2017 Navigation Season Delayed

Delay of Navigation Season 2017

Trent-Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal 2017 Navigation Season start delayed until May 26, 2017

May 17, 2017 – Peterborough, Ontario – Parks Canada

High water levels and flows caused by extreme amounts of precipitation have resulted in unsafe boating conditions across both waterways. For safety reasons, Parks Canada has delayed the start of the 2017 navigation season for the Trent-Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal by one week to Friday May 26, 2017.

Until May 26, 2017, the Trent-Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal closed to all boat traffic and all forms of water-based activities are discouraged. This closure will most importantly protect boater safety, and help to prevent further shoreline erosion and property damage experienced by local residents and businesses. During this week, Parks Canada will continue to diligently make adjustments to water flows in order to restore safe conditions in preparation for the navigation season.

The public are welcome to continue to enjoy the canals’ lock stations, which will be fully open to land-based visitors effective May 19, 2017 and lock staff will be on hand to welcome them.

All visitors are encouraged to always exercise caution around water but especially now with elevated water levels and flows.

For more information about the Trent-Severn Waterway, visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/trent, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TrentSevernNHS.

For more information about the Rideau Canal, visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/rideau, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @RideauCanalNHS.

For the most current boater specific information, please follow us on twitter:

Trent-Severn Waterway: @TSWBoaterInfo, @VNTSInfoNav
Rideau Canal: @RideauBoatInfo, @RideauInfoNav

Information:

Karen Feeley
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Ontario Waterways, Trent-Severn Waterway
Parks Canada Agency
(705) 750-4930

New User Fees and Charges By-law

The Council of the Township of Douro-Dummer has passed a new Fees and Charges By-law at their Council meeting held on May 16, 2017. Changes in the new Fees and Charges By-law included, a reduction to most rental fees of municipal facilities, a streamlining of Planning Application fees and updated fees for financial services and legal certificates. For more information regarding the Fees and Charges By-law 2017-30 and the transition to the new Fees and Charges, please call the Township Office at 705-652-8392.

2017-30 – A By-law to provide for User Fees and Charges and to repeal By-law 2015-81 (pdf – 270kB)

Forest Ontario Funding Campaign

The Ontario Envirothon, run by Forests Ontario, was selected as a Small Change Fund Campaign. Funds raised through this campaign will help to support the regional grants as well as the provincial competition.  Forests Ontario has the ambitious goal of raising $4,900 and they only have a few days left to reach this amount.

To help Forests Ontario reach their fundraising goal please visit their campaign site: https://smallchangefund.org/project/Tq3Kybfnb566ZAHo4

Tender to Screen, Crush, Stockpile and Haul Granular Materials – Updated with Addendum

The Township of Douro-Dummer is requesting tender submissions to screen, crush (including a breaker for over-sized material) at Edwards Pit, with various stockpile and haul locations as described in the tender.

Proposal Closing: Friday, May 12, 2017 12:00 p.m.(noon). Proposals must be received at the Municipal Office, late proposals will not be accepted.

Please find below, Addendum #1 to the tender specified.

Note: the tender closing has been extended to Friday, May 19, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).

Any questions regarding this proposal should be directed to:
Harold Nelson
Manager of Public Works
(705) 652-8402

T-01-2017 Screen Crush Stockpile and Haul Granular Materials (pdf – 400kB)

Addendum #1 to T-01-2017 Screen Crush Stockpile and Haul Granular Materials (pdf – 113kB)

Provincial Funding Announced for Critical Repairs to the Twelfth Line Road Dummer

Ontario Improving Roads in Peterborough County
Investment to Boost Economic Growth, Create Jobs in Rural Communities

Ontario is investing in critical improvements to the reconstruction of a local roadway in Peterborough County, to help create jobs and boost economic growth.

Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough, made the announcement today at the Township of Douro-Dummer Council Office.

The province is investing $ 830,897 in critical upgrades to rehabilitate Twelfth Line Road Dummer, including road widening, utility relocation, brushing and fencing. These improvements will help to improve traffic flow and safety for local residents.

