Burglars have been stealing copper, brass and other metals and selling it to the salvage businesses.
The police department proposed a city ordinance to require scrap businesses to take pictures of the sellers and the material and wait to process any metal they buy for at least 72 hours.
People who buy gold and silver jewelery would have to wait at least 11 days to melt down the precious metals.
Some are complaining that the delay will cause businesses that buy metals a loss in revenue.
The delay will give the salvage business owners time to meet with police for possible changes.
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