The Fight Continues!
The Frederick County Board of County Commissioners refused to listen to citizens at the June 25 public hearing and voted to disband the Board of Trustees and sell Citizens and Montevue. In response, we've initiated a legal battle to stop the sale. Here's what we're doing:
— Filed appeal on the sub-division of the Montevue property. Click here to read the appeal .
— Won a delay from the Maryland Board of Public Works on any decision to allow or not allow the sale to go forward! Click here for a review of the issues from the League of Women Voters.
— Filed a complaint that addresses the proposed sale, the dissolution of the Board of Trustees, the disregard of the restrictive property covenant, and the questionable agreements by the BOCC. Read the full complaint: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.
We need you to Join Us!
Please help us speak up for the indigent elderly who cannot speak for themselves! We're up against the county attorney's office with a million dollar budget, multiple lawyers, and endless ways to slow the flow of public information.
Every dollar you give will be matched by past Citizens/Montevue trustees, so please give generously. Your gift of $25 becomes $50; $100 becomes $200; $1,000 becomes $2,000. We've set a goal of $50,000.
There are two ways to give:
1) Click here to donate via PayPal.
2) Write a check payable to Help Us Save Montevue.
You can mail it to: Help Us Save Montevue, P.O. Box 3625, Frederick MD 21705-3625 or drop it off at any branch of Frederick County Bank. (The main office is at 30 West Patrick Street, in downtown Frederick.)
Follow the Money
Click here to view the latest video about what the County Commissioners are really doing.
Senior Demographics in Frederick County.
Click here to see the facts related to Medical & Housing Service Options for Frederick County's Neediest Seniors.
Recently published letters to the editor:
— State board votes to delay approval of Citizens, Montevue sale
— Citizens and Montevue's $200,000 sticking point
— Lawsuit attempts to block Citizens, Montevue sale
— Violating the Open Meetings Act is no laughing matter
— Frederick County decides to sell Citizens and Montevue
— Let voters decide
— State board postpones decision on Frederick County nursing home sale
— County to consider abolishing Citizens, Montevue trustees board
— Citizens-Montevue: Questions still to be answered
— Subdivision at Citizens, Montevue appealed
— Citizens-Montevue chairwoman responds
— Smith's argument uses faulty logic
— Numbers game a weak argument
— 'Tough decisions' needed on Citizens and Montevue
— Montevue care model is outdated and unfair
— Delay the sale of Citizens & Montevue
— Trustees: Montevue, Citizens need more time
— Citizens/Montevue: Then and now
— Untold health risks of privatizing Citizens-Montevue
— Democrats object to care-home privatization
— Young on Citizens and Montevue
— Proud of caring for seniors
— A 185-year-old Montevue covenant could haunt commissioners
— Postpone planned privatization of Citizens and Montevue
— New county exec should support Citizens, Montevue
— Torn on the future of Citizens and Montevue
Want more information?
For more historical information, pick up the booklet Heroic Work: The Story of Montevue Yesterday and Today at the Community Foundation of Frederick County or at Citizens Care & Rehabilitation Center.