Peterborough Public Health – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Local Residents

Peterborough Public Health – Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information for Local Residents

Peterborough Public Health has been monitoring the coronavirus situation and encouraging people to stay up to date on the topic using trustworthy sources for information, such as the Public Health Agency of Canada and Peterborough Public Health.

Residents with health-related questions can speak with a Public Health Nurse at Peterborough Public Health at 705-743-1000, ext. 401 during business hours. Outside of business hours, residents can call Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 for health advice or information.

The public health risk associated with coronavirus is low in Canada. If residents are looking for updates or more information on the coronavirus please visit the Peterborough Public Health website.

Part-time Seasonal Employment Opportunities at the Township

The Township of Douro-Dummer has seasonal employment positions available (pdf – 63KB)!

All applicants must possess a valid Driver’s Licence (minimum “G” level) 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 Criminal Record check as per Township Policy C-1.

All applicants shall indicate which position(s) they are seeking:

*Must have D/Z Licence, preference goes to applicants with experience in winter control operations.

All Applicants are encouraged to review the job descriptions for required skills and hours of work. These are also available at the municipal office.

For more information about the positions in the Public Works Department, please contact Jake Condon, Lead Hand at 705-652-8402 or email Public Works.

For more information about the positions in the Parks & Recreation Department, please contact Vicki Hallam, Manager of Recreation Facilities at 705-652-8392 ext. 215 or e-mail V. Hallam or Mike Mood, Assistant to the Manager of Recreation Facilities at 705-742-0008 or e-mail M. Mood.

Resumes shall be in writing, and shall be received by 12:00 noon on Friday, February 28th, 2020 at the following address:

Township of Douro-Dummer Municipal Office
894 South Street
P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0

Sustainable Development Program in Douro-Dummer

Reducing emissions of one detached dwelling is equivalent to taking up to 13.5 cars off the road each year!

On October 18, 2016, The Township of Douro-Dummer Council Resolution was passed to adopt and support the Greater Peterborough Climate Action Plan, with the goal of reducing Community Sector greenhouse gas emissions by 29% by 2031 from the 2011 baseline.

In consultation with Sustainable Peterborough and a local organization, Builders for Climate Action, a Sustainable Development Program is being launched. A quantifiable metric has been established to rate the buildings for design and final construction and a calculator will be available for users to input their building design to learn the total up-front carbon emissions of their material selections. By changing the materials used in conventional construction, up to 50 tonnes of CO2e are saved per dwelling.

Working with Builders for Climate Action, we will focus our target on reducing the upfront emissions of new construction through an education program and by offering a tool kit. There are financial incentives available and once we have approval from our grant application with FCM we will be able to offer a larger grant. With the creation of Sustainable Development Guidelines, we can educate and encourage new home builders and owners to develop their properties in a smart, sustainable method.

Within Peterborough County, there were 213 single detached dwellings built last year, which would be equivalent to 10,650 tonnes of CO2e saved each year if the entire County was involved in this innovative program.

For more information please visit or contact:

Brian Fawcett, Chief Building Official
Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, Warsaw, ON, K0L 3A0
Phone: (705) 652-8392 x 208
E-mail B. Fawcett

Sustainability Presentation (pdf – 2MB)

Garbage Tonnage Decrease in 2018/19

It has been 2 years since the Township of Douro-Dummer implemented its Clear Garbage Bag Program and residents continue to shine when it comes to diverting household waste away from landfill.

“It has made a real difference and Douro-Dummer residents should accept a large helping of thanks. Keeping material out of the landfill results in savings of many kinds,” says Mayor J. Murray Jones.

In 2017, prior to the clear bag program, residents discarded approximately 260 kg of garbage per person. Since then, in 2018 and 2019 residents reduced their household garbage to less than 145 kg per person.

“Douro-Dummer Council is very proud of the residents for the contribution toward mitigating climate change,” adds Deputy-Mayor Karl Moher.

Residents in Douro-Dummer are in good company; in Peterborough County 6 of the 8 municipalities (outside of the City of Peterborough) have made the move to clear garbage bags.

There are small differences between municipalities regarding what can be included in the garbage, so residents and businesses with questions regarding clear bag programs are encouraged to contact their municipal offices directly.

2020 Draft Budget Review

The Council of the Township of Douro-Dummer has started their review of the 2020 Budget. Please refer to this post for updates regarding draft documents. All Budget meetings will be listed on the Events calendar and the meeting agendas can be found on the Meetings and Agendas Page. 

Budget as presented February 18, 2020 (pdf – 3MB)
Draft Budget as presented February 4, 2020 (pdf – 3MB)
Working Document – 25 Year Capital Forecast as presented February 4, 2020 (pdf – 823KB)
Working Document – 10 Year Road Plan – Gravel and Hardtop Roads as presented February 4, 2020 (pdf – 210KB)

Request for Proposal (RFP): ES-2020-01 Curbside Waste Collection and Transporting Roll-Off Bins with Addendums and Notice of Extension

RFP for ES-2020-01 Curbside Waste Collection and Transporting Roll-Off Bins

The Township of Douro-Dummer is requesting qualified bidders to submit a Request For Proposal (RFP) for Curbside Waste Collection and Transporting Roll-Off Bins.

Sealed tender plainly marked “ES-2020-01 Curbside Waste Collection and Transporting Roll-Off Bins” will be received by the undersigned up to 12:00 noon on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Bid documents are available at the Municipal Office and only bids submitted on these forms will be accepted. To receive a copy, please email

Lowest or any bid in the sole and absolute discretion of the Township may not necessarily be accepted.

Please note that an Addendum has been released for this Request for Proposal on February 21, 2020, to receive a copy, please email

Please note that a second Addendum and a Notice of Extension has been released for this Request for Proposal on February 27, 2020, to receive a copy, please email

Martina Chait-Hartwig, Temporary CAO
Township of Douro-Dummer
P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street
Warsaw ON KOL 3AO

705-652-8392 x 210

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 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 7th, 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.