The state has declined to accept the $200,000 grant repayment offered by Frederick County commissioners as part of their efforts to sell a public nursing home and assisted living center.

Commissioners President Blaine Young said he learned today that the state had returned the check sent by the county earlier this month.

"I thought they would do that," Young said of state officials. "They're making politics over it."

Young said the county will work toward finalizing the sales of Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living even though the state hasn't accepted the grant repayment.

Because of the state grant aid for Citizens and Montevue, the proposed privatization of the facilities has come under review by the Maryland Board of Public Works. The public works board has delayed their decision on the sale, and county commissioners tried to end the state's involvement in the matter by repaying the grant money.

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MCEDDE21

Let's end the myth of Blaine's "majority"... He got 12.77% of the vote in a ten-way race and, don't forget, every voter got FIVE VOTES... All told, Young and his slate got 47.01% of the vote. FOUR PEOPLE COMBINED COULDN'T EVEN GET A MAJORITY.

I sincerely hope that we don't have to discuss this "majority" nonsense again. See the election results for 2010: http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.elections.state.md.us/elections/2010/results/General/CountyResults_county_11_local_1.html&sa=U&ei=KAasT9LKD8qTtwfY4KAZ&ved=0CAgQFjAC&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNHi_z5JtY02rCUo6msjwp7qnRj5wA

stevem90999

I'm glad Blaine has put the state to task. It's about time that someone showed O'Malley and his gang of thugs in Annapolis they can't just do whatever they want.
Not without a good fight, that is. Make O'Malley and his thugs EARN their pay for once. LOL Win or lose I'm glad Blaine did this.

KellyAlzan

You are very wrong in your comment.

The county entered into a written agreement with the state. The FNP posted this agreement a couple weeks ago,

The agreement clearly stated the process and the partiiculars.

So, Ba'Lane is not putting the State "to task". The state is living up to it's end of the bargin. Ba'Lane is the one trying to side step around the agreement.

stevem90999

Your protests are music to my ears. lol [beam]

MCEDDE21

Steve: Did you read BPW Secretary McDonald's letter accompanying the returned check? Frederick County entered into a binding contract with the state to secure funding for construction of Montevue/Citizens. The County acceded to the state's authority; viz., to approve or disapprove any transfer or disposition of the property.

When Save Montevue filed two complaints in Circuit Court to stop the sale, the matter instantly came under the court's jurisdiction. The Board of Public Works acted properly in deferring to the court. That's how our legal system works.

This matter is now, literally out of Commissioner Young's hands as well as the state's. I'm not a lawyer or a judge, but it would appear that Young is transgressing both the court's authority and that of the state. Win or lose, you're with Blaine, you say? Wanna bet?

stevem90999

"Win or lose I'm glad Blaine did this." Which part says I'm "with" Blaine?? I'm just glad he did it. As quoted.

KellyAlzan

Ba'Lane Young is the most hated man in Frederick County because he is ruining Frederick County. An epic disgrace.

chesapeakecountry

Speak for yourself. A majority voted him in office.

KellyAlzan

you are correct.

and now - the majority is very dissatisfied with "him", and regret voting for "him".

People marry. then after a few years they regret getting married.

Newthinking7

Perhaps the amount of people now number a majority that want to keep the institution now have reached the state level.
I would not give much faith in the four of them any longer. It apears they felt they did not need to do what the citizens wanted.
My guess is also the new owners want out now. What a mess. what a mess.

playgirlangel

Blaine you think you rule it all but you are oh so wrong. Just remember you will be old one day. You will be fought to the end Frederick county needs these homes.

backroomfrederick

"and county commissioners tried to end the state's involvement in the matter by repaying the grant money"

And Frederick County will look forward to ending this BoCC's involvement in our community by voting them the ---- out.

j_roc101

In the immortal words of Nelson Muntz, "HA ha!"

louie

The BOCC is itching for a law suit.

NASCARLOVER

Oh those pesky little procedural matters that must be adhered to by the BOCC, it's obviously politics...[wink][thumbup]

steven09

The plot thickens.

fredneckian

THEY'RE making politics out of it. I about broke a rib laughing at that one.

dbjanda1

Blaine forgot he's not dealing with teenage basketball referees...Take it like a man, Blaine, they don't want your stinking money...Me

fourstoogesandthatotherguy_the

If the sale doesn't close, Aurora won't be able to make all of their kickback to you and the other Stooges, isn't that right Moe?

FreddyFred

"I thought they would do that," Young said of state officials. "They're making politics over it." So, you sell a facility that you are not able to because of the strings that came with a state grant, then pull a really stupid stunt like offering up a $200,000 check that was never voted on by the board, then blame the state for "making politics over it". Honestly... if Profane Blaine's entire political career wasn't a cry for help this would be amusing. Instead it's all just sad. How much more negative drama can this megalomaniac bring upon the good people of Frederick County?

business

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louie

So true.

Crustybachelor

Ha ha. Blaine says that THEY are playing politics over it ! Blaine is playing politics. They are doing politics. He got it handed to him.

frederickinsider

Ok ok I'll take it

president8444

Oh really, more taxes to keep the wefare nursing home for us.Dems again.

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darththevader

SS and Medicare are deducted out of everybody's paycheck. How does that equate to government owned assisted living?

watson4sherlock

Government is in the business of providing services to the people; you know, of the people, by the people, and for the people. That's why they build and maintain roads for the use of the few paid for by the many.

watson4sherlock

When are you going to wake up to the reality this wasn't going to save you any tax money. The plan was to take the money and use it to provide community based services to seniors and some kind of reverse mortgage scheme to take their homes.

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