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Chapter 2. General Government

Sec. 2-08. Display of American flag.

(1) The American flag shall be displayed in public view or other appropriate manner upon flag poles at city facilities.  It shall be displayed at half mast out of respect upon the death of the President or Vice President of the United States, or any Congressman or United States Senator of the district of which the city is a part or upon order of the President of the United States or Governor of the State of Wisconsin.

(2) The mayor may, at his or her discretion, order the City Flag to be flown at half mast upon the death of any other prominent citizen of the community, state or nation.

(3) At the discretion of the mayor, upon the death of any other prominent citizen of the community, he or she may order a black ribbon or streamer be attached to the top of the flag as an acceptable alternative of demonstration of respect.

(4) The mayor may delegate the responsibility for the display of the flag to such person as he or she deems suitable for such duties.

(Code 1982, 1.50; Ord. No. 1148, 1, 2-10-2009)