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August 7 to August 13, 2008



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Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 25/2008

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. 25/2008 to authorize a contract zone on the following property:

Table 1

Civic Address
( Broadway Street West )

Legal Land Description

211

Lot 27; Block 10; Plan 99Y00657

219

Lot 29; Block 10; Plan 99Y00657

220

Lot 13; Block 4; Plan 99Y00657

223

Lot 30; Block 10; Plan 99Y00657

231

Lot 27; Block 11; Plan 99Y00657

240

Lot 8; Block 4; Plan 99Y00657

256

Lot 10; Block 5; Plan 99Y00657

260

Lot 9; Block 5; Plan 99Y00657

263

Lot 1; Block 1; Plan AA6142

281

Lot 2; Block 2; 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 (Transitional) CT-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 (Transitional) CT-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 (Transitional) CT-2 Zoning District.

To view Bylaw No. 25/2008, visit Public Notices.

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 August 15, 2008.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday August 18, in the City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00pm. All submissions must be submitted in writing by 12:00 noon Thursday August 14, 2008.  Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.

Location Map – Appendix 1 

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 26/2008

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. 26/2008, which is an amendment to City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 to permit the reduction in: the required minimum front yard setback from 9.0m to 3.05m, the required minimum side yard setback from 4.5m to 0.0m, and the required minimum rear yard setback from 7.5m to 0.3m, for Lot E, Block 22, Registered Plan No. 00Y08164, civically known as 351 Fifth Avenue North.

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 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday August 15, 2008.

Bylaw No. 26/2008

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday August 18, 2008 in the City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00 p.m. All submissions must be submitted in writing by 12:00 noon Thursday August 14, 2008 to Bonnie Schenher, City Clerk.  Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.

CITY OF YORKTON
Roger Hunter, MCIP, PPS    
Director of Planning and Engineering
Phone: (306) 786-1730
Email:

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 27/2008

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. 27/2008 to permit semi-detached dwellings, and to establish development standards for Planned Unit 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 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday September 5, 2008.

To view Bylaw No. 27/2008, visit Public Notices.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday September 8, 2008 in the City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00 p.m. All submissions must be submitted in writing by 12:00 noon Thursday September 4, 2008 to Bonnie Schenher, City Clerk.  Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.

CITY OF YORKTON
Roger Hunter, MCIP, PPS                                       
Director of Planning and Engineering
Phone: (306) 786-1727
Email:

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 28/2008

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. 28/2008, which is an amendment to City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 to permit the reduction in the required minimum front yard setback from 6.0m to 4.33m, for Lot PD, Block C, Registered Plan No. 34120, known civically as 93 Haultain Avenue.

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 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday August 15, 2008.

Bylaw No. 28/2008

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday August 18, 2008 in the City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00 p.m. All submissions must be submitted in writing by 12:00 noon Thursday August 14, 2008 to Bonnie Schenher, City Clerk.  Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.

CITY OF YORKTON
Roger Hunter, MCIP, PPS    
Director of Planning and Engineering
Phone: (306) 786-1730
Email:

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 30/2008

The Council of the City of Yorkton gives notice of its intention to pass Bylaw No.20/2008 to authorize the closing of the following laneways:

Firstly: "All of Crescent Street and portions of Eighth Avenue lying South of the southerly limit of Darlington Street, Registered Plan No. P2307, Yorkton Saskatchewan."

Secondly: "All that portion of Balmoral Street lying East of the Easterly limit of Seventh Avenue, Registered Plan No.02Y01012, Yorkton Saskatchewan."

More specifically shown in black on the map below.

The purpose of the road closings are to facilitate the construction of a stormwater pond on lands being obtained from Husky Energy (north end of property), and to provide a lot with better access so Husky can develop it for residential and/or commercial uses.

The proposed Bylaw No. 30/2008 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 9:00 am and 4:30 p.m., all holidays excepted and up to 12:00 noon on Friday September 5, 2008.

The proposed closure of the lanes is to allow for construction of a stormwater management pond on future City property, and greater development opportunities on the adjacent lots south of the future pond.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday September 8, 2008 in the City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00 p.m. All submissions must be submitted in writing by 12:00 noon Thursday September 4, 2008 to Bonnie Schenher, City Clerk.  Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.

