Room policy changed to allow prayers
The commissioners brought religion back to the Carroll County Office Building when they approved a proposal by Frazier to change the county's meeting room policy that would allow her to hold Christian prayer meetings with county employees and guests.
County employees may use Room 007 on their own time, during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, excluding official county holidays. Reservations for use of the room will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the room use policy.
The meeting room may only be used by county employees and their invitees. Employees may use the meeting room on their own time but must reserve it at least 10 days in advance and no more than three months prior to the scheduled date of the proposed activity.
Shoemaker was the only one who opposed the change, saying that it was an "incredibly slippery slope."