Disposal of Assets – Medi 5 and Parks and Recreation Pick-up Truck

Notice 2017-05: Surplus Item, Disposal of Assets – Medi 5 and Parks and Recreation Pick-up Truck (pdf – 337KB)

A 2002 Mazda MPV van VIN: JM3LW28A820311674 – Medi5 has been deemed surplus and a quotation method has been chosen for disposal. Approximate km’s are 35,000. The highest bidder will win the quotation, but a minimum bid of $1000 is reserved. This vehicle will be sold as is where is.

A 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD pick-up truck, VIN: 1D7HA16N35J645418 has also been deemed surplus and a quotation method has been chosen for disposal. Approximate km’s are 238,470 km’s. The highest bidder will win the quotation, but a minimum bid of $500 is reserved. This vehicle will be sold as is where is.

A sealed enveloped must be delivered to the Township office by no later than September 25th by noon, clearly marked ‘2002 MPV Quotation’ or ‘2005 Ram Quotation’ ; if bidding on both, an appropriately marked envelope must be submitted for each vehicle individually.

These Vehicles are located at the Warsaw Public Works Yard.

Please direct questions regarding the Mazda Van to:

C. Pedersen, Fire Chief
705 652-8392 x 207
E-mail C.Pedersen

Please direct questions regarding the Dodge Ram to:

Brian Millett, Manager of Recreation Facilities
705 652-8392 x 215
E-mail B.Millett

Labour Day 2017 Recycling & Garbage Collection

Labour Day 2017 (pdf – 156kb)

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 Labour Day weekend!

Consulting on a proposed Agricultural System in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

The Province recently released its four updated provincial land use plans for the Greater Golden Horseshoe as a result of the coordinator review: the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt Plan, the Niagara Escarpment Plan and the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan.

The advisory panel for the coordinated review, chaired by David Crombie, recommended that Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) work with municipalities and stakeholders to develop an Agricultural System across the Greater Golden Horseshoe to support the viability of Ontario’s agri-food sector and protect farmland.

The province will also be hosting a Public House to provide opportunities to learn more and provide input on the proposed Agricultural and Natural Heritage Systems.

The Peterborough Open House will be on September 12th from 6pm – 9pm at Holiday Inn Peterborough -Waterfront, 150 George Street, Peterborough.

For more information visit the OMAFRA website.

Town Hall Meeting with Council

The Township of Douro-Dummer is pleased to announce that Council will be hosting a Town Hall style meeting Thursday, August 24th, 2017 starting at 6:30 pm in the Town Hall at the Municipal Office located in the Hamlet of Warsaw.

This Town Hall style meeting is an opportunity for the public to speak with Council in a welcoming and informal environment. Please note that there will be a 10 minute time limit imposed per attendee.

For more information, please read Town Hall Meeting with Council (pdf – 102KB) or contact:

David Clifford, CMO
C.A.O
Township of Douro-Dummer
(705) 652-8392 x 206
Email

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!