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City of Yorkton News
July 27 to August 2, 2006

  

 

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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.
 

 

 

 

Job Opportunity
Heavy Duty Mechanic/Shop Foreman

 
APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF 
HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC/SHOP FOREMAN 
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

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. Yorkton is seeking a key player for its Public Works Management Team. The City is offering a challenging employment opportunity for a highly motivated and responsible individual as a Heavy Duty Mechanic/Shop Foreman.

Reporting to the Director of Public Works, this position is responsible for fleet repair, maintenance, replacement and planning of all industrial and automotive equipment.

MAYOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Knowledge and in-depth understanding of municipal operations relating to fleet maintenance and planning. 
  • Responsible for capital equipment purchases, budget, tendering and purchasing in accordance with City Policies. 
  • Supervises workshop operations, safety programs, building and yard maintenance. 
  • Oversees staff selection, training and development. 
  • Preference given to a hands-on Heavy Duty Journeyman Mechanic with several years of experience in supervising a large shop. 
  • Must be able to maintain a parts store and inventory control. 
  • Must possess excellent management and communication skills. 
  • Knowledge and in-depth understanding of current Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, the ability to adhere to City of Yorkton Policies and Procedures as well as any other applicable legislation. 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Saskatchewan Driver's Licence and Airbrake 3A preferred. 
  • Preference given to those who reside within the corporate limits of the City of Yorkton.
The City of Yorkton has a competitive salary and benefits package for this position. Please state salary expected.
 
Please submit a detailed resume of experience and education, complete with 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.
 

 

 

 

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.
 

 

 

 

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 will be held on July 28, 2006 from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. 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: 
 
 

 

 

Party In The Park 2006 

 
Party In The Park 2006 Spend an evening in the park listening to local entertainers, have a hot dog and a drink and just enjoy being outdoors.

Wednesday, August 2, 2006 
Silver Heights Park

If you are a performer and would like to get involved, give us a call at the Leisure Services office at 786-1750.
 

 

 

 

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
 

 

 

 

Teen Toonie Swim

 
Teen Toonie Swim 
Friday, July 28th 
10:00 p.m. - Midnight 
Gallagher Centre WaterPark

All admissions $2.00

For more information call 786-1740