February 6, 2016

Variance requested for large flag at Perkins

Danedri Thompson
The Gardner Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) will decide Dec. 3 whether Perkins can fly a large American flag outside its restaurant set to open soon at 2000 E. Santa Fe.
According to the application for a variance that would allow the large flag to fly atop a 70-foot-flag pole, Perkins restaurants first began flying large flags during the Vietnam War.
“It was and continues to be a patriotic gesture,” the application explains.
Gardner ordinance sets a maximum size for flags and a maximum flag pole height. Perkins seeks a variance from both.
The restaurant chain has large flags at most of its restaurants, though other cities have requested slight variances. For example, a Des Moines restaurant requires a short flag pole because of its proximity to an airfield.
The BZA, which meets only when necessary, will consider the issue at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 at city hall.


  1. Jerry L Kellogg Sr says:

    Due to a scheduling conflict at City Hall, the Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at the Gardner Senior Citizens Building at 128 East Park Street, Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6:30pm.

  2. Jerry L Kellogg Sr says:

    CANCELLATION of the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting on December 3, 2013 due to the lack of quorum was announced today by Kimberly D. LeRoy, Gardner City Clerk, All items on the December Agenda will be heard at the January 7, 2014 meeting.

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