Tax Sale

TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Township Office, 894 South Street, P.O. Box 92, Warsaw, Ontario, K0L 3A0. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day at 3:15 p.m. at the Township Office, 894 South Street, Warsaw, Ontario, K0L 3A0.

According to the provisions of the Municipal Tax Sales Act, the Municipality is authorized to proceed with Tax Registration on properties if taxes remain unpaid for three or more years.

For further information, please contact: Darlene Heffernan, Treasurer at 705-652-8392 Ext. 203

Tax Sale Package (pdf – 334KB)

2019 Easter Weekend Garbage and Recycling Collection

Please note the following changes regarding waste collection for the 2019 Easter long weekend:

Recycling Collection:

  • Good Friday (April 19, 2019) recycling collection is cancelled.
  • Easter Monday (April 22, 2019) recycling is collected as usual.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Waste Connections of Canada at 705-742-4268 or the County of Peterborough 705-775-2737 ext. 0 (zero).

Garbage Collection

  • Good Friday (April 19, 2019) garbage collection is moved to Thursday, April 18, 2019.
  • Easter Monday (April 22, 2019) garbage is collected as usual.

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

The Hall’s Glen Transfer Station is open regular hours over the Easter weekend: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

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

Notice of Public Meeting – Concerns regarding Municipal Roads

Council will be hosting a public meeting to discuss concerns regarding municipal roads within the Township of Douro-Dummer.

Where: The Douro Community Centre – Wellington Room (Upper level)
When: 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2109

This meeting provide a chance for the public to speak to Council regarding concerns with municipally maintained roads within the Township of Douro-Dummer.

If you wish to make a formal presentation, please contact Deputy Clerk, Martina Chait-Hartwig, no later than Tuesday, April 23rd at noon.

The public is requested to submit written comments or questions in advance of the meeting to Deputy Clerk, Martina Chait-Hartwig, no later than Tuesday, April 23rd at noon.

Presentations will be limited to 5 minutes each.

For further information please contact:

Martina Chait-Hartwig,
Deputy Clerk
Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0
705-652-8392, Ext. 210
Fax: 705-652-5044
E-mail: M. Chait-Hartwig

Notice of Public Meeting – Concerns regarding Municipal Roads (pdf – 133KB)

Consultation on Proposed Amendments to Trent Assessment Report and Trent Source Protection Plan

The public is invited to comment on proposed amendments to the Trent Assessment Report and Trent Source Protection Plan.

The Trent Assessment Report identifies threats to the quality and quantity of municipal drinking water sources. The Trent Source Protection Plan contains policies to address drinking water threats.

Recent upgrades to the Norwood Municipal Well System have changed the area where specific activities can be a drinking water threat. Amendments to the Trent Assessment Report and the Trent Source Protection Plan have been proposed to reflect these changes.

An Open House will be hosted by the Township of Asphodel-Norwood on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Office, 2357 County Road 45, Norwood.

The proposed amendments may be viewed at the following locations and on the following websites between March 29 and May 3, 2019:

• Township of Asphodel-Norwood Municipal Office
2357 County Road 45, Norwood, Ontario
Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
• Township of Douro-Dummer Municipal Office
894 South Street, Warsaw, Ontario
Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
• Otonabee Conservation Administrative Office
250 Milroy Drive, Peterborough, Ontario
Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
• Trent Conservation Coalition Source Protection Region

The public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed amendments on or before May 3, 2019, by e-mail
or by mail to Trent Conservation Coalition, 714 Murray Street, RR#1, Trenton, ON K8V 5P4.

Public Notice regarding the Consultation on Proposed Amendments to Trent Assessment Report and Trent Source Protection Plan (pdf – 276KB)

Summary of Proposed Amendments to the Trent Source Protection Plan and Assessment Report (pdf – 2MB)

Summary of Proposed Amendments to the Explanatory Document for the Trent Source Protection Plan and Assessment Report (pdf – 1MB)

For more information, please contact:

Valerie Bowering
Source Protection Program Coordinator
Trent Conservation Coalition Source Protection Region
Phone: (613) 394-3915 x 246
E-mail V.Bowering 

Flood Warning

Please take note of the Flood Advisory issued by Otonabee Conservation.

From Otonabee Conservation’s website:

“The forecasted rainfall (over the next 5 days) combined with the current above normal flows on all local rivers and creeks may result in water exceeding the banks, causing significant pooling / ponding in low lying areas and historical flood-prone areas.  All area businesses and residents are advised to prepare for localized flooding caused by forecasted rainfall, saturated / frozen ground and poor drainage conditions. Also, area residents and visitors are advised to not travel roads, paths or other routes that are inundated with water.”



