Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Daycare Center Has License Suspended

A daycare center at 14 Pond Street in the Town of Poughkeepsie has had their daycare license suspended. The owners were both arrested for endangering the welfare of a child.

The owners were LICENSED to operate the residential daycare facility.

On August 18, a four-year-old nearly drowned in a pool there. The child was taken to the hospital, treated and later released and is recovering at home.

An investigation revealed they did not have a waiver for the pool from the State Office of Children and Family Services and did into provide adequate supervision for the children.

As a result, their LICENSE was SUSPENDED. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

So this means that because they needed a license to operate this business (that could harm the public or kill someone) and because they did not follow the rules and regulations - they are now shut down because of the licensing law.

Wow! What a good idea.

But who needs licenses? Their license probably cost them around $200-$300 dollars a year. Imagine how much of that $200-$300 dollars a year their customers had to pony up? I bet each one of their customers probably paid $2 dollars or $5 dollars or even maybe $10 dollars over the course of ONE YEAR! - if they only had thirty customers.

So now, someone explain why licensing certain businesses isn't a good idea? Act as a danger while you are plying your business - and you are out of business or at least suspended. Take away the need for a license and these business can't be stopped.

Now go out and hire that electrician to wire your mothers house. You know, the one in the white van with no markings on it and Connecticut plates.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let's require political licenses from all candidates. Hard-working taxpayers deserve to be served by competent, trustworthy individuals who handle their tax dollars.