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From http://207.4.153.136/minutes/010499r.htm:
"MINUTES - CHATHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS - REGULAR MEETING, JANUARY 04, 1999..... County Flag Project: Presentation of specifics on a Chatham County Flag project

Martin Spritzer, member of the Chatham County Appearance Commission stated that the Appearance Commission has been designated as the official coordinator of the official Chatham County flag design project. He stated that the suggested procedure may be as follows:

Issue a call for entries that stipulates the purpose of the flag:

1.) To be displayed as official events
2.) To illustrate the heritage of the County
3.) To create an image of Countywide pride
4.) For use on County publications, signage, etc.

Submission requirements:

1.) Illustration of original concept for proposed flag mounted on rigid placard sized between 18 x 24 and 36 x 60

2.) No visible indication of authorship (the submission committee will number entrees and keep a secure listing of submitters by number)

3.) Short written paragraph of explanation to address the proposed design, submitted on 8 x 11 paper with no indication of authorship

Competition is open to anyone. Multiple entries are acceptable. Judging shall be conducted as follows:

A primary jury of five with members from:

  • The Appearance Commission
  • The Arts Council
  • The Historic Association
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Art teacher
The primary jury will select 12 +/- entries to present to a final jury:

1.) Two County Commissioners
2.) Elected member of primary jury

Awards:

1.) Winner will receive award certificate, full-size flag, $100

2.) 2-5 Honorable Mentions, depending on quality of submissions

3.) Certificate

Schedule:

1.) Organize in fall of 1998/winter of 1999

2.) Advertise in spring 1999

3.) Judge in June 1999

4.) Purchase flags in July 1999

5.) Dedication to be determined, possibly July 4th)"

And on MAY 17, 1999 - http://207.4.153.136/minutes/051799r.htm

CHATHAM COUNTY FLAG CONTEST

Chatham County Flag Contest: Consideration of a request to recognize the winner of the Chatham County Flag contest

Martin Spritzer stated that the Chatham County Appearance Commission sponsored a flag contest on behalf of the County Board of Commissioners; that for the first time in two hundred and thirty years, Chatham County will now have an official flag.

He presented certificates to the participants, honorable mention designees, and the winner as follows:

Carl Granath, Pittsboro, NC, Winner
Carl Granath, Pittsboro, NC, Honorable Mention
Karen Webster, Pittsboro, NC, Honorable Mention
Floyd Bowers, Siler City, NC, Honorable Mention
Russell Stott, Chapel Hill, NC, Honorable Mention
Phyllis Burns, Moncure, NC, Honorable Mention x 2

Participants were as follows: John H. Grose, Tim Tron, Angela Norwood, Ted Halverson, and Channah Silver"
.....

He asked the Commissioners for direction in determining the amount of prize money and budget for flag production, size, etc. He also asked for secretarial help in the recording of the Appearance Commission minutes."

Dov Gutterman, 30 November 2002