[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Southington as as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Ch. 2, Art. I, §§ 2-1 and 2-2, of the 1989 Code]
The Official Seal for the Town shall consist of a die casting approximately two inches in diameter which impresses an outer and an inner circle of dots enclosing the words "Town of Southington" and "Connecticut" with two supported vines between the words. Also, a second inner circle approximately 1 1/4 inches in diameter, bearing a replica of the First Congregational Church and the first bolt shop in the Town, the words "Seal" and "Qui transtulit sustinet" and the figures "1779."
The Town by action of the Town Council on May 27, 1968, adopted an official flag. The resolution reads as follows:
Please be advised that permission is required to reproduce the Town Seal of Southington under Section 7-101 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Section 7-101. Town Seal. Each town shall provide itself with a seal with the name of the town and the state. The Town Clerk shall have custody of such seal.
Pursuant to Connecticut General Statute § 7-101, the Town Clerk is the custodian of the Town Seal. Accordingly, the following policy and procedure is hereby established for use of the Town Seal.
Use of the Town Seal is restricted to official Town business. Examples of accepted use include, but are not limited to:
The Town Seal may not be used by private companies or organizations.
In order to ensure proper use of the Town Seal, the following procedure is required:
All requests for use of the Town Seal must be submitted in writing to the Town Manager for review. The request should detail the proposed use of the Town Seal along with a copy of the image to be used. If the image is to be used electronically, a disclaimer shall be posted on the Town of Southington website stating, "Use of the Town Seal is prohibited without the express written permission of the Town Manager." The disclaimer may be revised from time to time as deemed appropriate.
Upon review of the request by the Town Manager, a decision indicating approval or denial will be forwarded to the requestor within 10 business days after the request has been received. Letters of request along with the decision will be kept on file in the Town Clerk's office.