Part-time Employment Opportunities at the Township

Part-time Positions Available!

All applicants must possess a valid Driver’s Licence (minimum “G” level) and have their own transportation to and from work. Hours of work will vary depending on the nature of the work assigned. All successful proponents will be required to provide a Criminal Record check. For further information, please call the Municipal Office at 705-652-8392.

All applicants shall indicate which position(s) they are seeking, the available positions are:

1 Labourer for Public Works- Summer 2019

1 Transfer Station Assistant- May to October 2019

All Applicants are encouraged to review the job descriptions (pdf – 108KB) for required skills and hours of work. The descriptions are also available at the municipal office.

Resumes shall be in writing- with references, and shall be received by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at:

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


T-02-2019: Tender to Screen, Crush, Stockpile and Haul Granular Materials

The Township of Douro-Dummer is requesting tender submissions to screen, crush, stockpile and haul granular materials.

Proposal Closing: Friday, May 3, 2019 12:00 p.m. (noon). Late proposals will not be accepted.

Proposals must be received at the Municipal Office.

Any questions regarding this tender should be directed to:

Harold Nelson, Manager of Public Works
P: (705) 652-8402
E-mail H. Nelson

T-02-2019 Screen, Crush, Stockpile and Haul Granular Materials (pdf – 453KB)

Youth Teeny Tiny Summit

Dysart et al is hosting a Teeny Tiny Summit on June 7, 2019 at Camp Medeba in the Teeny Tiny Hamlet of West Guilford in the Haliburton Highlands.

What is the Teeny Tiny Summit?
Teeny Tiny Summits were initiated 4 years ago through the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, to provide a forum to discuss how economic development can succeed in teeny tiny rural communities like ours. Success stories abound from Teeny Tiny communities and Haliburton is no different. With a focus on Unlocking the Potential of Youth in Teeny Tiny Communities, we promise you, a fun filled Day at Camp!

What to Expect:
Register today and be inspired by a variety of young entrepreneurs; individuals that have created and successfully grown their outdoor recreation based businesses; as well as organizations that support, engage and educate the younger generation to help prepare them to contribute positively to society and the economy.

The day will feature three exciting panels on how youth are impacting economic development in the Haliburton area.

Young Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion Themes: Why did they locate in a Teeny Tiny? How has their location helped them launch and grow their business? How can other communities unlock the potential of young entrepreneurs in their community?

Environment and Recreation Panel Discussion Themes: What has been the economic impact of youth in the community? How do these amenities and services create a sense of place and community for youth and families? How have these organizations diversified to offer more products and services in their community?

Engaging and Educating the Younger Generation Panel Discussion Themes: How are you engaging youth? How did you identify the need and the importance of that need? What has been the impact of that engagement with youth?

Since we will really be at a summer camp, please wear clothes and shoes that will allow you to be comfortable and able to participate in a range of outdoor activities that will be available following the lunch break. As long as weather cooperates, you will be able choose from the zip line, rock climbing or archery if you want a challenge. There are also hiking trails to explore and less physical activities such as drumming, so there is something for everyone.

The zip lining, rock climbing and archery are included as part of your registration cost, but will be offered on a first come, first serve basis, so arrive come early if you are set on trying a certain activity.

The Teeny Tiny Registration is now open, visit 

$40.00 per person, includes HST and lunch.


Low Cost Rabies Clinics

From the Peterborough Public Health website:

All dogs and cats over the age of three (3) months must be immunized against rabies. These same animals must be re-immunized in accordance with the date prescribed in the certificate of immunization issued. This is in an effort to reduce human exposure to the rabies virus.

Peterborough Public Health, in co-operation with local veterinarians, is again sponsoring low-cost rabies clinics in our area for dogs and cats.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 12 noon – 2:00 p.m.


  • Millbrook Valley Animal Hospital, 3 Queen Street, Millbrook
  • Peterborough West Animal Hospital, 2605 Stewart Line, Cavan-Monaghan


  • Public Works Garage, 435 Douro 4th Line, Douro
  • Warsaw Fire Hall, 910 Water Street, Warsaw


  • Highway 7 Veterinary Hospital, 25 Ottawa Street East, Havelock


  • North Kawartha Community Centre, 340 McFadden Road, Apsley


  • Brealey Drive Animal Clinic, 1789 Stenson Blvd.
  • Burnham Mansion Veterinary Services, 2235 Keene Road
  • High Street Animal Hospital, 815 High Street, Unit 7A
  • Jackson Creek Veterinary Services, 1140 Parkhill Road West
  • Parkhill Animal Hospital, 1535 Chemong Road
  • Peterborough Humane Society, 385 Lansdowne Street East (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)*
  • Peterborough Pet Hospital, 379 Lansdowne Street East
  • Peterborough Veterinary Services, 720 The Kingsway


