City of Yorkton News
May 8 to May 14, 2008  



Past articles can be found in the Archives.

 


 

 
Public Notice
Assessment Roll

Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to subsection 187(1) of The Cities Act, the assessment roll for the City of Yorkton for the year 2008 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following days:  April 24 to May 23, 2008.

A bylaw pursuant to section 184(2) of The Cities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required.

Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment or classification to the Board of Revision is required to file his or her appeal with:  The Assessor, City of Yorkton, P.O. Box 400, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3 by the 23rd day of May, 2008.

For further information please contact, Kim Durdin, City Assessment Co-ordinator at 786-1736.

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 9/2008

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. 9/2008 to permit the construction of a 111.52m2 (1,200 sq. ft.) garage at 338 Fourth Ave. North so the owner can store his vehicles and recreational equipment in a secure building and out of the weather.

  

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 May 9, 2008.

To view Bylaw No. 9/2008, visit Public Notices.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday May 12, 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 May 8, 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 May 12, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 
Job Opportunity
RCMP Clerk-Steno

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR
RCMP CLERK-STENO
 (1 Year Temporary Full-Time Position until May 2009)
AT THE YORKTON MUNICIPAL R.C.M.P. DETACHMENT

The City of Yorkton is recruiting for a temporary Full-Time RCMP Clerk Steno.  This is a full-time position with the candidate required to perform independent clerical work in the police department, which is relatively complex in nature.  This employee will be responsible for maintaining police files, typing various reports and other correspondence.  This position involves substantial contact with the public.  The employee must be familiar with a wide range of policies and procedures to adequately assist the general public.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Adhere to confidentiality regulations and procedures.
  2. Provide information to the general public on federal and provincial statutes and municipal bylaws.
  3. Prepares reports and records information provided by members of the public professionally and accurately.
  4. Responsible for typing letters, memorandums and legal documents.
  5. Maintain files in several complex computer systems.
  6. Ability to operate R.C.M.P. radio system and maintain appropriate log.
  7. Ability to transcribe tapes from a Dictaphone.
  8. Maintain administrative and policy files.
  9. Ability to work various shifts, weekends and statutory holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Willingness to undergo and successfully pass an enhanced reliability security clearance.
  2. Successful completion from a recognized secretarial or educational facility.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  3. Strong public relations and interpersonal skills to deal with the general public inquires.
  4. Proficient use of and have a broad knowledge of computer applications, and the ability to accurately input extensive data.
  5. Significant experience in performing general clerical duties, including word processing systems.
  6. Must be willing to take an Oath of Confidentiality.
  7. Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver’s license.

SALARY       
The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package. 

Interested applicants may forward their resume complete with three references by 4:30pm Thursday May 15, 2008 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.

 

 

 
Request for Proposals
Provision of Engineering Services
Name of Proposal
Provision of Engineering Services

Proposals must be received by

4:00 p.m.on June 3, 2008           
 
Please send sealed proposal clearly marked:
City of Yorkton Cycling Network Plan
to:
Department of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3

DETAILS:

For design, tender, construction supervision and contract administration for a cycling network plan for the City of Yorkton

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

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:

Harry Kerr, Parks Foreman
Phone: 621-8055;  Fax: 306-786-2606;  e-mail:

 

 

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

Tender must be received by

4:00 p.m.on may 16, 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:

Proposal 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, to .

Tenders will not be considered if an on-site inspection has not been completed prior to the quotation 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 tender procedure and particulars should be directed to:

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

 

 

 
Request for Tender
Carpet Replacement - Godfrey Dean
Name of Tender
Carpet Replacement - Godfrey Dean

Tender must be received by

4:00 p.m.on may 16, 2008           
 
Please send sealed tender clearly marked:
Carpet Replacement
to:
Department of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3

DETAILS OF TENDER:

Proposal 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, to .

Tenders will not be considered if an on-site inspection has not been completed prior to the quotation 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 tender procedure and particulars should be directed to:

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

 

 

 
2008 Water Main Flushing Program

The  Public Works  Department  will commence a water main flushing program on Sunday, May 11, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.   Flushing is required to remove the rust and sediment that has accumulated in the water mains.  City crews will be flushing the mains from approximately 8:00 p.m. through to 6:00 a.m. for four or five nights until completed.  Flushing will begin in Weinmaster Park and southwest areas of the City on the first evening and move towards City centre thereafter.

During flushing, the water will contain a considerable amount of rust and sediment, and may be discolored for several hours.  The system pressure will fluctuate during the flushing period.  Both the sediment and the low pressure can cause problems in the operation of plumbing fixtures, especially air conditioning, refrigeration equipment, and water softeners.  Doing laundry is not recommended, as the discolored water will stain clothing.  For this reason, it is advisable not to use water if it is discolored unless it is absolutely necessary to do so.

Residents who live in the areas being flushed should collect containers of water beforehand for drinking and cooking, before the flushing program starts.  Residents should use as little water as possible, and should avoid drawing water into their homes.  It's best not to use your washing machine or dishwasher until the watercolor returns to normal.

If further information is required, please contact the Public Works Department at 786-1760 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

 

 
Garage Sales

Spring and Summer are the time of year for yard and garage sales.  It is illegal to place signs of any type, including those for yard sales, on boulevards, lamp posts, sidewalks or other City property.  Your best advertising is still your local newspaper.  Garage Sale signs are to be placed on your own private property for location identification.

City of Yorkton Sign Regulations Bylaw #16/2003 states the following:

  • No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to a fence, pole, tree, or any object in a public street or place.
  • No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to or standing on the ground in any public street or place.

Signs in violation of this bylaw will be picked up at owner’s expense.

Bylaw Control Dept.

 

 

 
Spring Clean-up Week

The week of Monday, May 5 to Saturday, May 10, 2008 has been declared by City Council to be “Spring Clean-Up Week”.  Residents of the City of Yorkton are requested to clean their properties and improve the image and appeal of our community.  To encourage participation, the City will waive the landfill entrance fee for residential waste  (excluding tire disposal) for cars, half-ton trucks and utility trailers for this period.

Current Hours of Operation:

OCTOBER 1 TO APRIL 30
Monday to Friday    9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
             Saturday     9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

MAY 1 TO MAY 31
Monday to Friday    8:00 am to 7:00 pm
               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.

 

 

 
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.

 

 

 
Help Preserve the Past!

The CITY OF YORKTON ARCHIVES is always seeking photographs, postcards, documents, family histories, old letters, calendars, maps and small artifacts related to the history of Yorkton and immediate area.

Call 786-1722 or write to:

Heritage Researcher, City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, SK   S3N 2W3
E-mail:

 YORKTON COLLEGIATE HOCKEY CLUB, CHAMPIONS CITY LEAGUE, 1912   

Top row: J. Magrath, Spare - C.H. Moxley Pres. - F. Christie, Wing
Centre: W. Magrath, Goal - H. Eby, C. Front - H. Chrysler, Capt Centre 
W. Tripp, R. Wing
Bottom row:  M. Magrath, Point - R. Hukins, Rover

Source: Yorkton Collegiate Hockey Club 1912 - Album # 4 Howard Jackson Collection

 

Please read the Terms of Use
Comments, Questions, Ideas
Copyright © 2017 City of Yorkton. All Rights Reserved.