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County looks to add flag poles to courthouse

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry Pictured is the Warren County Courthouse where commissioners are looking to add more flag poles.

There might soon be more flag poles at the Warren County Courthouse.

The commissioners discussed the issue at their work session this week and again at their regular meeting Wednesday.

“Several times over the past several years, we’ve wanted to lower the Pennsylvania flag,” Commissioner Ben Kafferlin said. “We don’t fly a Pennsylvania flag.”

The courthouse has one flagpole.

The commissioners received a bid for installing one or two more. Two would allow for the flying of the state and county flags.

The only bids came back at $6,300 for one pole or $11,843.20 for two.

All of the commissioners were interested in being able to fly more flags. “If we budget it for next year, I’m supportive,” Eggleston said.

“I’m personally interested,” Kafferlin said Wednesday. “Let’s look at the maintenance budget.”

Director of Finance Lisa Hagberg said there are sufficient funds, but she did not recommend the commissioners dip into the contingency budget immediately.

“There is room in contingency,” Hagberg said. “I would like to wait a little while and make sure we are OK with these other two things that have come up that are not budgeted.”

The commissioners passed a motion to approve the estimate and use contingency funds if they remain available or otherwise put the item on the 2023 budget.

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