal thereof; or
4. 
A sexually oriented business licensee or a manager, server or adult entertainer licensee failed to make a complete disclosure of all information in the application for such license or renewal thereof; or
5. 
The owner or operator or any partner or any corporate officer or director, member or manager or other person with an influential interest of an entity holding a sexually oriented business license has become disqualified from having a license by a conviction as provided in this Chapter; or
6. 
The holder of a manager, server or adult entertainer license has become disqualified from having a license by a conviction as provided in this Chapter.
B. 
Upon receipt of such notice from the Police Chief, the Finance Director shall conduct a public hearing upon reasonable notice to determine whether the license should be suspended or revoked. Based on the evidence produced at the hearing, the Finance Director may take any of the following actions:
1. 
Suspend the license for up to ninety (90) days.
2. 
Revoke the license for the remainder of the license year.
3. 
Place the license holder on administrative probation for a period of up to one (1) year, on the condition that no further violations of this Chapter occur during the period of probation. If after a hearing upon reasonable notice it is determined that another violation has occurred, the license will be revoked for the remainder of the license year.
4. 
Any action authorized in the City Code not inconsistent with this Section.

Section 617.120 License Renewal.

[Ord. No. 5132 §1, 4-26-2010; Ord. No. 5167 §1, 12-13-2010]
A. 
A license may be renewed by making an application for renewal pursuant to Section 617.050 to the Police Chief. Licenses shall expire on March 15 of each calendar year, and renewal applications for such licenses shall be submitted to the Police Chief by the preceding February 15 of each license year to avoid a gap in licensing.
B. 
Upon timely application and review as provided for a new license, a license issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall be renewed by issuance of a new license in the manner provided in this Chapter.
C. 
If the application for renewal of a license is not made during the time otherwise provided in the Creve Coeur Municipal Code, a new application shall be required.

Section 617.130 Review.

[Ord. No. 5132 §1, 4-26-2010; Ord. No. 5167 §1, 12-13-2010]
Following the entry of an order suspending or revoking a license issued pursuant to this Chapter or disapproving the application or renewal application for a license, such licensee or applicant may seek review in a manner provided by law.