Warsaw Benefit Cruise Night

Thank you to all the volunteers and community members that made the Warsaw Benefit Cruise Night a success. This year the community rallied around Chad Pearson to raise over $38, 000.  More information and pictures can be seen in the Peterborough Examiner article.

Warsaw Benefit Cruise Night Cheque Presentation

The results of the August 2nd Benefit Cruise Night for Chad Pearson will be unveiled this Wednesday night, August 9th, at the Lions Park in Warsaw. Members of Chad’s family will be on hand to accept all the money raised at this year’s Benefit.

Everyone is invited to the Warsaw Lions Park, Wednesday, August 9th at 7pm.

Part Time Opportunity with the Township’s Parks & Recreation Department

The Township of Douro-Dummer is looking for 3 Community Centre Labourers for the 2017-2018 Fall/Winter Season.

All applicants must possess a valid Driver’s Licence and have their own transportation to and from work. Hours of work will vary depending on the nature of the work assigned. All successful proponents will be required to provide a Vulnerable Sector record check. For further information, please call the Municipal Office at 705-652-8392 or see the job description below.

Parks & Recreation Department – Community Centre Labourers – Arenas (pdf – 105KB)

Resumes shall be in writing, and shall be received by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, August 18, 2017 at the

Township of Douro-Dummer Municipal Office
894 South Street
P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0

Update: Douro-Dummer Multiple Fatal Fire Investigation

Update: Douro-Dummer Multiple Fatal Fire Investigation

Smoke Alarms Are Critical to Detect Fire and Warn Occupants

NEWS August 3, 2017

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) has completed the investigation into the fatal fire that occurred on December 24th, 2016 at 614 Hamilton Drive in Douro-Dummer Township, near Stoney Lake, where tragically a Toronto family of four perished in a fire. The OFMEM investigative team, which included fire investigators and forensic engineers, worked in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner, Ontario Provincial Police and the Douro-Dummer Township Fire Department. A systematic scene analysis was conducted, which included fire pattern analysis and examination of the dwelling’s utilities.

The investigative findings confirmed that the fire originated on the ground floor living room area. The fire spread up through an open stairwell between the ground floor and the second floor, situated in the centre of the residence. Due to an extreme amount of fire damage to the dwelling, a specific ignition source for the fire could not be identified. As a result, the cause of the fire was classified as undetermined. Our investigation did confirm that the residence was equipped with multiple stand-alone smoke alarms.

Because of the unique layout of this residence (open centre stairwell, vaulted ceilings) and the location where the fire started, the location and wall mounting of the smoke alarms could possibly have caused a delay in their activation. This delay may have contributed to the family not having early warning of the fire or the ability to escape safely.

QUOTES
“This tragedy reinforces the importance of having smoke alarms installed properly and in the correct location, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Early warning of a fire in your home significantly increases the likelihood of survival, and Ontario law requires that working smoke alarms be located on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. It is important that everyone know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds. Developing and practising a home fire escape plan is your best chance of surviving a fire.”

– Ross Nichols, Ontario Fire Marshal & Chief of Emergency Management
Steps to ensure your smoke alarms are working and installed correctly:

• Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when installing, testing and maintaining smoke alarms.
• Install smoke alarms on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. We recommend installing them in bedrooms too.
• Test smoke alarms monthly.
• Change the batteries in smoke alarms at least once a year or whenever the low battery warning sounds.
• Check the manufacturer’s date on the back of the alarm. The alarm should be replaced in keeping with manufacturer’s instructions.
• In addition to having smoke alarms, everyone must know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds. Developing and practising a home fire escape plan is your best chance of surviving a fire.

Tony Pacheco, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, 647-329-1203
ontario.ca/safety-news
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Shingle and Drywall Disposal

Effective September 6th, 2017 shingles and drywall will no longer be accepted at the Halls Glen Transfer Station. These materials can be taken to M & M Disposal’s transfer station at 348 County Road 6. M & M Disposal’s transfer station is open to the public Monday to Friday 7am – 5pm.

Waste Collection for the August 7th Civic Holiday Weekend 2017

August 7th Civic Holiday Weekend 2017

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 August long weekend!

Notice of Study Commencement for Douglas Bridge

The County of Peterborough has retained HP Engineering to complete the Preliminary and Detailed Design, and to undertake the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA), for the rehabilitation of the Douglas Bridge.

The project is being initiated as a Schedule ‘A+’ undertaking in accordance with the MCEA, which applies to municipal infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, water, and wastewater projects. The study will include a review of structure rehabilitation alternatives and associated potential impacts of the study area environment.

