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November 8 to November 14, 2007  



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Public Notice
Urban Forestry Bylaw

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 pass Bylaw No. 15/2007, The Urban Forestry Bylaw, a bylaw to ensure that the Urban Forest is properly maintained as an asset to the City of Yorkton.  This Bylaw also contains provisions regarding the responsibility of the public in helping to maintain the Urban Forest.  Section 12 of The Pest Control Act outlines the responsibility of citizens in this regard and the requirement to provide public notice of the bylaw prior to passage.   For questions regarding the bylaw please call Darcy McLeod, Director of Leisure Services at 786-1750.
 
Bylaw 15/2007 has received First and Second Reading.  Third and Final Reading will be considered by City Council at the Council Meeting of Monday, November 19, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall at 37 Third Avenue North.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, November 29, 2007 in City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00 p.m.  Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall or by calling 786-1717.

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 16/2007

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 207 of The Planning and Development Act, 2007 hereby gives notice of its intention to pass Bylaw No. 16/2007 to authorize a contract zone on the following property:

Table 1

Civic Address
( Broadway Street West )

Legal Land Description

196

Lot 21; Block 1; Plan 99Y00657

200

Lot 20; Block 1; Plan 99Y00657

201

Lot 84; Block 9; Plan 99Y00657

204

Lot 19; Block 1; Plan 99Y00657

208

Lot 18; Block 1; Plan 99Y00657

212

Lot 17; Block 1; Plan 99Y00657

227

Lot 26; Block 11; Plan 99Y00657

235

Lot 28; Block 11; Plan 99Y00657

239

Lot 29; Block 11; Plan 99Y00657

243

Lot 30; Block 11; Plan 99Y00657

247

Lot 5; Block 1; Plan AA6142

251

Lot 4; Block 1; Plan AA6142

The lots indicated in Table 1 above shall be rezoned (under the Contract Zoning requirements as outlined in Section 82 of The Planning and Development Act, 2007)from Arterial Commercial C-2 Zoning District to Contract Zone (CZ), providing for single detached dwellings as permitted in the General Residential R-1 Zoning District, pursuant to the contract terms, as shown on the map below.

The rezoning of the property via contract agreement will allow for the use of these lots for single detached dwellings for a temporary period of 15-years.  At the expiration of the temporary period, the Contract Zone (CZ) District shall automatically lapse, and the zoning shall revert back to Arterial Commercial C-2 Zoning District.  In addition, any residential use in the temporary Contract Zone (CZ) Zoning District can be replaced at any time by a use that is permitted in the Arterial Commercial C-2 Zoning District.

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 November 16, 2007.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, November 19, 2007 in the City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00pm. All submissions must be submitted in writing by 12:00 noon Friday, November 16, 2007.  Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.

60 m Public Notification Buffer
Bylaw No. 16/2007

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 17/2007

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 207 of The Planning and Development Act, 2007 hereby gives notice of its intention to pass Bylaw No.17/2007 which amends the zoning development standards for the lots between Gladstone Ave. and Lincoln Ave. on the north side of Broadway St. W., and between Gladstone Ave. and Franklin Ave. on the south side of Broadway St. W. that are zoned Arterial Commercial C-2 Zoning District, and the Contract Zoning for the lots identified in Table 1 of Bylaw No.17/2007 (see Appendix A-1)

The proposed amendment is to:

  1. Reduce the required lot width to 13 m (42.5 ft.), which will minimize the requirement for land assembly; and
  2. Reduce the side yard setbacks to 0 m, thus allowing landowners greater development potential on their existing lots.  It would also encourage land assembly because densities could be increased, making it more attractive for investors/developers.
  3. Amend Subsection 3.17.5 of the City's Zoning Bylaw 14/2003 by changing the extend of damage to a non-conforming building from "more than 50% of the value of the building above its foundation" to "more than 75% of the value of the building above its foundation", to bring it into conformity with Section 92 of the Saskatchewan Planning and Development Act, 2007.

Section 16.2, C-2 DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS of the City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw14/2003 currently requires a lot width of 30.0 m (98.4 ft.), whereas the lots between Gladstone Ave. and Lincoln Ave. on the north side of Broadway St. W., and between Gladstone Ave. and Franklin Ave. on the south side of Broadway St. W. fall in the range of 13.18 m - 15.24 m (43.2 ft. – 50 ft.).  Given the 3.0 m setbacks, most lots would have a building width of only 7.2 m (23.56 ft.) – 9.24 m (30.32 ft.).  The intent of this amendment is to encourage development on existing lots in the West Broadway Transitional Corridor, and to encourage land assembly and consolidation of existing lots to facilitate more intensive mixed-use developments.

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 November 16, 2007.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday November 19, 2007 in the City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00pm. All submissions must be submitted in writing by 12:00 noon Friday November 16, 2007.  Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.

