COVID-19 – Health Care Options and Access to Basic Needs

COVID-19 – Health Care Options and Access to Basic Needs

The Township of Douro-Dummer is taking all necessary precautions in support of the Peterborough Public Health to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic. If you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19, The Ontario Ministry of Health provides an online self-assessment tool at ontario.ca/covid19. If you think you are experiencing symptoms, please contact your health care provider or view the unattached patient options bellow.

For Peterborough Public Health updates related to COVID-19, please visit the Peterborough Public Health website, where information on how COVID-19 spreads, symptoms of the virus and additional information is provided.

For at home testing, call the Peterborough Health Unit at 705-743-1000.

Are you an Unattached Patient looking for Care During COVID-19?

The Peterborough Virtual Care Clinic (PVCC) and the PFHT Clinic in Lakefield are open and available on a restricted basis for unattached patients. Please note walk ins will NOT be accepted. Patients who are seeking care are asked to call and make an appointment in advance. Clinic hours will change depending on COVID-19 precautions and demand during that time. In efforts to limit in-person contact, appointments will take place either via phone or OTN video conference.

Peterborough Virtual Care Clinic (PVCC)
Located: 185 King Street, 5th Floor Suite 500, Peterborough
Contact: 705-536-0882

Peterborough Family Health Team (PFHT) Clinic
Located: 150 Strickland Street, Suite 3, Lakefield
Contact: 705-651-4866

Unattached Patients Care During Covid-19 (pdf – 445KB)

Are you in Need of Grocery/ Pharmacy Services During COVID-19?

 These times can be difficult, but know the City of Peterborough and Peterborough County have been working hard to help support community members during these times. If you are looking for food support please visit the Food Support Page, where you can find information regarding local food banks, and free meal services that are available in the City and County.

Senior in Need of Support During COVID-19

As an essential service, Community Care Peterborough has been supporting community members with meal and grocery delivery. For more information, please visit Community Care Peterborough Website.

Pharmacy/Grocery Delivery and Pick-up Options?

The County and The City of Peterborough have generated a list of services that have modified hours to help support shoppers. This list also provides groceries and items that are offering delivery and pick up services, as well as modified hours that are being offered.

Additional Resources

Updated News items related to the Township of Douro-Dummer, can be found in the NEWS section on our website.

For information on how to access Township Services during Covid-19 please click here.

For information of financial relief options to assist ratepayers with their property taxes, please click here.

For updates on Fire Bans in the Township of Douro-Dummer during COVID-19, click here.

For information related to Hall’s Glen Transfer Station Operations during COVID-19, click here.

For COVID-19 local business updates, click here.

Douro-Dummer Council Meeting Live on YouTube

On April 21, 2020, the Township of Douro-Dummer Council held a virtual meeting which was live-streamed on the Township’s YouTube Channel.

Please monitor the website for agendas for upcoming meetings and subscribe to the Township’s YouTube Channel so you don’t miss any live-streamed events.

For further information with respect to Council meetings please contact:

Crystal McMillan, Clerk/Planning Coordinator
Phone: 705-652-8392 Ext. 205
Email: Crystal McMillan

Public Budget Meeting

Township of Douro-Dummer 2020 Budget Presentation

The Township of Douro-Dummer will be holding an Electronic Public Meeting for the 2020 Budget Presentation on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. The presentation will be a synopsis of the budget, including the proposed tax rate which is available on the Township website www.dourodummer.on.ca

For information or questions regarding the proposed budget, please contact Darlene Heffernan, Treasurer at: 705-652-8392 Ext. 203 or email dheffernan@dourodummer.on.ca

Public Participation for the Budget Public Meeting

To allow for public participation while meeting the requirements of physical distancing during the current emergency situation, the Township is requesting those who would like to make comments on the budget to do so by submitting written comments to the Clerk by noon on April 28, 2020. The comments will be distributed with the agenda package and will be available for public viewing on the Township’s website when the agenda is posted.

The Public Meeting will be recorded and live-streamed on the Township’s YouTube channel.

