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City of Yorkton News
June 7 to June 13, 2007  



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Public Notice
City Hall New Summer Hours

 
Please be advised that summer hours for City Hall
will be as follows:

City Hall – Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
July 3rd to August 31, 2007
  

 

 

 

Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 9/2007

 
The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 207 of The Planning and Development Act, 1983, hereby gives notice of its intention to pass Bylaw No. 9/2007 to authorize a contract zone on the following property:

Lot 32, Block 3, Registered Plan No. 99Y08572, known civically as 198 Myrtle Avenue shall be rezoned (under the Contract Zoning requirements as outlined in Section 82 of The Planning and Development Act, 1983)from C-1 – City Centre Commercial to R-5 – Mixed Density Residential as outlined in bold outline on the map below.

Proposed Bylaw 9/2007

The rezoning of the property via contract agreement will allow for the continued use of an existing single detached dwelling for residential purposes, and the replacement of the dwelling should it suffer damage in excess of 75% of the value of the dwelling above the basement.

The proposed bylaw zoning amendment may be inspected in the office of the Director of Planning and Engineering, City Hall by any person without payment of any fees between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm, all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday June 15th, 2007.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday June 18th, 2007 in the City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00pm. Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.   

Roger Hunter, MCIP PPS
Director of Planning and Engineering
Phone 786-1730 or
Email:
 

 

 

 

Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 10/2007

 
The Council of the City of Yorkton gives notice of its intention to pass Bylaw No. 10/2007 to authorize the closing of the following street:

Firstly: J.C. Beach Recreation Area  - west of the Kinsmen Arena/Lions
Ball Park, east of the Ducks Unlimited/Western Development Museum and
south of the J.C. Beach Picnic Area – legally described as
“NE ¼ - 3 – 26 – 4 – W of the 2nd”, in the City of Yorkton, Saskatchewan.”

The area is more specifically shown by the shaded area on the map below.
Proposed Bylaw No. 10-2007

The proposed Bylaw No. 10/2007 may be inspected in the office of the Director of Leisure Services, City Hall by any person without payment of any fees between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday, June 15, 2007.

The area is a popular spot to walk, run or bike ride. The road closure is being requested as this area is becoming unsafe for these activities as the vehicle traffic is occurring at higher and higher speeds. There is also a number of blind spots, which is a safety concern for those walking, running or bicycling. Each spring these roads are very wet and they have become a favourite spot for joy riders. The already impassable roads become very rutted causing unnecessary maintenance. In the past, this unnecessary vehicle traffic has also caused damage to the oat crop planted for the Threshermen’s Festival and this area has become a dumping area for refuse and other materials.

Any person wishing to make oral or written representations to City Council may do so at the meeting to be held on Monday, June 18, 2007 at 5:00 pm in City Hall Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.  Oral or written submissions will be considered when the public hearing in respect to this Bylaw is in session

CITY OF YORKTON
Darcy McLeod
Phone: 786-1750
Director of Leisure Services                                      
Email:
 

 

 

 

Next Council Meeting

 
The next council meeting will be held on June 18, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 

 

Job Opportunity
Director of Human Resources

 
Applications are invited for a
Director of Human Resources

The City of Yorkton is an affordable, progressive community experiencing excellent growth!  We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated Human Resources Professional who will provide strategic leadership and guidance in all areas of employee and labour relations.  If you would like the opportunity to be instrumental in developing a positive work culture and working closely with a management team in providing new opportunities for employees we encourage you to consider joining our team.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build and maintains positive working relationships with Unions and Out-of-Scope employees;
  • Provides advice, guidance and support to the Management Team in all areas including succession planning, employee recognition, performance management, discipline, and conflict resolution; 
  • Works with employee focus groups to review and create positive, progressive HR policies and ensures compliance with labour legislation, policies and collective agreements;
  • Investigates and participates in grievance resolution and arbitration hearings if necessary;
  • Assists with compensation, job evaluations, benefits and internal equity issues;
  • Responsible for research and analysis including compensation surveys and document preparation for collective bargaining;
  • Administers the HRIS database for municipal employees;
  • Responsible for recruitment and retention initiatives and strategies, employee orientation, overseeing the Benefit Program, WCB Claims, Return-to-Work and accommodation programs and working with OHS Committees;
  • Facilitate and coordinate ongoing training and development opportunities for employees.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possess a degree with a specialty in HR, an HR diploma or equivalent education and experience with at least 5 years of HR generalist experience;
  • Preference given to those candidates possessing Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation;
  • Excellent Interpersonal and problem solving skills;
  • Work in collaboration, strong communication and team building skills;
  • Experience in use of HRIS, job evaluations and Web-based tools.

Yorkton is located in the heart of the parkland and provides a great quality of life providing comfort and affordability that are second to none.  The City has a comprehensive Benefit Program and has Big City amenities with many opportunities for community involvement and youth participation.  The City prides itself on leadership development and in providing ongoing professional development for its employees.

To apply for this position, please visit Employment or submit a resume complete with three references to:  City Manager, City of Yorkton, P.O. Box 400, Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3 or E-mail:

If you  are looking for a challenging opportunity, please submit your resume complete with three references no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2007.

