Ban on ‘stripping’ and ‘exotic’ dancing

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August 14, 1986 — The Page County Board of Supervisors voted, 3-2, Monday to draft an ordinance which would ban topless waitressing and bartending, massage parlors and public “stripping” in the county.

County Attorney Rodger Smith will now write a legal opinion as to whether the supervisors have “the authority” to pass such regulation.

If regulations are deemed feasible, Smith will draft an ordinance and a public hearing will be held prior to the supervisors vote on the proposal.

The vote was prompted by variously-worded petitions delivered by several church groups.

The petition, which carried about 700 signatures, urged the supervisors to ban allegedly “obscene” or “exotic” dancing and the marketing of X-rated video tapes in the county.

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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