CITY OF YORKTON
Roger Hunter, MCIP, PPS    
Director of Planning and Engineering
Phone: (306) 786-1730
Email:

 

 

 
Next Council Meeting
The next council meeting will be held on August 18, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 
Property For Sale
Riverside Meadows - Multi-Family Lots

The City of Yorkton is offering for sale 17 multi-family lots.  These lots will be released for purchase through a lot draw to be held on August 25, 2008.  Please refer to the map below for lot location, size and price. These lots are located on Good Spirit Crescent continuing north on the existing street.  These lots are zoned R-3 on the west side of the street and R-2 on the east side, which allows for the development of buildings such as, Three or Four Unit Dwellings, Townhouses, Semi-detached, Duplexes, etc.

Please visit Properties for Sale, this page clearly outlines the procedure for submission in to the lot draw.

Lots will be offered for sale – 1 per Individual or Contractor.  If there are more lots available then there are names submitted, those interested will be allowed to resubmit their name for an additional lot.  The name appearing on the request for the lot draw will be the name placed on the Transfer of Title.  Interested parties are to submit their written request to participate in the lot draw by one of three ways:

  1. Filling out the form on the web site or;
  2. Sending an email to or;
  3. Dropping off a written request to the Office of the City Clerk, located on the 2nd Floor at City Hall, 37 Third Avenue North, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

Your submission must include your Name(s), (as it will appear on the Title Transfer) along with your address and daytime phone number.  All submissions must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2008. 

If entering the Lot Draw through the web site or by email, you will receive an automatic response to your submission.  If you drop off your submission you will receive a written receipt.  You will then be contacted by telephone the week of August 18th to confirm your submission and participation in the lot draw.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you have received a phone call by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20th.  If you have not been contacted by telephone at that time, please call 786-1717 to confirm that you have been placed on the lot draw list.

 

 

 
Property for Sale
Riverside Meadows - Phase 1

The City of Yorkton is offering for sale 58 single-family residential lots.  These lots will be released for purchase through a lot draw to be held on August 25, 2008.  Please refer to the map below for lot location, size and price. These lots are located directly to the west of the Riverside Terrace sub-division and north of the last phase of lots sold on Tamarack Cove and Riverside Drive.

Please visit Properties for Sale, this page clearly outlines the procedure for submission in to the lot draw.

Lots will be offered for sale – 1 per Individual/Family or Contractor.  The name appearing on the request for the lot draw will be the name placed on the Transfer of Title.  Interested parties are to submit their written request to participate in the lot draw by one of three ways:

  1. Filling out the form on the web site or;
  2. Sending an email to or;
  3. Dropping off a written request to the Office of the City Clerk, located on the 2nd Floor at City Hall, 37 Third Avenue North, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

Your submission must include your Name(s), (as it will appear on the Title Transfer) along with your address and daytime phone number.  All submissions must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2008. 

If entering the Lot Draw through the web site or by email, you will receive an automatic response to your submission.  If you drop off your submission you will receive a written receipt.  You will then be contacted by telephone the week of August 18th to confirm your submission and participation in the lot draw.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you have received a phone call by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20th.  If you have not been contacted by telephone at that time, please call 786-1717 to confirm that you have been placed on the lot draw list.

 

 

 
Fire Department Relocation

The City of Yorkton Fire Department will be relocating to a different location effective August 14/08.   The new location will be at 33 Foster Street.  The administration hours of operation will be Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until the end of August and then Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Street Closure Notice

Please   be advised of a scheduled street closure on Roslyn   between King Street and High Street.

This closure will be in effect from 11:00 am to 10 pm on Saturday, August 16,  2008.

We apologize for any inconveniences as a result of this closure.

City of Yorkton
Planning & Engineering
786-1730

 

 

 
Request for Tender
Sidewalk Replacement
Name of Tender
Sidewalk Replacement

Tender must be received by

2:00 p.m.on August 8th, 2008
 
Please send sealed tender, clearly marked:
Sidewalk Replacement
to:
Department of Planning and Engineering
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3

DETAILS OF TENDER :

This tender is for the demolition, supply and installation of 400 square meters of sidewalk for 2008, 2009 and 2010 for a total of approximately 1200 square meters over three years.

