Pine County Pawn Shop Ordinance Approved with 4-1 Vote
After months of debate, the Pine County Board approved a pawn shop ordinance, Tuesday, in Sandstone.
The ordinance puts in place a new state-wide run security system at shops in Pine County. The board did compromise on a few aspects of the ordinance, including reducing the holding time for pawned items from 60 to 30 days, and waving the transaction fee from $2 to a dollar.
Pine County Assistant Attorney Steve Cundy says passing the ordinance is a benefit to both local and state law enforcement.
The Board approved the ordinance with a vote of 4-1. Commission Doug Carlson gave the lone vote of opposition. He has said in the past that he believes the ordinance hurts local pawn shop businesses.