Nomination Period Opens for 2017 Peterborough County Recognition Awards

The County of Peterborough invites nominations for the County of Peterborough 2017 Recognition Awards. Nominations will be accepted for any resident or group residing in the County of Peterborough who has raised the profile or made an extraordinary contribution to our community. The nominee shall not have received a County of Peterborough Recognition Award for a similar category within the last fifteen years. Unless otherwise indicated, there shall be one award for each Township in each category noted below:

Accessibility Recognition: A group, individual or business who has contributed to accessibility improvements within the County of Peterborough. (One County-wide award.)

Acts of Heroism: An individual who has displayed bravery in the face of personal risk, injury or death at an incident that took place either in the County of Peterborough or was to the benefit of a Peterborough County resident and which action did not occur while the individual was acting in his/her professional capacity while on duty. (Unlimited nominations.)

Agricultural Leadership: Any individual or farm enterprise is eligible to be nominated in this category. Factors that will be used to assess the nomination will include such items as innovations, agricultural promotion and the recognition brought to the County through its operation. It may include involvement in agricultural organizations. Leadership in the agricultural community will also be considered.

Business Leadership / Entrepreneurial Innovation: Any new and successful initiatives of both new and established businesses that have made outstanding contributions to the County, including tourism promotion.

Community Volunteer of the Year: Any group or individual who has demonstrated community involvement or volunteerism within the County.

Environmental/Sustainability Recognition: Nominees will have demonstrated innovation and/or leadership in environmental conservation, stewardship and sustainability by having:
Developed innovative green technologies or
Started businesses to support and encourage sustainable living, or
Donated conservation lands or easements or
Undertaken ecosystem restoration or research or
Educated others about the importance of protecting the environment or
Achieved the overall vision for sustainability through one of the identified theme areas set out in the Sustainable Peterborough Plan:Agriculture and Local Food; Climate Change; Cultural Assets; Economic Development and Employment; Healthy Communities; Land Use Planning; Natural Assets; Energy; Transportation; Waste; and Water. (One County-wide award.)

Heritage Preservation: An individual or group who has promoted heritage and preserves the history of Peterborough County. This could include, but is not limited to, Fair boards, Women’s Institutes, historical societies, etc. A community, public or private organization which has reached a significant milestone such as the 100th anniversary of the organization is also eligible for this award. (Please note: Birthdays and anniversaries are recognized on an on-going basis as requested.)

Leadership in Arts and Culture: A group or individual who has demonstrated excellence in the arts, bringing recognition to the County.

Sporting Excellence: Any team or individual who has won a provincial, national or international sporting event. (One County-wide award.)

Youth: A person aged 25 years or younger who has contributed to the betterment of the community and/or school environment.

Nomination forms are available throughout the County at the County of Peterborough offices located at 470 Water Street, Peterborough, from any Local Municipal Office, Township Fire Chiefs, local Police Service Boards, schools, libraries throughout the County, area Chambers of Commerce and Community Care organizations. This year, Nomination Forms can be completed online at the County website

Completed and signed nomination forms with supporting documents provided to the County Clerk up to and including March 15, 2017 are requested.

The Peterborough County Awards and Bursaries Committee will review the Nominations and make recommendations to County Council. County Council will select and announce the recipients in May. The Recognition Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. and will be hosted by the Township of North Kawartha. If you have any questions, please contact the County Clerk at 705-743-0380 or 1-800-710-9586 or by email:

Parks and Recreation Master Plan Survey

The Township of Douro-Dummer along with the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Advisory Committee, would like to invite members of the public to share their input on Parks and Recreation facilities and programming within the Township by completing a community survey to assist in the development of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

Please note that as of March 15, 2017, the survey is closed. If you would like more information regarding the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, please contact, Connor Plante, Parks and Recreation Master Plan Coordinator,705-652-8392, Email: Connor Plante.

Parks and Recreation Master Plan Public Meetings – All Invited

The Township of Douro-Dummer along with the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Advisory Committee, is pleased to announce the undertaking of the first Parks and Recreation Master Plan for the Township.

The purpose of this plan is to provide a vision and clear sense of direction for the Township. This plan will also identify and address public needs and priorities.

As part of this process the committee is undertaking public consultation efforts and would like to invite members of the public to share their input on Parks and Recreation facilities and programming within the Township.

“It’s critically important that we obtain input from as many of our residents as possible. We have a diverse community in Douro-Dummer and we are trying our best to meet the recreational needs of as many people as possible. We need your input.” Said the Mayor, J. Murray Jones.

The meetings will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7 p.m. at the Douro Community Centre,
2893 Hwy 28, Douro-Dummer, ON, KOL 2H0


Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7 p.m. at the Municipal Town Hall Auditorium,
894 South Street, Warsaw, ON, K0L 3AO

We encourage all of our residents and community members to attend these important consultation meetings.

