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City of Yorkton News
October 14 to October 20, 2004
 

 

Past articles can be found in the Archives.

 


 

 

Public Notice
Notice of Meetings


Yorkton Public Library Board 
The next meeting of the Yorkton Public Library Board will be held on:

Date:  October 17, 2004
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Yorkton Public Library Meeting Room

Special Invitation to the Public! 
Topics: Library Renovations Update, Fundraising Refreshments                   Door Prizes

Good Spirit REDA Board 
The next meeting of the Good Spirit REDA Board will be held on:

Date:  October 19, 2004
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Travelodge

Parkland Agriplex Management Board 
The next meeting of the Parkland Agriplex Management Board will be held on:

Date:  October 19, 2004
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Tourism Office 

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

Date:  October 19, 2004
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "B" - City Hall

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

Date:  October 26, 2004
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall
 
 

 

 

Next Council Meeting

 
The next council meeting will be held on October 18, 2004 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 

 

Saskatchewan Library Week

 
Yorkton Public Library 
44 - 4th Avenue N. 
(temporary location)

presents 
Saskatchewan Library Week 
October 17 - 23, 2004

Kick Off 
Friday, October 15, 2004 
9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 
Judith Silverthorne

Saskatchewan Award Winning Author 
Godfrey Dean Art Gallery Theatre 
Seminar Room 
Everyone is welcome. Admission is free. 
Sponsored by Sask. Writers Guild and the Yorkton Public Library

Board Meeting 
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 
7:00 p.m. 
Open to the Public 
Refreshments       Door Prizes

Open House 
Wednesday, October 20, 2004 
9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Refreshments

Race to Adventure & Your Library 
Awards Night 

Wednesday, October 20, 2004 
7:00 p.m.

Fines waived.                  Free replacement card.

For more information, please contact 783-3523 during library hours.
 

 

  

 

Job Opportunity
Public Works Manager

 
APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF 
PUBLIC WORKS MANAGER

The City of Yorkton, a progressive community of approximately 15,000 people, located in the beautiful Parkland Region, is recruiting a Public Works Manager. Due to its large trading area, Yorkton has many larger city amenities while providing the quality of life of a smaller community.

Reporting to the Director of Planning and Engineering, the Public Works Manager is responsible for directing and organizing all resources for the Public Works department. This position develops and implements current and long range capital and operating budgets and must be able to respond to concerns, maintaining good public and internal relations while providing high quality service. A thorough knowledge of municipal infrastructure is required for construction and maintenance programs for streets and sidewalks, and water distribution and sewer collection systems. Preparing tenders, working with contractors, fleet purchase/maintenance programs and inventory and purchase controls is requisite. The Public Works Manager is responsible for hiring, training, performance and follow-up within a unionized environment. Must be able to meet the objectives and policies as set by the City. The position is also given great latitude for creative and innovative opportunities. The ideal candidate will possess: 

  • A certificate or diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent. 
  • Must possess a minimum of Class II Water Distribution and Class II Wastewater Collection certificate, or ability to attain one within one-year of hire. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experienced may be considered.
  • Five years experience of which three years directly related experience with at least two years at the supervisory level demonstrating a thorough knowledge of municipal infrastructure.
  • A high degree of personal initiative, good planning and organizational skills. 
  • A team player fostering positive communication with staff, contractors and citizens. 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver's license. 
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.

Applications will be accepted until  Friday, October 15, 2004.

For additional information please visit Employment.
  

 

  

 

Job Opportunity
Parkland Agriplex Maintenance Manager

 
Applications are invited for the position of Parkland Agriplex Maintenance Manager

The City of Yorkton, a progressive community of approximately 15,000 people, located in the beautiful Parkland Region, is recruiting a Maintenance Manager for the Parkland Agriplex, our newly renovated multi-purpose facility. Due to its large trading area, Yorkton has many larger city amenities while providing the quality of life of a smaller community.

