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June 15, 2021: Nova Scotia is now in Phase 2 of the Provincial Reopening Safely Plan, and as such, the Municipal Administration Building and Queens Place Emera Centre will reopen.

  • Provincial indoor gathering limits will be observed, with signage posted advising how many people are permitted in the indoor locations
  • Social distancing of 2 metres, sanitizing hands upon entering the facility and wearing a non medical face mask is required

For those who wish to conduct Municipal business on the phone, please call 902-354-3455 or 902-354-3453, or contact Queens Place Emera Centre at 902-354-4422. During Phase 2, Council meetings will continue to be held virtually using Zoom.

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May 31, 2021:  In light of the recent announcement by the Province and Public Health regarding a phased reopening for Nova Scotia, the Municipal Administration building and Queens Place Emera Centre will remain closed to the public until Phase 2 begins.


Anyone that has been notified that they have permits or applications with any Municipal departments may contact the appropriate department to make arrangements to have them sent electronically or by mail.


All Municipal services will continue to be provided by email, phone and mail. Payment of bills can be made at a bank, online, by sending a cheque in the mail, credit card payments, or via telephone banking. For assistance, check our website https://www.regionofqueens.com/.../bill-payment-options or contact the Finance Department at 902-354-3453.


During the closure, service enquiries or questions may be made by online or by telephone. Staff emails and phone numbers are posted on our website: https://www.regionofqueens.com/staff-list ), or call the following Departments with enquiries:
• Economic Development, Recreation & Healthy Communities, and Finance
902-354-3453
• Engineering &Public Works, and Planning & Development Services
902-354-3455
• Queens Place Emera Centre
902-354-4422


The closure will not impact solid waste collection or the operation of Queens Solid Waste Management Facility.


To stay up to date about the current COVID-19 situation and restrictions in Nova Scotia, please check the Province of Nova Scotia’s website: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/.  Read the Reopening Safely Plan on the Provincial website here.

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Public Notice: Region of Queens Administration Building and Queens Place Emera Centre to Close to Public Until May 31, 2021

May 10, 2021: In line with the Provincial Health directives, Region of Queens Administration Building and Queens Place Emera Centre will remain closed until May 31, 2021.

Anyone that has been notified that they have permits or applications with any Municipal departments may contact the appropriate department to make arrangements to have them sent electronically or by mail.

All Municipal services will continue to be provided by email, phone and mail. Payment of bills can be made at a bank, online, by sending a cheque in the mail, credit card payments, or via telephone banking. For assistance, check our website https://www.regionofqueens.com/municipal-services/finance/bill-payment-optionsor contact the Finance Department at 902-354-3453.

During the closure, service enquiries or questions may be made by online or by telephone. Staff emails and phone numbers are posted on our website: https://www.regionofqueens.com/staff-list), or call the following Departments with enquiries:

  • Economic Development, Recreation & Healthy Communities, and Finance  902-354-3453
  • Engineering &Public Works, and Planning & Development Services  902-354-3455

The closure will not impact solid waste collection or the operation of Queens Solid Waste Management Facility.

To stay up to date about the current COVID-19 situation and restrictions in Nova Scotia, please check the Province of Nova Scotia’s website: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/.

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Public Notice: Region of Queens Administration Building and Queens Place Emera Centre to Close to Public For Two Weeks

April 28, 2021: Effective as of 4:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 28, 2021), the Administration Offices of Region of Queens Municipality will close to the public for a two week period, as per Provincial restrictions. Queens Place Emera Centre has closed to the public effective 8 a.m. April 28, 2021 for two weeks.

Anyone that has been notified that they have permits or applications with any Municipal departments may contact the appropriate department to make arrangements to have them sent electronically or by mail.

All Municipal services will continue to be provided by email, phone and mail. Payment of bills can be made at a bank, online, by sending a cheque in the mail, credit card payments, or via telephone banking. For assistance, check our website https://www.regionofqueens.com/municipal-services/finance/bill-payment-options or contact the Finance Department at 902-354-3453.

During the closure, service enquiries or questions may be made by online or by telephone. Staff emails and phone numbers are posted on our website: https://www.regionofqueens.com/staff-list ), or call the following Departments with enquiries:
• Economic Development, Recreation & Healthy Communities, and Finance
  902-354-3453

• Engineering &Public Works, and Planning & Development Services
  902-354-3455

• Queens Place Emera Centre
  902-354-4422

The closure will not impact solid waste collection or the operation of Queens Solid Waste Management Facility.

