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.