2017 Warsaw Santa Claus Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Township of Douro-Dummer will be hosting the annual Santa Claus parade this Saturday, November 25, 2017Santa Claus 8 KB in size in the hamlet of Warsaw.

The parade will begin at 5:00 P.M. at the Warsaw Public Works garage and continue through the village. The theme this year is “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”

Following the parade will be a tree lighting ceremony held in the gazebo next to the Town Hall in Warsaw. Children will be invited to visit with Santa, drop off letters, and enjoy hot chocolate.

Donations in support of the Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony are always welcome and can be sent or dropped off at the Township Municipal Office in Warsaw.

Clear Bag Town Hall Information Session

Warsaw, ON – The Township of Douro-Dummer would like to invite residents and businesses to the Clear Bag Town Hall Information Session being held at the Town Hall in the Hamlet of Warsaw this Thursday, November 16th, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Town Hall is located at 894 South Street, Warsaw.Clear Garbage Bag

This Session is intended to provide residents and businesses with information about the change to clear bags which will start January 2nd, 2018. Township staff and Peterborough County staff will be on hand to answer questions about clear bag requirements, recycling, composting, and other diversion streams available.

A garbage truck, a recycling truck, and a fire truck will parked in front of the Town Hall for families to see.

Coupons and prizes will be handed out throughout the event. Light snacks and drinks will be available.

South Street will be closed to through traffic during the event. Parking is available at the Lion’s Club Park, 907 South Street, Warsaw.

For more information, please contact:

The Township of Douro-Dummer


Mayor J. Murray Jones Absent due to Health

The Township of Douro-Dummer is notifying the public that Mayor J. Murray Jones is absent from his duties while he recovers from recMayor Jonesent surgery.

“I am on the mend and will be back holding the gavel at the Council table soon. I want to thank my wife, Anne, my family as well as all my friends and neighbours for their support,” stated Mayor J. Murray Jones.

The date of Mayor Jones’ return to his duties is not known at this time, but it is hopeful that it will be in the beginning of the New Year. While Mayor Jones recovers, Deputy Mayor Moher will assume any necessary tasks in the absence of the Mayor. “Council will ensure that the Township of Douro-Dummer continues to operate in our usual manner,” said Mayor Jones.

Media release regarding the Mayor’s Absence (pdf – 60KB)

Links to Information on Wildlife

The Township of Douro-Dummer is home to spectacular forests, lakes, and wetlands. These areas provide ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts including hikers, wildlife watchers, conservationists, and responsible hunters and anglers.

For information on Wildlife and Nature, such as what to do if you encounter a problem such as a nuisance bear, a fish die-off, or abandoned or injured wildlife, please visit Wildlife and nature.

To report a natural resource violation such as illegal activities in protected areas or unlawful hunting or fishing please contact the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry (MNRF) at 1 (877) 847-7667. For more information visit How to report a natural resource violation.

More information on responsible hunting and fishing can be obtained through the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.

Replacement / Rehabilitation of the Old Norwood Road Bridge

The County of Peterborough has retained Ainley Group to complete preliminary and detail design activities and to undertake the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process for the replacement /rehabilitation of the Old Norwood Road Bridge. The Old Norwood Road Bridge is located east of Peterborough on Old Norwood Road between Burnham Line and Drummond Line, within the Township of Otonabee South Monaghan.

The project is being initiated as a Schedule ‘B’ undertaking in accordance with the MCEA, which applies to municipal infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, water, and wastewater projects.

Public comments will be received until October 13th, 2017.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Ramin Rameshni, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager, Ainley Group
1-50 Grant Timmins Drive
Kingston, ON K7M 8N2
Phone: (343) 266-0002 ext. 207
Fax: (343) 266-0028
Email Ramin Rameshni

Ms. Kendra Reid, C.E.T.
Sr. Engineering Technologist,
Engineering & Design, County of Peterborough Public Works
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, ON K9H 1Y6
Phone: (705) 775-2737 x 3202
Fax: (705) 749-2551
Email Kendra Reid

Notice of Public Information Centre 1 (pdf – 171KB)

Public Information Centre 1 (pdf – 5MB)

Notice of Public Information Centre 2 (pdf – 171KB)

Public Information Centre 2 (pdf – 4MB)

Thanksgiving 2017 Recycling & Garbage Collection

Thanksgiving 2017 Garbage and Recycling Collection Schedule (pdf – 143KB)

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.

