BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- An exotic entertainment ordinance was approved unanimously by the Morgan County Commission at Thursday's meeting.
"It is effective immediately," Commissioner Thomas R. Swaim said.
Alma Gorse, county planner, said the planning commission adopted the ordinance Tuesday after a public hearing.
She said the county's attorney, Richard Gay, said the Morgan County Commission did not have to hold a public hearing.
The Morgan County ordinance originally was adopted in 2004, said Jack Soronen, planning commission president.
He said it was adopted again because state law was changed recently to allow counties with planning commissions to enact the ordinance.
The prior law only allowed counties without a planning commission to adopt exotic entertainment ordinances, and the ordinance was challenged in Berkeley County, which has a planning commission.