POSTPONED – Cruisin’ in the County for the United Way

This event has been postponed (due to the threat of rain) until Wednesday, August 28, 2019!

The Warsaw Lions’ are teaming up with the United Way this year to present Cruisin’ in the County for the United Way on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 starting at 4:00 p.m.

Bring your classic cars and motorcycles to this community event. BBQ, 50/50 draw, and prizes! This year includes a Special County Mayors’ Challenge.

Donations will be accepted at the gate.


Draft Floodplain Mapping – OPA – 56

Draft Floodplain Mapping – OPA 56 (pdf – 122KB)

Townships of Douro-Dummer, North Kawartha and Selwyn
Incorporation of Floodplain Mapping Affecting Pigeon Lake, Chemong Lake, Upper
and Lower Buckhorn Lakes, Stony Lake, Clear Lake, Lovesick Lake, and Lake

Official Plan Amendment No. 56
Part “A” – The Preamble does not constitute part of this Amendment.
Part “B” – The Amendment consisting of the following text and schedules
constitutes Amendment No. 56 to the Official Plan for the County of Peterborough.
Also attached is Part “C” – The Appendices which does not form part of this
amendment. The appendices contain copies of correspondence that have been
received relating to the amendment and also a copy of the Minutes of the public
meeting associated with the amendment.

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting with OPA

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting with OPA (pdf – 126KB)

Take notice that the Corporation of the County of Peterborough has also received a complete
application for an Official Plan Amendment under Section 22 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990,
as amended. The application has been assigned file number 15OP-19005.

The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the nature of the applications, invite public
input, advise how to provide comments on the applications, and to advise the public of future
notification and appeal rights.

Take notice that the County of Peterborough has requested that the Council of the Township of
Douro-Dummer hold a Public Meeting regarding the above application pursuant to the
requirements of Section 51 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended. The Public Meeting
is scheduled for Tuesday September 3, 2019 at 5:00pm at the Municipal Office, 894 South Street,
Warsaw. Please note that the County of Peterborough is the approval authority for Official Plan
Amendments in the Township of Douro-Dummer.

Additional information concerning the amendment is available for public inspection during
regular office hours at the County of Peterborough and Township of Douro-Dummer Municipal
Offices at the addresses shown below.

County of Peterborough
County Court House
470 Water Street
Peterborough, ON K9H 3M3
Tel: (705) 743-0380
Fax: (705) 876-1730

Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street
P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, ON K0L 3A0
Tel: (705) 652-8392
Fax: (705) 652-5044

Development Charges in the Township of Douro-Dummer

The municipality adopted By-law 2019-40 on August 6, 2019, which imposes development charges on new development. Development charges are fees collected from new development to offset the capital cost of providing existing levels of service to that development.

For more information please read the information pamphlet Development Charges for the Township of Douro-Dummer (pdf -86KB) and the Notice of Passing of a Development Charge By-Law by the Township of Douro-Dummer (pdf – 75KB).

Inquiries can be directed to:

David Clifford, CAO
Phone: 705-652-8392


Assessment Review Program

From the News Release Assessment Review Program (pdf – 201KB) released August 7, 2019 from Peterborough County:

Today, Peterborough County Council directed staff to work with the lower tier municipalities to consider the development of an Assessment Review Program. This pre-investigative screening tool has the ability to highlight properties that may require investigation by the appropriate authorities to ensure Ontario Building Code compliance, accurate assessment, equitable taxation, and complete civic addressing for 9-1-1 response.

This analysis will compare imagery-derived building footprints against property assessment to determine where buildings have been identified on lands that MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) has identified as “vacant land with no buildings”. The building footprints to be used were auto-generated through a machine-learning process based on 2013 aerial ortho-photography.

Early analysis suggests that there are hundreds of “vacant properties” with structures throughout the County. Every local municipality is affected at some level, some to a greater extent than others.

Identified properties:
– may not have been accurately assessed;
– may be missing building permits; and
– in some cases are missing 9-1-1 civic addresses.

The program is important as it has the potential to create:
– more accurate property assessment;
– more equitable municipal taxation;
– ensure structural safety and insurability for current and future landowners; and
– improve the ability for emergency responders to answer calls for service.

“County Council is supportive of the Assessment Review Program as a matter of fairness and safety for the people of Peterborough County,” J. Murray Jones, Peterborough County Warden.