Hall’s Glen Transfer Station will be open 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m on Thanksgiving Monday.

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

Thank You to our Public Skating Sponsors!

Please join us in thanking our 2017 – 2018 Public Skate Sponsors! These generous sponsors help keep public skating at our community centres free.

DOURO COMMUNITY CENTRE: Sundays between 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Towns & Leahy Mercantile – October 8, 2017

National Sanitation – October 15, 2017

Pine Vista Resort – October 22, 2017

TriLine Electric – October 29, 2017

Ray Johnston Heating – November 5, 2017

Heffernan First Aid – November 12, 2017

Strafra Feed – November 19, 2017

M & M Disposal – November 26, 2017

Steve’s Auto Repair – December 3, 2017

M & M Disposal – December 10, 2017

MAC CNC – December 17, 2017

TriLine Electric – December 24, 2017

Tim Horton’s – December 31, 2017

Catholic Women’s League – January 7, 2018

Jim Kerr Excavating – January 14, 2018

Dreams 2 Designs.ca – January 21, 2018

TF Graphics – January 28, 2018

DueNorth Dog Training – February 4, 2018

Hamilton Ellwood Bus Lines – February 11, 2018

Kawartha Buttertart Factory – February 18, 2018

Herod Financial Services – February 25, 2018

Clearview Cottage Resort – March 4, 2018

Douro and District Optimist Club – March 11, 2018

Drain Electric Ltd. – March 18, 2018

Thank you Douro Community Centre Public Skate Sponsors! (pdf – 128KB)

WARSAW COMMUNITY CENTRE: Sundays between 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Herod Financial Services – September 24, 2017

Drain Electric Ltd. – October 1, 2017

Noyes’ Repair Service – October 8, 2017

Dummer News – October 15, 2017

Steve’s Auto Repair – October 22, 2017

Dreams 2 Designs.ca – October 29, 2017

Ray Johnston Heating – November 5, 2017

Douro & District Optimist Club – November 12, 2017

Kawartha Buttertart Factory – November 19, 2017

S & B Food Market – November 26, 2017

M & M Disposal – December 3, 2017

Toms Contracting  – December 10, 2017

M & M Disposal – December 17, 2017

Tim Horton’s – December 24, 2017

Tim Horton’s – December 31, 2017

Wantasa Resort – January 7, 2018

TF Graphics – January 14, 2018

DueNorth Boarding Kennels – January 21, 2018

Warsaw and District Lions Club – January 28, 2018

The Township of Douro-Dummer – February 4, 2018

Hamilton Ellwood Bus Lines – February 11, 2018

Warsaw and District Lions Club – February 18, 2018

Dave Webster Excavating Inc. – February 25, 2018

National Sanitation – March 4, 2018

Thank you Warsaw Community Centre Public Skate Sponsors! (pdf – 188KB)

For more information, contact the Municipal office at 705-652-8392.

Public Meeting – Septic Re-Inspection Program

The Council of the Township of Douro-Dummer invites all interested parties to attend a Public Meeting (pdf – 101KB) to discuss the concept of a Septic Re-inspection program.

Representatives from Peterborough Public Health will be in attendance to present information on how the re-inspection program would work.

The meeting will take place in the Municipal Council Chambers at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

For more information, please contact:

David Clifford, C.M.O. C.A.O.
Township of Douro-Dummer
(705) 652-8392 ext. 206
E-mail Dave

Septic Re-inspection Program Questions (pdf – 194KB)

Request for Meeting Regarding Septic Re-inspections (pdf – 49KB)

Septic Re-inspection Request to Address Council and Presentation from the Environmental Council of Clear, Stoney and White Lakes (pdf – 821KB)

Septic System Re-inspection Report to Council (pdf – 27KB)

Peterborough Public Health Septic Re-inspection Presentation – May 2017 (pdf – 464KB)

Peterborough Public Health Septic Re-inspection Presentation – October 2017 (pdf – 525kB)