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City of Yorkton News
July 17 to July 23, 2008



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Public Notice
Proposed Discretionary Use

The Council of the City of Yorkton gives notice of its intention to permit a gas station on the northwest corner of Smith St. E. and Dracup Ave.  Husky Energy is proposing to construct a touchless car wash, a retail convenience store and a gas bar at this location.  While the car was and retail convenience store are permitted uses, the gas bar is permitted only as a discretionary use.  This location is ideally suited for highway commercial uses because of the ease of access to and from Provincial Highway No. 9 by the traveling public.

The proposed site plan for the entire project 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 4:00 p.m., all holidays excepted and up to 12:00 noon on Friday July 18, 2008.

This proposed Discretionary Use application has been advertised in accordance with the legislation through all required methods other than newspaper.  Therefore, this Discretionary Use Application will come into effect on Friday, July 18, 2008 unless any person wishes to make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to beheld 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 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 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 Discretionary Use

The Council of the City of Yorkton gives notice of its intention to allow for the building of a duplex or semi-detached dwelling on Lot 30, Block 3, Plan 02Y01012.

The proposed site plan for the entire project 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 4:00 p.m., all holidays excepted and up to 12:00 noon on Friday July 18, 2008.

This proposed Discretionary Use application has been advertised in accordance with the legislation through all required methods other than newspaper. Therefore, this Discretionary Use Application will come into effect on Friday, July 18, 2008 unless any person wishes to 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 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2008 to Bonnie Schenher, City Clerk.  Oral or written submissions would then 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. 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.

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 8:30am 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. 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:

 

 

 
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.

 

 

 
Street Closure Notice

Please be advised of a scheduled street closure on Broadway Street between Myrtle Avenue to Betts Avenue as well as Agricultural Avenue, south of Broadway to the alley entrance during the Annual Show and Shine car show hosted by the Rolling Thunder Cruisers.    

This closure will be in effect from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 19, 2008.

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

City of Yorkton
Planning & Engineering
786-1730

 

 

 

Request for Tender
Fire Hall Demolition & Removal of Materials

Name of Tender
Yorkton Fire Hall Demolition & Removal of Materials

Tender must be received by

2:00 p.m.on July 30, 2008
 
Please send sealed tender, clearly marked:
Yorkton Fire Hall Demolition & Removal of Materials
to:
Department of Planning Engineering
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3

DETAILS OF TENDER :

The work consists of the removal of Asbestos Containing Materials, Demolition and Removal of Materials all as described in the tender documents. Bid documents can be obtained from the City of Yorkton, 37 3rd Ave North, Yorkton Phone # (306) 786–1730, on or after July 17, 2008. 

On Wednesday July 23rd, 2008 at 9 A.M. Central Standard Time, a pre-tender meeting will be held at the Fire Hall, 9 Smith Street East, for the purposes of inspection and answering questions.  Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Bond or a Certified Cheque in the amount of ten percent (10% ) of the tendered price, payable to the City of Yorkton.

Specifications are available at: Planning & Engineering.

Tenders shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for bid 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:

Fran Brimacombe
Phone: 786-1730;  Fax: 306-786-6880;  e-mail:


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

 

 

 
Request for Tender
Supply of Granular Material
Name of Tender
Supply of Granular Material

Tender must be received by

2:00 p.m.on July 18, 2008
 
Please send sealed tender, clearly marked:
Supply of Granular Material
to:
Department of Planning Engineering
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3

DETAILS OF TENDER :

Sealed tenders, marked “Supply of Granular Material” will be received at City Hall, Department of Planning and Engineering until 2:00 p.m., C.S.T., on July 18, 2008.

This Tender is for the supply and delivery of the following approximate quantities of granular material to the City of Yorkton for 2008, 2009 and 2010:

  1. 6,500 tonnes of crushed gravel per year for an estimated total of 19,500 tonnes over three years
  2. 2,600 tonnes of bedding sand per year for an estimated total of 7,800 tonnes over three years

These quantities are approximate quantities to be used by the City’s Public Works Department.   The City reserves the right to increase annual granular material requirements at any time, in order to satisfy material requirements on other City projects as necessary.  Only tenders for combined gravel and bedding sand material will be accepted.  Bids for individual items will not be considered.


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.

 

 

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

Proposals must be received by

4:00 p.m.on July 21, 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.

 

 

 
Party in the Park 2008

Spend an evening in the park listening to local entertainers, having a hot dog and a drink and just enjoying being outdoors.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Weinmaster Park – Morrison Drive
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Silver Heights Park – Sunset Drive
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

If you are a performer and would like to get involved, give us a call at the Leisure Services office at 786-1750.

 

 

 
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

 

 

 
Yorkton in Bloom 2008

For the past 12 years the Yorkton In Bloom Committee has promoted the Local Grounds Competition.  This is an exciting program that focuses on beautification of the city.  This initiative was designed to involve the citizens of Yorkton in the challenge of improving the visual appeal of our city, and to compete for local awards.

Categories for the 2008 Local Grounds Competition are as follows:
Best Home Grounds (Front Yard)
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard)
Best Mobile Home Grounds
Best Vegetable Garden
Best Apartment Garden
Best Senior Housing Unit
Best Senior Housing Complex
Best Senior Housing Deck/Balcony
Best Industrial Grounds
Best Institutional Grounds
Best Commercial Grounds
Most Improved Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Grounds
Best Residential Street, Avenue, Crescent, Bay, etc.

The Committee is sponsoring a Golden Bloom Award.
Individuals 75 years and older may enter the following categories
Best Home Grounds (Front Yard)
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard)
Best Mobile Home Grounds
Best Vegetable Garden
Best Apartment Garden
Best Senior Housing Unit

The Yorkton & District Horticultural Society will be hosting a Yard & Garden Tour on Thursday, July 31, 2008 of the winning entries. The tour departs at 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. from the Yorkton Public Library.  The public is welcome to take part in the tour.

The City of Yorkton has designated the dwarf sunflower and the sunflower as the official flower of Yorkton.  Local residents and businesses are encouraged to plant these flowers.

Deadline for entries is Friday, July 18, 2008 at 4:30 p.m.
Judging will take place from July 21 -23, 2008

Presentation of Awards at the
Silver Heights Park Party on July 30, 2008

To register contact Leisure Services at 786-1750