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City of Yorkton News
April 23 to April 29, 2009

 



 

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Public Notice
Assessment Roll
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 2009 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following days:  March 5 to May 4, 2009, inclusive. 

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 Secretary to the Board of Revision, City of Yorkton, P.O. Box 400, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3 on or before the 4th day of May, 2009. 

Properties with a Roll No. starting with 04952 may file an appeal on or before May 19, 2009 (this is due to a correction of the neighourhood code where Amended Assessment Notices were sent on March 19, 2009).

For further information please contact, Kathy Ritchie, City Assessment Co-ordinator at 786-1736.

Lonnie Kaal – Assessor
City of Yorkton

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 11/2009

The Council of the City of Yorkton, pursuant to Sections 8(1)(g) and 13 of The Cities Act, hereby gives notice of its intention to pass Bylaw No. 11/2009, which provides for the permanent closure of one laneway in Block 1, Plan No. 00Y10405.

The proposed bylaw 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 8, 2009.

View Bylaw 11/2009

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday May 11, 2009 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 7, 2009 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:

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 12/2009

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. 12/2009, which is an amendment to City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 to reduce the minimum lot width requirements for Duplex, Semi-Detached and Single Detached Dwellings in the R-5 Mixed Density Zoning District. The proposed reduction in minimum lot widths is intended to allow for the creation of smaller lots within the City’s older neighbourhoods.

The proposed zoning bylaw 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 8, 2009.

View Bylaw 12/2009

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday May 11, 2009 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 7, 2009 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 11, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 
Request for Tender - Queen St. WTP
Process & Building Mechanical

Sealed bids clearly marked "City of Yorkton, Queen Street WTP, Contract 4:  Process & Building Mechanical" will be received up to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2009 and should be sent to:

Associated Engineering
1 - 2225 Northridge Dr.
Saskatoon, SK
S7L 6X6

The work involves the construction of process and building mechanical work for the Queen Street Water Treatment Plant.

Contract Documents may be examined at the Associated Engineering offices located in Saskatoon and Regina and the Construction Association.

Contract Documents will be available for pickup by interested General Contractors at the offices of Associated Engineering in Saskatoon on or after Thursday, March 12, 2009 upon deposit of $100.00 per set, GST included. Deposits will be refunded only to those General Contractors submitting bona fide bids.  An electronic copy (PDF) of the Contract Documents is available at no charge.

Technical inquiries by bidders are to be directed to Shengtao Weng, P.Eng., via e-mail at wengs@ae.ca.

Bids must be accompanied by the specified Bid Bond and Consent of Surety Company payable to the City of Yorkton.

The lowest or any bid will not necessarily be accepted.

Owner Address
Box 400
37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3
Engineer Address
1 - 2225 Northridge Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7L 6X6

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.

Enquiries regarding the tendering procedure and particulars should be directed to:

Shengtao Weng, P.Eng., Associated Engineering
Ph: (306)653-2137 ext. 222
Fx: (306)242-4904
E-mail: wengs@ae.ca

 

 

 
Request for Proposals
Kinsmen Arena Conceptual Design Study

Please send sealed proposal clearly marked:
Kinsmen Arena Conceptual Design Study
to:
Department of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3

by: 4:00 PM on Friday April 24, 2009

DETAILS OF PROPOSAL:
Kinsmen Arena Conceptual Design Study

The scope of the work shall include:

  • Conceptual plans for improvements to the existing facility.
  • These improvements will include, but may not be limited to:
    • The addition of a new lobby including a second floor mezzanine.
    • The addition of dressing rooms, storage and other related rooms.
    • The upgrade of the existing dressing rooms, storage, meeting room, lobby and other existing amenities.
    • An addition of a second ice surface and related improvements.
  • Determination of capital costs associated to the improvements.
  • Determination of operating costs related to the improvements.
  • PST must be included in the bid price, if required.
  • GST must be reflected separately.

Conditions of Proposal:

  • Proposals shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for sixty (60) calendar days following the date specified for proposal closing.
  • Proposals received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and be returned unopened.
  • The City reserves the right to accept any proposal submitted in whole or in part, or to reject any or all proposals and to waive any irregularities.
  • Lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted.

