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June 23, 2010

Pawn shops discussed by W’burg council

CORBIN — By Megan Williamson / Times-Tribune Staff

During Monday’s Williamsburg City Council meeting, council members discussed an ordinance that requires pawn shops to install security cameras on their premises and get identification from customers when purchasing items.

But owners and employees of Fast Cash & Pawn were not happy with the proposal. Tina Gregg, part owner of the business, said “the shop is already highly regulated.” Gregg’s husband and co-owner, James Gregg, claimed that Williamsburg police have been pulling customers over and questioning them upon exiting the store and “treating us like scum.”

Gregg also said security cameras “invade the privacy of our customers” and would “cause us to lose money,” claiming the cameras would “scare off our customers.”

Contacted by phone on Wednesday, Commonwealth Attorney Allen Trimble said of the ordinance, “No matter where you go, in today’s society you’re always on camera. It happens whether you like it or not... This ordinance is not to punish, but merely to protect.”

The council did not vote on the ordinance, and the item was moved to next month’s meeting so Trimble can attend.

Following the ordinance discussion, the first reading of a $3.02 million 2010-11 city budget was passed. General fund expenditures accounted for $972,000, with police expenditures at $904,000, fire department at $325,000, sanitation at $275,000, street expenditures of $474,000, and recreation at $72,000.

Revenues from the Hal Rogers Family and Entertainment accounted for $1.13 million, with $1.12 million in expenditures. The budget calls for a $12,900 reserve from water park revenues.

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