The city of Frederick has a new chief of police, a new person to head the new Division of Housing and Human services and a proposed new equity program administrator position.

People, positions, payroll and pensions. I would like to hear about projects and vision. Economic development, parks and recreation. Parks and recreation is always on the back burner and may be the most important department when it come to physical and mental heath. The city of Frederick has land with Hargett Farm. Now, what is needed is the guts and the vision.

I am talking about an 8-to-10 indoor basketball court, indoor track, aquatics center surrounded by four to six turf fields for all of the outdoor sports and much more.

Now, you are talking about physical heath, mental heath, sportsmanship, team building and powerful economic development with statewide tournaments. We have a golf course and a cultural arts center. Can the kids and active adults get something that is year-round that benefits all ages, races and genders? Plan, budget as the vision, and investment will pay major dividends for future generations.

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Travis Bickle

Why does this newspaper continue to offer this guy a forum?

Does he own stock in the paper?

Or did he happen to see the publisher at the same motel where he was arrested?

public-redux

I wonder if he believes anyone cares what he thinks.

Nice to know I was spot with my comment....,I mean why else would you disappear it and leave the prostitution post up?

FrederickFan

The "prostitution" post simply refers to an article from this very same newspaper, regarding a matter of well known legal record. (In addition to the "Black Book scandal, also reported by the FNP.).

Not sure what was in your post that led to it's disappearance.

I am very well aware of Blaine Young’s Black Book past, though it’s odd how two very different words, shill, prostitute elect two very different responses from the reading audience and mods?

Dwasserba

“Can the kids and active adults get something that is year-round that benefits all ages, races and genders?” Um, food and housing for all. How’s that.

mrnatural1

C'mon Dwasserba, everyone knows the first priority is FOOTBALL! [wink]

shiftless88

This is pretty rich coming from someone who is apparently not well acquainted with physical fitness. Just go away, Blaine. Please.

Hayduke2

Oh please, here is Blaine again pandering and trying to appeal to voters as a reasonable, thinking leader. His past performance was anything but and he had a total disregard for those citizens who tried to raise concerns about his one-sided, heavy handed leadership. Do not trust a word he says.

dtwigg

He makes a good point about parks but I can remember when he was a county commissioner and he cut all funding for county parks.

threecents

Yah, as I recall he was against the government providing just about any services to individuals, but all about taking away any impediments to builders and businesses doing whatever they wanted. The county was outraged with both his personal and professional behavior, and that was before he was arrested on prostitution charges.

FrederickFan

When Blaine Young was President of the Frederick County Board of Commissioners he stopped all spending on new Parks. For four long years he earmarked absolutely nothing for new parks for all those wonderful benefits he describes above. We only need "... guts and the vision." Apparently the "guts and the vison" were difficult to come by, back in the day when he was in charge.

There are so many reasons why the voters of Frederick County threw Blaine Young out of office, when he badly lost the election to Jan Gardner to become Frederick County's first County Executive (under Charter Government). But thanks to this LTE today, we are reminded of yet a few more - he is a narcissistic hypocrite, who will say anything to anyone anytime if he thinks he can fool them into liking him.

No, you can't trust Blaine Young when it comes to Parks and Recreation. But if the topic had something to do with where to put a new brothel, or how to legalize prostitution in Frederick County, well there you have someone with some experience, who knows a thing or two. (8/24/16 FNP "Former Frederick County Commissioner Found Guilty in Prostitution Case")

Awteam2021

What’s “physical heath, mental heath”?

gabrielshorn2013

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Dwasserba

heath noun

\ ˈhēth \

Definition of heath (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a tract of wasteland

b : an extensive area of rather level open uncultivated land usually with poor coarse soil, inferior drainage, and a surface rich in peat or peaty humus

2a : any of a family (Ericaceae, the heath family) of shrubby dicotyledonous and often evergreen plants that thrive on open barren usually acid and ill-drained soil

especially : an evergreen subshrub of either of two genera (Erica and Calluna) with whorls of needlelike leaves and clusters of small flowers

b : any of various plants that resemble true heaths

gabrielshorn2013

And I guess a mental heath is just imagining it? [innocent]

fjulia

All of a sudden you care about these things. Where was this view when you were on the BOCC or running for County Executive. Oh wait, this is another of your attempts for free advertising as you attempt to run for mayor. When will the FNP start charging you for these political ads!

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