Deryl Holliday, interim pastor of Sedgefield Baptist in Greensboro, successfully asked messengers to suspend the rules that require resolutions to be published in advance so he could present a resolution.
Sedgefield Baptist sits in the path of a planned six-lane highway, he said, leading the state to claim the property through eminent domain. Holliday said it would take a million dollars to replace Sedgefield's land and facilities, but the state offered $400,000 less.
Holliday asked messengers to approve a resolution supporting an upcoming bill in the N.C. legislature that will require the state to pay replacement value for any land or facilities belonging to churches and non-profit organizations that is claimed through eminent domain.
The motion passed with no apparent opposition.
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