Wayne Robinson asked the board to allow Santa Fe Cattle Co., 707 Turner McCall Blvd., to continue displaying its logo on the old truck resting near the restaurant entrance.
Board members said the truck violated the setback requirements for signs listed in the Unified Land Development Code.
Building official Howard Gibson said he also cited Robinson for violating the citys property maintenance codes by storing the inoperable truck on site.
Robinson said he plans to appeal the citation through Municipal Court to allow the restaurant to continue using the truck as a sign.
The board also approved a variance requested by General Shale Brick Inc. related to a proposed clay mining operation at 2046 Huffaker Road.
General Shale asked to eliminate a 6-foot safety fence and earthen berms around the site as required by the ULDC.
The board, however, recommended that the company retain a minimum 200-foot natural buffer around the site.
On Nov. 27, Floyd County Commissioners expect to hear other variance requests from General Shale related to width of buffers around the site and setback requirements from nearby streams.