To stay up to date about the current COVID-19 situation and restrictions in Nova Scotia, please check the Province of Nova Scotia’s website: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/.

 

June 10, 2021:  Coastal flood risk and potential mitigation methods are the focus of a report prepared and presented by CBCL Limited in 2019 for Region of Queens Municipality. 

“Liverpool’s Coastal Flooding Mitigation Study was a thorough study of the risks and challenges present in Liverpool’s waterfront with regard to flooding, and includes historical data, as well as projections of changing tide levels and extreme weather.  Each of the four options in the flood mitigation report come with very large price tags without any guarantee of success.  Market Street, which turns into Bristol Avenue on the south side of Liverpool’s bridge, is the main artery in and out of Liverpool, and a crucial area to look at flood mitigation efforts, in the interest of public safety,” said Darlene Norman, Mayor of Region of Queens Municipality. 

The waterfront parking lot in Liverpool and the low lying Market Street and Water Street roadways are areas that have flooded for many years in times of extreme high tides and with storm surge, and is occurring with increasing frequency at higher elevations, adversely affecting some local businesses, the parking lot, and access to other areas of Liverpool.  CBCL Limited presented the report at a public Council meeting on November 12, 2019.  After further review and discussions with CBCL Limited, Council at that time felt that none of the four options were in the best interests of the Municipality and its downtown business core, with estimated costs ranging from $2,825,000 to $9,100,000 plus the costs of purchasing and demolishing several buildings.

At the June 8, 2021 regular Council meeting, a motion was approved to apply for Flood Risk Infrastructure Investment Program (FRIIP) funding to raise the roadway between the Liverpool bridge and Water Street along Market Street to an elevation closer to the bridge riding surface. This project, if completed, will require some design changes in the area to ensure the adjacent properties are able to maintain access as well as a new configuration with the sidewalk being below the street grade. This concept is seen in larger urban areas such as Halifax.  While this project will benefit motor vehicles using the roadway, there is not a flood protection benefit directly to existing commercial structures in that area.  If the FRIIP funding is approved for this $500,000 project, construction would begin in the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

The ‘CBCL Limited Liverpool Coastal Flooding Mitigation Study’ is posted online at https://www.regionofqueens.com/municipal-services/works.

May 27, 2021, Liverpool, NS: Nearing a quarter of a century of serving Nova Scotians from 6 branches on the South Shore, Belliveau Veinotte Inc., a member of the AC Group of Independent Accounting Firms across Atlantic Canada is the first tenant of the newly named Liverpool Business Development Centre. At Region of Queens Municipality’s Regular Council meeting on May 25, 2021, Council unanimously supported a motion to enter into a lease agreement with Belliveau Veinotte Inc. for approximately 4,800 sq. ft. of prime commercial office space at the Liverpool Business Development Centre, 54 Harley Umphrey Drive, Liverpool, NS.


“We are pleased to announce Belliveau Veinotte Inc. as the first tenants of Liverpool Business Development Centre. Relocation of their well respected business from the Liverpool Waterfront will provide them plenty of room to grow,” said Darlene Norman, Mayor of Region of Queens Municipality. “On behalf of staff who secured this arrangement and Council that supported this contract, I say ‘Thank you Belliveau Veinotte for continuing to invest in our community. I look forward to welcoming you to your new home.’”


Mike Metcalfe, Accountant and Manager of Belliveau Veinotte’s Liverpool office, said, “We’re excited to be working with the Municipality and to be the first tenants in the Liverpool Business Development Centre. We’ve been servicing the Liverpool and Queens community with business and tax advice for 23 years, and the Centre is ideally located to allow us to grow as our clients and the Municipality grow.”


Liverpool Business Development Centre is a 32,000 sq. foot building owned by Region of Queens Municipality, built in 2003 to house a call centre operation. No longer used for that purpose, at the May 25, 2021 Regular Council meeting, Council approved naming the facility Liverpool Business Development Centre, and agreed with municipal staff that the best future outcome for the facility will be a mix of tenants that are in the business of economic development, office space, and other compatible uses.


