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City of Yorkton News
May 5 to May 11, 2005
 

 

Past articles can be found in the Archives.

 


  

 

Public Notice
Notice of Meeting


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

Date:  May 11, 2005
Time: 7:00 p.m..
Location: Yorkton Public Library Meeting Room
 
 

 

 

Next Council Meeting

 
The next council meeting will be held on May 16, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 

 

Request for Tender:
Water System Expansion

 
WATER SYSTEM EXPANSION - QUEEN STREET RESERVOIR

Sealed bids clearly marked "Bid for City of Yorkton, Water System Expansion - Queen Street Reservoir" will be received at the offices of Associated Engineering, 199 Leonard Street North, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4N 5X5 up to 2:00 p.m., local time, Tuesday, May 17, 2005.

The work involves the construction of a 17,800 m3 cast-in-place concrete potable water reservoir.

Contract Documents may be examined at the offices of Associated Engineering in Regina and Saskatoon, and the Regina and Saskatoon Construction Associations.

Contract Documents will be available for pickup by interested General Contractors at the offices of Associated Engineering in Regina on or after Wednesday, May 4, 2005 upon deposit of $100 per set, GST included.

Technical inquiries by bidders are to be directed to Associated Engineering, 
Fax (306) 721-2474.

Bids must be accompanied by the specified Bid Bond and Consent of Surety Company payable to the City of Yorkton.

The City reserves the right to reject any or all quotations. The lowest or any bid will not necessarily be accepted.

City of Yorkton 
c/o Associated Engineering 
199 Leonard Street North 
Regina, SK S4N 5X5

For more information please visit Tenders and Proposals.
 

 

 

 

Public Auction

 
CITY OF YORKTON ANNUAL DISPERAL AUCTION
VEHICLES, BICYCLES, USED EQUIPMENT, MISC. ARTICLES
6:00 P.M., THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2005
PUBLIC WORKS YARD, 85 YORK ROAD EAST
SPARROW AUCTION COMPANY, PL 905223
INQUIRIES - PHONE 786-1700

5 VEHICLES (AS IS)
84 BICYCLES
2 STEEL OFFICE DESKS
1 PORTBLE HYDRAULIC PUMP
1 HOMELITE CHAINSAW
1 MAKITA SAW
9.6 VOLT DEWALT CORDLESS DRILL
1/2 HP CHAMBERLAIN COMMERCIAL STRENGTH
GARAGE DOOR OPENER
3 CD CAR STEREOS
1 CELL PHONE
CAR CASSETE STEREO
EXERCISE BIKE
DYNO INTENSE SCOOTER
SMALL CITIZEN TV
PLUS OTHER ITEMS

NOTE: ALL GOODS "AS IS" CONDITION
GATES OPEN 5:00 P.M.
TERMS CASH
  

 

 

 

Spring Clean-up Week


The week of Monday, May 2 to Saturday, May 7, 2005 has been declared by City Council to be "Spring Clean-Up Week".

Residents of the City of Yorkton are requested to clean their properties and improve the image and appeal of our community. To encourage participation, the City will waive the landfill entrance fee for residents of the City of Yorkton hauling in their own residential waste by car, half ton truck or utility trailer for this period.

Please note that concrete will not be accepted at the Sanitary Landfill.  Also, some household items are considered recyclable at the Kinsmen Recycling Center, operated by Saskatchewan Abilities Council. If you require more information, please contact Planning and Engineering at 786-1730.
 

 

 

 

City of Yorkton
Sanitary Landfill

  
Cars     $2.00
Tons, Tons, Utility Trailers, Sport Utility, Vans $5.00
One Ton Trucks, Tandem Trailers, Cube Vans $12.00
Two Tons, Three Tons, Tandem Trucks $24.00
Semi-Trailer Trucks, Fifth Wheel Trailers
 
$35.00
 
Contaminated Soil  $12.00/yd3
Small Carcasses  $24.00
Large Carcasses 
 
$44.00
 
Recyclable Material -  Fee to be determined on site by City Representative Vehicles one ton and smaller are exempt
Construction and Demolition Wastes
 -will accept clean wood (unpainted & untreated) - entrance fee per above
 -will accept mixed waste (concrete completely removed)  $5.00/yd3
 -will accept mixed waste (including any concrete)
 
$25.00/yd3
 
Out of City Garbage  $6.00/yd3
Asbestos - Contact the City for Rates and Arrangements

HOURS OF OPERATION
MAY 1 TO MAY 31
Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm 
Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

JUNE 1 TO AUGUST 31
Monday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

CLOSED SUNDAYS AND STATUTORY HOLIDAYS
Please enter not later than 15 minutes before closing to allow for material handling.

