The board of trustees for Frederick County's nursing and assisted living centers plans to ask for legal advice from Maryland's attorney general after county commissioners proposed abolishing the board and selling the two facilities to a private company.

The board for the Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living has opposed the proposal and approved a motion during a meeting Monday to send a letter to Attorney General Doug Gansler to seek legal action against the county.

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darththevader

It's hard to support or oppose a plan without knowing what the plan is. What are the details of the purchase offer and what is the trustee's competing plan?

watson4sherlock

That the county retain ownership of Citizen's Nursing Home and Montevue Assistive Living Center just as it has for many many years and provide it as a service to We the people. The expansion was built expecting the county would continue providing the service not expecting public dollars would be converted to private use.

darththevader

Ummm...what does We the people have to do anything? If it's sold the public dollars aren't being used anymore.

So what you are saying is you have no idea what either plan is

watson4sherlock

We the people as in a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. The constituents, the tax payers, and the beneficiaries.

The county will retain ownership of the nursing home and assistive living facilities. The nursing home will not be sold to a private owner and the assistive living facility will not be closed now or in four years. It's very clear to me what the people want.

armillary

It takes a village to raise up a child
they're unruly and frequently wild
but with all of his hate
county, city and state
aren't enough for our angry stepchild.

president8444

So Mr Gray .We tax payers own the building at what cost and lose money too at additional cost and you want to keep it at all costs.Just a tax money pit.Please resign now or pay up..

watson4sherlock

Do you understand how much the sale is costing the tax payers because the expansion was built expecting the service to continue? Do you understand the money will have to be put into t-bills to cover the outstanding bonds for years and years so the county can't spend it cover the costs that are currently due so they'll still have to use the treasury to cover these accrued costs? Do you understand that it is the business of government to provide services to the citizens and that the citizens want these services? Do your understand the Montevue Home which helps 60 seniors will be closed? Perhaps we should be charging tolls on roads to pay for the nursing care services.

darththevader

It is NOT the role of government to provide every single service just because there is such a service. No where else in the state is this happening and ot seems to be working just fine

watson4sherlock

That is not true is it. I found a staff document listing one other county in Maryland that operates a nursing home. When there are over 900 nursing homes in the country owned by the government why would the example of 22 counties even matter. With an aging population these beds are needed and the people want to keep this service available.

The expansion was built by the previous BOCC with the intent that the county would continue to operate this service for the people. What gives this BOCCs the right to convert this public money to private use?

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