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 

Temporary C.A.O. Appointed

From J. Murray Jones, Mayor, on behalf of Township of Douro-Dummer Council:

The Township of Douro-Dummer Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Martina Chait–Hartwig to the position of temporary Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Township.  Martina has been an employee at the Township of Douro-Dummer since 2011 and currently holds the position of Deputy Clerk. 

Martina has a strong administrative background, sound knowledge of the various policies, procedures and legislation related to municipal governance as well as experience in providing leadership and coaching to employees.

Martina has worked with a variety of stakeholders both internally and externally and has excellent relationship building skills. She is the current Vice-Chair of the AMCTO Legislative and Policy Advisory Committee and values transparency, integrity and professionalism.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trent University, has completed the AMCTO Municipal Administration Program and has received a diploma in Municipal Administration from AMCTO.

Martina will begin her role as the temporary CAO with the Township of Douro-Dummer on January 2, 2020. 

Holiday Skating in Douro and Warsaw

Looking for something to do over the holidays? Join us for FREE skating at The Douro Community Centre and Warsaw Community Centre.

Douro Community Centre
Sunday, December 22 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Tim Hortons
Thursday December 26 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Tim Hortons
Saturday, December 28 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Township of Douro-Dummer
Sunday, December 29 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Tim Hortons

Parent & Tot Skating
Wednesday, January 1 1:00 pm—2:00 pm Alf Curtis Home Improvements

Warsaw Community Centre
Sunday, December 22 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Tim Hortons
Friday, December 27 5:00 pm — 6:00 pm Township of Douro-Dummer
Sunday, December 29 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Tim Hortons
Thursday, January 2 2:00 pm—3:00 pm Tim Hortons

Adult Skating
Thursday, December 26 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm Peterborough Truss and Floor
Thursday, January 2 1:00 pm—2:00 pm Peterborough Truss and Floor

To view the holiday schedule click here.

Township Welcomes New Manager of Recreation Facilities

From the news release “Township of Douro-Dummer Welcomes New Manager of Recreation Facilities”

The Township of Douro-Dummer is pleased to introduce the community to our new Manager of Recreation Facilities, Vicki Hallam. Vicki brings with her nineteen years of experience in municipal government.

Prior to accepting this position, Vicki served as a Manager of Recreation and a Manager of Safety Compliance for the Town of Greater Napanee. She brings experience and a proven track record of success which will be invaluable in meeting the departmental goals and working through the objectives in the Recreation Master Plan.

“We want to welcome Vicki to our organization. Vicki brings a wealth of experience and training to this position. Her passion for recreation will be easily recognized and we are excited to be working with her to move our Parks and Recreation Department forward,” stated David Clifford, C.A.O.

For more information, please contact:
David Clifford, C.A.O.
Township of Douro-Dummer
705-652-8392, ext. 206
E-mail D. Clifford

Cogeco Connexion: Resident Speed Test

Cogeco Connexion has partnered with the Township of Douro-Dummer to assess the current broadband connectivity of homes and businesses within the area. Residents who wish to participate are asked to complete the speed test instructions at this link.

Please note that a valid email address is required to complete the test and to allow you to edit and save the form. Under no circumstances with your email address be used for marketing or solicitation purposes. Addresses provided may be used to communicate with you if important information related to this test is missing.

New Program Launch: Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program

New Program Launch – Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program

This new program is to help meet the dental needs of low income seniors in Ontario. In Peterborough City and County this program will be delivered by Peterborough Public Health, in the Community Dental Health Clinic located at 185 King Street, Peterborough.

In order to be eligible, a person must:
• Be a resident of Ontario
• Be age 65 or older
• Have an annual net income of $19,300 or less for a single person, or a combined annual net income of $32,300 or less for a couple
• Have no access to any other form of dental benefits (e.g., private insurance or other government program)

Individuals can fill out an application form online at and call the OSDCP’s bilingual (English/French) contact centre for questions and support through the application process.
Call: 416-916-0204
Toll-Free: 1-833-207-4435
TTY: 1-800-855-0511

An application form is also attached to this e-mail. It can be printed, completed and mailed in. Applicants may also visit Peterborough Public Health to pick up an application form and/or to get support with completing an application.
For more details on eligibility for the program, how to enrol, and what dental services will be covered under this program;
• Visit
• Visit
• Or call Peterborough Public Health at 705-743-1000 Ext. 321.

Hard copies of brochures, posters and application forms should soon be available to order through the Service Ontario publications page or toll free through their Contact Centre at 1-800-668-9938.

Notice of Intention to Change Building Permit Fees charged in accordance with the Building Code Act 7(6)

Take Notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Douro-Dummer intends to pass a by-law pursuant to Section 7(1)(c) of the Building Code Act to increase the fees charged for Building Permits and related services.

Proposed 2020 Building Permit Fee Schedule (pdf – 26KB)
Proposed 2020 Sewage System Fee Schedule (pdf – 108KB)


The direct costs of administering and enforcing the Act by the Township for 2020 is anticipated to be approximately $271,879.94 while the indirect costs are anticipated to be $48,000, for a total of $319,879.94. Meanwhile the revenue for 2020 is not expected to exceed $319,879.94.

This fee increase is a nominal 1.9% increase from the 2019 fees, which is increased based on the Consumer Price Index increase.

The rationale for changing the fee is to match the increased costs of services for 2020.

In addition, the municipality is implementing a sewage system re-inspection program. A cost study was conducted and determined that the costs to inspect the sewage systems would be $150 per visit to the site. It has been approved by Council that the fee be set at $150 for a first inspection, and a maximum of another $150 (total $300) for subsequent inspections. These would be classified as a Type 1 ($150) and Type 2 ($300) inspection respectively. The rationale for charging this fee is direct cost recovery to provide the service.

A public meeting will be held on January 7, 2020 at 5:05 p.m. in Council Chambers.

Brian Fawcett
Chief Building Official
Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, Ontario
K0L 3A0
(705) 652-8392, Ext. 208
(705) 652-5044 (fax)
E-mail B. Fawcett

Recycling Collection for Friday December 6, 2019

Notification came from Emterra that due to poor road conditions there may be residents that do not receive collection today. Most notably may be hillside residents where the trucks are unable to safely stop and start. Updates on missed roads will be given as we receive them throughout the day today.

Residents may be advised to bring their materials in and place out for collection next week.

Kindergarten Registration: AVAILABLE NOW!

If your child will be four years old by December 2020, now’s the time to register for Kindergarten starting September 2020. Your local public schools offer warm, welcoming Kindergarten classrooms. Our play-based programs stimulate and encourage children to reach their full potential.

Visit to:

• find your school and register your child online
• get practical resources to help prepare your little one for Kindergarten, and
• find out if there’s a before- and after-school  child care program offered at your school


Please call your local school, contact the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board at 1-877-741-4577, or visit

Kindergarten Registration Poster (pdf – 3MB)