[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Township of Denton 9-3-1980 by Ord. No. 45. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A chapter to protect and secure the public health, safety and general welfare by regulation of certain forms of entertainment within the Township of Denton, Roscommon County, Michigan; to provide penalties for the violation of the provisions of this chapter and to repeal any ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith. In pursuance of authority conferred by Act No. 246 of PA of 1945, as amended by Act No. 224 of PA of 1952, and as further amended by Act No. 39 of PA 1963, Act No. 300 of PA 1968, Act No. 17 of PA of 1969, Act No. 375 of PA of 1974, and Act No. 590 of PA 1978, for the purpose of promoting the health, safety and general welfare of the inhabitants of the Township of Denton, Roscommon County, Michigan, by defining, regulating and prohibiting lewd, obscene, immoral or unduly sexually stimulating live entertainment, acts, performances or personal exhibitions.
Editor's Note: See MCLA § 41.181 et seq.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A. Human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal;
- B. The performance of acts or simulated acts of sexual intercourse, masturbation, sodomy, bestiality, oral copulation, flagellation, or other any sexual acts prohibited by law;
- C. The actual or simulated touching, caressing or fondling of the breast, anus, or genitals;
- D. The actual or simulated displaying of the pubic hair, anus, vulva, or genitals.
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in any form of public live entertainment within Denton Township, wherein any of the specified anatomical areas, as herein defined, are exposed or wherein any of the specified sexual activities, as herein defined, are performed; or for any owner, operator or manager, or agent of any owner, operator or manager, of any property, business or other place within the Township of Denton open to the public to permit or allow any form of live entertainment to be presented in, on or about his, her, their or its property, business or other place open to the public wherein any of the specified anatomical areas, as herein defined, are exposed, or wherein any of the specified sexual activities, as herein defined, are performed; provided, however, that this section shall not be construed or interpreted to prohibit the exposure of such specified anatomical areas, as herein defined, in any place provided or set apart from the view of the public for such purposes, such as rest rooms, bathrooms, dressing rooms, changing rooms, and the like.
Any person or corporation who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be responsible for a municipal civil infraction, and proceedings shall be instituted pursuant to Chapter 38, Municipal Civil Infractions. Each day that a violation continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense.