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image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 March 2008
The flag was located in the Council Chamber. It shows a landscape scene, with the name and date of charter above on a white field.
Dave Martucci, 7 May 2002
The NAVA image at www.nava.org/ and shown in the American Flag Survey (2004) and American City Flags (Purcell, 2003) is a ~2:3 white flag with a drawn landscape and lettering in a rectangle delimited by a thin black line, leaving a white bordure overall. The said landscape shows a hill and river fork scene, the tributary's left bank being medium green and the rest dark green, contrasting with the light blue river; dotted along the farthest banks of the main river small outlines of local architectonical landmarks and some token non-descript housing. Above, "Montpelier" set in Caslon Open Face capitals, black with golden yellow cutouts, the "M" much larger, and below it, much smaller and plain b/w "Chartered in 1781" underscored with a golden yellow over black stroke.
At www.montpelier-vt.org/docs/archive/document.cfm?doc=152, the single occurrence of "city flag" at the official website:
8:05 P.M. 03-260. Consideration of a request from the City Hall Plaza War Memorial Committee for a recognition plaque to be placed in the foyer of City Hall. (Time: 15 Min.) V.A.
* The City Hall Plaza War Memorial Committee is seeking permission to erect a plaque in City Hall which would recognize not only the donors for the City Hall Plaza Project, but also the names of those who contributed to the War Memorial.
* The "joint" plaque would be placed on the wall to the left of the entrance to the City Manager's/Assessor's Office with a U.S. flag displayed on one side and a City flag on the other.
Recommendation: Discussion; direction to Committee.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 March 2008
In reading about in John Purcell's "American City Flags" (Purcell, 2003),
pp. 226-228, I found: "In late autumn of 2000 while working on establishing welcome signs for the city of Montpelier, the city received a request for a Montpelier city flag that could be flown at the 2001 Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California. Since the city had never had flag, either official or unofficial, it was suggested the design for the new welcome signs be incorporated into a flag." Additionally, Purcell reports that Linda Mirabile of Mirabile Designs of Montpelier designed the signs and flag.
Ned Smith, 23 March 2008