The successful Contractor will be responsible for all aspects of sidewalk removal and new sidewalk installation including demolition, removal, concrete disposal (to designated City site), base preparation and placing and finishing of new concrete.

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:

Trent Mandzuk, Public Works Department
Phone: 786-1760;  Fax: 306-783-5933;  e-mail:


The City reserves the right to reject any or all quotations.  Lowest or any quotation not necessarily accepted.

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Water Works Manager

Applications Are Invited For The Position Of
     Water Works Manager

Yorkton is seeking a key player for its Environmental Services Management Team.  If you are interested in a high quality of life and a low cost of living, then Yorkton will appeal to you.  Located on the Yellowhead Highway, Yorkton is a vibrant and progressive community of approximately 16,000 people serving as a hub to the beautiful Parkland region.  Due to its large trading area, Yorkton has many larger city amenities and provides the quality of life of a smaller community.

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

The Water Works Manager is 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.  The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A diploma in Civil Engineering or Water Science Technology or equivalent.
  • Possess or be able to obtain Saskatchewan Environment Certification in: Wastewater Treatment Class 4, Water Treatment Class 3, Water Distribution Class 3, Wastewater Collection Class 3.
  • Obtain Fireman’s Certification.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a working knowledge of; analytical lab equipment, procedures, quality control, computer spreadsheet and word processing programs, as well as, excellent verbal, written and supervisory skills.
  • A high degree of personal initiative, good planning and organizational skills.
  • Five years experience with at least two years at the supervisory level demonstrating a thorough knowledge of water and wastewater.
  • Eligibility for membership in SASTT.
  • A team player fostering positive communication with staff, contractors and citizens.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver’s license.
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.

The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package.  For further information and a complete job fact sheet visit Employment.

Please submit a detailed resume to:

Director of Human Resources
Box 400 – 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3
Fax:  786–6880
Email: 

This position will remain open until it is filled.

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

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Tax Enforcement & Collections

City Of Yorkton Is Recruiting For A
Full Time Administrative Assistant – Tax Enforcement And Collections
Finance 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 the Administrative Assistant – Tax Enforcement and Collections position with the Finance Department.  Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Administrative Assistant – Tax Enforcement and Collections performs tax enforcement and collection duties, responsible to manage the City Mobile Home Park as well as cashier and other general office duties.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide customer service by handling general public concerns, which typically include a wide range of inquiries
  • Handle tax inquiries, including problem accounts and provide information and explanation to ensure matters proceed to a successful conclusion
  • Issue assessment sheets and tax certificates
  • Follow-up on delinquent accounts and collection agency
  • Document files with regard to tax enforcement costs, stage of collections, agreements for payment
  • In accordance with The Tax Enforcement Act implement procedures for tax enforcement as required
  • Supervise collection of all delinquent accounts including utility billing, City Mobile Home Park and general accounts receivable
  • Manage Mobile Home Park with respect to being familiar with The Landlord and Tenant Act and the collection of rent, process lease agreements for new tenants, handling complaints and maintenance issues
  • Monthly Bank Reconciliation
  • Other general office responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Office Education Certificate and/or Local Government Administration Certificate
  • Good public relations skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Programs including Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Familiarity with the Cities Act and Tax Enforcement Act
  • Possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver’s License
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.

HOURS OF WORK:
Monday through Friday – 35 hour work week.

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

Interested applicants may forward their resume by 430pm Friday August 8, 2008.  Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references to:

Director of Human Resources
Box 400 – 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3
Fax:  786–6880
Email: 

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

 

 

 
Dog and Bike Licenses

Effective August 14/08, dog and bike licenses will no longer be available from the Fire Department.

Dog licenses will still be available at the following locations:

  • Animal Management Services & Pet Clinic Ltd.
  • Companion Animal Hospital
  • Paw Prints Pet Styling
  • SPCA

Bike licenses may be purchased from the Gallagher Center Information Kiosk.  The Kiosk hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 10:00 p.m.

 

 

 
Self-Guide 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.

 

 

 
S-CAPE Summer Kids Program

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

July 2 – August 15, 2008

For children ages 6 – 12

Raptors: Ages 6 - 8
Tuesday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to NOON

T-Rex’s: Ages 9 – 12
Monday to Thursday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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
Brittany, Chelsea, Jana or Kacey at:
786-1707

 

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