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Carman Dufferin Recreation Summer Employment Opportunities

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT

CARMAN-DUFFERIN RECREATION IS LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS TO FILL THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

Carman-Dufferin Pool and Campground Cashier: Responsibilities include, calculation of admission fees, receiving monies from patrons and providing change. Counting patrons for attendance information, answering the telephone, and responding to patron questions. Performing routine upkeep and cleaning of the facility. Perform other related duties as assigned for the campground. *Must be 15 years of age or older. This position involves shift work including days, evenings, and weekends from June – August.

Lifeguard/Instructor or Lifeguards: Responsibilities include safe delivery of the Red Cross Learn to Swim Program, constant and consistent supervision of patrons in and around the aquatic environment, cleaning, and regular pool maintenance. Qualifications: Applicants must have all current NLS, WSI and Standard First Aid certifications. Must be 16 years of age or older and capable of working in a team environment. This position involves shift work including days, evenings, and weekends June – August.

Day Camp Staff: Responsibilities include, assisting with the development and implementation of daily activities and supervision of Summer Day Camp. Must be 16 years of age or older and hold a current First Aid and CPR certification. Work Period: July-August.

For more information on any of the positions please call Renae @ 204-745-2684 or email admincdr@townofcarman.com. Please send or email a resume and photocopies of any certifications where applicable to:

Carman-Dufferin Recreation
Box 160 Carman, MB R0G 0J0
Email: admincdr@townofcarman.com

Deadline for applications is Thursday, March 11th, 2021.

Thank you to all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

 

RM of Dufferin – Feb 26 PVWC Water Notification

Pembina Valley Water Co-op Notification

The Pembina Valley Water Co-op is experiencing some discoloured water throughout its Stephenfield regional distribution system. Due to upgrade work going on at the treatment plant some operational processes have been changed and as a result occasional coloured water events are possible. Discoloured water can result from routine operations or activities such as watermain breaks and repairs or flow reversals.

We recommend that you do not use discoloured water for any purposes that require clean water, such as drinking, preparing food or doing laundry. Residents are advised not to drink discoloured water or use it for purposes such as preparing food, beverages or infant formula; however, drinking small amounts of discoloured water should not pose a health threat if accidentally consumed.

To determine if the coloured water has passed, turn on the cold water and let the water run for a few minutes. If the water isn’t clear, turn off the tap, wait 30 minutes and try again. If your water still isn’t clear after 2 or 3 hours, please contact PVWC at 1-877-324-1931.

The customers affected (totally or in part) by this situation are as follows:
The RM of Dufferin
The RM of Grey
The RM of Thompson

The Pembina Valley Water Co-Op is working on a solution to this issue and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding in this matter. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the PVWC at 1-877-324-1931. Thank you.

Please click on the following link to view the original notice: PVWC Notification – brown water

Town of Carman New Solid Waste Service Schedules

UPCOMING NEW SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM STARTING APRIL 1, 2021

The new Solid Waste Management Program is set to roll out on April 1, 2021. MWM Environmental plans on delivering
the carts to residents mid-March. An information package and pickup information will be delivered with the carts.

REMINDER – Current Bag tags will no longer be required effective April 1, 2021. Garbage will be placed in your cart without a tag. Tags will be accepted at the Carman Transfer Station until April 30th ONLY. If you purchased tags in 2020, they can be returned to the town office with the receipt for reimbursement.

RECYCLING DEPOT AND TRANSFER STATION
The Recycling Depots will continue to operate as in the past – one by the town shop and the other at Carman Transfer Station. It will look a little different because of the new collection system. There is a possibility the one at the town shop will need to be relocated to allow access to the new bin system.
Carman Transfer Station will continue to accept all items – waste, compost, recycling, branches, glass, eco-waste. The current hours of operation will be maintained – Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 1 to 4 p.m.; Saturday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed – Tuesday and Thursday. Bag tags will only be accepted to April 30, 2021.

Assist Program
The cart MWM Environmental will provide for curbside service is large enough to hold up to 100 kg of material at a time. To ensure that everyone has easy access to the service, regardless of physical capability, MWM employees will roll the cart to the curb and back to the house for any residents unable to do so themselves, primarily the elderly and infirm. To register for this service, please call the Town- of Carman office at- 204-745-2443 or email info@townofcarman.com.

Recycling Program
Your list of items accepted for recycling remains the same – newspaper and paper, tin cans, drink cans and bottles, plastic milk jugs and margarine containers, cardboard to mention a few. For the complete list, please review on the Town of Carman’s website. Please remember to rinse all recycling before placing in your cart. There is no need to place recycling in a plastic bag, just throw the individual items in your recycling cart.

