Thursday, January 24, 2013
"This ordinance puts into law what the county has been doing by policy for years." -- Commissioner Robin Frazier
The board of Carroll County commissioners unanimously voted in open session Thursday to pass the English language ordinance. Commissioner Doug Howard said that although he would not have chosen to bring this ordinance forward, that he was voting in favor of the ordinance because essentially county government is already conducting its business in English anyway. "It would be silly to suggest that what is being proposed is not already policy," Howard said. Commissioner Haven Shoemaker, who proposed the ordinance in September, said that the ordinance is a "no brainer". "There’s nothing unusual, despite the characterizations, there’s nothing radical about having English designated as our official language," Shoemaker said. "Thirty-one states …
According to their weekly agenda, the board of County commissioners could vote today on the controversial ordinance.
In their open session today beginning at 1:30 p.m., the board of Carroll County commissioners will discuss and likely vote on the proposed English language ordinance. In late September, Commissioner Haven Shoemaker proposed making English the official language of Carroll County government. A public hearing was held in December so citizens could offer feedback on the proposed ordinance. Shoemaker said "this isn't a radical motion", noting that two other Maryland counties have passed similar legislation. Related Articles:
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Find out what your Carroll County commissioners are working on this week.
This weekly notice and agenda is subject to change. Please call 410-386-2043 to confirm a meeting you plan to attend. All meetings, unless otherwise noted, will be held at the Carroll County Office Building room 311. All or part of a meeting may be conducted in closed session. Monday, Jan. 21 County Offices Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1:30 p.m. Business Development Meeting with Commissioner Frazier Tuesday, Jan. 22 9 a.m. Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting, County Office Building room 003 Commissioner Rothschild 9 a.m. Business Roundtable in conjunction with Manchester Area Merchants Association and Carroll County Bureau of Purchasing, Manchester, Commissioner Frazier 2 p.m. Veterans Advisory Meeting, Commissioner …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Residents speak their mind on a controversial ordinance in Carroll County.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The board of Carroll County commissioners will hear community comments on the proposed English Language Ordinance.
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.…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Originally scheduled for Oct. 30, Hurricane Sandy forced commissioners to reschedule the public hearing for the proposed English Language Ordinance.
The Board of Carroll County commissioners will hear public comments on the proposed English language ordinance in the county office building on Dec. 11. The public hearing will take place in room 003 of the county office building on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. In late September, Commissioner Haven Shoemaker presented the proposed ordinance to his fellow 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. Based on public input during the hearing, the commissioners may amend the proposed ordinance without any further public hearings. The proposed ordinance may be reviewed and copies obtained at the Office of the County Clerk…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The controversial proposed ordinance will be up for public discussion at the end of the month.
The County Commissioners of Carroll County will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at the New Windsor Community Center, Community Meeting Room, 1100 Green Valley Road in New Windsor to hear public comments on the proposed Ordinance designating English as the official language of Carroll County. Copies of the proposed resolution are available on the County’s website (ccgovernment.carr.org). Also See: