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Municipal Services Available by Appointment

PUBLIC NOTICE – January 11, 2021

Effective January 11th, the Municipal Office at 199 Currie will be open by appointment only  Service Ontario remains open to the public.  Using the Staff Directory, residents are asked to contact staff by phone or email during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm. 

For more information on access to services, please visit our COVID-19 Information page or call us at 519-762-2204. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation in keeping our community safe. 

West Elgin Community Health Centre hosting COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Dutton Dunwich

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 21, 2021

West Elgin Community Health Centre will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Dutton Dunwich on January 11th at the Dutton Dunwich Community Centre as well as at the West Elgin International Centre on January 13th.  

By appointment only for all eligible persons including 1st, 2nd and 3rd vaccine doses for anyone over 18 as well as children ages 5 -11.  

To book your appointment please call 519-768-1715 Ext 2301.  Please have your Health Card and previous vaccination information ready.  

For more information please visit the West Elgin Community Health Centre website.  

LINE PAINTING ON CURRIE RD

SERVICE DISRUPTION - December 22, 2021

Please be advised line painting will be completed on Currie Rd TODAY ONLY. Parking will become available as project progresses. Alternative parking is available at rear of businesses.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

MEDICAL OFFICERS OF HEALTH RECOMMEND CAUTION DURING THE HOLIDAYS AS COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO CLIMB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 9th, 2021

Increasing case numbers and the arrival of the Omicron variant have prompted area Medical Officers of Health to issue a letter outlining recommendations for how residents can protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19 during the holidays.

Huron Perth Public Health’s Dr. Miriam Klassen, Southwestern Public Health’s Dr. Joyce Lock and the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Alex Summers issued the joint statement today. The letter does not add restrictions or gathering limits for businesses, restaurants or other establishments to those already put in place by the Provincial Government. However, it does advise individuals of the steps they can take to limit the potential spread of COVID-19 at a critical time, when the number of cases is on the rise and holiday gathering and travel plans are being made.

The joint letter from the Medical Officers of Health recommends the following:

  • Everyone should limit indoor social gatherings in private dwellings to no more than 10 people. All attendees 12 years of age and older should be vaccinated.
  • All unvaccinated individuals 12 years of age and older should avoid any non-essential indoor contact with individuals who are not part of their household.
  • Where possible, individuals should work remotely.

The recommendations come into effect immediately and will be reassessed in four weeks.

In addition to limiting close contact with others, the best way to prevent COVID-19 spread and severe illness from the virus, is to get fully vaccinated. The recommendation for unvaccinated individuals 12 years of age and older is included as the risk of acquiring COVID-19 infection is much higher in unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals compared to vaccinated individuals. While breakthrough cases may occur in vaccinated people, they tend to be milder with a much lower risk of hospitalization, ICU admission and death.

“We know people are tired, but we hope they’ll understand why we’re asking them to take extra steps to prevent further spread, especially as we approach the holidays,” says Dr. Alex Summers, Acting Medical Officer of Health with the Middlesex-London Health Unit. “We know that this means adjusting plans, which is a big ask, but the number of new cases and the arrival of the Omicron variant have shown we can’t let our guard down.”

Adds Dr. Joyce Lock, Medical Officer of Health with Southwestern Public Health, “So many of those from our region have embraced vaccination and the other public health measures we’ve asked of them. This is a reminder that a layered approach is required. We can’t rely on
vaccination alone. As our socializing is primarily happening indoors right now, we need multiple strategies in place at once.”

“We continue to see a steady stream of new cases in Huron-Perth, and many are associated with social gatherings and events,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron Perth. “The more contacts you have, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spreading to you or your loved ones, including the vulnerable. Following these three recommendations will help keep community members as safe as possible during the holiday season and into January.”

In recent weeks, the three health units have seen higher transmission of the virus and COVID-19 outbreaks in multiple settings, including schools, childcare centres, long-term care and retirement homes. The recommendations are intended to lower the number of close contacts between individuals, which previous experience and Science Table modelling have shown can lead to a decrease in case counts.