Subject to budget and funding approval.

SPECIFICATION PACKAGES & SUPPLEMENTARY CONDITIONS
Available at:
Department of Leisure Services
2nd Floor, Yorkton City Hall
37 3rd Avenue North
Yorkton, SK

CONTACT PERSON:
Enquiries regarding the proposal procedure and particulars should be directed to:
Darcy McLeod, Director of Leisure Services
Phone: 306-786-1750;  Fax: 306-786-6880;  e-mail:

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Urban Youth Sport Co-ordinator

The City of Yorkton is seeking an organized, self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to be our Urban Youth Sport Co-ordinator.

This full time position involves the initiation, development and delivery of sport opportunities to Urban Youth and under-represented populations in Yorkton.  It also involves the development and maintenance of community partnerships, as well as funding opportunities.  Evenings and weekends occasionally required.

Applicants should possess:

  • Related education in Sports Administration, Physical Education, Recreation & Leisure Management and/or related experience;
  • Knowledge of Urban Youth initiatives;
  • Knowledge of development and delivery of sport programming;
  • Ability to seek out and obtain grant funding;
  • Ability to establish and maintain partnerships with community partners and organizations;
  • Self-motivated with exceptional organizational skills;
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills;
  • Competent computer skills.

The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package.  For further information and a complete job fact sheet, visit our employment page.

If interested, please submit a detailed resume complete with references by 4:00 p.m. local time, Friday April 24, 2009 to:

City of Yorkton
Director of Human Resources
37 -3rd Avenue North
Yorkton, SK
S3N 2W3

We thank all those interested, but only those selected for interview will be contacted.

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Deer Park Labourer I - Seasonal

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR
THREE DEER PARK LABOURER I – SEASONAL POSITIONS
LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT

The City of Yorkton is a great place to work and if you enjoy a busy and challenging work environment, we encourage you to apply for one of the Seasonal Deer Park Labourer I positions with the Leisure Services Parks Department. 

Reporting to the Golf Course Superintendent, the Deer Park Labourer I performs a wide variety of operational and maintenance tasks related to the execution of golf course maintenance.  This includes but is not limited to the operation of equipment and activities generally associated with turf grass maintenance. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Operation of Turf grass maintenance equipment, Golf utility vehicle, chainsaw, string trimmer and other related equipment.
  • Ability to perform necessary scheduled maintenance on equipment.
  • Perform manual labour duties and under varied weather conditions.
  • Comply with OH&S Act and Regulations, using every reasonable precaution to prevent workplace injury.
  • Ability to work courteously and cooperatively with the general public and other City staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade XII Education
  • Good Public relations skills
  • Self-starter and demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Possess and maintain a valid class 5 driver’s license
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance

HOURS OF WORK:
Shift work including weekends.  Full Time for approximately 28 weeks.

SALARY:
The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package.  Interested applicants may forward their resume, complete with three references, by 4:30 pm April 24, 2009 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
Deer Park Labourer II - Seasonal

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF
 DEER PARK LABOURER II – SEASONAL
LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT

The City of Yorkton is a great place to work and if you enjoy a busy and challenging work environment, we encourage you to apply for the Seasonal Deer Park Labourer II position with the Leisure Services Parks Department.

 Reporting to the Golf Course Superintendent, the Deer Park Labourer II performs a wide variety of operational and maintenance tasks related to the execution of golf course maintenance.  This includes but is not limited to the operation of equipment and activities generally associated with turf grass maintenance. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Operation of Turf grass maintenance equipment, Golf utility vehicle, chainsaw, string trimmer and other related equipment.
  • Ability to perform necessary scheduled maintenance on equipment.
  • Perform manual labour duties and under varied weather conditions.
  • Comply with OH&S Act and Regulations, using every reasonable precaution to prevent workplace injury.
  • Ability to work courteously and cooperatively with the general public and other City staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade XII Education
  • Good Public relations skills
  • Self-starter and demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Possess and maintain a valid class 5 driver’s license
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance

HOURS OF WORK:
Shift work including weekends.  Full Time for 30 weeks.