  • Champlain Animal Hospital, 2673 Lakefield Road, Peterborough
  • Selwyn Fire Hall, 801 Tara Road, Ennismore
  • Village Animal Hospital, 108 Queen Street, Lakefield

Trent Lakes

  • Buckhorn Works Department, 8 Melody Road, Buckhorn
  • Galway Fire Hall, 569 Galway Road, Kinmount

*The Peterborough Humane Society is offering 3 Low Cost Rabies clinics on the following dates:

  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

*$30.00 per animal – Cash only

All dogs must be on leashes and cats restrained.

For more information please contact Peterborough Public Health (705) 743-1000 x 232.

Low Cost Rabies Clinic Returning May 4, 2019 (pdf – 694KB)

Peterborough Renovates Program

The City of Peterborough, in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region, is pleased to advise that applications for the 2019 Peterborough Renovates Program will be available on April 15, 2019. This program helps people make critical repairs so they can stay in their own homes.

“The Peterborough Renovates Program is for eligible low to moderate homeowners in the City and County of Peterborough. Homeowners can access interest-free, forgivable loans to complete urgent repairs or reduce physical barriers to accessibility,” said Manager of Housing Services, Rebecca Morgan Quin.

“There is limited funding available and this may be the last year for the program. In order to be considered for this opportunity, we encourage interested applicants to attend upcoming Information Sessions and ensure that completed application forms are submitted to Habitat for Humanity by May 24, 2019 at 4 p.m.”

For details about upcoming Information Sessions in April and for other program information, call Habitat for Humanity at 705-750-1456 or email Susan.

Funds are provided by the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario. Eligible applicants will be considered for funding on a priority basis considering both income and the type of repair/modification.

The Peterborough Renovates Program 2019 Backgrounder (pdf – 98KB) document provides a summary of the program requirements. The evaluation criteria and other program details are outlined in the Program Guidelines.

More information will be available online soon at the following websites: and

For further information please contact:
Craig J. Adams, C.E.T. Capital Planning Analyst,
Housing Services, Community Services Department
City of Peterborough
500 George St. N
Peterborough, ON K9H 3R9
Phone: 705-742-7777 ext. 1440
Toll-free 1-855-738-3755 ext. 1440
E-mail: C. Adams

Peterborough Renovates Program 2019 Flyer (pdf – 41KB)

Peterborough Renovates Program 2019 Brochure (pdf – 306KB)

Library Hours Survey

The Douro-Dummer Public Library wants your feedback about their hours of operation! Please fill out the online survey

Any questions or comments can be direct to the Douro-Dummer Public Library:

435 Douro 4th Line
Douro-Dummer, ON K0L 2H0
P: (705) 652-8599

E-mail the Library

Hours of Operation
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Monday – Closed
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Employment Opportunities are Available at the Township!

The Township of Douro-Dummer, located in the heart of Peterborough County, with a permanent population of 6900, has 3 full time positions available for Administrative Assistants (pdf – 137KB). These newly created positions are employees of the Township and are part of the Municipal Office Team.

Job titles for these positions are as follows: Municipal Services Administrative Assistant (pdf – 146KB); Legislative Services Administrative Assistant (pdf – 147KB), and Financial Services Administrative Assistant (pdf – 146KB).

The successful candidate will be required to have a Class “G” driver’s licence; a minimum of post secondary education or equivalent with a minimum of three (3) years related secretarial, business or municipal experience; a proven ability to use personal computers and associated software (Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher and Adobe), and word processing experience with accurate keyboarding skills. Familiarity with GIS software would be an asset. Successful completion of the Municipal Administration Program is preferred.

We are seeking 3 energetic and enthusiastic individuals, with excellent communication skills, as well as a proven ability to deal with the public. We also require the successful candidates to have a proven ability to use initiative and judgment and to work without direct supervision.

Applicants are encouraged to review the job descriptions for these positions prior to submitting their application. All submissions shall be in writing and shall include a detailed resume with references. Applications should be marked “APPLICATION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT” , submitted to the Municipal Office by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 and specify preference (if any) of the 3 positions you are applying for.

David Clifford
Township of Douro-Dummer
P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street
Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0
705-652-8392 Ext 206

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. Applicants submitting a resume containing references are thereby granting the Township of Douro-Dummer permission to check these references.