North Myrtle Beach looking to update adult business regulations

The North Myrtle Beach City Council is to consider the first reading of changes to the city’s adult business ordinance Monday that Mayor Marilyn Hatley describes as an update.

The vote is to be taken at the City Council meeting scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.

Hatley said Friday morning that the city is reviewing a number of its ordinances and the adult business ordinance is scheduled for discussion and a vote on Monday.

She said the changes, which she did not know specifically, are recommendations from city staff.

According to the background included with the meeting’s agenda, “The ordinance contains parameters regarding licenses for AEEs and its employees. The ordinance also contains parameters, among other items, regarding the interior configuration, lighting requirements, hours of operation of AEEs and distance and height of stage in relation to potential customers of AEEs.”

The material said the changes will make the city’s ordinance similar to one adopted by Horry County earlier this year.

Hatley said North Myrtle Beach already dictates the distance adult businesses must be from schools, churches and residential areas.