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

 

 

 

Job Opportunity
Engineering Student - technical Assistant

 
APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF
ENGINEERING STUDENT – TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & ENGINEERING

This position shall provide the technical assistance for surveying and AutoCAD/GIS for capital projects and replacement and maintenance programs particularly relating to the Planning and Engineering Department working under the direction of the Engineering Assistant.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide assistance with surveying on various construction projects.
  • Provide assistance with AutoCAD/GIS for various projects.
  • Assist with maintenance of engineering plans and records.
  • Perform other related duties as requested and assist with the general operation of the Engineering office.
  • Must comply with the OH&S Act and Regulations, and all Safety Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Use every reasonable precaution to avoid workplace incidents..

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain good relations with staff and the general public.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and perform duties with minimal supervision.
  • Currently enrolled in a recognized Technical Institute or University pursuing employment in an Engineering field.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Provincial driver’s license. 
  • Possess and maintain R.C.M.P. security clearance.
  • Other related skills:
    • Problem solving/decision making
    • Leadership
    • Initiative and innovation
    • Written communication

This position is intended to correspond with a 4 or 8 month WORK TERM from school.

Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references no later than Friday, June 22, 2007 to:

City of Yorkton Human Resources Department
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 2W3
Email:
Fax:  (306) 786-6880

The City of Yorkton wishes to thank all prospective applicants; however only those candidates 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 15, 2007 to:
City of Yorkton Human Resources Department
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 2W3
Email:
Fax:  (306) 786-6880
  

 

 

 

Request for Tender
Kinsmen Arena Lighting

 
Name of Tender: Kinsmen Arena Lighting
Tender must be received by: 4:00 p.m. on June 22, 2007

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:
 
Kinsmen Arena Lighting
to:
Department of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton 
Box 400 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3

Details of Tender:

 Provide separate quote for supply and installation:

#1 Supply Quote
37-Widelite #  1LQUPS357DOHIPL complete with lamp and additional 36 lamps
(please contact RIC Steele--ISTED Technical)

# 2 Supply Installation Quote
36-Widelite Fixtures as in above; All necessary materials, labor, electrical work and any required permits

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.

Contact Person: Enquiries regarding the tendering procedure and particulars should be directed to: 

Brian Dudar, Parks & Arena Manager
Phone: 786-1754
Fax: 782-2606
E-mail:

The City reserves the right to reject any or all tenders. 
Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
 

 

 

 

Request for Tender
Kinsmen Arena Furnace Replacement

 
Name of Tender: Kinsmen Arena Furnace Replacement
Tender must be received by: 4:00 p.m. on June 29, 2007

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:
 
Kinsmen Arena Furnace Replacement
to:
Department of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton 
Box 400 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3

Details of Tender:

Remove, Supply and Installation

Work to consist of the removal of 5 furnaces and the installation of 5 high efficient furnaces.  Quote must include all necessary materials, labor, and applicable permits required. 

For site visitation, please contact Brian Dudar, Parks & Arena Manager at 621-6771, or at the Parks Branch office, 263 Myrtle Avenue, 786-1754.

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.

Contact Person: Enquiries regarding the tendering procedure and particulars should be directed to: 

Brian Dudar, Parks & Arena Manager
Phone: 786-1754
Fax: 782-2606
E-mail:

The City reserves the right to reject any or all tenders. 
Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

      

 

 

 

Equipment / Vehicles
for Sale by Public Works

  
  1. 1987 Bomag BW-90ADL twin vibratory smooth drum roller, Serial # 101460200464. Single cylinder Deutz diesel, 35” drums, front and rear spray bars, hydrostatic drive. 893 hrs. $5,500.00 OBO
     
  2. 1991 International 4 Ton, Serial # 1HTSCNPP9MH375136. DT 360 diesel, Allision MT653 automatic, 2 speed rear, 11-22.5 tires, 5195hrs. C/W a 1967 Seagrave 9yd salt / sand spreader, self-contained hydraulics powered by a 20hp Honda V-twin. $ 15,000.00 OBO

All are subject to a reserve value previously determined by the City of Yorkton.  If reserves are not met, acceptance of offer closest to the reserve bid may be considered.  For more information or to make an appointment to view the units please call John, Theo or Trent at the Public Works Dept. at (306) 786-1760.
 

 

 

 

Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Summer Hours of Operation

    
May & June 2007

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAYS
11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

FRIDAYS
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Closed

STAT HOLIDAYS
Closed

The Kinsmen Walking Track
will open at 8:30 a.m.
Monday to Friday
throughout the summer months.

For more information call 786-1776.
 

 

 

 

Sanitary Landfill
Hours of Operation

  
City of Yorkton
SANITARY LANDFILL

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 am to 6:00 pm

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

 

 

 

Boat Course

 
If you operate a boat, you need to have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card. 

The Gallagher Centre Water Park is offering a BOAT Course
 Saturday, June 9, 2007
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Gallagher Centre Youth Room
Cost: $65/participant

Please call the Gallagher Centre Water Park
at 786-1740 to register.