TRANSPORTATION OF WASTES

No person or persons shall operate any vehicle transporting wastes or other debris of any kind along or over any highway, street, lane, vacant lot, park or public place in the City of Yorkton unless the load is completely enclosed with a securely fastened cover as to prohibit any part of the load on the said vehicle finding its way to the roadway or adjacent premises.
 
 

 

 

Concrete Disposal

 
Please be advised that the City of Yorkton is implementing a charge for the disposal of any concrete in the concrete disposal site on 4th Avenue North behind the Public Works Department Shop. This site is specifically for concrete disposal from properties located within City limits. This is the only site that the City will allow any disposal of concrete. Please also be advised that a Public Works Supervisor must be on hand to estimate the amount of concrete being disposed. Please contact the Public Works Department prior to any disposal. The hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The charges are as follows:

2' x 2' x 8" or smaller - $10/yd3 
larger than 2' x 2' x 8" - $20/yd3

Concrete that is too large for handling must be broken down prior to acceptance at the site.

The City of Yorkton will use the revenue collected from the acceptance of concrete to crush the material which will then be recycled.

Any unauthorized dumping of concrete on any city owned property without permission will result in a fine.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the Public Works Department at
786-1760, during the hours stated above.
 

 

 

 

Parks News

 
Tree Maintenance
City parks crews are performing tree maintenance over the next couple of weeks in and around Dalebrooke Drive and the backlane park space around Clarewood Crescent, Cedarwood Crescent, Canwood Crescent and Centennial Drive.

Reminder
Residents are reminded that the elm tree-pruning ban is in effect from April 1st to August 31st. To ensure the most effective management of the potential risk for Dutch Elm Disease, pruning MUST NOT be undertaken during this time.

Weed Control 
City crews will be undertaking weed control on sport fields and parks. There are noxious weeds that must be controlled in accordance with The Noxious Weed Act. The City is committed to using an integrated pest management program that includes higher turf maintenance, aeration, fertilization, mechanical and manual controls, irrigation where applicable, and using herbicides where required. The herbicide used for broadleaf control is Par III and Roundup is used for non-selective control. These products required 4 to 6 hours of rain-free weather to be effective. Signs will be posted in areas that have been sprayed and residents are asked to stay off for 48 hours.

The City Parks Branch is establishing a contact list that will include people that would like to be informed if and when we are spraying in their area. If you would like to be contacted prior to spraying, please call the Parks Department 1t 786-1754 and we will keep you informed.

Crow Control 
The crow control program will be in place once again this spring. Control will take place from 4:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m., and will run until late May.

Dogs in Parks 
Residents are reminded that in accordance with the Animal Control Bylaw #3/2003, dogs are prohibited in the following areas: Kinsmen Century Field, all Public Playgrounds and Deer Park Municipal Golf Course. Leashed dogs are allowed in the Ravine Ecological Preserve.

As a dog owner you are responsible to clean up after your animal. Please help keep the City clean by picking up after your dog.

For your convenience, Dog Waste Disposal Bag dispensers are located in Logan Green and Patrick Park.
  

 

 

 

After School Racquetball


After School Racquetball
Gloria Hayden Community Centre Monday - Friday
3:30p.m. - 5:00p.m. 
$1.00 (Includes Equipment & Instruction) 
Elementary and High School Students are Welcome!

Call 786-1777 for more information.
 

 

  

 

Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
Summer Hours 2005

 
May 2nd - June 30th, 2005

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays 
10:30 am to 6:30 pm

Wednesdays 
10:30 am to 9:30 pm

Closed Saturday, Sundays and Stat Holidays

July 4 - September 16th, 2005

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesdays 
8:30 am - 9:30 pm

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Stat Holidays

(Notice: Hours subject to change without notice)
    

 

 

 

City of Yorkton Archives

   
The City of Yorkton Archives is looking for local stories, photographs, documents, letters, etc relating to the history of Yorkton and district. Examples: wartime, the Spanish Influenza, barbershop groups, harvest combine crews from Yorkton in the late 1940s working their way back from Texas, Oklahoma, the Dakotas, etc.

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