What changes did the BOCC approve on May 15, 2018?

The amendment establishes the following standards:

  • Within a residential general use zoning district (including Rural Buffer, Agricultural Residential, Rural Residential, etc.) the amendment allows for the erection of a single flagpole and a maximum of three flags displayed, with each flag being a maximum of 24 square feet in area (e.g. 4 by 6 feet). The proposed amendment further limits the height of a flagpole in residential zoning districts to a maximum of 24 feet in height
  • Within all other nonresidential general use zoning districts, the amendment allows up to three flags and three individual flagpoles. Each flag can be a maximum of 96 square feet in area (e.g. 8 by 12 feet). The amendment also proposes that flagpoles in nonresidential zoning districts be limited to a maximum of 54 feet in height
  • In all general use zoning districts, a flagpole shall be required to observe a 20-foot setback from all property lines
  • The proposed ordinance contains language exempting flags, no greater than 12 inches in height, displayed on individual grave sites within a cemetery

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1. What prompted this amendment?
2. Isn't this just an attempt to ban a specific type of flag?
3. What changes did the BOCC approve on May 15, 2018?
4. Which areas of the county are impacted by the ordinance?
5. What about flags that have already been erected within the County?
6. What about flagpoles?
7. Can a flag be mounted on a structure?
8. If I cannot meet established setbacks, does this mean I cannot erect a flagpole?
9. Does a flag painted on a structure have to meet established size limits?