At this week’s regular city council session, an ordinance regarding secondhand jewelry and precious metal was considered for amendment. It was proposed that the time a purchasing dealer would be required to hold precious metal jewelry would be 14 days for time to verify that it wasn’t stolen.
Councilmember Don Johnson suggested a shorter time–five or seven days.
Councilmember Fitch, who has been working on the ordinance, said on the basis of his law enforcement experience a longer time should be required . . . .
Councilmembers agreed and approved the ordinance with an amendment of the term “precious metal” changed to “crafted precious metal.”