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City of Yorkton News
June 5 to June 11, 2008



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Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

Good Spirit REDA Board
The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Good Spirit REDA Board will be held on:

Date:
June 11 , 2008
Time:
10:00 a.m.
Location:

Canora Golf Club – Canora, SK

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 14/2008

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. 14/2008 to permit the reduction in the Minimum Lot Depth from 34.0m to 28.0m for lots 57 and 58, Block 18, Registered Plan No. 99Y04947

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 June 13, 2008.

Bylaw No. 14/2008

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday June 16, 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 June 12, 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 June 16, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 
New Summer Hours

City Hall – Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
June 30th to August 29th, 2008

Public Works – Hours of Operation
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
June 30th to August 29th, 2008

 

 

 
Job Opportunities

Applications are invited for the following positions:

  • Water Works Foreman
    Reporting to the Director of Environmental Services, the Water Works Foreman’s responsibility is to provide front line technical support and primary supervision for the Water Treatment Plant, Pollution Control Plant and Landfill.  The Waterworks Foreman will supervise analytical laboratory work for operations, process and quality control, co-ordinates the mainline flushing program with the Sewer and Water Foreman, manages the bio-solids application, oversees personnel administration, budget preparation, control and reporting systems and landfill operations.
      
    The Water Works Foreman 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.
     
  • Full-Time Instructor/Lifeguard I – Gallagher Centre Water Park
    This individual must be able to perform a variety of duties as follows: 
    • Perform lifeguard duties according to the National Lifesaving Society (NLS) standards.  Instruct life saving, water safety lessons and courses, as well as fitness programs as assigned.  Ensure lesson plans are completed, results recorded, and submitted.
    • Complete all basic janitorial daily tasks as assigned and report any deficiencies.
    • Complete incident/accident reports for submission.
    • Complete participant report cards.
    • Ability to work shift work and weekends as required;
        
  • Auxiliary Fire Fighters
    The City of Yorkton Fire Department is looking for highly motivated persons, male or female, over the age of 18 to become part of our Auxiliary Fire Fighting force.  Operating as a composite department, Auxiliary Fire Fighters provide support services to the Full-Time Department.  Under direct supervision, Auxiliary Fire Fighters assist in response, mitigation, and return to service of Fire Department apparatus and the facility.  Response to emergency incidents can include: fires; dangerous goods; rescue work; and other duties as assigned.  Personal and public safety is of paramount importance therefore successful candidates will be required to participate in regular and on going training and will receive protective clothing, a pager, and will be placed on an on-call rotation

Interested applicants may forward their 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

For further information, qualifications and to view the Job Fact Sheet, visit Employment.    

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

 

 

 
New Play Structure

NEW PLAY STRUCTURE
for
Knights of Columbus Park
(On Circlebrooke)

As selected by area residents and school children.
Installation scheduled for July 7, 2008 (weather pending)

Call the Parks Department at 786-1754 for further information.
Your patience is appreciated!

 

 

 
Request for Tender
Janitorial Services - City Hall
Name of Tender
Janitorial Services - City Hall

Tender must be received by

4:00 p.m.on June 20, 2008           
 
Please send sealed tender, clearly marked:
Janitorial Services
to:
Department of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3

DETAILS OF TENDER :

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

Any questions must be sent to the contact person, via e-mail no later than one week prior to the Tender closing date at

Tenders will not be considered if an on-site inspection has not been completed prior to the tender being submitted.

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:

Dennis Woroschuk, Facilities Manager
Phone: 621-5320;  Fax: 306-786-6880;  e-mail:

 

 

 
Request for Tender
Play Park Equipment
Name of Tender
Play Park Equipment

Tender must be received by

12:00 p.m.on June 13, 2008           
 
Please send sealed tender, clearly marked:
Sale of Play Park Equipment
to:
Department of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3

DETAILS OF TENDER :

3 pieces of steel play equipment for sale includes:
A. Happy face apparatus
B. Slide apparatus
C. Lighthouse apparatus

  • Equipment can be viewed at the Parks Storage Compound on Assiniboine Avenue one block south of Broadway.
  • Each piece is sold as is.
  • Bids on individual pieces will be accepted, however the highest aggregate of bids will receive preference.
  • Successful bidders must remove the equipment within 15 days of awarding.
  • Sealed bids will be accepted at the Leisure Services office located on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 37 3rd Avenue N or at the Parks Shop located at 263 Myrtle Avenue.

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

Bids 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:

Brian Dudar, Parks & Arena Manager
Phone: 786-1754;  Fax: 306-786-2606;  e-mail:


The City reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.

 

 

 
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

                         

 

 

 
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

 
MAY 1 TO MAY 31

Monday to Friday  
Saturday  

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

 
JUNE 1 TO AUGUST 31

Monday to Saturday  

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. 

 

 

 
Gallagher Centre Water Park
Youth Swim Night

Friday, June 6, 2008
10:00 p.m. to Midnight

Ages 12 & up

Cost is $2.00

Music by FOX FM
Door prizes, pizza, games & more

For more information call 786-1740.

 

 

 
Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Hours of Operation

May 5 to June 27, 2008

Monday
NOON to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday
NOON to 9:00 p.m.

Friday
NOON to 5:00 p.m.

Weekends & Stat Holidays
CLOSED

The GHCC will be CLOSED
for the months of July & August 2008.

For more information call
the GHCC at 786-1776.