60 m Public Notification Buffer

Bylaw No. 17/2007

APPENDIX A-1

Table 1

Civic Address
( Broadway Street West )

Legal Land Description

196

Lot 21; Block 1; Plan 99Y00657

200

Lot 20; Block 1; Plan 99Y00657

201

Lot 84; Block 9; Plan 99Y00657

204

Lot 19; Block 1; Plan 99Y00657

208

Lot 18; Block 1; Plan 99Y00657

212

Lot 17; Block 1; Plan 99Y00657

227

Lot 26; Block 11; Plan 99Y00657

235

Lot 28; Block 11; Plan 99Y00657

239

Lot 29; Block 11; Plan 99Y00657

243

Lot 30; Block 11; Plan 99Y00657

247

Lot 5; Block 1; Plan AA6142

251

Lot 4; Block 1; Plan AA6142

 

 

 
Next Council Meeting
The next council meeting will be held on November 19, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 
Job Opportunity
City Engineer

Job Opportunity
APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF
CITY ENGINEER

The City of Yorkton is seeking a key player for its management team.  Located on the Yellowhead Highway, Yorkton is a progressive community of approximately 15,000 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 Engineer reports directly to the Manager of Engineering as well as the Director of Planning and Engineering.  The City Engineer provides the expertise required for project management for various new and replacement construction projects for the City which includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Streets and roads,
  • Water mains, sanitary and storm sewer mains,
  • Subdivision design and development,
  • Municipal buildings and facilities

The City Engineer assists with the efficient operations of all engineering functions for other departments of the City.  The City Engineer assists with the implementation of programs and policies, airport, transit and solid waste management, engineering design and construction functions (internal and consulted), current and long-range city planning and development, budget processes and staff selection, training and development.  The ideal candidate should possess:

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.  Consideration may be given to candidates who have an equivalent combination of municipal experience and education;
  • A high degree of personal initiative, good planning, and organizational skills;
  • Proven management experience with the ability to foster a participative team environment, promoting a productive workplace and excellent customer service;
  • Strong leadership characteristics and sound financial management skills;
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills to effectively deal with all levels of staff, elected officials, government agencies, consultants and the general public.

The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package.  This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.  For further information visit Employment.

Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references to:
City of Yorkton
Human Resources Department
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, SK   S3N 2W3

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.

 

 

 
Water Distribution Line Flushing

Water Main Flushing Clip ArtThe Public Works Department will commence a water main distribution line flushing procedure on Monday, November 12, 2007 at 8:00 p.m.  City crews will be flushing the line from approximately 8:00 p.m. through to 6:00 a.m.  Flushing will be in South West corner of the city.

During flushing, the water will contain a considerable amount of rust and sediment, and may be discolored for several hours.  The system pressure will fluctuate during the flushing period.  Both the sediment and the low pressure can cause problems in the operation of plumbing fixtures, especially air conditioning, refrigeration equipment, and water softeners.  Doing laundry is not recommended, as the discolored water will stain clothing.  For this reason, it is advisable not to use water if it is discolored unless it is absolutely necessary to do so.

Residents who live in the area being flushed should collect containers of water beforehand for drinking and cooking, before the flushing begins.  Residents should use as little water as possible, and should avoid drawing water into their homes.  It's best not to use your washing machine or dishwasher until the watercolor returns to normal.

If further information is required, please contact the Public Works Department at 786-1760 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

 

 
Notice to Pedestrians & Motorists

When using the pedestrian crossing lights at any of the following intersections located at Broadway Street & Maple Avenue, Gladstone Avenue & Darlington Street, or Broadway Street & Alexandra Avenue, remember to wait a few seconds after pressing the crossing button and look up for the lights to begin flashing before starting to cross the intersection. Proceed with caution and use your own best judgment.

Remember to only start crossing the street when vehicles have come to a complete stop.

 

 

 
Public Skating

FARRELL AGENCIES ARENA
Sunday Nights
Starting October 7, 2007
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Admission: $2 per person

KINSMEN ARENA
Public Skating:
Sunday Nights
Starting October 14, 2007
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Pre-School & Seniors Skate:
Wednesday Afternoons
Starting October 17, 2007
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All programs at Kinsmen Arena are FREE of CHARGE.
For more information call Leisure Services at 786-1750.

 

 

 
Drop-In Basketball

Monday Nights
Gloria Hayden Community Centre Gym
8:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.Cost is $3.00/person

For more information call the G.H.C.C. at 786-1776.

 

 

 
Co-Ed Adult Recreational Soccer

Starts January 10, 2007

Wednesday Nights
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Gallagher Centre Flexihall

Cost is $3.00/person

For more information call 786-1740.

Sponsored by:
City of Yorkton Leisure Services
Yorkton Soccer Association