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GILCREST, Colo. (AP) – A Gilcrest Town Board member is objecting to printing code enforcement warnings in Spanish because he believes Latinos should learn to speak English.

Robert Gandelman says it would cost more money to issue code enforcement warnings in Spanish. The town board wants to give residents more time to chop down dead trees because of safety issues.

According to the Greeley Tribune, Gandelman said if Latinos can’t speak English, they should pay to have government documents translated.

Gilcrest Mayor Menda Warne objected and said 53 percent of the town’s citizens are Latino.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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