Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, February 6, 2020 the County Commissioners of Carroll County adopted Ordinance Nos. 2020-01 and 2020-02 after receiving comments at a public hearing held on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Both ordinances amend Chapter 35, Personnel; Pensions and Retirement, §§ 35.30, 35.31 (Carroll County Pension Plan), and §§35.60 and 35.61 (Carroll County Certified Law Officers Pension Plan) as follows: 1) increase the benefit for catastrophic line of duty disability for Certified Law Officers from 30% to 45%, and for Correctional Officers from 0% to 45%; 2) establish a benefit for non-catastrophic line of duty disability for Certified Law Officers from 0% to 35%, and for Correctional Officers from 0% to 35%; and 3) any future percentage increase of Average Compensation would apply prospectively to the retiree receiving line-of-duty disability benefits, as of the effective date of the amendment. Ordinance Nos. 2020-01 and 2020-02 become effective on April 1, 2020.
Copies of the Ordinances are available upon request in the main lobby of the County Office Building, 225 North Center Street, Westminster, Maryland, 21157, during normal business hours Monday through Friday, holidays excepted. The ordinance will also be available on the County website [carrollcountymd.gov].