Borough of Indiana, PA
Indiana County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Indiana 7-7-1998 by Ord. No. 1732. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 460.
A. 
Purpose.
(1) 
Pursuant to the authority granted in the Borough Code to prohibit nuisances; and to promote the health, welfare, cleanliness, comfort and, safety of the citizens of Indiana Borough; and to regulate the time of opening and closing, and the conduct of places of public entertainment, amusement and recreation, the Borough of Indiana enacts this chapter to minimize and control the adverse secondary effects of sexually oriented businesses and thereby protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens; protect the citizens from increased crime; preserve the quality of life; preserve the property values and character of surrounding neighborhoods; and deter the spread of blight.
(2) 
The Borough Council has determined that licensing is a legitimate and reasonable means of accountability to insure the operators of sexually oriented businesses comply with reasonable regulations and to insure that operators do not knowingly allow their establishments to be used as places for illegal sexual activity or solicitation.
(3) 
The Borough Council does not intend this chapter to suppress speech activities protected by the First Amendment, but to enact a content-neutral ordinance which addresses the secondary effects of sexually oriented businesses.
B. 
Legislative findings. The Borough Council finds:
(1) 
Sexually oriented businesses have adverse secondary effects that should be regulated to protect the public health, safety and welfare. These secondary effects include, but are not limited to, the spread of communicable diseases, performance of sexual acts in public places, presence of discarded sexually oriented materials on public and private property, sexual harassment, obscenity, prostitution, and other illegal sexual activities, crime, and neighborhood deterioration.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(2) 
A reasonable licensing procedure is an appropriate mechanism to place the burden of reasonable regulations on the owners and the operators of the sexually oriented businesses. Further, such a licensing procedure will place a heretofore nonexistent incentive on the operators to see that their sexually oriented business is run in a manner consistent with the health, safety and welfare of its patrons and employees, as well as the citizens of the Borough. It is appropriate to require reasonable assurance that the licensee is the actual operator of the sexually oriented businesses, fully in possession and control of the premises and activities occurring therein.
(3) 
Removal of doors on viewing booths and requiring sufficient lighting on premises with viewing booths advances a substantial governmental interest in discouraging the illegal and unsanitary sexual activity occurring in adult theaters.
(4) 
Requiring licensees of sexually oriented businesses to keep information regarding current employees and certain past employees will help reduce the incidence of certain types of criminal behavior by facilitating the identification of potential witnesses or suspects and by preventing minors from working at such establishments.
(5) 
The disclosure of certain information by those persons ultimately responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the sexually oriented business will help limit and control the adverse secondary effects of such businesses.
(6) 
It is desirable in the prevention of the spread of communicable diseases to obtain a limited amount of information regarding certain employees who may engage in the conduct which this chapter is designed to prevent or who are likely to be witnesses to such activity.
(7) 
The fact that an applicant for a sexually oriented business license has been convicted of a sexually related crime leads to the rational assumption that the applicant is likely to engage in that conduct in contravention of this chapter.
(8) 
The barring of such individuals from the management of sexually oriented businesses for a period of years serves as a deterrent to and prevents conduct which leads to the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.
(9) 
The general welfare, health, and safety of the citizens of the Borough will be promoted by the enactment of this chapter.
(10) 
Limitation of operating hours of sexually oriented businesses to 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and closure of such businesses on Sundays and holidays reduces the adverse secondary effects of such businesses, including particularly, but not limited to, late-night noise levels, crime, and sexually offensive materials and activities in public areas, and promotes the public health, safety, and welfare.
As used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings indicated unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
ADULT ARCADE
Any place to which the public is permitted or invited wherein coin-operated, slug-operated, or for any form of consideration, or electronically, electrically, or mechanically controlled still or motion picture machines, projectors, video, or laser disc players, or other image-producing devices are maintained, not located within viewing booths, to show images to five or fewer persons per machine at any one time, and where the images so displayed are distinguished or characterized by the depicting or describing of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas.
