2020 Peterborough County Recognition Awards

The County of Peterborough invites nominations for the County of Peterborough 2020 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:

• 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 – 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, Fairboards, Women’s Institutes, historical societies, etc. A community, public or private organization which has reached a significant milestone such as 100th anniversary of the organization is also eligible for this award. (Birthdays and anniversaries will be recognized on an on-going basis as requested.) (One County-wide award.)

• Leadership in Arts and Culture – A group or individual who has demonstrated excellence in the arts and brought 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 and Eligibility Criteria and Instructions are available from the County of Peterborough offices located at 470 Water Street, Peterborough, from any Local Municipal Office, Township Fire Chiefs, local Police Services Boards, schools, libraries throughout the County, area Chambers of Commerce, Community Care organizations or visit our website at www.ptbocounty.ca and complete the nomination online. Nominations will be accepted by delivery, fax, mail or email up to and including March 15, 2020 for review and recommendation by the Awards and Bursaries Committee to County Council. The Recognition Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 22, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. and will be hosted by the Township of Cavan Monaghan. The venue will be the Cavan Monaghan Community Centre located at 986 County Road 10, Millbrook.

If you have any questions, please contact the Deputy Clerk at 705-743-0380 or 1-800-710-9586 or by email.

Employment Opportunity: Manager of Public Works (12-month contract)

As a result of an upcoming retirement, the Township is seeking a Manager of Public Works who will, as part of the Management Team, be responsible for the efficient and effective planning, development, administration and budget management of the Public Works Department. In addition to managing the operation of the Public Works Department, this position is also accountable for the maintenance of Public Works Department buildings and gravel pits; the maintenance and operation of the Transfer Station and closed municipal waste sites; and oversees the completion of road maintenance and construction projects.

Qualified applicants will possess the following:
– Post-Secondary education in a related field, or equivalency, with specialized course work including completion of all 3 levels of the Certified Road Supervisors program.
– A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a management role, preferably within a municipal public works department overseeing roads operations, infrastructure maintenance and construction.
– A minimum of 2 years’ experience overseeing Environmental Compliance Certificates and service contracts for waste management.
– This position also requires qualified candidates to have a Class “D” driver’s licence with “Z” endorsement.

The ideal candidate will be expected to manage and oversee the work of others, while using initiative and good judgment in carrying out the duties of the position. The person must be flexible, adaptable and possess excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal. A proven ability to manage several projects simultaneously is a must. The person requires superior interpersonal and leadership skills and must act professionally in providing service to the public and as a representative of the municipality.

The present (2020) salary range for this position is ($87,993 – $103,509) based on a 40-hour work week. This position will be presented as a 12-month contract with the opportunity for a potential extension.

Job Advertisement (pdf – 85KB)
Detailed Job Description (pdf – 124KB)

Qualified candidates are invited to apply via cover letter and resume by 12 noon, Friday February 6th, 2020 to:

Martina Chait-Hartwig, Temporary C.A.O
Township of Douro Dummer
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0
E-mail M. Chait-Hartwig
705-652-8392 x 210

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.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation for accessibility purposes is available upon request during the recruitment process. Applicants submitting a resume containing references are thereby granting the Township of Douro-Dummer permission to check these references.

Kawartha Chamber Launches Digital Main Street Service Squad

From the New Release dated January 14, 2020:

The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism announced today that it has received a $35,000 grant from Digital Main Street (DMS) to fund a Digital Service Squad to help main street small businesses improve their online capabilities. The grant will cover businesses across the Kawarthas in Trent Lakes, North Kawartha, Curve Lake First Nation, Douro-Dummer, Selwyn and Asphodel-Norwood.

The Chamber received the grant from the Ontario government as part of the Digital Main Street program to establish a Digital Service Squad (DSS) to help small businesses across the Kawarthas improve their use of digital tools and techniques to better evolve and grow. The DSS will consist of trained digital specialists who will visit and assist main street small businesses at no cost to help them set up Google Business and conduct a digital-readiness assessment.

“We are excited to be working with our municipal partners to implement this program to support member and non-member businesses in our region. We will be leveraging the expertise of local business and digital experts, acorn30, to help deliver this program to qualifying businesses. Together we will provide access to digital tools and resources that will allow area businesses to modernize and stay competitive,” said Mike Walker, Kawartha Chamber Board Chair.

A joint program funded by the Government of Ontario and delivered by the Ontario BIA Association, Digital Main Street helps improve how small main street businesses use digital tools and techniques to become more successful. Today’s digital economy is vital to small businesses, and DMS will help them adopt new digital technologies from e-commerce and social media to back-office systems such as payroll and inventory.

“Our government is committed to helping small businesses improve their competitiveness, create jobs and attract investment,” said Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “That’s why I’m so pleased that businesses across the Kawarthas will benefit from the expertise of a Digital Service Squad to help small businesses embrace digital technology. Our investment in the Digital Main Street program will help to ensure that Ontario is open for business and open for jobs.”

