Chapter 5.06
LICENSING AND OPERATION OF ADULT ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES

Sections:

Article I. Generally

5.06.010    Purpose.

5.06.020    Scope.

5.06.030    Definitions.

5.06.040    Penalties.

5.06.050    Nuisance.

5.06.060    Activities not prohibited.

Article II. Licensing Requirements

5.06.070    License required.

5.06.080    Application for adult entertainment business license.

5.06.090    Application for manager’s or entertainer’s license.

5.06.095    Adult arcade device license.

5.06.100    Initial investigation.

5.06.110    Issuance and denial of licenses.

5.06.120    Renewal of licenses.

5.06.130    Nontransferablity of licenses.

5.06.140    Suspension and revocation of licenses.

5.06.150    Appeal of denial, suspension, or revocation of license.

5.06.160    Inspections and public health and safety suspensions.

5.06.170    Recordkeeping requirements and monthly reports.

5.06.180    License requirement for existing adult entertainment facilities.

Article III. Operational Requirements

5.06.190    Regulations applicable to all adult entertainment facilities.

5.06.200    Regulations specifically applicable to adult cabarets.

5.06.210    Regulations specifically applicable to adult arcades.

Article I. Generally

5.06.010 Purpose.

It is the intended purpose of this chapter to recognize the importance and benefits of freedom of expression to a democratic society. Experience has shown, however, that adult entertainment facilities, as defined herein, are detrimental to the public health, safety, and welfare. Adult entertainment facilities are historically linked with organized crime, prostitution, narcotics, and other unlawful and criminal activity. These activities often lead to the development of public nuisances, including moral nuisances. Therefore, the licensing and operation of adult entertainment facilities should be regulated and monitored through the system of licensing and operating regulations contained in this chapter. (Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.020 Scope.

This chapter governs the licensing and operation of all adult entertainment facilities within the city. The location and siting of adult entertainment facilities is governed by the zoning regulations contained in Section 17.04.125. All adult entertainment facilities shall satisfy the requirements of both this chapter and Section 17.04.125. (Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.030 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, certain words and phrases used in this chapter are defined as follows:

A. “Adult arcade” means a commercial establishment containing individual viewing areas or booths where, for any form of consideration, including a membership fee, one or more still or motion picture projectors, slide projectors, cathode ray tube (“CRT”) projectors, liquid crystal display (“LCD”) projectors, television monitors, computer terminals, or other similar image producing machines are used to show films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides, laser discs, digital versatile discs (“DVDs”), internet sites, computer discs or other visual representations that are distinguished or characterized by a predominant emphasis on matters depicting, describing, or simulating any specified sexual activities or any specified anatomical areas. All such devices are denominated in this chapter by the term “adult arcade device.”

B. “Adult cabaret” means a nightclub, bar, restaurant, tavern, or similar commercial establishment, whether or not alcoholic beverages are served, that features adult entertainment at any time.

C. “Adult entertainment” means:

1. Any exhibition, performance, or dance conducted in an adult entertainment facility where such exhibition, performance, or dance is distinguished or characterized by a predominant emphasis on matters depicting, describing, or simulating any specified sexual activities or any specified anatomical areas; or

2. Any exhibition, performance, or dance intended to sexually stimulate any member of the public and conducted in an adult entertainment facility where such exhibition, performance, or dance is performed for, arranged with, or engaged in with fewer than all patrons in the adult entertainment facility at that time, with separate consideration paid, either directly or indirectly, for such exhibition, performance, or dance. For purposes of example and not limitation, such exhibitions, performances, or dances are commonly referred to as table dancing, couch dancing, taxi dancing, lap dancing, private dancing, or straddle dancing.

D. “Adult entertainment business license” means a license issued by the city clerk under this chapter to the owner or operator of an adult entertainment facility.

E. “Adult entertainment facility” means a commercial establishment defined herein as an adult arcade, adult cabaret, adult motel, adult motion picture theater, or adult retail store.

F. “Adult motel” means a hotel, motel, or similar commercial establishment which:

1. Offers sleeping accommodations to the public for any form of consideration and provides patrons with closed-circuit television transmissions, films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides, laser discs, digital versatile discs (DVDs), computer discs, internet sites or other visual representations that are distinguished or characterized by a predominant emphasis on matters depicting, describing, or simulating any specified sexual activities or any specified anatomical areas and that has a sign visible from a public right-of-way that advertises the availability of this type of sexually oriented materials; or

2. Offers a sleeping room for rent for a period of time that is less than ten hours; or

3. Allows a tenant or occupant of a sleeping room to subrent the room for a period of time that is less than ten hours.

G. “Adult motion picture theater” means an enclosed commercial establishment where, for any form of consideration, motion pictures, films, video cassettes, slides, laser discs, digital versatile discs (DVDs), computer discs, computer internet sites, or other similar visual representations are regularly shown that are distinguished or characterized by a predominant emphasis on matters depicting, describing, or simulating any specified sexual activities or any specified anatomical areas.

