Public hearing set for English ordinance

CARROLL COUNTY, Md. (WMAR) - A public hearing has been set for a Carroll County ordinance that would make English the official language of the county.

Commissioner Shoemaker proposed the ordinance in September, and it passed through the board with a vote of 4-0. Now that ordinance will be up for public hearing.

Under the proposed ordinance, official actions and views coming from Carroll County would be in English, however, county employees would still be able to communicate in any language for unofficial business.

If it passes, Carroll would join Frederick and Queen Anne's Counties to enact this type of legislation.

The public has been invited to speak out on the proposed ordinance on October 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Windsor Community Building, in the Community Meeting Room at 1100 Green Valley Road in New Windsor.

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