Please submit written comments by noon on April 28, 2020 to:

Crystal McMillan, Clerk
Email: crystal@dourodummer.on.ca
Fax: 705-652-5044
Municipal Office Drop Box: 894 South Street, Warsaw

Notice of Public Budget Meeting (pdf – 48KB)

*Amended – Budget Presentation (pdf – 3MB)

*Amended – 10 Year Projection Surface Treatment Plan and Gravel Resurfacing (pdf – 325KB)

*Amended – 25 Year Capital Project Projections (pdf – 334KB)

 

Original documents – Prior to amendments

Budget Presentation (pdf – 3MB) – Amended version above

10 Year Projection Surface Treatment Plan and Gravel Resurfacing (pdf – 177KB) – Amended version above

25 Year Capital Project Projections (pdf – 333KB) -Amended version above

Garbage and Recycling Collection for Good Friday and Easter Monday

Friday:

  • Residences that would normally have garbage collected on Friday, April 10th, 2020 will instead be collected on Thursday, April 9th, 2020.
  • Recycling is unaffected by the holiday and will be collected as usual on Friday, April 10th, 2020.

Monday:

  • Monday garbage and recycling collection are unaffected by Easter Monday and will be collected as usual Monday, April 13th, 2020.

Tuesday:

  • Tuesday garbage and recycling collection are unaffected by Easter Monday and will be collected as usual Tuesday, April 14th, 2020.

Township of Douro-Dummer Providing Financial Relief to Assist Ratepayers

At a special electronic Council meeting held on Thursday, April 2, 2020, Township Council approved financial relief options to help residents and businesses in recognition of the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“All members of Council are unified in this decision to make things less stressful during this situation we find ourselves in. We are all committed to helping take the pressure off our ratepayers so they can focus on doing the right thing for themselves and their families” said Mayor J. Murray Jones.

Council will be reconsidering these measures to relieve the financial stress for residents and business in 45 days time.

Waiving of Interest Charges:
The Township of Douro-Dummer is waiving interest and penalty charges on property tax arrears. Specifically:

– After the April 1st penalty there will be no new penalty applied on any account for a period of 60 days

– All legislated charges for penalties and interest will resume on July 1, 2020.

Pre-Authorized Property Tax Payments:
For those who are signed up for a Township of Douro-Dummer’s Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP) Plan and wish to stop their tax payments:
– For those on the Monthly Plan, please submit your request to suspend your payments no later then April 9, 2020.

– For those on the Due Date Plan, please submit your request to suspend your payments no later then April 24, 2020.

Typical PAP amounts for all tax payment plans will commence July 2020, unless further relief is provided by Council. Any tax payments that have been suspended will be included in the annual recalculation of pre-authorized property tax payments.

Please send your requests to Carol Anne Nelson, Deputy Treasurer/Tax Clerk via email: Carol Anne Nelson. If you do not have email please leave a voicemail with your contact information – 705-652-8392 ext. 201.

Post Dated Cheques for Tax Payments:
For those who have already provided post-dated cheques for the upcoming April 30th property tax installment:

– Please submit your request to hold the deposit of your post-dated cheque no later then April 24, 2020.

Please send your requests to Peggy Reyner, Reception/ IT Coordinator via email: Peggy Reyner. If you do not have email please leave a voicemail with your contact information – 705-652-8392 ext. 200.

If the Township does not receive direction to remove your PAP payment or post dated cheque, staff will be processing the tax payments as scheduled.

We will continue to keep the community informed regarding the suspension of services. Please monitor www.dourodummer.on.ca for updates and follow our Twitter account @Douro_Dummer.

For information regarding Covid-19 and how to keep your family, friends and neighbours safe, please visit Peterborough Public Health for up to date information on the situation. https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca.

MEDIA RELEASE – April 6 2020 – Waiving of Tax Penalty (pdf- 59Kb)
For more information please contact:

Martina Chait-Hartwig, Temporary C.A.O.
Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, ON, K0L 3A0
Phone: (705) 652-8392 x 210
E-mail: Martina Chait-Hartwig

Carol Anne Nelson, Deputy-Treasurer/ Tax Clerk
Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw ON, K0L 3A0
Phone: (705) 652-8392 x 201
E-mail: Carol Anne Nelson

Open-Air Fire Ban Effective April 3rd

Chief Fire Officials from the Townships of Douro-Dummer, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, North Kawartha and Trent Lakes Declare an Open-Air Fire Ban Effective April 3rd at 19:00 (pdf – 115KB)

In support of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) implementing a Restricted Fire Zone Declaration across the entire province, where these zones are applicable, the Townships of Douro-Dummer, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, North Kawartha and Trent Lakes have also implemented an open-air burning ban effective April 3rd at 1900 hours (7:00 p.m.) A total open-air burning ban will be in effect.