H. “Adult retail store” means a commercial establishment such as a bookstore, video store, or novelty shop which, as its principal business purpose, offers for sale or rent, for any form of consideration, any one or more of the following:

1. Books, magazines, periodicals, or other printed materials or photographs, films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides, laser discs, digital versatile discs, computer discs, or other visual representations that are distinguished or characterized by a predominant emphasis on matters depicting, describing, or simulating any specified sexual activities or any specified anatomical areas; or

2. Instruments, devices, or paraphernalia designed for use in connection with any specified sexual activities.

For the purpose of this definition, the term “principal business purpose” shall mean the business purpose that constitutes fifty percent or more of the stock-in-trade of a particular business establishment. The stock-in-trade of a particular business establishment shall be determined by examining either: (a) the retail dollar value of all sexually oriented materials compared to the retail dollar value of all nonsexually oriented materials readily available for purchase, rental, view, or use by patrons of the establishment, excluding inventory located in any portion of the premises not regularly open to patrons; or (b) the total volume of shelf space and display area reserved for sexually oriented materials compared to the total volume of shelf space and display area reserved for nonsexually oriented materials.

I. “Applicant” means a person or persons applying for a license under this chapter.

J. “City” means the city of Chelan, Washington.

K. “City clerk” means the city clerk of Chelan and all designees of the city clerk.

L. “Direct” or “directly” means proceeding from one point to another in time and space without deviation or interruption.

M. “Employee” means any person, including a manager, assistant manager, and entertainer, who works in or renders any services directly related to the operation of any adult entertainment facility, whether or not such person is paid compensation by the owner or operator of the adult entertainment facility.

N. “Entertainer” means any person who provides live adult entertainment in an adult entertainment facility during which the person exposes any specified anatomical areas or performs any specified sexual activities, whether or not the person is an employee of the adult entertainment facility and whether or not a fee is charged or accepted for such entertainment.

O. “Entertainer’s license” means a license issued by the city clerk under this chapter to an entertainer.

P. “Licensee” means a person or persons in whose name a license to operate an adult entertainment facility has been issued under this chapter, as well as the individual listed as an applicant on the application for a license and, in the case of a manager, assistant manager or entertainer, a person in whose name a license has been issued authorizing employment or entertainment in an adult entertainment facility.

Q. “Manager” means any person who manages, directs, or administers the affairs or conducts of any portion of any activity within an adult entertainment facility, including assistant managers working with or under the direction of a manager to carry out such purposes.

R. “Manager’s license” means a license issued by the city clerk under this chapter to a manager or assistant manager of an adult entertainment facility.

S. “Nude” means unlawful public exposure as defined in Section 9.28.010 as now exists or as may be hereafter amended.

T. “Owner or operator” means any person who owns, operates, or has a significant interest in an adult entertainment facility, with significant interest being based on responsibility for management of the business. Where an adult entertainment facility is owned or operated by a partnership, then each partner shall be deemed an owner or operator of the business. Where an adult entertainment facility is owned or operated by a corporation, including a limited liability organization, then each officer, director, and principal stockholder shall be deemed an owner or operator of the business. For the purposes of this chapter, a principal stockholder is a person who owns or controls twenty percent or greater interest in an adult entertainment facility.

U. “Person” means an association, corporation, estate, firm, individual, joint venture, marital community, partnership, or other legal entity or group of persons however organized.

V. “Sexually oriented materials” means any books, magazines, periodicals, or other printed materials or any photographs, films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides, laser discs, computer discs, digital versatile discs (DVDs), internet sites, slides, or other visual representations that are distinguished or characterized by a predominant emphasis on matters depicting, describing, or simulating any specified sexual activities or any specified anatomical areas. The term “sexually oriented materials” includes any instruments, devices, or paraphernalia designed for use in connection with any specified sexual activities.

W. “Specified anatomical areas” means and includes any of the following:

1. The human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely and opaquely covered; or

2. Less than completely and opaquely covered human genitals, pubic region, anus, buttocks, or female breast below the top of the areola.

