Are You on the List to Vote in 2018?

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for collecting the data to create the Voters List.

To ensure accuracy, eligible electors are encouraged to check and edit their personal information, as needed, at

For any questions regarding the 2018 Municipal Election, please feel free to contact the Returning Officer.

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

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Request for Proposal for Snowplowing and Sanding of Municipal Properties

The Township of Douro-Dummer is inviting proposals for the snowplowing and sanding of Municipal Properties throughout the township – including the Municipal Building, Warsaw Community Centre, Douro Community Centre, the 5 Fire Stations, Halls Glen Transfer Station, Robert Johnston EcoForest Trail Parking Lot and the Municipal Parking Lot adjacent to Kylie’s Restaurant.

Proposal documents (pdf – 476KB) are available at the Municipal Office. Please note that page 20 was amended August 15, 2018.

Proposals, in writing, on township forms, will be accepted at the Municipal Office, until 12:00 noon on Friday, August 31, 2018.

The successful contractor will be required to provide proof of liability insurance in a minimum amount of $2,000,0000 with the Township as a named insured as well as a clearance certificate from the WSIB.

Lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted and all proposals will be evaluated according to the municipal procurement policy.

For further information, please contact the undersigned.

David Clifford, CAO
894 South Street, P.O. Box 92
Warsaw, ON K0L 3A0
705-652-8392 Ext 206
Email Dave Clifford

Enbridge Gas Distribution to announce support for Douro-Dummer Fire Services and the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council

Township of Douro-Dummer, ON, August 8, 2018 – On August 10, 2018, Enbridge Gas Distribution will make an announcement with Douro-Dummer Fire Services and the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council.

In attendance will be Fire Chief Chuck Pedersen; Mayor J. Murray Jones; Doug Christie, Enbridge Gas Distribution; and John Doucet, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management. Other representatives from the fire department and township council will also be on hand for the event.

Media are invited to attend this event.

Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Fire Station 4
910 Water Street
Warsaw, ON K0L 3A0
For more information, please contact:
Fire Chief Chuck Pedersen, Douro-Dummer Fire Services
Tel: (705) 652-8392, ext. 207
Email: Fire Department & Emergency Services

Kathy Ash, Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council
Tel: 1-866-379-6668 ext. 105
Email: Kathy Ash

Vendors Wanted for the Douro-Dummer Automotive Flea Market, Pop-Up Art Gallery and Craft Sale

Registrations for the 2018 Douro-Dummer Automotive Flea Market, Pop-Up Gallery and Craft Sale are open! Vendors are wanted for the flea market(pdf – 1MB),pop-up art gallery and craft sale (PDF – 1MB).

Registration and Terms of Use for Flea Market Vendors (pdf – 212KB)Map and poster to the Douro-Dummer Automotive Flea Market & Car Show - Art & Craft Sale (jpg - 504KB)
The flea market vendor map will be available soon!

Registration and Terms of Use for Art and Craft Vendors (psd – 224KB)
Arena Site Map (pdf – 93KB)
The Harvest Room (pop-up art gallery) vendor map will be available soon!

The Automotive Flea Market and Car Show – Pop-Up Gallery and Craft Sale will take place
September 15th & 16th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily.

Come visit the event with the whole family – $5 admission for adults, kids under 12 are free! Parking is free.

Saturday, September 15th, 2018:
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon: Touch-A-Truck – come see the heavy equipment used in the Township!
All afternoon: Car Show – come cast your ballot for your favourite car for the Viewer’s Choice award!
Flea Market, Art Sale and Craft Sale all day!

Sunday, September 16th, 2018:
(Rain date for Touch-A-Truck and Car Show )
Flea Market, Art Sale and Craft Sale all day!

For more information please contact:

Brian Millet, Manager Parks and Recreation
P: (705) 749-7247
E-mail Brian


Jessyka McArthur, Administrative Assitant
P: (705) 652-8392 x 212
E-mail Jess

August 6th, 2018 Civic Holiday Weekend Waste Collection

Recycling Collection
No changes, collection as usual.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Waste Connections of Canada at 705-742-4268.

Garbage Collection
Monday, August 6th collection will move to Tuesday and Tuesday collection will move to Wednesday.

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

The Hall’s Glen Transfer Station is open regular hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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

August 6th, 2018 Civic Holiday Weekend Waste Collection (pdf – 170KB)

Open Air Fire Ban Lifted – Effective 7:00 p.m. on July 26, 2018

The Township of Douro-Dummer Chief Fire Official has lifted the open air fire ban, effective July 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Although we have not received the amount of precipitation as anticipated this week in many parts of our Township, we are satisfied that conditions have improved enough to remove the open air fire ban today, effective at 19:00, being July 26, 2018.

