Frederick County will fight in court to subdivide the site of two county-owned care centers that officials are seeking to sell.

Commissioners today voted unanimously in closed session to appeal a city board's recent decision reversing the subdivision at Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living. Commissioner David Gray was absent for the vote.

A subdivision at the site would allow the county to move forward with its plans to sell Citizens and Montevue to a for-profit company. Because the facilities are within city limits, the county's request to split the land came before the city Planning Commission, which sanctioned the subdivision. However, the city's Zoning Board of Appeals in late November reversed the subdivision approval.

County commissioners voted in June to privatize Citizens and Montevue, but the sale has not been finalized.

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Its all about the MONEY folks


So the County is going to sue the City in court which could take years, when all they have to do is reapply with the Planning Commission and correct the original errors; taking a few more months at most. Oh, this is brilliant. Throw away more taxpayers' money on Blaine's quest for macho. I can see why this meeting of the "minds" was in secret.


A narcissist cannot stand to lose. Blaine's ego won't allow him to let it go.


Doesn't matter. If the judge agrees with the city's decision, Ba'Lane will just write a 30 yr lease to Aurora for $1 / year.


Well why doesn't Blaine just do the lease now and forget spending more county money on legal fees.




What a waste; more money for legal fees. Just transfer the whole parcel and everything on it to Aurora. It will be worth it to get the nursing care centers off the county dole. Who cares if it takes 99 years to get back the value in savings on the budget.

Either the family of the previous owner can rescind the sale or the county can take it under eminent domain once this BOCC is off the county dole.


i think this is one time the county drop all procedings and move on. they should have never gotten into the nursing home business. now they should just live with it.


Pity the judge that gets this one.


Another closed session and one without David Gray. Also more of the tax payers money being used. The 2014 elections can't get here kick enough for me to ge rid of these bozos




words cannot convey the satisfaction i will obtain from voting for their opponents, just as i did in 2010.

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