Local municipalities will have an opportunity to determine if, and how, they wish to participate in the Program starting in September. An Advisory group made up of County and municipal staff will meet to discuss matters related to the Assessment Review Program at that time. The County is committed to communicating openly on this project with all involved.

For further information, please contact;

Sheridan Graham,
Director, Corporate Projects & Services
T: 705-743-0380 ext. 2500
E-mail S. Graham

Smoking and Vaping Prohibited in City and County Outdoor Public Spaces for Everyone’s Health

From the Media Release (pdf – 831KB) dated Friday, July 5, 2015 from Peterborough Public Health:

Local Public Health Partners Remind Residents about Smoke-Free and Vape-Free Laws

Peterborough Public Health is partnering with Peterborough Police, the Ciy of Peterborough, and Peterborough Musicfest to remind residents and visitors that both the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and local bylaws prohibit smoking and vaping at area parks, playgrounds, arenas, beaches, sports fields, and at street festivals like Peterborough Pulse.

“Many people believe that smoking outdoors is harmless, when in fact there is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health. “Actively enforcing these laws will both protect people from toxic second-hand smoke and support a reduction in smoking rates.”

New this year will be the inclusion of e-cigarettes and cannabis in enforcement efforts which are now covered by the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. “We’re learning more about e-cigarettes and what’s in them,” added Dr. Salvaterra. “Just because e-cigarettes are less harmful than conventional cigarettes, that doesn’t make them harmless.” A recent report, Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes, noted that e-cigarettes both contain and emit toxic substances, while a Canadian study observed a 74% increase in youth aged 16-19 who vape.

She added that smoking or vaping in Peterborough at a park, playground, street festival, or beach (including Peterborough Musicfest events and at ball diamonds) could result in a fine up to $305 (pdf – 128KB). Peterborough Police and Public Health Tobacco Enforcement Officers will be enforcing the rules in parks and at events this summer. Park and playground users across the City and County of Peterborough can now report second-hand smoke and vapour by filling in a simple form at

Dr. Salvaterra said the good news is that the norms are changing as more people are ready for and want smoke-free and vape-free outdoor spaces. “Smoke‐free and vape-free public spaces provide a supportive environment for people who wish to stop smoking, and many people see positive, smoke-free role-modelling as especially important for our youth,” she said.

Help is available for those who want to quit smoking by calling Peterborough Public Health at 705-743-1000, visiting their pharmacist, or talking with their family doctor.

No Change to Waste Collection as a Result of August Civic Long Weekend

Please note that curbside recycling and garbage will be collected as usual on the holiday Monday of the August Civic long weekend (pdf – 139KB), Monday, August 5, 2019. If your regular collection day is on Monday, collection will still take place on Monday; if your regular collection day is Tuesday, collection will still take place on Tuesday.

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

The Halls Glen Transfer Station hours are not affected by the August Civic long weekend:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Township office will be closed Monday, August 5, 2019.

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

Douro-Dummer Fire Services Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation

Douro-Dummer Fire Services has renewed the residential water tanker shuttle accreditation and added commercial rating coverage as well.

For more information, please see see the Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation News Release (pdf – 1MB).

The Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation Certificate (pdf – 601KB) can be found on the Fire Department web page.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday August 17, 2019

The Waste Management Division of the County of Peterborough is offering a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station on Saturday, August 17th, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

During the event staff will be collecting accepted household hazardous waste only, such as:

  • Aerosols
  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive fluids
  • Batteries (all kinds)
  • Cleaners (all kinds)
  • Cosmetics/make-up
  • Fertilizers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs/tubes
  • Gasoline
  • Glues
  • Herbicides
  • Ink cartridges
  • Mercury containing devices
  • Motor Oil
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Pet care products
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane Cylinders (100lbs/50kg max)
  • Sealants and stains

Items that are not accepted include:

Search for specific items in the Searchable Waste Portal.

The Hall’s Glen Transfer Station is located at 1951 County Road 6, Douro-Dummer.

Amended Request for Proposal for T-03-2019 – Supply and Delivery of Culvert Pipes

The Township of Douro-Dummer has released an Amended Request for Proposal for the Supply and Delivery of Culvert Pipes. Proposals are due by Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 12 Noon local time. Please see Amended T-03-2019 – Supply and Delivery of Culvert Pipes (pdf – 488KB) for more information and the complete bid document.