FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) – The city of Frankfort is encouraging business owners to attend a community meeting to discuss a proposed ordinance regulating pawnbrokers and second-hand dealers or property.
According to a news release, Police Chief Troy Bacon said the proposed ordinance regulates second-hand dealers who buy precious or valuable metals, which would require a reporting system for those businesses so law enforcement can access the records for criminal investigative purposes.
“With this upcoming meeting, we want to partner with local business owners to answer their questions about the proposed ordinance and listen to their suggestions and concerns,” Bacon said. “Ultimately, our goal is to establish a sound ordinance that will assist law enforcement in stopping the sale of stolen items and aid in successful prosecution of those responsible for this type of crime.
Bacon said he would like business owners to attend the community meeting to join the Frankfort Police Department in a two-way conversation.
“Your input could go a long way towards improving this piece of legislation prior to it coming before the City Council for a vote in the near future,” Bacon said.
The community meeting will be held Thursday, April 17 at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the Police Department, 201 W. Washington St., in Frankfort.