Local food month comes to Peterborough County!

Coming into it’s second year, Local Food Month in Peterborough County promotes the purchasing of local products from local farmers, food processors and retailers.

Over 25 events open to the public will be hosted across the County in the month of September. Brochures with event details are available at the Douro-Dummer Township office located at 894 South Street in Warsaw.

Visit the Local Food Month website at localfoodmonthptbo.ca

Mixed Media Art Show and Sale – September to October 2016 at the Public Library

The Douro-Dummer Library Art Gallery Presents:

Mixed Media Art Show and Sale

Poster for Mixed Media Art Show and Sale - September and October 2016 (png 2mb)

Poster for Mixed Media Art Show and Sale – September and October 2016 (png 2mb)

Featuring: Rose Anne Sheehan, Roy Scott and John Close
Running from September 1, 2016 until October 23, 2016

With the Opening Celebration Friday, September 9, 2016, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

To welcome the beginning of Fall, we are privileged to feature diverse mix of artists, Rose Anne Sheehan (Photography), Roy Scott (Acrylics) and John Close (Woodturning). For your study and enjoyment be sure to drop in to the Library to view the works of these three artists.

Please join us for the Opening Celebration on Friday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. and to meet the artists, or stop in and view the show between September 1 and October 23, 2016.

The Douro-Dummer Library Art Gallery,
425 Douro Fourth Line Road,
Hamlet of Douro, Ontario

County of Peterborough Sign By-law Under Review – Public Input Requested

The County of Peterborough is currently reviewing Sign By-law No. 2007-55 which regulates the placement of signs or other advertising devices on and within 400 meters of County roadways.

The installation of third-party advertising signs (Bush Country Signs) is permitted under the current By-law and the continued installation of these signs is of particular interest to County Council.

The County is asking residents and businesses to assist with the By-law review process.Comments may be submitted via the on-line survey or by email, letter or phone until October 30th, 2016. For more information please see the attached Sign By-law Review News Release (pdf -182kB)

Request for Proposal- RFP-PWF1-2016 Engineering/Architectural Services for a New Central Public Works/Fire Station

The Corporation of the Township of Douro-Dummer
Request for Proposal- RFP-PWF1-2016
Engineering/Architectural Services
New Central Public Works/Fire Station

The Township of Douro-Dummer is seeking Request for Proposals for the provision of consulting engineer and architectural services for the site design and building design for a new central public works/fire station.

Sealed proposals, clearly marked RFP-PWF1-2016 will be received by the undersigned no later than 12 noon on September 14, 2016.

Municipal Request for Proposals forms may be obtained from the Municipal Office or from the municipal website at www.dourodummer.on.ca and must be used. RFP-PWF1-2016 – Engineering Architectural Services – New Central Public Works Fire Station (pdf – 4.6Mb)

RFP-PWF1-2016 Addendum One (pdf – 26kB)
RFP-PWF1-2016 Addendum Two (pdf -12kB)

Lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted. In the event only one proposal is received the Township of Douro-Dummer reserves the right to either accept or refuse it. The bidder agrees to save the municipality harmless of any compensation if the request for proposal is cancelled. Proposals received after the closing date and time will be returned unopened.
For further information please contact the undersigned. All communications in regards to this RFP shall be in writing- fax, e-mail, etc.

David Clifford, CAO
894 South Street
Warsaw, Ontario KOL 3AO
705-652-8392 Ext 206
Email: Dave Clifford

The Township of Douro-Dummer Fire Ban has been lifted Effective August 18, 2016

News Release

The Township of Douro-Dummer Fire Ban has been lifted effective August 18, 2016

The fire rating is still high, so extreme care must be used.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

For more information please contact, Fire Chief, Chuck Pedersen at 705-652-8392 x 207.

Temporary Road Closure – Douro Eighth Line – August 18, 2016

Township of Douro-Dummer
Temporary Road Closure
Douro Eighth Line

Please be advised that Douro Eighth Line between Ayotte Crescent and County Road 4 will be closed to all traffic on Thursday, August 18, 2016. A one day closure should be sufficient time to complete this work. This closure is necessary in order to complete the replacement of a culvert that has developed a hole.

Please see this attached notice for a map of the road section to be closed for the day.

Emergency vehicles, the residents of Ayotte Crescent and Douro Eighth Line, and local traffic will be able to access their properties from Nassau Road and the Douro Eighth Line.

Emergency services will be provided exact details of this closure, to ensure there will be no detrimental effects on their services.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact the Public Works Department at 705-652-8402.


Harold Nelson, CRS-S
Manager of Public Works

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Peterborough

As many of you are aware, the Healthy Kids Community Challenge has moved into the Theme 2 – Water Does Wonders, promoting water as the healthiest beverage choice for kids.

Currently, we are running a contest to collect input from community members and have developed a short survey for parents to complete. The survey can be found here : http://fluidsurveys.com/s/hkccwatersurvey/

Survey will be active until September 15th!

See poster below for more info:

Healthy Kids Poster

Waste Pick-Up for August Long Weekend

Public Notice
Civic Holiday 2016
August 1, 2016

Please note the following:

Recycling Collection
Civic Holiday (Monday, August 1, 2016) Collection as usual.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact BFI at 705-742-4268.

Garbage Collection
Civic Holiday (Monday, August 1, 2016) Monday Garbage Collection is moved to Tuesday and Tuesday Garbage Collection is moved to Wednesday.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact M&M Disposals at 705-652-3505.

The Township of Douro-Dummer wishes everyone a safe and happy weekend!

Fire Ban Now in Effect

July 29, 2016

News Release

The Township of Douro-Dummer Chief Fire Official has declared an open air fire ban, effective immediately.

Due to the continued dry conditions in the Township of Douro-Dummer, as well as data from the Wildland Fire Information System, the Township is enabling a fire ban through By-law 2015-05. No open air burning will be allowed, with the exception of campgrounds as defined within the By-law. These campgrounds must meet the requirements set out in the By-law if they choose to utilize the exemption.

Another factor for enacting this fire ban, is that some water sources are no longer available which could lead to shuttling water from further distances, delaying extinguishment.

“We hope that conditions change and we can all enjoy the recreational fires that memories are made from, but until that time please be responsible with all ignition sources, including cigarettes that have already caused fires along the side of roadways” says Fire Chief Chuck Pedersen

Signs will be posted at most major intersections within the Township and information is available on our website at wwww.dourodummer.on.ca

Enforcement of set fires during a fire ban may result in a $500 penalty as well as response to extinguish such fires can be charged at $450 per fire apparatus.


For more information, please contact:

Douro-Dummer Fire Chief Chuck Pedersen
Tel: (705) 652-8392, ext. 207
Email: cpedersen@dourodummer.on.ca