Monday, October 13, 2008

Tennessee Giant Flag

SCV in the news - amendments being considered to allow TN giant flag

County body to consider amendments allowing monuments, billboards, water tanks
Sunday, October 12, 2008

Three amendments to the county's zoning regulations - including one that would permit historic monuments - will be considered Monday night.
The Dyer County Commission plans to hold a public hearing on the amendments at 6:30 p.m. in the Dyer County Courthouse's second-floor courtroom. The commission's regular monthly meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

The zoning amendments address three issues in forestry-agricultural-
residential (FAR) districts. Under the proposed amendments, anyone who wants to erect a historic monument, a billboard or a water tank in an FAR zone must seek l permits from the county's Zoning and Appeals Board.

The amendment allowing historical monuments has the potential to legitimize an 80-foot-tall flagpole that has become a lightning rod for controversy.

A 20-by-30-foot Confederate flag tops the flagpole near Pierce Cemetery at Trimble. The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) said the flag is one of several mega-flags being erected throughout the South "for history, heritage and honor."