Clear Garbage Bags Mandatory in Douro-Dummer Starting January 2, 2018

The Township of Douro-Dummer will be moving to mandatory clear garbage bags beginning January 2, 2018.Bag Cutout2

Clear bags will be required for both curbside pick-up and transfer station drop-off.

Bags may not contain any recyclable material, compostable material, or hazardous waste.

  • Recyclable material must be placed in Blue boxes for curb side pick-up each week or may be dropped off at the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station (1951 County Road 6) free of charge. For help determining what is recyclable, please visit the Peterborough County Recycling and Garbage website and use the Searchable Waste Portal.
  • Compostable material can be disposed of in backyard composters or digesters which are available from Peterborough County or from the Township of Douro-Dummer’s Municipal Office in the Hamlet of Warsaw. If backyard composting/digesting is not possible in your location, material may be brought to the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station Molok bins free of charge.
  • Hazardous waste must be disposed of at the appropriate locations:
    • Batteries can be dropped off at:
      • The Hall’s Glen Transfer Station at 1951 County Road 6,
      • The Township of Douro-Dummer Municipal Office at 894 South Street,
      • Warsaw; the Douro-Dummer Public Library at 435 Douro 4th Line,
      • The Douro Community Centre lobby at 2893 Highway 28 N, and
      • The Warsaw Community Centre lobby at 93 Ford Street, Warsaw
    • Unused medications and sharps can be returned (in an approved sharps container) to many pharmacies, check with your pharmacy for details.
    • Household hazardous waste can be disposed of by residents at any Peterborough County Transfer Station Household Hazardous Waste Day, please check with the Peterborough County Recycling and Garbage website and use My Schedule in the Searchable Waste Portal to determine upcoming event dates and locations. The City of Peterborough Waste Management Services operates the Household Hazardous Waste Depot at 400 Pido Road, Peterborough. This facility is open year round, please visit their website for hours.

A grocery sized privacy bag is allowed in each clear bag. Clear bags may also be placed in garbage bins at the curb to conceal contents from public view until the bags are collected.

The maximum capacity per clear bag is 0.6 cubic meters (2 cubic feet) and the maximum weight allowed is 18.1kg (40 lbs).

Bags not conforming to these requirements will not be picked up or accepted at the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station.

Retailers in the Douro-Dummer and Peterborough area are being alerted to the change so that clear bags will be readily available to residents. Other close-by municipalities, including the City of Kawartha Lakes and Trent Lakes, have already made the switch to clear bags, so many retailers are already carrying a variety of clear bags.

Additional information can be found in the Clear Garbage Bag Information Sheets (pdf – 852KB).

The Clear Bag Town Hall Meeting will take place November 16th, 2017 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Town Hall in the Hamlet of Warsaw. This is a family friendly event to discuss the changes and help residents understand where to dispose of specific items. Digesters, composters, and recycle bins will be available for sale and clear bag samples will be available for pick-up.

Please contact staff at the Township of Douro-Dummer with any questions you might have about the change.

 

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

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