Leaf and Yard Collection Schedule for 2017

Leaf and yard collection occurs in October through to November, please read Leaf and Yard Collection Fall 2017 (pdf – 452KB) to determine your pick up weeks.

For details on how to bundle your material and maps visit the Peterborough County Recycling and Garbage page, scroll down and expand “Curbside Leaf and Yard Collection” and click on your area.

Firefighter Recruitment 2017

The Douro-Dummer Fire Dept. is now accepting applications for the position of volunteer firefighter for Donwood Fire Station 1 and White Lake Fire Station 5. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to contribute to the provision of an essential service in your community. Mandatory application forms, including job description and information package may be picked up at the Municipal Office in Warsaw or can be viewed online Firefighter Recruitment Package (pdf – 211kB).

Preference may be given to candidates who live closest to the fire stations.

Completed applications, must be returned to the Municipal Office by 4:00 pm on October 27, 2017. For further information please contact Fire Chief Chuck Pedersen, by phone 705 652-8392 x 207 or by email

Public Meeting regarding the Use of ATVs on Public Roads

The Council of the Township of Douro-Dummer invites all interested parties to attend a Public Meeting to discuss a draft By-law to regulate the operation of off-road vehicles (ATVs) on municipal highways within the Township of Douro-Dummer. The meeting will take place in Council Chambers at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

A copy of the draft By-law can be accessed through this link: Draft By-law – To regulate the operation of off-road vehicles on municipal highways within the Township of Douro-Dummer (pdf – 140KB) or paper copies are available at the Township Office.

Request for Proposal T-2017-02 Road Management Plan

The Township of Douro-Dummer is requesting a Request for Proposal to update its Five (5) Year Road Management Plan in 2017, as well as add information relevant to our PSAB asset inventory system.

Proposal details can be read here: Request for Proposal T-2017-02 Road Management Plan (PDF – 241KB)

The following questions were asked regarding the Township of Douro-Dummer’s Road Management Plan, T-2017-02 which we wanted to share with everyone that received the RFP.

1. Will the successful proponent receive excel sheets and working files to move forward with, or will we have to start from scratch?
Yes. All of the information is in excel and the successful proponent will receive this information.

2. Will the successful proponent have to inspect all culverts to obtain diameter, length, material, GPS location, condition, and replacement cost? ie. only the count was obtained by the Township? Were they somewhat located for us to find?
No. There are a few sections where information is missing and only these culverts will need to be obtained – diameter, length, type, GPS coordinates, condition rating and replacement cost. We know the year that these culverts were installed and the road sections.

3. Will the successful proponent have to inspect all signs to obtain GPS Location, condition, and replacement cost? ie. only the count and type was obtained by the Township?
We have a master list (in excel) from our retro-reflectivity that will be given to the successful proponent. We would be looking for a total replacement cost and a yearly budget for replacement.

4. I trust no subsurface geotechnical investigation is required for this project. ie. investigation of composition of road base is not required. Upon completion of surface inspections; is it satisfactory to simply recommend an improvement plan and provide a per kilometer construction cost estimate & year expenditure forecast?
Correct, no geotechnical investigation is required. Yes the road management plan is to include: recommend an improvement plan and provide a per kilometer construction cost estimate & year expenditure forecast. Also, to look at the Township’s 10 year road plan in conjunction with these recommendations.

5. Could you elaborate on “2 existing storm drainage systems”? Where and What?
There are two small systems located in the village of Warsaw and these were included in the last road needs study. We would like these to be included and given information on their current condition (visually observed and providing adequate drainage).

6. As mentioned in the RFP, could you provide me with a copy of the existing road management plan, either by email or mail?
The existing road management plan can be viewed at a prearranged date/time at the Municipal Office in Warsaw.

Food Handler Course – Peterborough Public Health

“The best way to prevent foodborne illness is through education. The Food Handler Training and Certification Course will provide you and your staff with the knowledge needed to handle food safely and prevent foodborne illness.

