From Harford County government:
County Executive David R. Craig, joined by Mayor Wayne Dougherty of the City of Havre de Grace and Peter Panos, Administrator of Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center, signed an agreement formally transferring the Citizens Care facility from the City of Havre de Grace to Harford County Government. The ownership of the property had been an issue of concern and some confusion between the parties for several years.
The City of Havre de Grace has executed a deed transferring their purported interest in the land the facility sits on and the structure itself to Harford County. The county subsequently deeded to the City of Havre de Grace a small portion of the property which will be used as a parking lot and small park for the residents of Citizens Care and their visitors.
The matter of the proper title to Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center became an issue when the facility pursued funding to complete renovations and upgrades to the property. Since the land transfer has been finalized, Citizens Care can now move forward to complete the renovations.
Among the parties working closely to bring the matter to a successful closure where the Harford County Department of Law, Peter Panos, Administrator of Citizens Care, Mayor Dougherty, City Councilman Randolph Craig, Harford County Councilwoman Mary Ann Lisanti and Havre de Grace City Attorney Paul Ishak.
Commenting on the completion of the land transfer, County Executive David R. Craig stated, “The transfer of land and the Citizen Care and Rehabilitation Center from the City of Havre de Grace to Harford County Government, now enables Citizens Care to move forward with their plans to begin improvements to the facility. This is significant step in maintaining a strong presence of Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center in the City of Havre de Grace for many years to come.”