The site and its proximity to the Exit 20A connector and Liverpool core, make it an attractive location for prospective new businesses and established businesses looking to relocate and grow. The building footprint has a number of established spaces as well open space available which may be configured to fit client requirements and leased in its entirety or in part.


For further information regarding opportunities to lease within this property, please contact Steve Burns Manager: Events, Promotions and Sponsorship, Region of Queens Municipality. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 14, 2021:  Since becoming an amalgamated Municipality in 1996, Region of Queens Municipality has been able to invest approximately $73 million in capital upgrades to our infrastructure throughout Queens County that has helped our environment, provide safe streets, sidewalks, and drinking water, as well as quality recreational facilities.  We are proud of the work that has been completed over the past 25 years and that work will continue in 2021 -2022.

Work will begin on Monday, May 17, 2021, on the section of Union Street from Waterloo Street to Church Street.  The project involves replacement of century old water and sanitary sewer pipes, and installation of a new storm sewer. This work is expected to take place throughout the spring and conclude by the end of summer.  As a result of the construction, the section of Union Street from Waterloo Street to Church Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic; sidewalks will be open as practical and reasonable during the construction period.  Municipal staff has met with property owners and residents of the area that will be directly affected by the project to discuss the project, and to mitigate disruptions.

Motorists are advised to plan their routes accordingly.   The patience and understanding of the public is appreciated during the construction period.

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May 5, 2021: Please be advised that the Municipality was contacted by Public Health today and informed that there has been a COVID-19 exposure at Queens Place Emera Centre on Sunday, April 25, 2021.  The exposure was in the fitness centre.

Public Health has advised that anyone who was in the fitness centre from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, 2021,should immediately self-isolate and call 811 to book a COVID-19 test  or go online https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en . Public Health requires that even those whose tests come back negative must continue to self-isolate until May 9, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.  Queens Place Emera Centre is reaching out directly to everyone on our contact tracing list during those times and will provide those individuals with further information from Public Health. 

Public Health has indicated that anyone who was not in the fitness centre during the noted times is not required to self isolate. The facility is deep cleaned several times each day, as per Queens Place Emera Centre’s COVID-19 protocols, and is being deep cleaned during the current circuit breaker mandated closure.  

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April 28, 2021; Liverpool, NS:  Following several months of budget planning and deliberations, the annual Operating, Water Utility, and Capital Budgets for Region of Queens Municipality were unanimously approved at the April 27, 2021 Regular Council meeting.  This is the first budget of the newly elected Council. Operating Budget total is $21,968,378, including Hillsview Acres. The 2021-2022 Water Utility Budget totals $758,678, and the Capital Budget total is $22,459,135. 

“We’re moving towards a more accessible and inclusive community which will be attractive for present and future residents.  Internal and external requests for increased financial support has made this a challenging budget year which requires increased funding.  Our infrastructure needs upgrading and in some instances replacement,” said Mayor Darlene Norman.

Region of Queens Municipality’s tax rates are inclusive of services such as fire services, street lighting, solid waste collection, and paving, which are often collected as area rates in other Municipalities. This budget will see a tax rate increase of 4 cents in residential, resource and commercial rates.  Those on the Liverpool Water Utility will see a one cent decrease in hydrant rates, so their tax increase will be 3 cents per $100 assessment.

Tax bills will be mailed to property owners by the end of May, with taxes due upon receipt, however, if paid by June 30, 2021, no interest charges will be applied. 

The 2021-2022 Operating, Water Utility and Capital Budgets will be posted on-line on Wednesday, April 28, 2021:        https://www.regionofqueens.com/municipal-services/finance/financial-statement

Residents wishing to watch Council approve the budgets may watch the video on the Region of Queens Municipality’s YouTube channel, to be posted by end of day April 28, 2021: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK2q2i7QSvBDBqS38uCApvQ/videos

 

