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Churchs sign request postponed until June
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Forsyth County News

Forsyth County’s planning board has postponed Eastgate Church’s rezoning request for two months in hopes that a sign ordinance change will address the issue.

During a meeting Tuesday night, the board voted 4-0, with one post vacant, for the delay to June 26.

The Brookwood Road church has requested a rezoning from agricultural to commercial, which would allow for a back-lit sign under the local sign ordinance.

Neighbors are in favor of the sign, but have expressed concern about a commercial zoning designation.

County commissioners plan to address the subject of signs for churches in a May 8 work session, which could prevent the need for the rezoning.

Also on Tuesday, the board approved a rezoning request in a 4-0 vote for Jerry “Smokie” Ingram from agricultural to commercial for about 1.4 acres on Spot Road.

The property has been used for an auto service shop for several years. The rezoning will bring the site into compliance, attorney Emory Lipscomb said.