For more information about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself and your family and friends from the virus, please visit:

Middlesex-London Health Unit: www.healthunit.com/novel-coronavirus
Southwestern Public Health: www.swpublichealth.ca/covid19
Huron Perth Public Health: www.hpph.ca/coronavirus

Employment Opportunity - Building Inspector

THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF DUTTON DUNWICH - EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

BUILDING INSPECTOR – 2 YEAR CONTRACT POSITION (potential for the position to become full time)

The Municipality is currently seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual for the position of Building Inspector for a 2 year contract period, with the potential of becoming a full-time position.  The successful applicant will be responsible to perform all statutory duties in accordance with the Ontario Building Code, Building Code Act and various other Acts/legislation and applicable law consistent with established policies, practices and procedures.  This position is also required to provide Building Inspector duties for the neighbouring Municipality of West Elgin. 

The hours of work are between 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday, however the incumbent may be required to work outside of normal business hours.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Successful completion of a 2 year program in architectural or engineering technology from an accredited college of applied arts and technology or acceptable equivalent.
  • 2 – 5 years related municipal experience as a building inspector, plans examiner, enforcing and administering building permit process in accordance with the Ontario Building Code.
  • Successful examination with the Ministry of Affairs and Housing in the following streams:  General Legal;  House;  HVAC House; On Site Sewage;  Plumbing House;  Plumbing All Buildings; and Small Buildings.
  • Experience using Cloudpermit, Bluebeam, Keystone and Microsoft Office software considered an asset.
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Persons Sector.
  • Valid class “G” License

COMPENSATION:

The salary range is $60,000 - $80,000  and will be commensurate with experience and knowledge.

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit a detailed resume and cover letter marked CONFIDENTIAL no later than December 28, 2021 by 4:30pm to: Kate Morreau, Human Resources.  Email:  kmorreau@duttondunwich.on.ca

All applicants are thanked but only those selected for an interview will receive further notice. 

The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.  Accommodation may be provided in all parts of the hiring process.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information gathered is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection.

Snowplow Safety

PUBLIC NOTICE - SNOWPLOW SAFETY

Remaining safe is a joint responsibility. When you see a snow plow, salt or sand truck on the road, please proceed with caution. Snow plows are built to remove large volumes of snow and ice and that means we’re packing alot of weight. Operator eyes are on the road, the snow, potential obstacles and dangers – we ask residents to be patient. Give time and space to the snow plow operators and never pass a snow plow on the right and only on the left when it is safe and legal to do so.

Thank you for helping keep our roads safe during the winter season.

Here’s some helpful Do’s and Dont’s for motorists

DOs

  • ​Turn on your head and tail lights during heavy snow or rain, even during the day.
  • Use winter-rated snow tires with the mountain-snowflake symbol.
  • Watch for the flashing amber lights.  It can be difficult to see snow removal equipment.
  • Give snow plows plenty of space – about 10 car lengths.  Salt and winter abrasives, as well as rocks and other debris in the snow, can fly – hitting nearby vehicles and decreasing visibility.
  • Remember the road surface ahead of the plow hasn’t been plowed yet therefore please slow down and be patient.  The operator will eventually pull over when it is safe to do so to allow motorists to pass, so take your time, wait and be safe.
  • Pull as far over to the right as is safe when you see a snow plow approaching from the opposite direction along an undivided highway. That way, you will be clear of any salt or winter abrasives.
  • Give the snow plow operator a wave when they pull over to let you pass. They’re out there to keep our roads safe!  

DON'Ts

  • DON'T ... Assume the snow plow operator can see you, especially if you’re driving too close and visibility is poor (which it often is in snowstorms). Your best defense is to keep your distance.
  • DON'T ... park on roadways, boulevards or sidewalks
  • DON'T ... Pass snow plows. It’s not safe.  When drivers attempt to pass a plow truck, they put themselves, their passengers, the snow plow operator and other motorists at risk. The plow could be equipped with a wing blade on its left or right side, which can be obstructed by the snow it’s throwing.  The plow also may be the first of a series of two to four more plows, staggered diagonally across the road to clear all lanes simultaneously. This practice is called Echelon Plowing and would require the unwise driver to make multiple unsafe passes.
  • DON'T ... Tailgate.  Tailgating any vehicle puts you at risk of a collision; tailgating a piece of heavy equipment armed with plows only ups the consequences.

