Ontario Rural Residential Broadband Program Survey

Peterborough County has been identified as a participant in CENGN’s Ontario Rural Residential Broadband Program.

Under the Next Generation Network Program (NGNP), CENGN is looking to fund innovative projects across Rural Ontario that demonstrate technology solutions that offer flexible, lower cost, higher performance residential broadband access for Rural Ontario communities. These live technology projects are funded for 3-6 months and designed to test new technologies and validate business case solutions as part of a commercial service offering to improve high-speed internet access to residences within Rural Ontario communities.

The County will be making application to this fund, which targets pockets/groups of residential areas for coverage. The County has created the following survey to enable you to map your residence/business so that we can identify what areas we can target. This is not a guarantee of funding, but is application and approval based.

To participate in the survey, please follow the link Rural Ontario Residential Broadband Program.

Thank you for taking the time to respond.

Contact information regarding this application can be found at the bottom of the survey.

Douro-Dummer Municipal Office Re-Opening to Public

Starting September 8th, 2020 in-person services will resume at the Municipal Office in the hamlet of Warsaw.

Visitors to the office will be greeted with new safety protocols when accessing the Municipal Office. A limit of 2 visitors will be allowed at the front desk at any time. To facilitate this limit, an intercom system has been installed so that visitors arriving in the foyer are able to communicate their arrival with front desk staff. Visitors will be directed to exit the office through the Town Hall.

Face coverings which cover the mouth and nose are mandatory to enter the Municipal Office. Guests are encouraged to use the hand sanitizer dispensers as they enter and exit the office.

Complex matters and meetings will require appointments and may continue to take place virtually. Residents can also continue to access less-complex services remotely. Please call or e-mail to set-up arrangements and appointments.

At this time the State of Emergency will remain in effect to allow staff and Council to quickly respond to changes brought about by COVID-19.

Guests visiting the Municipal Office should expect some delays due to the new safety protocols. The Township of Douro-Dummer thanks residents for their patience and co-operation through-out these challenging months.

Media Release – Douro-Dummer Municipal Office Re-Opening to Public (pdf – 66KB)


UPDATED Daleview Road Reconstruction: September 8, 2020 to October 30, 2020

From the Drain Brothers Notice to Residents and Property Owners dated September 8, 2020 (pdf – 437KB):

Drain Bros Excavating Limited has been awarded, by the Township of Douro-Dummer the above noted contract to Reconstruct Daleview Road. Work on the project is scheduled to commence on or around September 8, 2020 with the completion on October 30, 2020. Find below information for specific issues that may arise in the course of construction.

Road Closure(s):
Traffic on the lower road section of Daleview Road will be closed allowing Local Traffic only. The upper section of Daleview Road (House # 768 to House # 807) will be reduced to one lane traffic by using Yield to Oncoming Traffic Signage. There will be no on-street parking available.

Garbage and Recycling Collection:
Garbage and recycling will be collected as per normal schedule. Please ensure that your garbage and recycling is at the street prior to 7:00am on your scheduled day of collection and that your garbage and recycling bins have your address marked on them. If the trucks are unable to access your driveway our forces will move them to a collection point and return them after collection.

Driveway Access:
Access to driveways will typically be maintained, however, access may be restricted when operations are directly in front of your property. We will notify residents as work approaches to ensure all vehicles are removed prior to driveways being blocked. Vehicles may need to be parked overnight in an adjacent location until temporary access can be restored to your driveway. Any vehicles parked overnight on the street, within the construction area, will need to be relocated prior to construction start (weekdays 7:00am to 7:00pm).

Safety Concerns:
Please be aware that the nature of the work involves deep excavations, operation of large heavy equipment, etc. Although areas will be fenced and full safety measures installed for the project, please ensure that children, etc. are kept at a safe distance from all work area.

The Township of Douro-Dummer has retained D.M. Wills Associates Limited as the Project Consultant. Should you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Naomi Farough, Manager of Construction Administration 705-742-2297 Ext. 253.

If you have any other special needs, accessibility issues or general inquiries about the project please contact the following:

Wayne Johnston, Project Manager

Brian Crowder, Site Foreman


Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods Warsaw – Back Dam Park Planting and Water Action Plan Release

From Peterborough GreenUp:

Join the GreenUP Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods (SUN) program in Warsaw to enhance the shoreline at Back Dam Park!

On September 25th 2020 we will be planting native trees and shrubs to reduce seasonal flooding and erosion, clean rain water and snow melt before it enters the Indian River, and create beauty and habitat. We will also be releasing the Warsaw Water Action Plan, which provides ideas for protecting and enhancing the Indian River.

Back Dam Park will be temporarily closed to the general public during this event to help maintain physical distancing.

We will be following COVID-19 related health and safety practices.

Pre-registration is required, please e-mail to following details to Jenn McCallum at Peterborough GreenUp:

• Number of people who will be coming to the event
• How many people in the group have their own mask
• Do you have your own gardening gloves?
• Do you have your own trowel, shovel, or both?
• Will you bring your own drinking water (and food, if needed) to the event?

