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City of Yorkton News
April 17 to April 23, 2008  



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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 remaining properties in the MI-1 Light Industrial Area for the best price offered which may be for less than market value:

To Sell:
The few properties remaining in the MI-1 Light Industrial area of the City.  Properties purchased are to be used for purposes as listed in the Permitted Uses and/or Discretionary Uses of Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003.

This matter will be considered by City Council at the Council Meeting of Monday, April 28, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall at 37 Third Avenue North. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Office of the City Manager at 786-1703 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 April 28, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Seasonal Labourer I

Applications Are Invited For Position For
Seasonal Labourer I – Arena And Outdoor Facilities
Parks And Kinsmen Arena

Reporting directly to the Parks and Arena Manager.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
This individual must be able to perform a variety of duties as follows: 

  • Maintain facilities such as the Kinsmen Arena, and other outdoor recreation facilities such as rinks, sports fields & tennis courts.  The majority of time in this area will be spent on maintaining sport fields – mainly the ball diamonds.  Duties include line painting, aeration, fertilizing, watering and maintenance of the grounds.
  • Duties associated to the maintenance of open spaces through grass cutting, maintenance of playgrounds, trails, and cemetery operations.
  • Maintenance of the urban forest along with providing pest management to urban forest and open spaces, participation in the beautification program.
  • Dealing with customer issues and concerns

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of grade 12 education
  • Possess a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver’s license
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance

Salary:  Will be paid as a “Seasonal Labourer I/Casual” in accordance with the Collective Agreement with CUPE Local #342.

Hours of Work:         Shift work, evening and weekend work is involved.  Full Time hours from March through to the end of November.

Interested applicants may forward by 4:30 p.m. on, Wednesday April 23, 2008 their resume including three references to:

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

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

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Deer Park Labourer I

Applications Are Invited For The Position Of
Deer Park Labourer I – Summer Student
Leisure Services Department

The City of Yorkton is a great place to work and if you enjoy a busy and challenging work environment, we encourage you to apply for a Deer Park Labourer I – Summer Student position for the Leisure Services Parks Department.  Reporting to the Golf Course Superintendent, the Deer Park Labourer I – Summer Student performs a wide variety of operational and maintenance tasks related to the execution of golf course maintenance.  This includes but is not limited to the operation of equipment and activities generally associated with turf grass maintenance. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operation of Turf grass maintenance equipment, Golf utility vehicle, chainsaw, string trimmer and other related equipment.
  • Ability to perform necessary scheduled maintenance on equipment.
  • Perform manual labour duties and under varied weather conditions.
  • Comply with OH&S Act and Regulations, using every reasonable precaution to prevent workplace injury.
  • Ability to work courteously and cooperatively with the general public and other City staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 10 education
  • Good Public relations skills
  • Self-starter and demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Possess and maintain a valid class 5 drivers license
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance

HOURS OF WORK:
Shift work including weekends.  Full Time for 18 weeks.

SALARY:
The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package. 

Interested applicants may forward their resume by 4:30pm April 24, 2008.  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.

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Deer Park Labourer II - Seasonal

Applications Are Invited For The Position Of
Deer Park Labourer II – Seasonal
Leisure Services Department

The City of Yorkton is a great place to work and if you enjoy a busy and challenging work environment, we encourage you to apply for a Seasonal Deer Park Labourer II position for the Leisure Services Parks Department.  Reporting to the Golf Course Superintendent, the Deer Park Labourer II performs a wide variety of operational and maintenance tasks related to the execution of golf course maintenance.  This includes but is not limited to the operation of equipment and activities generally associated with turf grass maintenance. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operation of Turf grass maintenance equipment, Golf utility vehicle, chainsaw, string trimmer and other related equipment.
  • Ability to perform necessary scheduled maintenance on equipment.
  • Perform manual labour duties and under varied weather conditions.
  • Comply with OH&S Act and Regulations, using every reasonable precaution to prevent workplace injury.
  • Ability to work courteously and cooperatively with the general public and other City staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade XII Education
  • Good Public relations skills
  • Self-starter and demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Possess and maintain a valid class 5 drivers license
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance

HOURS OF WORK:
Shift work including weekends.  Full Time for 30 weeks.

SALARY:
The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package. 

Interested applicants may forward their resume by 4:30pm April 24, 2008.  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.

