For the purposes hereof, the words and/or phrases hereinafter listed for establishments
selling memberships for such purpose shall mean:
(1) Health Spa: Any facility which provides sauna baths, suntan lamps, exercises and/or exercise equipment, massages, steam baths, diet regimens, and the like for group or individual sessions, and which holds itself out to the public for such uses or any combination of the foregoing.
(a) Said establishments shall not be permitted to sell memberships for lump sums of cash
which exceed a time period of twelve (12) months or which exceeds in amount the sum of
One Hundred Twenty-Five Dollars ($125.00), including interest, for a shorter duration if
financed by the facility.
(b) Nothing contained herein shall be interpreted to restrict or impair in any way any
obligation or contract in existence prior to the enactment of this Article. Prior contracts of
membership shall not be affected by the Article. All contracts of membership to be entered
into after the effective date of this Article shall be governed by the herein provisions. (Ord.
No. 81-306, adopted 12/17/81)
Contracts for membership in said establishment shall not be binding until seventy-two (72)
hours, excluding holidays and weekends, after both parties have executed said contract.
During the first seventy-two (72) hours after the contract has been signed, either party to the
contract shall have the uncontested right to cancel said contract. Financial contracts for
memberships shall be owned and maintained by the establishment selling the memberships.
It shall be a violation of this Article to sell or otherwise transfer or pledge ownership of said
notes and/or financial contracts to any other agency or institution. (Ord. No. 81-306, adopted
(b) In the event the owner or operator is a corporation, those holding more than ten per
cent (10%) each of the issued shares must each execute such an affidavit.
(c) If the establishment or facility is leased, a copy of the lease must be attached to the
(d) After processing the application, the Sheriff shall forward same to the Secretary of the
Police Jury indicating that he has no objection thereto.
(e) The Secretary of the Police Jury shall thereafter, at the first Police Jury meeting
immediately following the receipt thereof, place same before the Police Jury for issuance or
rejection of the license.
(f) The facility shall not be open for business until after the Parish license is actually
received and also a permit is received from DHHR or appropriate health agency, if the latter
(g) The license shall be posted within the facility at a conspicuous place and readily
available for inspection.
(h) The fee for the application for the Parish license shall be Fifty Dollars ($50.00)
payable to the Sheriff's Department.
(i) Once issued, the license need not be reissued (however the occupational license must
be paid to the Parish) unless:
The ownership changes.
(2) The license is revoked for cause.
(Ord. No. 81-306, adopted 12/17/81)
Said establishments shall be bonded with a Louisiana firm on the sum of Twenty-Five
Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) or in total amount of their prepaid yearly memberships
whichever is higher. Said establishment shall supply proof to the Sheriff's Department of said
bond at the time of application and thereafter of the total number of prepaid yearly
memberships when their occupational licenses are renewed. (Ord. NO. 81-306, adopted
The provisions of this Article shall not apply to:
Any violation hereof shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable as is contained in
Section 1-008.0 of the Code of Ordinances; should said violations continue, each day
thereof will be a separate offense.
(5) Additionally or alternatively the Parish Police Jury may suspend or revoke the license after an administrative hearing brought on the complaint of any agency or law enforcement officer of this Parish.
(Ord. No. 81-306, adopted 12/17/81)
SECS. 12-037.07 - 12-053.99 Reserved.