Fact Sheet

2021-2022 Budget, Region of Queens Municipality

  • An increase in Residential, Resource and Commercial Tax of four cents per $100 assessment for all properties throughout Queens County.
  • A one cent decrease in hydrant charges in District 13 and those in Districts 1, 3, 5, and 6 for those properties connected to, or have the ability to connect to Liverpool’s Water Utility.
  • Residential and Resource Tax Rate for Districts 1 – 12 (all communities, excluding Liverpool) is now $1.10 per $100 assessment.
  • Residential and Resource Tax Rate for District 13 (Liverpool) is now $1.96 per $100 assessment.
  • Commercial Tax Rate Districts 1 – 12 is now $2.20 per $100 assessment.
  • Commercial Tax Rate for District 13 is now $3.06 per $100 assessment.
  • The Water Utility Budget is projecting a deficit of $40,253 with no rate increase.
  • A number of cost increases are included in the budget, which fall outside the Municipality’s ability to control or influence. Those increase include:
    • Policing increase 3% increase, amounting to $91,803 more
    • Education increase 26% increase, amounting to $37,562 more
    • Housing/Corrections/Roads undetermined, anticipated increase of $8,749
    • Solid Waste contract 21% increase, amounting to $216,043 more
  • 2 cents of the 4 cent increase will be provided to the five volunteer fire departments in Queens (Greenfield and District Volunteer Fire Department, Liverpool Fire Fighters Association, Mill Village and District Volunteer Fire Department, North Queens Fire Association, and Port Medway Fire Department). This will total $196,433 in additional funding for fire departments.
  • Accessibility upgrades of $100,000 are budgeted at Town Hall Arts and Cultural Centre and Astor Theatre.
  • Over the past several years, there have been droughts in late summer, and to help residents, Council approved a funding program to support agreements with community organizations to open showers for community use in times and locations as requested by the Municipality.
  • As part of regular maintenance, the Sewage Treatment facility in South Queens will have dredging completed this year of Cells 2 & 3, at a cost of $150,000.
  • Queens County Daycare will receive one-time funding of $30,000.
  • Capital projects totaling $22,459,135 are budgeted for projects, pending grant approvals, including upgrades to water and sewer infrastructure on Court Street and Union Street, as well as re-routing water distribution lines from the water treatment facility.
  • Funds have been allocated in the amount of $2,500,000 for an outdoor pool in South Queens, to replace the 54 year old Milton Centennial Pool.
  • Funds have been budgeted to install a fuel system at South Shore Regional Airport, at a cost of $50,000.
  • A Diversity and Inclusion grant program will be established to support and encourage not-for-profit groups develop and offer programs or services, create infrastructure, host events, or offer educational training that has a diversity and inclusion focus.

 

March 24, 2021; Liverpool, NS: Fort Point Lighthouse, the third oldest standing lighthouse in Nova Scotia, will reopen this season under new management. At the March 23, 2021 Region of Queens Municipality’s Council meeting, a motion approved the proposal submitted by Queens County Museum for the seasonal operation of Fort Point Lighthouse in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, for a three year period, beginning in spring 2021. It has been a visitor attraction site for approximately 30 years. A popular local attraction steeped in history, it has stood at the mouth of the Mersey River since 1855, and was decommissioned in 1989. The Region of Queens Municipality opened it seasonally as an attraction, enabling the public to have the unique experience of being able to go inside a lighthouse, access the light, and turn the hand crank to sound the fog horn.


“It will be exciting to see the new direction that Queens County Museum takes Fort Point Lighthouse. Fort Point will be an excellent location for Queens County Museum to showcase the cultural and seafaring history of our Region,” said Darlene Norman, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality.


“On behalf of our Board and Staff, we can't tell you how thrilled we are, the museum now having the privilege of running this iconic landmark, Fort Point Lighthouse. She will reopen this summer as an Interpretive Centre featuring the history of the lighthouse and the colonial history of the site plus a few other surprises. Stay tuned.....and again many thanks,” said Linda Rafuse, Director of Queens County Museum and Perkins House.


A Request for Proposals (RFP) for the operation of Fort Point Lighthouse was issued on January 27, 2021 for the seasonal operation of Fort Point Lighthouse as a visitor attraction site for a three year term to starting in spring of 2021.
Fort Point Lighthouse was operated by Lanes Privateer Inn for four seasons (June through mid-October, 2017 through 2020), drawing approximately 5,850 visitors per season, excluding the 2020 visitor season which was impacted by travel restrictions resulting from the pandemic.

