FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) – Residents and officials of a southwestern Illinois city say they wish they’d had more notice that a sex convention was being held on city-owned property.
Fairview Heights aldermen and residents complained that they weren’t consulted before Fountains at Fairview Conference Center was rented out by the “Beat Me in St. Louis” convention. The private three-day event included sessions on water torture and bondage.
A hotel pays the city $1 a year to lease the conference center. A city administrator says that under the leasing contract, the venue doesn’t have to notify the city about the nature of its events.
City officials say they may renegotiate that contract to require notice in the future.
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