Please contact Jenn McCallum with any questions.


Request for Tender: FD-2020-02 Tandem Tanker Fire Apparatus

Township of Douro-Dummer Fire Services invites qualified businesses to submit a Request For Tender (RFT) bid for a Tandem Tanker Fire Apparatus. To view the RFT online visit FD-2020-02 Tandem Tanker Fire Apparatus package (pdf – 651KB). To make arrangements to obtain a hard copy from the Municipal Office please e-mail the Fire Services’ administrative assistant or call (705) 652-8392 x 212.

Questions can be directed to:

Chuck Pedersen, Fire Chief
Township of Douro-Dummer
P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street
Warsaw, Ontario, KOL 3AO

Phone: (705) 652-8392 Ext 207
E-mail: C. Pedersen


Request for Proposal RFP – ADM-2020-01- Supply & Delivery of a Multifunction Copier – Addendum 1 Released

The Township of Douro-Dummer is requesting a request for proposal for the supply, delivery and installation of new/unused multi-functional digital photocopier equipment, including service maintenance and supplies to its Municipal Office. The multifunction copier specifications are described within this Request for Proposal and is based on the expected use, the desired optional features and integration with our information network technology.

In addition to supply of equipment, training, service and maintenance will be required for the term of 48 months on an on-call basis. The proposal is requesting financial options for purchase with a 48-month maintenance contract, 48-month lease with a maintenance contract, monthly rental with a maintenance contract for a term of 48 months on the multifunction copier. The Township reserves the right to choose the best financial option that will best meet the needs of the Township over the 48-month term.

The ideal Bidder will have the resources of quality equipment, qualified technicians, excellent financing opportunities, variety of training programs and be located where they can provide quick on-site service on a regular basis, when requested. The Township will require a designated service coordinator to provide support and statistics of the use during the maintenance and lease or rental period.

The Request for Proposal provides the detail on what is required by the Township for a new multifunction copier and the training and maintenance needed to successfully operate the copier. This document also outlines how to submit a proposal, how the proposal will be evaluated and the process for selection for an award. Please read this document carefully. To view the proposal package and submission requirements please visit F-18 RFP-ADM-2020-01 Supply Delivery of a Multifuntion Copier (pdf – 376KB)

Addendum 1 (pdf – 54KB)–  All quotations must be submitted prior to the submission deadline of 12:00 noon local time, Thursday, September 10, 2020.

Any questions can be directed to:

Martina Chait-Hartwig, Temporary C.A.O.
The Corporation of the Township of Douro-Dummer
894 South Street
Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0
Email: Martina Chait-Hartwig 

Employment Opportunity – Library Assistant

Douro-Dummer Public Library is looking for a team player who is a self-starter and who is able to work independently. The individual must have excellent communication skills and strong technology skills. Customer Service skills are essential. Preference given to individual with library training or equivalent experience. Reliable transportation is required. Part time – up to 16 hours per week (flexible-day, evening, weekend).

Resumes are due by Friday, August 28th, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

For more information and to view a complete job description click here.

Hiring of Manager of Public Works Announced

The Township of Douro-Dummer is thrilled to announce the hiring of Jason “Jake” Condon as the new Manager of Public Works. Jason took on the position of Temporary Manager of Public Works this past April and in that short period has proven to be a well-respected and effective leader. He brings with him over 10 years of public works experience including hands-on operation of equipment, budget planning, road construction and excellent interpersonal skills.

“Jake is a great member of the Douro-Dummer team and we are pleased to be able to promote him into this senior position with the Township.” – Mayor J. Murray Jones

Prior to joining the public service, Mr. Condon owned and operated a successful private business, Condon Haulage.

Jason officially starts in his new role on September 1, 2020.

For more information, please contact:

Martina Chait-Hartwig, Temporary C.A.O./Deputy Clerk
Township of Douro-Dummer
705-652-8392 x 210
E-mail M. Chait-Hartwig 

Playground Re-Opening

In support of the Provincial Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, the Township of Douro-Dummer is moving forward with re-opening the playgrounds/play structures.

“We urge parents to keep safety top of mind and use a common-sense approach when at the playgrounds with their children.”

The Township is also reminding parents to bring wipes and to maintain physical distancing from people outside their social circle while at parks. Monitoring yourself and your child for symptoms of COVID-19 and stay home if you or your child is sick. It is recommended to wash hands before and after using outdoor playground.  If the playground is busy, please find another park or come back another time.

Under the Phase 3 Provincial Guidelines, Visitors to the parks and Robert Johnston Trail will now allow 100 or more people, maintaining physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) and ensuring that enhanced hygiene practices are maintained. Please be advised there is no washroom facilities on sites.

The Township Municipal Office remains closed to the public and will be operating with limited staff. Emails can be sent directly to individual staff members or to our info account. 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 https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca.

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: Mayor 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
Email: Martina Chait-Hartwig

Media Release – July, 31, 2020 – Playground Reopening (pdf – 48KB)