City of Oswego, NY
Oswego County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Oswego 5-12-1980 as Ch. 28 of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 19-1 Care and custody. [1]

The custodial staffs at City Hall and the Conway Building shall have the care and custody of the City Hall and Conway Building flags and flagstaffs respectively. All flags at any other municipal buildings will be taken care of by their respective city departments. Flags in city parks shall be the responsibility of both the Parks, Recreation and Waterways Department and the Department of Public Works. The several flags above named shall be kept clean and in good order and shall not be allowed to be used for any other purposes than those specified in this chapter. Each flagstaff shall be properly painted and as far as practicable protected from decay, and suitable halyards shall be furnished for each staff by the Common Council or department having authority.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 19-2 Display.

Each flag shall be displayed upon its staff from sunrise until sunset on all legal holidays, except Saturday; half-holidays throughout the year, except when said days shall occur upon Sunday, in which case said flags shall be displayed on the Monday following; the days of the inauguration of the city government and also upon the day of the inauguration of the President of the United States; and at all other times and in such manner, not prohibited by law, as the Mayor or Common Council may direct.

§ 19-3 Vandalism.

No person shall willfully injure or deface any such flag, flagstaff or halyards belonging to same.

§ 19-4 Penalties for offenses.

A violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.) nor more than twenty-five dollars ($25.).