City to church: Stop construction on sign
The Decatur Building Department placed a stop-work order Tuesday on a church that violated city code when it failed to buy a permit for a sign under construction.
Decatur Hispanic Church of the Nazarene at 2201 Sandlin Road S.W. began installing a sign and apparently dug an electrical trench from the building to the sign's wood frame.
Jimmy Brothers, director of the city Building Department, said the church would either need to purchase a building permit for $35 to $70 to complete the sign or remove it from the property.
The church removed 37 cypress trees from the property where the sign is located, placing a nearby convenience store's alcohol-license transfer in jeopardy.
The City Council will host a public hearing Monday on the store's alcohol license.
- Chris Paschenko
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