CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The borough of Chambersburg has existed for more than two centuries without a flag and Councilman Heath Talhelm observed on Monday that it can probably get by without one for another month or two.
Designs for a borough standard have been run up a metaphorical flag pole in recent weeks, but nothing that all members of the council can agree to salute - or come to a vote on.
"We're a deliberative body," Council President William McLaughlin said after Monday's meeting.
Talhelm said he prefers a design similar to the one first shown to the council several weeks ago, the Memorial Square fountain inside the Pennsylvania Keystone on a blue field with red and white stripes across the top and bottom.
"I don't like that fountain," said Councilman Robert Wareham. "It doesn't look like the fountain."
Councilman Tom Newcomer reviewed some ideas for the design, which some council members said they would prefer to feature the cupola and clock tower of the Borough Hall. The cupola is motif featured on borough letterhead, vehicles and its Web site, but is more a logo than official symbol.