Despite the ruling, Commissioner President Blaine Young says this will have no impact on the sale.
County Commissioner President Blaine Young made an appearance Wednesday before the State Board of Public Works in Annapolis concerning the pending sale of the Citizens and Monteview health facilities. The visit was necessary because prior administrations had used state grants to finance the construction of a new building. On June 26th, four of five commissioners voted to approve the sale of the facilities to Aurora Health management. Concerns by some members of the public have resulted in potential delays of the sale date.
Young says the settlement of the facilities is moving along. In fact, "Aurora has been managing both facilities since August 1st. There should be no impact on the sale of the buildings as a result of the State's position."
Young feels there have been numerous untruths spread by opponents to the sale concerning the fate of those currently living in the facility. According to Young, "No residents currently living in these facilities will have to move out. This was part of out sales agreement."
The projected sale closing is for around the 1st of the New Year.