ADULT BOOKSTORE, ADULT NOVELTY STORE or ADULT VIDEO STORE
A commercial establishment which, as one of its substantial business activities, offers for sale or rental for any from of consideration any one or more of the following:
A. 
Books, magazines, periodicals or other printed matter, or photographs, films, motion pictures, video cassettes or video reproductions, slides, CD-ROM discs or other computer software, or other visual representations which are characterized by the depiction or description of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas; or
B. 
Instruments, devices, or paraphernalia which are designed for use in connection with specified sexual activities.
ADULT CABARET
A nightclub, bar, restaurant, or other commercial establishment which regularly features:
A. 
Persons who appear in a state of nudity or seminudity; or
B. 
Live performances which are characterized by the exposure of specified anatomical areas or by specified sexual activities; or
C. 
Films, motion pictures, videocassettes, slides or other photographic reproductions or visual presentations of any other kind which are characterized by the depiction or description of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas.
ADULT MOTION PICTURE THEATER
A commercial establishment where, for any form of consideration, films, motion picture, videocassettes, slides, or similar photographic reproductions or visual presentations of any kind are regularly shown which are characterized by the depiction or description of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas.
ADULT THEATER
A theater, concert hall, dance hall, auditorium, or similar commercial establishment which regularly features persons who appear in a state of nudity or seminudity, or live performances which are characterized by the exposure of specified anatomical areas or by specified sexual activities.
EMPLOYEE
A person who performs any service on the premises of a sexually oriented business on a full-time, part-time, or contract basis, whether or not the person is denominated as employee, independent contractor agent or otherwise and whether or not the person is paid a salary, wage, or other compensation by the operator of the business. Employee does not include a person exclusively on the premises for repair or maintenance of the premises or equipment on the premises, or for the delivery of goods to the premises.
ESCORT
A person who, for consideration, agrees or offers to act as a companion, guide, or date for another person, or who agrees or offers to privately model lingerie or to privately perform a striptease for another person.
ESCORT AGENCY
A person or business association who furnishes, offers to furnish, or advertises to furnish escorts as one of its primary business purposes for a fee, tip or other consideration.
ESTABLISHMENT
Includes any of the following:
A. 
The opening or commencement of any sexually oriented business as a new business;
B. 
The conversion of an existing business, whether or not a sexually oriented business, to any sexually oriented business;
C. 
The addition of any sexually oriented business to any other existing sexually oriented business or to a nonsexually oriented business; or
D. 
The relocation of any sexually oriented business.
KNOWINGLY
Having general knowledge of, or reason to know, or belief or ground for belief which warrants further inspection or inquiry of both:
A. 
The character and content of any material or performance described herein which is reasonably susceptible of examination by a licensee or person;
B. 
The age of the minor; provided, however, that an honest mistake shall constitute an excuse from liability hereunder if the licensee or person made a reasonable bona fide attempt to ascertain the true age of such minor.
LICENSEE
A person in whose name a license to operate a sexually oriented business has been issued, as well as the individual listed as an applicant on the application for a license; and in the case of an employee, a person in whose name a license has been issued authorizing employment in a sexually oriented business.
NUDE MODEL STUDIO
Any place where a person who appears seminude, in a state of nudity, or who displays specified anatomical areas and is provided to be observed, sketched, drawn, painted, sculptured, photographed, or similarly depicted by other persons who pay money or any form of consideration. "Nude model studio" shall not include a proprietary school licensed by the State of Pennsylvania or a college, junior college, or university supported entirely or in part by public taxation; a private college or university which maintains and operates educational programs in which credits are transferable to a college, junior college; or in a structure:
A. 
That no sign visible from the exterior of the structure and no other advertising that indicates a nude or seminude person is available for viewing; and
B. 
Where in order to participate in a class, a student must enroll at least three days in advance of the class; and
C. 
Where no more than one nude or seminude model is on the premises at any one time.
NUDITY or A STATE OF NUDITY
The showing of the human male or female genitals, public area, vulva, anus, anal cleft or cleavage with less than a fully opaque covering, the showing of female breast with less than a fully opaque covering of any part of the nipple, or the showing of the covered male genitals in a discernible turgid state.
