City of Yorkton News
August 6 to August 12, 2009

 




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Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on August 24, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 
Request for Tenders
North Sanitary Sewer Trunk Main


Request for Tenders
North Sanitary Sewer Trunk Main

Sealed bids marked "Bid for City of Yorkton, North Sanitary Sewer Trunk Main" will be received at the offices of Associated Engineering, #1-2225 Northridge Drive, Saskatoon, SK  S7L 6X6 up to Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

The work involves the installation of approximately 5,600 m of 750mm diameter sanitary sewer pipe and associated appurtenances.

Contract Documents may be examined at the offices of Associated Engineering, Saskatoon.

Contract Documents will be available for pickup by interested General Contractors at the offices of Associated Engineering, #1-2225 Northridge Drive, Saskatoon, SK  S7L 6X6 on or after Friday, July 31, 2009 upon deposit of $200.00 per set, GST included. Deposits will be refunded only to those General Contractors submitting bona fide bids.

Technical inquiries by bidders are to be directed to Darren Anholt, P.Eng.

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.

Contact for Owner      Contact for Engineer
Fran Brimcombe, A.Sc.T.      Darren Anholt, P.Eng.
City of Yorkton      Associated Engineering
37 - 3rd Avenue North      #1 - 2225 Northridge Dr
Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3      Saskatoon, SK S7L 6X6

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Casual Lifeguard II

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.
  • 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 10 education or equivalency
  • Bronze Cross
  • Standard First Aid/CPR-C or Aquatic Emergency Care
  • National Lifeguard Service Award
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Pool Operator's Certificate is preferred
  • Physical fitness needs to be maintained
  • Basic understanding of pool operation
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance

Salary: Will be $14.77-$15.87 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

Interested applicants may forward their resume including three references to:

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

These positions will remain open until filled.

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

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Casual 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 10 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 $16.29 - $17.50 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.

Interested applicants may forward their resume including three references to:

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

These positions will remain open until filled.

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

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Community Grant Writer (Contracted)

The City of Yorkton invites applications for a Grant Writer to be proactive in researching and applying for new and existing funding opportunities for the City of Yorkton.

The Grant Writer will research, assess and write grant proposals for external funding sources, working in conjunction with the various departments of the City of Yorkton.  You must have 2 - 5 Years experience in grant research and writing and be familiar with Federal, Provincial, Public and Private agencies, services and programs.  The Grant Writer must have a good understanding of Municipal Government including knowledge of the City of Yorkton operations. This position will be a key player in developing detailed plans of action for identifying external grant sources, maintaining detailed records of submissions, deadlines and follow-up and analysis. Candidates must possess excellent public relations, written and oral communication skills.

If you are interested in providing professional grant application writing for the City of Yorkton, we invite you to take on this challenging position and would appreciate your detailed resume complete with three references by Friday, August 28, 2009 to:

Tricia Strutynski,
Director of Human Resources,
P.O. Box 400, Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3 or
Email:  

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

 

 

 
S-CAPE 2009

Summer Cultural Arts and Physical Activity Experiences
Sports, games, crafts, special guests, field trips and more

July 2 – August 14, 2009

For Children Ages 6 – 12

Earth Explorers
Ages 6 - 8
Tuesday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to NOON

World Travelers
Ages 9 – 12
Monday to Thursday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Locations
Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Gallagher Centre Flexihall

Cost
$2.00 drop-in fee per session or $50.00 for a summer pass

For more information contact our summer programmers
Carrie, Kacey, Lindsay or Sarah at:
783-8009

 

 

 
Message from the
Yorkton Fire Protective Services

It is very important that homes and businesses in Yorkton have the address of their home or business located where emergency personnel can easily view it when driving past.  The numbers need to be located on the address side of the home or business, using a minimum 4” lettering in a shade easily distinguishable from the color of the building.  Having the numbers located on multiple sides of your home or business can confuse emergency personnel and delay an emergency response when time is a crucial factor.

 

 

 
Public Works
Equipment for Sale

The following vehicles will be sold by sealed bid:

Item Number 1 is in running drivable condition, and purchaser will be notified of any current mechanical problems.  There will be no warranty included for this vehicle; it is sold “AS IS”:

  1. 1997, Ford Aerostar van, white, VIN 1FTDA14VxVZA94389, V6, auto, rear shelving, 190620km

Items Numbered 2 through 8 will be sold “AS IS, WHERE IS” for parts only:

  1. 1981, Ford Fairmont Futura, VIN 1FABP22BXBK220418
  2. 1986, Dodge Caravan, VIN 2B4FK41G3HR212185
  3. 1989, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, VIN 1G3WRIIT3KD399822
  4. 1989, Pontiac Tempest, VIN 1G7LT51TXLY705449
  5. 1990, Mercury Sable, VIN 1MECM50V0LG621377
  6. 1991, Pontiac Bonneville, VIN 1G2HX5315N1222346
  7. 1998, Ford Windstar, VIN 2FMZA5144WBE10046

Sealed bids will be received by the Public Works Department until 1:00 p.m. August 17, 2009.  Please mark make of vehicle on outside of envelope.

