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City of Yorkton News
July 14 to July 20, 2005
 

 

There are no public notices at this time.

 

 

Past articles can be found in the Archives.

 


 

 

Next Council Meeting

 
The next council meeting will be held on August 8, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 

 

The City of Yorkton Invites
Applications for City Manager

 
Yorkton offers a wonderful lifestyle in the parkland area of Saskatchewan and with the retirement of its City Manager, our progressive community is now looking for a qualified candidate. 
The City of Yorkton is a dynamic prairie city approaching 20,000 people. It is located on the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway No. 16, serving the third largest trading area in Saskatchewan. 
Reporting to Mayor and Council the City Manager will provide vision and leadership for administering, planning, directing and controlling all municipal operations. The City Manager will act as key advisor and liaison to Council. 
The City Manager will lead and inspire a positive workforce that takes pride in its responsiveness and service excellence. 
The preferred candidate will have solid leadership experiences, including academic credentials reflecting the executive nature of the position. The candidate will be knowledgeable of municipal and managerial best practices. The leadership approach the city is looking for is proactive, collaborative, regional and inspiring. 
The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
 If you are interested in continuing to build the City of Yorkton and you meet the qualifications, please submit resume by August 12, 2005 in confidence to:

Mayor Phil De Vos                       Phone: (306) 786-1701 
City of Yorkton 
P.O. Box 400 
Yorkton, SK 
S3N 2W3 
ATTENTION: City Manager Position

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
 

 

 

 

Job Opportunities
Gallagher Centre Water Park

 
Applications are invited for the following positions at the 
Water Park located in the Gallagher Centre

The Water Park located in the Gallagher Centre is looking for enthusiastic staff to help reopen its newly expanded and renovated facility. Duties to commence in late August 2005.

1.   Aquatic Programmer:

Primary responsibilities involve program development, staff training and supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Aid in Water Park administration.
  • Assist in Water Park Program delivery.
  • Develop a high quality staff.
  • Provide for the safety and comfort of patrons.
  • Promote the Water Park and its benefits to users and potential users.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Life Saving Instructor.
  • National Lifeguard Service, Standard First Aid.
  • Good public relations and inter-personal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with public/inquiries/complaints.
  • Possess and maintain R.C.M.P. security clearance and a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver's licence.

SALARY

  • $935.20- $1,132.00 bi-weekly.

2   Full-time Instructor/Lifeguards:

Primary responsibilities involve the delivery of program and supervision of patrons.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Instruction of learn to swim and special event programs.
  • Lifeguard supervision of wave pool facility.
  • Some shifts will require supervisory duties.

Qualifications

  • Lifesaving Instructor.
  • National Lifeguard Service, Standard First Aid.
  • Program delivery experience.
  • Possess and maintain R.C.M.P. security clearance and a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver's licence.

SALARY

  • $917.60 - $991.20 bi-weekly.

3.  Part-time Instructor/Lifeguards:

Primary responsibilities involve the delivery of programs and supervision of patrons.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Instruction of learn to swim and special event programs.
  • Lifeguard supervision of wave pool facility.

Qualifications

  • Lifesaving Instructor.
  • National Lifeguard Service, Standard First Aid.
  • Possess and maintain R.C.M.P. security clearance and a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver's licence.

SALARY

  • $10.24 - $11.47 per hour.

DEADLINE

Applicants are to submit their resumes complete with three references and telephone number, no later than 4:30 p.m. July 20, 2005 to:

Director of Human Resources
City of Yorkton Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3
Fax: 306-786-6880
Email:

The City of Yorkton wishes to thank all prospective applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
 

 

 

 

Yorkton In Bloom 2005

 
For the past nine 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 2005 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

Please note that the Yorkton Celebrate Saskatchewan Sub-Commission and the Yorkton & District Horticultural Society have designated the marigold and any yellow, gold or orange flowers as Yorkton's Centennial flowers for 2005. Participants are encouraged to plant these flowers as part of this year's competition.

Deadline for entries is Friday July 22, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. Judging will take place from July 25 - 27, 2005

Presentation of Awards at the Silver Heights Park Party on August 3, 2005

To register contact Leisure Services at 786-1750
 

 

 

 

Building Services

 
Are you repairing your basement? 
Building permits are required when carrying out basement renovations. For more information, please call 786-1710.

Swimming Pools 
If you have a pool 18" deep and with a surface area of 100 square feet, you are required to conform to the City's Swimming Pool Bylaw. For more information, please call 786-1710.
  

 

  

 

Residential Fire
Safety Survey

 
Fires are likely to start in many places in the home including the kitchen, living room, bedroom and storage areas such as the attic, basement, workroom or storeroom. Causes of fire include overheated or overloaded electrical wiring, cigarette ashes, sparks from the fire place, unattended outdoor fires and barbeques, appliances in poor repair and unattended cooking in the kitchen.

One of the best ways to prevent fire in the home is to do a home survey specifically looking for the fire hazards or preparing for emergency measures in case of a fire.

A fire crew will come by your home and provide you with a fire safety survey that includes checking your smoke alarms and batteries, identifying kitchen and cooking hazards, fireplace, bedroom, electrical, garage and storage safety, general household fire safety and fire escape planning and to identify common slip, trip and fall hazards in the home.

The Yorkton Fire Department is now offering a Residential Fire Safety Survey for homeowners FREE. On-duty Firefighters will be visiting neighborhoods Monday to Thursday between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. each week. Residents may also call 786-1795 to make an appointment.

Residential fire safety relies on education. Until we take education seriously, we will continue to have unnecessary fire losses. Call today.
   

 

 

 

S-CAPE

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

July 4 - August 19, 2005

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

Ages 9 - 11 
"Sea Turtles" 
Monday to Thursday 
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Locations 
Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
Gallagher Centre Flexihall

Cost 
$2.00 daily drop-in fee or $40.00 for a summer pass

For more information contact our summer programmers 
Andrea, Jana, Nicole or Stefanie at: 
786-1750 
   

 

  

 

City of Yorkton
Party in the Park Summer 2005 


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 27    Weinmaster Park 

August 3

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!
  

 

 

 

City of Yorkton Archives

  
The CITY OF YORKTON ARCHIVES is seeking photos, letters, and other documents relating to the history of Yorkton proper, and the immediate surrounding area. Examples: photos of railway history, arrival of groups of immigrants, the radar base, York Lake, sports groups, Ukrainian dancing, Bobby Burns events, Barber Shop concerts, stage performances, children and youth at play, the rain, hail and wind storm of Monday, August 27, 1978, etc.

Write to: 
T. LEFEBVRE PRINCE, HERITAGE RESEARCHER 
Box 400, City of Yorkton, Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3 
or Phone 786-1792 
or e-mail: