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City of Yorkton News
March 27 to April 2, 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:
April 2, 2008
Time:
7:00 p.m.
Location:

Meeting Room “A”

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 3/2008

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. 3/2008 to replace the existing architectural controls for Riverside Terrace in Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 with more comprehensive architectural controls and design guidelines

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, March 28, 2008.

To view Bylaw No. 3/2008, please visit Public Notices.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday March 31, 2008 in the City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00pm. All submissions must be submitted in writing by 12:00 noon Thursday, March 27, 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 Humber, MCIP, PPS                                       

Director of Planning and Engineering
Phone: (306) 786-1730
Email:

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No.4/2008

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. 4/2008 to provide for regular mail delivery rather than delivery by registered mail for Discretionary Use and Zoning Bylaw Amendment applications.

This amendment is in conformity with the recent passage of The Planning and Development Act, 2007.

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 March 28, 2008.

To view Bylaw No. 4/2008, please visit Public Notices.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday March 31, 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 March 27, 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 31, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 
Household Hazardous Waste Day

Rethink/Reduce/Reuse/Recycle

Household Hazardous Waste Day

Come join us at the
Kinsmen Recycle Centre (144 Ball Rd)
April 26, 2008
9:00AM until 3:00PM

The Yorkton Solid Waste Management Committee in partnership with SARCAN will be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Day whereby the Saskatchewan Government is funding a pilot program of Household Hazardous Waste Days for the collection and proper disposal of specific household products that may be hazardous to the environment.

What is considered hazardous waste?
Included Products:  The following consumer/household hazardous waste (HHW) products will be accepted at the HHWPP event day in the Municipality:

  • Adhesives - contact cement, caulking, sealer, carpet and linoleum adhesives, glue
  • Aerosols - hair spray, insect repellant, lubricant spray, furniture cleaner
  • Automotive - used engine oil, used engine oil filters, antifreeze, batteries, carburetor cleaners, oil fuel, windshield cleaner
  • Batteries - automotive, cellphone, dry-cell, NiCad, lithium, alkali, lead-acid
  • Cleaners - oven cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, glass cleaner, spot remover, disinfectants, car wax
  • Corrosives - drain cleaner, engine degreaser, ammonia, battery acid, sulfuric acid
  • Fuels - gasoline, diesel, kerosene, lamp oil, oil/gas mixture
  • Mercury - mercury, thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
  • Oxidizers - chlorine, bleach, pool chemicals, fertilizers, hydrogen peroxide, septic tank chemicals
  • Poisons - lawn herbicides, garden chemicals, rat poison, gopher killer, insecticides
  • Pharmaceuticals - old prescription drugs, medicines (no sharps or biological waste)
  • Propane Cylinders - barbeque cylinders, camp cylinders
  • Solvents - paint thinner, acetone, varsol, alcohol, benzene, xylene, naphtha

Stewardship Program Materials Also Accepted

  • SWEEP E-Waste materials (computers, monitors, televisions)
  • Household paint

Excluded Products

  • biological
  • infectious,
  • radioactive,
  • explosive,
  • ammunition
  • industrial
  • tires

Bring in all your hazardous wastes at the above location on April 26th
for proper disposal.

 

 

 
Request for Tenders
Wheel Loader and Motor Grader
Name of Tenders:
  1. 2008 WHEEL LOADER
  2. 2008 MOTOR GRADER

Tender must be received by: 2:00 p.m. on April 11, 2008

Please send sealed tender clearly marked either:
2008 Wheel Loader   - or -  2008 Motor Grader

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

DETAILS OF TENDERS

2008 Wheel Loader:
The purpose and intent of this tender is for the supply of one (1) heavy duty, fully mobile wheel loader, together with attachments, which best suits the needs of the City of Yorkton for use in daily municiple construction and maintenance projects.

2008 Motor Grader:
The purpose and intent of this tender is for  the supply of one (1) heavy duty, fully mobile motor grader, together with attachments, which best suits the needs of City of Yorkton for use in daily municiple contruction and maintenance projects.

Specifications are available at: Public Works Department, 85 York Road East
                                       
Tenders shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for ninety (90) 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: 

Johnathan Oranchuk (Shop Foreman)
Phone: 306-786-1760
Fax:783-5933
E-mail:

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

 

 

 
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.
  • Planner
    The City of Yorkton has a Full Time Planner position available for a dynamic, highly motivated individual.  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.
     
  • 4 Full-Time Summer Culture, Recreation and Sport Programmer positions
    The programmers will be responsible for development of the Summer Programs within the City of Yorkton. You will be responsible for planning, marketing, implementing and evaluating the Summer Program for children and youth 6 -12 years of age.
      
  • Student Technical Assistant – Waterworks Dept.
    Are you pursuing post-secondary studies in Engineering, Civil, Water, Environmental or Biological Sciences?  The City of Yorkton is very interested in hearing from you as we have a challenging and interesting position for a 4-month Student Technical Assistant in our Waterworks Department.  The Technical Assistant assists and operates in the monitoring, operations, repairs, data testing and collection of the Water Pollution Control Plant, Water Treatment Plants, Water Tower and Wells and Landfill.

  • Engineering Student - Technical Assistant – Planning & Engineering Dept.
    This position shall provide the technical assistance for surveying and AutoCAD/GIS for capital projects and replacement and maintenance programs particularly relating to the Planning and Engineering Department working under the direction of the Engineering Assistant.
     
  • Full-Time Instructor/Lifeguard I – Gallagher Centre Water Park
     
  • Auxilliary Fire Fighters

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
Email:
Fax:  (306)786-6880

For further information and to view the job descriptions, visit Employment.          

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

 

 

 
Gallagher Centre Water Park
Youth Swim Night

Gallagher Centre Water Park
Youth Swim Night

Friday, March 28, 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