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Idaho man hopes to fly giant American flag at his business

November 14, 2018

POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho businessman is closer to being able to fly his 375-square-foot (about 35-square-meter) American flag at his trailer dealership in Post Falls.

The Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday unanimously recommended to the Post Falls City Council that the city’s zoning code be changed so such flags of up to 400 square feet (about 37 square meters) can be flown in non-residential areas, the Coeur d’Alene Press reported .

“I’m very pleased with the recommendation,” said Chad Fox, owner of Fox Trailers. “I thought it would go smoothly. It’s not like I’m trying to fly a Fox Trailers sign that big. All I want is to fly the flag that I currently have at my Stateline property in Post Falls.”

The recommendation increases the maximum flag size in those areas from the current 135-square-foot (12.5-square-meter) limit. It also increases the maximum size of flag poles in commercial and industrial areas from 45 feet (about 14 meters) to up to 25 feet (about 8 meters) above the height of the adjacent building.

Fox said the recommended increases will allow him to fly the flag properly at half staff.

A public hearing on the zone change proposal will also be held on a date to be determined before the City Council makes the final decision on flag and flagpole sizes.

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Information from: Coeur d’Alene Press, http://www.cdapress.com

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