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Board OKs home for watchman
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Forsyth County News
Forsyth County commissioners discussed several property issues during their meeting Thursday.

The commission voted 4-1, with Chairman Charles Laughinghouse opposed, to allow a conditional use permit for a night watchman residence on an Atlanta Highway commercial property.

The planning commission had recommended the application be denied, citing past difficulties with the owner of the storage yard and adjacent mobile home park.

The owner sought the live-in night watchman after several reports of vandalism and trespassing.

Commissioner Jim Harrell, who represents the district, said Thursday that it seemed “common sense to accommodate” the business.

The commission added a condition that the property owner must hold a valid business license.

Also Thursday, commissioners voted 5-0 to delay until June 17 a decision on a conditional use permit for a small dairy goat farm in Harrell’s district.

Harrell wants time to hear from a neighbor who had disputed the request.

Commissioners also approved a resolution allowing a property on Barker Road to be subdivided.

The owners needed the change to be able to finish selling the site.