Borough of Wrightstown, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Wrightstown by Ord. No. 1990-2 (Sec. 3-17 of the Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sexually oriented businesses — See Ch. 171.

§ 67-1 Legislative purpose.

The Borough Council of the Borough of Wrightstown has given due consideration to the character of the borough as a whole and makes the following findings:
A. 
The Borough of Wrightstown is a small, completely developed and to a great extent a "bedroom" community. The commercial areas of the community are not isolated from the residential areas, are limited in size, location and space, with commercial activities designed to serve the needs of transient traffic. Said commercial areas are in relatively close proximity to the primary and secondary schools, child care centers, the churches in the borough and the other community-oriented activities within the borough. Also, the commercial establishments are generally related to retail sales of goods and services for a residential community rather than being entertainment-oriented.
B. 
There is no isolated area of the borough where certain types of dancing, entertainment or exhibitions regulated by this chapter would be appropriate. The commercial establishments in the borough in many cases provide second floor rental housing for residents and families of the borough and vehicular traffic in the commercial areas is related to travel by the residents of the community rather than transient vehicular traffic through the community. Pedestrian traffic using the sidewalks in the commercial areas of the borough is for the most part made up of residents of the borough, including substantial numbers of primary and secondary school children going to and from a school, as well as shoppers at the retail commercial establishments.
C. 
Accordingly, the Borough Council of the Borough of Wrightstown is of the opinion that certain types of dancing, entertainment or exhibitions at commercial establishments in the borough would be totally out of character with the existing residential, commercial, educational and community oriented nature of the borough and would thus be detrimental to the economic well-being of the borough as a whole.
D. 
Moreover, the Borough Council is further of the opinion that the performance of certain types of dancing, entertainment or exhibitions in commercial establishments would have a direct harmful impact upon the health, safety and welfare of not only the adult residents of the borough but in particular the children traversing the commercial zones within the borough on the way to and from school, and should be regulated as hereinafter set forth.

§ 67-2 Certain types of dancing, entertainment or exhibitions prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation or association of persons of any kind to permit or employ a person in any place open to the public or to which the public is invited, within the limits of the Borough of Wrightstown, to perform the following:
A. 
Topless or bottomless dancing, entertainment exhibitions by a female person or persons.
B. 
Bottomless dancing, entertainment or exhibitions by male persons.

§ 67-3 Female exhibition.

It shall be unlawful for any female person to exhibit herself topless or bottomless within the limits of the Borough of Wrightstown in any public place or any place open to the public or to which the public is invited.

§ 67-4 Male exhibition.

It shall be unlawful for any male person to exhibit himself bottomless within the limits of the Borough of Wrightstown in any public place or any place open to the public or to which the public is invited.

§ 67-5 Definitions.

As used in this chapter the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOTTOMLESS
Having less than completely and opaquely covered human genitals, pubic region or buttocks. For the purposes of this chapter, an individual shall also be considered "bottomless" if he or she is wearing apparel colloquially known as a "G-string."
EXHIBIT or EXHIBITION
To show oneself in any capacity, whether while employed in the performances of work or entertainment or whether simply at leisure or otherwise.
TOPLESS
Having the human female breasts less than completely and opaquely covered below a point immediately above the top of the areola. For the purposes of this chapter, an individual shall also be considered "topless" if she is wearing apparel colloquially known as "pasties."

§ 67-6 Violations and penalties.

A person, corporation or association of persons convicted of violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days, or both.