X. “Specified criminal offense” means an offense for prostitution or promotion of prostitution, sale or distribution of obscenity, sale or display of materials harmful to minors, public lewdness, indecent exposure, or transactions involving controlled substances (as that term is defined in Chapter 69.50 RCW, as now exists or as may be hereafter amended) 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 later, if the conviction is of a misdemeanor offense; or

2. Less than five years have elapsed since the date of conviction or the date of release from confinement imposed for the conviction, whichever is later, 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 imposed for the last conviction, whichever is later, if the convictions are of two or more misdemeanor offenses occurring within a twenty-four-month period.

Y. “Specified sexual activities” means and includes any of the following:

1. The caressing, fondling, or other erotic touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttocks, anus, or female breasts; or

2. Sex acts, normal or perverted, actual or simulated, including intercourse, oral copulation, or sodomy; or

3. Masturbation, actual or simulated; or

4. Excretory functions as part of, or in connection with, any of the sexual activities specified in this definition. (Ord. 1215 § 1, 2001; Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.040 Penalties.

A. Criminal Penalty. In addition to any other penalty provided in this chapter or by law, any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a criminal penalty pursuant to Chapter 1.20 of this code as it now exists or as hereafter amended.

B. Separate Offense. Each day during any portion of which a violation of any provision of this chapter is committed or is permitted is a separate offense. (Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.050 Nuisance.

A. Public Nuisance. Any adult entertainment facility operated, conducted, or maintained in violation of this chapter or any law of the city of Chelan shall be deemed a public nuisance, and all remedies given by law for the prevention and abatement of public nuisances shall apply regardless of any other remedy.

B. Moral Nuisance. Any adult entertainment facility operated, conducted, or maintained contrary to the provisions of Chapter 7.48A RCW, as now exists or as may be hereafter amended, shall be deemed a moral nuisance, and all remedies given by law for the prevention and abatement of moral nuisances shall apply regardless of any other remedy. (Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.060 Activities not prohibited.

A. This chapter shall not be construed to restrict or prohibit the following activities or products: (a) plays, operas, musicals, or other dramatic works that are not obscene; (b) classes, seminars, or lectures which are held for a serious scientific or educational purpose and that are not obscene; and (c) exhibitions, performances, expressions, or dances that are not obscene.

B. Whether or not activity is obscene shall be judged by consideration of the following factors:

1. Whether the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the activity taken as a whole appeals to the prurient interest in sex; and

2. Whether the activity depicts or describes sexual conduct in a patently offensive way, as measured against community standards and as described in RCW 7.48A.010(2)(b); and

3. Whether the activity taken as a whole lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. (Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

Article II. Licensing Requirements

5.06.070 License required.

A. It is unlawful for any person to operate an adult entertainment facility unless that person is the holder of a valid adult entertainment business license issued by the city clerk under this chapter.

B. It is unlawful for any person to work as a manager in an adult entertainment facility unless that person is the holder of a valid manager’s license issued by the city clerk under this chapter.

C. It is unlawful for any person to work or perform as an entertainer in an adult entertainment facility unless that person is the holder of a valid entertainer’s license issued by the city clerk under this chapter.

D. It is unlawful for the owner or operator of an adult entertainment facility to employ a person to work or perform as a manager or entertainer at the adult entertainment facility unless that person holds a valid license issued by the city clerk under this chapter.

E. It is unlawful for any person to operate an adult entertainment facility utilizing adult arcade devices unless that person is the holder of a valid adult arcade device license for each such device. (Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.080 Application for adult entertainment business license.

A. No person shall operate an adult entertainment facility within the city of Chelan without a valid adult entertainment business license issued by the city Clerk.

B. Each person qualifying as an owner or operator of the proposed adult entertainment facility shall submit a separate application. Each applicant shall be separately qualified under this chapter.

C. All applications shall be submitted to the city clerk on a form supplied by the city and shall contain or be accompanied by all of the following information and documents:

1. The date of the application.

2. The legal name, any previous names, any aliases, any driver’s license number, any social security number, and the date of birth of the applicant.

3. Documentation that the applicant has attained the age of eighteen years. Any of the following shall be accepted as documentation of age:

a. A valid driver’s license issued by any state in the United States of America bearing the applicant’s photograph and date of birth;

b. A valid identification card issued by any state in the United States of America;

c. An official 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 that the city clerk determines to be acceptable.

