By Mason W. Canales
Killeen Daily Herald
NOLANVILLE – The City Council approved a new sexually-oriented business ordinance and the name of a Killeen Independent School District Elementary School on Thursday night.
The ordinance will supersede all other sexually-oriented business ordinances. The
27-page document establishes rules for operating, licensing, regulating and creating adult businesses in the city.
The reasoning behind the ordinance is to help protect and promote the health, safety and welfare by preventing the decline of residential and business neighborhoods and preventing the growth of criminal activity that is associated with unregulated sexually-oriented businesses, the ordinance stated.
Councilman Wayne Hamilton said he believed the city should wait to pass the ordinance based on a ruling issued Feb. 13 by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals determining that Texas' laws on sexual devices is unconstitutional.
The federal court has jurisdiction over Texas and other states.
The ordinance uses several state penal codes, such as the one recently changed, to allow the city to not renew the license if the business violates the codes.
The new elementary school that KISD is building on 10th Street in Nolanville will be named Warren Station.
"I don't know if you have been down to the end of 10th Street where the school is being built and seen it," said Mayor Carolyn Sterling as she opened the discussion on the naming of the school.
KISD gave the council permission to name the school, Sterling said. However, it suggested the name Warren because of its historical meaning to Nolanville.
Nolanville used to be named Warren Station sometime before it became incorporated as a city, Sterling said.
Council members, such as Hamilton, said they preferred the name Warren Station to the one suggested by KISD.
The council also:
Approved a $40 fee to conduct the inspection of the framing, electrical, mechanical and plumbing of newly constructed buildings.
Approved the price without sales tax of services and equipment from Gold Key Technology Solutions.
Approved organizing an Easter egg hunt the weekend before Easter in Nolanville City Park.
Approved selling police car unit 4 instead of unit 1.
Approved adding an extra fax, copier, printer and scanner machine to the lease agreement with Johnnie's Office Systems Inc.
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