M.P.P. Jeff Leal and Mayor Jones announcing funding for road work on Twelfth Line Road Dummer

M.P.P. Jeff Leal and Mayor Jones announcing funding for road work on Twelfth Line Road Dummer

The Township of Douro-Dummer is one of 55 communities that will receive support from the province through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) to build and upgrade local infrastructure.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to: Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Investing in municipal infrastructure is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Please see the attached press release from the office of M.P.P. Jeff Leal (pdf – 259kB).

Flood Warning now in Effect

Otonabee Conservation advises residents and visitors to the region that a FLOOD WARNING is now in effect for the entire watershed region. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.

Total amounts of rain received in the Bancroft/Haliburton/Peterborough regions were 100 to 150 mm during the month of April. Then, in the first couple of days of May, another 40 to 60mm fell. A Special Weather Statement issued by Environment Canada’s Meteorological Services states that another 40 to 70mm is possible on Thursday/Friday (of this week) before tapering off to showers on the weekend.

As a result of above-normal April rains, combined with significant additional receipts in the first couple of days of May, inflows to the Kawartha Lakes from areas to the north have dramatically increased. Given the forecast for another large dump of rain starting Thursday, inflows to the Kawartha Lakes are expected to continue increasing throughout the coming days. Hence, area residents living in historical flood-vulnerable areas on the shores of the Kawartha Lakes, as well as the Otonabee River, are advised to prepare for the possibility of localized flooding.

Throughout the geographical jurisdiction of Otonabee Conservation, the ground is saturated, and thereby is largely incapable of absorbing additional rainfall. As a result, the forecasted 40 to 70 mm that will start falling on Thursday is expected to cause significant pooling/ponding in low lying areas where there is poor drainage. In addition, local rivers (Indian and Ouse Rivers) and creeks (Squirrel, Baxter, Cavan, Jackson, Meade, etc.), which are already flowing at rates well-above normal, will continue to experience very high flows, and may even exceed their normal confines in those areas of low sidewalls/banks. Hence, area residents located in historical flood-vulnerable areas are advised to prepare for the possibility of localized minor flooding.

Also, area residents, as well as visitors to the area, are advised to observe caution around all waterbodies and watercourses because area lakes, rivers, streams and creeks pose a serious danger due to high levels, very fast flows and extremely cold water temperatures. Dams, culverts and other water control / water conveyance structures are to be avoided at all times.

This FLOOD WARNING will remain in effect until Monday, May 08, 2017.

emergency preparedness notice

Image of a notice from Emergency Preparedness Ontario providing information on safety in a flood

For more information please visit: www.otonabee.com

For information on how to stay safe during a flood, please visit: www.ontario.ca/beprepared

Sale of Land by Public Tender – Updated – Redeemed

Please note that as of May 23, 2017 this tender has been redeemed.

The Corporation of the Township of Douro-Dummer

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 Thursday, June 8, 2017 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.

Township of Douro-Dummer Tax Sale Information Package – Redeemed (pdf -1MB)

For further information, please contact: Donna Kelly, Deputy Treasurer at 705-652-8392 Ext. 202

Waste Collection Victoria Day Long Weekend

Public Notice
Victoria Day Weekend 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017

Please note the following:

Recycling Collection:
Victoria Day (May 22) Collection as usual.

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

Garbage Collection:
Victoria Day (May 22) 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 May long weekend!

Municipal Office Closed for Long Weekend

Please be advised that the municipal office will be closed from 4:30 p.m. on April 13, 2017 and will re-open the morning of April 18, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

During this time, in person tax payments will not be available so please plan accordingly. Visit our Tax Information Page to find other ways to make payments.

Please direct any inquiries regarding roads to the Warsaw Public Roads Depot at 705-652-8402 while the municipal office is closed.

Please direct any inquiries regarding recreational rentals to the Douro Community Centre at 705-742-0008 while the municipal office is closed.

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