The MNRF has declared these restrictions due to impacts related to COVID-19. These measures will reduce the number of preventable human-caused wildfires therefore minimizing necessary contact among their staff and between staff and the public, while ensuring that emergency response capacity is maintained.

The Forest Fire Prevention Act (FFPA) allows municipalities to pass by-laws pertaining to open-air burning. All of the municipalities mentioned above have such by-laws and the most restrictive rules from FFPA or local municipalities would apply.

All open-air burning permits are suspended during this time and no campfires are allowed, with the exception of organized campgrounds that meet certain requirements. When organized campgrounds are re-opened and looking for exemptions, please contact your local municipality.

We thank you for your cooperation and support, we will all get through this together if we all do our part!

Douro-Dummer Fire Chief
Chuck Pedersen
(705) 652-8392 x 207
E-mail C. Pedersen

Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Fire Chief
Ray Haines
(705) 778-3183
E-mail R. Haines

North Kawartha Fire Chief
Jessie Lamb
(705) 656-4445 x 221
E-mail J. Lamb

Trent Lakes Fire Chief
Steve Brockbank
(705) 738-3800 x 242
E-mail S. Brockbank

Leaf and Yard Waste Collection – Donwood

The leaf and yard waste collection schedule has been released from the County of Peterborough.

Residents in Donwood (Week B) can expect leaf and yard waste collection during the weeks of May 11th, May 25th, June 8th 2020.

Instructions from Peterborough County’s website:

  1. Collect leaves, plants, brush and tree clippings in paper bags or reusable containers
  2. Bundle branches no larger than 1 m x 30 cm (3′ x 1′)
  3. Place at the roadside before 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your collection week.
    Collection may occur any day from Monday to Friday, not necessarily on garbage or recycling day.
  4. There are no limits and no tags required for leaf and yard materials.
Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Schedule 2020

Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Schedule 2020

Questions regarding curbside leaf and yard waste collection can be directed to the County of Peterborough at (705) 775-2737 x 0.

Outdoor Amenities – Closed until Further Notice

By Provincial Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, the Township of Douro-Dummer has closed all of our parks including the Back Dam Park, Clintonia Park, Daleview Road Park, Douro North and South Park, Maryvale Park, Millennium Garden, Warsaw Fire Hall Park and the Robert Johnston Eco-Forest Trail. Further, all play structures and play grounds, including swings, sport fields, basketball courts, baseball diamonds, picnic shelters and bleachers are also closed. Fishing is not allowed at Crowe’s Landing and McCracken’s Landing Wharfs at this time.

Ontario’s provincial parks and conservation reserves are closed at this time under the same Provincial Order.

The Ontario Provincial Police, who are the local police service for the Township of Douro-Dummer will be enforcing Provincial directives, including misuse of outdoor amenities and physical distancing requirements. The public can report issues to the following non-emergency numbers:
Peterborough County OPP non-emergency contact 705-742-0401 or 1-888-310-1122.

o Important – 9-1-1 is for emergencies only; reports of non-compliance related to the above are to be reported to the non-emergency numbers, not 9-1-1.

Effective Wednesday, March 24th, the Township Municipal Office will remain closed to the public and will be operating with limited staff. Emails can be sent directly to individual staff members or to info@dourodummer.on.ca. Emails and voicemails will be checked regularly and will be returned in a priority sequence. The Township had also suspended operations at the Hall’s Glen Transfer station effective March 24, 2020. There will not be any public access to this facility until further notice. Residents are encouraged to use curbside collection for curbside waste and recycling collection services, which continue to be offered.

We will continue to keep the community informed regarding the suspension of services. Please monitor www.dourodummer.on.ca for updates and follow our Twitter account @Douro_Dummer.

For information regarding Covid-19 and how to keep your family, friends and neighbours safe, please visit Peterborough Public Health for up to date information on the situation, https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca.

