Richmond Hill city council members voted 4-0 Tuesday night to keep the slogan "A Henry Ford City" on welcome signs.
The motion was brought to the floor by councilman Russ Carpenter.
Carpenter had the city clerk project a photo of Richmond Hill resident Dick Kent's sign, which Kent erected on land he owns in Florida. Kent's sign calls Ford "an anti-Semitic, anti-labor, pro-Nazi bigot," and urges travelers not to stop in Richmond Hill. Carpenter said he is offended by Kent's sign and is proud of the city's heritage and what Henry Ford has done for Richmond Hill.
The unanimous vote to keep the signs the same was met by applause from many in attendance, which included Richmond Hill resident Bob Fennell and his mother Margaret Judy Fennell, who was Ford's secretary for many years.
Bob Fennell gave a speech endorsing Ford prior to the vote.
More on this story in Saturday's Bryan County News.