This course is essential for anyone who prepares and serves food to the public. In 2012 and 2013, the County and City of Peterborough (respectively) passed by-laws requiring mandatory food handler certification.”  For more information about the certification process and requirements, please visit Peterborough Public Health.

A Food Handler Training and Certification Course is being presented at the Town Hall of The Township of Douro-Dummer, in the Hamlet of Warsaw, ON, on November 1st, 2017 from 9am – 4pm. The course is open to the public and free of charge. Space is limited.

To reserve your space or for more information please contact:

Cathy
(705) 313-4190
E-mail Cathy

 

Disposal of Assets – Medi 5 and Parks and Recreation Pick-up Truck

Notice 2017-05: Surplus Item, Disposal of Assets – Medi 5 and Parks and Recreation Pick-up Truck (pdf – 337KB)

A 2002 Mazda MPV van VIN: JM3LW28A820311674 – Medi5 has been deemed surplus and a quotation method has been chosen for disposal. Approximate km’s are 35,000. The highest bidder will win the quotation, but a minimum bid of $1000 is reserved. This vehicle will be sold as is where is.

A 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD pick-up truck, VIN: 1D7HA16N35J645418 has also been deemed surplus and a quotation method has been chosen for disposal. Approximate km’s are 238,470 km’s. The highest bidder will win the quotation, but a minimum bid of $500 is reserved. This vehicle will be sold as is where is.

A sealed enveloped must be delivered to the Township office by no later than September 25th by noon, clearly marked ‘2002 MPV Quotation’ or ‘2005 Ram Quotation’ ; if bidding on both, an appropriately marked envelope must be submitted for each vehicle individually.

These Vehicles are located at the Warsaw Public Works Yard.

Please direct questions regarding the Mazda Van to:

C. Pedersen, Fire Chief
705 652-8392 x 207
E-mail C.Pedersen

Please direct questions regarding the Dodge Ram to:

Brian Millett, Manager of Recreation Facilities
705 652-8392 x 215
E-mail B.Millett

Labour Day 2017 Recycling & Garbage Collection

Labour Day 2017 (pdf – 156kb)

Please note the following:

Recycling Collection:
Monday Collection as usual.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact BFI at 705-742-4268.

Garbage Collection:
Monday Garbage Collection is moved to Tuesday and Tuesday Garbage Collection is moved to Wednesday.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact M&M Disposals at 705-652-3505.

The Township of Douro-Dummer wishes everyone a safe and happy Labour Day weekend!

Consulting on a proposed Agricultural System in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

The Province recently released its four updated provincial land use plans for the Greater Golden Horseshoe as a result of the coordinator review: the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt Plan, the Niagara Escarpment Plan and the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan.

The advisory panel for the coordinated review, chaired by David Crombie, recommended that Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) work with municipalities and stakeholders to develop an Agricultural System across the Greater Golden Horseshoe to support the viability of Ontario’s agri-food sector and protect farmland.

The province will also be hosting a Public House to provide opportunities to learn more and provide input on the proposed Agricultural and Natural Heritage Systems.

The Peterborough Open House will be on September 12th from 6pm – 9pm at Holiday Inn Peterborough -Waterfront, 150 George Street, Peterborough.

For more information visit the OMAFRA website.

Town Hall Meeting with Council

The Township of Douro-Dummer is pleased to announce that Council will be hosting a Town Hall style meeting Thursday, August 24th, 2017 starting at 6:30 pm in the Town Hall at the Municipal Office located in the Hamlet of Warsaw.

This Town Hall style meeting is an opportunity for the public to speak with Council in a welcoming and informal environment. Please note that there will be a 10 minute time limit imposed per attendee.

For more information, please read Town Hall Meeting with Council (pdf – 102KB) or contact:

David Clifford, CMO
C.A.O
Township of Douro-Dummer
(705) 652-8392 x 206
Email