Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living

Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living on Rosemont Avenue.

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner said attorneys continue working on an agreement returning two long-term care facilities to county control, and it will take more time before details can be announced.

On Oct. 9, Gardner announced an “agreement in principle” with Aurora Holdings VII, the private company contracted to run the Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living by the former Board of County Commissioners. She hoped to release details of the agreement within a month, but that timeline was perhaps too short, Gardner said Monday.

“I think 30 days might have been a little aggressive or optimistic on our part,” she said. “We don't have everything finalized yet.”

Two cases in state court have been stayed, and attorneys said they believed all paperwork could be completed by Feb. 1.

A case in U.S. District Court in Baltimore filed by Aurora to stop Gardner from exerting eminent domain to retain rights to the centers was dismissed, but it could be reopened if the settlement agreement fails.

— Danielle E. Gaines

Follow Danielle E. Gaines on Twitter: @danielleegaines​.

Danielle E. Gaines covers politics and government in Frederick County, splitting her time between Winchester Hall and The State House. Having grown up in Illinois, she lived in New York and California before settling in Maryland.

(9) comments

swankytom

in "principle", not "principal".

quemzeee2

As I have been told. Frederick was a racialy divided city. The Monetevue building across the street from the current Montevue, and next to 9-11 building was part of the donated property that allowed blacks and poor whites in for medical assistance. There was no other facility other than that for many years here in Frederick county. To this very day. There are persons who still live here who were birthed at that same facility. Part of the intent of the family donating this property was to combat the enormous amount of poverty that Frederick County had. To this very day, the Potters field stands as a symbal of such poverty and is protected as a burial site for nameless persons, We also had other land marks in this city such as the burial site that was paved over as a playground on Chapel ally and laboring sons way [ i will leave it to you to figure out why it was called laboring sons] .
Frederick county had a substantial amount of socio economic problems which were not addressed untill the last 50 60 years.

MAVRICKinc7

"Frederick WAS a racially divided city?" It still is and has been for decades of FAMILY traditions, values, and maligned interpretations by anyone you care to converce with in the Frederick REGION, up to and including NOW. It's naive to believe that 50-60 years ago, Frederick was any different than they are to this very day?

How many blacks or people of color have YOU found in our ALL WHITE GOVERNMENT ranks that remotely represents progress from White Supremacy to a level playing field, that remains as divided racially and tilted as it is NOW or ever has been?

In the last 50-60 years Frederick has become nothing more than a FOREGONE CONCLUSION and remains so by any measure you care to use and LYING by OMMISSION. Frederick and Frederick County remain as bigoted, prejudicial, and segregated as it has ever been. Add to that, government corruption, in our recent past, and measure that against what has been accomplished over the last 50-60 years and you'll see NOTHING has changed in Frederick or Frederick County. To say otherwise or lure US to believe otherwise, all is well, or even better than it was 50 to 60 years ago is an outright LIE to yourself and our reading audience.

By what standards of measurement would you COMPARE Baltimore City and Frederick and County from one another? On a scale of 1-10 how is either rated LESS RACIALLY DIVIDED than they were 50-60 years ago?

I'm going for ZERO but have to accept one (1) as the most PROBABLE conclusion, we haven't change race relations in over 300 years.

Even the Connecticut YALE, Ivy Leage campus student population are now taking note of racial history and the LIES we've been telling ourselves for decades and generations of white supremacy. You don't even have to tune into the O'Reilly factor, claiming its NO SPIN ZONE, to know the difference between decades of spin, like your own, and what gets published and broadcast to a Nation and downtown Frederick and Frederick County on a daily basis.

Language and word MANIPULATION always leads back to the FACT, that we are as racially divided as we have ever been, no matter how much WHITE WASH you throw at the subject of race relations. If it were otherwise, why are we NOW confronted with history's of EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATIONS, the 13th and 14th Amendmant to our Constitution, and a 1965 Civil Rights Bill that continues to be ignored to this very day. Otherwise, why is the "Black Lives Matter" agenda moving forward in so many other REGIONS in the Nation, except for the likes of Frederick and Frederick County that pays only lipservice to race relations, when there are NONE. You, who ever you are, appear comfortable with the LIE and all it's component parts and distortions that remain the FOUNDATION of the LIE we are and have been telling ourselves for centuries. What do you think about when WWII or the Iraqi/ Afganistan invasion come to mind that will continue on for another 1000 years of LIES and all we have to show for it, is the loss of thousands of lives, black, white or any other colors in the rainbow you care to mention.

Didn't Hitler have the same propagandist in his service when he LIED to a NATION, along the same lines the Bush/Cheney USED to invade IRAQ, Afganistan and Vietnam just to recall a FEW. Aren't you as much a repeat performance of the same kind of LIE when it comes to racial relationships in Frederick and Frederick County? What part of the "ULTIMATE SOLUTION" didn't you get?

montetahoe350

I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SHOULD NOT HAVE SOLD OUT THE TWO CENTERS. THE PERSON WHO LEFT THE LAND WANTED THE CITIZENS OF FREDERICK TO HAVE A PLACE TO GO IN THEIR OLDER YEARS THAT WOULD NOT COST SO MUCH SINCE THEY WOULD BE ON A FIXED INCOME. THESE CITIZENS GAVE TO FREDERICK THROUGH OUT THEIR LIVES AND HOPEFULLY THE CITY/COUNTY WOULD GIVE BACK TO THEM.

DickD

As long as it gets resolved favorably, we can wait.

KellyAlzan

Speak for yourself. I'm getting old and need a nursing home....

DeDeuceCoupe32

Is an appearance on SNL on your bucket list too?

Nicki

I agree, Dick.

MAVRICKinc7

WE'VE been WAITING this long for decades. So, what's another year in the making and WATCHING and witnessing CORRUPTION continue to flourish as it has for generations, through slight of hand, legaleze and the lies we continue to tell on a daily basis? From which side of the fence do you account for a notion that "as long as it gets RESOLVED FAVORABLY...for who?

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