If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment to view any of the vehicles listed above please call 786-1760.

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Director of Planning and Engineering

As a result of our Director of Planning and Engineering announcing his retirement for early December 2009, the City of Yorkton is actively recruiting to find a replacement to start November 2009.  Upon successful recruitment to the position, an earlier start date will most certainly be considered.  Located on the Yellowhead Highway, Yorkton is a progressive community of approximately 17,000 people serving as a hub to the Parkland region.  Due to its large trading area, Yorkton has many larger city amenities while still providing the quality of life of a smaller community.  The City of Yorkton is seeking a key player for its management team to positively enhance the major growth we are currently experiencing.  The Director of Planning and Engineering will lead our growing community through many interesting and challenging initiatives related to the implementation of a sound plan for growth and development.  Reporting directly to the City Manager, this position is responsible for the City’s Municipal Planning Services, specifically the ongoing review and application of the Development Plan and Zoning Bylaw.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the processes required for land use planning, sub-division approvals, development and zoning control; including overseeing the Building Inspection Division.
  • Directs controls and administers the efficient operation of the Planning & Engineering function, overseeing the planning and construction of the City infrastructure in accordance with good engineering practices.
  • Co-ordinates the short and long range planning and budgeting, as well as policy development of the City as it relates to Engineering and Planning.
  • Directs the City’s land use planning activities through the development of policies, plans and programs for the approval of the City Manager and Council.
  • Act as authorized Development Officer (as defined by the Planning and Development Act) in the administration of the Zoning Bylaw.
  • Responsible for implementation of programs and policies for the provision of these services.
  • Arrange and participate in discussions with businesses, citizens and professional groups, regarding planning legislation and programs to include downtown revitalization, urban development initiatives, and development regulations.
  • Establish and maintain programs that guarantee community involvement in the planning process through such endeavors as community planning meetings on plans and development, speaking to various organizations, preparing or commissioning professional planning/engineering studies and sharing these then appropriate with the public at large.
  • As required represent the City at meetings with private and public organizations or commissions, maintaining membership in appropriate professional groups and associations, and develop contact with other City Planning and Engineering Departments to keep informed and abreast of current practices, technical advancements, and legislative development in the Province.
  • Acting as an Advisor to City Council, Administration, the Municipal Planning Commission and the Business Improvement District;
  • Prepare reports, recommendations, policies and project proposals; Conduct research on development issues, carry out urban design projects and follow through on the Downtown Redevelopment Plan serving as a visionary in local and regional planning initiatives.

Qualifications

  • A  Degree in Urban or Regional Planning or related profession
  • Ideally 3 to 5 years in either discipline in a Municipal setting.
  • Possession of or qualification for CIP / APCPS Membership.
  • Possess sound knowledge of Provincial Legislation
  • Thorough knowledge of the Planning and Development Act.
  • Possess strong knowledge of the principals and practices of municipal bylaws
  • Strong public speaking and communication skills.
  • Strong computer and software skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to be a strong team player and work to coordinate community planning needs with members of City Council, City Administration, and the Municipal Planning Commission.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Provincial driver’s license.  Must possess and maintain R.C.M.P. security clearance.

SALARY:

$75,129.60 - $89,752.00

If this challenging position interests you, please submit a covering letter with a detailed resume and three references.  This position shall remain open until a qualified candidate is selected.

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

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

 

 

 
Request for Proposals
UTV Side by Side Vehicle


Request for Proposals
UTV Side by Side Vehicle

Sealed Proposals marked "UTV Side by Side Vehicle” will be received at Department of Leisure Services, City of Yorkton, Box 400, Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3, no later than 4:00 P.M. Central Standard Time, Friday, August 7, 2009.

DETAILS:
Please supply the following information:

  • cc
  • engine type
  • cooling system
  • transmission
  • ground clearance
  • drive
  • suspension type
  • brakes
  • tire size

OPTIONAL CLAUSES:
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 RFP procedure, for site inspection and/or for any other particulars should be directed to:

Brian Dudar, Parks and ArenaManager
Phone: 786-1754
Fax: 786-6880
e-mail:

Complete copies of the Request for Proposal can be obtained from the Department of Leisure Services on the second floor of Yorkton City Hall

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

 

 

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