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City of Yorkton News
August 3 to August 9, 2006

  

 

Past articles can be found in the Archives.

 


 

 

Public Notice
Council Meeting Date Change

 
Please take note that the Regularly Scheduled Council Meeting for the City of Yorkton which was to take place on August 14, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. will now take place on August 21, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.
 
 

 

 

Next Council Meeting

 
The next council meeting will be held on August 21, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 

 

City Wide Registration Night

 
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Gallagher Centre Flexihall

Sport, culture and recreation groups will be in attendance promoting their activities and taking registrations for the upcoming year.

For more information call Leisure Services at 786-1750.
  

 

 

 

Lane / Intersection Closure Notice

 
Please be advised of a scheduled lane closure on Broadway Street West at Laurier Avenue commencing Tuesday, August 8th. Eastbound traffic on Broadway will be reduced to one lane in this area and the intersection of Laurier Avenue and Broadway Street will be completely closed to traffic.

SaskTel will have contractors on site at this location performing construction on their facilities.

Please follow the traffic route signs posted and travel with caution in the construction area.

If you have any questions regarding this closure, please contact Rob Humphries at SaskTel at (306)777-3468.

City of Yorkton Planning & Engineering 786-1730
 

 

 

 

Job Opportunity
Director of Planning and Engineering

 
CITY OF YORKTON 
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR A 
DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND ENGINEERING

Located on the Yellowhead Highway, Yorkton is a progressive community of approximately 17,000 people serving as a hub to the Parkland region. Due to its large trading area, Yorkton has many larger city amenities and provides the quality of life of a smaller community. The City of Yorkton is seeking a key player for its management team, as the Director of Planning and Engineering, to evaluate, co-ordinate and implement a sound plan for the growth, development and renewal of our vibrant community. Reporting directly to the City Manager, Major Responsibilities Include: Responsible for the City's Municipal Planning Services, specifically the ongoing review and application of the Development Plan and Zoning Bylaw including the processes required for land use planning, sub-division approvals, development and zoning control; including overseeing the Building Inspection Division. Responsible for the Engineering Division, overseeing the planning and construction of the City infrastructure in accordance with good engineering practices. Acting as an Advisor to City Council, Administration, the Municipal Planning Commission and the Business Improvement District; Prepare reports, recommendations, policies and project proposals; Conduct research on development issues, carry out urban design projects and follow through on the Downtown Redevelopment Plan serving as a visionary in local and regional planning initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The preferred candidate will have a degree in Urban or Regional Planning or related profession; Five years municipal experience; Possess sound knowledge of the principals and practices of planning and be familiar with Provincial Legislation as well as municipal bylaws; Must possess strong communication/report writing and computer skills.
 
If this challenging position interests you, please submit a covering letter with a detailed resume and three references. This position shall remain open until a qualified candidate is selected.
Director of Human Resources 
Box 400 - 37 Third Avenue North 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3 
Fax: 786-6880 
Email: 

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

 

 

 

Night Golf

 
Come out for a fun-filled game of night golf!

What: The most fun you can have with your pants on. $35.00 includes night golf ball and glow necklace.

Where: Deer Park Municipal Golf Course

When: Friday, August 11, 2006 9:00 p.m. shotgun start

How: Glow in the dark balls, luminous tee boxes and flagsticks and fluorescent golf attire.

Why: Come out and warm up prior to golf with drinks and appetizers.

Who: Any foursome over the age of 19.

For more information, call the Pro Shop at 786-1711.
  

 

 

 

Reminder to Residents - Grass Cuttings

 
Please be advised that all grass cuttings are required to be bagged before being placed in the dumpsters.

Thank you for your co-operation.
  

 

 

 

Invitation To Tender

 
For the Demolition and Removal of the Following Properties: 
24 Broadway Street East (Mercantile) 
32 Broadway Street East (Automotive Service) 
9 Livingstone Street (Mercantile) 
and/or 
44 Fourth Avenue North (Office Building) 
and/or 
19 Assiniboia Avenue (Former Lumberyard)

Sealed Tenders will be received by the City of Yorkton until 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2006 and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for the tender closing. Tenders received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and returned unopened. 

Site inspection by appointment only. Bring a flashlight. Enquiries regarding the tendering procedure and particulars may be directed to: 

Mailing Address: Attention: Cynthia Alcorn 
Manager of Building Services
City of Yorkton 
Building Services Department 
Box 400
Yorkton, SK.
S3N 2W3
 
Street Address: City of Yorkton 
37 Third Avenue North 
Yorkton, SK. 
S3N 1C1 
Phone: (306) 786-1710 
Fax: (306) 786-6880
Email: 
 
 

 

 

Fall Swimming Lessons 

 
Registration starts August 1, 2006 for all swim levels.

Sign up for everything from Parent / Tot to the National Lifeguard Service.

Visit the Gallagher Centre Water Park or phone 786-1740 for more information.
 

 

 

 

S-CAPE 2006

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

July 4 - August 18, 2006

For children ages 6 - 11

Mondays 
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday to Thursday 
9:00 a.m. to NOON 
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fridays 9:00 a.m. to NOON

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 
Bret, Cole Jana, or Stefanie at: 
786-1750
 

 

 

 

Diving Clinic

 
A Diving Clinic will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cost is $5.00 per person.

For more information or to register call the Gallagher Centre Water Park at 786-1740.
  

 

 

 

Request for Tender - Kinsmen Arena Parking Lot Shaping Quotation

 
Tender must be received by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2006. Please send sealed tender clearly marked:

Kinsmen Arena Parking Lot Shaping Quotation
to:
Department of Planning & Engineering
City of Yorkton
P.O. Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3

The work consists of removing approximately 440 cubic yards of gravel and stockpiling it on site. Once design elevations are met, base prep work will be required to achieve 98% compaction on existing gravel material. Please bid on a unit price per square meter basis.

Specifications may be obtained from the Planning & Engineering Dept. at City Hall between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The City reserves the right to reject any or all quotations. Lowest or any quotation not necessarily accepted. Tenders shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for tender closing. Tenders received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and be returned unopened.

Enquiries regarding the tendering procedure and particulars should be directed to:
Max Zasada
Engineering Assistant 1
Phone: (306) 786-1730
Fax: (306) 786-6880
Email:
 

 

 

 

Request for Tender - 2006 Motor Grader

 
Tender must be received by 2:00 p.m. on August 14, 2006. Please send sealed tender clearly marked:

2006 Motor Grader
to:
Department of Planning & Engineering
City of Yorkton
P. O. Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3

Tenders shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for sixty (60) calendar days following the date specified for tender closing. Tenders received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and be returned unopened. The City reserves the right to reject any or all quotations. Lowest or any quotation not necessarily accepted.

To receive tender packages and enquiries regarding the tendering procedure and particulars, please contact Trent Mandzuk or Theodore Trotz at Phone: (306) 786-1760 or Fax: (306) 783-5933.