Reporting to the General Manager the Maintenance Manager is responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of this multi-purpose facility. This position will oversee all aspects of the plant operation, maintenance systems, capital projects, budget allocations and capital planning. The Maintenance Manager is responsible for all maintenance staffing, ensuring that user requirements have been met, while providing customer satisfaction.

The ideal candidate will possess: 

  • Journeyman experience or a related trade and supervisory experience; 
  • Experience in facility operations, commercial or industrial building maintenance or construction; 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experienced may be considered. 
  • A high degree of personal initiative, good planning and organizational skills. 
  • A team player fostering positive communication with staff, contractors and citizens.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver's license. 
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 22, 2004 

For additional information please visit Employment.
  

 

  

 

Job Opportunity
Pool Maintenance Supervisor

 
Applications are Invited For The Position of Pool Maintenance Supervisor at 
The Parkland Agriplex Aquatic Centre

Reporting directly to the Director of Leisure Services, this full-time position is responsible for pool maintenance and equipment ensuring the efficient operation of the Aquatic Centre and assist with the maintenance of other leisure facilities as required. This position will work cooperatively with the Agriplex Maintenance Manager in the development, implementation and performance of a Preventative Maintenance Program. The Pool Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the Pool Maintenance Staff and Janitorial ensuring that user requirements have been met, and facility appearance and cleanliness are of a high quality.

The ideal candidate will possess: 

  • A minimum of three (3) years of maintenance experience, preferably in community services or recreation facility environments, with a proven understanding of equipment operation and maintenance skills. 
  • Maintains pool chemical balance and operation as per required regulations. 
  • Pool Operators Certificate 
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills both with the public and staff members. 
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work independently. 
  • Must comply with the OH&S Act and Regulations, all Safety Policies and Standard Operating Procedures. 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver's License. 
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 29, 2004.

For additional information please visit Employment.
  

 

 

 

Girls on The Move

 
A fun filled, non-competitive program 
for girls ages 11 to 15

Tuesdays 7:00pm to 8:30pm 
St. Mary's School Gymnasium 
October 12, 2004 - April 12, 2005 
NO COST PROGRAM

For more information, 
call Leisure Services at 786-1750.
  

 

  

 

Monster Mash 2004


Sunday, October 31, 2004 
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Agripavilion (behind the Parkland Agriplex)

We are looking for volunteers to help with the event as well as candy donations. If you are interested in donating candy, please drop it off at the Gloria Hayden Community Centre.

If you can help volunteer for this event or for further information please call the Boys and Girls Club of Yorkton at 783-2582 or the Gloria Hayden Community Centre at 786-1777
  

 

  

 

Property Standards Bylaw

 
The City of Yorkton has drafted a Property Standards Bylaw. The purpose of such bylaw is to provide for the minimum standard of maintenance of property and the abatement of nuisances, including property or things that:

a) affect the safety of the public or occupants of a building; 
b) affect the safety, health and welfare of and the protection of people and property; 
c) affect the condition and repair of a building or structure; and 
d) nuisances, including property, activities or things that affect the amenity of a neighbourhood.

This bylaw, scheduled for adoption in early December, is available for review in Building or at the Building Services Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 37 Third Ave North. Comments and submissions from the public are welcome.
   

 

  

 

City Archives

 
The City of Yorkton 
Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission 
is seeking archival items such as:
 

  • PHOTOGRAPHS
  • POSTCARDS
  • LETTERS
  • CALENDARS
  • DOCUMENTS
  • SCRAP BOOKS
  • POSTERS
  • NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS
  • FAMILY HISTORIES
  • SPECIAL STORIES
  • SMALL ARTIFACTS RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF YORKTON AND AREA.

Please write to: 
HERITAGE RESEARCHER 
BOX 400 
CITY OF YORKTON 
YORKTON, SK 
S3N 2W3

Phone: (306) 782-1792 
E-mail:  

ON SALE: THE WHISKEY MAN --The Bronfman/Balmoral Hotel story 
$10.00 
Available at City Hall, Tourism Yorkton, Frameworks on Broadway and the Western Development Museum.