January 22, 2019; Liverpool, NS: Queens Daycare Association will become the owners of the building that they have called “home” since they began operations in 1984. At the January 22, 2019 Region of Queens Municipality’s Council meeting, Council approved a purchase and sale agreement with Queens Daycare Association, selling the non profit organization the former Mount Pleasant School building and properties for $1.00.
“Queens Daycare provides a valued service to families in Queens County, and Council is happy to be able to provide them with the facility and 3 acre lot for the nominal fee. Their proposal to purchase the facility indicated that the building and grounds meet their needs, and will allow for them to expand and grow their programs, should they choose to do so,” said David Dagley, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality. “We wish them much success as they take ownership of the property.”
The 57 year old former school was declared surplus by Region of Queens Municipality in September 2017, and the tenants were advised to find alternate arrangements by the end of June, 2019; Municipal staff initiated a request for proposals (RFP) in October 2018, seeking offers to purchase the property. The proposal submitted by Queens Daycare Association was accepted at the November 27, 2019 Council meeting, and Council approved entering into a purchase and Sale agreement with the Association for a sale price of $1.00. A public hearing respecting the proposed sale, as required by the Municipal Government Act, was held on January 8, 2019, with no objections presented from the public. The closing date for the sale of the property will be or before July 2, 2019.
“The purchase of the building enables us to continue to provide licensed childcare to families in Queens County. That is why we, as a volunteer board, have accepted this additional financial responsibility. We do this for the families, the children and as our commitment to our community,” said Donna Dexter, Board Chair of Queens Daycare Association.