4. If the applicant is a partner in a partnership, the applicant shall state the complete name of the partnership, state whether the partnership is general or limited, and state the legal names of all partners.

5. If the applicant is an officer, director, or principal stockholder of a corporation, including a limited liability organization, the applicant shall state the complete name of the corporation, state the date of its incorporation, state the name of the registered corporate agent, state the address of the registered office for service of process, and provide evidence that the corporation is in good standing under the laws of the state of Washington.

6. A description of the principal activities and services to be offered by the proposed adult entertainment facility, including a summary of the types of adult entertainment and sexually oriented materials to be offered for sale or rent by the proposed adult entertainment facility.

7. A description of the principal activities and services to be rendered by the applicant with respect to the proposed adult entertainment facility.

8. A statement whether the applicant has been convicted of a specified criminal offense, and if so, the date, place, and jurisdiction of each specified criminal offense.

9. A statement whether the applicant holds any license issued under this chapter or under a similar ordinance from another city or county, and if so, the operating names and locations of the other licensed businesses.

10. A statement whether the applicant has had a previous license issued under this chapter denied, suspended, or revoked, and if so, the name and location of the adult entertainment facility for which the license was denied, suspended, or revoked, as well as the date of the denial, suspension, or revocation.

11. A statement whether the applicant has been a partner in a partnership or an officer, director, or principal stockholder of a corporation that has had a previous license under this chapter denied, suspended, or revoked, and if so, the name and location of the adult entertainment facility for which the license was denied, suspended, or revoked, as well as the date of the denial, suspension, or revocation.

12. The proposed location of the adult entertainment facility, including a legal description of the property, street address, and telephone numbers, if any.

13. The present mailing and residential address of the applicant.

14. Two two-inch by two-inch color photographs of the applicant, taken within six months of the date of the application, showing the full face of the applicant. The photographs shall be provided at the expense of the applicant.

15. A complete set of fingerprints of the applicant, taken by a designated city official, on a form adopted and approved by the Chelan County sheriff.

16. A sketch or diagram showing the configuration of the premises, including a statement of total floor space to be occupied by the adult entertainment facility. The sketch or diagram shall be drawn to a designated scale to an accuracy of plus or minus six inches.

17. If the license relates to an adult arcade, the number of adult arcade devices to be located at the adult entertainment facility.

18. Signed authorization on a form provided by the city clerk, for the city, its agents, and employees to seek information to confirm any statements or other information set forth in the application.

D. Each applicant shall verify under penalty of perjury that the information contained in the application is true to the best of his or her knowledge.

E. An application shall be deemed complete upon receipt of all the information and documents requested by this section. Where necessary to determine compliance with this chapter, the city clerk may request information or clarification in addition to that provided in a complete application.

F. If any person or entity acquires, subsequent to the issuance of an adult entertainment business license, a significant interest in the licensed adult entertainment facility, notice of such acquisition shall be provided in writing to the city clerk within twenty-one calendar days following such acquisition, and the person acquiring the interest shall submit a complete application to the city clerk in accordance with this section within forty-five calendar days of acquiring such interest. For the purpose of this paragraph, “significant interest” means principal responsibility for management or operation of an adult entertainment facility.

G. Each adult entertainment business license application shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable annual application fee, the amount of which shall be established by resolution. (Ord. 1287 § 6, 2004; Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.090 Application for manager’s or entertainer’s license.

A. No person shall work or perform as a manager or entertainer at an adult entertainment facility without a valid manager’s or entertainer’s license issued by the city clerk.

B. All applications shall be submitted to the city clerk on a form supplied by the city and shall contain or be accompanied by all of the following information and documents:

1. The date of the application.

2. The legal name, any previous names, any aliases, any driver’s license number, any social security number, and the date of birth of the applicant.

3. Documentation that the applicant has attained the age of eighteen years. Any of the following shall be accepted as documentation of age:

a. A valid driver’s license issued by any state in the United States of America bearing the applicant’s photograph and date of birth;

b. A valid identification card issued by any state in the United States of America;

c. An official 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 that the city clerk determines to be acceptable.

4. The height, weight, hair, and eye color of the applicant.

5. The present mailing and residential address of the applicant.

6. The name and address of the adult entertainment facility at which the applicant will work or perform.

7. A description of the principal activities or services to be rendered by the applicant at the adult entertainment facility.

8. Two two-inch by two-inch color photographs of the applicant, taken within six months of the date of the application, showing the full face of the applicant. The photographs shall be provided at the expense of the applicant.