PERSON
An individual, proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity.
SEMINUDE or IN A SEMINUDE CONDITION
The state of dress in which clothing partially or nonopaquely covers specified anatomical areas.
SEXUAL ENCOUNTER CENTER
A business or commercial enterprise that, as one of is principal business purposes, offers for any form of consideration:
A. 
Physical contact in the form wrestling or tumbling between persons of the opposite sex; or
B. 
Activities between male and female persons and/or persons of the same sex when one or more of the persons is in a state of nudity or seminudity.
SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESS
An adult arcade, adult bookstore, adult novelty store, adult video store, adult cabaret, adult motion-picture theater, adult theater, escort agency, nude model studio, or sexual encounter center.
SPECIFIED ANATOMICAL AREAS
Human genitals, pubic region, anus, buttocks, female breast(s) below a point immediately above the top of the areola, or human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely covered.
SPECIFIED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
Any of the following offenses:
A. 
Prostitution or promotion of prostitution; dissemination of obscenity; sale, distribution, or sale, distribution, or display of harmful material to a minor; sexual performance by a child; possession or distribution of child pornography; public lewdness; indecent exposure; indecency with a child; engaging in organized criminal activity; sexual assault; molestation of a child; gambling; or distribution of a controlled substance; or any similar offenses to those described above under the criminal or penal code of other states or countries;
B. 
For which:
(1) 
Less than two years have elapsed since the date of conviction or the date of release from confinement imposed for the conviction whichever is the later date if the conviction is of a misdemeanor offense;
(2) 
Less than five years have elapsed since the date of conviction or the date of release from confinement for the conviction whichever is the later date if the conviction is of a felony offense; or
(3) 
Less than five years have elapsed since the date of the last conviction or the date of release from confinement for the last conviction whichever is the later date if the convictions are of two or more misdemeanor offenses or combination of misdemeanor offenses occurring within any twenty-four-month period.
C. 
The fact that a conviction is being appealed shall have no effect on the disqualification of the applicant or a person residing with the applicant.
SPECIFIED SEXUAL ACTIVITIES
Any of the following:
A. 
The fondling or other erotic touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttocks, anus, or female breasts;
B. 
Sex acts, normal or perverted, actual or simulated, including intercourse, oral copulation, masturbation, or sodomy; or
C. 
Excretory functions as part of or in connection with any of the activities set forth in Subsection A and B above.
TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OR CONTROL
Of a sexually oriented business means and includes any of the following:
A. 
The sale, lease, or sublease of the business;
B. 
The transfer of securities which constitute a controlling interest in the business, whether by sale, exchange, or similar means; or
C. 
The establishment of a trust, will, or other similar legal device which transfer the ownership or control of the business, except for transfer by bequest or other operation of law upon the death of the person possessing the ownership or control.
VIEWING BOOTHS
Booths, stalls, partitioned portions of a room, rooms or other enclosures which are available for viewing:
A. 
Films, movies, videos, or visual reproductions of any kind depicting or describing specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas; or
B. 
Persons who appear in a state of nudity or seminudity or who offer performances or presentations characterized by the exposure of specified anatomical areas or by specified sexual activities.
A. 
It is unlawful:
(1) 
For any person to operate a sexually oriented business without a valid sexually oriented business license issued by the Borough pursuant to this chapter;
(2) 
For any person who operates a sexually oriented business to employ a person to work for the sexually oriented business who is not licensed as a sexually oriented business employee by the Borough pursuant to this chapter;
(3) 
For any person to obtain employment with a sexually oriented business without having secured a sexually oriented business employee license pursuant to this chapter;
(4) 
Upon enactment of this chapter, for any person to continue to operate any sexually oriented business in operation at the time of enactment of this chapter without a valid sexually oriented business license pursuant to this chapter;
(5) 
Upon enactment of this chapter, for any person to obtain employment with a sexually oriented business in operation at the time of enactment of this chapter without having secured a sexually oriented business employee license pursuant to this chapter.
B. 
