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4 hearings on supervisors’ agenda

A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday night to consider tightening the county ordinance that regulates massage parlors in the county. It will be one of four public hearings that will be held by the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors beginning at 7 o’clock in the colonial courthouse. The board’s meeting will begin at 6:30.

The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving complaints over the past six to eight months involving allegedly questionable activities at two massage parlors in the county. As a result of this, Ted Wilmot, county attorney, has drafted an ordinance revision that would include prohibiting certain portions of the body to be massaged and would also prohibit the exposure of certain portions of the body during a massage.

The amendments would make it unlawful for any massage technician or any other person in a massage parlor to place his or her hands upon, to touch with any part of his or her body, to fondle in any manner, or massage...

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