FLEMINGTON — A request that officials here make English the official language has been rejected.
In response to a query from the Democrat, Mayor Erica Edwards replied, “No weight is being given to the request.”
Robert Shore, a borough resident, landlord and member of the Flemington Business Improvement District board made the request at Borough Council’s Feb. 25 meeting.
After a resident had suggested that an important borough announcement be made written in English and Spanish, Shore said to council, “I would like to see an ordinance from this body making English the official language of this town, and that all notices from here on forward will be in English as it is the language of this country.
“By doing so, you will save this town money because you won’t have to print in Polish or German or Spanish or Hebrew or anything else. So I think we should just head that expense off right upfront and pass an ordinance on that matter.”
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