 

Holiday Hours

PUBLIC NOTICE - Holiday Hours

Please be advised of the following Holiday Hours at the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich.  Regular Hours will resume Tuesday, January 4th unless otherwise noted below.  

Have a safe and happy holidays from the staff at the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich!  

MUNICIPAL OFFICE
CLOSED Dec 24 – Jan 3

SERVICE ONTARIO
CLOSED Dec 24 – Jan 3
Alternate Office Newbury OPEN 
Contact:  519-693-4484

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
CLOSED Dec 24 – Jan 3
Road patrol continues throughout the holiday season
On Call: (519) 762-2748

WATER DEPTARTMENT
CLOSED Dec 24 – Jan 3
On Call: (519) 762-2733

DUTTON LIBRARY
Dec 24 9am - 1pm
CLOSED Dec 25 - Jan 2
Regular Hours resume Jan 3

LANDFILL SITE
Tue Dec 21  8:00 am – 10:00 am
Thurs Dec 23 8:00 am – 10:00 am
CLOSED  Sat Dec 25
Tue Dec 28  8:00 am – 10:00 am
Thurs Dec 30 8:00 am – 10:00 am
CLOSED Sat Jan 1

GARBAGE & RECYCLING
There are NO CHANGES in the collection schedule

CHRISTMAS TREE DROP-OFF
Dec 26 2021 - Jan 8 2022
The Municipality will be accepting Christmas trees at the Public Works Garage, 136 Currie Road.  
*Please drop trees near the wood chip pile. 
**Do NOT bring trees with all decorations still attached.  
***Do not leave your trees at the curb, the Municipality does NOT provide tree curbside pickup.

DUTTON MEDICAL CENTRE

Dr. Sharman
Dec 20-23 - 8am – 4pm
CLOSED Dec 24 – Jan 9
Regular Hours resume Jan 10

Dr. Kamar
Dec 20-23 - 9:30am – 4pm
CLOSED Dec 24 – Jan 3

Medical Lab
Dec 20-22
 8 – 11:45am/1:00 - 3:45pm
CLOSED Dec 23 – Jan 3

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PART TIME LANDFILL OPERATOR – PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT (approximately 10 hours per week)

The Corporation of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is seeking applications for a Part Time Landfill Operator – Public Works.  This position reports to the Manager of Roads and Facilities and in  his absence the Working Foreman.  Under the general direction of the Manager of Roads and Facilities, the Landfill Operator ensures the successful operation of the Municipal Landfill in accordance with the Municipality’s Operation Plan and all Ministry guidelines.

HOURS OF WORK ARE

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 8am to 10am
  • Ist and 3rd Saturday of the month 8am to 5pm
  • 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturday of the month 8am to 12 noon. 

The preferred applicant must have:

  • Grade 12 education.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and clean driving abstract.
  • Successfully attains a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector.
  • Knowledge, ability and physical condition to perform duties required.
  • Excellent work and attendance record.

The following would be considered an asset:

  • Experience in a Landfill or Public Works environment.
  • Experience operating a bulldozer.
  • Practical experience and/or knowledge of Landfill Operations.
  • First-aid/CPR-C Certification. 
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.

Please submit your detailed resume outlining your qualifications and experience to:

Katie Morreau, Human Resources - Municipality of Dutton Dunwich, 199 Currie Road, Dutton ON N0L 1J0 or email:  kmorreau@duttondunwich.on.ca

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS: December 17, 2021 by 4:30pm

Personal information for this position is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, as amended. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Municipality is committed to creating an inclusive environment that accommodates all individuals, including those with disabilities. We support the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Acts (AODA) and have established policies, procedures and practices which adhere to the accessibility standards set out in the AODA. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources Department. 

 

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