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File #: Ord 15-75    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/9/2015
Title: Amending Chapter 427.07 of the Legislative Code regarding requirements for health clubs located in the Downtown Business District.
Sponsors: Dave Thune
Title
Amending Chapter 427.07 of the Legislative Code regarding requirements for health clubs located in the Downtown Business District.
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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES HEREBY ORDAIN
Section 1
That Legislative Code section 427.07 is hereby amended as follows:
Sec. 427.07. - Construction, maintenance and staff requirements.
The following requirements shall apply to the construction, maintenance and staffing of the licensed premises:
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(13) Exception to on duty staffing rule. An exercise only facility may operate without a staff member on the premises as required by paragraph (11) and (12) above under the following conditions:
a. The exercise only facility must be on the ground level of a commercial or traditional neighborhood zoned building, or on the skyway level with skyway access. The space within the building must be at least five hundred (500) square feet with at least seventy-five (75) square feet of external windows or windows facing the skyway that allow passers by, licensing officials, and police to see clearly into the building and allow members to easily see outside the facility. The requirements of this paragraph shall not apply to exercise only facilities located in the Downtown Business District, as defined in Sec. 409.02.

b. The facility shall have at least ten (10) cardiovascular exercise machines including but not limited to treadmills, elliptical trainers and stationary bicycles; and at least ten (10) strength training machines. If the exercise only facility is located within a mixed-use building, the facility must install mats or other sound reducing flooring in free weight areas.

c. All members of the exercise only facility must be advised and sign an acknowledgement that they have been advised that a staff member is not always present during hours of operation. These acknowledgements shall be retained by the exercise only facility and available to the de...

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