Roll Out Package
A roll out package will be delivered with the carts which includes a zoning map, collection calendar (zone specific),
brochures for trash, recycling, compost, and a letter outlining all the services MWM offers and how to access them. When the carts are delivered, please note where they are placed as this will be where MWM will want them placed on service day.

Click the following link to view a map of the collection zones: Carman Map1-use
Click the following link to view a collection calendar for zone 1 (north part of Carman): Calendar Carman Zone 1
Click the following link to view a collection calendar for zone 2 (south part of Carman): Calendar Carman Zone 2 (1)


Previous Information Post on Solid Waste Program

A new system for solid waste management program will start in the Town on April 1, 2021. A contract has been
signed with MWM Environmental to provide an automated collection of garbage, recycling, and compost.

A little about MWM Environmental
This Environmental company has been serving Manitoba for over 20 years. They have developed a team of experienced and highly trained operators and managers that are hired and trained locally. They work hard to achieve a good reputation as a provider of excellent service and maximum reliability. Currently, they provide similar services to other municipalities in Manitoba, such as City of Morden, RM of Morris, RM of Thompson, and many municipal corporations in the western portion of Manitoba.

Out with the Old
Special Services By-law 15/2006 for Waste Collection Program expired on December 31, 2020 and ratepayers will not see this levy as a line item on their 2021 tax bill. In 2020, residential properties paid $175.00 per dwelling unit and commercial properties paid $226.00 per business. The cost to run the program in 2021 will be included in the general tax mill rate (or charged at large).

Bag Tag System
Besides the levy charges on the tax bill, residents, and businesses had to purchase bag tags to dispose of garbage. The bag tag system will no longer be in effect and as of April 1, 2021, tags will NOT be required to dispose of garbage. Following the end of the bag tag program, any bag tags purchased in 2020 may be returned to the town office with the receipt from the purchase and a refund will be issued. Council will allow the use of bag tags at the Carman Transfer Station until April 30, 2021.

Residential Program
Effective April 1, 2021 the town will be moving to an automated cart system for collection. Each residence will receive three carts – 240L cart for
garbage, and 360L carts for recycling and compost. Council wishes to encourage all residents to continue their practice of reducing the amount of garbage being sent to the landfill/transfer station and to continue recycling and composting.
Advantages of the cart system include
– competitive pricing and cost saving to the town. The highly efficient system provides a greater curb appeal to our community. The
convenience of having outside bins at each home eliminates the need to store waste inside and will eliminate broken or damaged bags on the street. This will add to the beautification of the town by eliminating garbage bags along boulevards. The workforce of the town will be shifted within the organization to complete other tasks for the community.
Residential garbage and recycling will be collected biweekly and will alternate (one week garbage, the next week recycling). Compost will be collected weekly on an 8-month schedule (April to November) with the possibility of a monthly collection of compost the other four months if there is enough demand. The collection of all waste will remain on the front street. Residents will have access to MWM’s 24/7 program, Recollect. This program is easily accessed and can provide a printable calendar of pickup days, provides a reminder service, and will be linked to the town’s website for reference.
The cart MWM Environmental will provide for curbside service is large enough to hold up to 100kg of material at a time. To ensure that everyone has easy access to the service, regardless of physical capability MWM employees will roll the cart to the curb and back to the house for any residents unable to do so themselves, primarily the elderly and infirm.

Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional
Commercial and Institutional properties will work closely with MWM Environmental to assess the needs of individual users, and a detailed and tailored plan will be developed for each business/building. The Town of Carman will continue to pay the monthly bin or cart rental for each business and the property owner will be responsible for the service and disposal fee. The charge ($226.00 per business unit) will be removed from the tax bills and commercial tags that were previously purchased will no longer be required. The business owner can sign an agreement directly with MWM Environmental if they wish. The Town would encourage all businesses to meet with the MWM Environmental Sales team of Ron McClain and/or Larry Klein and have them develop and assess your disposal needs. They have the expertise to know what the best fit for your business would be, but ultimately, the final decision will be yours.

Recycling Depot
The Town of Carman will continue to operate a Recycling Depot in town and at the Transfer Station. The Recycling Depot will look different with the new collection system; however, citizens will be able to dispose of their recycling at these depots. Because of the different containers, the depot may be relocated, however proper signage will be made so residents can dispose of their recycling. If you have any questions regarding what is eligible to recycle, feel free to contact the Town of Carman office for the accepted materials.

Transfer Station
Carman Transfer Station will continue to operate and be run by the Town of Carman. At this time, the hours of operation will be maintained, and all items currently accepted will continue. The only thing to remember is that bag tags will not be accepted after April 30, 2021.