 

 

 
Request for Proposals
Kinsmen Arena Conceptual Design Study
Name of Proposal
KINSMEN ARENA CONCEPTUAL DESIGN STUDY

Proposals must be received by

4:00 p.m.on April 25, 2008           
 
Please send sealed proposal clearly marked:
Kinsmen Arena Conceptual Design Study
to:
Department of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3

DETAILS OF PROPOSAL
Kinsmen Arena Conceptual Design Study

The scope of the work shall include:

  • Conceptual plans for improvements to the existing facility.
  • These improvements will include, but may not be limited to:
    • The addition of a new lobby including a second floor mezzanine.
    • The addition of dressing rooms, storage and other related rooms.
    • The upgrade of the existing dressing rooms, storage, meeting room, lobby and other existing amenities.
    • An addition of a second ice surface and related improvements.
  • Determination of capital costs associated to the improvements.
  • Determination of operating costs related to the improvements.
  • PST must be included in the bid price, if required.
  • GST must be reflected separately.

Conditions of Proposal:

  • Proposals shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for sixty (60) calendar days following the date specified for proposal closing.
  • Proposals received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and be returned unopened.
  • The City reserves the right to accept any proposal submitted in whole or in part, or to reject any or all proposals and to waive any irregularities.
  • Lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted.
  • Subject to budget and funding approval.

SPECIFICATION PACKAGES & SUPPLEMENTARY CONDITIONS
Available at:
Department of Leisure Services
2nd Floor, Yorkton City Hall
37 3rd Avenue North
Yorkton, SK


CONTACT PERSON:
Enquiries regarding the proposal procedure and particulars should be directed to:

Darcy McLeod, Director of Leisure Services
Phone: 306-786-1750;  Fax: 306-786-6880;  e-mail:

 

 

 
Request for Proposals
K of C Park Playground Equipment Removal
Name of Proposal
K of C Park Playground Equipment Removal

Proposals must be received by

4:00 p.m.on April 30, 2008           
 
Please send sealed proposal clearly marked:
K of C Park Playground Equipment Removal
to:
Department of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3

DETAILS:

The City of Yorkton will be accepting proposals for the removal and clean-up of the existing playground structure at the Knights of Columbus Park on Circlebrooke Drive.

The proposed work shall be completed by June 15, 2008 and will result in minimal damage to the turf and park area. 

The proposal shall include all costs, if any, associated with the removal of the equipment, where the equipment will be relocated to or disposed of and who will be performing the work.

Proposals shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for proposal closing.

Proposals received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and be returned unopened.


CONTACT PERSON:
Enquiries regarding the proposal procedure and particulars should be directed to:

Brian Dudar, Parks & Arena Manager
Phone: 786-1750 or 621-6771;  Fax: 306-786-6880;  e-mail:

 

 

 
K of C Park Play Structure
Community Input

The City of Yorkton Leisure Services is seeking input into the design of the K of C Park Play Structure. 

Area residents interested please contact Brian Dudar, Parks & Arena Manager at 786-1754.

 

 

 
Win Your 2008 Season Pass!
Deer Park Municipal Golf Course
 
2008 Season Pass Fees
 
2008 Storage Fees
Junior (under14)
$150.00
  Gas Cart Storage
$182.00
Junior (over 14)
$160.00
  Electric Cart Storage
$225.00
Student
$310.00
  Locker (Men)
$25.00
Adult
$830.00
  Winter Cart Storage
$75.00
Restricted Adult (Mon-Fri)
$665.00
   
(NEW) Young Adult
$415.00
  Club Storage
$45.00
Adult Couple
$1,240.00
  Club Storage & Cleaning
$70.00
Family
$1,655.00
  Junior Club Storage
$30.00
     
  
All Fees Include G.S.T.

Purchase your 2008 Deer Park season pass by April 30, 2008 and have your name entered for a chance to win your season pass back! (to a maximum value of $830.00)

Restrictions apply as follow:

  • Season Pass must be purchased at Leisure Services (City Hall), and be paid in full by 4:30 p.m. April 30, 2008
  • Not valid for CTV Auction Season Pass Purchases.
  • For Family Season Passes, ONLY the Adult names will be entered into the draw.
  • Winner may choose cash or credit. Credit voucher valid on golf fees only.
  • Draw will be made on May 1, 2008 with the winner notified by telephone.
  • Cash, Cheque, VISA, and MasterCard accepted.
Pro Shop: (306) 786-1711
Concession: (306) 786-1713
Toll Free: 1-877-786-1711

Check out our Web-site - www.golfdeerpark.com

 

 

 
STOP Dutch Elm Disease

Provincial Regulations prohibit pruning elm trees from April 1 to August 31 each year.  Fresh wounds attract elm bark beetles which increases the likelihood of infection, especially during this time of year when the beetles are most active. 

