Discovery Days Passport Program

Otonabee Conservation is pleased to announce the 2018 Discovery Days series of family-friendly explorations and activities featuring our natural environment.

The Discovery Days series will be held at various conservation areas including the Harold Town Conservation Area, the historic Hope Mill, Beavermead Campground and the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground. Trail events, wildlife demonstrations, fishing workshops, paddling tours, and yoga in the park are a few of the activities being offered again this year.

You are encouraged to have your Discovery Days Passport stamped at the events you attend and enter it into a draw for a chance to win a great prize. The prizes being offered include a 2019 Family Camping Package for the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground, a Pollinator Habitat package and an Outdoor Recreation package!

The Discovery Days series will begin with the Celebration of Trails event at the Harold Town Conservation Area on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 and wraps up on Sunday, August 26th with Family Day at the historic Hope Mill.

For the complete listing please view the 2018 Discovery Days Schedule.

Tender – Winter Plowing, Sanding and Salting (Combination Units Only)

The Township of Douro-Dummer has released a request for bids for Tender T-2018-02 for Winter Plowing, Sanding and Salting (Combination Units Only). Bids are due by Thursday, June 14, 2018 no later than 12 Noon local time. Please see T-2018-02 Snowplowing Contract Tender (pdf – 331KB) for more information and a copy of the Tender document.

The Library is Hiring – Part-Time Librarian

The Township of Douro-Dummer Public Library requires a part-time Librarian.

The library for the Township of Douro Dummer is located 15 minutes east of Peterborough in the Hamlet of Douro. It is in a rural community of approximately 6900, with two part time staff, aided by casual part-time staff and volunteers. The library is a community hub whose mission statement commits it to providing access to resources and opportunities for reading, lifelong learning, personal development and enrichment of the community.

The library has an excellent and close working relationship with the township and the librarian is part of the management team of the township. This position requires that the librarian maintain the infrastructure, funding, staffing, collections and programs of the library. The strategic plan identified the need for more library awareness and a strong marketing plan. At present the position is 20 hours a week but this is under review.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Library Technician Diploma and at least one year of related experience.

We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual with excellent management and organizational skills, as well as a strong commitment to public service. Knowledge and ability to use electronic devices, and social media are very important.

The present wage range for this position is $30.59 to $35.98 per hour.

Applicants are encouraged to review the job description (pdf – 203KB) for this position posted on the website prior to submitting their application. All applications must include a detailed resume and references. Applications should be marked Application for Librarian and received by 12 noon on Friday June 8th, 2018.

David Clifford, CMO
C.A.O.
Township of Douro-Dummer
P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street
Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0
705-652-8392 Ext 206
www.dourodummer.on.ca

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. Accommodation for accessibility purposes is available upon request during the recruitment process.

Artist Space Available at Pop-Up Gallery & Vendor Space Available at Automotive Flea Market

Attention Artists and Art Enthusiasts!2018 Spring DDAFMCS poster (jpg 1MB)
The Township of Douro-Dummer has a few spaces remaining for artists to exhibit and sell their work at a Pop-Up Gallery running concurrently with the Automotive Flea Market and Car Show on June 2nd & 3rd, 2018 at the Douro Community Centre.

Attention Automotive Vendors and Enthusiasts!
There are a few vendor spaces remaining for the Spring 2018 Automotive Flea Market and Car Show, contact us to reserve your vendor space!

Plan to attend the Spring 2018 Automotive Flea Market and Car Show! This year includes a Pop-Up Gallery of local artists, a Pop-Up Library, Book Sale, Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday and Car Show on Sunday. Visit the calendar or contact us for more information!

Jess at (705) 652-8392 x 212
E-mail Jess

 

Waste Collection Victoria Day Long Weekend 2018

Waste collection schedule for Victoria Day Weekend 2018 (pdf – 157KB)
Monday, May 21, 2018

Please note the following:

Recycling Collection:
Victoria Day (May 21) Collection as usual.

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

Garbage Collection:
Victoria Day (May 21) 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!

Halls Glen Transfer Station is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Hall’s Glen Transfer Station Hours are unaffected by the Victoria Day Long Weekend.

Part-time Employment Opportunity – Municipal Building Custodian

The Township of Douro Dummer has a part time position- Municipal Building Custodian (pdf – 181KB)– available effective September 1, 2018.

This is a contract position for a term of 2 years with the option of renewal.

A detailed description of the position is located here (pdf – 90KB) and each applicant is encouraged to review this prior to submitting an application.

The successful candidate will be required to sign a “Fee for Services Contract” with the municipality.
As a contract position, no benefit package is provided by the municipality.
The current wage rate is $14.84 per hour.

Applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume’ including references, clearly marked “Application for Custodian Position” to the municipal office by 12:00 noon on Friday, June 8th, 2018.

David Clifford, CAO
Township of Douro Dummer
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, Ontario K0L3A0
davec@dourodummer.on.ca

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.

Warsaw Cruise Night Returns May 23, 2018

The 2018 season of Cruise Night returns to the Warsaw Lions Park this month. This weekly community get together starts on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 with the gates opening at 5:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to enjoy the classic cars, music of the 50’s and 60’s, 50-50 draws and prizes. The Lions Club’s BBQs will also be ready to go with great food. Special treats are also on hand for the kids.

Classic Cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome.

Admission is free, with a voluntary donation at the entrance gate. All money raised goes to worthwhile Lions Club community projects.

Everyone is welcome…Every Wednesday Night throughout the spring and summer.

The Lions Park is located at 905 South Street in Warsaw, Ontario.

For more information contact:

J. Murray Jones
P: (705) 652-6325
E-mail J. Murray Jones

Gary Dunford
P: (705) 743-8526
E-mail G. Dunford

Notice of Construction at County Road 36 and Highway 28

Please be advised that Smiths Construction, a division of the Miller Group Inc., will be performing road work on Highway 28 as per Ministry of Transportation of Ontario Contract # 2017-4039.
Starting May 7, 2018 Smiths Construction will begin milling asphalt at the junction of County Road 36 and Highway 28, going northerly for approximately 18.5 km.
Speed limits will be reduced and traffic will be controlled by flag persons in the active work zone, weekdays from Monday to Friday.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Craig Angus, G.Sc
Sr. Project Manager/Estimator
Smiths Construction Company (A Division of the Miller Group Inc.)
276 Madawaska Blvd., P.O. Box 218
Arnprior, Ont. K7S 3H4
P: (613) 623-3144

Candidate Nomination Period Opens May 1st, 2018

Are you considering running as a candidate in the 2018 election?

The nomination period starts May 1, 2018. Nomination packages for the 2018 Municipal Election are available on the Township website, or in hard copy from the Municipal Office.

2018 Douro-Dummer Information for Candidates – Revised 2018 04 30 (pdf – 118KB)

It is recommended that you make an appointment with the Clerk/Election Returning Officer to file your nomination papers to ensure staff is available to assist you as this process may take a half hour or more.

For more information please visit the Candidates page on the Township website or contact the Returning Officer:

Crystal McMillan, Returning Officer
Clerk/Planning Coordinator
705-652-8392 Ext. 205
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