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March 6 to March 12, 2008  



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Public Notice
Notice of meeting

Yorkton Public Library Board
The next meeting of the Yorkton Public Library Board will be held on:

Date:
March 12, 2008
Time:
7:00 p.m. – ANNUAL MEETING
7:30 p.m. – REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Location:

Yorkton Public Library

 

 

 
Public Notice
Urban Forestry Bylaw

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 pass Bylaw No. 15/2007 as amended, The Urban Forestry Bylaw, a bylaw to ensure that the Urban Forest is properly maintained as an asset to the City of Yorkton.  This Bylaw also contains provisions regarding the responsibility of the public in helping to maintain the Urban Forest.  Section 12 of The Pest Control Act outlines the responsibility of citizens in this regard and the requirement to provide public notice of the bylaw prior to passage.  Click here to view the amended bylaw.  For questions regarding the bylaw please call Darcy McLeod, Director of Leisure Services at 786-1750.
 
Bylaw 15/2007 has received First and Second Reading.  Second Reading as amended as well as Third and Final Reading will be considered by City Council at the Council Meeting of Monday, March 17, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall at 37 Third Avenue North.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, March 17, 2008 in City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00 p.m.  Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall or by calling 786-1717.

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No.1/2008

The Council of the City of Yorkton give notice of its intention to pass Bylaw No.1/2008 to authorize the closing of the following streets and lane:

Firstly: "All of Ontario Ave from Dunlop Street W. to Henderson Street W. as shown on Registered Plan No. Z1894."

Secondly: "That portion of Henderson Street W. between Gladstone Avenue. N. and the eastern boundary extended southerly of Registered Plan No. 70Y08092, as shown on Registered Plan No. Z1894."

Thirdly: "All of the laneway bordered on the west by Part of Block 9, Lots 1 through 18, on Registered Plan Z1894, and on the east by Part of Block 9 Lots 33 through 50 on Registered Plan No. Z1894."

The two roads and laneway proposed to be closed are more specifically shown by the shaded area on the map below.

The proposed Bylaw No. 1/2008 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 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday, March 14, 2008.

These closures are required in order to facilitate the development of a 62 unit semi-detached condominium complex in a gated community intended primarily for senior citizens.

Any person wishing to make oral or written representations to City Council may do so at the meeting to be held on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. in City Hall Chambers, Yorkton Saskatchewan.  All submissions must be submitted in writing by 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 13, 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 March 17, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 
Request for Tender
Riverside Meadows Subdivision
Name of Tender: Riverside Meadows Subdivision Development, March 2008
Tender must be received by: 2:00 p.m.on Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:
 
Riverside Meadows Subdivision Development, March 2008

to:
Department of Planning & Engineering
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3

Details of Tender:

Note:  This is Phase One of a two-phase residential development.  Phase Two will be started as soon as possible after Phase One is completed.

The work for this phase consists of the supply and installation of the following:
Part A.               Grading and Shaping
i.                         Topsoil Stripping
ii.                        Subcut                                                                                                      

Part B.               Utility Services
i.                         Water Main
ii.                        Sanitary Sewer
iii.                       Storm Sewer
iv.                       Building Services

Part C.               Granular Type 33 Base

Tenders must be on the forms provided and be accompanied by a Bid Bond from a bona fide Surety Company OR a Certified Cheque in the amount of 10 percent (10 %) of the Total Tendered Price, made payable to the City of Yorkton.

Specifications are available at: Planning and Engineering, 37 Third Avenue North, 2nd Floor

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: 

Mr. Fran Brimacombe, Manager of Engineering
Phone: 786-1730
Fax: 786-6880
E-mail:

The City reserves the right to reject any or all tenders. 
Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

 

 

 
Request for Tender
City Hall Boiler Replacement

REQUEST FOR TENDER
FOR
BOILER REPLACEMENT
YORKTON CITY HALL

Sealed tenders for Boiler Replacement and Basement Heating Upgrade at Yorkton
City Hall, Yorkton, Saskatchewan will be received at the office of the Consultant
until 2:00 p.m. (Regina City Time), Thursday, March 20, 2008.  The Contractor Walk-Thru has been scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 10, 2008.

Tenders must be submitted on the form furnished by the Consultant and accompanied
by a Certified Cheque or Bid Bond in the amount of Ten percent (10%) of the bid
price, made payable to the City of Yorkton. Copies of the Tender Documents may
be obtained from: Hooker Dawson & Associates, 1905 - 7th Avenue, Regina,
Saskatchewan (525-9815).

The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Tenders will be accepted
from qualified Mechanical Contractor. The Owner reserves the right to reject tenders
from parties without reasonable acquaintance with the class of work specified. These
reservations shall apply equally to Sub-Contractors.

City of Yorkton
37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 2W3

Hooker Dawson & Associates Ltd.
1905 – 7th  Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4R 1C1

 

 

 
Request for Proposals
City of Yorkton Campground Operator
Name of Proposal: City of Yorkton Campground Operator
Tender must be received by: 4:00 p.m on march 28, 2008

Please send sealed proposal clearly marked:
 
City of Yorkton Campground Operator

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 proposing procedure and particulars should be directed to: 

Darcy McLeod, Director of Leisure Services
Phone: 786-1750
Fax: 786-6880
E-mail:

The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. 
Lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted.