An application for license must be made on a form provided by this Borough.
C. 
All applicants must be qualified according to the provisions of this chapter. The application may request and the applicant shall provide such information (including fingerprints) to enable the Borough to determine whether the applicant meets the qualifications established in this chapter.
D. 
If a person who wishes to operate a sexually oriented business is an individual, the person must sign the application for a license as applicant. If a person who wishes to operate a sexually oriented business is other than an individual, each individual who has a 20% or greater interest in the business must sign the application for a license as applicant, each applicant must be qualified under the following section and each applicant shall be considered a licensee if a license is granted.
E. 
The completed application for a sexually oriented business license shall contain the following information and shall be accompanied by the following documents:
(1) 
If the applicant is:
(a) 
An individual, the individual shall state his/her legal name and any aliases and submit proof that he/she is at least 18 years of age;
(b) 
A partnership, the partnership shall sate its complete name, and the name of all partners, whether the partnership is general or limited, and a copy of the partnership agreement, if any;
(c) 
A corporation, the corporation shall state its complete name, the date of its incorporation, evidence that the corporation is in good standing under the laws of its state of incorporation and qualified and authorized to conduct business in Pennsylvania, the names and capacity of all officers, directors, and principal stockholders, and the name of the registered corporate agent and the address of the registered office for service of process.
(2) 
If the applicant intends to operate the sexually oriented business under a name other than that of the applicant; he or she must state the sexually oriented business' fictitious name and submit the required registration documents.
(3) 
Whether the applicant, or a person residing with the applicant, has been convicted of a specified criminal activity as defined in this chapter, and, if so, the specified criminal activity involved, the date, place and jurisdiction of each.
(4) 
Whether the applicant or a person residing with the applicant has had a previous license under this chapter or other similar sexually oriented business ordinance from another municipality, state, or county denied suspended or revoked including the name and location of the sexually oriented business for which the permit was denied, suspended, or revoked as well as the date of the denial, suspension, or revocation and whether the applicant or person residing with the applicant has been partner in a partnership or an officer, director, or principal stockholder of corporation that is licensed under this chapter whose license has previously been denied, suspended, or revoked, including the name and location of the sexually oriented business for which the permit was denied, suspended, or revoked as well as the date of denial, suspension, or revocation.
(5) 
Whether the applicant or a person residing with the applicant holds any other licenses under this chapter or other similar sexually oriented business ordinance from another municipality, state or county and if so, the names and locations of such other licensed businesses.
(6) 
The specified classifications of sexually oriented use for which the applicant is filing along with a detailed description of each and every activity encompassed by the proposed sexually oriented business which description shall thoroughly demonstrate compliance and/or intended compliance with all provisions of this chapter.
(7) 
The location of the proposed sexually oriented business including a legal description of the property, street address, and telephone number(s), if any.
(8) 
The applicant's mailing address and residential address.
(9) 
A recent photograph of the applicant(s).
(10) 
The applicant's driver permit number, social security number and his/her state or federally issued tax identification number.
(11) 
A sketch or diagram showing the configuration of the premises including a statement of total floor space occupied by the business. The sketch or diagram need not be professionally prepared but it must be drawn to a designated scale or drawn with marked dimensions of the interior of the premises to an accuracy of plus or minus six inches.
(12) 
A current certificate and straight-line drawing prepared within 30 days prior to application by a registered land surveyor depicting the property lines the property to be certified.
(13) 
If an applicant wishes to operate a sexually oriented business which includes viewing booth, then the applicant shall also comply with the application requirements set forth in § 365-11 and shall separately apply for and obtain a building and occupancy permit for the installation of the viewing booth.
(14) 
The application form shall inform the applicant that:
(a) 
Separate applications are required by any necessary zoning permits, subdivision and land development approvals or building and occupancy permits and that the applicant may apply for such permits by contacting the Code Director of Code Enforcement; and
(b) 
Department of Labor and Industry approval is required.
F. 
