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(A) Every portion of the massage establishment, including appliances and apparatus, shall be kept clean and operated in a sanitary condition.
(B) Price rates for all services shall be prominently posted in the reception area in a location available to all patrons and prospective customers or provided to all patrons and prospective customers as a written price list.
(C) All employees, managers, persons with supervisory authority, massage therapists, agents, and independent contractors shall wear clean, non-transparent outer garments, which cover the sexual and genital areas while on the licensed premises. Employees, massage therapists, agents, and independent contractors shall not disrobe, or offer or agree to disrobe, either wholly or partially while in the presence of any patron receiving massage services. A separate dressing room for each sex must be available on the premises with individual lockers for each employee and massage therapist. Doors to such dressing rooms shall open inward and shall be self-closing.
(D) All massage establishments shall maintain clean, laundered sheets and towels in sufficient quantity, and shall be laundered after each use thereof and stored in a sanitary manner.
(E) The sexual or genital area of patrons must be covered by towels, cloths, or undergarments when in the presence of an employee, manager, person with supervisory authority, massage therapist, agent, or independent contractor.
(F) It shall be unlawful for any employee, manager, person with supervisory authority, massage therapist, agent, or independent contractor, to place his or her hand upon, to touch with any part of his or her body, to fondle in any manner, or to massage a sexual or genital area of any person while on the licensed premises.
(G) No employee, manager, person with supervisory authority, massage therapist, agent or independent contractor shall perform, or offer or agree to perform any act which would require the touching of the patrons' genital area.
(H) All walls, ceilings, floors, pools, showers, bathtubs, steam rooms, and all other physical facilities shall be in good repair and maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. Wet and dry heat rooms, steam or vapor rooms, or steam or vapor cabinets, shower compartments, and toilet rooms shall be thoroughly cleaned each day the business is in operation. Bathtubs and showers shall be thoroughly cleaned after each use. When carpeting is used on the floors, it shall be kept dry.
(I) Oils, creams, lotions, or other preparations used in administering massages shall be kept in clean, closed containers or cabinets.
(J) No massage therapist shall administer a massage to a patron impaired by intoxicating liquor or drugs, nor shall any massage therapist administer a massage to a patron while impaired by intoxicating liquor or drugs.
(K) No massage therapist shall administer a massage to a patron exhibiting any skin fungus, skin infection, skin inflammation, or skin eruption, unless a physician or nurse practitioner duly licensed by the State of Illinois certifies in writing that such person may be safely massaged and prescribing the conditions thereof.
(L) Each massage therapist shall wash his or her hands in hot running water, using a proper soap or disinfectant before administering a massage to each patron.
(M) (1) All licensees shall maintain, as a business record of the licensed massage establishment, a record of:
(a) The date and time of all massage services performed at the licensed premises;
(b) The name of the massage therapist administering massage services; and
(c) The amounts received for massage services.
(2) The record of the date, time, and service provided must be made before services are initiated, and the record of the amount received for services must be made at the time payment is rendered. All records shall be kept for a period of at least one year and shall be made available in a format that can be inspected at any reasonable time upon request by the mayor or the chief of police or their designees.
(N) The main entrance to the massage establishment where patrons and potential customers are greeted shall be clearly visible from the outside and shall have and maintain clear glass that is not painted over, darkened, or otherwise blocked by cloth or any other obstruction.
(O) A sign shall be posted in a prominent location near the main entrance of the massage establishment identifying the establishment as a massage establishment and state the trade or business name as it appears on the massage establishment's license.
(P) Prospective customers and patrons shall be provided with written notice which states the following:
“State law prohibits soliciting another for the purpose of a sexual act. Solicitation can be punishable as a Class 4 felony, subject an offender to fines and imprisonment, and impoundment of any vehicle used by the offender to commit the offense. Offers or requests to buy or purchase sexual services or acts shall be immediately reported to law enforcement.”
(Q) Written notice shall be posted in a conspicuous location accessible to all employees and massage therapists which states the following:
“State law prohibits soliciting another for the purpose of a sexual act. Solicitation can be punishable as a Class 4 felony, subject an offender to fines and imprisonment, and impoundment of any vehicle used by the offender to commit the offense. Offers or requests to buy or purchase sexual services or acts should be immediately reported to the Village of Chatham Police Department by calling 911.”
(R) The hours of operation for massage establishments shall be limited to the hours between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
(S) There shall be not be placed, published, or distributed any advertisement, picture, or statement in any manner or medium which is false, deceptive, or misleading in order to induce any person to purchase or utilize any massage services, or which reasonably appears to suggest or imply any sexual activity in connection with massage services.
(T) No person shall reside or be allowed to remain overnight in the licensed premises; provided, however, that if the licensed premises contains living quarters that are properly zoned and authorized for such residential use above the massage establishment, the entrance to such living quarters shall be separate from the entrance to the massage establishment and shall not be accessible in any manner from the interior of the massage establishment.
(Ord. 19-33, passed 11-12-19)