A Public Information Centre was held on August 22, 2017 from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Township of Douro Dummer to answer questions and solicit feedback and comments. Information on the project can be seen on Douglas Bridge Culvert Slide Show (pdf – 4MB).

If you are interested in providing comments or receiving further information  on this project, please contact:

Tyler Clemens, Project Manager HP Engineering
400-2039 Robertson Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 8R2
Phone: (613) 695-3737
Fax: (613) 680-3636
E-Mail Tyler

Kendra Reid, C.E.T.
Senior Engineering Technologist, County of Peterborough
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, ON K9H 1Y6
Phone: (705) 775-2737 x 3202
Fax: (705) 749-2551
E-mail Kendra

For more information please read the Notice of Study Commencement and PIC for the Douglas Bridge (PDF – 30KB)

Notice of Study Commencement for the Intersection of Highway 28 and Peterborough County Road 4

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained WSP Canada Inc., to complete the Detail Design and Class EA Study for the intersection improvements to Highway 28 at Peterborough County Road (PCR) 4. The Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR), prepared during Preliminary Design identified a Recommended Plan for the improvements. The project involves the following components:

  • New traffic signals
  • Dedicated southbound right turn lane
  • Eastbound and westbound left turn lanes
  • Improvements to the existing northbound and southbound left turn lanes
  • Widening of Highway 28 between PCR 4 and PCR 8 to accommodate fully developed left turn lanes between the two intersections
  • Drainage improvements including general grading of ditches and culvert replacements/extensions
  • Utility relocation

The project website, www.HWY28PCR4intersection.com, is available to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed detail design. If you would like to comment, you are encouraged to contact the Ministry or the Project Consultant by August 18, 2017.

This project is following the approved environmental planning process for Group ‘B’ undertakings under the Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000), with the opportunity for public input throughout the project.

If you have questions or comments, or wish to be added to the project mailing list, please visit the project website contact page.

Gord Krieger P.Eng., Project Manager WSP
Principle, Transportation
WSP Canada Inc.
69 Cleek Avenue
P.O. Box 187
Bancroft, ON
K0L 1C0
Phone: (613) 332-2841
Fax: (613) 332-5718
E-mail Gord

Evan Cassidy, EIT, Project Manager
Ministry of Transportation-Eastern Region
1355 John Counter Blvd.
Postal Bag 4000
Kingston, ON K7L 5A3
Phone: (613) 545-4210
Toll free: (800) 267-0295
Fax: (613) 540-5106
E-mail Evan

For more information please read the Notice of Study Commencement for the Intersection of Highway 28 and Peterborough County Road 6(PDF – 61KB)

Sawer’s Creek Bridge Repair on Hwy 28

Sawer’s Creek Bridge on Highway 28, just south of the village of Lakefield, will be under repair from approximately August 2017 to November 2017. During the construction period one (1) lane of traffic will remain open and will be controlled by a Traffic Signal Light.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to:

Evan Bancroft – Project Manager, Cruickshank
Cell: (613) 362-9018
E-mail Evan Bancroft

Letter Regarding Sawer’s Creek Bridge Repair (pdf – 121KB)

Notice Regarding Sawer’s Creek Bridge Repair (pdf – 677KB)

Peterborough County Official Plan Open Houses

Peterborough County is developing a new Official Plan and has asked for input from the public.

An excerpt from the New County Official Plan website:

The County Official Plan provides direction and guidance on how land in the County of Peterborough will be used, and provides policy to ensure that future development will meet the needs of the community. Currently it also functions as the lower tier Official Plan for four local municipalities.

In 2017, the County initiated the development of a new Official Plan; one that is more user-friendly, and meets both Provincial and local directives. It is being developed with input from County and Township Councils, public agencies and members of the public. Once the new Official Plan is in effect, it will function as the lower tier Official Plan for five local municipalities:

Township of Asphodel-Norwood
Township of Douro-Dummer
Township of North Kawartha
Township of Selwyn
Municipality of Trent Lakes

To kick-off the process of creating a new Official Plan, open houses will be hosted throughout the County during the week of July 24, 2017. At these open houses we aim to find out what is important to you and the larger community. These will be opportunities to find out how the Official Plan works, ask questions, and share ideas.

You are welcome to attend any of the Open Houses.

The Planning Department is available at any time throughout this process to answer questions you may have. Contact us by calling 705-743-0380 or by emailing the Planning Department.

Notice of Public Open House Peterborough County (pdf – 49KB)