2018 Election Information & Voting Instructions

Voting Website: https://dourodummer.simplyvoting.com/

Voting for the 2018 Municipal Election will occur by telephone and internet voting only, there will be no paper ballots. Voting will be available 24 hours a day from October 9th until October 22nd from any telephone or device that provides internet access. Please watch for your Voter Information Letter to be mailed to you directly in September or early October 2018, providing you with a Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Help Centre Kiosks and a Telephone will be available to the public at the Municipal Office at 894 South Street, Warsaw for your voting convenience. If you require assistance to vote please visit the Municipal Office from Tuesday, October 9th at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 19th at 4:00 p.m. (during regular office hours) and on Monday, October 22 (Voting Day) from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

An instructional video on how to vote using telephone or internet based voting is available online. For additional information please see the Notice of Election Information (pdf – 73KB) or visit the Township website.

Election Staff:

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

Deputy Returning Officer:
Martina Chait-Hartwig, Deputy Clerk
Email Martina Chait-Hartwig


Thank You to our Public Skating Sponsors!

Please join us in thanking our 2018 – 2019 Public Skate Sponsors! These generous sponsors help keep public skating (pdf -66KB) at our community centres free.

DOURO COMMUNITY CENTRE: Sundays between 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Douro-Dummer Firefighters’ Association – October 7, 2018

National Sanitation – October 14, 2018

Township of Douro-Dummer – October 21, 2018

DueNorth Dog Training – October 28, 2018

Ray Johnston Heating – November 4, 2018

Warsaw and District Lions Club – November 11, 2018

Strafra Feed – November 18, 2018

Waste Connections of Canada – November 25, 2018

Pine Vista Resort – December 2, 2018

Waste Connections of Canada – December 9, 2018

MAC CNC – December 16, 2018

Herod Financial Services – December 23, 2018

Tim Horton’s – December 30, 2018

Jim Kerr Excavating – January 6, 2019

Catholic Women’s League – January 13, 2019

McLeod’s Ecowater – January 20, 2019

TF Graphics – January 27, 2019

Baker Masonry – February 3, 2019

Hamilton Ellwood Bus Lines – February 10, 2019

Kawartha Buttertart Factory – February 17, 2019

Township of Douro-Dummer – February 24, 2019

Clearview Cottage Resort – March 3, 2019

Douro and District Optimist Club – March 10, 2019

Heffernan First Aid – March 17, 2019

WARSAW COMMUNITY CENTRE: Sundays between 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

StarFra Feed – September 23, 2018

Toms Contracting – September 30, 2018

Douro-Dummer Firefighters’ Association – October 7, 2018

Dummer News – October 14, 2018

Wantasa Resort – October 21, 2018

Rob Noyes – October 28, 2018

Ray Johnston Heating – November 4, 2018

Douro and District Optimist Club – November 11, 2018

Kawartha Buttertart Factory – November 18, 2018

S & B Food Market – November 25, 2018

Waste Connections of Canada – December 2, 2018

Herod Financial Services – December 9, 2018

Waste Connections of Canada – December 16, 2018

Tim Horton’s – December 23, 2018

Tim Horton’s – December 30, 2018

McLeod’s Ecowater – January 6, 2019

TF Graphics – January 13, 2019

Baker Masonry – January 20, 2019

Warsaw and District Lions Club – January 27, 2019

Township of Douro-Dummer – February 3, 2019

Hamilton Ellwood Bus Lines – February 10, 2019

Township of Douro-Dummer – February 17, 2019

Dave Webster Excavating – February 24, 2019

National Sanitation – March 3, 2019

Thank you 2018-2019 Public Skating Sponsors! (pdf – 2MB)

For more information, contact the Municipal office at 705-652-8392.

Notice of Public Meeting – Secondary Suites

Take notice that the Corporation of the County of Peterborough has also received a complete application for an Official Plan Amendment under Section 22 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended. The application has been assigned file number 15OP-18006.

Take notice that the Corporation of the Township of Douro-Dummer has initiated a Zoning By-Law Amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended. The amendment has been assigned file number R-04-18.

The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the nature of the applications, invite public input, advise how to provide comments on the applications, and to advise the public of future notification and appeal rights.

Take notice that the County of Peterborough has requested that the Council of the Township of Douro-Dummer hold a Public Meeting regarding the above applications pursuant to the requirements of Section 51 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended. The Public Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday November 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office, 894 South Street, Warsaw.

Please note that the County of Peterborough is the approval authority for Official Plan Amendments in the Township of Douro-Dummer; the Township of Douro-Dummer is the approval authority for Zoning By-Law Amendments.