Media Release – April 2 2020 – Play Structures and Parks (pdf- 75kB)

For more information please contact:

Mayor J. Murray Jones
Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw ON, K0L 3A0
Phone: (705) 652-8392
E-mail:J. Murray Jones

Martina Chait-Hartwig, Temporary C.A.O.
Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, ON, K0L 3A0
Phone: (705) 652-8392 x 210
E-mail: Martina Chait-Hartwig

Important Public Statement from the Mayors Within Peterborough County

The Mayors of the municipalities within Peterborough County today issued a statement about the current health and economic challenges being experienced by the residents of their townships.

Residents of our communities, like those across Canada, are facing serious health risks as a result of COVID 19. Each of us has an obligation to lessen the impact on our family, friends and neighbours. Collectively we have the opportunity to flatten the curve of new infections and limit the stress put on our health care system.

The most important thing each of us can do is to practice physical distancing. This means keeping six feet (2 meters) between yourself and someone else. This simple act will help protect those we care about.

In addition residents should follow the advice of the Federal and Provincial governments, as well as Peterborough Public Health:

• Stay home.
• Where possible, seek service over the phone or internet or ask for help from friends, family or neighbors with essential errands.
• If you are an essential service and must go out for work, or you live with an essential service worker, please follow the guidelines for physical distancing and contact Peterborough Public Health for special instructions on how to monitor your own health.
• If you must go out for an essential errand, stay at least two metres apart from other people and designate one person to do the errand.
• Wash your hands frequently using soap and 15 to 20 seconds each time.
• Cough or sneeze into your arm.
• If you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms, stay home.

Also, if you have returned from outside the country you are required to self-isolate for 14 days. This can be a hardship on individuals but it is critical to successfully combating the virus. Ask neighbors and family to deliver anything you need to your home – do not go out before the 14 days are over and only if you are well.

As Mayors, we want to assure residents of our commitment to continue providing essential public services and to meet your needs. We truly appreciate the understanding, cooperation and patience of all residents. We also want to acknowledge and thank staff, who are working very hard responding to requests by phone and other electronic processes.

To everyone – stay safe, help where you can, be kind. We are all in this together even if we need to stay apart.

Important Public Statement from Mayors regarding COVID-19 (PDF – 336)

Douro-Dummer Declares State of Emergency

Township of Douro-Dummer – At 11:00 a.m. on March 25, 2020, a state of emergency was declared in the Township of Douro-Dummer in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. This State of Emergency has been declared under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and the Notice of Emergency was executed by Mayor, J. Murray Jones.

At this time, the Township of Douro-Dummer is requesting that residents stay home, practice social distancing and all other necessary safety measures.

“We join the country, the Province and the City and County of Peterborough in this statement of urgency. Douro-Dummer is now in a State of Emergency for what I believe is the first time in our history. Please, let’s take this situation seriously, for yourself, your family and your community.” – Mayor J. Murray Jones

In addition to the postponement of Council meetings and the closures announced last week of all municipal facilities to the public, the Township has suspended operations at the Hall’s Glen Transfer station effective March 24, 2020. There will not be any public access to this facility until further notice. Residents are encouraged to use curbside collection for curbside waste and recycling collection services, which continue to be offered.

Effective Wednesday, March 24th, the Township Municipal Office will remain closed to the public and will be operating with limited staff. Emails can be sent directly to individual staff members or to info@dourodummer.on.ca. Emails and voicemails will be checked regularly and will be returned in a priority sequence.

We will continue to keep the community informed regarding the suspension of services. Please monitor the website for updates and follow our Twitter account @Douro_Dummer.

For information regarding Covid-19 and how to keep your family, friends and neighbours safe, please visit Peterborough Public Health for up to date information on the situation. https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca.

MEDIA RELEASE – March 25, 2020 – Declaration of Emergency (pdf – 52kB)

For more information please contact:

Mayor J. Murray Jones
Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw ON, K0L 3A0
Phone: (705) 652-8392
Email: J. Murray Jones
www.dourodummer.on.ca

Martina Chait-Hartwig, Temporary C.A.O.
Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, ON, K0L 3A0
Phone: (705) 652-8392 x 210
Email: Martina Chait-Hartwig
www.dourodummer.on.ca