“Our townships and villages are a vital part of Peterborough-Kawartha. When they succeed, we all succeed. That is why providing the funding and opportunities for their businesses to thrive is crucial. I am thrilled that businesses across Trent Lakes, North Kawartha, Curve Lake First Nation, Douro-Dummer and Selwyn will benefit from this grant,” Dave Smith, MPP for Peterborough-Kawartha, stated.

“The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is primed to take full advantage of Digital Main Street. They understand that helping small businesses hone their digital abilities will help keep their downtown core vibrant and strong,” said Kay Matthews, Executive Director of the Ontario BIA Association. “Our small main street businesses are a critical contributor to Ontario’s economic, social and cultural health, and it’s vital that we work together to ensure their success. Digital Main Street will help the main street small businesses across the Kawarthas compete in an increasingly digital world.”

ABOUT the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism:
With its guiding vision, “As a trusted voice for business and a champion of prosperity and vitality in our region,” the Chamber’s mission is: “To strengthen business, regional recognition and pride of place, by serving our members and communities.” Through its many varied programs, events, and activities, the Chamber advance and promotes the well-being and interests of local businesses and the communities they serve.
The Kawartha Chamber proudly represents members in Curve Lake First Nation and the rural municipalities of Douro-Dummer, North Kawartha, Selwyn & Trent Lakes which encompass many quaint villages and hamlets.

ABOUT the Ontario BIA Association:
OBIAA is the network that represents unique and vibrant BIAs across Ontario. The Association supports and advocates on behalf of its members through the building and nurturing of strong relationships and partnerships. OBIAA is a leader in the development and sharing of information, tools, resources and best practices, and is the ONE voice on common issues.

ABOUT Digital Main Street:
Digital Main Street is an innovative program designed to help main street small businesses achieve digital transformation. The program is built around an online learning platform, structured training programs, grants and Digital Service Squads teams of street-level experts that help main street small businesses manage and grow their operations through technology adoption. The program was originally created by the Toronto Association of BIAs (TABIA) and a group of strategic partners including Google, MasterCard, Rogers, Microsoft and Shopify. The Province of Ontario expansion of Digital Main Street is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and delivered by the Ontario BIA Association. The Ontario expansion is part of the government’s $12 million Main Street Enhancement Initiative to create jobs and support communities across the province. For more information, please visit digitalmainstreet.ca

Contact Sherry Boyce-Found at the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce (705) 652-6963.


Ontario Volunteer Service Awards

Ontario Volunteer Service Awards is a provincial government program that helps local community organizations recognize the contributions of their volunteers.

If your organization has been in existence for more than 5 years, get more information about the program and download a nomination form at the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards web page.

Every day thousands of Ontarians of all ages give their time and talent to thousands of community organizations. By submitting a nomination, you can help ensure that volunteers receive the recognition they deserve.

Ontario Volunteer Service Award nomination deadline is January 27, 2020!

If you have any questions about the program, please contact:

Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries
400 University Avenue, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2R9

Email: OntarioVolunteerServiceAwards@ontario.ca
Phone: 416 314-7526
Toll Free: 1 877 832-8622
TTY: 416 327-2391

Addendum Released for Request for Proposal BD-2019-02: Supply of a 4×4 Vehicle

The Township of Douro-Dummer Building Department is requesting that qualified businesses submit a Request For Quotation (RFQ) for a new 4×4 vehicle. The RFQ BD-2019-02: Supply of a 4×4 Vehicle (pdf – 130KB) can be viewed on-line or be picked up at the Municipal Office.

Quotes shall be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked “Request for Quote: RFQ-BD-2019-02 “Supply of 4×4 Vehicle” will be received until: 12:00 p.m., Local time, Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020.

ADDENDUM: An addendum has been released for the RFQ. Please see “Addendum to RFQ-2019-02 – Building Department Supply of 4×4 Vehicle (pdf – 68KB)

If more information is required, please contact:

Brian Fawcett
Chief Building Official
Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, PO Box 92
Warsaw, Ontario KOL 3A0
(705) 652-8392 x 208
E-mail B. Fawcett 

Notice of Public Meeting – Actions taken regarding Township Roads

Take note:

The Council of the Township of Douro-Dummer will be holding an upcoming public meeting to review actions taken regarding Township roads. The public meeting is scheduled for January 21, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be part of the regular Council Meeting which will start at 5:00 p.m. More information will be available when the agenda is released on the Township website.

Christmas Tree Drop-off Locations

Christmas trees may be dropped off at the following County Road Yards for free:

Buckhorn: 2467 County Road 36
Douro: 713 County Road 4
Havelock: 649 County Road 46
Millbrook: 1111 County Road 10
Selwyn: 1275 County Road 24 (Centre Line Smith)

Drop-off locations are open during daylight hours.
All decorations, tree stands and bags must be removed.

Please note: Artificial trees and trees that have been sprayed with fake snow are not accepted.