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City of Yorkton News
June 1 to June 7, 2006

  

 

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Public Notice
Notice of Meetings


Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission 
The next meeting of the Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission will be held on:
 

Date:  June 8, 2006
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall
 

Municipal Planning Commission 
The next meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission will be held on:
 

Date:  June 7, 2006
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall
 
 

 

 

Public Notice
Sale of Property

 
The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 101 of The Cities Act, and in accordance with Bylaw No. 8/2003 hereby gives public notice of its intention to consider selling the following property for the best price offered which may be for less than market value:

To Sell:  

Lot 18 & 19, Block 3, Registered Plan No. 99Y11400 known civically as 32 Myrtle Avenue. Approximate size is 3914.7 m2 to be used for commercial development.
 
Sealed quotations, clearly marked are to be received no later than 4:30 p.m., June 8, 2006 to: 

Department of Planning & Engineering 
37 Third Avenue North 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan 
S2N 2W3 
Attention: Fran Brimacombe

The sale of this property will be considered by City Council at the Council Meeting of Monday, June 12, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall at 37 Third Avenue North. Further information may be obtained by contacting Fran Brimacombe at 786-1734 or the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall or by calling 786-1717.
 

 

 

 

Next Council Meeting

 
The next council meeting will be held on June 12, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 

 

Job Opportunity
Waterworks Foreman

  
Applications are invited for the position of 
Waterworks Foreman

Reporting to the Waterworks Manager, the Waterworks Foreman's responsibility is to provide front line technical support and primary supervision for the Water Treatment Plant and Pollution Control Plant. The Waterworks Foreman will supervise analytical laboratory work for operations, process and quality control, co-ordinates the mainline flushing program with the Sewer and Water Foreman, manage the bio-solids application, oversees personnel administration, budget preparation, control and reporting systems and landfill operations.

The Water Works Foreman is responsible for hiring, training, performance and follow-up within a unionized environment. Must be able to meet the objectives and policies as set by the City. The position is also given great latitude for creative and innovative opportunities. The ideal candidate will possess: 

  • A diploma in Civil Engineering or Water Science Technology or equivalent.
  • Possess or be able to obtain Saskatchewan Environment Certification in: Wastewater Treatment Class 4, Water Treatment Class 3, Water Distribution Class 3, Wastewater Collection Class 3. 
  • Obtain Fireman's Certification 
  • Candidates must demonstrate a working knowledge of; analytical lab equipment, procedures, quality control, computer spreadsheet and word processing programs, as well as, excellent verbal, written and supervisory skills. 
  • A high degree of personal initiative, good planning and organizational skills.
  • Five years experience with at least two years at the supervisory level demonstrating a thorough knowledge of water and wastewater. 
  • Eligibility for membership in SASTT. 
  • A team player fostering positive communication with staff, contractors and citizens. 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver's license. 
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.
The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package. For further information and a complete job description visit Employment.
  
Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by June 2, 2006 to:
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 candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
 

 

 

Job Opportunity
Temporary Probationary Fire Fighters

 
Job Opportunity Applications are invited for the position of 
TEMPORARY PROBATIONARY FIRE FIGHTERS

Reporting to the Fire Chief and Deputies the Temporary Probationary Fire Fighters shall be used to augment Full-Time Fire Fighting Staff on an as needed basis for vacation, sick leave, disability leave, training leave or any other approved absences.

Applicants must be able to: 
  • carry out a wide variety of duties under the supervision of senior fire fighting staff; 
  • maintain an extensive knowledge of fire operations, apparatus, equipment and methods used in combating, extinguishing and preventing fires; 
  • comply with all City policies, procedures and OH & S safety regulations and work cooperatively in a team environment; 
  • be able to perform shift work and be available for call back duties.
Qualifications:
  • Grade 12 or GED equivalency; 
  • As a minimum Level 1 - 1001 I.F.S.A.C. Fire Fighter certification, with preference given to those who have graduated from a recognized Fire College or have equivalent IFSAC/NFPA certification. 
  • CPR and First Aid Certificates; 
  • Must possess and maintain valid Class 5 driver's license, preference will be given to those who have Air Brakes Endorsement; 
  • Must be in good physical fitness, pass a physical fitness evaluation and maintain a high standard of physical conditioning being able to perform physical fire fighting duties under adverse conditions; 
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP Security Clearance; 
  • 18 years of age; 
  • Provide a medical certificate signifying that no disabling conditions exist which may prohibit effective and efficient job performance, or jeopardize the health and safety of co-workers; 
  • Must meet the Canadian Vision Standard for Fire Fighters; 
  • Successfully complete Fire Department job related skill testing; 
  • Consideration may be given to candidates who reside within the corporate limits of the City of Yorkton.
Salary:
In accordance with the current Fire Fighters Collective Agreement $14.19 per hour for 2004.
 
