Coeur d'Alene may do away with flagpole fee
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- A northern Idaho city may do away with a rarely used rule requiring residents to pay $72 in fees if they want erect a flagpole on their property.
Veteran Doug Shevalier says he found out about the rule after placing a 16-foot pole in front of his Coeur d'Alene home earlier this year and hoisting an American flag that his children gave to him for Christmas.
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports Shevalier didn't pay the fees -- $47 for a permit and $25 for a site review -- and instead approached city officials, who have since recommended dumping the rule.
The city council is expected to discuss the matter Tuesday.
City building inspector Ted Lantzy says he can remember only three flagpole permits being issued in the past decade.
Information from: Coeur d'Alene Press, http://www.cdapress.com