Before any applicant may be issued a sexually oriented business employee license, the applicant shall submit on a form to be provided by the Borough of the following information:
(1) 
The applicant's name or any other name including "stage" names, or aliases used by the individual;
(2) 
Age, date and place of birth;
(3) 
Height, weight, hair and eye color;
(4) 
Present residence address and telephone number;
(5) 
Present business address and telephone number;
(6) 
Date, issuing state and number of driver's license or other identification card information;
(7) 
Social Security number; and
(8) 
Proof that the individual is at least 18 years of age.
G. 
Attached to the application form for a sexually oriented business employee license as provided above shall be the following:
(1) 
A color photograph of the applicant clearly showing the applicant's face and the applicant's fingerprints on a form provided by any police department. Any fee for the photographs and fingerprints shall be paid by the applicant.
(2) 
A statement detailing the license history of the applicant for the five years immediately preceding the date of the filing of the application including whether such applicant previously operated or is seeking to operate in this or any other county, municipality, state, or county any business or has ever had a license permit, or authorization to do business denied, revoked, or suspended or had any professional or vocational license or permit denied, revoked, or suspended. In the event of any denial, revocation, or suspension, state the name, the name of the issuing or denying jurisdiction, and describe in full the reason for the denial, revocation, or suspension. A copy of any order of denial, revocation, or suspension shall be attached to the application.
(3) 
A statement whether the applicant has been convicted of a specified criminal activity as defined in this chapter and, if so, the specified criminal activity involved, the date, place and jurisdiction of each.
A. 
Upon the filing of said application in a fully completed form for a sexually oriented business license or for a sexually oriented business employee license, the applicant shall then be referred to the Borough Code Enforcement Officer for review investigation. The Borough Code Enforcement Officer shall utilize any available resources through the Pennsylvania State Police, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and/or other law enforcement agencies as may be necessary to complete the review and investigation required by this chapter. Within 30 days from the date the completed application is filed, the Borough Code Enforcement Officer shall issue a license unless it is determined by the Borough Code Enforcement Officer that one or more of the following findings is true:
(1) 
The applicant has failed to provide information reasonably necessary for issuance of the license or has falsely answered a questions or requests for information on the application form;
(2) 
The applicant is under the age of 18 years;
(3) 
The applicant has been convicted of a specified criminal activity as defined in this chapter;
(4) 
The sexually oriented business employee license is to be used for employment in a business prohibited by local or sate law, statute, rule or regulation, or prohibited by a particular provision of this chapter;
(5) 
The applicant has had a sexually oriented business employee license revoked by the Borough within two years of the date of the current application. If the sexually oriented business employee license is denied, the temporary license previously issues is immediately deemed null and void. Denial, suspension, or revocation of license issued pursuant to this subsection shall be subject to appeal as set forth in § 365-9;
(6) 
The required application, investigation and license fees have not been paid;
(7) 
An applicant's license to operate a sexually oriented business, issued by any jurisdiction, has been revoked within the preceding 12 months; or
(8) 
The proposed sexually oriented business is in violation of or is not in compliance with any of the provision of this chapter.
B. 
A license granted pursuant to this section shall be subject to annual renewal upon the written application of the applicant and a finding by the Borough that the applicant has not been convicted of any specified criminal activity as defined in this chapter or committed any act during the existence of the previous license, which would be grounds to deny the initial license application. This renewal of the license shall be subject to the payment of the fee as set forth in § 365-5.
C. 
The license, if granted shall state on its face the name of the person or person to whom it is granted, the expiration date, the address of the sexually oriented business and the specified classification of sexually oriented use for which the license is issued. Licenses for sexually oriented businesses shall state that the sexually oriented business shall not commence until all necessary zoning, subdivision, and land development, and/or building code approvals and Department of Labor and Industry approvals are obtained. All licenses shall be posted in a conspicuous place or near the entrance to the sexually oriented business so that they may be easily read at any time.
D. 
Applications for building and occupancy permits shall be processed and either denied or approved within 30 days after a complete application is filed with the Borough.
E. 
A sexually oriented business license shall issue for the specific classification of sexually oriented use as permitted by ordinance and applied for.
