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Norfolk City Council unanimously approves update to regulations on sexually-oriented businesses

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NORFOLK, Neb. (KTIV) - The Norfolk City Council voted unanimously at Monday night's meeting to pass an ordinance that would update the city's current regulations regarding sexually-oriented businesses.

City leaders say the ordinance would require these types of businesses to be 500 to 1,000 feet away from family gathering spaces, such as churches, schools, parks, community recreation centers, and day-cares. They also say the new regulations are an update of the current measures in place, which are more than 20-years-old.

"We are looking generally as to what codes need to be updated and so this is one that we've never really used before. And so it's just in preparation for as the city grows, as new businesses come in, we just wanted to be prepared," said Valerie Grimes, Planning and Development Director for the City of Norfolk.

Grimes says the new regulations will not affect any businesses under this category, which are already operating within city limits.

Brett Mayerson

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