City of Yorkton News
August 28 to September 3, 2008



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Public Notice
Notice of meeting

Municipal Planning Commission
The next meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission will be held on:

Date:
September 3, 2008
Time:
7:00 a.m.
Location:

Meeting Room “A” - City Hall

 

 

 
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. 29/2008

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. 29/2008, which is an amendment to City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 to recognize existing single-family dwellings along York Road, between Maple Avenue and Fourth Avenue North and various locations along Myrtle Avenue currently zoned City Centre Commercial C-1 Zoning District, and dwellings along Smith Street West zoned MI-1 Light Industrial, as legal conforming uses.

Bylaw No. 29/2008 proposes that the affected properties be rezoned to CT-1 City Centre Commercial (Transitional), R-1 General Residential and R-5 Mixed Density Residential where appropriate.

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. 29/2008, 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) 786-1730
Email:

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 30/2008

The Council of the City of Yorkton gives notice of its intention to pass Bylaw No.30/2008 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:

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 31/2008

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. 31/2008, which is an amendment to City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 to change the Architectural Controls and Design Guidelines for Riverside Terrace, allowing for the Development Officer to approve double attached front-facing garages that extend beyond the facade of the dwelling.

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. 31/2008, 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) 786-1730
Email:

 

 

 
Next Council Meeting
The next council meeting will be held on September 8, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 
Fire Department Relocation

The City of Yorkton Fire Department has relocated to 33 Foster Street.  The administration hours of operation are 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.

 

 

 
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.

 

 

 
Dog and Bike Licenses

Please be advised that dog and bike licenses are no longer 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.

 

 

 
City-Wide Registration

City Wide Registration Night

Wednesday, September 3, 2008
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Gallagher Centre Flexihall

Over 40 sport, culture and recreation groups will be in attendance promoting their activities and taking registrations for the upcoming year. 

For more information call Leisure Services at 786-1750

 

 

 
Request for Proposals
Kinsmen Arena Concession
Name of Proposal
Kinsmen Arena Concession

Proposals must be received by

4:00 p.m. on August 29, 2008           
 
Please send sealed proposal clearly marked:
Kinsmen Arena Concession
to:
Department of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3

DETAILS OF PROPOSAL :

Proposal specifications are available at Leisure Services, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 37 - 3rd Avenue North, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

Contract period:  One year with option to renew.

Proposals shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for tender 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: 786-1754;  Fax: 306-786-6880;  e-mail:


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

 

 

 
Sanitary Landfill
VEHICLES FEES FEES
Cars  $ 2.00
¼ and ½ Ton Trucks, Utility Trailers, Sport Utility, Vans $ 6.00
1 Ton Trucks, Tandem Trailers, Cube Vans  $14.00
2 and 3 Ton Trucks, Tandem Trucks  $26.00
Semi-Trailer Trucks, Fifth Wheel Trailers  $37.00
 
Petroleum Contaminated Soil (within City Limits)
$20.00/cu. yd.
Petroleum Contaminated Soil (outside City Limits) $30.00/cu. yd.
 
Small Carcasses 
$24.00
Large Carcasses  $44.00 
 
Recyclable Material - Fee to be determined on-site by City Representative
- Vehicles One tonne and smaller are exempt
 
Construction Demolition Wastes
- Clean Wood (unpainted and untreated)  entrance fee only 
- Mixed Waste (without concrete) $ 6.00/cu. yd.
- Mixed Waste (with concrete) $25.00/cu. yd.
 
Out-of-City Garbage
$ 7.00/cu. yd.
Asbestos - Contact the City for Rates and Arrangements
 
HOURS OF OPERATION

 
September 1 to September 30

Monday to Friday  
Saturday  

8:00 am to 7:00 pm
8:00 am to 6:00 pm

     
CLOSED SUNDAYS AND STATUTORY HOLIDAYS
Please enter not later than 15 minutes before closing to allow for material handling.

 
TRANSPORTATION OF WASTES
No person or persons shall operate any vehicle transporting wastes or other debris of any kind along or over any highway, street, lane, vacant lot, park or public place in the City of Yorkton unless the load is completely enclosed with a securely fastened cover as to prohibit any part of the load on the said vehicle finding its way to the roadway or adjacent premises. 

 

 

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