Point of Grace Family Praise Fellowship is one step closer to erecting a billboard to advertise their church.

The church requested to rezone 3300 U.S. 421 from the current zoning of low density residential to general business. The 5.2 acres of land is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of U.S. 421 and State Road 62.

The Madison Planning Commission voted to send the request to the Madison City Council with a favorable rating to change their zoning. The City Council will then decide if the church can build a billboard.

The board also granted Jim Macke's request for a hillside permit in accordance with Madison's zoning ordinance for the construction of a log cabin at 1708 East Dugan Hollow Road.

Macke's construction was delayed several months, partially due to paperwork issues.

"This has been a long time coming," said Mark Johnson, the city building inspector. "But we do have all the information we need for allowing him to build on the hillside."

The board also granted Brad Emmert's setback application for an addition to the south side of an existing structure at 481 W. Hutchinson Lane. The setback request was for 68 feet with no change to the north, east, or west property line setback.

Rick Duncan, owner of Rick's Produce, had a setback application approved for his open-sided structure used for produce wholesales at 2475 Lanier Drive.

Pam Dillon, owner of Pawsibilities dog grooming at 2501 Lanier Drive, spoke against the setback because she said it blocked the view of her business from the street.

Duncan and the board agreed to change the setback application to 65 feet off the east property line, and 20 feet off the others in the hopes of not blocking view of Dillon's store.