Yukon car dealer plans 60-foot flagpole

Seeks city code variance to allow American Flag to fly high on Garth Brooks Boulevard

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By Conrad Dudderar

Senior Staff Writer

A Yukon car dealer is seeking City of Yukon approval to install a 60-foot flagpole to display the American Flag.

The Yukon Board of Adjustments will meet to consider a city code variance request that would allow the tall flagpole at Joe Cooper Ford, 1780 Garth Brooks Blvd.

The board will convene at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5 at the Centennial Building, 12 S 5th.

Members will consider a request from project coordinator Marty Zimms of Vital Signs for a height variance to allow the 60-foot U.S. flag and flagpole.

“The property owner (Joe Cooper Ford of Yukon) is proposing to add a flagpole for the purpose of displaying the American Flag with the intended height of 60 feet for maximum visual effectiveness,” Zimms wrote in a Sept. 9th letter to the Board of Adjustments.

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Under City of Yukon ordinance, no building or structure in any commercial district can be taller than 35 feet – except with Board of Adjustments’ approval.

The proposed flagpole on the Joe Cooper Ford property, in Yukon Parkway West Phase IV, exceeds the height requirement by 25 feet.

The applicant plans to remove an existing pylon sign at the northeast corner of the lot and install a flagpole just to the southwest of the sign location, according to the application.

“Given the precedent in size of the existing pylon, which is in excess of the proposed height of the flagpole and the proposed placement, we feel the approval of this variance will not pose a detrimental impact to adjacent properties, improvements or property values, substantially increase traffic or congestions to the public street infrastructure or increase the danger of fire or endanger the public safety and welfare,” Zimms told board members in his letter.

Monday’s Yukon Board of Adjustments’ meeting will be available via Zoom teleconference.

Board members are: Chairman Joe Horn, Vice-Chairman Sherry Huston, Buddy Carpenter, Mike McKee, and Rhonda Dennis.