F. 
A license denial shall conform to the provisions of § 365-9D.
G. 
Any person aggrieved by the granting or denial of a license may appeal in writing within 10 days from the date of issuance to the Borough Council. The Borough Council shall then make a determination at the next regularly scheduled meeting of Borough Council occurring at least 10 days thereafter. Any party who is aggrieved by the determination of Borough Council shall have the right to appeal the decision to the Court of Common Pleas of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, providing the appeal is taken within 30 days after Borough Council issues its decision.
A. 
Every application for a sexually oriented business license (whether for a new license or for renewal of an existing license) shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable application and investigation fee in an amount set by resolution of the Borough Council.
B. 
In addition to the application and investigation fee required above, every sexually oriented business that is granted a license (new or renewal) shall pay to the Borough an annual nonrefundable license fee in an amount set by resolution of the Borough within 30 days of license issuance or renewal.
C. 
Every application for a sexually oriented business employee license (whether for a new license or for renewal of an existing license) shall be accompanied by an annual nonrefundable application investigation and license fee in an amount set by resolution of the Borough Council.
D. 
All license applications and fees shall be submitted to the office of the Borough Secretary/Treasurer and thereafter the applications shall be forwarded to the Borough Code Enforcement Officer for review and investigation and approval or denial.
A. 
An applicant or licensee shall permit authorized Borough officials and their agents or consultants to inspect the premises of a sexually oriented business for the purpose of insuring compliance with the law at any time it is occupied or open for business.
B. 
A person who operates a sexually oriented business or his agent or employee commits a violation of this chapter if he refuses to permit such lawful inspection of the premises at any time it is occupied or open for business.
A. 
Each license shall expire one year from the date of issuance and may be renewed only by making application as provided in § 365-3. Application for renewal shall be made at least 30 days before the expiration date, and when made less than 30 days before the expiration date, the date of expiration of the license will not be extended.
B. 
When the Borough denies renewal of a license the applicant shall not be issued a license for one year from the date of denial. If, subsequent to denial, the Borough finds that the basis for denial of the renewal license has been corrected or abated, the applicant may be granted a license if at least 90 days have elapsed since the date denial became final.
The Borough Code Enforcement Officer shall suspend a license for a period not to exceed 30 days if he determines that a licensee or an employee of a licensee has:
A. 
Violated or is not in compliance with any provision of this chapter;
B. 
Refused to allow an inspection of the sexually oriented business premises as authorized by this chapter; or
C. 
Knowingly permitted gambling by any person on the sexually oriented business premises.
A. 
The Borough Code Enforcement Officer shall revoke a license if a cause of suspension in § 365-8 occurs and the license has been suspended within the preceding 12 months.
B. 
The Borough Code Enforcement Officer shall revoke a license if he determines that:
(1) 
A licensee gave false or misleading information in the material submitted during the application process;
(2) 
A licensee has knowingly allowed possession, use, or sale of controlled substances on the premises;
(3) 
A licensee has knowingly allowed prostitution on the premises;
(4) 
A licensee knowingly operated the sexually oriented business; during a period of time with the licensee's license was suspended;
(5) 
A licensee has knowingly allowed any act of sexual intercourse, sodomy, oral copulation, masturbation, or other sex act to occur in or on the license premises; or
(6) 
A licensee is delinquent to the Borough for any licensing fees past due.
C. 
When the Borough revokes a license, the revocation shall continue for one year and the licensee shall not be issued a sexually oriented business license for one year from the date the revocation became effective. If, subsequent to revocation, the Borough finds that the basis for the revocation has been corrected or abated, the applicant may be granted a license if at least 90 days have elapsed since the date the revocation became effective.
D. 
