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located by Dave Martucci, 9 July 2013
At at the city council meeting on July 3, the city formally adopted the design:
RESOLUTION ADOPTING MUNICIPAL FLAG OF THE CITY OF BATHDave Martucci, 9 July 2013
WHEREAS, the City of Bath is a prestigious and historical city with an illustrious maritime history; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of the City of Bath have demonstrable pride for their community; and
WHEREAS, the designation of an official flag will provide a symbol of Bath's pride and a lasting and historical symbol for official use; and
WHEREAS, the proposed design has been developed by the City's Flag Committee, with the invaluable assistance of Jeremy Hammond, with the goal and intent to honor Bath's heritage and history; and
WHEREAS, the proposed design has been inspired by elements of the coat of arms of the English City of Bath, to honor the City's shipbuilding heritage, and to represent the two major water bodies flanking Bath's shores, the Kennebec River and Merrymeeting Bay; and
WHEREAS, David B. Martucci, flag expert and former President of the North American Vexillological Association, has reviewed the flag proposed for adoption as the official City Flag by the City of Bath and, in his letter of August 8, 2012, made the following comments:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Bath, with appreciation to those involved in the development of an official flag for the City of Bath, which reflects the pride and heritage of the City and which presents an ongoing representation of this pride and heritage, that it does hereby adopt as the official flag for the City of Bath, a flag that shall be a rectangle in the ratio of three (3) units on the hoist to five (5) units on the fly, divided in half horizontally, Old Glory Red over white. Centered in the upper half, silhouetted in yellow (gold), is a three-masted, square-rigged ship under full sail. In the lower half are two (2) wavy Old Glory Blue horizontal stripes. This flag, as described, shall be produced in conformance with the measurements, drawings, and color specifications annexed hereto, and made a part hereof.
- You have created an excellent vexillographic which meets NAVA's criteria as outlined in "Good Flag, Bad Flag."
- This is a first-rate design for sure.
- ... your design would rank in the top ten of all US City flags in terms of the design criteria...
- this design would be one of the most striking in the entire state."
SO RESOLVED the City Council of the City of Bath this 3rd day of July, 2013.