The Charles County Board of Commissioners approved Tuesday a resolution that would temporarily suspend approval of site development plans or Certificates of Use and Occupancy for any property whose use would include adult entertainment, according to a county news release.

Commissioners took this action to allow time to update zoning regulations to limit adverse public impacts of adult entertainment activities, according to the release. The resolution takes effect immediately and expires on Dec. 31 of this year.

“Recent efforts to open an adult entertainment club in an area near churches, schools and residential neighborhoods were unwelcomed by the community and it necessitated the Board’s action today,” Commissioners’ President Reuben B. Collins II (D) said in the release. “We need this resolution to give the county

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