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City of Yorkton News
September 11 to September 17, 2008



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Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

Protective Services Commission
The next meeting of the Protective Services Commission will be held on:

Date:
September 16, 2008
Time:
7:00 a.m.
Location:

Meeting Room “A” - City Hall

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 33/2008

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. 33/2008, which exempts Heavy Industrial Uses from building height requirements and deletes exterior building facade covering requirements for the MI-2 Heavy Industrial 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 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday September19, 2008.

To view Bylaw No. 33/2008, visit Public Notices.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, September 22, 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 September 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:

 

 

 
Next Council Meeting
The next council meeting will be held on September 22, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Water Works Manager

Applications Are Invited For The Position Of
     Water Works Manager

Yorkton is seeking a key player for its Environmental Services Management Team.  If you are interested in a high quality of life and a low cost of living, then Yorkton will appeal to you.  Located on the Yellowhead Highway, Yorkton is a vibrant and progressive community of approximately 16,000 people serving as a hub to the beautiful Parkland region.  Due to its large trading area, Yorkton has many larger city amenities and provides the quality of life of a smaller community.

Reporting to the Director of Environmental Services, the Water Works Manager is responsibility is to provide front line technical support and primary supervision for the Water Treatment Plant, Pollution Control Plant and Landfill. The Water Works Manager will supervise analytical laboratory work for operations, process and quality control, co-ordinates the mainline flushing program with the Sewer and Water Foreman, manage the bio-solids application, oversees personnel administration, budget preparation, control and reporting systems and landfill operations.

The Water Works Manager 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.  The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A diploma in Civil Engineering or Water Science Technology or equivalent.
  • Possess or be able to obtain Saskatchewan Environment Certification in: Wastewater Treatment Class 4, Water Treatment Class 3, Water Distribution Class 3, Wastewater Collection Class 3.
  • Obtain Fireman’s Certification.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a working knowledge of; analytical lab equipment, procedures, quality control, computer spreadsheet and word processing programs, as well as, excellent verbal, written and supervisory skills.
  • A high degree of personal initiative, good planning and organizational skills.
  • Five years experience with at least two years at the supervisory level demonstrating a thorough knowledge of water and wastewater.
  • Eligibility for membership in SASTT.
  • A team player fostering positive communication with staff, contractors and citizens.
  • 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.  For further information and a complete job fact sheet visit Employment.

Please submit a detailed resume to:

Director of Human Resources
Box 400 – 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3
Fax:  786–6880
Email: 

This position will remain open until it is filled.

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

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Auxiliary Fire Fighter

The City of Yorkton Fire Department
invites applications for the position of
Auxiliary Fire Fighter

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.  If you are interested in a new challenge and in expanding your life skills, these positions provide for a stimulating team building opportunity. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
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
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must be 18 years of age, in good physical and mental health and must successfully complete a physical fitness test.  RCMP security clearance and a valid driver’s license is also required.  Preference will be given to those possessing current C.P.R., First Aid, and N.F.P.A. or related training / certification.

HOURS OF WORK:
These are paid on call positions with weekly training provided at the Fire Hall.  On-call hours include Monday through Friday 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., evenings, weekends and statutory holidays.

If you have any questions please contact the Deputy Chief of Training and Operations at 786-1797 or submit a detailed resume to:

Director of Human Resources
City of Yorkton
Box 400, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3
Email:
Fax: (306) 786-6880

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

 

 

 
Recovery of Unused
Prearranged Burial Lots

Leisure Services is in the process of recovering unused prearranged lots in the City of Yorkton Cemetery on King Street, which were purchased prior to 1950.   If you are listed as the purchaser or next of kin, please contact our office prior to September 22, 2008 to advise us if you are still intending on keeping this lot. If we do not hear from you or your representative by this date, we will proceed with an application to the provincial registrar for a declaration that interment rights have been abandoned.

 Block

 Lot

 Grave

 Purchase Date

Purchaser

Next of Kin

2

61

D

1918

D.J. Cahill

 

3

11

A

1919

Jas Beatty

 

3

95

D

1907

Jane Hole

 

3

9

C

1920

E. Shaddock

 

3

9

D

1920

E. Shaddock

 

3

83

A

Unknown

N.T Clarke

 

5

27

D

1939

R.F. Laue

 

6

16

A

1905

John Large

 

6

16

B

1905

John Large

 

6

16

C

1905

John Large

 

8

20

A

1920

R.T. Cowan

 

9

90

A

1929

Mrs. B.F Patrick

 

11

18

A

1946

Robert Priestly

 

In accordance with section 52 of The Cemeteries Act 1999, the City of Yorkton may apply to the provincial registrar for a declaration that the interment rights in a lot have been abandoned. The registrar may declare the interment rights to be abandoned if the registrar is satisfied that:

  • The lot has not been used for interment purposes
  • The City has not heard from the buyer or the buyers personal representative, for 20 years
  • Reasonable efforts have been made to locate the buyer or the buyers personal representative have failed.

If you have any questions, or comments, feel free to contact Leisure Services at 786-1750, or drop by the Department Office located at 37 Third Avenue North. 

 

 

 
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

 
September 1 to September 30

Monday to Friday  
Saturday  

8:00 am to 7:00 pm
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. 

 

 

 
Public Works Department
Equipment for Sale

1995 Caterpillar 938F Wheel Loader SN: 72V14005, 3116 Engine, 20.5R25 Tires, KAT quick attach, 3 yard bucket, 13500Hrs.
Asking $55000.00

1991 Caterpillar 140G VHP Motor Grader SN: 72V14005, 3306 Engine, 1400R-24 Tires, 14ft Moldboard, Blade Lift Accumulators, Rear Scarifier, 14000Hrs.
Asking $85000.00

1988 Dodge LE150 Half Ton, SN: 1B7HDI4Y3J5715213, 318 Engine, Automatic, Air, Tilt, Cruise, 163460Kms.
Asking $1200.00

1977 Ford F600 3-Ton, SN: F60BCX83730, 300-6 Cylinder Engine, 4-Speed Standard, Dump Box, 116458Kms.
FOR PARTS ONLY, TAKING OFFERS.

All vehicles are in “AS IS, WHERE IS” condition. No warranty will be included with any of the vehicles and the purchaser will be notified of any known problems with the vehicle prior to purchase.  For further information, contact the Public Works Dept. at 786-1760.
 

 

 

 
Self-Guide Walking Tours

The City of Yorkton Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission invites you to take the following two Self-Guided Walking Tours:

  • The Cemetery Walking Tour  ($3.00 for the book)
  • The Heritage Property Walking Tour (Free)

Books available at City Hall, Tourism, Western Development Museum and Frameworks on Broadway.