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City of Yorkton News
July 1 to July 7, 2004
 

Past articles can be found in the Archives.

 


 

 

Next Council Meeting

 
The next council meeting will be held on July 12, 2004 at 5:00 p.m.

Please Note: Effective Monday, April 19, 2004 up to and including the August 9, 2004 meeting, Yorkton City Council Meetings will be held at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.
 

 

  

 

Smoke Free Yorkton 


Yorkton is Going Smoke Free!

  • July 1, 2004 all Public Places and Work Places in Yorkton are to be smoke free.
  • Support our local businesses as they make the transition to a Smoke-Free environment. 
  • A healthier community is better for everyone. 
  • WAY TO GO YORKTON! 
    • Information packages have been sent out to the Food and Beverage businesses, if you require more information, please visit Smoke Free Yorkton or call 786-1708.

Highlights of Smoking Bylaw 38/2003

  • 100% Smoke Free Public Places 
  • 100% Smoke Free Work Places 
  • No designated smoking rooms for customers or employees. 
  • Outdoor patios allowed as per requirements of the bylaw .
  • Signage is to be in place and all ashtrays removed.
 

 

 

Invitation to Tender
2004 Asphalt Program

  
Sealed tenders, marked "2004 Asphalt Program" will be received at the office of the City Director of Planning and Engineering until 2:00 p.m., C.S.T., on Tuesday, July 6, 2004.

Contract Documents and Specifications are available by contacting the undersigned between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. C.S.T. Monday to Friday.

Tenders must be on the forms provided and be accompanied by a Consent of Surety from a bona fide Surety Company AND a Bid Bond OR Certified Cheque in the amount of 10 percent (10%) of the Total Tendered Price, made payable to the City of Yorkton.

The City of Yorkton reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, and lowest tender will not necessarily be accepted.

Jeff Humble 
Director of Planning & Engineering 
City of Yorkton 
P.O. Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North 
YORKTON, Saskatchewan 
S3N 2W3 
Phone Number: (306) 786-1730 
Fax Number (306) 786-6880 
E-mail:

Additional Information is Available in Tenders.
  

 

  

 

Invitation to Tender 
2004 Micro-Surface Tender 

 
Sealed tenders, marked "2004 Micro-Surface Program" will be received at the office of the City Director of Planning and Engineering until 2:00 p.m., C.S.T., on Tuesday, July 6, 2004.

Contract Documents and Specifications are available by contacting the undersigned between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. C.S.T. Monday to Friday.

Tenders must be on the forms provided and be accompanied by a Consent of Surety from a bona fide Surety Company AND a Bid Bond OR Certified Cheque in the amount of 10 percent (10%) of the Total Tendered Price, made payable to the City of Yorkton.

The City of Yorkton reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, and lowest tender will not necessarily be accepted.

Jeff Humble 
Director of Planning & Engineering 
City of Yorkton 
P.O. Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North 
YORKTON, Saskatchewan 
S3N 2W3 
Phone Number: (306) 786-1730 
Fax Number (306) 786-6880 
E-mail:

Additional Information is Available in Tenders.
 

 

 

 

Invitation to Tender
2004 Concrete Curb, Gutter and Sidewalk Program

  
Sealed tenders, marked "2004 Concrete Curb, Gutter and Sidewalk Tender" will be received at the office of the Director of Planning and Engineering until 2:00 p.m., C.S.T., on Tuesday, July 6, 2004.

Contract Documents and Specifications are available by contacting the undersigned between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. C.S.T. Monday to Friday.

Tenders must be on the forms provided and be accompanied by a Consent of Surety from a bona fide Surety Company AND a Bid Bond OR Certified Cheque in the amount of 10 percent (10%) of the Total Tendered Price, made payable to the City of Yorkton.

The City of Yorkton reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, and the lowest tender will not necessarily be accepted.

Jeff Humble 
Director of Planning & Engineering 
City of Yorkton 
P.O. Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North 
YORKTON, Saskatchewan 
S3N 2W3 
Phone Number: (306) 786-1730 
Fax Number (306) 786-6880 
E-mail:

Additional Information is Available in Tenders.
 

