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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. 

 

Tips on Preventing Frozen Pipes

Below are some helpful tips from the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich Water Department to help prevent prozen pipes this season.

Preventing Frozen Pipes

  • If your water pipes are attached to an un-insulated outside wall or are located in a crawlspace, remove the clamp from the pipes, gently pull the pipes away from the wall and wrap with foam pipe insulation. Consider insulating your crawl space.
  • Insulate all exposed outside water pipes with specially-designed foam pipe covers. These are available at building supply or home improvement stores. Be sure to follow installation safety instructions.
  • Always ensure that there is an adequate source of heat near vulnerable pipes. Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
  • Open kitchen, bathroom and laundry cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. If piping is located next to exterior walls, leave the cupboard doors under your kitchen and bathroom sinks open. Please take care to remove household cleaners and other items that could harm children or pets while the cupboard doors are open.
  • If you’re going away, talk to your insurance company about what you can do to protect your home from frozen pipes and leaks while you’re away. Be sure to leave the thermostat set at 15 degrees or higher, and have someone check on your home every other day.

Already Frozen?

Property owners are responsible for maintaining and replacing water pipes inside their home or business, and from the home or business to the property line.  The Municipality is responsible for the water service line from the watermain to the property.  From the property line to the house and including plumbing within the house is private plumbing and is the responsibility of the property owner.

If your water service does freeze, immediately notify a licensed plumber. The plumber should be capable of thawing your service to the property line.  

Thawing Indoor Plumbing

The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich recommends you contact a licensed plumber for assistance with internal plumbing.

If you want to try and thaw household pipes yourself, here are some safety precautions and tips to follow.

Precautions:

  • Never try to thaw a pipe with an open flame or torch as this is a fire hazard.
  • If using a space heater, plug the heater directly into a wall outlet. Do not use an extension cord or power strip, which could overheat and result in a fire. Do not plug any other electrical devices into the same outlet as a heater. Keep space heaters three feet away from anything that can burn. Do not leave heaters unattended.
  • Know the location of your master water shut-off valve. While the pipe was frozen, expanding ice may have cracked or broken your pipe causing it to leak when thawed. If the pipe is leaking, you will need to shut off the water in your house until the pipe is repaired.
  • Always be careful of the potential for electric shock in and around standing water.
  • Never use a combustible fueled appliance indoors to produce heat as carbon monoxide poisoning could occur.

After Thawing:

  • Keep the pipes warm: if the pipe has frozen already, it’s susceptible to freezing again.
  • Keep the area around the pipes warm by opening basement, cellar or cupboard doors, and/or by insulating the pipe, and take action to prevent freezing in future years.
  • Watch for leaks where the pipe froze: while the pipe was frozen, expanding ice may have cracked or broken your pipe.

Water Meter Readings

PUBLIC NOTICE – December 2nd – December 9th

Quarterly water meter readings will take place between December 2nd – December 9th in the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich.  

Should residents have any questions, please contact the Municipal Office at 519-762-2204.  Thank you.

Enhanced Southwestern Public Health Measures

COMMUNITY UPDATE – November 30, 2021

Yesterday, Southwestern Public Health issued their letter of instruction outlining enhanced public health measures to combat rising COVID-19 case count. Due to Dutton Dunwich currently having a vaccination rate of over 80% and case count of less than 80 cases per 100,000 people, this letter of instruction does not affect capacities within the Municipality. We would like to thank the cooperation of our residents and businesses in continuing to follow precautions and getting vaccinated.

If you are not yet vaccinated and would like to, we encourage you to visit the Southwestern Public Health booking site at www.covidvaccinelm.ca vaccinations are currently available for those aged 5 years and older.

Thank you Dutton Dunwich!

Ontario Shifting to Convenient Digital Reminders for Product Renewal Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE - Province of Ontario

November 18, 2021

Ontario Shifting to Convenient Digital Reminders for Product Renewal Notices

The Ontario government is continuing to improve access to modern and customer-focused services by eliminating mailing paper renewal notices in favour of convenient digital reminders. By eliminating paper renewal notices, Ontario will be saving up to $29 million over five years in postage and mailing costs with funds being re-invested into critical programs and services like education. Further, it will benefit the environment by saving approximately 80 million pieces of paper – roughly 16,000 boxes or 362 tonnes – over five years, reducing unnecessary waste and protecting our forests.

FOR MORE INFORMATION - Please visit The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

 

Employment Opportunity - Winter Patroller

The Corporation of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is seeking applications for the position of Winter Roads Patroller (weekends November to March of the subsequent year).  This position reports to the Manager of Roads and Facilities.

The preferred applicant must have:

  • Grade 12 education.
  • Knowledge, ability and physical condition to perform duties required.
  • Knowledge of the “Winter Minimum Maintenance Standards"
  • Excellent work and attendance record.
  • Valid Driver’s License Class DZ and clean driving abstract.
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Records Check

The following would be considered an asset:

  • Road Patrol Computer Software.
  • First-aid/CPR Certification. 
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.

Please submit your detailed resume outlining your qualifications and experience to:  Katie Morreau, Human Resources - email:  kmorreau@duttondunwich.on.ca

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS:  Friday, November 26, 2021, before 4:30pm.

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 only.

 

TENDER RESULTS - Currie Road Watermain Replacement Project

Moved by: ____Loveland________________________________
Seconded by: ___Corneil_________________________________

THAT the Council of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich receives the report of the Water Operations Manager titled “Currie Road Watermain Replacement Project”, dated November 10, 2021 for information; and
THAT Council award the tender for the installation of the 8” watermain on Currie Road to replace the existing 6” ductile watermain to Clarke Construction Inc. in the amount of $448, 900.00 plus HST.
CARRIED:

PUBLIC MEETING - 2022 Building Fees and Charges

PUBLIC MEETING

2022 Building Fees and Charges

The Council of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich will be reviewing and passing a by-law adopting new and amended fees and charges under Section 7 of the Building Code Act as amended, at the November 24, 2021 Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m. via web conference.

For information on how to attend this meeting please contact the Municipal Office.

Heather Bouw
CAO/Clerk

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