LENOIR, N.C. -- Frosty the Snowman is on thin ice in Lenoir.

On Monday, city council met to decide if the 35-foot inflatable snowman's owner will be fined.

Larry Smith says Frosty is a staple at his Christmas tree lot.

But the city says it's in violation of an ordinance, and that Smith must pay a fine.

On Monday, city council was supposed to discuss Smith's appeal of the decision, but they delayed the hearing until January.

The community has donated $900 to help pay for that fine.

If he's not fined, Smith says he'll donate the money to hospice.

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