The City Council has approved an ordinance strictly outlining appropriate dress and behavior in alcoholic beverage establishments. The ordinance, effective Thursday, was enacted in response to complaints that a stripper was appearing at a local establishment.
The business, Corona's Rock 'N' Roll, had been advertising a strip act performance five nights a week for the past two months, the council was told. Complaints about the performances had been lodged with the police department.American Fork Police Chief John Durrant said that before this incident, Utah County had never had a problem with exotic dancers.
"Existing ordinances didn't adequately address this problem," Durrant said. He said the American Fork ordinance is a conglomeration of other state ordinances.
Durrant said the ordinance could affect performances such as lingerie shows and shows featuring male dancers, such as the Chippendales, but that it is not "trying to stop go-go girls."
The ordinance says that certain body parts (specifically listed in the ordinance) may not be exposed in any manner. It also says performers may not accept money from any person while performing.