Notice of Public Meeting – Concerns regarding Municipal Roads

Council will be hosting a public meeting to discuss concerns regarding municipal roads within the Township of Douro-Dummer.

Where: The Douro Community Centre – Wellington Room (Upper level)
When: 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2109

This meeting provide a chance for the public to speak to Council regarding concerns with municipally maintained roads within the Township of Douro-Dummer.

If you wish to make a formal presentation, please contact Deputy Clerk, Martina Chait-Hartwig, no later than Tuesday, April 23rd at noon.

The public is requested to submit written comments or questions in advance of the meeting to Deputy Clerk, Martina Chait-Hartwig, no later than Tuesday, April 23rd at noon.

Presentations will be limited to 5 minutes each.

For further information please contact:

Martina Chait-Hartwig,
Deputy Clerk
Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0
705-652-8392, Ext. 210
Fax: 705-652-5044
E-mail: M. Chait-Hartwig

Notice of Public Meeting – Concerns regarding Municipal Roads (pdf – 133KB)

Spring Maintenance for Trent-Severn Waterway Bridges

From the Parks Canada Information Bulletin (pdf – 161KB) dated March 29, 2019:

In the coming weeks, Parks Canada will be conducting spring maintenance at some of our swing bridges and sites along the Trent-Severn Waterway, in preparation for the 2019 navigation season. This includes preventative maintenance tasks like washing and greasing swing bridges and conducting visual inspections to ensure safe operations.

Temporary Bridge Closures
Parks Canada would like to advise residents and visitors of the following temporary bridge closures for regular spring maintenance, weather permitting:

April 24, 2019: Warsaw Road Swing Bridge (Peterborough) from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
April 30, 2019: Maria Street Swing Bridge (Peterborough) from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
May 1, 2019: McFarlane Street Bridge (Peterborough) from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Traffic Delays
Seasonal maintenance on certain bridges that cross the Trent-Severn Waterway will not result in closures, but vehicles may experience short delays of about 10 minutes:

April 1 to mid-May:
Carrying Place Swing Bridge
Glenn Ross Swing Bridge
Ranney Falls Swing Bridge (Campbellford)
Hastings Swing Bridge
Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge
Bolsover Swing Bridge
Boundary Road Swing Bridge
Lakeshore Road Swing Bridge
Couchiching Bridge

Motorists are asked to plan their routes accordingly in order to avoid delays. To accommodate school bus traffic, efforts will be made to keep bridge delays between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm. Parks Canada wishes to thank the public for their patience during the maintenance period.

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

Information:

Aarin Crawford
Public Relations & Communication Officer
Ontario Waterways
Parks Canada
(613) 283-7199 ext. 202

 

Leaf and Yard Material Collection – Spring 2019

Collection of leaf and yard materials will occur in Donwood during the weeks of May 13, 2019 and May 27, 2019. (pdf – 442KB)

  1. Collect leaves, plants, brush and tree clippings.
  2. Place in paper bags or reusable containers without a lid, and label “Leaf and Yard”.
  3. Bundle branches no larger than 1 m x 30 cm (3’ x 1’).
  4. Place at roadside before 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your collection week.
  5. Collection may occur on any day from Monday to Friday.

There are no limits and no tags required for leaf and yard materials.

For more information visit www.ptbocounty.ca/recycling or contact Peterborough County:
Phone: (705) 775-2737
E-mail Peterborough County Waste 

For residents of Douro-Dummer living outside of Donwood, a leaf and yard materials collection bin is now available (until early summer.) The bin is located at the Public Works Garage, 1422 County Road 4, just north of the Hamlet of Warsaw.

 

Garbage Collection: 7th Line Road South Dummer

Garbage collection for the residents on 7th Line Road South Dummer (on the dead end portion that extends north off of Dummer-Asphodel Road)  will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Please bring your garbage in for the night and have it back on the curb by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow for collection.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

Douro Fifth Line North Closed

The Public Works Department has closed off Douro Fifth Line North between Highway 28 and County Road 6. This temporary closure is due to the road conditions including water on the road and ice buildup, making for unsafe conditions.

This section will be closed until further notice.