 

 

 

Yorkton in Bloom 2004

 
For the past eight years the Yorkton In Bloom Committee has promoted the Local Grounds Competition. This is an exciting program that focuses on beautification of the city. This initiative was designed to involve the citizens of Yorkton in the challenge of improving the visual appeal of our city, and to compete for local awards. 

Categories for the 2004 Local Grounds Competition are as follows 
Best Home Grounds (Front Yard) 
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard) 
Best Mobile Home Grounds 
Best Vegetable Garden 
Best Apartment Garden 
Best Senior Housing Unit 
Best Senior Housing Complex 
Best Industrial Grounds 
Best Institutional Grounds 
Best Commercial Grounds 
Most Improved Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Grounds 
Best Residential Street, Avenue, Crescent, Bay, etc.

The Committee is sponsoring a Golden Bloom Award. 
Individuals 75 years and older may enter the following categories 

Best Home Grounds (Front Yard) 
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard) 
Best Mobile Home Grounds 
Best Vegetable Garden 
Best Apartment Garden 
Best Senior Housing Unit 

Deadline for entries is Friday July 23, 2004 at 4:30 p.m.
Judging will take place from July 26 - 28, 2004
To register contact Leisure Services at 786-1750 

    

 

 

 

Party in the Park 2004

   
The Annual Park Parties are outdoor celebrations to promote the vast benefits of park spaces in the City of Yorkton. These parties are family events that also showcase some great local talent. This year's parties will take place on the following dates:

July 28  Weinmaster Park
August 4 Silver Heights Park
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. each evening

We are currently looking for entertainers for these events. If you have a talent you would like to showcase or would like more information, call 786-1752. Come out, bring your lawn chair, buy a hot dog and enjoy the concert!
   

 

  

 

S-CAPE 


Summer Cultural Arts and Physical Activity Experiences 
Sports, games, crafts, special guests, field trips and more

July 5 - August 13, 2004

Nemos 
Ages 6 - 8 
Tuesday to Friday 
9:00am to NOON

Shreks 
Ages 9 - 11 
Monday to Thursday 
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Locations 
Columbia School & Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Cost 
$2.00 daily drop-in fee or $30.00 for a summer pass

For more information contact our summer programmers 
Andrea, Garrett, Cassia and Rae at 
786-1707 or 786-1750
  

 

 

 

Heritage Walking Tour

  
The City of Yorkton Municipal Advisory Sub-Commission 
invites you to take a self-guided walking tour 
of 31 historic dwellings and public buildings of Yorkton in the early 1900's.

One of these architecturally interesting dwellings built in 1911 was the home of pioneers, J.A.M. and Sadie Patrick. Located at 88 Fifth Avenue North, it is now "Patrick Place" -- a popular Bed and Breakfast operated by Gerry and Karen Muir.

The tour booklet is free and can be obtained at Leisure Services (City Hall) and Tourism Yorkton.
  

 

 

 

Bid Yorkton

 
Is your organization trying to plan or bid on a special event in Yorkton? 
Don't know where to start?

The City of Yorkton and Tourism Yorkton have designed a package that will include all the information you need to plan or bid on an event, big or small. 
The package includes information on:
  • Accommodations 
  • Convention Facilities 
  • Catering Services 
  • Area Attractions 
  • Transportation Distances

The Bid Yorkton Package will come with standard information and can be tailored to fit your specific needs.

The Bid Yorkton Package is available to all groups, clubs and organizations planning to host an event in the City of Yorkton.

For more information contact Tourism Yorkton at 783-8707.
  

 

 

 

Garage Sale Signs


Spring and Summer are the time of year for yard and garage sales. It is illegal to place signs of any type, including those for yard sales, on boulevards, lamp posts, sidewalks or other City property. Your best advertising is still your local newspaper. Garage Sale signs are to be placed on your own private property for location identification.

City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw #9/96 states the following:

No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to a fence, pole, tree, or any object in a public street or place.

No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to or standing on the ground in any public street or place.

Signs in violation of this bylaw will be picked up at owner's expense.

For more information please call the Bylaw Control Department at 786-1725.