The effect of the Official Plan Amendment will add second unit policies to the Local Component of the County Official Plan, specifically the Amendment contains a list of criteria that must be met in order for second units to be considered. Each of the four Local Component Townships (Asphodel-Norwood, Douro-Dummer, North Kawatha and Selwyn) are also amending their Zoning By-Laws to include provisions which will regulate second units within each municipality. Generally speaking, the Zoning By-Law Amendments will be amending the definitions, general provisions and Residential, Agricultural and Rural zones within each By-Law. Please contact Keziah Holden, Planner at the County for Peterborough, (705) 743-0380 ext. 2402 or the Municipal Office, 705-652-8392 for more information.

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting – November 6, 2018 (pdf – 40kB)

Flu Shot Clinic

There will be a Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Community Care, 40 Rabbit Street, Lakefield, ON.

This clinic is free of charge, no appointment necessary.

Please bring your health card.

Questions can be directed to (705) 652-8655.

Digital Main Street Launches Grant Program

From the Official Media Release (pdf – 99KB):

The Province of Ontario partners with OBIAA to provide grants to help Ontario’s “main street” businesses go online.

Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA) announced today the official launch of Digital Main Street’s exciting Grants Program across Ontario at Shopify’s Ottawa headquarters. Coinciding with Canada’s Small Business Month, the event kicks off the availability of Digital Main Street Grants Program, which provides funding to qualifying small “main street” businesses and community business groups to enhance online promotion, selling and operations.

There are two types of grants that will be available:

1. Digital Transformation Grant: There will be 2,000 grants of $2,500 each available to qualifying small “main street” businesses to help them adopt new digital technologies.

2. Digital Service Squad Grant: There will be 300 grants of $10,000 each available to qualifying municipal or business groups to develop and implement local squads of digital vendors and experts to directly help small businesses.

Applicants will access the grant process through the Grant Program Portal, which will be available on October 15 on the Digital Main Street website at www.digitalmainstreet.ca/grants


Kay Matthews
Executive Director Ontario BIA Association
Tollfree: 1-866-807-2227
Office: 905-271-7222
Mobile: 647-521-5341
E-mail OBIAA

Fire Prevention Week Home Visits

Fire Week Prevention Poster

This year’s fire prevention week theme is “Look, Listen & Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”

To help ensure our residents are notified of smoke or carbon monoxide in their homes, the Douro-Dummer Fire Services will be conducting door to door visits to Douro-Dummer residences on Saturday October 13, 20 and 27, 2018. Fire Department members will have ID tags and be wearing station uniforms with our Douro-Dummer crest on their shoulder.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping our crews to assist you in being in compliance with the law and to help make sure your family is protected with lifesaving alarms.

Direct any question to Fire Chief, Chuck Pedersen:
P: (705) 652-8392 x 207
E-mail C. Pedersen

2018 Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment

2018 Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment (pdf – 256KB)

The Douro-Dummer Fire Department is now accepting applications for the position of volunteer firefighter for Donwood Fire Station 1, Douro Fire Station 2, Warsaw Fire Station 4 and White Lake Fire Station 5. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to contribute to the provision of an essential service in your community. Mandatory application forms, including job description and information package may be picked up at the Municipal Office in Warsaw or can be viewed online 2018 Firefighter Recruitment Package (pdf – 219KB).

Preference may be given to candidates who live closest to the fire stations.

Completed applications, must be returned to the Municipal Office by 4:00 pm on November 9, 2018. For further information please contact Fire Chief Chuck Pedersen, by phone 705 652-8392 x 207 or by email.

Notice of Public Information Centre for the Reconstruction of County Road 38, Warsaw

A public information centre to present the road improvement designs for County Road 38 will take place October 11, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Township of Douro-Dummer Municipal Office,  894 South Street in the Hamlet of Warsaw. Information can also by obtained on the Peterborough County website on or after October 15, 2018.

Public input and comments on the project  will be accepted until November 2, 2018 and can be directed to:

Brad Kalus, LEL, C.E.T.
Consultant Project Manager
Planmac Engineering Inc.
92 Caplan Avenue, Suite 115
Barrie, ON L4N 9J2
P: (705) 719-7981
E: B. Kalus

Martin O’Grady, C.Tech.
Engineering & Design Coordinator
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, ON K9H 1Y6
P: (705) 775-2737 x 3204
F: (705) 749-2551
E: M. O’Grady

Notice of Public Information Centre Regrading County Road 38 Construction (pdf – 3MB)

Household Hazardous Waste Collection October 13, 2018

The Waste Management Division of the County of Peterborough is offering a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station on October 13th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

During the event staff will be collecting accepted household hazardous waste only, such as:

  • Aerosols
  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive fluids
  • Batteries (all kinds)
  • Cleaners (all kinds)
  • Cosmetics/make-up
  • Fertilizers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs/tubes
  • Gasoline
  • Glues
  • Herbicides
  • Ink cartridges
  • Mercury containing devices
  • Motor Oil
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Pet care products
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane Cylinders (100lbs/50kg max)
  • Sealants and stains

Items that are not accepted include:

The Hall’s Glen Transfer Station is located at 1951 County Road 6, Douro-Dummer.