Are You on the List to Vote in 2018?

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for collecting the data to create the Voters List.

To ensure accuracy, eligible electors are encouraged to check and edit their personal information, as needed, at

For any questions regarding the 2018 Municipal Election, please feel free to contact the Returning Officer.

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

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Tax Sale – Updated April 24, 2018

Notice First Posted on March 23, 2018 and revised on April 9 and 24, 2018

TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Township Office, 894 South Street, P.O. Box 92, Warsaw, Ontario, K0L 3A0. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day at 3:15 p.m. at the Township Office, 894 South Street, Warsaw, Ontario, K0L 3A0.

According to the provisions of the Municipal Tax Sales Act, the Municipality is authorized to proceed with Tax Registration on properties if taxes remain unpaid for three or more years.

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

2018 Tax Sale Package (pdf – 1.1MB) – Revised on April 9, 2018

Copy of Unofficial Results of Tender Opening (PDF – 101 Kb)

Construction on Douglas Bridge

Please be advised that the rehabilitation of the Douglas Bridge, approximately 0.8 km east of Warsaw in the Township of Douro-Dummer, will commence the week of April 16, 2018.

The bridge will remain closed to all traffic for the estimated duration of construction (up to twelve (12) weeks). Detour routes are available during this lane closure.

Work on weekends may be undertaken to accommodate completion of the project within the established construction schedule.

For more information see the Notice of Construction (pdf – 237KB) or contact:

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

Mr. Tashi Dwivedi, P.Eng.
HP Engineering
400-2039 Robertson Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 8R2
Phone: (613) 695-3737
Fax: (613) 680-2626
Email: Tashi Dwivedi

UPDATE: 2018 Leaf and Yard Material Collection/Drop-off

Collection of leaf and yard materials will occur in Donwood during the weeks of May 7, 2018 and May 28, 2018. Collection originally scheduled for the week of April 23rd has been cancelled due to the late winter storm.

Please have leaf and yard materials out by 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your collection week. Collection is not necessarily on Monday or on your usual recycling or garbage day.

Collectors will pick-up leaves, plants, brush, hedge and tree clippings in paper bags or reusable containers. Please bundle branches no larger than 1 m x 30 cm (3’ x 1’).

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

Residents may drop off their leaf and yard materials in the bin located at the Douro-Dummer Public Works Garage, 1422 County Road 4 (north of the Hamlet of Warsaw) starting Easter weekend. Leaf and brush material only, no plastic bags.

The collection/drop-off poster, map, and calendar are available here (pdf – 436KB)

Thank You to our Public Skating Sponsors!

With the ice out of the arenas and the next season underway we want to take a moment to thank the generous groups and businesses that sponsored public skating during the 2017/2018 season:

Alf Curtis Home Improvements Inc.

Catholic Women’s League

Clearview Cottage Resort

Dave Webster Excavating Inc.

Douro and District Optimist Club

Douro-Dummer Public Library

Douro Seniors

Drain Electric Ltd. – Call (705) 745-4371 or E-mail Drain Electric

Dreams 2

DueNorth Boarding Kennels

DueNorth Dog Training

Dummer News

Ellwood Hamilton Bus Lines – Call (705) 652-6090 or E-mail Ellwood Hamilton Bus Lines

Healthy Kids Community Challenge

Heffernan First Aid

Herod Financial Services

Jim Kerr Excavating 

Kawartha Buttertart Factory

Knights of Columbus

M & M Disposal


McLeod’s Ecowater

National Sanitation

Noyes’ Repair Service

Peterborough Truss & Floor Ltd.

Pine Vista Resort

Ray Johnston Heating – Call (705) 652-7578

S & B Food Market – Call (705) 652-8381

Steve’s Auto Repair

Strafra Feed

TF Graphics

The Township of Douro-Dummer

Tim Horton’s

Toms Contracting

Towns & Leahy Mercantile

TriLine Electric

Wantasa Resort

Warsaw and District Lions Club

Please contact the Municipal office if you are interested in sponsoring public skating or need more information:
Phone: (705) 652-8392
Email the Township of Douro-Dummer

Road Conditions Affecting Garbage and Recycling Collection in the Township of Douro-Dummer

Garbage and recycling collection in the Township of Douro-Dummer have been affected by the inclement weather and dangerous road conditions.

Recycling collection has been cancelled for today, Monday, April 16, 2018.

Garbage collection may not occur on some roads due to dangerous road conditions. Impacted residents and businesses (on the Monday routes) may put double the regular amount of garbage out for collection next week (on Monday, April 23, 2018).

Thank you for your understanding.

Spring Roadside Clean-up

The Township of Douro-Dummer would like to extend a warm thank you to the residents and businesses that take the time to clean up sections of our roadways in the spring after the snow melts.

If you or your group are planning a clean-up on a section of road, please alert staff at the Municipal office so that arrangements can be made to pick-up collected garbage.

