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)

Warsaw Public Works Yard Leaf Bin is back!

A bin is now available to Douro-Dummer residents at the Warsaw Public Works Yard for the disposal of leaf, brush and yard waste. The bin will be available through-out September and October.

Lumber, garbage and other waste needs to be taken to one of the following locations:

Halls Glen Transfer Station (Douro-Dummer residents only)
1951 County Road 6
Visit the Halls Glen Transfer Station webpage for hours of operation. Leafes, brush and yard waste are not accepted at this location.

Peterborough Waste Management Facility (Peterborough County residents)
1260 Bensfort Road
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Waste Connection of Canada
348 County Road 6
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tipping fees will apply.

Request for Quotation: 2019 – Computers

The Township of Douro-Dummer has released a Request for Quotation for computer equipment. For full details please read RFQ: 2019 – Computers (pdf – 374KB)

Requests for clarification must be made prior to submission and shall be requested through:

Darlene Heffernan, Treasurer
Phone: (705) 652-8392 Ext 203
E-mail D. Heffernan 

If Darlene is not available please contact:

Peggy Reyner
Phone: (705) 652-8392 Ext. 200
E-mail P. Reyner 

 

Employment Opportunity: Labourer in the Public Works Department

The Township of Douro-Dummer has a full-time position available for a Labourer in the Public Works Department.

Position Start Date: January 6th, 2020

Wage: $16.87 to $19.84

Contenders will be required to have a grade 12 education or equivalent experience in a related field, as well as a valid driver’s license—Class “D” with “Z” endorsement. A successful applicant will have proven ability to operate and maintain heavy equipment and other municipal equipment. Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills as working in a team environment and communicating with co-workers and the public is crucial.

Applicants are encouraged to review the job description (pdf – 98KB) for this position, prior to submitting an application. For further information, please e-mail or call the Municipal Office at 705-652-8292.

All applicants shall include a detailed resume, including references, in writing, marked “Application for Labourer” to the Municipal Office by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019.

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

We thank all applicants, but only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O., 1990, c.M.45. It 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.

Employment Opportunity: Transfer Station Assistant – Halls Glen Site

The Township of Douro-Dummer has a part-time position available as a Transfer Station Assistant at the Halls Glen Transfer Station.

Position Dates: Date of hire to the end of Thanksgiving Day Weekend 2019; May 2020 to Thanksgiving Day Weekend 2020.

Hours of work: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Contenders will be required to have a grade 12 education or equivalent experience in a related field, as well as a valid driver’s license (minimum “G” level). A successful applicant will have proven ability to operate computers and software necessary for record keeping, and excellent communication skills as communicating with co-workers and the public is crucial.

Applicants are encouraged to review the job description (pdf – 101KB) for this position, prior to submitting an application. For further information, please e-mail or call the Municipal Office at 705-652-8292.

All applicants shall include a detailed resume, including references, in writing, marked “Application for Transfer Station Assistant” to the Municipal Office by 12:00 noon on Friday, September 20th, 2019.

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

We thank all applicants, but only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O., 1990, c.M.45. It 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.