For more information, please contact:
Connor Plante
Parks and Recreation Master Plan Coordinator
Email: Connor Plante

Employment Opportunity – Administrative Assistant (Temporary)

Township of Douro-Dummer Requires an Administrative Assistant (Temporary)

The Township of Douro-Dummer, located in the heart of Peterborough County, with a permanent population of 6900, has a temporary position available for an Administrative Assistant. This position is an employee of the Township, is part of the Municipal Office Team and reports directly to the Clerk/Planning Coordinator.

The successful candidate will be required to have a Class “G” driver’s licence; a minimum of post secondary education or equivalent with a minimum of three (3) years related secretarial, business or municipal experience; a proven ability to use personal computers and associated software (Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher and Adobe), and word processing experience with accurate keyboarding skills. Familiarity with GIS software would be an asset. Successful completion of the Municipal Administration Program is preferred.

We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual, with excellent communication skills, as well as a proven ability to deal with the public. We also require the successful candidate to have a proven ability to use initiative and judgment and to work without direct supervision.

Applicants are encouraged to review the Job Description – Administrative Assistant Position (pdf -146kB), prior to submitting their application. All submissions shall be in writing and shall include a detailed resume with references. Applications should be marked “APPLICATION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT” and submitted to the Municipal Office by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017.

PDF Copy of Job Description – Administrative Assistant Position (pdf -146kB)
PDF Copy of Job Advertisement (pdf -135kB)

David Clifford
Township of Douro-Dummer
P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street
Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0
705-652-8392 Ext 206

We thank all applicants, but only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected and will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O., 1990, and will be used for employment purposes only. Applicants submitting a resume containing references are thereby granting the Township of Douro-Dummer permission to check these references.

Part-time Employment Opportunities at the Township

Part-time Positions Available!

All applicants must possess a valid Driver’s Licence (minimum “G” level) and have their own transportation to and from work. Hours of work will vary depending on the nature of the work assigned. All equipment operators must provide a drivers abstract. All successful proponents will be required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Police check. For further information, please call the Municipal Office at 705-652-8392 or visit this link to view the job descriptions (pdf -84kB).

1 Equipment Operator for Public Works *Must have D/Z License

1 Community Centre Labourer Fall 2017/Winter/ 2018

On-call Equipment Operators 2017/2018 season
*Must have D/Z License , preference goes to applicants with
experience in winter control operations

Resumes shall be in writing, and shall be received by 12:00 noon on Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at the

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

All applicants shall indicate which position(s) they are seeking.

Douro-Dummer Public Library Board Appointment

Township of Douro-Dummer Committee Appointment for 2017 & 2018

The Council for the Township of Douro-Dummer invites any interested resident and/or ratepayer of the Township of Douro-Dummer to submit their name for an appointment to the following Board from the present to the end of the term of Council in 2018:

Douro-Dummer Public Library Board

If interested and you have the time to serve, please submit a letter expressing your interest to the undersigned no later than 12 Noon on Friday, January 27, 2017.

***Please note that a Police Vulnerable Sector Check from the Ontario Provincial Police is required***

Martina Chait, Deputy Clerk
P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street, Warsaw, ON K0L 3A0
705-652-8392 – Ext. 210
Fax 705-652-5044, email: Martina Chait-Hartwig

Municipal Office Holiday Closure

Please be advised that the municipal office will be closed from 4:00 p.m. on December 23, 2016 and will re-open the morning of January 3, 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 Works Depot at 705-652-8402 while the municipal office is closed.

Please direct any inquiries regarding ice or recreation facility 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 holiday season and a safe and prosperous New Year.

Public Budget Meeting – December 20, 2016

The Township of Douro-Dummer will be holding a Public Meeting for the 2017 Budget Presentation on December 20th at 4:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building. The presentation will be a synopsis of the budget, including the proposed tax increase.

A copy of the budget presentation is available to be viewed by clicking this link.

For more information please contact Darlene Heffernan, Treasurer at: 705-652-8392 Ext. 203.

Public Notice regarding Waste Collections for the Christmas Holidays 2016-2017

Public Notice regarding Waste Collections for the Christmas and New Year Holidays 2016-2017

Please note the following:

Halls Glen Transfer Station
The Transfer Station will be closed Sunday, December 25, 2016 and Sunday, January 1, 2017.

Recycling Collection

Boxing Day (Monday, December 26) Collection will be cancelled.

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

Garbage Collection
Boxing Day (Monday, December 26) Monday Garbage Collection is moved to Tuesday and Tuesday Garbage Collection is moved to Wednesday.

Monday, January 2, 2017 Garbage Collection is moved to Tuesday and Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Garbage Collection is moved to Wednesday.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact M&M Disposals at 705-652-3505 or visit

Please be reminded that garbage/recycling is to be put out by 7:00 a.m.

The Township of Douro-Dummer wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

For more information regarding garbage and recycling collection, visit the County of Peterborough website “Waste Portal” or download the “My Waste” App.