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.