All license application renewal, suspension or revocation decisions shall be sent in writing to the applicant or licensee. All such decisions which deny suspend or revoke a permit shall state specifically the ordinance requirement not met and any other basis for the decision. After denial of an application or denial of a renewal of an application or after suspension for revocation of any license, the applicant or licensee may appeal pursuant to the local agency law to the Borough Council. The Borough Council will then hold a local agency law hearing within 20 days from the date the appeal is filed and will render a written decision within 10 days from the date such hearing concludes. Any such appeal must be filed in writing with the Borough Secretary/Treasurer within 10 days from the date of mailing of the decision appeal from. Failure to file said appeal with the Borough Secretary/Treasurer within 10 days from the date of mailing of the decision appealed from shall be deemed a conclusive determination as to the issues or matters addressed by the written decision. In the case of a denial or a license renewal or in the case of a license suspension or revocation the licensee may continue to operate to the same extent as immediately prior to the suspension or revocation until the earlier of: the expiration of the ten-day appeal period without filing of an appeal; or the date of a decision dismissing any appeal.
E. 
Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Borough Council may appeal to the Court of Common Pleas of Indiana County, Pennsylvania. The Borough shall, upon filing of such appeal, consent to any request by a license applicant or licensee to the court to give expedited review to such appeal. The Borough shall certify any record to the court within 20 days of any request by the court to do so.
Licensee shall not transfer his/her license to another nor shall a licensee operate a sexually oriented business under the authority of a license at any place other than the address designated in the application.
A. 
A person who operates viewing booths or causes them to be operated shall comply with the following requirements:
(1) 
Upon application for a sexually oriented license, the application shall be accompanied by a diagram of the premises showing a plan thereof specifying the location of one or more manager's stations and the location of all overhead lighting fixtures and designating any portion of the premises in which patrons will not be permitted. A manager's station may not exceed 32 square feet of floor area. The diagram shall also designate the place at which the permit will be conspicuously posted if granted. A professionally prepared diagram in the nature of an engineer's or architect's blueprint shall not be required; however, each diagram should be oriented to the north or to some designated street or object and should be drawn to a designated scale or with marked dimensions sufficient to show the various internal dimensions of all areas of interior of the premises to an accuracy of plus or minus six inches. The Borough may waive the foregoing diagram for renewal applications if the applicant adopts a diagram that was previously submitted and certifies that the configuration of the premises has not been altered since it was prepared.
(2) 
The application shall be sworn to be true and correct by the applicant.
(3) 
It is the duty of the licensee of the premises to ensure that at least one licensed employee is on duty and situated in each manager's station at all times that any patron is present inside the premises.
(4) 
The interior of the premises shall be configured in such a manner that there is obstructed view from the manager's station of every area of the premises to which any patron is permitted access for any purpose excluding rest rooms. Rest rooms may not contain video reproduction equipment. If the premises has two or more manager's stations designated, then the interior of the premises shall be configured in such a manner that there is an unobstructed view of each area of the premises to which any patron is permitted access for any purpose from at least one of the manager's stations. The view required in this subsection must be by direct line of sight from the manager's station. In addition, all viewing booths shall have at least one side fully open so that all of the area inside the booth is open to the view of persons in the public area of the establishment.
(5) 
It shall be the duty of the licensees to ensure that the view area specified in Subsection A(4) remains unobstructed by any doors, curtains, partitions, walls, merchandise display racks, or other materials and, at all times to ensure that no patron is permitted access to any area of the premises which has been designated as an area in which patrons will not be permitted in the application filed pursuant to Subsection A(1) of this section.
(6) 
No viewing room may be occupied by more than one person at a time.
(7) 
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 five footcandles as measured at the floor level.
(8) 
It shall be the duty of the licensees to ensure that the illumination described above as maintained at all times any patron is present in the premises.
(9) 
No licensee shall allow openings of any kind to exist between viewing rooms or booths.
(10) 
No person shall make or attempt to make an opening of any kind between viewing booths or rooms.
(11) 
The licensee shall, during each business day, regularly inspect the walls between the viewing booths to determine if any openings or holes exist.
(12) 
The licensee shall cause all floor coverings in viewing booths to be nonporous easily cleanable surfaces with no rugs or carpeting.
(13) 
The licensee shall cause all wall surfaces and ceiling surfaces in viewing booths to be constructed of or permanently covered by nonporous easily cleanable material. No wood, plywood, composition board or other porous material shall be used within 48 inches of the floor.