9. A complete set of fingerprints of the applicant, taken by a designated city official, on a form adopted and approved by the Chelan County sheriff.

10. A statement whether the applicant has been convicted of a specified criminal offense, and if so, the date, place, and jurisdiction of each specified criminal offense.

11. A statement whether the applicant holds any license issued under this chapter or under a similar ordinance from another city or county and, if so, the operating names and locations of the other licensed businesses.

12. A statement whether the applicant has had a previous license issued under this chapter denied, suspended, or revoked and, if so, the name and location of the adult entertainment facility for which the license was denied, suspended, or revoked, as well as the date of the denial, suspension, or revocation.

13. Authorization for the city, its agents, and employees to seek information to confirm any statements or other information set forth in the application.

C. The applicant shall verify under penalty of perjury that the information contained in the application is true to the best of his or her knowledge.

D. An application shall be deemed complete upon receipt of all the information and documents requested by this section. Where necessary to determine compliance with this chapter, the city clerk may request information or clarification in addition to that provided in a complete application.

E. Each manager’s and each entertainer’s license application shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable annual application fee, the amount of which shall be established by resolution. (Ord. 1287 § 6, 2004; Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.095 Adult arcade device license.

A. No adult arcade device license shall be used upon any adult entertainment facility without an applicant first having obtained a license for each adult arcade device.

B. Adult arcade device licenses shall be issued for specific adult entertainment facilities only and shall not be transferable.

C. The current adult arcade device license shall be securely attached to the adult arcade device in a conspicuous place. The clerk shall prescribe the form of such license and shall number the same.

D. The adult entertainment business license application shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable annual adult arcade device license application fee, the amount of which shall be established by resolution. (Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.100 Initial investigation.

A. Upon receipt of a complete adult entertainment business license application and filing fee, the city clerk shall stamp the application as received and shall send photocopies of the application to the departments or agencies responsible for the enforcement of public safety, health, fire, and building codes and laws. Each interested department or agency shall conduct an investigation of the application and the proposed adult entertainment facility within twenty calendar days of receipt of the application by the city clerk, unless circumstances, as determined by the city clerk, support extending the investigation. If the investigation is extended, the city clerk shall inform the applicant of the extension and the reasons therefor. The extension shall not exceed ten additional calendar days from the original expiration of the twenty-day time period stated above. At the conclusion of its investigation, each interested department or agency shall recommend approval or disapproval of the application by so indicating on the photocopy of the application. After indicating its approval or disapproval, each interested department or agency shall immediately return the photocopy of the application to the city clerk. In the event the proposed adult entertainment facility is in a state of construction at the time of the inspection, then each interested department or agency shall make a preliminary determination of approval or disapproval based on the drawings submitted in the application. Any adult entertainment business license approved prior to final construction of the adult entertainment facility shall contain a condition that the adult entertainment facility shall not open for business until the facility has been inspected and determined to be in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and substantially conforms with the drawings submitted with the application.

B. In the event an interested department or agency recommends disapproval, the department or agency recommending disapproval shall state the basis for the disapproval in writing. A department or agency shall recommend disapproval of an application if it finds that the proposed adult entertainment facility will violate any provision of any statute, code, ordinance, regulation, or other law in effect in the city. (Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.110 Issuance and denial of licenses.

A. Issuance of Adult Entertainment Business License and Adult Arcade Device License.

1. The city clerk shall grant or deny an application for an adult entertainment business license and the adult arcade device license, if applicable, within thirty calendar days from the date a complete application is filed unless a ten-day extension is granted as provided in Section 5.06.100A, in which case the city clerk shall grant or deny an application for an adult entertainment business license within forty calendar days from the date a complete application is filed.

2. The city clerk shall issue an adult entertainment business license unless one or more of the criteria set forth in subsection (C)(1) of this section is present.

3. An adult entertainment business license, if granted, shall state on its face the name of the person or persons to whom it is granted, the expiration date, and the name and address of the adult entertainment facility. An adult entertainment business license shall be posted in a conspicuous place, at or near the entrance to the adult entertainment facility.

4. An adult entertainment business license and adult arcade device license shall expire annually on December 31st.

B. Issuance of Manager’s or Entertainer’s License.

1. The city clerk shall grant or deny an application for a manager’s or entertainer’s license within fifteen calendar days from the date of its proper filing.

