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image by Cory Walker, 27 July 2014
I visited the village hall in 2011 and talked w/ Lana Jaggi who is the village clerk and took a picture of the official village flag. She is holding the flag in the picture taken that is attached.
Cory Walker, 27 July 2014
image located by Valentin Poposki, 10 August 2005
An explanation of the flag's use can be found at www.mackinawcity.org/Ordinance/wintersign.htm:
Winter SignsIt is rather curious that the ordinance only refers to it as a sign and not a flag, but it is clearly a flag. It is specified to be a 3ft x 5ft rectangle (i.e. c.1m x c.1.67m) made of nylon fabric, and the image shows a sleeve [and grommets?] along one edge only. Its design is fixed and it represents a very specific meaning.
Amendment to section 16,004, Article 4. PERMANENT SIGNS PERMITTED IN SPECIFIC DISTRICTS (NO PERMIT REQUIRED)
Q. In all commercial districts it is permitted to display no more than one (1) Winter Business Sign per business during winter months with the intent to attract customers to an open business. Each eligible business must have posted business hours with at least 16 open hours during every week of the winter. This sign shall not be altered in any way from the approved Winter Business Sign design as approved by Village Council. The Winter Business Sign can extend over a sidewalk beyond the property line. Such sign can not obstruct pedestrians or snow removal equipment as operated by the Village or be displayed in a way which would cause any danger to public safety. The Village is not responsible for damage caused during snow removal to a Winter Business Sign which is improperly placed. These signs can be displayed only between November 1st and May 1st
[Image of flag]
3 feet tall by 5 feet wide on nylon fabric only