ARIZONA – Avondale HOA thwarts Boy Scout’s American flag project
Kyle Tucker just wants to plant a flagpole at his Avondale high school on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout. Instead, he’s getting a lesson in bureaucracy. Tucker, 16, belongs to Litchfield Park’s Boy Scout Troop 90. He said the idea for the flagpole at his charter high school, the Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center, came from the school’s receptionist. He is doing the project as one of the requirements to advance to Eagle Scout.
The Avondale teen obtained the necessary city permits. He raised $400 in cash donations. The American Legion Post 61 in Avondale donated the flag. Tempe-based Adolfson & Peterson Construction and its subcontractors agreed to supply the pole, concrete and labor.
Before work could begin, Tucker needed approval from the Coronado Professional Condominium Association, which sets rules for the commercial complex on Dysart and Osborn roads where the school and four businesses are located. Read more: