Annual Street Sweeping Operations

Starting Monday, April 12, 2021 the Public Works department will be removing excess sand and salt that accumulated over winter from Township roads. The process is expected to take approximately three weeks to complete (dependent on the weather).

This year the process will start around the White Lake and Young’s Point areas and will finish in Donwood.

Any questions can be directed to:

Jake Condon, Manager of Public Works
Township of Douro-Dummer
(705) 652-8402
E-mail Public Works

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for People Born in or Before 1961

Peterborough Pubic Health is now accepting booking for people born on or before 1961 at the COVID-19 immunization clinics. Please see the Peterborough Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Guide (pdf – 136KB) for more information on booking your appointment. If you have just had your vaccination, keep the Vaccinated, Now What? (pdf – 110KB) handout close by to help you monitor your health.

To be notified when you are eligible to receive the vaccine, sign up for the Peterborough Public Health Vaccination Eligibility Notification Tool.

For more information on the province’s vaccination plans visit Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plan webpage and the news release from April 6, 2021 Ontario Moving to Phase Two of COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Plan.

To stay up to date on COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics please visit Peterborough Public Health’s website.

Employment Opportunities in Public Works

The Township of Douro-Dummer has 2 positions available in the Public Works Department:

  • Full-Time Labourer – $17.75/hr
    Hours of work: Monday to Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Part-Time Transfer Station Assistant – $14.40/hr
    Hours of work: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Contenders will be required to have a grade 12 education or equivalent experience in a related field, as well as a valid driver’s license. Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills as working in a team environment and communicating with co-workers and the public is crucial.

Applicants are encouraged to review the job descriptions for this position, prior to submitting an application.

Public Works Labourer Job Description (pdf – 83KB)
Public Works Transfer Station Assistant Job Description (pdf – 86KB)

For further information, please call the Municipal Office at 705-652-8392 or e-mail Public Works.

All applicants shall include a detailed resume, including references, clearly marked with the position applied for to the Municipal Office by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021.

Township of Douro-Dummer Municipal Office
894 South Street
P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0
E-mail Public Works

We thank all applicants, but only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O., 1990, c.M.45. It will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O., 1990, and will be used for employment purposes only. Applicants submitting a resume’ containing references, are thereby granting the Township of Douro-Dummer permission to check these references.

Leaf and Yard Waste Collection – Spring 2021

Donwood Leaf and Yard Waste Collection

The leaf and yard waste collection schedule has been released from the County of Peterborough.

Residents in Donwood (Week B) can expect leaf and yard waste collection during the weeks of May 10th, May 24th, June 7th and June 21st, 2021.

Instructions from Peterborough County’s website:

  1. Collect leaves, plants, brush and tree clippings in paper bags or reusable containers
  2. Bundle branches no larger than 1 m x 30 cm (3′ x 1′)
  3. Place at the roadside before 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your collection week.
    Collection may occur any day from Monday to Friday, not necessarily on garbage or recycling day.
  4. There are no limits and no tags required for leaf and yard materials.

Questions regarding curbside leaf and yard waste collection can be directed to the County of Peterborough at (705) 775-2737 x 0.

Douro-Dummer Leaf and Yard Waste Drop-Off

The leaf, brush and yard waste bin is at the Warsaw Public Works Depot yard for the season (1422 County Road 4, just north of the hamlet of Warsaw). Please ensure that only leaf, brush and yard waste is put in this bin – lumber, plastic and other waste must go the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station, Peterborough Waste Management Facility or the Waste Connections of Canada site.

  • Waste Connection of Canada
    • 348 County Road 6
    • Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Tipping fees will apply.

Waste Collection & Office Hours Over the Easter Long Weekend 2021

  • The Municipal Office is closed Good Friday (April 2, 2021) and Easter Monday (April 5, 2021). Staff will return on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., please call or e-mail for assistance.
  • If you need to report an emergency public works issue please call the emergency public works line at (705) 926-0214.
  • Recycling Collection:
    • Good Friday (April 2nd) collected as usual.
    • Easter Monday (April 5th) collected as usual.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding recycling collection please contact Peterborough County (705) 775-2737 x 0. For missed recycling collection contact Emterra at (705) 742-3139.

  • Garbage Collection
    • Good Friday (April 2nd) garbage collection is moved to Saturday, April 3rd.
    • Easter Monday (April 5th) collected as usual.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Waste Connections of Canada (705) 742-4268.

  • The Hall’s Glen Transfer Station is open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The Township of Douro-Dummer wishes everyone a safe and Happy Easter.

Seeking Appointment for Committee of Adjustment/Planning Committee

Council is receiving applications from citizens/ratepayers of the Township of Douro-Dummer for appointment to the Committee of Adjustment/Planning Committee (1 appointment to serve both Committees).

The appointment period will cover the remaining term of Council and expires on November 14, 2022.

Cover Letters and Resumes should be submitted to the undersigned no later than 12 Noon on Monday, April 12th, 2021.

Please note that a Criminal Background Check from the Ontario Provincial Police is required.

Martina Chait-Hartwig, Deputy Clerk
P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street
Warsaw, ON K0L 3A0
Phone 705-652-8392 x 210
Fax 705-652-5044
E-mail: M. Chait-Hartwig

Ad – Committee of Adjustment/Planning Committee (PDF – 47KB)

Employment Opportunity – Building Official I / By-Law Enforcement Officer

The Township of Douro-Dummer is seeking applications for the position of Building Official I / By-Law Enforcement Officer. This is a full-time, permanent position with a salary range of $58,800 to $69,200.

Applicants are encouraged to review the job advertisement, prior to submitting their application.

Job Advertisement for the position of Building Official I / By-Law Enforcement Officer (pdf – 231KB)

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume with references by 12 noon on Thursday, April 8, 2021 to:

Brian Fawcett, CBO
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, ON, K0L 3A0
705-652-8392 x 208
Email B. Fawcett

We thank all applicants, but only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected and will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O., 1990, and will be used for employment purposes only.
We are an equal opportunity employer.
Accommodation for accessibility purposes is available upon request during the recruitment process. Applicants submitting a resume containing references are thereby granting the Township of Douro-Dummer permission to check these references.

Employment Opportunity: Temporary Treasurer

Qualified applicants will possess the following:
– Post-secondary degree in Business Administration, or equivalency, with specialization in accounting. An accounting designation is an asset.
– Three years related experience in a municipal setting with an additional two years of senior level experience.
– Thorough knowledge of statutory duties as established by Provincial legislation.

The ideal candidate will be a strong performer who can hit the ground running to manage and oversee the work of others, while using initiative and good judgment in carrying out the duties of the position. The person must be flexible and possess excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal. A proven ability to manage several projects simultaneously is a must. The person requires superior interpersonal and leadership skills and must act professionally and ethically in providing service to the public and as a representative of the municipality.

The salary for this position is competitive and will reflect the level of experience of the candidate. This position is 34.5 hours a week for a 6-month contract with the opportunity for a potential extension.

Job Description for Temporary Treasurer (pdf – 88KB)
Job Advertisement for Temporary Treasurer (pdf – 35KB)

Qualified candidates are invited to apply in confidence via cover letter and resume by 12 noon, Friday, April 9, 2021:

Elana Arthurs, C.A.O
Township of Douro Dummer
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0
E-mail Elana Arthurs
705-652-8392 x 210

We thank all applicants, but only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected and will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O., 1990, and will be used for employment purposes only.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation for accessibility purposes is available upon request during the recruitment process. Applicants submitting a resume containing references are thereby granting the Township of Douro-Dummer permission to check these references.