Why Should I Recycle and Compost?
Residents of the Town of Carman have made our community one of the best when it comes to recycling. The Town is one of the top per capita recyclers in the province and this means that your hard work reduces the amount of waste diverted to a landfill. Council is always looking for ways to help citizens do better though! Composting household food waste and recycling other eligible materials will reduce the town’s total tonnage of waste that is hauled to a Class 1 landfill. By reducing the tonnage transferred to a landfill it directly reduces the total tax dollars required for the solid waste program. Currently, the Town of Carman pays $60/tonne to dispose of waste at a landfill. The recycling you do also receives rebates from Multi Material Stewardship Manitoba and these rebates go towards the cost of the program. The savings gained by moving to a third-party waste management team will also be directly invested back into the program and our community.

What Should I Do Now?
Council knows that change is hard, and we have all been forced with too much change over the past year. Council would not be proposing this change at this time if it was not a benefit for the community. At this point all you need to do is wait for the delivery of the carts (or in the case of some commercial properties the bins). If you happen to have friends or families living in other communities serviced by MWM Environmental talk with them and get their feedback on how the system is working. Council feels you will fi nd that they are pleased with the cart system that has been introduced and been so successful in these other communities. Do NOT get yourself upset or worried about the three-cart system. MWM and Council are prepared to work with you to determine your needs for waste management. Keep an open mind and give the new system a try prior to making any rash decisions.

Questions?
If you have any questions after reading this, please feel free to contact any member of the Town of Carman Council (all phone numbers are available on the town’s website), the Town of Carman office (204-745-2443) or MWM Environmental at 204-483-3986 or 204-822-0327 or email info@townofcarman.com or info@MWMEnviro.ca.

Complete details on the changes can be viewed at the following link: Town of Carman Solid Waste Management 021121 V

Storefront Improvement Program

Carman Dufferin Economic Development is continuing our partnership program to assist business owners in updating or enhancing their store fronts. Projects may include building facelifts/upgrading, new signage that reflects a community theme and landscaping enhancements.

Program Eligibility Criteria
The project applicant must be a non-profit community organization, small business or cooperative.
The project must be in a public place within the “main street” areas of Carman and Dufferin.
The project must be an aesthetic improvement to a storefront.

Carman Dufferin Economic Development will provide funding to projects that follow a theme of aesthetic improvements to storefronts. Carman Dufferin Economic Development is proposing to provide applicant businesses with up to $500 as a matching grant but up to $200 in matching funds would be available for projects that include non-permanent features such as flowers.
* Please note that you are not limited on the project costs, however, the maximum contribution from Carman Dufferin Economic Development is a maximum of $500. The applicant will be required to complete the project and then submit receipts for reimbursement of the grant amount.

Carman Dufferin Economic Development has budgeted funds to accommodate a limited number of applicants. If you are interested in participating in this partnership opportunity, please fill out an application and return it to the Director of Economic Development by March 10, 2021. Projects may not be started until funding approval has been received from the Economic Development Office; therefore, approved projects will be initiated in the spring/summer of 2021 and must be completed by December 1, 2021. Receipts not received by December 1, 2021 will not be eligible.

If you would like to discuss this program or other opportunities for business development, please do not hesitate to call 204-745-2675 or email tyler@townofcarman.com

Click here for application form: 2021 Storefront Program Application Form Fillable
Click here for funding information letter: 2021 Storefront Improvement Program Letter

Covid-19 Municipal Facility Update

Due to changes to the Pandemic Response System Memorial Hall is closed to the public until further notice. All departments are available by phone between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday.
Town of Carman 204-745-2443
RM of Dufferin 204-745-2301
Recreation 204-745-2684
Economic Development 204-745-2675
Planning District 204-745-2443 or 204-745-2301

The Town of Carman and the RM of Dufferin have implemented the following measures:

  • Masks will be mandatory in all municipal buildings in the Town of Carman and the RM of Dufferin
  • Carman Dufferin Arena is Closed
  • All recreation programming is suspended
  • All council meetings for the Town of Carman & RM of Dufferin will take place in the Carman Community Hall 60 1st Avenue NW until further notice.

As we have done throughout this pandemic, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the laws and public health recommendations set forth by the Province of Manitoba. We encourage all residents to do so as well.

To learn more about the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/.

Health-related questions or concerns about COVID-19 can also be directed to Health Links – Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257.

We thank you very much for your cooperation.

Transfer Station Hours

Transfer Station Hours

Until further notice the hours are as follows:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Tuesday and Thursday
CLOSED

Saturday
11:00am – 4:00pm