In Saskatchewan, it is illegal to transport, store or buy elm firewood.

If you have any questions, please contact
the Pest Control Office at 786-1754

 

 

 
Parks - Pest Control

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

Pest Control
Control of the Richardson Ground Squirrel will be started in early April in and around sports field and residential green spaces.  The product being used for this application will be Rozol, which has been used in the past with good results, and no history of effects to other animals.  Mounds and holes created by the Richardson Ground Squirrel will also be repaired.

Crow Control
The annual Crow Control Program will commence in early April and run until the end of May, during the hours of 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. 

Mosquito Control
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. 

Weed Control
In accordance with The Noxious Weeds Act, 1984, the City of Yorkton and residents must control dandelions and scentless chamomile. The products being used are Roundup and Par III.  All areas which have been sprayed will be signed accordingly.  The City utilizes spraying equipment with drift control features that virtually eliminate any drift.

If you have any questions, please contact the Pest Control Officer at 786-1754

 

 

 
Household Hazardous Waste Day

Rethink/Reduce/Reuse/Recycle
Household Hazardous Waste Day

Come join us at the
Kinsmen Recycle Centre (144 Ball Rd)
April 26, 2008
9:00AM until 3:00PM

The Yorkton Solid Waste Management Committee in partnership with SARCAN will be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Day whereby the Saskatchewan Government is funding a pilot program of Household Hazardous Waste Days for the collection and proper disposal of specific household products that may be hazardous to the environment.

What is considered hazardous waste?
Included Products:  The following consumer/household hazardous waste (HHW) products will be accepted at the HHWPP event day in the Municipality:

    • Adhesives - contact cement, caulking, sealer, carpet and linoleum adhesives, glue
    • Aerosols - hair spray, insect repellant, lubricant spray, furniture cleaner
    • Automotive - used engine oil, used engine oil filters, antifreeze, batteries, carburetor cleaners, oil fuel, windshield cleaner
    • Batteries - automotive, cellphone, dry-cell, NiCad, lithium, alkali, lead-acid
    • Cleaners - oven cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, glass cleaner, spot remover, disinfectants, car wax
    • Corrosives - drain cleaner, engine degreaser, ammonia, battery acid, sulfuric acid
    • Fuels - gasoline, diesel, kerosene, lamp oil, oil/gas mixture
    • Mercury - mercury, thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
    • Oxidizers - chlorine, bleach, pool chemicals, fertilizers, hydrogen peroxide, septic tank chemicals
    • Poisons - lawn herbicides, garden chemicals, rat poison, gopher killer, insecticides
    • Pharmaceuticals - old prescription drugs, medicines (no sharps or biological waste)
    • Propane Cylinders - barbeque cylinders, camp cylinders
    • Solvents - paint thinner, acetone, varsol, alcohol, benzene, xylene, naphtha

Stewardship Program Materials Also Accepted

    • SWEEP E-Waste materials (computers, monitors, televisions)
    • Household paint

Excluded Products

    • biological
    • infectious,
    • radioactive,
    • explosive,
    • ammunition
    • industrial
    • tires

Bring in all your hazardous wastes at the above location on April 26th
for proper disposal.

 

 

 
Creating a Prairie Xeriscape

With Sara Williams
Horticultural Specialist and Author

Saturday, April 26, 2008
7:00-10:00 p.m.

Yorkton Public Library

93 Broadway St. W.
Yorkton, Saskatchewan

To register please call 621-5932 or 621-8055

Community Initiatives Water Conservation
Sponsored by The City of Yorkton
In Partnership With Saskatchewan Watershed Authority

 

 

 
2008 Operating and Capital Budget
Open House

The Public is invited to an Open House, which will be held at the Gallagher Centre from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 21st, for the purpose of providing information on the 2008 Operating and Capital Budgets.

City Administration and Members of Council will be present to answer questions.