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Region Eight City says NO to Sexually Oriented Businesses within City Limits

April 10, 2006 - Posted at 5:30 p.m.  CDT

Batesville, AR - Batesville City Council Members called an emergency session to pass an ordinance restricting sexually oriented businesses within the city limits. Council member Fred Krug, said they were made aware of the situation when businesses of this nature were opened in Russellville and Clarksville.

"We heard this happened to other cities and they didn't have an ordinance of this nature in place. So now they have these businesses in their cities. We wanted to keep that type of material out of our city."

Krug went on to say they knew of a few residents who were interested in opening a business of that nature inside the city limits, and they were at the council meeting to express their opinions.

"We are the second oldest city in Arkansas and we pride ourselves on being clean and wholesome. With this type of ordinance we can keep it that way. But the ordinance only regulates what's inside the 'City Limits' we don't control what the rest of the county does."

Council members want surrounding cities to be aware of this situation and that without an ordinance restricting these businesses, one could open at any time. Krug feels Batesville is better off for having the ordinance in place.

"It's just going to be a great place to live and shop, and you don't have to worry what's around the corner." 

 

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