SALARY:
The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package.  Interested applicants may forward their resume, complete with three references, by 4:30 pm April 24, 2009 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.

 

 

 
Household Hazardous Waste Day

Household Hazardous Waste Day
Come join us at the
Kinsmen Recycle Centre (144 Ball Rd)
May 2, 2009
       9:00AM until 3:00PM

The Yorkton Solid Waste Management Committee in partnership with SARCAN will be hosting a “Household Hazardous Waste Day”.  With financial support from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, Household Hazardous Waste Day is a pilot program which allows 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 Yorkton:

    • 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, cell phone, 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, and
    • tires

Bring in all your household hazardous wastes to 144 Ball Road on May 2nd for proper disposal.

Recycling in Yorkton

Rethink/Reduce/Reuse/Recycle

For information on your solid waste needs call:
Saskatchewan Abilities Council – 782-2463
Ottenbreit Sanitation Services 2002 Ltd – 783-6995
City of Yorkton Landfill – 786-7499
SARCAN Recycling – 782-4213
Prairie Harvest Employment (Blue Box Program) – 786-1840

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Director of H. R. - Maternity Leave
Applications are invited for A Director of Human Resources, Maternity Leave August 2009 to December 2010

The City of Yorkton is an affordable, progressive community experiencing excellent growth!  We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated Human Resources Professional for a maternity leave.  This position will provide strategic leadership and guidance in all areas of employee and labour relations.  If you would like the opportunity to be instrumental in developing a positive work culture and working closely with a management team in providing new opportunities for employees we encourage you to consider joining our team.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Build and maintains positive working relationships with Unions and Out-of-Scope employees;
  • Provides advice, guidance and support to the Management Team in all areas including succession planning, employee recognition, performance management, discipline, and conflict resolution;
  • Works with employee focus groups to review and create positive, progressive HR policies and ensures compliance with labour legislation, policies and collective agreements;
  • Investigates and participates in grievance resolution and arbitration hearings if necessary;
  • Assists with compensation, job evaluations, benefits and internal equity issues;
  • Responsible for research and analysis including compensation surveys and document preparation for collective bargaining;
  • Administers the HRIS database for municipal employees;
  • Responsible for recruitment and retention initiatives and strategies, employee orientation, overseeing the Benefit Program, WCB Claims, Return-to-Work and accommodation programs and working with OHS Committees;
  • Facilitate and coordinate ongoing training and development opportunities for employees.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possess a degree with a specialty in HR, an HR diploma or equivalent education and experience with at least 5 years of HR generalist experience;
  • Preference given to those candidates possessing Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation;
  • Excellent Interpersonal and problem solving skills;
  • Work in collaboration, strong communication and team building skills;
  • Experience in use of HRIS, job evaluations and Web-based tools;
  • A valid class 5 Saskatchewan driver’s license;
  • RCMP security clearance.

Yorkton is located in the heart of the parkland and provides a great quality of life providing comfort and affordability that are second to none.  The City has a comprehensive Benefit Program and has Big City amenities with many opportunities for community involvement and youth participation.  The City prides itself on leadership development and in providing ongoing professional development for its employees.

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity and wish to apply for this position, please submit your resume complete with three references by Friday, May 8, 2009 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.

 

 

 
Win your 2009 Season Pass

 

You could win your 2009 Season Pass from Deer Park Golf Course!

Click Here to view the Contest Details in Adobe PDF format

 

 

 
2009 Water Main Flushing Program

The Public Works Department will commence a water main flushing program on Sunday, May 3, 2009 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 water color returns to normal.

If further information is required, please contact the Public Works Department at
786-1760 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

 

 
Our Lakes Need Your Help

 

Please do your part to fight algae, buy phosphorus-free products

Click Here to view the details in Adobe PDF format

 

 

 
Inspection of Firestop Systems

 

Attend a Free workshop covering "Inspection of Firestop Systems"

Click Here to view the details in Adobe PDF format