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Planner

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF
PLANNER

The City of Yorkton has a Full Time Planner position available for a dynamic, highly motivated individual.  Our City is undergoing major growth resulting in many interesting and challenging initiatives related to both current and long term planning. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with vision and the capability to bring our community into the forefront of planning distinction.  This exciting position reports directly to the Director of Planning and Engineering and is responsible for overseeing various municipal planning services concerning the growth, development, and revitalization of the City of Yorkton.  The work requires the employee to exercise judgment, initiative, and creativity.  The nature of the work involves and requires both a significant degree of independence, as well as interdependence and cooperation with various municipal departments in performing professional planning work in one or more fields related to community/land use planning, development control and policy development.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Develop a long range land use plan for the City of Yorkton.
  • Coordinate on-going review and revision of the City of Yorkton Development Plan and Zoning Bylaw.
  • Processing land development applications, agreements and permits pertaining to sub-divisions, re-zoning, discretionary uses, street closures, and site development.
  • Preparation of reports, recommendations, and design concepts to applicable boards or commissions as required.
  • Preparation of various Development and Land Use policies and procedures.
  • Conduct research on development issues carrying out urban design, projects, preparing site plans for future or proposed development and growth.
  • Manage and coordinate all urban planning studies and programs, ensuring compliance with Provincial Legislation.
  • Compile and interpret statistical and other data for urban planning studies and programs.
  • Arrange and participate in discussions with all municipal departments, community groups, developers, community stakeholders, all levels of government and elected officials regarding planning legislation and programs.

Qualifications:

  • A degree in Urban Planning or a directly related profession
  • Possession of or qualification for full membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners
  • Five years of professional planning experience
  • Experience working in a municipal government setting
  • Thorough knowledge of the Planning and Development Act
  • Extensive knowledge of principles, objectives and strategies and implications of City, Regional and Environmental Planning
  • Thorough knowledge of land development techniques, infrastructure requirements, land appraisal and real estate
  • Thorough knowledge of the National Building Code, and related bylaws and regulations
  • Strong communication and computer skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Ability to be a strong team player and work to coordinate urban planning needs
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • 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.  Interested applicants may forward their resume by 4:30pm March 28, 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
Instructor/Lifeguard I

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR A
FULL TIME
INSTRUCTOR/LIFEGUARD I
Gallagher Centre Water Park

Reporting directly to the Aquatic Programmer.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
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;

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of grade 12 education or equivalency
  • Bronze Cross
  • Standard First Aid/CPR-C or Aquatic Emergency Care
  • National Lifeguard Service Award
  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Physical fitness needs to be maintained
  • Basic understanding of pool operation
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance

Salary:  Will be $15.77 - $17.55 per hour depending on qualifications in accordance with the City of Yorkton Out-of-Scope Salary Grid.

Hours of Work:  Shift work, evening and weekend work is involved.  (40 hours per week).

Interested applicants may forward by 4:30 p.m. on, March 28, 2008 their resume including 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.

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Part Time Pool Technician


PART TIME POOL TECHNICIAN  - WATER PARK
LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Reporting to the Pool Maintenance Supervisor, the Pool Technician performs various duties related to the general operation and maintenance of the Gallagher Centre Water Park.  The focus of this position will involve customer service functions, facility maintenance, and equipment maintenance.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performing various preventative and routine maintenance tasks on various facility operation systems.
  • Oversee and perform a variety of tasks in the operation, maintenance, cleaning and servicing of water in the aquatic facility.
  • Operate, maintain and repair a variety of pool equipment.
  • Janitorial services for both the aquatic area and some ground maintenance
  • Must maintain a good working knowledge of all City Standard operating procedures and The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.
  • Requires the ability to maintain a positive and pleasant attitude while dealing with the users, general public and other staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade XII Education.
  • Must possess or be willing to obtain a Pool Operator’s Certificate.
  • Experience working with water treatment systems including ozone and steam generator system
  • Computer skills specific to HVAC (building management) and AK600 (chemical feeder)
  • Self motivated with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Possess or be willing to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • General handyman experience or experience working in the plumbing and carpentry trades would be an asset.
  • Possess and maintain a valid class 5 drivers license.
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.

HOURS OF WORK:
Shift work, evening and weekend work is involved.  (15-20 hours per week).

SALARY:
The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package.  Interested applicants may forward their resume by 4:30pm March 14, 2008, 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.

 

 

 
S.P.R.A. Fitness Leadership Certification

If you have committed to a lifestyle that is active and healthy and would like to become a leader that will motivate and energize people to do the same, then the S.P.R.A. Fitness Leadership Certification Program is for you!

Fitness Theory Course
March 28 – 30, 2008

Friday, March 28th                6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 29th            9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 30th              9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Gallagher Centre – Children’s Room

Instructor: Michelle Smith
Cost: $100.00 and includes exam & materials

To register call the Gallagher Centre Information Kiosk at 786-1740.

 

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