The Mason City City Council tonight (Tuesday) is scheduled to look into possibly establishing an ordinance dealing with businesses that sell adult-oriented merchandise. The issue came about last July after citizens questioned a local video store that changed their merchandise to products more adult in nature.
Movie Time Video was eventually forced by the building’s owner to move from their location that was less than a block away from Jefferson Elementary School and within blocks of John Adams Middle School and Mason City High School.
Store owner Bob Wagner moved his business into another area of town which was not in the proximity of schools and churches. The council is scheduled to review the newest draft of an ordinance on sexually oriented businesses during their workshop meeting tonight.