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PELHAM, Alabama — Declaring them “detrimental” to development, the Pelham City Council tonight issued a one-year moratorium on payday and title loan businesses, check-cashing establishments, pawn shops and certain other business types.

The action does not affect any existing businesses of the type listed under the moratorium from continuing to operate. “This is nothing more than what other municipalities have put forward in Jefferson and Shelby County,” Councilman Ron Scott said at tonight’s meeting.

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