2. An applicant for a manager’s or entertainer’s license shall be issued a temporary license upon receipt of a complete license application and fee. Said temporary license shall automatically expire on the fifteenth day following the filing of the complete application and fee, unless the city clerk has failed to approve or deny the license application, in which case the temporary license shall be valid until the city clerk approves or denies the application, or until the final determination of any appeal from a. denial of the application. In no event may the city clerk extend the application review time for more than an additional twenty days.

3. The city clerk shall issue a manager’s or entertainer’s license unless one or more of the criteria set forth in subsection (C)(1) of this section is present.

4. A manager’s or entertainer’s license, if granted, shall state on its face the name of the person to whom it is granted, the expiration date, and the name and address of the adult entertainment facility at which the manager or entertainer will work or perform. Each manager and entertainer shall ensure that his or her license is posted in a conspicuous place, at or near the entrance to the adult entertainment facility, at all times the manager or entertainer is working or performing in the adult entertainment facility.

5. A manager’s or entertainer’s license shall expire annually on December 31st.

C. Denial of License Application.

1. The city clerk shall deny a license application if it is demonstrated by a preponderance of the evidence that one or more of the following findings is true:

a. The premises to be used for the proposed adult entertainment facility are not in compliance with applicable laws and ordinances.

b. An applicant is under eighteen years of age.

c. An applicant has failed to provide information required by this chapter or has falsely answered a question or request for information on the application form.

d. An application fee required by this chapter has not been paid.

2. In the event the city clerk denies an application, the city clerk shall do so in writing and shall state the specific reasons therefor, including applicable laws.

3. Denial of a license application is subject to appeal as set forth in Section 5.06.150. (Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.120 Renewal of licenses.

A. A licensee may apply for renewal of an adult entertainment business license, and adult arcade device license, if applicable, issued under this chapter. An application for renewal shall contain the information and documents required in Section 5.06.080 and shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee, the amount of which shall be established by resolution. A late fee, in an amount to be established by resolution, shall be assessed and collected by the city clerk for renewal applications not made on or before the license expiration date.

B. A licensee may apply for renewal of a manager’s or entertainer’s license issued under this chapter. An application for renewal shall contain the information and documents required in Section 5.06.090 and shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee, the amount of which shall be established by resolution. A late fee, in an amount to be established by resolution, shall be assessed and collected by the city clerk for renewal applications not made on or before the license expiration date.

C. Application for renewal of an adult entertainment business license and adult arcade device license shall be made within forty calendar days before the expiration date of the currently valid license.

D. Application for renewal of a manager’s or entertainer’s license shall be made within fifteen calendar days before the expiration date of the currently valid license.

E. An application for a renewal license shall be issued or denied according to the requirements of Section 5.06.110.

F. Denial of a renewal license is subject to appeal as set forth in Section 5.06.150. (Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.130 Nontransferability of licenses.

A. Adult Entertainment Business License/Adult Arcade Device License. The holder of an adult entertainment business license issued pursuant to this chapter shall not assign or transfer the license to another person, except that a transfer may be made to the surviving spouse of a deceased licensee if the transferor and transferee were maintaining a marital community and the license was issued in the name of one or both of them.

B. Manager’s or Entertainer’s License. The holder of a manager’s or entertainer’s license issued pursuant to this chapter shall not assign or transfer the license to another person. (Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.140 Suspension and revocation of licenses.

A. The city clerk may, subject to this chapter, suspend or revoke any license issued pursuant to this chapter. In the event a license is suspended or revoked, all rights of the licensee under this chapter are then suspended or terminated.

B. Upon receipt of notice of the suspension or revocation of an adult entertainment business license or manager’s license or entertainer’s license, the licensee shall without delay deliver such license to the city clerk. In the case of a suspension, the city clerk shall return the license to the licensee at the expiration of the suspension period.

C. Suspension of License. The city clerk shall suspend a license for a period not to exceed thirty calendar days if the city clerk determines that:

1. The licensee has refused to allow an inspection of the adult entertainment facility as required by Section 5.06.160; or

2. The licensee has not submitted a timely monthly report as required by Section 5.06.170B; or

3. The licensee has been convicted of a specified criminal offense committed on the premises of the adult entertainment facility for which he or she is licensed within the time periods provided in Section 5.06.030X; or

4. The licensee has violated any applicable requirement of this chapter.

D. Revocation of License.

1. The city clerk shall revoke a license if the city clerk determines that:

a. The licensee has given false information in the material submitted during the application process; or

b. The licensee has knowingly operated an adult entertainment facility during a period of time when the adult entertainment business license of the adult entertainment facility was suspended; or

c. The licensee has knowingly acted as a manager of an adult entertainment facility during a period of time when the licensee’s manager’s license was suspended; or

d. The licensee has knowingly acted as an entertainer at an adult entertainment facility during a period of time when the licensee’s entertainer’s license was suspended; or

e. A cause of suspension in Section 5.06.140C occurs and the license has been suspended within the preceding twelve months.

