The board of Carroll County Commissioners voted in September to hold a public hearing for a proposed ordinance that would make English the official language of Carroll County government.
The comissioners voted 4-0 to move the ordinance to a public hearing. Commissioner Robin Bartlett-Frazier was not present at the meeting.
Commissioner Haven Shoemaker presented the proposed ordinance to commissioners, saying that "this isn't a radical motion."
According to Shoemaker, 31 states and two Maryland counties (Frederick and Queen Anne's) have passed similar legislation.
The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the County Office Building at 7 p.m.
Copies of the proposed resolution are available on the County’s website (ccgovernment.carr.org).
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