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March 15 to March 21, 2007  



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Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

   
Protective Services Commission
The next meeting of the Protective Services Commission will be held on:

Date: March 20, 2007
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location:
 
Meeting Room “A” – City Hall
 
 

 

 

Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 2/2007

 
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. 2/2007 which amends Bylaw No. 13/94 that adopted the Yorkton District Development Plan.

The intent of this amendment is to recognize lots with a minimum lot size of .4 ha (1 acre) on certain quarter sections in the R.M. of Wallace No. 243 and the R.M. of Orkney No. 244 as legal conforming lots, and to correct three technical errors in the current Yorkton District Development Plan.

Section 5.3 3 POLICIES shall be amended by adding after the word "Council", the following:

"The minimum size permitted for one additional single parcel country residential subdivision per quarter is .40 hectares (1 acres) and the maximum size permitted will be 4 hectares (10.0 acres) on the following quarter sections – NE 8-25-4-2; SE 9-25-4-2; SE 26-25-4-2; and SW 24-26-4-2, and the following described quarter sections in the RM of Wallace SE 20-25-3-2, SW 30-25-3-2, NE 32-25-3-2..  The total number of permitted lots remains the same as permitted by Bylaw No. 13/94."

Section 6.4 – Single Parcel Country Residential SubdivisionA. Policies, Clause 5. shall be amended as follows:

  1. by deleting the SW 9-25-4-2 and adding the SE 9-25-4-2 (typographical error);
  2. by deleting the SW 26-25-4-2 and adding the SE 26-25-4-2 (typographical error);
  3. by deleting SW 8-26-4-2 (parcel has been rezoned from A-Agriculture to C1-Highway Commercial and Light Industrial); and
  4. by adding the following sentence to Clause 5: "The total number of permitted lots remains the same as permitted by Bylaw No. 13/94.
  5. by deleting SW 20-25-3-2 and replacing it with SE 20-25-3-2 (typographical error).”

so that Clause 5 now reads:

"5.        The RM Councils of Orkney and Wallace, may at their discretion permit one (1) additional residential subdivision per quarter on the quarter sections where a residence already exists for the following described quarter sections in the RM of Orkney NE 8-25-4-2, SE 9-25-4-2, SE 26-25-4-2, SW 24-26-4-2, and the following described quarter sections in the RM of Wallace SE 20-25-3-2, SW 30-25-3-2, NE 32-25-3-2. The total number of permitted lots remains the same as previously permitted by Bylaw No.13/94."

The proposed bylaw, 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 Monday, April 2, 2007. Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on April 3, 2007 in the City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, commencing at 5:00 p.m.  Oral or written submissions may be directed to the Director of Planning and Engineering at City Hall.  Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing in respect to this Bylaw is in session.

Roger Hunter, MCIP
Director of Planning and Engineering
Tel. 306-786-1727
Email:
  

 

 

 

Next Council Meeting

 
The next council meeting will be held on March 19, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 

 

Job Opportunities
Engineering Assistant (II) Survey

 
APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR AN
 ENGINEERING ASSISTANT (II) SURVEY

If you are seeking a high quality, affordable lifestyle the City of Yorkton is the place to be!  We are offering a challenging opportunity for a highly motivated and responsible individual to perform the technical duties associated with surveying for a growing municipal corporation. Under the direction of the Engineering Assistant the successful applicant will be responsible for the surveying capital projects and replacement and maintenance programs for the Planning and Engineering Department.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operate surveying instruments such as total station, level and transit and be capable of utilizing GPS technology.
  • Provide the technical knowledge required to do the surveying for preliminary and construction work on various projects.
  • Schedule survey work and act as head surveyor for the Department.
  • Inspect and report on construction projects.
  • Record notes of survey work.
  • Assist with CAD and GIS projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possess a Grade 12 Education.
  • A graduate of a Civil Engineering or Geomatics Technology course or equivalent related post-secondary education and/or experience.
  • Experience in the Municipal Engineering field an asset.
  • Eligibility for membership in SASTT.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence.
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.