2. In the event the city clerk revokes a license, the revocation shall continue for one year, and the licensee shall not be issued an adult entertainment business license, manager’s license, or entertainer’s license for one year from the date the revocation becomes effective. If, after revocation, the city clerk finds that the basis for the revocation has been corrected or abated, the applicant may be granted a license if at least ninety calendar days have elapsed since the date of revocation became effective. (Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.150 Appeal of denial, suspension, or revocation of license.

In the event the administrator denies, suspends or revokes a license under this chapter, the applicant or licensee may appeal the decision under the uniform code enforcement, Chapter 2.80. (Ord. 1501 § 3 (Exh. B), 2015: Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.160 Inspections and public health and safety suspensions.

A. An applicant or licensee shall permit representatives of the Chelan County sheriff, health department, and other state and local government agencies to inspect the premises of the adult entertainment facility, at any time the adult entertainment facility is open for business, for the purpose of ensuring compliance with all applicable. statutes, codes, ordinances, regulations, and laws.

B. Where a condition exists upon the premises of an adult entertainment facility that constitutes a threat of immediate serious injury to public health or safety, the city clerk or any other city official may immediately suspend any license issued under this chapter by issuing a notice setting forth the facts that constitute a threat of immediate serious injury to public health or safety and informing the licensee of the right to appeal the suspension to the board of adjustment under the appeal provisions set forth in this chapter. (Ord. 1287 § 6, 2004; Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.170 Recordkeeping requirements and monthly reports.

A. Each adult entertainment facility licensed under this chapter shall maintain and retain for a period of two years from the date of termination of employment the names, addresses, and ages of all persons employed or otherwise retained as managers and entertainers.

B. Each adult entertainment facility licensed under this chapter shall file a monthly report with the city clerk including the names, addresses, and ages of all persons employed or otherwise retained as managers and entertainers. (Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.180 License requirement for existing adult entertainment facilities.

Any adult entertainment facility in existence prior to the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, shall be deemed to have a valid adult entertainment business license for the remainder of the calendar year and no additional license fee is required for the existing year. (Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

Article III. Operational Requirements

5.06.190 Regulations applicable to all adult entertainment facilities.

All adult entertainment facilities shall comply with the following regulations:

A. Manager on Premises. A licensed manager shall be on duty at the adult entertainment facility at all times the adult entertainment facility is open for business. The manager shall be stationed at a location within the adult entertainment facility where he or she shall have an unobstructed view of all public portions of the adult entertainment facility.

B. Hours of Operation. Adult entertainment facilities, except adult motels, shall not be operated or otherwise open to the public between the hours of two a.m. and ten a.m.

C. Admission to Minors Prohibited. Admission to adult entertainment facilities, except adult motels, shall be restricted to persons of the age of eighteen years or more. The age of all patrons shall be verified at the time of entry by an employee of the adult entertainment facility. (Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.200 Regulations specifically applicable to adult cabarets.

A. General. An adult cabaret shall satisfy the zoning requirements contained in Section 17.04.125 of the Chelan Municipal Code, as now exists or as may be hereafter amended, the general requirements in Article I of this chapter, the licensing requirements in Article II of this chapter, the general operational requirements in Section 5.06.190, and the specific operational requirements applicable to adult cabarets contained in this section.

B. Separation of Nude Entertainers From Patrons. No entertainer shall appear nude except in compliance with Chapter 9.28 of this code as now exists or as may be hereafter amended and on a stage or platform at least eighteen inches in elevation above the level of the patron seating areas. The stage shall be separated by a distance of at least eight feet from all areas of the premises to which patrons have access. A continuous fixed-barrier railing, of sufficient construction to prevent encroachment by patrons onto the stage, at least three feet in height and located at least eight feet from all points of the stage, shall separate the stage from all patron areas.

C. General Separation of Entertainers From Patrons. No entertainer shall conduct any dance, performance, or exhibition in or about the adult cabaret unless that dance, performance, or exhibition is performed in accordance with the provisions of subsection B of this section.

D. Managers. The licensed manager on duty shall not be an entertainer. There shall be one manager on duty for every stage operating on the premises. No manager shall knowingly permit an employee or entertainer to violate any provision of this section.