Thursday, March 4, 2021; Liverpool, NS:  Eligible voters in Region of Queens Municipality’s Assessment District #7 voted in opposition to the area rate request made by Seaside Recreation and Community Centre. On March 3, 2021, eligible voters in the communities of Beach Meadows, Eagle Head, East Berlin, West Berlin, and Port Medway were given an opportunity to vote on a request from Seaside Recreation and Community Centre Association to levy a four cent per $100 of assessment on all assessment accounts in Assessment District 7 beginning in 2021 for five years. The vote is not binding.

The total voter turnout was 223 people, with 30 Yes votes, 192 No votes, and 1 rejected and spoiled ballot. 

“Community halls are the backbone of the 53 communities within Queens and they require support from those who live within their area.  Volunteers are required to assume the responsibilities as board and committee members.  Help is also needed to organize, work at and attend events and fundraisers. The donation of money, when one is able, is also important.  All of these things are required to keep any community hall operational,” said Darlene Norman, Mayor of Region of Queens Municipality. “Yesterday saw a plea for help from the board of Seaside Centre, as illustrated by their request for an area rate. While the outcome of the vote was not what the group wished for, it is a clear indication that people in the area are unwilling to use area rates as a method to keep this hall operating.  Now that it is known what challenges Seaside faces, it is my hope that people in the community who do believe in the benefits of maintaining a community centre will make themselves known. Seaside Centre is a beautiful community centre that has seen intensive improvements since its day as “District #7 Consolidated School” thanks to the hard work of present and past volunteers.  Seaside is at a crucial point and needs your help.”

The next step of Seaside Recreation and Community Centre’s request is to bring the matter before Council for discussion and a decision, prior to the 2021 -2022 Municipal budgets being set.

February 24, 2021; Liverpool, NS: Much like the effect that a stone cast on water makes, causing ripples that extend beyond the point of impact, the actions of volunteers are felt throughout the community. At the February 23, 2021 Region of Queens Municipality’s Regular Council meeting, two Volunteers of the Year were selected to represent Queens County, and will receive the Provincial Volunteer Award. Kendra Shot of Hunts Point, and Ron Shupe of Liverpool, were selected from nine Ripple Effect Volunteer Initiative nominations (representing 12 individuals) received over the past year; there were several volunteers who were nominated together in one nomination as they do much of their volunteer work together. Each year, Council chooses two Volunteers of the Year for the Region of Queens who will receive an award at the Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony held near Volunteer Week in April. The Provincial Volunteer Award is a once in a lifetime award. , and the Province of Nova Scotia honours approximately 70 volunteers from across Nova Scotia each year for their commitment and dedication to community life. The ceremony is being held virtually this year, on April 26, 2021, in Halifax. National Volunteer Week takes places April 18 – 24, 2021.


“Our volunteers are one of our greatest assets in Queens County, and recognition of their work and how they contribute to life in Queens County is important,” said Darlene Norman, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality. “Congratulations and thank you to Kendra and Ron, and to all the nominees.”


The Ripple Effect Volunteer Initiative is a local volunteer recognition program launched in the fall of 2015 to showcase the efforts of volunteers in Queens County. Nominations may be submitted throughout the year by members of the community; the nominees’ biographies and photographs are posted on the Region of Queens website, Facebook and Twitter pages, enabling the community to learn about the volunteer work of their friends and neighbors. The nominations are accepted all year long, and those nominated between February of the previous year and January 31 of the current year are eligible for selection as Volunteer of the Year, and the Provincial Volunteer Award.


From February 2020 through to January 31, 2021, nine nominations were received for the Ripple Effect, representing 12 individuals. Those nominated were Ella Eddy, Liverpool and Ellie Hartlen, Liverpool (nominated together); Mike Ferguson, Milton; Brian Godfrey, Brooklyn; James and Tanya Grant, Milton ((nominated together); Cathie Pearl-Wentzell, Brooklyn; Tracy Samuels, Liverpool; Kendra Shot, Hunts Point; Ron Shupe, Liverpool; and Carly Smith, Mill Village and Hannah Whynot, Liverpool (nominated together).


“It would be wonderful to have all of the volunteers nominated receive the provincial award, however we are limited to only two per year. All of our volunteers are valued, and it’s impossible to rate one contribution over another, so to be fair, we draw two names randomly from the nominees. We are grateful to all the volunteers we have in Queens, and thank the residents who nominated the volunteers for the Ripple Effect, making all aware of the effect they make in the community,” said Norman.