To contact the office:

The Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, PO Box 92, Warsaw, ON K0L 3A0
Phone: (705) 652-8392


Notice of Nomination for Office

Notice of Nomination for Office (pdf – 68KB)
Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s.32)

Notice is hereby given to the Municipal Electors of the
Township of Asphodel-Norwood
Township of Cavan Monaghan
Township of Douro-Dummer
Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen
Township of North Kawartha
Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan
Township of Selwyn
Municipality of Trent Lakes
City of Peterborough

The Nomination and Campaign Period for the 2018 Election will begin on May 1, 2018 in the Township of Asphodel-Norwood, Township of Cavan Monaghan Township of Douro-Dummer, Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, Township of North Kawartha, Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan, Township of Selwyn, Municipality of Trent Lakes and City of Peterborough.

Nominations may be made by completing and filing in the office of the Clerk, on the prescribed nomination form and accompanied by the prescribed nomination filing fee of $200.00 for the Head of Council and $100.00 for all other offices. The filing fee is payable by cash, debit, certified cheque, or money order.

A nomination must be signed by the candidate and may be filed in person or by an agent during regular business hours between May 1, 2018 and July 26, 2018, and between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on July 27, 2018 (Nomination Day).

A nomination for council in municipalities with more than 4000 electors must also include endorsement signatures from at least twenty-five (25) persons who are eligible to vote in an election within the municipality where a nomination is being submitted.

Registration papers for third party advertisers must be signed by a representative and may be filed in the Office of the Clerk in person or by any agent during regular business hours from May 1, 2018, up to and including October 19, 2018. Registration papers along with a Declaration of Qualification must be certified by the Clerk before such entity becomes a Certified Third Party Advertiser.

In the event there are an insufficient number of certified candidates to fill all positions available, nominations will be reopened for the vacant positions only on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and such additional nominations, if required, may be filed in the office of the Clerk.

Voting Day is Monday, October 22, 2018.

Dated April 9, 2018

Candice White, C.A.O./Clerk – Township of Asphodel-Norwood
Elana Arthurs, Clerk – Township of Cavan Monaghan
Crystal McMillan, Clerk – Township of Douro-Dummer
Bob Angione, Clerk – Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen
Connie Parent, Clerk – Township of North Kawartha
Heather Scott, Clerk – Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan
Angela Chittick, Clerk – Township of Selwyn
Kari Stevenson, Clerk – Municipality of Trent Lakes
John Kennedy, Clerk – City of Peterborough

Peterborough Renovates Program 2018

The Peterborough Renovates Program is now available for 2018. This program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants while funding is available. Detailed information about the program is available in the 2018 Peterborough Renovates Program Background (pdf – 103KB) or in the Peterborough Renovates Program Guidelines (pdf – 599KB). Funds are provided by the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario.

The Peterborough Renovates Program assists low to moderate income homeowners to afford necessary repairs, efficiency upgrades and accessibility modifications to their homes. The program offers a forgivable loan up to $25,000, up to $5,000 of which could be an accessibility grant.

To apply, please contact Habitat for Humanity, the delivery agent for Peterborough Renovates.

550 Braidwood Avenue, Peterborough, ON K9J 1W1
Monday – Friday 9:oo a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (705) 750-1456 or toll free (855) 750-1456
Email: Louise

Please visit Habitat for Humanity, Peterborough & Kawartha Region for more information on the program.

Spring Maintenance for Trent-Severn Waterway Bridges

In the coming weeks, Parks Canada will be conducting spring maintenance at some of their swing bridges and sites along the Trent-Severn Waterway, in preparation for the 2018 navigation season. This includes preventative maintenance tasks like washing and greasing swing bridges and conducting visual inspections to ensure their safe operation.

Parks Canada Temporary Bridge Closures for regular spring maintenance (weather permitting):

McFarlane Street Bridge (Peterborough), 24 hours
April 10, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. until April 11, 2018 at 6:00 a.m.

Warsaw Road Swing Bridge (Peterborough)
May 1, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Maria Street Swing Bridge (Peterborough), 48 hours
April 20, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. until April 22, 2018 at 6:00 a.m.

Seasonal maintenance on the below bridges that cross the Trent-Severn Waterway will not result in closures, but vehicles may experience short delays of about 10 minutes from April 9, 2018 to mid-May:

Brighton Road Swing Bridge
Carrying Place Swing Bridge
Glen 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
Hamlet Swing Bridge (on Canning Road near Washago)
Port Severn Swing Bridge

Motorists are invited to plan their routes accordingly in order to avoid delays. Parks Canada wishes to thank bridge users for their patience during the maintenance period.

For more information about the Trent-Severn Waterway, visit, or follow on Facebook and Twitter @TrentSevernNHS.

Trent-Severn Waterway Bridge Spring Maintenance Information Bulletin (pdf – 177KB)