After much discussion at a prior assembly meeting on July 21, the assembly unanimously voted to make the municipality’s slogan “Gateway to the Klondike” during the meeting on Aug. 4.
Resolution 16-23R proposed to make the phrase the official motto of the municipality, but Assemblyman Steve Burnham Jr. objected to the wording of the document.
“This resolution notes that ‘Gateway to the Klondike’ is a motto,” Burnham Jr. said. “I just wanted to bring up the definition of motto, which is ‘a short sentence or phrase that expresses a rule guiding the behavior of a particular person or group’.”
Burnham Jr. offered an example of the Boy Scout motto, which is “Be Prepared.”
“I think that it could be that ‘Gateway to the Klondike,’ is more like a slogan, which the definition is ‘a word or a phrase that is easy to remember and is used by a group or business to attract attention’, so I just thought I’d throw that out there,” Burham Jr. said.
“I think our motto is a good slogan,” Assemblyman Dan Henry said.
The assembly moved to change the language of the resolution from motto to slogan to better reflect the definitions of the word.
Burnham Jr. additionally proposed the resolution to include language that requires this slogan to be used in all advertising for the municipality