The Forsyth County Board of Tax Assessors agreed Thursday to send two appeals involving the denial of conservation use onto the board of equalization.
The appeals include a 10.3-acre parcel owned by Bobby Bagley and a 7.7-acre parcel owned by Jeffrey Bagley.
Approval of such an application allows a 10-year tax exemption for properties that have timber, agricultural, wildlife or other natural uses.
Also Thursday, the board:
• Approved applications exempting four parcels, including: the Georgia-Cumberland Association of Seventh-day Adventists; Chang Kwang Presbyterian Church; and two for Habitat for Humanity.
• Asked staff to return with an "umbrella" policy for conservation use applications, which would allow for continuous parcels in the same family to be considered as one.
Also, new properties can be added to the current covenant if they are adjacent, which would reset the 10-year exemption.
Note: All votes were 4-0, with member Rick O’Brien absent.