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City of Yorkton News
February 20 to February 26, 2003

 

Remember,  past articles can be found in the Archives.

 


 

 

Notice of Poll


Voting on the Health Levy will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003. The object of the vote is to establish if the City will pass a bylaw to continue to fund a new multi-purpose health care facility and equipment through a residential levy on property taxes of $105 per year for the next four years as was done in 2002. Voting stations will be set up at both the Agriplex and the Gloria Hayden Community Centre between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Detailed information on this topic can be found here
  

 

 

 

Notice of Meeting
Leisure Services Commission


The next meeting of the Leisure Services Commission will be held on:
 

Date: February 26, 2003
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: City Hall Meetings Room "A"

   

 

 

 

Demolition Tender


Sealed tenders, for the demolition of 34, 36 and 42 Broadway St. East Yorkton, SK will be received by the City of Yorkton until 2:00 p.m., Thursday February 27, 2003.

Tenders shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for the tender closing. Tenders received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and returned unopened.

Site inspection, Tuesday, February 25, 2003 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM.  Bring a flashlight.

Enquiry's regarding the tendering procedure and particulars shall be directed:

Attention: William Hawkins, 
Manger of building inspection and Property
 
Mailing Address: City of Yorkton
Planning Development & Building Services
P.O. Box 400
Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3
 
Street Location: 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 1C1
 
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
(306) 786-1700
(306) 786-6880 

  

 

 

 

Next Council Meeting


The Next council meeting will be held on February 24th at 7:00p.m
 
 

 

 

Racquetball Clinic


Tuesday March 4th , 2003

Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Beginners 4:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Advanced 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Only 6 participants per session

Instructor: Ross Richardson - Racquetball Saskatchewan 

Cost is $5.00 (includes equipment)

To register call 786-1777
  

 

 

 

Municipal Heritage Advisory
Request for Artifacts


The City of Yorkton Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission is seeking photographs, Documents, Stories, Clippings, Portable Artifacts, etc relating to the history and folklore of Yorkton and area.

Contact Therese Lefebvre Prince at 306-782-7007 or Leisure Services at 306-786-1750. 
   

 

 

 

Public Notice

 
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REPEAL EXISTING DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND ZONING BYLAW

A public Meeting will be held Monday, the 24th day of March, 2003, in the Council Chambers at City Hall at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is to review and inform the public of the intention of City Council to repeal the existing Development Plan Bylaw 26/91 and Zoning Bylaw No. 9/96 of the City of Yorkton. Anyone wishing further information on this meeting can contact the Manager of Community Planning at City Hall, 37-3rd Avenue North or phone 786-1727.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REPEAL EXISTING LANDSCAPE BYLAW

A public Meeting will be held Monday, 24th day of March, 2003, in the Council Chambers at City Hall at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is to review and inform the public of the intention of City Council to repeal the existing Landscape Bylaw No. 20/02. Anyone wishing further information on this meeting can contact the Manager of Community Planning at City Hall, 37 3rd Avenue North or phone 786-1727.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ADOPT SIGN BYLAW NO.16/03

A public Meeting will be held Monday, the 24th day of March, 2003, in the Council Chambers at City Hall at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is to review and inform the public of the intention of City Council to adopt Sign Bylaw No. 16/03. Anyone wishing further information on this meeting can contact the Manager of Community Planning at City Hall, 37 3rd Avenue North or phone 786-1727.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ADOPT A DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND ZONING BYLAW

Intent Take notice that the Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 207 of the Planning and Development Act, 1983, hereby gives notice of its intention to repeal the existing Development Plan Bylaw No. 26/91 and Zoning Bylaw No. 9/96 of the City of Yorkton and to:

  1. Adopt a new Development Plan Bylaw No.15/03 for the City of Yorkton.
  2. Adopt a new Zoning Bylaw No.14/03 for the City of Yorkton.

Description
Both the Development Plan and the Zoning Bylaw will affect all property within the Corporate limits of the Municipality. The Development Plan is a Basic Planning Statement which outlines the goals and objectives for the future development of the municipality, and sets the policies to achieve them. The objectives and policies will address the future requirements and direction for growth of residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, institutional, and public uses. Intended future extensions of existing land uses are identified.

The Zoning Bylaw is a regulatory document which implements the policies set forth in the Development Plan. The Zoning Bylaw will divide the Municipality into fourteen (14) separate zoning districts based on existing and intended future land uses.

The Zoning Bylaw includes districts for residential uses. R1 provides for residential development of primarily single-detached dwellings, on small to medium sized lots. R-2 provides for residential development of primarily semi-detached and single detached dwellings. R-3 provides for residential development of primarily multi-unit and medium to high-density dwellings. R-4 provides for multi-unit and high-density dwelling. R-5 provides for multi-unit and mixed dwellings. The R6 provides for mobile and modular residential developments.

There are also districts in the Bylaw for Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, and Parks and Recreation. The C-1 district pertains to a central commercial district, and provides for uses for a wide range of retail, financial, community, professional, and residential uses. The C-2 district pertains to arterial or corridor commercial development, and provides for commercial uses primarily targeted toward the traveling public and residents, with minimal impact on adjacent neighborhoods. The C-3 District provides for commercial development along major access routes and entry points to the City. The C-4 district provides for community or neighborhood commercial retail shopping. The MI-1 District provides for a range of light industrial and manufacturing uses associated with commercial and service establishments. The MI-2 District provides for more intensive industrial and manufacturing uses which require a stronger separation from lower intensity residential uses. The IN District provides for institutional uses pertaining to community wide-administration, health and education, culture, and utilities. Lastly Parks and Recreation provides for both passive and active recreational opportunities.

In addition to the aforementioned Zoning Districts there are three proposed Overlay Zoning Districts: Architectural Control (AC), Environmentally Sensitive (ES), and Future Development (FD). The AC overlay provides for greater architectural control and urban design standards in designated areas. The ES overlay restricts certain areas of the City from development unless an Environmental Impact Assessment is conducted. FD allows specific undeveloped lands required for future development may be utilized for non-intensive purposes.

The Zoning Districts and Overlay Districts are shown on the map forming part of the Bylaw and are indicated by the appropriate zoning symbol as noted above.

The Zoning Bylaw will also detail procedures and fees for development applications (i.e. discretionary uses, subdivisions, zoning amendments, site plans, etc.), as well as standards for overall site development. The Bylaw regulations including, but are not limited to, standards pertaining to land use type and intensity; the size, lot area, height and setbacks of buildings (area and bulk requirements); off-street parking; landscaping; architectural design, and so forth. The Bylaw will be administered through a system of Development Permits and a formal review procedure.

Examination of Bylaws These Bylaws may be examined by interested persons at the Office of the Manager of Community Planning, City Hall, Yorkton, Saskatchewan on any day (holidays excepted) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. up to and including the 24th day of March, 2003. Copies of these Bylaws and this notice are available at a cost of $10.00 per copy. Drafts of both documents are also available in the Bylaw section.

Public Hearing The Council of the City of Yorkton will consider any written or oral submission regarding the contents of the Bylaws on Monday the 24th of March, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, Yorkton Saskatchewan.