[HISTORY: Adopted by the Burgesses and Assistant Burgesses of the Borough of West Chester 12-21-1801; amended in its entirety by the Council of the Borough of West Chester 3-20-2019 by Ord. No. 04-2019. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The Seal of the Borough of West Chester shall be in the manner following: an escutcheon divided into four quarters, on which shall be engraved in the upper left corner a plow and two wheat sheaves; and in the upper right corner, a handshake; and in the lower left corner, the scales of justice; and in the lower right corner a cap and books; on the outside of the escutcheon a tree, brick sidewalks and columns; the words "Borough of West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Est. 1799" around it on the outside of the margin as more particularly set forth on Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein, which shall be kept by the Secretary of the Borough of West Chester, to be affixed to such acts of the corporation as the Council of the Borough of West Chester shall direct.
Purpose. The Borough of West Chester (the "Borough"), a Home Rule Charter municipality in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby adopts an official flag (the "Borough Flag") to represent the Borough.
Colors. The Borough Flag colors shall be Indigo, more specifically known as Pantone 7455C, and Gold, more specifically known as Pantone 123C.
Proportions. The Borough Flag shall be of bunting or silk material in the above colors and shall be nine feet long by six feet wide, or in similar proportion.
Design. The design of the Borough Flag shall be a field of indigo with a tilted grid pattern of gold with three stripes running vertically and three stripes running horizontally, as more particularly set forth on Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein, which shall be kept by the Secretary of the Borough of West Chester.
Symbolism. The six stripes of the tilted grid pattern shall represent the original six streets laid out to form the Borough of West Chester, currently known as Market, High, Gay, Chestnut, Church and Walnut Streets, and symbolize the importance of those streets in forming the foundation for the culture, history, and vibrance of the Borough since its founding.