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The Flag

The village of Beverly Hills, Michigan, has informed me that it does have a flag but is unable to send me an image of it. However, they did provide information from the village meeting minutes:

Portion of Village Council meeting minutes of May 4, 1998.
Mooney stated that at Michigan Municipal League Annual Conventions there is a presentation of each municipality with its flag. It has come to his attention that Beverly Hills does not have a flag. He proposes that Council conduct a competition for the design of a Beverly Hills flag. He would like the competition open to Beverly Hills students in grades 2 through 8 with entries submitted to a panel of judges.

Mooney would like the panel of three judges to be comprised of an artist who participates in the Art in the Hills event, the Village Manager or her designee, and Randy Munguia who is the historian for the Village of Beverly Hills. The panel would choose a first, second, and third prize winner and approximately ten honorable mentions. Each of the students who participate in the program would receive a ribbon of recognition. Mooney believes that the appropriate prizes would be a five hundred dollar savings bond for first prize, a two hundred dollar savings bond for second prize, and a one hundred dollar savings bond for third prize. There would be a minimal expenditure for publicizing the competition. Mooney suggested that this exercise would foster a sense of community and civic pride. He thinks that there will be good ideas generated through this contest. It is his proposal that the entries would be displayed in the Council chambers until the judging. He proposes a deadline of July 1 for entries with a winner to be announced at the second Council meeting in July. Patricia Greening who sponsors Art in the Hills in Beverly Park has indicated that she would allow the flag drawings to be exhibited at a booth at that event. It was the consensus of Council to go forward with this competition. There was discussion on whether there should be parameters designated for the contest such as including the name of the Village on the flag or using the Village seal or color. Mooney would like to see what the young people submit without too many restrictions. Council supported the need for creative excellence without adopting criteria.

Ryan mentioned that the Village Council will have to adopt the flag if it is to be the official flag of the Village of Beverly Hills.

RESOLVED by Mooney, supported by Worrell, that Council authorize a competition for the creation of a Village flag and open that competition to Beverly Hills students in grades 2-8 with the first prize being a five hundred dollar savings bond, second prize being a two hundred dollar savings bond, and third prize being a one hundred dollar savings bond; Council authorizes a budget of $600 for prizes and advertisement of the competition; the panel of three judges will be headed by Randy Munguia with the other two individuals being a member of Village administration and a Beverly Hills artist; Council authorizes administration to set forth the rules with Mooney and communicate them through the Villager Newsletter. Portion of Council meeting minutes of August 17, 1998

A contest held by the Council for the design of a Village flag was open to children through the age of 13 (grades 2-8) who live or go to school in Beverly Hills. Mooney stated that there were 93 entries which represented wonderful efforts on the part of the children. He directed everyone's attention to the drawings on the wall of the Council chambers where the winning designs and those that have received honorable mention were displayed. An actual flag patterned after the winning design was on exhibit.

The entrants who did not receive an honorable mention or one of the three prizes received a blue ribbon of excellence. Mooney read the names of the individuals whose designs received honorable mention: Carolyn Marsh (grade 4, Beverly School), Kate Rhodes (grade 8, Detroit Country Day School), Rene Orser (grade 5, Beverly School), Scott Francis (grade 8, DCDS), Rohan Shetty (grade 8, DCDS), Jacob Hurley (grade 7, DCDS), Doug Gilman (grade 8, DCDS), Patrick Su (grade 8, DCDS), Mike Rooney (grade 8, DCDS), Daniel Hundley (grade 6, DCDS). Mooney remarked that there were entrants from every school and the designs were impartially evaluated by the judges. Mooney introduced the judges, Joseph Grey and Randy Munguia, and called them forward to assist in the presentation of the flag contest winners.

Mooney awarded the third prize to second grader Ben Clark who attends Beverly School and presented him with a $100 savings bond. He commented that the contest winning flags will be exhibited at the art show in Beverly Park this Saturday. The second place winner William Meyrowitz from Detroit Country Day School stepped up and was awarded a $200 savings bond. Beth Wright from Martin Luther School designed an outstanding flag which was made into a banner on display behind the Council table. Council will consider adopting it as the new Village flag at its next Council meeting. Buterbaugh will carry this banner in the parade of flags at the Michigan Municipal League annual conference in September. Mooney introduced the winner of the flag contest Beth Wright and presented her with a $500 savings bond.
Ellen E Marshall
Assistant Manager/Clerk
Village of Beverly Hills
Valentin Poposki, 9 September 2010