Interested applicants may forward a detailed resume complete with three references to:
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
Equipment Operator A 

 
PUBLIC WORKS - EQUIPMENT OPERATOR A 
(Streets and Roads Division)

Reporting directly to the Streets and Roads Foreman:

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Operates motor grader and other equipment as necessary, on all major City of Yorkton projects. 
  • Must possess ability to competently operate patrol in order to meet final grades on all new and existing roadways, back lanes, ditches and landscaping projects. 
  • Ability to interpret grade stakes to determine necessary cut and fills on earthwork projects. 
  • Perform daily equipment checks and minor maintenance as required;
  • Completes work orders, time sheets and required reports promptly and accurately;
  • Maintain working knowledge of all City of Yorkton Standard Operating Procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations;
  • Maintain open line of communications with supervisors and co-workers;
  • Perform other duties as assigned;
Qualifications:
  • Preferred Grade 12 or GED equivalency. 
  • Possess and maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification. 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 3A Drivers License and an excellent safety record. 
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance. 
  • Must have minimum of 5 years experience in performing all aspects of finishing patrol operations. 
  • Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision. 
  • Be mechanically inclined. Any related education or experience in equipment operation or maintenance would be considered an asset. 
  • Preference may be given to employees who reside within the corporate limits of the City of Yorkton.
Salary:
Will be paid as an "Operator 'A'" in accordance with the current Collective Agreement with CUPE Local #342.
 
Interested applicants may forward by 4:30 p.m. June 2, 2006 their resume, including your reason for applying for this opportunity and the attributes you feel you possess to be successful in this position to:
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
Waterworks Operator

  
APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF 
WATERWORKS OPERATOR

Reporting to the Waterworks Foreman, the Waterworks Operator is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants and associated appurtenances. The operator performs skilled work to control treatment processes along with detailed sampling, monitoring and analysis of water and wastewater and processing streams.

This work consists of rotational, non-standard hours, which consists of shift work, nights, evenings and weekends and includes stand-by and callouts.

The Water Works Operator salary is based as per collective agreement with CUPE Local 342.

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Minimum of Grade 12 or Equivalency as determined by Saskatchewan Education with Trade and Secondary Education Equivalencies considered.
  • Experience in water/wastewater treatment field and boiler operation, with preference given for a combination of training and experience in an appropriate trade.
  • Skill and knowledge related to millwright, plumbing, pipefitting, welding, carpentry and electricity.
  • Possess or ability to obtain the appropriate Environmental Operator Certification. Ability to perform strenuous physical labour.
  • Demonstrate mechanical and computer aptitude.
  • Obtain and maintain appropriate SCBA, Fireman's Boiler Certification, First Aid & CPR Certificates. 
  • Possess and maintain a Valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Drivers License. 
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.
Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by 4:30 p.m. on June 13, 2006 to:
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.
 

 

 

 

Are You Considering Running 
for Municipal Office?

  
If you are thinking of running for municipal office or you want to get re-acquainted with the nuts and bolts of the election process, you may wish to attend the following session:

Local Election Preparedness for 
Both Administrators and Candidates

Sessions are offered in both Regina and Saskatoon: 

Regina:       Wednesday, May 31, 2006 
Saskatoon: Thursday, June 1, 2006

Cost is $85.00 plus GST <includes workshop, lunch & materials> 
Registration deadline is May 26, 2006.

For more information, contact City Hall at 786-1708.
 

 

 

 

Sanitary Landfill
Summer Hours of Operation

 
Hours of Operation
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.
 

 

 

 

Recycling Service Fee


Effective June 1, 2006 the recycling service fee on your utility bill shall be increased from $2.00 to $4.00 per month for each residential unit in the City of Yorkton. $1.00 of this service fee increase is for the curbside recycling program. The additional $1.00 increase in the service fee will be used to offset the depressed paper market.

In order to receive your blue box for recycling, and to be put on the list for weekly pickup of recyclables, please call the Prairie Harvest Employment Program at 786-1840.

The City of Yorkton contracts with the Saskatchewan Abilities Council and the Prairie Harvest Employment Program for recycling services and looks forward to your increased participation in this program.
  

 

 

 

Garage Sales Signs

  
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.
      

 

 

 

Yorkton in Bloom 2006


For the past ten 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 2006 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 Senior Housing Deck/Balcony
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

The Yorkton & District Horticultural Society will be hosting a Yard & Garden Tour on Friday, August 4, 2006 of the winning entries. The public is welcome to take part in the tour.

Deadline for entries is Friday July 21, 2006 at 4:30 p.m. 
Judging will take place from July 24 - 26, 2006

Presentation of Awards at the Silver Heights Park Party 
on August 2, 2006

To register contact Leisure Services at 786-1750.