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image by Jens Pattke, 25 November 2012
This year the Town will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary of incorporation. In honor of this event, the Town Council would like to invite our residents to participate in a "DESIGN OUR TOWN FLAG" Contest. The design should incorporate
the Town Seal. Please submit your design by February 29, 2012 to the Town Administrator / Town Clerk." - from:
Valentin Poposki, 16 November 2011
The flag was due to be adopted in late February or early March 2012. Very soon after result and image were pronounced, the link was already dead.
Valentin Poposki, 23 December 2012
A horizontal tricolor, green-white-blue, with a rope-encircled central emblem showing a yacht by a pier.
The flag was adopted early March, in the regular 5 March 2012 meeting of the Malabar Town Council, to be exact:
"Malabar Town Council Regular Meeting
March 5, 2012 7:30 PM
J. Actions Items:
Approve Town Flag Design
Exhibit: Agenda Report No. 12
Recommendation: Request Action
Discussion: They discussed. McKnight said we have to pick it then we have to describe.
MOTION to extend for 10 minutes. Vote: all Ayes at 11.15. Vote: all Ayes.
Beatty said if you don't do silk screening, and have the US Mail wording removed. Beatty said if it is on a disc it can be put on in a matter of minutes. Not only have a flag for Spring Fest. Beatty would like to see another one made for here. Use new process for silk screening. Beatty said we can scan the seal and he can expand it up. Acquaviva said first they must pick one. Beatty liked #15. McKnight liked #15 but put green bar on top and blue bar on bottom Marisa liked #5 for the 50th anniversary, but for all round town flag liked #15.
MOTION Acquaviva / McKnight to extend 10 min at 11.25.
MOTION McKnight / Acquaviva to accept flag #15 out of 20 modified with blue on bottom and green on top.
VOTE: All Ayes
The agenda with exhibits/attachments is available online as well, in black and white, at www.townofmalabar.org/Pages/MalabarFL_CouncilAgendas/2012CouncilMeetingAgendas/TownCouncilMeeting03052012.pdf,
with item #12 starting at page 146 of the file. Unfortunately, it appears that at the time the document was created, only 5 proposals had been entered. Of these #5 is indeed especially jubilee oriented.
I must say I disagree with McKnight: They should have had designs that were correctly described and then have chosen from those. For not doing so, they now created a flag with the sea over the sky. If, however, the original #15 had those two stripes the other way round, then I have to agree with the council member that that was a weakness in the design. Proposal #5, while being a tad feature-heavy, did solve the issue of the high sea correctly. It's a pity the council didn't find a similarly solution for proposal #15.
Still, Malabar should be complimented on adopting a flag that does not include any lettering and, though it does include an emblem, includes the emblem in a way that is still recognisable at some distance (if someone keeps the flag from moving or folding).
I too, was unable to find flag information on the town website. I wonder what the official description of the flag is going to be.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 21 February 2013