Yorkton is a vibrant, progressive city with many amenities.  We will offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit program. This position will remain vacant until a qualified candidate is selected, however, we appreciate receiving detailed resumes, complete with three references by April 2, 2007

City of Yorkton Human Resources Department
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 2W3
E-mail:
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 Foreman

 
The City of Yorkton
invites Applications for a
Waterworks Foreman

Reporting directly to the Director of Environmental Services, the Waterworks Foreman is to provide front line technical support and primary supervision for the Water Treatment Plant, Pollution Control Plant and Landfill.  The Waterworks Foreman will supervise analytical laboratory work for operations, process and quality control, coordinates the mainline flushing program with the Sewer and Water Foreman, manages the bio-solids application, oversees personnel administration, budget preparation, control and reporting systems and landfill operations. The Waterworks Foreman is also 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.

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 no later than March 16, 2007 to: 

Director of Human Resources
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.
    

 

 

 

Noise Exemption

 
This is to advise that the Yorkton Youth Advisory Council (YAK) will be hosting a concert at 31 Foster Street on March 31, 2007.  This concert will run from 6:00 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.  Council has provided YAK with an exemption under the Noise Bylaw for this event.
   

 

 

 

Request for Tender
Push Mowers

 
Name of Tender: PUSH MOWERS
Tender must be received by: 2:00 p.m. on March 16, 2007

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

Details of Tender:

  • supply three (3) 4-stroke push mowers of commercial grade
  • must have side discharge capabilities

Specifications are available at: Parks Shop 263 Myrtle Ave., Yorkton, SK S3N 1R5

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: 

Harry Kerr, Seasonal Park Foreman
Phone: 786-1779
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
Hard Landscaping – C.P.R. Park

 
Name of Tender: Hard Landscaping – C.P.R. Park
Tender must be received by: 2:00 p.m. on March 16, 2007

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:
 
HARD LANSCAPING - C.P.R Park
to:
Department of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton 
Box 400 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3

Details of Tender:
Construction of all stamped patterned concrete pavement as per Landscape drawing.

Specifications are available at: Parks Shop 263 Myrtle Ave., Yorkton, SK

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: 

Harry Kerr, Seasonal Park Foreman
Phone: 786-1779
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
UPS Installation

 
Name of Tender: UPS Installation
Tender must be received by: 4:00 p.m. on March 16, 2007

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

Details of Tender:
Tender specifications are available at Leisure Services, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 37 3rd Avenue North, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

Any questions must be sent to the contact person, via e-mail no later than one week prior to the quotation closing date to .

Tenders will not be considered if an on-site inspection has not been completed prior to the tender being submitted.

Documentation stating experience in installing UPS systems must be provided when picking up specification package.

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: 

Dennis Woroschuk, Facilities Manager
Phone: 621-5320
Fax: 786-6880
E-mail:

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

  

 

 

 

Request for Tender
Real Estate Services

 
Name of Tender: REAL ESTATE SERVICES
Tender must be received by: 4:00 p.m. on March 23, 2007

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:
 
Request for Proposal--Real Estate Services
to:
Department of Planning & Engineering
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3

Details of Tender:
The Council of the City of Yorkton has authorized the sale of 44 Fourth Avenue North (commonly referred to as the Old Credit Union Building).  We are now seeking proposals from interested and qualified commercial real estate brokers to market the property on behalf of the City of Yorkton.  For complete details, view the tender document in Tenders and Proposals.

Specifications are available at:              

Department of Planning & Engineering
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 2W3

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: 

Roger Hunter, MCIP
Director of Planning and Engineering
Tel. 306-786-1730
Fax:306-786-6880
Email:

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

  

 

 

 

Easter Break Kids Convention

 
April 9 – 13, 2007
8:00am to NOON; 1:00pm to 5:00pm
(lunch hour will be supervised if required)
Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Ages 6 - 12

Fun, games, sports, arts & crafts

Snacks will be provided

Cost is $50.00 / participant
Pre-registration ONLY
maximum 30 children

For more information or to register call 786-1776.

Sponsored by:
City of Yorkton Leisure Services
Boys & Girls Club of Yorkton
 

 

 

 

Gallagher Centre Water Park
FREE Monthly Leisure Swims


Monday, March 26
Monday, April 30
Monday, May 28
Monday, June 25

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Remember to bring a lock.  Children ages 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call 786-1740.

Sponsored by the Painted Hand Community Development Corporation