Annual Fall Dam Draw Down

Otonabee Conservation will be conducting the annual fall dam draw down in the Otonabee Region watershed on or after October 15, 2019. Shoreline residents can expect changing water levels above and below structures including the Warsaw Dam.

For more information please read the Media Release: Annual Fall Dam Draw Down to happen after Thanksgiving long weekend (pdf – 719KB)

Questions can be directed to:

Gordon Earl, Water Resources Technologist
Otonabee Conservation
Phone: (705) 745-3238 x 214
E-mail: G.Earl

Public Notice – Thanksgiving Day Weekend

Public Notice – Thanksgiving Day Weekend (pdf – 218kB)

The Municipal Office will be CLOSED Monday, October 14, 2019.

There are NO CHANGE to the collection of Recycling or Garbage as a result of the Thanksgiving Day Long Weekend. Please put your garbage and recycling out on your regular day. If your regular collection day is Monday, put your garbage and recycling out on Monday. If your regular collection day is Tuesday, put your garbage out on Tuesday.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Waste Connections of Canada at 705-742-4268.

The Hall Glen Transfer Station is open for Summer Hours on: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
(including Thanksgiving Monday) and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The Township of Douro-Dummer wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day Long Weekend!

2019 Fall Leaf and Yard Waste Collection

The fall 2019 leaf and yard waste collection in Donwood starts next week!

How to participate:

  • Collect leaves, plants, brush and tree clippings in paper bags or reusable containers.
  • Bundle branches no larger than 1m x 30cm (3′ x 1′).
  • Place at the roadside before 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your collection week.

Donwood collection weeks are as follows:

  • October 14th
  • October 28th
  • November 11th
  • November 25th

Collection may occur any day from Monday to Friday, not necessarily on garbage or recycling day.
There are no limits and no tags required for leaf and yard materials.

For more information please visit the County of Peterborough website.

Residents of Douro-Dummer outside of Donwood may use the leaf and yard waste bin located at the Warsaw Public Works garage, 1422 County Road 4 (just north of the Hamlet of Warsaw.) This bin is provided free of charge during the fall. To continue to have this service please ensure only leaf and yard waste is deposited in this bin (no lumber or construction waste.)

Fire Prevention Week Home Visits 2019

This year’s fire prevention week theme is
“Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”

To help ensure our residents are notified of smoke or carbon monoxide in their homes, the Douro-Dummer Fire Services will be conducting door to door visits to Douro-Dummer residences on Saturday October 19th and 26th, 2019. Fire Department members will have ID tags and be wearing station uniforms with our Douro-Dummer crest on their shoulder.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping our crews to assist you in being in compliance with the law and to help make sure your family
is protected with lifesaving alarms.

Direct any question to Fire Chief, Chuck Pedersen:
P: (705) 652-8392 x 207
E-mail C. Pedersen

Advisory from ORCA: 20% Water Conservation Urged as Level 2 Low Water Condition Declared

The Otonabee Region Water Response Team (WRT) is issuing a Level 2 Low Water Condition declaration for the entire watershed area.

The WRT had declared a Level 1 Low Water Condition on September 11, 2019.  On the same date, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry reported that all Conservation Authorities east of Otonabee Conservation also had Level 1 declarations in place, with the exception of the Raisin Region CA.

Analysis of air temperature, precipitation, and stream flow data up to September 30th now provide evidence for moving to a Level 2 Low Water Condition. In particular, a Level 2 is being declared at this time as precipitation receipts for the preceding three-month period at four out of five monitoring stations in the Otonabee Region watershed recorded below normal conditions.

This encompasses the drainage areas of the Otonabee, Indian, and Ouse Rivers within the municipalities of Asphodel-Norwood, Cavan Monaghan, Douro-Dummer, Otonabee South Monaghan, Selwyn, City of Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, and Trent Hills.

“Long duration, low intensity rainfall is needed to naturally replenish streams and groundwater supplies. It’s up to all of us to do what we can to conserve water, using it wisely as we go about our daily activities,” Says Gordon Earle, Water Resources Technologist with Otonabee Conservation.

Under a Level 2 Low Water Condition, residents, businesses, industries, and municipalities are encouraged to voluntarily reduce their water use by 20%.

Otonabee Conservation encourages everyone to apply water conservation measures in their daily routine. Non-essential water uses should be suspended until natural water supplies recover.

For tips on how to save water click here.

Pesticide and Livestock/Equine Medication Drop-Off

Clean Farms Ontario have organized pesticide and livestock/equine medication drop-off locations across Ontario.

Clean farms poster for 2019 pesticide and livestock medication collection

This is a one day event for farmers to dispose of unwanted pesticides and livestock medications free of charge.

The closest locations to Peterborough County are:

Cobourg at Northumberland Grain Cobourg – (519) 839-4861
Lindsay at Alliance Agri-Turf – (705) 324-7761

Drop-off times are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on October 1, 2019

The next collection date for these areas is the fall of 2022.

For more information call (877) 622-4460 or visit cleanfarms.ca 

Employment Opportunity: Manager of Recreational Facilities

The Township is seeking a Manager of Recreation Facilities (pdf – 10KB) who will, as part of the Management Team, be responsible for the efficient and effective planning, development, administration and budget management of the Parks and Recreation Department. In addition to managing the operation of indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, parks and designated Township properties, this person will also be responsible for the promotion and development of leisure and recreation programs and services to meet the needs of the municipality.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of recreation related experience. Candidates with Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) certification and working knowledge of refrigeration equipment, and ice making procedures and application will be preferred.

The individual 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 written and verbal communication skills. A proven ability to manage several projects simultaneously is a must. In addition to managing projects, this individual must possess the ability to think creatively to create and implement new programs or initiatives for the recreational facilities.

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 (2018) salary range for this position is $64,886.32 to $74,840.05 based on a 40 hour work week.

Amended Job Description for the position of Manager of Recreational Facilities (pdf – 146KB)

Qualified candidates are invited to submit an application including a resume and references by 12 noon, Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 to:

David Clifford, CAO
Township of Douro Dummer
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, Ontario K0L3A0
E-mail: D.Clifford

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.

Special Alert: Starry Stonewort in Stoney Lake

Special Alert
Starry Stonewort in Stoney Lake

Starry Stonewort is an extremely aggressive, fastspreading
macro alga. It has been spreading throughout the
Trent-Severn Waterway for several years and is now in Ston(e)y
Lake. From a few small patches identified in the summer of
2017 it is now in areas of Gilchrist Bay, The Lost Channel and
the Big Duck Pond (see attachments bellow)

Starry Stonewort Fact Sheet (pdf – 3MB)
Starry Stonewort Alert – Fall 2019 (pdf – 2MB)