BOTHELL, Wash. — Snohomish County code-enforcement officers say they have a problem with a 90-foot flagpole at a Bothell church.
The county is threatening the Park Ridge Community Church with a $1,500 fine if the church doesn't get a permit.
The 90-foot tall wooden pole was erected about 10 years ago as a temporary cell-phone tower. The pastor, Brad Sebranke, says when the phone company no longer needed the pole, the church asked that it be left as a flagpole.
The church put a cross on top and has a lighted star on top in the Christmas season.
The Daily Herald of Everett reports that the church is appealing the fine. A county hearing examiner is scheduled to consider the case Jan. 4.