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City of Yorkton News
July 28 to August 3, 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.
 

 

 

 

Notice to Bidders

 
Notice to Bidders
City of Yorkton 

CPR Park/Livingstone St. Extension and Roundabout Installation 
Gladstone Ave. and Bradbrooke Dr.

THESE PROJECTS ARE PARTIALLY FUNDED BY THE GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA AND SASKATCHEWAN THROUGH THE CANADA-SASKATCHEWAN INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM (CSIP)

Sealed Tenders will be received at the office of the undersigned, until 2:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 and will be opened in public immediately thereafter.

The Work comprises of municipal roadway and infrastructure construction including : 

  • Interlocking paving stone
  • Stamped concrete
  • Curb, gutter and medians
  • Asphalt milling and paving

Copies of the Bid Documents can be obtained from the offices of UMA Engineering Ltd., 200 - 2275 Albert Street, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2V5 Phone: (306)789-9900 upon receipt of a $100.00 refundable deposit by cheque, made payable to UMA Engineering Ltd. Deposits will be refunded if the Bid Documents are returned in good condition within (7) days of Closing Bids.

Bids must be accompanied by Bid Security in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Bid Price, payable to City of Yorkton. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.

Tenders will be opened at the office of the undersigned: 
Mr. Jeffrey Humble, 
Director of Engineering and Planning 
City of Yorkton 
37 Third Avenue North 
Yorkton, SK 
S3N 2W3

Inquiries regarding this project may be directed to: UMA Engineering Ltd.; 200 - 2275 Albert Street, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2V5 Phone: (306)789-9900 Fax:(306) 789-7422 Attention: Aaron Polley
 

 

 

 

Celebrate Saskatchewan 2005

 

Saskatchewan is celebrating its 100th Birthday in 2005. 
The Celebrate Saskatchewan Sub-Commission has several items for sale with our Centennial logo:

Lapel Pins  $2.00
Historical Note Cards  $5.00
Canvas Shopping Bags  $5.00
Baby Bibs  $5.00
License Plates  $5.00
T-Shirts  $15.00
Golf Shirts  $30.00

GST Included
 

To purchase please visit the following locations: 
  • City Hall 

  • Nova Promotional Products 

  • The Frameworks 

  • Tourism Yorkton 

  • www.yorkton2005.com

 

 

 

Yorkton Public Library
Summer Storytime

 
YORKTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Presents
SUMMER STORYTIME

Wednesdays 
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 
July 13 - August 17, 2005

Ages - 3 years and up 
(younger children must be accompanied by an adult or caregiver)

Location: Rotary Multi-Purpose Room at the Yorkton Public Library

Pre-registration is suggested. 
Everyone is welcome! 
Program is free of charge.

For more information or to register please call 783-3523 during library hours.
  

 

  

 

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. The next party is scheduled for:

August 3

Silver Heights Park
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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!
  

 

 

 

Garage Sales

  
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 Sign Regulations Bylaw #16/2003 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.

Bylaw Control Dept.
 

 

 

 

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: