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City of Yorkton News
June 28 to July 4, 2007  



Past articles can be found in the Archives.

 


 

 

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
  

 

 

 

Next Council Meeting

 
The next council meeting will be held on July 9, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 

 

Job Opportunity
Building Official/Development Officer

  
APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR A
Building Official/Development Officer

Reporting to the Manager of Building Services, the Building Official/Development Officer will work autonomously in the provision of service to residents and clients of the City of Yorkton in the areas of: building bylaw and national building code application, real estate sales, zoning bylaw application, and business license bylaw administration.  This position is responsible for working with various municipal planning services concerning the growth, development, and revitalization of the City of Yorkton, being able to exercise good judgment, initiative, and creativity.  The position requires the ability to work independently while at the same time in cooperation with various municipal departments in performing work in one or more fields related to community/ land use planning, development control and policy development.
For qualifications required and a complete job description and posting please visit Employment.  If this challenging position interests you, please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2007 to: 

Human Resource Department
37 Third Avenue North
Box 400    Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3
Fax:  306-786-6880   
Email:

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

 

 

 

Job Opportunity
Planner I (Jr. Planner)

 
APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR A
Planner I (Jr. Planner)

Reporting directly to the Director of Planning and Engineering, the Planner I (Jr. Planner) is to assist in the municipal planning services relating to the growth, development and revitalization for the City of Yorkton.  The successful employee will exercise good judgment, initiative and creativity.    The nature of the work involves and requires both a significant degree of independence, as well as an interdependence and cooperation with various municipal departments in performing professional planning work in one or more fields related to community/ land use planning, development control and policy development.
For qualifications required and a complete job description and posting please visit Employment.   If this challenging position interests you, please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2007 to: 

Human Resource Department
37 Third Avenue North
Box 400    Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3
Fax:  306-786-6880   
Email:

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

 

 

 

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.

         

 

 

 

Riverside Terrace Subdivision


Public Offering of Sale - Riverside Terrace Subdivision

The City of Yorkton Department of Planning and Engineering is pleased to introduce a new community to the City.  Riverside Terrace will be a unique community of medium to upper-scale single family residential homes combining a central neighbourhood park with passive and active recreational facilities, access to multi-use recreational pathways along both sides of Yorkton Creek, and easy access to shopping, schools and business services.  Yorkton Creek offers a particularly pleasant natural feature that provides a relaxing rest area from the day-to-day pressures of life. 

This subdivision is designed to provide opportunities for discerning homebuyers to be part of the environmentally responsible philosophy that will govern the neighbourhood character.  Riverside Terrace will introduce and encourage the use of environmentally friendly products and smart growth ideas.  With the co-operation of lot Purchasers, Riverside Terrace will help set the bar for how neighbourhoods can be shaped in a responsive and respectful way by being the first in Yorkton to have homes designed and constructed to meet energy efficiency standards.  To ensure that property values are protected, each lot purchaser will be required to agree to the Architectural Controls & Design Guidelines that will apply to all development within the Subdivision.  Copies of the Architectural Controls & Design Guidelines are available from the City of Yorkton Planning and Engineering Department.

The plan of subdivision has been submitted to the Province for registrations and lots will be available for sale in July.

Planning and Engineering Department - Office located on 2nd Floor, 37 Third Ave. North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan - Telephone 306-786-1709,   Fax 306-786-6880
       

 

 

 

Notice to Dog Owners


Dog ownership has many benefits, but with ownership also comes responsibility.  The City of Yorkton understands the joys pet ownership can bring.  Please ensure that you clean up after your pet.

Please make every effort to observe the following bylaw requirement:

Clean up after your pet:

    • If a dog defecates on any public or private property within the City of Yorkton other than the property of its owner, the owner of the animal shall cause the defecation to be removed immediately.  This includes all city property (ie. sidewalks, parks, as well as your neighbour’s lawn).  Please carry a plastic bag at all times when you take your pet for a walk.
    • Any person owning a dog and occupying a property in the City of Yorkton shall remove any and all dog defecation from the said property on a daily basis and shall dispose of the defecation in a sanitary manner.

Thank you for being a responsible pet owner.
    

 

 

 

Weed & Pest Control

 
Certified Pest Management personnel from the Parks Branch of Leisure Services are completing a number of Integrated Pest Management activities. All areas treated in this program will be signed accordingly.

The mosquito control program includes treating low-level water areas in which mosquito larvae are found. The product used to treat mosquito larvae is Vectobac, which is a biologically friendly product.

The Parks Branch will be utilizing PAR III in it’s broadleaf weed control program and Roundup will be used for total removal of weeds in identified areas. The City utilizes spraying equipment with drift control features that virtually eliminate any drift.

The Parks Branch of Leisure Services will also implement a program to remove the Richardson Ground Squirrel from sports fields and residential green spaces. Mounds and holes created by the Richardson Ground Squirrel will also be repaired.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parks Branch of Leisure Services at 786-1754.
 

 

 

 

S-CAPE 2007

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

July 3 – August 17, 2007

For children ages 6 – 12

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 drop-in fee per session or $50.00 for a summer pass

For more information contact our summer programmers
Bret, Cole Jana, or Ashley at:
786-1707
   

 

 

 

Walking Tours

 
The City of Yorkton Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission invites you to take the following two Self-Guided Walking Tours:

  • The Cemetery Walking Tour ($3.00 for the book)
  • The Heritage Property Walking Tour (Free)

Books available at City Hall, Tourism, Western Development Museum and Frameworks on Broadway.