E. No Direct Tips. No entertainer shall allow a member of the public to place a tip or gratuity directly upon his or her body or into his or her clothing.

F. Maintenance. All public areas of the adult cabaret shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.

G. Lighting. A minimum lighting level of thirty lux semi-cylindrical measured at thirty inches from the floor on ten-foot centers shall be provided and equally distributed in and about the public portions of the adult cabaret, including the patron seating areas, so that all objects are plainly visible at all times.

H. Visibility from Outside the Adult Cabaret. No activity or entertainment occurring at or in the adult cabaret, nor any photograph, drawing, sketch or other pictorial or graphic representation of any specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas, shall be visible at any time from outside the adult cabaret.

I. Prohibited Activities.

1. No licensee or employee shall perform or simulate any specified sexual activities nor perform or simulate any act that constitutes a moral nuisance as defined in RCW 7.48.050 and 7.48A.010 and 7.48A.020.

2. No licensee or employee shall caress, fondle, or erotically touch any patron. No manager, entertainer, or employee shall encourage or permit any patron to caress, fondle, or erotically touch any manager, entertainer, or employee.

3. No licensee or employee shall expose to view any specified anatomical areas except upon a stage or platform as set forth in subsection B of this section.

J. Sign. A sign at least two feet by two feet, with letters at least one-inch high, shall be conspicuously and permanently posted at or near the entrance to the adult entertainment facility which states the following:

THIS ADULT CABARET IS REGULATED BY THE CITY OF CHELAN. ENTERTAINERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENGAGE IN ANY TYPE OF SEXUAL ACTIVITY AND ARE NOT PERMITTED TO APPEAR NUDE EXCEPT IN COMPLIANCE WITH CHAPTER 9.28 CMC AND ON STAGE IN COMPLIANCE WITH CHELAN MUNICIPAL CODE 5.06.200. TIPS AND GRATUITIES MAY NOT BE PLACED ON THE BODY OR IN THE CLOTHING OF ANY ENTERTAINER.

(Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).

5.06.210 Regulations specifically applicable to adult arcades.

A. General. An adult arcade shall satisfy the zoning requirements contained in Section 17.04.125 of the Chelan Municipal Code, the general requirements in Article I of this chapter, the licensing requirements in Article II of this chapter, the general operational requirements in Section 5.06.190, and the specific operational requirements applicable to adult arcades contained in this section.

B. Physical Layout.

1. Each viewing booth shall be visible from a manager’s station and shall not be obscured by any curtain, door, wall, or other enclosure. As used in this section, “viewing booth” means the area where a patron or customer would be positioned while watching a film, video, or other photographic reproduction.

2. No steps or risers shall be allowed in any viewing booth.

3. No viewing booth shall have more than one stool or seat. In order to prevent obscuring the occupant of a viewing booth from view, no stool for seating within a viewing booth shall have any seat back or sides.

4. No viewing booth shall have any holes or openings in its walls other than ventilation holes. All ventilation holes shall be located one foot from the top of the booth walls or one foot from the bottom of the booth walls. All ventilation holes shall be covered with a permanently affixed ventilation cover.

C. Maintenance. All viewing booths shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.

D. Lighting. A minimum lighting level of thirty lux semi-cylindrical measured at thirty inches from the floor on ten-foot centers shall be provided and equally distributed in and about the public portions of the adult arcade, including the viewing booths, so that all objects are plainly visible at all times.

E. Limit on Number of Persons Within a Viewing Booth. No licensee or employee shall permit more than one person to occupy a viewing booth at any given time.

F. Prohibited Activities. No licensee or employee shall knowingly permit a patron to perform any specified sexual activities or expose any specified anatomical areas within a viewing booth.

G. Signs. A sign at least two feet by two feet, with letters at least one-inch high, shall be conspicuously and permanently posted at or near the entrance to the adult entertainment facility which states the following:

THIS ADULT ARCADE IS REGULATED BY THE CITY OF CHELAN. IT IS UNLAWFUL TO PERFORM SEXUAL ACTS WITHIN A VIEWING BOOTH, AND IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR MORE THAN ONE PERSON TO OCCUPY A VIEWING BOOTH AT ANY GIVEN TIME.

H. Visibility from Outside the Adult Arcade. No activity or entertainment occurring at or in an adult arcade nor any photograph, drawing, sketch, or other pictorial or graphic representation of any specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas shall be visible at any time from outside the adult arcade. (Ord. 1187 § 3 (part), 2000).