Photos and biographies of Ripple Effect nominees, along with a downloadable nomination form are posted on the Region of Queens Municipality’s website https://www.regionofqueens.com/municipal-services/recreation/volunteering.

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Update, January 20, 2021, 8:45 a.m.:  Mayor Norman has recorded a video message regarding painted rocks at Pine Grove Park.  Effective today, placing of painted rocks may resume at Pine Grove park, however, all other materials and items nailed to trees will be removed as found moving forward.

January 19, 2021: Over the past year, an increasing number of decorative items have been brought into Pine Grove Park by members of the public.  While some consider these items an added feature of the park, others feel they detract from the pristine natural setting.  While we appreciated the time and creativity of people,Municipal staff today removed the items. 

Pine Grove Park is a Municipal park and trail system used by thousands of people each year.  The Municipality feels it is important to maintain the natural integrity of the park and ensure it remains a pristine natural site for people to enjoy for many years to come.

We encourage you to continue to visit Pine Grove Park, and while you are there, remember to take only photographs, make only memories and leave no trace.

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January 12, 2021; Liverpool, NS: Region of Queens Council has appointed Adam Grant, P. Eng., as the Municipality’s new Director of Engineering and Public Works, effective immediately, at the January 12, 2021 Regular Council meeting. Grant had been working in the position in an acting capacity since the retirement of the previous Director, Brad Rowter, in December 2020. Hired in 2007 as Assistant Director of Engineering and Public Works, Grant has a strong comprehension of Municipal infrastructure, management experience working with multi-disciplined teams, and has led complex capital works projects in Queens.


“We are pleased to have Adam take on this important role with Region of Queens Municipality. With 14 years’ experience as an Engineer with the Municipality, we are confident Adam can lead the Municipality in our continued growth and continue to advance important infrastructure projects,” said Darlene Norman, Mayor of Region of Queens Municipality.


As Director of Engineering & Public Works, Grant will be responsible for overseeing the management, maintenance and development of municipal infrastructure two sewer systems, water system, Queens Solid Waste Management Facility and Materials Recovery Facility, streets in Liverpool, parks and green spaces throughout Queens County, as well as the operational components of Queens Place Emera Centre.

December 22, 2020, Liverpool, NS: From parks to parking, from waste management to water treatment, and from residential care to recreational activities, Region of Queens Municipality’s skilled workforce maintains many areas important to the lives of Queens County residents and visitors. Milestone achievements were recognized with Years of Service Awards at the Region of Queens Municipality’s December 22, 2020 Regular Council meeting.

“Council is proud to recognize these milestones in the careers of staff, and celebrate the skills, commitment and high level of customer service they provide to the Municipality,” said Mayor Darlene Norman. “Region of Queens Municipality has a workforce who takes great pride in what they do, and show their commitment to public service. All of these employees are positive ambassadors of Council and the Region of Queens, and are much appreciated and respected by Council and the residents of the Region.”

Twenty employees were recognized for five, 10, 15, 20, and 30 years of service; those employees represent 265 years of employment cumulatively. Staff who have reached five years of employment include Steve Kennedy, John Nickerson, and Christine Watson. Ten year milestones were reached by Samantha Frail, Rachel Joudrey, KayLee Oickle, James Rhyno, Eugene Wamboldt, Phillip Whynot, and Larry D. Whynot. Those with 15 years of employment are Tracy Baker, Melvin Carver, Jeff Cunningham, Fred Murphy, Steve Parnell, and Randy Rapp. David Henderson, Scott LeBlanc, and Paulette Smith were recognized for 20 years of work, and with a career

of 30 years so far, Jane Lawson, was given her award.

The operations and services provided by the Region of Queens are diverse, and include departments of Planning, Recreation & Healthy Communities, Finance, Economic Development, and Engineering & Public Works, as well as parks and playgrounds, Queens Place Emera Centre, the Municipal landfill and recycling facility, water treatment facility, sewage treatment facility, and Hillsview Acres Residential Care Facility. Service Awards are presented each year in December to staff as they achieve 5 year milestone increments. Years of service for staff employed by either the former Municipality of Queens or former Town of Liverpool prior to the amalgamation are carried forward and added to their employment with the Region of Queens Municipality.

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