For more information, please contact:
Harold Nelson
Manager of Public Works
Township of Douro-Dummer
Phone: (705) 652-8402
Email: Harold 

Request for Proposal – Gravel Testing and Analysis

The Township of Douro-Dummer is requesting that qualified businesses or individuals submit a Request For Proposal (RFP) regarding Gravel Testing and Analysis at various locations in the Township of Douro-Dummer. RFP T-2019-01 packages (pdf – 434KB) can be viewed on-line or be picked up at the Municipal Office.

A mandatory meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Municipal Office, 894 South Street, Warsaw, ON.

Questions can be directed to:

Harold Nelson
Manager of Public Works
894 South Street, PO Box 92
Warsaw, ON K0L 3A0
Phone: 705-652-8392
E-mail H.Nelson

Consultation on Proposed Amendments to Trent Assessment Report and Trent Source Protection Plan

The public is invited to comment on proposed amendments to the Trent Assessment Report and Trent Source Protection Plan.

The Trent Assessment Report identifies threats to the quality and quantity of municipal drinking water sources. The Trent Source Protection Plan contains policies to address drinking water threats.

Recent upgrades to the Norwood Municipal Well System have changed the area where specific activities can be a drinking water threat. Amendments to the Trent Assessment Report and the Trent Source Protection Plan have been proposed to reflect these changes.

An Open House will be hosted by the Township of Asphodel-Norwood on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Office, 2357 County Road 45, Norwood.

The proposed amendments may be viewed at the following locations and on the following websites between March 29 and May 3, 2019:

• Township of Asphodel-Norwood Municipal Office
2357 County Road 45, Norwood, Ontario
Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Website: www.asphodelnorwood.com
• Township of Douro-Dummer Municipal Office
894 South Street, Warsaw, Ontario
Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Website: www.dourodummer.on.ca
• Otonabee Conservation Administrative Office
250 Milroy Drive, Peterborough, Ontario
Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Website: www.otonabeeconservation.com
• Trent Conservation Coalition Source Protection Region
Website: www.trentsourceprotection.on.ca

The public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed amendments on or before May 3, 2019, by e-mail
or by mail to Trent Conservation Coalition, 714 Murray Street, RR#1, Trenton, ON K8V 5P4.

Public Notice regarding the Consultation on Proposed Amendments to Trent Assessment Report and Trent Source Protection Plan (pdf – 276KB)

Summary of Proposed Amendments to the Trent Source Protection Plan and Assessment Report (pdf – 2MB)

Summary of Proposed Amendments to the Explanatory Document for the Trent Source Protection Plan and Assessment Report (pdf – 1MB)

For more information, please contact:

Valerie Bowering
Source Protection Program Coordinator
Trent Conservation Coalition Source Protection Region
Phone: (613) 394-3915 x 246
E-mail V.Bowering 

Spring Melt and Run-Off

The Township of Douro-Dummer Public Works Department is anticipating a more intense than usual spring run-off; these conditions are already evident due to last week’s mild temperatures and rain.

The extreme temperature fluctuations experienced over the course of the winter have created challenging conditions where surface water is slow to soak into fields and ditches (because frost is still in the ground). As a result of these conditions, many roads are experiencing water running across the roadway, saturated surface conditions, and frost heave. Please use caution and drive according to conditions while the spring thaw takes place.

Standing water in yards should be expected until the ground thaws and allows the runoff to soak away. Please ensure sump pumps are in working order and take precautions to protect vulnerable areas of your home (such as basements), especially if you are going away for an extended period of time.

Township public works staff are working diligently to thaw frozen culverts, repair roads damaged by the spring thaw, and prevent flooding wherever possible.

If you see standing water on a roadway due to a plugged drain or culvert, or large washouts or frost heaves, please contact the Douro-Dummer Municipal Office at (705) 652-8392.

For after-hours emergency service, please contact Harold Nelson (705) 761-0589 or Jake Condon (705) 749-7105.

For more information please contact:

Harold Nelson
Manager of Public Works
Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, Warsaw, ON, K0L 3A0
Phone: (705) 652-8392
E-mail H.Nelson
www.dourodummer.on.ca

Garbage and Recycling Collection for Monday, March 18, 2019

Garbage and recycling were not collected on the following roads today:

  • Julia’s Creek Road
  • Puffers Shore Road East & West
  • Miles Road, Miles Shore Road East, & Miles Shore Road West

Residents on affected roads can put out double the allowed garbage next week, Monday, March 25, 2019.

Recycling can also be dropped off free of charge during regular operating hours at the Halls Glen Transfer Station, 1951 County Road 6, Douro-Dummer.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.