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City of Yorkton News
September 30 to October 6, 2004
 

 

Past articles can be found in the Archives.

 


 

 

Public Notice
Notice of Meeting


Municipal Planning Commission 
The next meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission will be held on:

Date:  October 6, 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.
 

 

 

 

2004 Water Main Flushing Program

 
The Public Works Department will commence a water main flushing program on Tuesday, OCTOBER 12, 2004 at 6:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M. Flushing is required to remove the rust and sediment that has accumulated in the water mains. City crews will be flushing the mains from approx. 6:00 P.M. through to 4:00 A.M. for three or four nights until completed. Flushing will begin in Weinmaster Park and southwest areas of the City on the first evening and move towards City centre thereafter.

During flushing, the water will contain a considerable amount of rust and sediment, and may be discolored for several hours. The system pressure will fluctuate during the flushing period. Both the sediment and the low pressure can cause problems in the operation of plumbing fixtures, especially air conditioning, refrigeration equipment, and water softners. Doing laundry is not recommended, as the discolored water will stain clothing. For this reason, it is advisable not to use water if it is discolored unless it is absolutely necessary to do so.

Residents who live in the areas being flushed should collect containers of water beforehand for drinking and cooking, before the flushing program starts. Residents should use as little water as possible, and should avoid drawing water into their homes. It's best not to use your washing machine or dishwasher until the water color returns to normal.

If further information is required, please contact the Public Works and Engineering Departments at 786-1760 or 786-1730 between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.
 

 

  

 

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.
  

 

 

 

Landfill Winter Hours

 
Sanitary Landfill Entrance Fees: 

Cars   $2.00
Half Ton Trucks/Utility Trailers   $5.00
One Ton Trucks/Tandem Trailers $12.00
Two and Three Ton Trucks/Tandem Trucks $24.00
Semi-Trailer Trucks $35.00
 
Contaminated Soil $12.00/cu. yd.
Small Carcasses $24.00
Large Carcasses $44.00
 
Out of City Garbage
 
$6.00/cu. yd.

Winter Landfill Hours

OCTOBER 1 TO APRIL 30 

Monday to Friday:   9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Saturday:   9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

CLOSED SUNDAYS AND STATUTORY HOLIDAYS

Please enter not later than 15 minutes before closing to allow for material handling.
 

 

  

 

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
  

 

  

 

Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
Hours of Operation

 
Monday - Friday 
8:30 am to 10:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday 
NOON to 5:00 pm

We are open on all stat holidays from 
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Closed Christmas and 
Boxing Day.

For more information or to make a booking, call the G.H.C.C. at 786-1777
  

 

  

 

Drop-in Volleyball

 
Adult co-ed drop-in volleyball 
Mondays at the Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
9:00 to 10:30 pm 
Starts September 20, 2004

Please call the Gloria Hayden Community Centre at 786-1777 for further information.