ALBERTON -- Alberton Council got a lesson on flag etiquette and protocol during its monthly meeting Monday night. Council had decided during the meeting to get gold-fringed flags for council chambers.
During the public input portion of the meeting, a former member of council, Alan Curtis, who is also an expert on flag protocol, said the fringed town and Canada flags for the council chambers are fine, but the flags flying outside need some attention. He advised council that the town and provincial flags need to switch positions. The Canada flag, naturally, will continue to be flown on the taller flagpole in the middle. Council indicated it will make the change.
Councilors also decided on a location in council chambers for a recently unveiled mural commemorating the first meeting of Alberton Town Council 100 years ago. Upon entering council chambers, the mural will be straight ahead on the far wall. It will be framed with moulding that matches the woodwork around the doors and windows in the council chambers.