A. 
An escort agency shall not employ any person under the age of 18 years.
B. 
A person commits a violation of this chapter if the person acts as an escort or agrees to act as an escort for any person under the age of 18 years.
A. 
A nude model studio shall not employ any person under the age of 18 years.
B. 
A person commits a violation of this chapter if the person acts as an escort or agrees to act as an escort for any person under the age of 18 years.
C. 
A person commits violation of this chapter if the person appears in a state of nudity or knowingly allows another to appear in a state of nudity in an area of a nude model studio premises which can be viewed from the public right-of-way.
D. 
A nude model studio shall not place or permit a bed, sofa, or mattress in any room on the premises except that a sofa may be placed in a reception room open to the public.
A. 
Public place violations.
(1) 
It shall be a violation of this chapter for a person to knowingly and intentionally in a public place:
(a) 
Engage in sexual intercourse or to engage in deviate sexual intercourse as defined by the Pennsylvania Crime Code; or
(b) 
Appear in a state of nudity; or
(c) 
Fondle the genitals of himself, herself, or another person.
(2) 
For purposes of this chapter, "public place" includes all outdoor areas owned by or open to the general public and all buildings and enclosed places owned by or open to the general public, including, but not limited to, places of entertainment, taverns restaurants, clubs, theaters, dance halls, banquet halls, party rooms, or halls limited to specific members, and party rooms or halls restricted to adults or to patrons invited to attend, whether or not an admission charge is levied. This section shall not apply to:
(a) 
Any child under 10 years of age; or
(b) 
Any individual exposing a breast in the process of breastfeeding an infant under two years of age; or
(c) 
The exercise of free speech or free expression in the form of artistic and theatrical performances. It is the intention of the Borough that this section be construed, enforced, and interpreted in such a manner will cause the least possible infringement of the constitutional rights of free speech free expression, due process, equal protection, or other fundamental rights.
B. 
It shall be a violation of this chapter for a person who, knowingly or intentionally, in a sexually oriented business, appears in a seminude condition unless the person is an employee who while seminude shall be at least 10 feet from any patron or customer and on a state at least two feet from the floor.
C. 
It shall be a violation of this chapter for an employee, while seminude in a sexually oriented business to solicit any pay or gratuity from any patron or customer or for any patron or customer to pay or give any gratuity to any employee, while said employee is seminude in a sexually oriented business.
A person commits a violation of this chapter if the person knowingly allows a person under the age of 18 years on the premises of a sexually oriented business.
No sexually oriented business shall be open for business before 10:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday, or after 10:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Sexually oriented businesses shall be closed at all times Sundays and legal holidays.
A. 
It is a defense to prosecution under § 365-14 that a person appearing in a state of nudity did so in a modeling class operated:
(1) 
By a proprietary school licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a college, junior college, or university supported entirely or partly by taxation; and
(2) 
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 partly by taxation; and
(3) 
In a structure:
(a) 
Which has no sign visible from the exterior of the structure advertising that indicates a nude person is available for viewing; and
(b) 
In order to participate in a class a student must enroll at least three days in advance of the class; and
(c) 
No more than one nude model is on the premises at any time.
A. 
Any person, firm, or corporation who violates or permits the violation of the provisions of this chapter or the rules and regulations approved and hereinafter adopted shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $300 and/or imprisonment for not more than 90 days for each violation. Whenever such person shall have been officially notified by the Borough that person is committing a violation of this chapter or the rules and regulations approved and hereinafter adopted, each day that he shall continue such violation after such notification shall constitute a separate violation punishable by a like fine. Any person who violates or permits the violation of this chapter shall pay, in addition to the fine set forth above, all court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the Borough in connection with any civil enforcement proceedings brought to enforce this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
The Borough may commence civil enforcement proceedings to assess fines for violations of this chapter. In addition to such civil enforcement proceedings, the Borough may commence, at any time, appropriate actions in equity or otherwise to prevent, restrain, correct, enjoin, or abate violations of this chapter.