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February 5 to February 11, 2009

 




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Public Notice of Intent to Apply
for Alteration of Municipal Boundaries

Pursuant to Section 43 of The Cities Act, the City of Yorkton hereby gives notice of its intention to apply for an alteration of its municipal boundaries to incorporate land currently under the jurisdiction of the Rural Municipality of Orkney No. 244 as shown on the attached map and described as follows:

Legal Description of Rural Municipality of Orkney No. 244 Lands in proposed Annexation Area.

  • All those portions of the SE ¼ of Section 27 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the SW ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 26 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the SW ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 25 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the NE ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 22 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of Section 23 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All those portions of Section 24 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All those portions of Section 13 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the NW ¼ of Section 8 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying north of the CNR railroad in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the NE ¼ of Section 8 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the SE ¼ of Section 8 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying north of the CNR railroad in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the NW ¼ and NE ¼ of Section 9 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the NW ¼ of Section 10 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the NW ¼, NE ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 12 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All those portions of the NW ¼ and NE ¼ of Section 27 in Twp. 25, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the NW ¼ and NE ¼ of Section 26 in Twp. 25, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All those portions of the NE ¼ of Section 25 in Twp. 25, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244

The purpose of the proposed alteration is to provide sufficient lands within the City of Yorkton to accommodate continuing residential, commercial, industrial and institutional development, as well as to protect potential future areas of expansion from incompatible land uses developed to rural rather than urban design and engineering standards.

Any person who wishes to object to the proposed boundary alteration may file a written objection, within four weeks of the last publication of this notice, stating clearly the reason(s) for their opposition.  This notice must be received be received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 by the City Clerk of the City of Yorkton at the address below:

Bonnie Schenher, City Clerk
Box 400,
37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan  S3N 2W3

 View the complete proposal

The complete proposal can also be viewed at the City Hall 2nd Floor office of Roger Hunter, Director of Planning and Engineering between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday February 2nd, 2009, through to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 10th, 2009, Monday to Friday.

Dated at the City of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, this 27th day of January, 2009.
Bonnie Schenher
City Clerk
Phone: (306) 786-1717
Email:

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 3/2009

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. 3/2009, which is an amendment to City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 to change the zoning of Lots 23-32, Block 8, Plan S700, civically known as 31 Duncan Street West, from R-3 Medium Density Residential to CZ Contract Zone. The proposed Contract Zone intends to: provide for a relaxation in the number of required parking stalls from 35 to 26; allow for a maximum of 6 parking stalls in the front yard; eliminate the requirement for parking islands in the rear yard; and provide for the Permitted Use of a Planned Unit Development (consisting of three, eight unit apartment dwellings).

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 February 6, 2009.

 View Bylaw 3/2009

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday February 9, 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 February 5, 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. 4/2009

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. 4/2009, which is an amendment to City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 to reduce the required minimum side yard setback of an accessory building for Lot 33, Block 33, Registered Plan 63Y00274, civically known as 31 Northfield Bay, from 3.0m to 0.3m.

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 February 6, 2009.

View Bylaw 4/2009

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday February 9, 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 February 5, 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. 5/2009

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. 5/2009, which is an amendment to City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 to reduce the minimum side yard setback for a two-storey single detached dwelling for Lot 56, Block 22, Registered Plan 99Y04947, civically known as 75 Smith Street West, from 1.8m to 1.0m.

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 February 6, 2009.

View Bylaw 5/2009

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday February 9, 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 February 5, 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. 6/2009

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. 6/2009, which is an amendment to City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 to reduce the minimum lot width for a single detached dwelling in the R-5 Mixed Density zoning district for Lot 1, Block 1, Registered Plan Z5855, civically known as 98 Independent Street, from 15.0m to 13.1m.

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 February 6, 2009.

View Bylaw 6/2009

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday February 9, 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 February 5, 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 February 9, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 
Invitation to Bid
North Industrial Water Supply – Phase 2

Sealed bids marked "Bid for City of Yorkton, North Industrial Water Supply - Phase 2" will be received up to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at the City of Yorkton, Box 400, 37 -Third Avenue North, Yorkton, SK  S3N 2W3.

The work involves the installation of approximately 5700 m of 500 mm diameter potable water supply main and associated appurtenances.

Contract Documents may be examined at the City of Yorkton.

Contract Documents will be available for pickup by interested General Contractors at the City of Yorkton on or after Thursday, February 5, 2009 upon deposit of $100.00 per set, GST included.

Technical inquiries by bidders are to be directed to Fran Brimacombe at (306) 786-1734 or e-mail at .

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:

Fran Brimacombe
City of Yorkton
P.O. Box 400
37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, SK  S3N 2W3
Tel:  (306) 786-1734
Fax:  (306) 786-6880
E-mail:

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Deputy Fire Chief

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF
DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF – PREVENTION AND PUBLIC EDUCATION

Working under the general supervision of the Fire Chief, the City of Yorkton Fire Protective Services invites applications for the position of Deputy Fire Chief – Prevention and Public Education. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out Fire Inspections/Code Enforcement within the municipal boundaries as related to the National Building and Fire Codes, and the Municipal Bylaws.
  • Research, interpret, and provide information as it relates to the National Building and Fire Codes.
  • Provide public education and relations on behalf of the Department to the general public.
  • Carry out fire investigations and compile documentation and reports for the Fire Department and the Office of the Fire Commissioner.
  • Assist with the development and recommendations for the annual Fire Prevention Budget along with the overall Fire Department Operating and Capital Budgets.
  • Develop for approval, guidelines and procedures for Fire Prevention, Inspections, and Public Education as well as all other Department guidelines and procedures.
  • Schedule meetings and attendance for Public Education activities.
  • Liaise closely with D/C Training and Operations regarding the deployment of fire fighting crews at/to various times and/or locations.
  • Act as Duty On-Call Chief Officer for a seven (7) day period on a rotating basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 diploma.
  • Must possess and maintain a Valid Class 5 Provincial driver’s license with an air brake endorsement.
  • 10 years Fire Fighting experience, including 5 years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Must possess or obtain the following qualifications:

    NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter Certification Level II
    NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator
    NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Level II
    NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector & Plan Examiner Level II
    NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator Level III
    NFPA 1035 Public Fire & Life Safety Educator Level I and/or
           NFPA 1041 Fire Services Instructor Level I
    Incident Command System 300

  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Most possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.
  • A complete and comprehensive knowledge of Fire Department activities, including fire prevention, public safety education, emergency measures experience, fire and emergency response with the ability to lead and direct emergency incidents is required.  Preference will be given to candidates with a Business Administration Degree/Certificate and/or Certificate in Fire Service Management.

The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package.  Interested applicants may forward their resume, complete with three references, by 4:30pm February 27th, 2009 to:

City of Yorkton        
Human Resources Department
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, SK   S3N 2W3
Email:
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.