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Midway OKs 'Christian' massage parlor
Midway Day festival set for April 25
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Midway’s new adult business license ordinance got its first use when the city council approved a “Christian” massage parlor to locate in Midway Mall.
Last month the council decided that licensing of adult businesses would come before it. At the
March meeting Terrance Newsome requested permission to open “New Body Tattoos.”
Midway Mayor Pro Tempore Dr. Clemontine Washington asked Newsome what conditions would make his business “Christian.” He said, “It will be unlike all the other tattoo parlors you are familiar with.”
Washington replied emphatically, “I am not familiar with any tattoo parlors. That answer does not help me.”
Newsome said he meant in his business there would no smoking, no drinking, no cursing, no loitering and no foolishness.
The license was approved without a negative vote.
In other business, the mayor and council discussed welcome signs for the entrances to Midway. Mayor Don Emmons said there was around $10,000
to fund signs and asked council members to look at samples to consider what type they want for Midway.
Considerable time was taken up by a wide-ranging discussion of the number and location of signs, whether land would have to be purchased or rent paid for a sign site and similar questions.
Emmons asked that the signs be considered later, saying, “We’re obviously not going to be able to agree on anything tonight.”
Washington announced that the annual Midway Day festival had been set for April 25. She leads a committee that will make arrangements and provide more information.
The council approved a recommendation from the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission to allow Lisa Peterson to base her cleaning business at her home.
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