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Giant, inflatable Frosty the snowman loses Lenoir zoning request

There are 13 comments on the Lenoir News-Topic story from Jan 28, 2013, titled Giant, inflatable Frosty the snowman loses Lenoir zoning request. In it, Lenoir News-Topic reports that:

The Lenoir Board of Adjustment unanimously rejected Monday night a request by Larry Smith, who erected the two-story Frosty last fall to draw attention to his Christmas tree lot at the corner of Mulberry Street and Morganton Boulevard, to ease portions of the city's sign ordinance.

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goofier

Clarksville, TN

#1 Jan 28, 2013
Local politics suck.
Mason

United States

#2 Jan 29, 2013
They can argue all they want. But it they take Frosty away, I'm afraid their days will be numbered. Plain and simple.
The people are getting tired if so much government involvement.
I will

Cuajimalpa, Mexico

#3 Jan 29, 2013
I will remember Frosty during the next city council election and so will everyone else I can remind.
country boy

Greer, SC

#4 Jan 29, 2013
Mason wrote:
They can argue all they want. But it they take Frosty away, I'm afraid their days will be numbered. Plain and simple.
The people are getting tired if so much government involvement.
what about that ugly thing up town they call art its taller than frosty
FOR FROSTY

Granite Falls, NC

#5 Jan 29, 2013
What about that HUGE rusty piece of metal they call art behind the county offices? Don't see them rushing to take that down. Maybe TEAM FROSTY needs to petition to take it down.
country boy

Greer, SC

#6 Jan 29, 2013
FOR FROSTY wrote:
What about that HUGE rusty piece of metal they call art behind the county offices? Don't see them rushing to take that down. Maybe TEAM FROSTY needs to petition to take it down.
I konw what to do put it back up and call it winter art
thats bull

Linville, NC

#7 Jan 29, 2013
city sign ordinance? What about all the crappy election signs they put up all over the place where you can't even see around them and almost get hit getting out in the road.
DonkyDong

Maiden, NC

#8 Jan 29, 2013
Lenoir is a *ucked up place. I am glad I live in Morganton.
hmmmmm

Conover, NC

#9 Jan 29, 2013
why don't you pay attention to which board made this decision, it was not the City Council, but the Board of Adjustment. The members of that board are not elected, they are appointed.

And before you say that the City Council could have done something about it, no they could not have, they do not have the authority to arbitrarily override the zoning ordinance.

This man appealed his decision, and he now has the option to appeal it in superior court, and I will bet any of you that if he does, he will also lose there too.
TheTRUthcom

Lincolnton, NC

#10 Jan 29, 2013
Just because its frosty dont give anyone a reason to ignore zoning ordinance's.As someone that has put signs and other various things in this county you have to adhere to local laws.Do they suck yes! Are they there for a purpose ,YES!...What if a storm blew that onto the road and killed a couple of people..!!So actully think about it before you blindly throw your support behind it...
TheTRUthcom

Lincolnton, NC

#11 Jan 29, 2013
actually ,before some ass points that out!
Pike Bishop

United States

#12 Jan 30, 2013
I had rather see Frosty than that monster of a Stargate replica at the old Blackwelder site.
Best option is during Christmas, grant a waiver for 30 days. Geez this dying town deserves to have no business activity. This is the same controlling mentality that led to downtown dying in the 60's-I was there by the way. I remember the parking gestapo, the merchants association that tried to block any new business, the ticky tacky rules.
By the way how many people can really keep their car on 20 mph in Lenoir. My truck will idle itself at 30 mph. Go ahead and die Lenoir, your leaders have been trying to kill you the better part of 55 years.
Just Wondering

Huntersville, NC

#13 Feb 3, 2013
thats bull wrote:
city sign ordinance? What about all the crappy election signs they put up all over the place where you can't even see around them and almost get hit getting out in the road.
Isn't THAT the truth?!!

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