The future of two Pike County signs are in question as an electronic sign code is being enforced by Pike’s planning and development department. One electronic sign is on Highway 19 at Patriot Motors and the other is on Highway 109 west at Mount Olive Baptist Church.
I am consistently surprised at the actions of the “planning and development” board. When we complained that a neighbor placed a sub-standard mobile building less than 10 feet from our property line when the law calls for it to be at least 30 feet away from property lines, a permit was issued to them. When we stated that they had opened a business and put up a business sign on the right-of-way in front of their residential property - nothing was done. Now all sorts of junk has been left in the open around their building and in their yard. I guess wealth IS shown with the number of cars you have up on blocks in your yard and the amount of trash you can display for all to see. And the “planning and development” board is busy with sign convictions for people who are actually trying to be in business or churches which are actually trying to be good neighbors.
I have seen both of these signs and they don't bother me at all. What bothers me is all these damn campaign signs all over the county. Pike's planning and development department do not seem to be too concerned about these signs for some reason. I just don't under...."bing" nevermind, now I get it...
Sounds almost like the left hand isn't sure what the right hand is doing.
And it's unfair to tell a business after the fact, "well now, I changed my mind about your sign. Sorry about that."
We need businesses to keep our communities alive.
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