The flags are always flying, with the ropes tied off on a cleat high on the pole and out of reach to anyone without a ladder or a truck bed — or the ability to shinny up a pole, Mr. Nagengast said. The ropes were found untied and dangling.
The flags tatter over time and are replaced according to a protocol, Mr. Nagengast said. The two that were stolen had been replaced recently at a cost of about $86.
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