Please ensure to abide by the regulations for any open air burning as outlined in By-law 2015-05.

All open air fires need to be monitored at all times, a means of extinguishment is readily available and fully extinguished before leaving your fire for the night.

Media Release (pdf – 1MB)

Employment Opportunity: Administrative Assistant (Temporary)

The Township of Douro-Dummer, located in the heart of Peterborough County, with a permanent population of 6900, has a temporary (maximum 1 year term) position available for an Administrative Assistant. This position is an employee of the Township, is part of the Municipal Office Team and reports directly to the Clerk/Planning Coordinator.

The successful candidate will be required to have a Class “G” driver’s licence; a minimum of post secondary education or equivalent with a minimum of three (3) years related secretarial, business or municipal experience; a proven ability to use personal computers and associated software (Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher and Adobe), and word processing experience with accurate keyboarding skills. Familiarity with GIS software would be an asset. Successful completion of the Municipal Administration Program is preferred.

We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual, with excellent communication skills, as well as a proven ability to deal with the public. We also require the successful candidate to have a proven ability to use initiative and judgment and to work without direct supervision.

Applicants are encouraged to review the job description( pdf – 146KB) for this position prior to submitting their application. All submissions shall be in writing and shall include a detailed resume with references. Applications should be marked “APPLICATION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT” and submitted to the Municipal Office by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018.

David Clifford
Township of Douro-Dummer
P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street
Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0
705-652-8392 Ext 206

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.

Fire Ban in Effect

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.

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 $465.42 per fire apparatus.

For more information contact:

Chuck Pedersen, Douro-Dummer Fire Chief
Tel: (705) 652-8392, ext. 207
Email C.Pedersen

Douglas Bridge Construction Notice

Please be advised that Rock Road at the Douglas Bridge was re-opened Friday, July 6, 2018 and will remain open for the a period of approximately 5 weeks. Following that the bridge will be closed for 2 weeks to facilitate the installation of expansion joints. Alternative detour routes will be posted  during lane closures.

For more information see the Notice of Construction (pdf – 2MB) or contact:

Ms. Kendra Reid, C.E.T.
Sr. Engineering Technologist
Engineering & Design
County of Peterborough
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, ON K9H 1Y6
Phone: (705) 775-2737 x 3202
Fax: (705) 749-2551
Email: Kendra Reid

Mr. Tashi Dwivedi, P.Eng.
HP Engineering
400-2039 Robertson Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 8R2
Phone: (613) 695-3737
Fax: (613) 680-2626
Email: Tashi Dwivedi

Vacant Unit Rebate Stakeholder & Public Input Survey

The County of Peterborough, in conjunction with its constituent Local Area Municipalities, is seeking feedback related to the reform of the property tax reduction and rebate program that currently exists for vacant commercial and industrial properties. Those wishing to provide input on these matters may complete an online survey.

Under the current program, owners of commercial and industrial building have been able to apply for a partial property tax rebate if all or part of the property was vacant for at least 90 consecutive days. This rebate program was introduced in the late 1990’s.

While conceived as a program to address temporary and sporadic conditions, many properties remain eligible for years at a time or indefinitely, thereby receiving ongoing vacancy rebates while also realizing assessment based reductions that reflect persistently low occupancy rates.

Within the County and across the province, municipalities have found the program to be difficult to manage, budget for and administer. While this is a business benefit, the cost of the program is being subsidized by all property classes in the County and is not available to other types of properties.

County and area municipal staff have recommended that the program be eliminated based on the limited benefit it conveys as well as the high administrative costs ultimately carried by all taxpayers. Input regarding the potential implications of this change is being sought from landlords, business owners and members of the general public and will be used (among other sources) to inform the final decision making process.

The County of Peterborough and its local area municipalities are seeking public input in regards to the potential elimination, by December 31, 2020, of a property tax rebate program for vacant commercial and industrial properties.

Survey Submission:
Completed surveys may be submitted in one of the following ways:
(1) Complete the on-line survey
(2) Print, scan and fax to (705) 743-5382

For those wishing to complete a paper based survey, please contact Trena DeBruijn at (705) 743-0380 x 2200 from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A public meeting will be held on Thursday September 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council chambers of the County of Peterborough at 470 Water Street, Peterborough, Ontario.  County staff will hear in-person or by Counsel, solicitor or agent, any person who applies to be heard.   Those applying to be heard shall advise Trena DeBruijn, Director of Finance/Treasurer prior to 1:00 p.m. on Monday September 10, 2018, by calling (705) 743-0380 x 2200.

Trena DeBruijn, CPA, CGA
Director of Finance/Treasurer, Peterborough County
E-mail T. DeBruiyn
Tel: (705) 743-0380 x 2200 or (800) 710-9586
Fax: (705) 743-5382